Holy Cross Student Summer: Christopher Smith '22

Christopher Smith '22

The Holy Cross rising junior contributes to a COVID-19 vaccine research study as part of his summer research internship

Christopher Smith '22

Summer Plans: Intern, NY Medical College Hometown: Tillson, NY Major: Environmental Studies

Summer Plans

I am a research intern, and along with some other colleagues, I am facilitating a novel COVID-19 vaccine research study. I also attend and occasionally present at conferences about pediatric pulmonology and other research studies.

Lessons Learned

Many doctors have suggested that this vaccine study has publishing potential, so I am looking forward to that. I have also learned so much about pulmonology diagnoses and treatments, patient care and how to be successful at doing research from home.

The Holy Cross Difference

Holy Cross prepared me for my internship by instilling in me a strong work ethic and a high motivation to learn.

What's Next

This internship opportunity reinforced my aspirations of pursuing a career in medical research.

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