Monday, February 16, 2015 at 10:13PM
Omolade "Lade" Sogade ’16 is a Mather House resident and Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology concentrator from Macon, Georgia. As she is also pursing a secondary field in Global Health and Health Policy, she is passionate about reducing healthcare disparities in the United States and around the world. Her interest in assessing the impact of community-based health initiatives as a means to effectively increase healthcare access and disseminate health education prompted her to participate in Community Conversations, a minority women’s health initiative in which she evaluates the success of the program from participants’ perspectives. As a student in the Tseng Lab at Joslin Diabetes Center, she is also intrigued by the biological mechanisms involved in energy homeostasis and obesity. Lade is also Community Liaison of the Harvard Nigerian Students Association, Social Chair for the Mather House Committee, and a tutor for RITE, a PBHA program for recently immigrated high school students. She eventually hopes to become a physician and to create more egalitarian health care delivery systems around the world. Lade is very grateful to have been selected for this scholarship and is excited to join this accomplished group of scholars. She hopes to honor the legacy of the two exemplary Harvard students who preceded her.