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52nd Commencement of Penn State College of Medicine

Sunday, May 15, 2022, at 1 p.m.

Hershey Lodge, Great American Hall
325 University Drive
Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033

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  • Order of ceremonies

    Executive Vice President and Provost Nicholas Jones, PhD, Presiding

    Prelude

    Christine Milbrath, Pianist, Medical Student Class of 2025
    Triumphal March from the Opera “Aida” (Verdi)

    Academic Processional

    Dwight Davis, MD
    College of Medicine Marshal
    Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Aid
    Professor, Department of Medicine
    Division of Cardiology
    Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute

    Welcome

    Nicholas Jones
    Executive Vice President and Provost, The Pennsylvania State University

    National Anthem

    Alexander O’Donovan
    Medical Student Class of 2022

    Invocation

    The Rev. David B. Simmons, DMin, BCC
    Director of Pastoral Services

    Remarks

    Jasmin Pimentel
    Physician Assistant Student Class Representative

    Kaleb Bogale
    Medical Student Class Representative

    Stephen Matthews
    Graduate Student Class Representative

    Commencement Address

    Philip Alberti, PhD
    Founding Director, AAMC Center for Health Justice
    Senior Director, Health Equity Research and Policy, Association of American Medical Colleges

    Authorization to Confer Degrees

    Secretary Cynthia Dunn
    Board of Trustees
    The Pennsylvania State University

    Graduate Student Oath

    (Read the full oath here)

    Leslie J. Parent, MD
    Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
    Associate Vice President for Health Sciences Research
    Professor of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology

    Conferring of Graduate Degrees

    Executive Vice President and Provost Jones

    Kathryn Drager, PhD
    Interim Dean of the Graduate School
    Vice Provost for Graduate Education
    Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders

    Charles Lang, PhD
    College of Medicine Assistant Marshal, Graduate Program
    Distinguished Professor and Interim Chair of Cellular and Molecular Physiology
    Distinguished Professor of Surgery
    Associate Dean for Graduate Education

    Alistair Barber, PhD, FARVO
    College of Medicine Hooder, Graduate Program
    Professor of Ophthalmology, Cellular and Molecular Physiology, and
    Neural and Behavioral Sciences

    Physician Assistant Professional Oath

    (Read the full oath here)

    Larissa Whitney, DBA, MHS, PA-C
    Program Director, Physician Assistant Program
    Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine

    Conferring of Physician Assistant Degrees

    Executive Vice President and Provost Jones

    Kevin Black, MD
    Interim Dean, Penn State College of Medicine

    David Richard, MD, FAAFP
    College of Medicine Assistant Marshal
    Medical Director, Physician Assistant Program
    Clerkship Director, Family and Community Medicine Clerkship
    Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine
    Distinguished Educator

    Christine Bruce, DMSc, MHSA, PA-C
    College of Medicine Hooder, Physician Assistant Program
    Former Program Director

    Laura Critchfield, PA-C
    College of Medicine Hooder, Physician Assistant Program
    Lead Advanced Practice Provider, Department of Family and
    Community Medicine
    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Physician Assistant Program

    The Oath of Modern Hippocrates

    (Read the full oath here)

    Edward Bollard, MD, DDS, FACP
    Interim Vice Dean for Educational Affairs
    Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
    Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

    Conferring of Medical Degrees

    Executive Vice President and Provost Jones

    Dean Black

    Emmanuelle Williams, MD
    College of Medicine Assistant Marshal, Medical Degree Program
    Associate Dean for Student Affairs
    Associate Professor of Medicine

    Gwendolyn Curry, MD
    College of Medicine Hooder, Medical Degree Program
    Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine

    Alexandra Horwitz, MD
    College of Medicine Hooder, Medical Degree Program
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine

    Mark Stephens, MD, MS, FAAFP
    Captain (Ret.), U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy
    College of Medicine Hooder, Medical Degree Program
    Interim Associate Dean for Medical Education
    University Park Curriculum

    Kent Vrana, PhD, FAAS
    College of Medicine Hooder, Medical Degree Program
    Elliot S. Vesell Professor and Chair of Pharmacology
    Director, Pennsylvania-approved Medical Marijuana Academic Clinical
    Research Center at Penn State
    President, Association of Medical School Pharmacology Chairs

    Greetings from the Alumni Society

    David Hulbert, MD
    President, Penn State College of Medicine Alumni Society

    Special Greetings

    Dean Black

    Benediction

    The Rev. Simmons

    Recessional

    Christine Milbrath
    Trumpet Voluntary (Clark)
    (Audience remains seated.)

  • Commencement address

    A head-and-shoulders portrait of Philip Alberti, PhD

    Philip Alberti, PhD

    Philip Alberti, PhD

    Founding Director, AAMC Center for Health Justice
    Senior Director, AAMC Health Equity Research and Policy

    Philip Alberti, PhD, is senior director of health equity research and policy at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the founding director of the AAMC Center for Health Justice. In this capacity, he supports the efforts of academic medical centers, in collaboration with local communities and the multiple sectors that serve them, to build an evidence base for effective programs, protocols, policies and partnerships aimed at eliminating inequities in health.

    Alberti is a national research and policy leader at the intersection of community health, population health and health equity, He has led and served on committees, work groups and task forces convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the National Institutes of Health and the National Quality Forum, among others. He regularly speaks on issues related to community and patient engagement, data needs for health equity and the importance of adopting a multisector, community-driven approach to achieve health justice and has published numerous peer-reviewed research articles and commentaries on these topics.

    Previously, Alberti led research, evaluation and planning efforts for a bureau within the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene that works to promote health equity for neighborhoods that have been marginalized and under-resourced. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and PhD in sociomedical sciences from Columbia University and was a National Institute of Mental Health fellow in the Psychiatric Epidemiology Training Program.

  • Dean’s awards

    As part of its Commencement 2022 celebration, Penn State College of Medicine recognized several graduates from the medical student, physician assistant, MD/PhD and graduate programs who did outstanding work in their academic and clinical careers.

