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Kevin Purcell

Region: NYC: Bronx/Manhattan
Program Institution:
SUNY New Paltz


College/University: SUNY New Paltz
Major/Minor: Biology
Graduation Date: 2010

Graduate School/University: Stony Brook University & SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Graduate School Graduation Date: 2011 & 2013

Advanced Degrees/Professional Licenses: Physiology and Biophysics, Master of Public Health

Significant Professional or Academic Accomplishments: During his undergraduate years, Kevin Purcell participated in the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program at UMDNJ after his first year and the AMP/CSTEP Summer Research Program after his sophomore year working with Dr. Jennifer Waldo (Biology) on a project titled, “Recombinant Expression of Sub-Complexes of Candida Albicans Kinetochore DASH Complexes”. He was active in many student organizations, Student Association, his fraternity Omega Psi Phi and in his community. He also served as a peer mentor through the Scholars Mentorship Program, co-founded a high school mentoring program called Get Up& Get Out, and was a Resident Assistant for three years.

Kevin graduated in 2010 and continued his studies at Stony Brook University where he completed his master’s degree the following year. He then went on to SUNY Downstate Medical Center for his MPH.His program concluded with fieldwork in summer 2013 taking him to South Africa. Kevin began his first year of medical school at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio in August 2013.


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