Ms. Chenoa N. Murray, a 2010 graduate of Paine College was awarded the ADP Scholarship her senior year. Biology major, from Atlanta, Georgia Murray is an aspiring health care professional. Upon graduation from Paine College she plans to obtain a masters degree in public health and serve as a volunteer in the Peace Corps. From a very young age Murray knew she wanted to help people. As she continued her journey through education she realized she wanted to help find cures for the many diseases that plague the world. “I want to help solve the issues of today’s society and impact tomorrow’s world”, she said. Murray has participated greatly in research since entering Paine, assisting with The Genesis Project Pilot at the Medical College of Georgia, Environmental Influence on Perceived Health Disparities (P.R.I.D.E.) at Paine College and the Heart and Stress Study at Georgia Prevention Institute.

She was also an intern in the Student Educational Enrichment Program and a Pre-Medical Honor Corps Initiative participant at the Medical College of Georgia. At Paine College, Murray boasts great academic prowess with scholastic honors such as Paine College Presidential Scholar, and ADP Scholarship recipient. “Through the research assistant component of the ADP scholarship, I’d like to focus on Public Health,” Murray said.

While at Paine she has already gained an extensive research background. Her senior research project is entitled The Effect of Mental Stress on Left Ventricular Diastolic Function in Youth, which she researched at the Medical College of Georgia. With the ADP scholarship, Murray will be working on two research projects with Paine College and the Medical College of Georgia.

“If it were not for the opportunities provided at Paine I would be a less competitive applicant for graduate school. I believe all of my courses and research have helped me prepare to receive this scholarship,” Murray said.




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