    See 2022 award recipients here

Order of ceremonies

Executive Vice President and Provost Nicholas Jones, PhD, Presiding

Prelude

Christine Milbrath, Pianist, Medical Student Class of 2025
Triumphal March from the Opera “Aida” (Verdi)

Academic Processional

Dwight Davis, MD
College of Medicine Marshal
Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Aid
Professor, Department of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute

Welcome

Nicholas Jones
Executive Vice President and Provost, The Pennsylvania State University

National Anthem

Alexander O’Donovan
Medical Student Class of 2022

Invocation

The Rev. David B. Simmons, DMin, BCC
Director of Pastoral Services

Remarks

Jasmin Pimentel
Physician Assistant Student Class Representative

Kaleb Bogale
Medical Student Class Representative

Stephen Matthews
Graduate Student Class Representative

Commencement Address

Philip Alberti, PhD
Founding Director, AAMC Center for Health Justice
Senior Director, Health Equity Research and Policy, Association of American Medical Colleges

Authorization to Confer Degrees

Secretary Cynthia Dunn
Board of Trustees
The Pennsylvania State University

Graduate Student Oath

(Read the full oath here)

Leslie J. Parent, MD
Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
Associate Vice President for Health Sciences Research
Professor of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology

Conferring of Graduate Degrees

Executive Vice President and Provost Jones

Kathryn Drager, PhD
Interim Dean of the Graduate School
Vice Provost for Graduate Education
Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Charles Lang, PhD
College of Medicine Assistant Marshal, Graduate Program
Distinguished Professor and Interim Chair of Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Distinguished Professor of Surgery
Associate Dean for Graduate Education

Alistair Barber, PhD, FARVO
College of Medicine Hooder, Graduate Program
Professor of Ophthalmology, Cellular and Molecular Physiology, and
Neural and Behavioral Sciences

Physician Assistant Professional Oath

(Read the full oath here)

Larissa Whitney, DBA, MHS, PA-C
Program Director, Physician Assistant Program
Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Conferring of Physician Assistant Degrees

Executive Vice President and Provost Jones

Kevin Black, MD
Interim Dean, Penn State College of Medicine

David Richard, MD, FAAFP
College of Medicine Assistant Marshal
Medical Director, Physician Assistant Program
Clerkship Director, Family and Community Medicine Clerkship
Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Distinguished Educator

Christine Bruce, DMSc, MHSA, PA-C
College of Medicine Hooder, Physician Assistant Program
Former Program Director

Laura Critchfield, PA-C
College of Medicine Hooder, Physician Assistant Program
Lead Advanced Practice Provider, Department of Family and
Community Medicine
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Physician Assistant Program

The Oath of Modern Hippocrates

(Read the full oath here)

Edward Bollard, MD, DDS, FACP
Interim Vice Dean for Educational Affairs
Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Conferring of Medical Degrees

Executive Vice President and Provost Jones

Dean Black

Emmanuelle Williams, MD
College of Medicine Assistant Marshal, Medical Degree Program
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Associate Professor of Medicine

Gwendolyn Curry, MD
College of Medicine Hooder, Medical Degree Program
Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Alexandra Horwitz, MD
College of Medicine Hooder, Medical Degree Program
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine

Mark Stephens, MD, MS, FAAFP
Captain (Ret.), U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy
College of Medicine Hooder, Medical Degree Program
Interim Associate Dean for Medical Education
University Park Curriculum

Kent Vrana, PhD, FAAS
College of Medicine Hooder, Medical Degree Program
Elliot S. Vesell Professor and Chair of Pharmacology
Director, Pennsylvania-approved Medical Marijuana Academic Clinical
Research Center at Penn State
President, Association of Medical School Pharmacology Chairs

Greetings from the Alumni Society

David Hulbert, MD
President, Penn State College of Medicine Alumni Society

Special Greetings

Dean Black

Benediction

The Rev. Simmons

Recessional

Christine Milbrath
Trumpet Voluntary (Clark)
(Audience remains seated.)

Commencement address

A head-and-shoulders portrait of Philip Alberti, PhD

Philip Alberti, PhD

Philip Alberti, PhD

Founding Director, AAMC Center for Health Justice
Senior Director, AAMC Health Equity Research and Policy

Philip Alberti, PhD, is senior director of health equity research and policy at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the founding director of the AAMC Center for Health Justice. In this capacity, he supports the efforts of academic medical centers, in collaboration with local communities and the multiple sectors that serve them, to build an evidence base for effective programs, protocols, policies and partnerships aimed at eliminating inequities in health.

Alberti is a national research and policy leader at the intersection of community health, population health and health equity, He has led and served on committees, work groups and task forces convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the National Institutes of Health and the National Quality Forum, among others. He regularly speaks on issues related to community and patient engagement, data needs for health equity and the importance of adopting a multisector, community-driven approach to achieve health justice and has published numerous peer-reviewed research articles and commentaries on these topics.

Previously, Alberti led research, evaluation and planning efforts for a bureau within the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene that works to promote health equity for neighborhoods that have been marginalized and under-resourced. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and PhD in sociomedical sciences from Columbia University and was a National Institute of Mental Health fellow in the Psychiatric Epidemiology Training Program.

Dean’s awards

As part of its Commencement 2022 celebration, Penn State College of Medicine recognized several graduates from the medical student, physician assistant, MD/PhD and graduate programs who did outstanding work in their academic and clinical careers.

See 2022 award recipients here

Class of 2022 Graduates

  • Graduate school

    Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security

    Joseph P. Able, BA, Waldorf University
    Capstone experience: Are WMD Still a Threat?
    Adviser: Gavin Macgregor-Skinner, BVSc, MSc, MPH, MRCVS

    Austin J. Boccardi, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: A Comprehensive Performance Assessment for St. Luke’s Quakertown (PA) EMS and MCI: Identifying Gaps and Recommendations for Best Practices
    Advisers: Eugene Lengerich, VMD, and Gavin Macgregor-Skinner, BVSc, MSc, MPH, MRCVS

    Caitlyn Connors Voois, BA, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: School Violence: A United States Public Health Crisis
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

    Cheyanne Jae Eisenmann, BSEd, Baylor University
    Capstone experience: Vaccines and Autoimmune Diseases: A Systematic Review
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

    Ana Garzon, BS, University of Central Florida
    Capstone experience: Prevalence and Factors Contributing to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Amongst Healthcare Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Systematic Review.
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

    Craigory Harper, BA, University of Arizona
    Capstone experience: An Examination of United States Public Health Policy for Immigration Detention Centers During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

    Kelly K. Hollenbeak, BA, BS, William Jewell College and The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Among Healthcare Workers in the United States
    Adviser: Jennifer Osetek, PhD, MHS

