Paule Valery Joseph

Paule Valery Joseph

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Power Words

Power Words: Spanish: 
La mentalidad lo es todo. !Sí tu puedes!
Power Words: English: 
Mindset is everything. Yes you can!

Where were you born? 


What school did you attend? 

University of Pennsylvania

What gained you 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 Ph.D. program and later had the opportunity to return for the Summer Internship Program. Eventually, I made my way back as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Recently, I applied and got selected for the coveted Lasker Clinical Research Scholar award for early career Investigators. NIH truly provides a nurturing environment for all scientists.

What kind of work do you do at the NIH? 

I’m a Nurse Scientist. I lead research that investigates the relationship between disturbances in sensory systems and disease; this includes individuals with metabolic diseases such as obesity and diabetes as well as addiction-induced differences in thresholds and responses to olfactory and gustatory cues, and changes in perception.

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 it going. Find mentors in your area of interest and ask questions. Si se puede, tu persistencia puede cambiar tu vida y la de otros!