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Craig Pille





Northeastern University, Boston, MA                                                        May 2016

Candidate for B.S. in Health Sciences GPA: 3.80

Activities: After School Tutor at 826 Boston, Health Disparities Student Collaborative (co-treasurer), New Visions Scholar Program, Mentoring Program at Edward M. Kennedy School for Health Careers, Campus Recreation Employee

Awards: Dean’s Scholarship, New Visions Health Care Leaders Scholarship, Honors Program, Dean’s List (Fall 2011-current)                                                                         


Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA                                Jan. 2015-present

Research Assistant

  • Joined a team of MDs, PhDs, and graduate students working on cancer and nanomedicine projects in the Center for Systems Biology
  • Validated a novel nanoplasmonic exosome assay (nPLEX) useful for cancer diagnosis and tumor response to therapy across different types of cancer including glioblastoma, pancreatic, and ovarian
  • Worked to improve the throughput of the nPLEX device using a microarray spotting system to enable multiple antibodies to be run on one chip
  •  Adhered to existing laboratory protocols to ensure validity and reproducibility of research performed

Northeastern University Campus Recreation, Boston, MA                Sept.-Dec. 2014

Facility Assistant

  • Ensured safe practices and customer satisfaction at the on campus Marino Athletic Center

SUNY Upstate University Hospital, Syracuse, NY                              June-Aug. 2014

Clinical Research Associate Volunteer

  • Collaborated with Emergency Department attending physicians, residents, nurses, EMS, and additional support staff to identify patients who qualified for one of nine research studies focused on improvement of treatment protocols and increasing knowledge on certain emergent conditions
  • Discussed research protocols with potential study participants and obtained written and verbal informed consent
  • Recorded clinical data in the form of surveys, procedure times, and provider interviews

Victory Sports Medicine and Orthopedics Skaneateles, NY                 May-Aug. 2014

Student Intern

  • Learned the daily responsibilities of a sports medicine specialist and support staff in clinical and surgical scenarios
  • Witnessed a wide range of orthopedic procedures including total knee arthroplasty, rotator cuff repair, ACL reconstruction, biceps tenodesis, distal biceps tendon reattachment, knee subchondroplasty, and in-clinic injections
  • Conducted histories and pre-exam interviews by establishing rapport with patients through friendly conversation  

Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy Associates, Boston, MA     July 13- Apr 14

Physical Therapy Aide

  • Interacted with a physical therapy team in a high volume outpatient clinic to maximize patient care and better understand the management of a healthcare clinic
  • Directed patients’ exercise routines, coached correct form, and provided clarification and constructive feedback; balanced time between multiple patients at once so all experienced quality care
  • Observed the safe use of PT modalities, such as electrical stimulation, cold laser therapy, mechanical traction, and ultrasound therapy
  • Completed administrative tasks like new patient registrations, appointment scheduling, and accepting co-payments


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