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Fredrick Blaisdell '16

Oneida Nation of the Thames | Bear Clan

Fred, a member of the Oneida Nation, is a junior at Cornell majoring in Biological Sciences with minors in American Indian and Indigenous Studies and Nutritional Sciences. Also a Ronald E.McNair Scholar, Fredrick currently studies nutrient metabolism in pregnancy and hopes to continue to study maternal nutrition, earn a MD or PhD, and offer his science training as an additional tool to improve the health status of Native American/First Nation communities. He is actively involved with the American Indian Program and Native American student organizations on campus and interested in ice hockey, music, and drumline. In addition, Blaisdell serves as a tutor for Onondaga Nation students; has been a presenter at Promising Futures, a Native student recruitment weekend hosted by the American Indian Program; was a presenter at a suicide prevention conference for the Native American community of Detroit, and has received the Akwe:kon Leadership Award.