Episode 58: Don’t Limit Your Expectations: From NCCU to Harvard Medical School w/Dr.Stephen Allsop

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In this Episode, Minority Trailblazer Dr.Stephen Allsop shares;

  • How he was able to get into Harvard Medical School
  • How to bridge the gap between the educated and the engaged in the Black Community
  • Why he chose North Carolina Central University of certain Ivy League Schools
  • and much much more

Information About Dr.Stephen Allsop:

Dr. Stephen Allsop is a neuroscientist at the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory and has been conducting biomedical research for over 10 years. He currently studies how social information is processed and integrated into the brain in hopes of elucidating the neural circuits responsible for fundamental social behaviors. His research is guided by the belief that deconstructing these mechanisms will provide a better understanding of how social groups function and offer more insight into the implications this has for the development and function of society at large.

Within the scientific community, Dr. Allsop has been involved in efforts to increase scientists’ awareness of social biases and exposure to tools that help increase cultural and intellectual diversity. Dr. Allsop plans to leverage his expertise in social neuroscience to study the current socio-political challenges confronting American society, as he believes that an interdisciplinary application of social neuroscience, psychology, and sociology can be informative to policymaking.

Dr. Allsop received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his B.S. in Biology, summa cum laude, from North Carolina Central University. He is completing a medical degree at Harvard Medical School.

Dr.Allsop’s Favorite Quote

” There is no such things as Try””- Unknown

Find Dr.Allsop Here;

Tye Lab Research Website

Dr.Allsops Twitter 

Dr.Allsops Instagram

Dr.Allsop’s Favorite Books 

Genesis and the Big Bang Theory by Dr. Gerald Schroeder

Blindspot “Hidden Biases of Good People” by Mahzarin R. Banaji

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