Janese Trimaldi.com: Profile on Janese Alain Trimaldi.
Janese Alain Trimaldi was raised in New York. In the early 1990's, she worked as a hairstylist and freelanced as a make-up artist for a New York modeling agency. In the early to mid 1990's, after obtaining A.C.E certification, she juggled her time between being a personal trainer, waitressing in a seafood restaurant, and competing in televised aerobics/fitness competitions.
At the age of 25, she was an extra on the 1998 ESPN show "Flex Appeal with Kiana Tom" which was filmed for one week at Disney's Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida. This helped advance her career as a personal trainer. In 1999, however, her decided to say goodbye to the world of fitness, and concentrated on her studies instead.
With the intent on becoming a biomedical engineer, Janese Trimaldi enrolled in studies with the goal of designing thought-controlled, bio-robotic prosthetics for amputees. Her ultimate dream, however was to become a physician and she kept her grades up with the hope that someday she would be accepted into medical school. At night, in her spare time, she volunteered at the free JC Medical Clinic in Tampa, Florida, and it was there where she began to hone her clinical skills, as well as realize her true passion, which was taking care of people.
Her undergraduate years were filled with numerous research projects which were partially funded through the McNair's Scholarship awarded during her sophomore year. Her first undergraduate summer research project, conducted at Tampa's James Haley Veteran's Hospital, involved studying Alzheimer's disease and its proteins expressed in the brain. She spent the following summer working on a project at Rice University's biomedical engineering laboratory in Houston, Texas where she analyzed the molecular milieu of human joints. Her final project was conducted at Shriner's Hospital for Children in Tampa, Florida, where she fabricated a hydrogel which was implemented in robotic swimming fish, helping to hypothesize how the stiffness of vertebrae evolved. This led to a brief period of part time employment at Shriner's as a research assistant.
After graduating near the top of her class (Magna Cum Laude) with a preliminary Chemical Engineering degree in 2005 from the University of South Florida in Tampa, she was offered a position at Procter and Gamble. A week later, she was accepted to the University of South Florida's Medical school. She decided without hesitation to turn down Procter and Gamble's offer, and instead pursued a career as a physician.
She enrolled at the University of South Florida's Medical School in 2005, and graduated with her M.D. in 2009. In her final year of medical school she was awarded the "Excellence in Pathology" award after rotating through the Moffitt Cancer Center. In 2009, she matched at the University of South Florida's Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residency, which she sucessfully completed in 2013.
During residency she authored and co-authored 7 publications in medical journals, 2 posters presented at national pathology conventions, and 2 medical textbook chapters. She also volunteered as a back-up dancer in a comedy skit alongside her pathology attendings from Moffitt Cancer Center and Tampa General Hospital in the premier 2012 "BAND-Aid for Bridges" talent show. The sold out event helped raise thousands of dollars for USF's student/resident-run free clinic.
Janese is looking forward to practicing medicine, and is excited to know that she is part of a profession that enables her to be a lifelong "student" in a dynamic field where new discoveries are being constantly made. Her future goals include advancing women's health, volunteering in animal rescue, and mentoring disadvantaged children. In her free time, she volunteers as a medical/scientific writer for grassroots organizations.