DAN Announces 2017 Research Internship Program Participants

Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) is pleased to announce Tyler Hart and Anna Mease as this year’s DAN Research Internship Program participants. Both participants will begin their studies this summer at Divers Alert Network in Durham, NC.

Each year DAN’s research department hosts interns to be mentored by the organization’s experts in dive medicine and research. During the internship participants identify their particular scientific interests, gain research experience, and build professional skills for career advancement. The purpose of the program is to provide each intern with a unique educational and professional experience.

Tyler Hart is a 2017 graduate of Georgia College and State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and a minor in Environmental Science. He holds an advanced open water certification and hopes to advance his dive knowledge and certification, beginning with a rescue diver course. His interests outside of diving include kayaking, fishing, and scientific research.

Tyler is interested in working the DAN research team to learn new scientific techniques and combine his love of diving with a scientific career. Tyler looks forward to learning more about the scientific research behind dive incident analysis, and gaining experience in dive injury prevention research.

Anna Mease is currently a student at the University of North Florida, where she is pursuing her Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology. She found a love for diving while completing her open water certification during her undergraduate studies at Slippery Rock University.
Anna is excited to combine her personal and professional interests in her internship at DAN, and work with the DAN research team to study diving incidents and the science of dive research. She looks forward to applying her interest in epidemiology and learning more about how DAN researchers apply incident analysis data to real world incident prevention programs.

“DAN is very excited to bring these two promising individuals into the DAN internship program,” said Petar Denoble, Vice President of Mission. “Students like these are the future of our industry, and we hope to provide them with valuable skills and knowledge through hands-on research and networking with leading professionals in the scientific and diving communities.”

The DAN Research Internship Program helps participants develop or enhance professional skills which can lead directly to career advancement. DAN encourages individuals interested in the areas of dive medicine and research to apply to the program. For more information about the program, visit our website.

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