University: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ameen Barghi, Birmingham, is a senior at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he majors in Neuroscience and Translational Research and minors in Chemistry and Biology. A Goldwater Scholar with a 4.0 G.P.A, he does extensive research in Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy for patients with multiple sclerosis, stroke and other diseases, and has many publications relating to his work. Ameen is also active in community programs relating to substance abuse, on a crisis line, in blood drives and hospital clinics. He speaks Azari and Farsi and has also done health-related work in Azerbaijan and Iran. He has also, for five years, worked intimately with the low-income community of Bessemer, Alabama. He is interested in developing clinical imaging systems and software technologies that could allow for earlier diagnosis of progressive diseases.