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Unique Hayes Gets One Step Closer to Her Medical Career Dreams

February 2017

Unique HayesUnique Hayes, C'2018, is a junior biology major from New Orleans, Louisiana. As a scholar, Hayes has received many scholarships and recently added the Johnson & Johnson Stem 2D program  to her list. In addition to being recognized for her academic achievement, Hayes has conducted research that has elevated her experience at Spelman. Last year during Research Day, Hayes presented her research on non-hereditary polyposis colorectal cancer. She conducted her research with Hong Qin, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, as a part of her Biology 125 course. 

In addition to her academics and research, Hayes is very involved on campus. She serves on the executive board of The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) and she is a Student Health Empowerment (SHE) scholar. Through her leadership position with NCNW, Hayes hosts, along with her co-chairs, informational and educational workshops aimed to educate and uplift African-American men and women on sexual health, emotional health, and mental health. When Hayes is not engaging in her academics or extracurricular activities, she volunteers on the inpatient floor at the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Hughes-Spalding campus.

As Hayes continues her matriculation at Spelman, she is also working toward accomplishing her short-term and long-term goals. Her short-term goals include graduating from Spelman, attending the medical school of her choice, and growing as a person. Hayes' long-term goals include finishing medical school and being matched with a great residency program in obstetrics and gynecology. Hayes ultimately aspires to own her own medical practice. 

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