    Lori Karabinchak, BAS, Montclair State University
    Capstone experience: Compassion Fatigued First Responders: The Mental Health Effects From COVID-19
    Adviser: Avram Flamm, DO

    Hannah McCain, BA, University of New Haven
    Capstone experience: Community Resilience Programs and Disaster Readiness: Are Individuals and Communities Seeing Improved Disaster Outcomes?
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

    Michael S. Mitchell, BS, Indiana University, Bloomington
    Capstone experience: Threat of Medical Supply Chain Vulnerabilities to National Security
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

    David H. Nguyen, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: A Systematic Review: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Contact Tracing
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD and Jennifer Osetek, PhD, MHS

    Nathan J. O’Brien, BS, Lockhaven University
    Capstone experience: California’s Public Health Preparedness: Wildfires and the Lack of Preparedness
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

    Savannah N. Olimpo, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: A Systematic Review of Economic Development as an Indicator of Community Resilience in Response to a Major Disaster
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

    Monica N. Plumb, BS, West Texas A&M University
    Capstone experience: The Emergency Management for Higher Education (EMHE) Grant Proposal
    Adviser: Jennifer Osetek, PhD, MHS

    Alyssa M. Pursel, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: Undocumented Immigrants Contributing to the Spread of Influenza and the Effect on the U.S. Health Care System: A Systematic Review of the Literature
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

    Tinamarie Reese, BS, Park University
    Capstone experience: The Efficacy of DoD Medical Support in the Fight Against Domestic Natural Disasters
    Adviser: Gavin Macgregor-Skinner, BVSc, MSc, MPH, MRCVS

    Agustus Reyna, BS, California University of Pennsylvania
    Capstone experience: Emergency Planning for People with Disabilities During Disasters: Systematic Review
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

    Peter Rockey, BA, American Public University
    Capstone experience: Opioids: A Seemingly Unstoppable Public Health Crisis
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

    Amelia Catherine Sagehorn, BS, California State Polytechnic University
    Capstone experience: A Systematic Review of Improvements to Hurricane Response Operations Along the Gulf Coast
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

    Mark Schroeder, BS, BSN, George Washington University and Virginia Commonwealth University
    Capstone experience: Canine Use in the Detection of Human Remains During Disaster Recovery Operations
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

    Trisha M. Tibbs, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: Autism Awareness Training for Law Enforcement and First Responders
    Adviser: Avram Flamm, DO

    Mikaela Toth, BS, Florida State University
    Capstone experience: Transformation of Sporting Arenas for Crisis Management: A Systematic Review of International COVID-19 Response
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

    MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH

    Chelsi Blume, BS, DVM, Clemson University and University of Tennessee
    Capstone experience: Lead Toxicity in Domestic Animals in Pennsylvania: A Scoping Literature Review
    Adviser: Gene Lengerich, VMD
    Employment: U.S. Army Veterinary Corps

    Rachel Brettler, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: Needs of Human Trafficking Victims and Utilization of YWCA Services: A Data Report
    Adviser: Casey Pinto, PhD, CRNP, MPH
    Employment: Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa.

    Rianna Conway, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: Measuring and Defining Transformative Learning: The Transformative Learning Survey
    Adviser: Heather Stuckey-Peyrot, DEd
    Employment: Merck, Rahway, N.J.

    McKenzie Derby, BA, Albright College
    Capstone experience: Coverage Gaps in Health Insurance: Demographic, Clinical and Health Expenditure Analysis in the U.S. Population Under 65
    Adviser: Wenke Hwang, PhD

    Ashmita Grewal, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: HPV Vaccination in LGBTQ+ Communities
    Adviser: Li Wang, PhD
    Employment: Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa.

    Emily Heilbrunn, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: Identifying Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Information Preferences for Parents of Adolescents
    Adviser: Vernon Chinchilli, PhD
    Education: Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa

    Ryan Holcomb, BS, Pennsylvania School of Technology
    Capstone experience: Depression is Associated with Longer Hospital Stay and Increased Risk of Non- Routine Discharge After Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
    Adviser: Julie Lentes, MPH
    Employment: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa

    Moriah Lukasik, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: STD Trends Across Pennsylvania During the Start of the COVID-19
    Adviser: Casey Pinto, PhD, CRNP, MPH and Cara Exten, PhD, MPH
    Employment: Chemonics International

    Ellie Manca, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: A Review of the Scope of Services Offered of Over-the-Counter Sexually Transmitted Disease Tests
    Adviser: Casey Pinto, PhD, CRNP, MPH
    Employment: AlphaBioCom LLC, King of Prussia, Pa.

    Evelyn Marin, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: Determinants of Influenza Vaccine Uptake Among Pregnant Women: Demographics and Medical Care Access
    Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS, CPH
    Employment: Penn State REACH, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa.

    Rachel Myers, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: A Solutions Based Community Needs Assessment on Racial and Ethnic Disparities Within Communities Residing in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania
    Adviser: Wenke Hwang, PhD
    Employment: Penn State Health, Hershey, Pa.

    Elisha J. Peregino, BS, MSN, University of Maryland School of Nursing
    Capstone experience: Child Home Safety for Allied Health and Community Professionals: A Train- the-Trainer Educational Program
    Adviser: Michelle LaClair, MPH, CHES
    Employment: Penn State Health, Hershey, Pa.

    Caprielle Peters, BA, Hunter College – City University of New York
    Capstone experience: Assessing Grief by Geographic Location in a NYC Faith-Based Black Community
    Adviser: Edeanya Agbese, MPH
    Employment: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

    Keegan Peterson, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: Game on! Group Exercise and Active Video Games to Reduce Sedentary Behavior Among Older Adults
    Adviser: Liza Rovniak, PhD
    Continued education: The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.

    Melanie Potiaumpai, BS, MS, PhD, University of Miami
    Capstone experience: Looking Back: The Evolution of Exercise-Related Healthcare Policy
    Adviser: Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH

    Gloriany Rivas, BA, Millersville University
    Capstone experience: Vamos a educarnos contra el cáncer
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD
    Employment: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.

    Micaela Tatman, BS, University of Tampa
    Capstone experience: Genomic Signatures and Mechanisms Mediated by FOXA1 Knockout and Interferon-gamma Stimulation in Bladder Cancer Models
    Adviser: Vonn Walter, PhD
    Employment: Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa.

