Darlene draws on her medical research background and admissions success to mentor students during the research process, encouraging them to frame their academic passions and professional goals into a compelling research project that helps them stand out.
Resident, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)- Fresno
DO, Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
BS, Human Biology, University of California, San Diego
Darlene completed her medical degree at Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is currently completing her training as a family medicine resident physician at UCSF- Fresno. Throughout her college career, Darlene has participated in circadian rhythms research at UCSD, dermatology immunology research at The Scripps Research Institute, radiology clinical research at the UCSD Medical Center, and biotechnology entrepreneurship. In her medical training, Darlene actively engages in various research studies and manuscript writing. She has published several articles in indexed academic journals and frequently presents her research at medical conferences. In 2022, she was recognized as Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Student Researcher of the Year and went on to represent her school in the national COSGP competition for all osteopathic medical schools. As a research mentor, Darlene partners with students to tap into their academic interests and guide them in creating their own projects.
Darlene’s Research Focus
- Dermatologic conditions
- Chronic disease management
- Infectious disease
- Community health
Darlene’s Scholarly Activity
Martinez-Moad M, Diep D, Wunderlich G, Vasudevan A, Janitz T, Crane A, Aluri B, Oviedo A, Mysore A. Post-Infantile Giant Cell Hepatitis Associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis. ACG Case Reports Journal. Accepted Feb 2022.
Diep D, Aluri B, Crane A, et al. (February 15, 2022) Stevens-Johnson syndrome in a Patient of Color: A Case Report and an Assessment of Diversity in Medical Education Resources. Cureus 14(2): e22245. doi:10.7759/cureus.22245