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Alex Wind

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Alex Wind is a native of Evanston, Illinois, a place he still considers to be the best city on earth. He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he majored in physics and minored in computer science. While at the university, his academic interests were far-reaching and he took courses in math, chemistry, sociology, and music. In parallel with his academic interests, his research was highly varied as well. Throughout his undergradatuate years Alex conducted research at NorthShore University Health System, where he designed and prototyped a vasectomy simulation module and contributed to the development of a device used to measure blood-oxygen levels of muscle and deep tissue in real-time, The University of Chicago where he helped develop algorithms to predict population-based long-term incidences of type-II diabetes complications, and his home institution of the University of Illinois where he conducted joint research in the departments of Sociology and the College of Law, investigating the causes and effects of unequal access to justice in the United States. Following college, Alex returned to Evanston where he received a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University. His thesis measured the ability of able-bodied patients to modulate their ankle joint stiffness, a component of impedance, voluntarily in real-time. Now a medical student entering his second year at UIC, Alex is always looking for ways to innovate and improve the medical student experience through his work on the Student Curricular Board and as President of the Class of 2022 Board. Alex loves to read, write, play pinball, and watch old horror movies.

Year: M2

Area of Research: Pulmonary Critical Care

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