    William Gene Yeung Wong, BS, Tufts University
    Capstone experience: Racial Differences in Bariatric Surgical Approach: A National Inpatient Sample Analysis
    Adviser: Chan Shen, PhD
    Employment: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.

    Integrated Undergraduate Accelerated Master of Public Health

    Katherine Byrd, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: Economic Barriers to Doula Access in the United States and its Contribution to Disparities in Maternal Mortality Rates
    Adviser: Casey Pinto, PhD, CRNP, MPH
    Employment: Willis Towers Watson, Short Hills, N.J.

    Geraldine Corraro, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: Code Blue Mental Health Outreach Initiative
    Adviser: Jennifer Osetek, PhD, MHS

    Kiara Sofia Cruz, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: Maternal Prenatal Stress Among Women in the United States and the Associated Effects on Infant Outcomes: A Narrative Review
    Adviser: Rachel Marcus

    Samantha Curriero, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: Implementation Plan to Improve and Expand the Cancer Navigation and Survivorship Network’s (CaNSuN) Strategies
    Adviser: Kate Konkle, MPH

    Allison Gaynor, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: Human Papillomavirus, Cervical Cancer and Interventional Methods in Sub- Saharan Africa
    Adviser: Kristin Sznajder, PhD, MPH
    Employment: Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Ga.

    Caroline Grimm, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: Penn State College of Medicine Health Careers Exploration Program: Public Health Education Series
    Adviser: Michelle LaClair, MPH, CHES

    Sarah K. Hohman, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: Analyzing the Federal Funding Response for Health Care Providers During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Adviser: Christopher Hollenbeak, PhD Employment: Capitol Associates, Alexandria, Va.

    Gillian C. Kay, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: Policy Brief Analyzing the Global Implications of the Overturn of Roe v. Wade
    Adviser: Kristin Sznajder, PhD, MPH

    Stacie Kerbel, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: Evaluating how the Interaction Between Child Maltreatment and Witnessing Adverse Police Interactions Affects Internalizing Symptomologies Present Among Black Adolescents
    Adviser: Michelle Brown, PhD
    Continued education: Medical School

    Jackson Kollasch, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: Addressing Disordered Eating Habits of College-Aged Students at Pennsylvania State University Through a Social Media Campaign
    Adviser: Thomas Godfrey, MD

    Isabel Paige Marsico, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: Impact of STI Related Policy on STI Prevalence
    Adviser: Casey Pinto, PhD, CRNP, MPH

    Colby Mitchell, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: Preparing for the Next Pandemic: Lessons Learned From SARS-CoV-2 and Health Communication
    Adviser: Kristin Sznajder, PhD, MPH Employment: Center for Disease Control, Atlanta

    Natalie Montanez, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: Trauma-Informed Care Training Program for Healthcare Employees
    Adviser: Casey Pinto, PhD, CRNP, MPH
    Employment: Health and Human Services Fellowship, Independence Foundation and Philadelphia Health Partnership, Philadelphia

    Samantha Monteiro, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: Community-Led Initiative to Reducing Gun Violence in the Philadelphia
    Adviser: Betsey Aumiller, DEd

    Emma Nolan, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: Reducing the Stigma Surrounding Medication Assisted Treatment Programs for Incarcerated Individuals in PA
    Adviser: Doug Leslie, PhD
    Employment: The Arc of Pennsylvania, Lemoyne, Pa.

    Bryne Silva, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: Sexual Violence at The Pennsylvania State University – University Park: A Program Plan
    Adviser: Jocelyn Anderson, PhD, RN, FNE-A, SANE-A, CNRN

    Master of Science

    Zainab Y. Kareem, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Major: Anatomy
    Thesis: The Pathophysiology of OGF-OGFr Axis in Type-2 Diabetic Mice Model of Stroke
    Adviser: Rashmi Kumari, PhD
    Continuing Education: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School

    Jessica Morehouse, BS, University of Arizona
    Major: Anatomy
    Thesis: Diet-Induced Modulation of Brainstem Perineuronal Net Development
    Adviser: Kirsteen Browning, PhD
    Continuing Education: Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Karine Moussa, BS, Messiah University
    Major: Bioinformatics and Genomics
    Thesis: X-VIZ: Annotation and Visualization of Genes in Human X-Chromosomes by Their Activation States
    Adviser: Dajiang Liu, PhD

    Rolfy Perez Holguin, BS, MD, The Pennsylvania State University
    Major: Clinical Research
    Thesis: Outcomes after Sublobar Resection Versus Lobectomy in Lung Non-Small Cell Carcinoma In Situ
    Adviser: Chan Shen, PhD
    Employment: Penn State Health, Hershey, Pa.

    Nigel Ravida, BS, Bucknell University
    Major: Anatomy
    Thesis: The Effects of Novel Drug Compounds on Glioblastoma as an Indicator for Therapeutic Intervention
    Adviser: James Connor, PhD
    Continuing Education: Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa.

    Tiffany Tang, BS, Arizona State University
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Thesis: Effects of Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy on Taste Preference and Underlying Neural Signaling in an Obese Rat Model of Spinal Cord Injury
    Adviser: Andras Hajnal, PhD
    Employment: Pfizer, Cambridge, Mass.

    Abdul Waheed, MBBS, Aga Khan University
    Major: Public Health
    Thesis: Enrichment of Culture of Scholarship in a Family Medicine Residency Program: Effect of Structured Roadmap, Individual Accountability and Measurement of Outcomes
    Adviser: Li Wang, PhD
    Employment: WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital Residency Program, Lebanon, Pa.

    Doctor of Public Health

    Suzanne A. Akuley, BS, Lincoln University
    Major: Public Health
    Dissertation: Examining the Association Between Social Determinants of Health and Food Insecurity Among U.S. Military Veterans
    Dissertation Adviser: Betsy Aumiller, DEd

    Natasha Burse, BA, University of Cincinnati
    Major: Public Health
    Dissertation: Understanding Quality of Life and the Impact of Physical Activity on Quality of Life Among Black Breast Cancer Survivors: A Convergent Mixed Methods Study
    Dissertation Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD
    Postdoctoral training: School of Nursing at UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N.C.

