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HISTORY

Helix was founded by five undergraduates at UC Berkeley in September 2017. Over the summer, they had been working as EMTs and had noticed a lack of diversity in healthcare providers at the facilities that they visited. Concerned, they looked into the issue and were surprised to discover that African Americans, Hispanics, and other ethnic minorities, despite making up 30% of the population, only comprise 10% of doctors! Something had to be done.



Around the same time, UCSF was hosting their Summer Science Camp for middle schoolers. Inspired, we thought, why not try a summer program for minorities to give them a chance to explore healthcare careers?



Thus, we founded Helix, a non-profit organization whose goal is to address the underrepresentation of minorities in healthcare by stimulating interest and providing opportunities that empower these individuals to pursue a future in medicine.

MEET THE TEAM



Nolan Pokpongkiat
Founder
Jeff Li
Founder
Maddie Wu
Founder
Daisuke Shimada
Founder
Brian Tung
Founder
Erik Chan
Founder
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OUR ADVISORS



Heather Hertema, PharmD
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Amy Garlin, MD
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Nailah Thompson, MD
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Mercedes Paredes, MD
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PARTNERS



Amy Garlin, MD
Heather Hertema, PharmD
Mercedes Paredes, MD, PhD
Eva Harris, PhD
Polina Lishko, PhD
Gustavo Valbuena, MD
Jordan Thurston
Nikko Roxas

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