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Aden Falk

Aden Falk is a senior at Eastern Regional High School with a STEM interest in biological, medical and management science. He is currently a cardiothoracic surgery clinical researcher at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), where he is investigating the treatment and outcomes of Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia with pulmonary arteriovenous malformations and the incidence, treatment, and outcomes of complex pediatric bronchogenic neoplasms. He often shadows surgeries and ICU rounds with doctors in this role. Previously, he has conducted neuroscience lab research at CHOP, researching the diversity and migration of astrocytes that express glutamate transporter-1 and validating a variation of Fibronectin protein. He has presented at the First Annual Chop/UPenn HHT Symposium, been named the first author on two papers submitted to JCTVS, is a co-author of a paper in the Journal of Neuroscience, contributed to a paper in the Journal of Neurochemistry, and placed at the regional and state level in Science Olympiad. Outside of research, Aden works at Kelley Management Consulting to research adaptability and company strategy initiatives. He also is interested in public policy, founding a civics club at his high school and serving as Class President for two years. In his free time, Aden loves to run, cook, and watch classic movies.

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