    Melissa Butt, BSA, Syracuse University
    Major: Public Health
    Dissertation: Evaluating Skin Bias Internalization in Patients with Hidradenitis Suppurativa
    Dissertation Adviser: Vernon Chinchilli, PhD

    Tongyao Fan, MBBS, Southern Medical University
    Major: Public Health
    Dissertation: Patient Navigation-based Tobacco Harm Reduction Program Among Cancer Patients
    Dissertation Adviser: Joshua Muscat, PhD, MPH

    Eiman A Sh H Khesroh, MBBS, Kuwait University
    Major: Public Health
    Dissertation: The Use of Emotional Intelligence Skills in Combating Burnout Among Physicians-in- training and Program Directors
    Dissertation Adviser: Betsy Aumiller, DEd

    Ashely Kuzmik, BS, Liberty University
    Major: Public Health
    Dissertation: Social Moderators and Mediators of Age and Gender Based Disparities in Adults’ Physical Activity
    Dissertation Adviser: Liza Rovniak, PhD, MPH
    Postdoctoral training: Penn State College of Nursing, University Park, Pa.

    Aditi Sharma, BBA, Kathmandu University
    Major: Public Health
    Dissertation: Influence of Patriarchy on Women’s Health
    Dissertation Adviser: Heather Stuckey, DEd

    Katie Corinee Sneeringer, BA, Franklin & Marshall University
    Major: Public Health
    Dissertation: Hydraulic Fracturing and Hematologic Malignancies in the Pediatric Population of Pennsylvania, 2003-2017
    Dissertation Adviser: Casey Pinto, PhD, CRNP, MPH
    Postdoctoral Employment: Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa. and Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa.

    Anna Ssentengo, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Major: Public Health
    Dissertation: Stress Hyperglycemia in Patients Hospitalized for COVID-19
    Dissertation Adviser: Vernon Chinchilli, PhD

    Xingran Weng, BL, Jiangnan University
    Major: Public Health
    Dissertation: Explore End-of-Life Care Among Cancer Patients With Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
    Dissertation Adviser: Li Wang, PhD
    Postdoctoral Employment: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epidemic Intelligence Service, Atlanta

    Yanxu Yang, BA, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine
    Major: Public Health
    Dissertation: The Effects of Psychosocial Factors and Biomarkers on the Association between Sleep and Life Satisfaction Among Middle-Aged American Adults
    Dissertation Adviser: Vernon M. Chinchilli, PhD

    Xin Yin, BA, China Pharmaceutical University
    Major: Public Health
    Dissertation: Antimicrobial Resistance in Non-Typhodial Salmonella From Human and Retail Meats- United States, 2009-2018
    Dissertation Adviser: Casey Pinto, PhD, CRNP, MPH
    Postdoctoral Employment: University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Mass.

    Doctor of Philosophy

    Djibril M. Ba, BS, Temple University
    Major: Epidemiology
    Dissertation: Association of Mushroom Consumption With Major Chronic Diseases and Mortality
    Dissertation Adviser: John Richie, PhD
    Postdoctoral Employment: Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa.

    Kalins Banerjee, MS, Indian Statistical University
    Major: Biostatistics
    Dissertation: Adaptive Statistical Methods for Microbiome Association Analysis
    Dissertation Adviser: Xiang Zhan, PhD
    Postdoctoral training: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

    James H. Baraniak, BS, Arizona State University
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: Revealing the Orai-STIM Binding Interface Through the Use of Novel Peptides
    Dissertation Adviser: Donald Gill, PhD
    Postdoctoral Employment: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP, Boston

    Emily N. Blanke, BS, Lebanon Valley College
    Major: Neuroscience
    Dissertation: Voltage-Gated Sodium Channels and the Disruption of Gastric Vagal Afferent Signaling After Spinal Cord Injury
    Dissertation Adviser: Gregory Holmes, PhD
    Postdoctoral training: Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa.

    Scott Matthew Emrich, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: Insights into the Diversity of Calcium Signaling in B Lymphocytes
    Dissertation Adviser: Mohamed Trebak, PhD
    Postdoctoral Employment: Bristol Myers Squibb, Lawrenceville, N.J.

    Emily Frieben, BS, Shippensburg University
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: Dopamine D1-like Receptors: Structure, Function and Role in Cancer Therapeutics
    Dissertation Adviser: Nikolay Dokholyan, PhD
    Postdoctoral Employment: Wiley, Boston

    Michelle Gravener, BS, Stockton University
    Major: Neuroscience
    Dissertation: The Neurocognitive Mechanisms of Grapheme-Color Synesthesia
    Dissertation Adviser: Krishnankutty Sathian, MBBS, PhD
    Postdoctoral education: Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, Pa.

    Fan He, BE, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
    Major: Epidemiology
    Dissertation: Impact of Air Pollution on Cardiac Electrophysiology and Sleep Health in Adolescents
    Dissertation Adviser: Duanping Liao, MD, PhD
    Postdoctoral Employment: Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa.

    Jordan Hughey, BS, University of California – Santa Cruz
    Major: Bioinformatics and Genomics
    Dissertation: In-Silico Modeling Gene Expression Utilizing Genomic Activity and 3D Contact Information
    Dissertation Adviser: Dajiang Liu, PhD
    Postdoctoral Employment: GlaxoSmithKline

    Matthew D. Lauver, BS, Messiah College
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: The Role of Polyomavirus Capsid Mutations in Antibody Evasion and Virulence
    Dissertation Adviser: Aron Lukacher, MD, PhD
    Postdoctoral training: Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa.

    Kelly Esme Leon, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: The Epigenetic Regulation of the Senescence Microenvironment in Oncogene-Induced Senescence
    Dissertation Adviser: Katherine Aird, PhD
    Postdoctoral Employment: Fenix Group International, Philadelphia

    Stephen M. Matthews, BS, York College of Pennsylvania
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: Investigating the Wnt/MYC Axis in the Pathogenesis of Crohn’s Disease
    Dissertation Adviser: Gregory Yochum, PhD
    Postdoctoral training: Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland

    Dillon McDevitt, BS, Elizabethtown College
    Major: Neuroscience
    Dissertation: Alterations in Neuronal Excitability Within the Reward Neurocircuitry Following Opioid Exposure
    Dissertation Adviser: Nicholas Graziane, PhD
    Postdoctoral Employment: Merck & Co., North Wales, Pa.

    Daniel McGuire, BA, Western Michigan University
    Major: Biostatistics
    Dissertation: Methods for Assessing Replicability in GWAS and Analyzing Large-Scale Electronic Health Record Datasets
    Dissertation Adviser: Dajiang Liu, PhD
    Postdoctoral Employment: Travelers Insurance, Pa.

