2013 Mississippi INBRE Research Scholar, LaTia Peavy used her summer experience to conduct research on the effects of water quality on human health. Since finishing her research experience with Mississippi INBRE, LaTia has presented at the 2014 Mississippi INBRE Research Symposium and the 78th Annual Mississippi Academy of Sciences. Her research received first place in the Zoology and Entomology Division at the Mississippi Academy of Sciences.

LaTia graduated from Jackson State University in May 2014. Upon graduation, she participated in the Brigham and Women’s Hospital START Program in Boston, MA conducting research on radiology. Her team’s findings were presented at the 2015 Radiological Society of North America’s Annual Meeting where they received a certificate of merit.

In 2016, her research entitled, “Reporting of malposition of lines and tubes on portable radiographs using alert notification of critical results” was published in the journal, Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. 

LaTia has served as an AmeriCorps member and tutor, mentor and facilitator for STEM educational strategies for K-12 students in Mississippi. She received a Master of Biological Sciences Program at Mississippi College in May of 2017.

Congratulations, LaTia! We look forward to seeing where your research will take you next.