Srilakshmi (Prasanna) Vankina

Srilakshmi (Prasanna) Vankina, Medical School

2021 Scholar, Advanced Pathways to Research Program (A-PReP)

Medical School (Twin Cities)
Mentor: Anne Blaes, MD

Prasanna Vankina is currently a medical student at the UMN–Twin Cities Campus with a background in environmental history and the arts. She is interested in the relationships between primary care, cancer survivorship, and community health.

Prasanna finds joy not only in reimagining research from bench-to-bedside, but also from clinic-to-communities. She believes that the questions we ask in labs and research teams should be in dialogue with the stories, histories, and experiences that patients hold in and beyond the hospital.