    William P. Miller, BA, Skidmore College
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: The Role of Regulated in Development and DNA Damage Response 1 (REDD1) in Diabetes-Induced Retinal Pathology and Visual Dysfunction
    Dissertation Adviser: Michael Dennis, PhD
    Postdoctoral training: Harvard University, Boston

    Chirag Patel, BS, MD, University of Arizona and St. George University School of Medicine
    Major: Anatomy
    Dissertation: Clinical and Morphological Manifestation of Multiple Sclerosis and EAE Resulting from Modulation of Endogenous Peptides
    Dissertation Adviser: Patricia McLaughlin, DEd
    Postdoctoral Employment: Neurology Residency, University of Arizona, Tucson, Az.

    Indira Purushothaman, BS, Rochester Institute of Technology
    Major: Anatomy
    Dissertation: Dysregulation of the OGF-OGFr Axis Determines Onset and Severity of Ocular Surface Complications in Type 1 Diabetes
    Dissertation Adviser: Patricia McLaughlin, DEd
    Postdoctoral Employment: RQM+, Monroeville, Pa.

    Renan Sauteraud, MS, Université Paris-Sud XI
    Major: Biostatistics
    Dissertation: Statistical Methods for the Functional Genomic Analysis of the X Chromosome
    Dissertation Adviser: Dajiang Liu, PhD
    Postdoctoral Employment: 23andMe Therapeutics, San Francisco

    Emily M. Schleicher, BS, Ursinus College
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: Using CRISPR Screens to Identify Genetic Vulnerabilities to Cancer Treatment
    Dissertation Adviser: Lucian Moldovan, PhD
    Postdoctoral training: Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey Pa.

    Biyi Shen, BS, Zhengzhou University
    Major: Biostatistics
    Dissertation: Methodologies for Longitudinal Data Adjusting for Informative Cluster Size with Non- Ignorable Zeroes
    Dissertation Adviser: Ming Wang, PhD
    Postdoctoral Employment: Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Lawrenceville, N.J.

    Angela Snyder, BS, BA, Cedar Crest College
    Major: Neuroscience
    Dissertation: The Role of the BNST in Stress and Alcohol-Related Behaviors
    Dissertation Adviser: Yuval Silberman, PhD
    Postdoctoral training: Scripps Research, San Diego

    Fan Song, BS, Fundan University
    Major: Bioinformatics and Genomics
    Dissertation: Unveiling Structural Variation: Detection, Characterization, Phasing and its Role in 3D Genome Reorganization in Cancer
    Dissertation Adviser: Feng Yue, PhD
    Postdoctoral Employment: Illumina, San Diego

    Paddy Ssentongo, MD, Makerere University College of Medicine
    Major: Epidemiology
    Dissertation: Intersection of Childhood Undernutrition and Postinfectious Hydrocephalus
    Dissertation Adviser: Vernon Chinchili, PhD
    Postdoctoral Employment: Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa.

    Jenna (Wilcox) Hagerty, BS, MS, Slippery Rock University, Harrisburg University of Science & Technology, Drexel University College of Medicine
    Major: Anatomy
    Dissertation: Metabolic Alterations in Mice with Cachexia
    Dissertation Adviser: David Waning, PhD
    Dissertation Employment: Drexel University College of Medicine, Reading, Pa.

    Beth Worley, BS, MS, Millersville University, The Pennsylvania State University
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: Elucidating the Metabolic and Anti-tumorigenic Functions of Myelin Protein Zero-like 3
    Dissertation Adviser: Nadine Hempel, PhD
    Postdoctoral training: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland

    Lina Yang, BS, Zhejiang University
    Major: Biostatistics
    Dissertation: ‘Leveraging Big Genetic Data for Prediction in Multi-Ethnic Studies: Applications to Tobacco Use Phenotypes
    Dissertation Adviser: Dajiang Liu, PhD
    Postdoctoral Employment: Novartis Pharmaceuticals, East Hanover, N.J.

    Ryan E. Yoast, BS, Sonoma State University
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: The Coordinated Functions of STIM1/2, ORAI1/2/3 and MCU Underlie the Diversity of Physiological Ca2+ Signaling
    Dissertation Adviser: Mohamed Trebak, PhD
    Postdoctoral Employment: Bristol Myers Squibb, Lawrenceville, N.J.

    Hui Zeng, BS, Shandong University of Finance and Economics
    Major: Biostatistics
    Dissertation: Causal Inference with a Mediated Proportional Hazards Regression Model and a Mediated Accelerated Failure Time Model
    Dissertation Adviser: Vernon Chinchilli, PhD
    Postdoctoral Employment: Beijing University of Chemical Technology

    Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy

    Kristen Eloie Clements, BS, Siena College
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: Identifying Novel Mechanisms of Sensitivity and Resistance to Poly-ADP-Ribose Polymerase (PARP) Inhibitors through Genome-wide CRISPR Knockout and Activation Screens
    Dissertation Adviser: G. Lucian Moldovan, PhD
    Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y.

    Yunsung Kim, BS, Purdue University
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: H63D HFE as a Genetic Modifier of Parkinson’s Disease: Clinical Impacts and Molecular Mechanisms
    Dissertation Adviser: James Connor, PhD
    Residency: Child Neurology, University of California San Francisco

    Monica Manglani, BS, Lafayette College
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: Interactions Between Cytotoxic Lymphocytes and Cerebrovasculature Drive Blood Barrier Dysfunction in Cerebral Malaria
    Dissertation Adviser: Dorian McGavern, PhD and Robert Levenson, PhD
    Residency: Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia

    Derek Nye, BS, Wilkes University
    Major: Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Biosciences
    Dissertation: Intrinsic Mechanisms of Neuronal Remodeling: Degeneration and Repair in Drosophila Sensory Neurons
    Dissertation Adviser: Melissa Rolls, PhD
    Residency: Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston

    Jerry R. Ren, BS, Cornell University
    Program: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: Mouse Breast Cancer Modeling: Cell Cycle Arrest, Radiation Mutagenesis and Transposon-Based Cancer Gene Discovery
    Dissertation Adviser: Edward Gunther, PhD
    Residency: Pediatrics, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.

