JacqueLENS PhD

"There have always been highly capable women wanting to be scientists." Rita Colwell, PhD


Just a passionate 26 year old starting her PhD in Clinical Translational Science. Not sure what that is?  With this blog I aim to explore the growing fields of translational science and research and how I plan to use them for the study of the eye. I will also be talking about tips and tricks for PhD applications, my path to this career, why we need more women to join our field, and showcase guest blogger voices! 


Educational Case: Giant Cell Tumor of the Bone in Both the Axial and Appendicular Skeleton.

Jacqueline K Shaia, Janet S Winston, John Campbell, Jolanta Kowalewska

Academic Pathology, 2021 Mar 8

A Pilot Study of the Impact of Virtually Embodying a Patient with a Terminal Illness

Carrie A. Elzie, Jacqueline Shaia

Medical science educator, vol. 31(2), 2021 Jan 22, pp. 665-675

Virtually Walking in a Patient’s Shoes—the Path to Empathy?

Carrie A. Elzie, Jacqueline Shaia

Medical science educator, vol. 30(4), 2020 Oct 30, pp. 1737-1739

Acute presentation of idiopathic intracranial hypertension with severe vision deficits.

Jacqueline K Shaia, Carrie Elzie

SAGE open medical case reports, 2020 Aug 22

A Novel Three‐Dimensional Drawing Activity to Learn the Dural Venous Sinuses

Jacqueline K. Shaia, Carrie Elzie

The FASEB Journal, 2020 Feb 31, pp. 1-1



Jul 16, 2021

So What is Clinical Translational Science Anyways?

I have just moved to Cleveland, Ohio and am starting a doctorate program in Clinical Translational Science at Case Western Reserve University. This past month I have been bombarded by questions  from my family and friends. “So what degree are you actua...

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Jacqueline Shaia, MS

I am a passionate student aiming to join the fight for diseases affecting vision. In the future I hope to be an academic scientist that studies diseases affecting vision and develop therapies to help improve patients' quality of life. Please feel free to reach out to me if you're interested in a collaboration, have questions, or comments!