Truman State University
Chuma M. Humphrey is from Kansas City, Missouri, and attends Truman State University. Chuma is currently using data science to compare and contrast three different Cardiovascular Risk Calculators on a cohort of male individuals that are HIV+. Within this lab, Chuma is also analyzing and developing correlations in Cerebral Blood Flow, Neuropsych scores, and Volumetrics in the brain when determining risk scores that may be associated with one’s susceptibility to Cardiovascular Disease. At his home institution, Chuma is heavily involved in his own research where he analyzes the morphology of brain structures in an induced rat model of Alzheimer’s Disease and cognitive degradation in rats.
Chuma is a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., and is the vice president of his chapter. He is also a Resident Advisor and Public Relations Chair for his rugby team. Chuma offers advice to anyone considering this opportunity: “Be prepared to work very hard and gain a plethora of knowledge as well as make lasting connections with your potential P.I. and other post-docs/undergrads in your potential lab. Lastly, be sure to enjoy the independence and experiencing research at a phenomenal institution.”