    Heather Ren, BS, University of Minnesota
    Program: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: Characterizing Interleukin 21 in its Role as the CD4 T Cell Help During Mouse Polyomavirus Infection
    Dissertation Adviser: Aron Lukacher, MD, PhD
    Residency: Pediatrics, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.

    Andrea Schneider, BS, University of Buffalo, SUNY
    Program: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: Innate Immunology and Microbial Diversity in Human Skin Diseases
    Dissertation Adviser: Diane Thiboutot MD, and Amanda Nelson, PhD
    Residency: Dermatology, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.

    Doctor of Medicine/Master of Public Health

    Alexandra de la Plante, BA, New York University
    Capstone experience: Efficacy of Interventional Management of Chronic Post-Traumatic Headache: A Pilot Study
    Adviser: Carol LaRegina
    Residency: Pathology, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.

    Alexis Victoria Hyczko, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: An Exploratory Study: Evaluating Pediatric Families’ Understanding of and Reactions to COVID-19-related Visitor Restriction Policy
    Adviser: Adrian Zurca, MD, MEd
    Residency: Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh

  • Physician assistant program

    Regan Britt
    University of Michigan, BSJacob Church
    Brigham Young University, BS

    Gabrielle Ciotti
    University of Pittsburgh, BS

    Sheena Corl
    Pennsylvania College of Technology, BS

    Hieu Duong
    University of California, BS

    Dakota Edmiston
    The Pennsylvania State University, BS

    Delaney Elling
    The Pennsylvania State University, BS

    Damian Gerkman
    University of Michigan, BA

    Maria Gillio
    University of Pittsburgh, BS

    Alexis Hatten
    Miami University, BA

    Todd Herbert
    West Chester University, BS, BM

    John Jacobs
    University at Buffalo, BA

    Kate Keith
    University of Maryland, BA

    Kendall Leuffen
    University of Pittsburgh, BS

    Adam Litster
    Brigham Young University, BS

    Calvin Martin
    Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, BS

    Jonathan McKinney
    McDaniel College, BA

    Sydney Moosekian
    University of Michigan, BS

    Michael O’Connor
    University of Notre Dame, BS

    Lenisha Paige
    University of Maryland, BS

    Jessica Phillips
    Syracuse University, BS

    Jasmin Pimentel
    Florida Institute of Technology, BS

    Derick Rawding
    California State University, BS

    LaShea Townsend
    University of Massachusetts, BS

    Tjing-Tong Tse
    Palm Beach State College, BA

    Quinn Verfurth
    The Ohio State University, BS

    Geena Wasiak
    University of Scranton, BS

    Jacob Watkins
    Virginia Commonwealth University, BS

    Eric Wellham
    University of Maryland, BS

    Alix Zackon
    Northeastern University, BS

  • MD program

    Ty Jeremiah Achtermann – Albright College, BS
    Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, Va.: Internal Medicine

    Aya Agha – University of Pittsburgh, BS
    Residency: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland: Internal Medicine

    Nabeal Aljabban – University of Michigan, BS
    Residency: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Morningside-West, New York, N.Y.: Radiology-Diagnostic

    Brittany Ammerman – University of Wisconsin-Madison, BA; Rutgers University, MBS
    Residency: Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, N.Y.: Orthopaedic Surgery

    Jacob Glen Anderson – Brigham Young University, BS
    Residency: Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix: Pediatrics

    Michael James Anderson – Virginia Tech, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Orthopaedic Surgery

    Blake R. Baer – Grove City College, BS
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Urology

    David Scott Bailey – The Pennsylvania State University, BS, MEd
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Neurological Surgery

    Jason M. Barbaretta – High Point University, BS, The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
    Residency: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Neb.: Internal Medicine

    Sarah Elizabeth Benyo – Hobart and William Smith Colleges, BS
    Residency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland: Otolaryngology

    Patrick John Bergquist – Fordham University, BS
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Neurology

    Matthew James Bierowski – The Pennsylvania State University, BS, BS
    Residency: Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pa.: Internal Medicine

    Kaleb Tadesse Bogale – The Pennsylvania State University, BS, MEd
    Residency: New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, N.Y.: Internal Medicine

    Faiza Boukerche – The City College of New York, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
    Residency: UC Irvine Medical Center, Orange, Calif.: Interventional Radiology

    Cameron Lawrence Brandon – University of Pittsburgh, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
    Residency: Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio: Neurological Surgery

    Tyler Jacob Bruinsma – Saint John’s University, BA
    Residency: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia: Pediatrics

    Shannon R. Brumbaugh – Juniata College, BS
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Family Medicine

    Linda T. Bui – St. Joseph’s University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
    Residency: New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, N.Y.: Anesthesiology

    Lindsay Kristen Buzzelli – Cornell University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
    Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas: Obstetrics-Gynecology

    Katsiah Clare Cadet – Fairleigh Dickinson University, BS
    Residency: UPMC Medical Education, Pittsburgh: Child Neurology

    Xavier Joseph Candela – The Pennsylvania State University, BS, BS, MBA, MEd
    Residency: UPMC Medical Education, Pittsburgh: Plastic Surgery

    Allison Chang – Stony Brook University, BS
    Residency: Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, R.I.: Pathology

    Matthew Ryan Chapman – Stony Brook University, BS
    Residency: Zucker School of Medicine/Northwell at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, New York, N.Y.: Radiology-Diagnostic

    Karen Chen – Case Western Reserve University, BA
    Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore: Neurology

    Melissa Ezinne Chima – University of Maryland, BS
    Residency: University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y.: Obstetrics-Gynecology

    Kristen Eloie Clements – Siena College, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, PhD
    Residency: University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y.: Internal Medicine

    Mary Connolly – University of Miami, BS
    Residency: UPMC Medical Education, Pittsburgh: Internal Medicine

    David Cui – The Johns Hopkins University, BA
    Residency: Sinai Hospital of Baltimore: Ophthalmology

    Nicole Marie Cumbo – Wilkes University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
    Residency: Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, N.J.: Obstetrics-Gynecology

    Deborah U. Daoud – Rutgers University, BA
    Residency: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, N.J.: General Surgery

    Alexandra de la Plante – New York University, BA; SUNY Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, MA; The Pennsylvania State University, MPH
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Pathology

    Kevin Charles Diehl – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston- Salem, N.C.: Internal Medicine

    Yen Phuong Doan – Emory University, BS
    Residency: Penn Medicine Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia: Obstetrics-Gynecology

