Wilkes University Student Ajna Prahalad of Clarks Summit, Pa. Completes Guthrie Clinical Semester
2019 Nov 6
Ajna Prahalad of Clarks Summit, Pa., was one of five Wilkes University students to complete their Guthrie Clinical Semester in fall 2019. Prahalad is a neuroscience and biology major. The Guthrie Scholars program is designed to give qualified students at Wilkes University who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine the opportunity to earn 15 credits while gaining first-hand knowledge of the life of a physician. Prahalad will be completing research during the semester focusing on patient functional disability and dependence after having a stroke. Prahalad will use the Modified Rankin Scale test, a functional disability and dependence test, and compare treatment of stoke with Alteplase, Thrombectomy or no treatment at all. Functional differences will then be assessed between the groups. Prahalad is working with Guthrie registered nurse Allison Caccia and neurosurgeon Kim L. Ricker.