Al Huang

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Employment

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Medical Scribe

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians

May 2016 to June 2017

I joined the JHCP's pilot medical scribe program to get clinical and technical experience in the outpatient setting. During this experience, I worked closely with the allied health care team and three internists, documenting over 2,400 patient encounters into the Epic electronic medical record (EMR) system. I helped my providers with phone calls, chart reviews, and other aspects of their workflow.

Skills required:
  • Medical terminology
  • Electronic medical records
  • Documentation and privacy standards
  • Coding and Billing
Johns Hopkins University

App Developer

The Vision & Cognition Lab @ Johns Hopkins University

January 2015 to June 2015

I worked as an app developer for Dr. Justin Halberda’s lab, developing a cross-platform app using Java for testing the numeracy abilities of children, and correlating those measures with later mathematical proficiency. I led a team of three programmers, developing software for collaborating labs around the world on deadline.

Skills required:
  • Javascript
  • Software architecture
  • Software testing
  • Team management
Institute for Behavior Resources, Inc.

Research Coordinator

Institute for Behavior Resources, Inc.

November 2012 to November 2013

I worked as a research coordinator as a part of a NASA-funded behavioral research program to test personality type on social cohesion. The results of this study have recently been published, though I am not an author. It has long-term relevance to the design of future Mars Mission teams. My responsibilities ranged from conducting psychosocial experiments with volunteers, taking saliva samples, designing online surveys, and backing up computers.

Skills required:
  • Survey design
  • Data collection
  • Biological sample collection
  • Simulations and psychosocial tests

Research

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Research Assistant

Lab of Dr. Susan Michaelis @ Johns Hopkins Medicine

September 2013 to May 2016

For around two years, I worked as a research assistant in Dr. Susan Michaelis’ protein quality control (PQC) project in baker’s yeast, doing lab work, writing scripts, and analyzing data and microscopy to study the role of specific proteins and mechanisms in the yeast ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS). Dr. Michaelis’ lab is well-known for its research on progeria and PQC.

Skills required:
  • Wet lab techniques (minipreps, PCR, Westerns, chases)
  • Yeast cell culture
  • Microscopy
  • Image analysis
Johns Hopkins University

Research Assistant

Lab of Dr. Kyle Cunningham @ Johns Hopkins University

January 2015 to February 2015

I worked in Professor Kyle Cunningham’s lab, working on a newly-funded project to “drug” the yeast genome, testing a proof-of-concept system using auxin-inducible deletion analysis (AIDA) to study around 1,200 genes. This technique successfully identified and distinguished pro-life versus pro-growth genes, making this system a viable, scalable method for finding targets for future fungicides in related pathogens such as C. glabrata. Throughout this process, we used high-throughput functional genomic techniques to prep and test our S. cerevisiae samples.

Skills required:
  • Functional genomics techniques(plasmid design, PCR, microarrays, auxin-inducible deletion analysis)
  • Yeast cell culture
  • Data analysis
Hygeia Hospital

Clinical Research Assistant

3rd Oncology Department @ Hygeia Hospital

June 2014 to August 2014

I shadowed in three departments (oncology, neurosurgery, and radiology), and helped write a clinical research paper. Under the guidance of Dr. Sotiris Papadopoulos and Dr. Evangelia Razis, I wrote a case study on a patient with an unusual case of metastatic oligodendroglioma, along with a literature review, now pending publication.

Skills required:
  • Technical writing
  • Literature review
  • Shadowing
  • Communications
Johns Hopkins University

Research Assistant

Yassa Lab @ Johns Hopkins University (moved to UC Irvine)

September 2013 to December 2013

Skills required:
  • Digitization of patient records
  • Database management
  • Administration of psychosocial tests
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Research Assistant

Institute for Cell Engineering @ Johns Hopkins Medicine

March 2013 to May 2013

I worked with postdoctoral candidate Dr. Qingfeng Wu in the ICE, studying hippocampal neurogenesis mechanisms in mice. I learned to operate the microtome, and created fluorescent images of brain sections tagged with various fluorophores, reconstructing the sections into 3D visualizations using software.

Skills required:
  • Wet lab techniques (prepared chemical solutions and buffers)
  • Operation of lab equipment (microtome, laser microscopes)
  • Tissue handling (mouse)
  • Anatomy (mouse brain)
  • 3D software reconstruction
  • Editing research manuscripts

Advocacy

The Kelvin Institute

President and Founder

The Kelvin Institute

April 2017 to Present

I started The Kelvin Institute (TKI) in 2017 with Jacob Schick and Patrick Young. It is a policy think tank and educational institute, with the goal of designing and analyzing government healthcare policies. Additional goals include fostering advanced communications skills in students and independent researchers, increasing access to research among underserved or minority students, and translating cutting-edge scientific findings into digestible, relevant articles for the public domain. Incorporated in Washington State, with members spanning three states, we are in the process of producing our first publication.

Skills required:
  • Nonprofit management
  • Website design and development
  • Digital media creation
  • Technical writing
  • Financial management
Gilchrist Hospice Care

Hospice Volunteer

Gilchrist Hospice Care

April 2016 to June 2017

I received certifications in hospice, doula, and patient feeding at Gilchrist between 2016 and 2017. While I was a volunteer there, I conducted both in-facility visits to the Joseph Ritchie and Towson in-patient units, as well as home care visits, interacting with both pediatric and adult hospice patients. My role was that of a companion. I accompanied terminally-ill patients, providing conversation, meaningful presence, or other comforts I could give within the bounds of my training and duties. This was a spiritually challenging and rewarding experience I hope to replicate with future volunteering.

Skills required:
  • Patient interaction
  • Meaningful presence
  • Doula training
  • Feeding and certain patient care tasks
Maryland Association for Parkinson's Support

Marketing Assistant

Maryland Association for Parkinson's Support

May 2015 to February 2016

I joined the first MAPS Marketing Team, working on designing HTML emails, writing copy, and managing the organization's first two email campaigns. As a part of the experience, I also attended several local Parkinon's support group meetings, and attended a leadership summit.

Skills required:
  • HTML email design
  • Digital asset design
  • Communications (Copywriting)
Keswick Multicare Center

Volunteer

Keswick Multicare Center

November 2014 to February 2016

In the beginning, I accompanied Johns Hopkins' Omega Psi undergraduate society to volunteer at Sunday dining at the Keswick Multicare Center. Between August 2015 and February 2016, I was an independent volunteer, helping organize activities for the patients and seniors living in the facility. I remained a server for Sunday dining events, and helped out with Creative Arts events on Thursdays.

Skills required:
  • Patient interaction
Washington Association for Chinese Education

Chief Technology Officer

Washington Association for Chinese Education

March 2011 to May 2012

I helped cofound this 501(c)(3) cultural nonprofit in 2011, and was involved in its fundraising, web, and social media strategies. Collectively, the organization raised over $2000 in capital from Youth VCs and other sponsors, hosted a state-wide competition in 2012, and ran cultural events at our local high school. Through advocacy efforts, the organization convinced the Issaquah School Board to trial Mandarin Language programs in our school.

Skills required:
  • Nonprofit management
  • Web design and management
  • Fundraising and grant writing
  • Communications (Social media)

Other Skills

Front-end web design
Photography
Technical writing
Data analysis

Hobbies and Interests

Photography
Calligraphy
Ham radio