Sean Miller M.D.

University of North Carolina

Sean Miller is a fourth year medical student at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, who is currently undertaking research with Dr. Scott Randell focusing on the identification, assessment, and use of adult lung progenitor cells for cell-based therapy in Cystic Fibrosis. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in both Chemistry and Biology in 2012. Throughout his medical school curriculum, he has been involved in a number a quality improvement and basic science research projects culminating in his authoring/co-authoring of 12 abstracts for various conferences. He has worked with Dr. Janet Rubin studying Akt signaling of mesenchymal stem cells in response to extremely low magnitude mechanical signals, resulting in co-authorship for an article published in Stem Cells in 2015. Additional research and quality improvement work includes working with Dr. Darhyl Johnson investigating human factors in trauma resuscitation, implementing daily goals tools and engaging families in the Intensive Care setting with Dr. Casey Olm-Shipman, and educating patient caregivers on sepsis in the ambulatory setting with Drs. Mark Dexter and Rebecca Smith. Sean's long-term career goal is to practice intensive care and continue research and quality improvement as a physician in regenerative medicine, resuscitation, and mechanical life support.