Fon Powell

Chair

Fon is a PhD Candidate in Computational Neuroscience at Weill Cornell, a US Amgen Scholar and Ford Foundation Fellow. Her research focuses on building and testing mathematical models of neural disorders including Schizophrenia, Depression and Autism. Fon Powell is also co-founder and CEO of Sodium Analyte Level Test (S.A.L.T.), a mobile-app based medical device to manage hypertension. Fon and her early-stage company have been featured in Ivy Startup Mag, Startup Weekend Powered by Google and won the Women's Business Enterprise National Council 2015 pitch competition in Austin, TX.  

Fon is a native of St. Louis, MO and earned a BS in Neuroscience from Duke University. In addition to serving as a founding chair of TIMS, she is a Mentor Coach with the educational non-profit America Needs You and an active volunteer with Black Girls Code.

Dr. William Alago MD, FSIR

Faculty Liason

Dr. Alago is an Interventional Radiologist who, in his current clinical practice as an associate attending radiologist at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), has specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of cancers involving the lung, liver and genitourinary tract utilizing minimally invasive image-guided techniques. He has dedicated his career to addressing disparities in the delivery of adequate health care to underserved minority populations and to the recruitment and retention of qualified minority candidates to the health care sciences. In doing so, he have mentored minority high school, college and medical students and residents with interests in Interventional Radiology and cancer care disparities research.