By Ana B. Ibarra and Carmen Heredia Rodriguez
September 18, 2017
Yuriana Aguilar made headlines last year when she became the first
undocumented immigrant student to earn a Ph.D. from the University of
Now she's in the midst of her postdoctoral fellowship at Rush University in
Chicago, researching ways to help prevent sudden cardiac arrest, a leading
cause of death in the United States.