Tej Mehta is a first-year medical student at the University of South Dakota-Sanford School of Medicine. He received a B.S. in biochemistry and a minor in leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015. His research experience includes small-molecule radionuclide/fluorescent cancer targeting agents, stem cell therapy, and biostatistics/epidemiology. He is currently pursuing research in immunologic cancer targeting agents. His hobbies include obstacle course racing and rock climbing. He is a recipient of a 2017 Air Force-Health Professionals Scholarship Program.
Obesity is an epidemic in the United States. It is an epidemic that is claiming the lives of our citizens, making the people of this country sick and costing our country hundreds of billions of dollars every year.