Aisha Bazlamatci has found a way to combine her loves — business, medicine, and music. She is a business management major on a pre-med track who takes an interdisciplinary approach to her academics, research, leadership, and community service.
But what do music research, mitochondrial dysfunctions, social media marketing to prevent drug overdoses, and volunteering at a student-run clinic have in common? Bazlamatci found a way.
As a paid research assistant, Bazlamatci spends many hours in the USF Music Research and Testing Lab. She administers tests to patients, scores and inputs the data, and writes papers and abstracts about the research findings. She also serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Interdisciplinary Sciences at USF where she helps with the editing of journal submissions.
In 2022, Bazlamatci led a systematic review of mitochondrial dysfunctions in Alzheimer’s disease as the assistant leader for the Undergraduate Research Society at USF.
And she is the social media and marketing director for Prevent Overdose, a student organization that works to reduce overdoses among USF students and in the broader community. She also finds time to volunteer at the BRIDGE clinic, a free student-run clinic at the USF Morsani College of Medicine that serves uninsured adults in the community.
As a vice president of the Asian Students in America student organization, she builds relationships with local businesses to help find sponsorships for their banquets for charity.
Bazlamatci says each of these experiences has helped her grow, build meaningful relationships, and contribute to the health and well-being of her community.