JacqueLENS PhD

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


Just a passionate 27 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! 


Ophthalmology Skills Based Education for Medical Students During COVID-19

Jacqueline K. Shaia, Abhijith Atkuru, Suzanne B. Dickinson, Carrie A. Elzie

Journal of Medical Education and Training, vol. 5(1), 2021, p. 3

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

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Blog Posts (New Posts on Tuesdays!)

Jan 11, 2022

Guest Blogger: Autumn Peterson Discussing Lab Rotations!

Hi Everyone and Happy New Years! I hope you are all healthy and safe as we begin our journey into 2022. Today I have an exciting guest blogger post to share with you written by Autumn Peterson! Autumn is a second year Biology Ph.D. Student at Georgia T...

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Dec 14, 2021

Perspectives on the P-Value

Today, I am going to be talking about the all powerful p-value. But before I continue, let me preface this by saying I am a graduate student, not a statistician and I am still in the process of learning!  Like most graduate students, I worshiped the p...

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Dec 8, 2021

Holiday Gift Ideas for the STEM People in Your Life!

Hi All, So sorry I’ve been absent recently. Exam season has been a whirlwind! I will be doing a debrief of the semester and updating you on all the things my first semester as a PhD student has taught me, but until then, I wanted to give you all holid...

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Nov 16, 2021

Imposter Who?

It took a ton of work to get into a PhD program and now that I’m here, when my peers ask what  I am studying at Case Western, I find myself saying “I’m just getting a PhD”. In my department, many of my peers are MD/PhD students, already have a medical ...

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Nov 9, 2021

Guest Blogger: Denny the Scientist!

Today I invited Denny the Scientist to be a guest blogger! Don't forget to follow Denny on Instagram at: denny.the.scientist. Denny's advice for potential and current PhD Students: If you are afraid you aren’t smart enough to start a PhD, don’t be. ...

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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!

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