Sewanee sophomore Margaret Marye (Mimi) Boggs has earned acceptance to the Sewanee-At-Yale Directed Research Program for the summer and fall of 2012. A Psychology major on the pre-medical track, Mimi is pursuing an eventual career in psychiatry with the particular goal of providing mental health care to soldiers and their families. Thus far, Mimi has explored her interests in medicine and service through related coursework, emergency room volunteer work, and a mission trip to Nicaragua that involved provision of medical and dental care. Mimi is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, plays the trumpet in the Sewanee Jazz Ensemble, and is training to run in the Music City Half-Marathon later this month.
During her time in New Haven, Mimi will pursue a sustained research project with one or more faculty mentors at Yale, participate in weekly research meetings, and take courses of her choice from the program’s offerings—receiving academic credit for her coursework and research.
The Sewanee-At-Yale Directed Research Program is a joint venture between the Yale Child Study Center/Yale Medical School and Sewanee. This unique collaboration offers select Sewanee students the opportunity to pursue both research and coursework in the setting of a major biomedical research institution and top-tier medical school, and to experience the opportunities that such an environment offers over the extended time period of a semester plus a summer. Approved in principle by the college faculty in April 2009, the idea and support for this innovative program originate with Sewanee alumna Linda Mayes, M.D., Arnold Gesell Professor at the Child Study Center and Professor of Epidemiology, Pediatrics, and Psychology at the Yale School of Medicine. The program is sustained by her continued efforts and generosity to Sewanee and its students.
More information on the Sewanee-At-Yale Directed Research Program, including application materials, is available. Questions may be directed to Karen Yu, Associate Professor of Psychology.