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Lehman's Fulbright Scholars

Dr. Edward Kennelly, Department of Biological Sciences

Research interests

Dr. Edward KennellyMy research interest is in the area of biologically active phytochemicals. Plants produce a myriad of unusual compounds that are not used for primary metabolism, but are thought to be used for plant survival to various environmental challenges. The biological activities of these phytochemicals, also known as secondary products or natural products, have been harnessed by humans for millennia as medicines. The research conducted in my laboratory examines phytochemicals for novel biological actions. I am specifically interested in phytochemicals with antioxidant activity that may help to prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease.


Dr. Sarah Ohmer, Department of Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies

Research interests

Dr. Sarah OhmerA recent Fulbright Scholarship recipient, my proposal, Witnessing Black Women's Traumas: Ritual and Creativity-Based Activism in Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro, took me to Brazil, where I researched the arts as therapy for trauma.





Dr. Martha Velasco-Whetsell, Department of Nursing

Research interests

Dr. Martha Velasco-WhetsellDr. Martha Velasco-Whetsell is an associate professor in the Department of Nursing at the School of Health Sciences, Human Services, and Nursing at Lehman College at the City University of New York. Her research focuses on nursing, psychology, pediatrics, and quantitative research.