Paule Valery Joseph

Paule Valery Joseph

Paule Valery

Power Words

No te Rindas, No Pierdas Esperanza, Si tu Puedes!
Never Give Up, Never Lose Hope, Yes You Can!

Where were you born? 

Venezuela

What school did you attend? 

University of Pennsylvania

What gained your interest in the NIH? 

I was attracted to the NIH because of the immeasurable opportunities and collaborations one can encounter in the intramural program to grow and develop as an independent scientist. I had an opportunity to learn first hand of these opportunities when I came as a NINR Summer Genetic Institute Fellow during my PhD program and then I had another opportunity to return for the Summer Internship Program. Now, I have returned once more as a Postdoctoral Fellow. NIH truly provides a nurturing environment for all scientist.

What kind of work do you do at the NIH? 

I am a Clinical and Translational Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute of Nursing Research in the Digestive Disorders Unit /Biobehavioral Branch. My research interests focuses on genetics, obesity, symptom management and gastrointestinal disorders as well as biostatistics methods for genetic analysis.

What message would you like to send to young Hispanics who are considering going to college? 

Never give up, work hard and follow your dreams. The most certain way to succeed is to always try. Remember the journey starts with one single step. Never lose hope and keep going. Find mentors in your area of interest and ask questions. Si se puede!