Quinn Capers, IV
Dr. Quinn Capers, IV is an interventional cardiologist, medical educator, and Associate Dean of Admissions in The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He has personally performed over 4,000 coronary stent procedures, many in heart attack patients, and is an expert at performing these procedures through the radial artery in the patient’s wrist. His physician peers have named him one of America’s “Best Doctors” annually from 2009 to 2016, and his patient satisfaction scores placed in the 90th percentile nationally in 2013, 2014, and 2015.
An avid student of African American history, he has turned history into action by serving disadvantaged communities, mentoring numerous future physicians from high school through advanced clinical training, and teaching medical students and others on the topic of medical injustices suffered by minority communities. He is a passionate advocate for diversity enhancement in medicine as a strategy to reduce healthcare disparities and was instrumental in a dramatic turnaround in the diversity of The Ohio State University’s cardiology fellowship training program. Dr. Capers has led the admissions team to make OSU one of the most diverse medical schools in the country. He has published several articles on interventional cardiology procedures, healthcare disparities, and diversity enhancement in medicine. His latest study is the first to document the presence and extent of unconscious racial bias in medical school admissions.
A Dayton, Ohio native, Dr. Capers graduated with honors from Howard University before obtaining his MD from The Ohio State University. He completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowships in vascular biology research, cardiovascular medicine, and interventional cardiology at Emory University in Atlanta. Capers and his wife, Cheryl, are the proud parents of three children.
Brenda is a senior lecturer in sociology. She majored in sociology/criminology because she was interested in what we do to people who break the rules. This interest has led to working in, volunteering in, teaching in, and researching about prison with a special interest in the women who are in prison. She started the Inside-Out Prison Exchange program at the Ohio Reformatory for Women several years ago and also participates in a book discussion group with women serving life sentences.
When not working, she spends time with her family (she has very cute grandkids), puppies, shy kittens, and friends. She also tries to attract monarch butterflies to her yard and loves to read. Give her a chance, and she will give you a lecture on the evils of plastic or the politics of animal rights.
Sara Gombash Lampe
In her current postdoctoral position, she studies risk factors and neuronal function in multiple sclerosis. Sara has a deep passion for sharing her knowledge with students in the form of teaching and mentoring. She is currently a lecturer in undergraduate neuroscience courses and teaches her own course on the History of Neuroscience. She is a member of the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience and Nu Rho Psi. Additionally, Sara teaches neuroscience courses to senior citizens at Central Ohio Technical College. While she is sciencing as fast as she can, she also enjoys masters swimming and kissing cats.
Karen Lewis is a graduate of Harvard University Graduate School of Design and Wellesley College. She is currently an Associate Professor of Architecture at The Ohio State University whose research interests explore the intersection of graphic and infrastructural systems. Her recent published design projects include Light Industrial Landscape, a proposal that explores the programmatic overlap of transportation and recreational systems in New York, and Resilience Network, a living, landscape memorial in Connecticut that connects underused parks and recreational spaces with contemplative zones for reflection.
Professor Lewis’s current project explores the spatial qualities of The Oregon Trail, a landscape of transportation and communication technology. Since its identity as a route for Westward Expansion, the Oregon Trail has continued to evolve as a space for infrastructural interchange. From the US Mail service, the Union Pacific Railroad, highways and its current use as a conduit for oil, gas, and internet infrastructure, the Oregon Trail is an ever-evolving landscape of network of connectivity.
Madison has dedicated her life to raising awareness of the issues many are unaware of. She enjoys civic engagement and participating in various events around the greater Columbus area that work to give back to the public. Aside from volunteering, Madison finds comfort in local coffee shops, thrift stores, and the knowledge that she is working as hard as she can to help the right people get into power, in hopes they can carry on her vision for change.
Madison hopes that whatever she does and wherever she goes she can continue to bring justice and peace.