STAR 2013

Meet the Class     |     Weekly Newsletter     |     Music Video    |     Photos

Our Mission

The Ochsner STAR program provides qualified high school students, particularly those with limited means and access, a cost-free opportunity to explore the world of healthcare. Through a rigorous, hands-on summer course focusing on science, technology, academics, and research, STAR aims to engage and inspire students to pursue further education and careers in science and medicine.

STAR Class of 2013

STAR 2013 Student Scholars

 

Neill Aguiluz

Neill Aguiluz
Team Leader
Academic Outreach Coordinator

De'Jana' Parker

De'Jana' Parker
Junior Team Leader
Star Alumna 2010

 

Manahil Cheema

Manahil Cheema
Bonnabel High School

Chiara Dellihoue

Chiara Dellihoue
Edna Karr High School

Michael Denham

Michael Denham
Mandeville High School

David Dupart

David Dupart
Holy Cross School

Jacob Elnaggar

Jacob Elnaggar
Benjamin Franklin High School

Madeline Evans

Madeline Evans
Dominican High School

Kathlen Garmendia

Kathlen Garmendia
West Jefferson High School

Sharon Luc

Sharon Luc
Academy of Our Lady

Sydney Monix

Sydney Monix
Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy

Sarah Normand

Sarah Normand
Academy of the Sacred Heart

Celeste Reames

Celeste Reames
Cabrini High School

Allen Stenson

Allen Stenson
Sci Academy

Lekha Thangada

Lekha Thangada
Isidore Newman School

Sarah Wang

Sarah Wang
Benjamin Franklin High School

Jaymalisa Whatley

Jaymalisa Whatley
West Jefferson High School

Richard Williams

Richard Williams
Jesuit High School

Weekly Newsletter - The Rising Star Gazette

Each student project group compiled a newsletter for one week of the STAR Program, with the goal of recapping their experience during the previous week, offering medical terminology activities, and previewing the activities scheduled for the week ahead. These newsletters were entirely student-produced, with minor review from STAR administration prior to publishing.

Student Music Video Project

Students were tasked with writing, producing, filming, and editing a music video relating to their experiences at Ochsner and in the STAR Program. The final product was presented to family, friends, and mentors at the students' Culmination Ceremony.

"Save Me Maybe" - STAR Class of 2013 Students

Photos

Madeline Evans works in the iLab Richard Williams learns from instructor Jeannie Maloney how to perform infant CPR Students learn about Radiation Oncology from mentor Raj Mitra Linda Schellhaas teaches students yoga at Elmwood Fitness Center
Dr. Jenny Puchot explains Pharmacy to students rotating through Ochsner's new retail pharmacy Students visit Ochsner Baptist's new Women's Pavilion Dr. Richard Milani teaches students about cardiovascular wellness Students take a break from filming their video project
Students visit the Healthy Back Program at Ochsner Baptist Students visit an operating room at Ochsner Baptist Students learn about the tools and equipment used in an OR Students prepare to visit a sterile area
Dr. Li leads students through an ELISA lab protocol Jaymalisa Whatley shows off her suturing skills Ochsner/UQ medical student Caitlin Baxter teaches phlebotomy using a simulated model Ochsner/UQ medical student Andrey Pavlov teaches intubation using a simulated model
Kathlen Garmendia practices suturing using a simulated model David Dupart and other STAR students learn about Physical Therapy tools at OMC - Kenner STAR students and administrators weeded the Ochsner Community Garden at OMC - Kenner Christine Ferry teaches students about neonatal care
Madeline Evans successfully intubates a simulated model Allen Stenson & Sarah Normand learn about Physical Therapy tools at OMC - Kenner STAR students and administrators weed the Ochsner Community Garden at OMC - Kenner Sharon Luc & Kathlen Garmendia get hands-on with Ochsner Flight Care


STAR 2013 Program funded by Ochsner's Patrick Quinlan Excellence Fund