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About Us

CConnect 2: Kidney and Heart Disease was started at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine by students and faculty. Our goal is to educate medical students about chronic kidney disease and associated cardiovascular disease. 



We chose the name CConnect 2 to represent the connection between the cardiovascular system and the renal system. The two C's are for Cardiovascular Disease and Chronic Kidney Disease. 


Meet The Team

Founding Members:

  • Kamilah Ali, PhD (PI)

  • M. Esquire Anthony, DO

  • David Colbourne, MD, AEMT-P

  • Chethana Gallage Dona, OMS-II

  • Ivy Nguyen, OMS-II

  • Sheana Budhoo, OMS-I

  • Brooke Ackerman, OMS-II

  • Sofia Lucio, OMS-II

  • Didjana Celkupa, OMS-II

  • Anaha Raghunathan, OMS-II

Additional Current Team Members:

  • Mayesha Ahmed, OMS-I

  • Rachel Asaeda, OMS-I

  • Adyasha Pradhan, OMS-I

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