    Meaghan Colleen Dougher – Boston University, BA; The Pennsylvania State University, MPS
    Residency: Penn Medicine Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia: Pathology

    David Michael Drago – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha, Neb.: Family Medicine

    Samuel James Dressler – Lycoming College, BS
    Residency: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio: Pediatrics

    Maria Viviana Escudero-Fung – University of California, Berkeley, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
    Residency: UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, Calif.: Radiology-Diagnostic

    Matthew John Evers – King’s College, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Anesthesiology

    Jason David Fairbourn – Utah State University, BS
    Residency: University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, N.Y.: Urology

    Megan Helene Fiorillo – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Obstetrics-Gynecology

    John Paul Gaspich III – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston: General Surgery

    Alex Geertsen – University of Utah, BS
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Anesthesiology

    Marisa Everett Giglio – Carnegie Mellon University, BS
    Residency: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, N.J.: Obstetrics-Gynecology

    Taylor E. Gladys – Case Western Reserve University, BA; The Pennsylvania State University, MBA
    Residency: Case Western/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland: Dermatology

    Michael Moshe David Goldenberg – The Pennsylvania State University, BA, BA, MA
    Residency: Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh: Radiology-Diagnostic

    Ramon Govea – Stony Brook University, BS
    Residency: University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, Mich.: Dermatology

    Timothy L. Groh – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Fort Belvoir, Va.: Family Medicine

    Gabrielle Joan Gundermann – The Pennsylvania State University, BS, MEd
    Residency: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta: Internal Medicine

    Daniel Glenn Haas – Messiah College, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
    Residency: Christiana Care, Newark, Del.: Emergency Medicine

    Elias Gerald Harkins – Messiah College, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Pediatrics

    Stephen Anderson Harrington – Case Western Reserve, BA
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Surgery-Preliminary

    Maxwell Alexander Hart – The Ohio State University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
    Residency: University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Ariz.: Internal Medicine

    Molly Hartley – University of New Hampshire, BS
    Residency: Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Portsmouth, N.H.: Psychiatry

    Haley Marie Hartman – College of Wooster, BA; The Pennsylvania State University, MLS
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Radiology-Diagnostic

    Frederick Heitjan – United States Military Academy, BSc
    Residency: Mary Free Bed Hospital, Grand Rapids, Mich.: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    Brittainy Hereford – University of Virginia, BS
    Residency: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.: Dermatology

    Amy Kristine Vitalis Hoffman – University of Maryland, Baltimore County, BA, BA
    Residency: Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, Pa.: Family Medicine

    Julie JiHye Hong – Duke University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
    Residency: University of Hawaii, Honolulu: Medicine- Preliminary

    Samantha Rose Horn – Middlebury College, BA
    Residency: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia: Pediatrics

    Alexa Jamie Hughes – The Pennsylvania State University, BS, MEd
    Residency: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis: General Surgery

    Alexis Victoria Hyczko – Pennsylvania State University, BS, MPH
    Residency: UPMC Medical Education, Pittsburgh: Pediatrics

    Peter Kyuseok Im – University of Southern California, BS
    Residency: Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center: General Surgery

    Neekita Jikaria – Binghamton University, State University of New York, BS
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Surgery-Preliminary

    Zara Karuman – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BS
    Residency: Spectrum Health/Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, Mich.: Surgery-Preliminary

    Rahim Kassam-Adams – Brown University, BA
    Residency: Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center, Reading, Pa.: Family Medicine

    Thomas Kellner – Canisius College, BS
    Residency: SUNY Buffalo/Education Consortium, Buffalo, N.Y.: Ophthalmology

    Ryan Kenney – Elizabethtown College, BS
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Ophthalmology

    Morgan S. Kim – University of Delaware, BA, The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Surgery-Preliminary

    Sarah Chan Yae Kim – Washington and Lee University, BA
    Residency: Riverside Community Hospital, Riverside, Calif.: Family Medicine

    Yunsung Kim – Purdue University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, PhD
    Residency: UC San Francisco: Child Neurology

    Elizabeth Jenny Ko – University of California, Davis, BS
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Internal Medicine

    Paige Eden Koetter – Florida International College, BS
    Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.: Emergency Medicine

    Tobias Alois Krussig – Eckerd College, BS
    Residency: Stony Brook Teaching Hospitals, Stony Brook, N.Y.: Emergency Medicine

    Ellius Kwok – University of California, San Diego, BS, MS
    Residency: Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia: General Surgery

    Lois Kwon – Wellesley College, BS
    Residency: University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Conn.: Emergency Medicine

    Michelle Kwon – Georgia Institute of Technology, BS
    Residency: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, N.J.: Medicine-Pediatrics

    Christopher Laboe – University of Cincinnati, BS
    Residency: Harvard South Shore, Brockton, Mass.: Psychiatry

    Nicholas Salvatore Lazzara – Vanderbilt University, BA
    Residency: Zucker School of Medicine – Northwell Cohen Children’s Medical Center, New Hyde Park, N.Y.: Pediatrics

    Emily Nicole Leboffe – Susquehanna University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
    Residency: Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Lawrence, Mass.: Family Medicine

    Alexander Patrick Lee – Rutgers University, BA; University of Medicine and Dentistry: New Jersey Dental School, DMD
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Emergency Medicine

    Charles Chasoo Lee – University of Rochester, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MBA
    Residency: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, N.Y.: Neurology

    Nicole Legro – University of Toronto, BS
    Residency: MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.: Obstetrics-Gynecology

    Kate Robbins Levenberg – Elon University, BA
    Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore: Psychiatry

    David Locke – Indiana University of Pennsylvania, BA, BA
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Emergency Medicine

    Abby Rose London – The Pennsylvania State University, BS, MLS
    Residency: Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, R.I.: Internal Medicine

    Nathaniel A. Long – Shenandoah University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
    Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston: Internal Medicine

    Crystal Linda Lovelace – Lehigh University, BA
    Residency: Family Medicine

    Zhexi Lu – University of Richmond, BS
    Residency: UPMC Medical Education, Pittsburgh: Internal Medicine

    Andrew David Luo – Duke University, BS; Columbia Business School, MBA
    Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston: Emergency Medicine

    Monica Manglani – Lafayette College, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, PhD
    Residency: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia: Pediatrics

    Ciara Marie Marshall – Lebanon Valley College, BS
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Obstetrics-Gynecology

    Seth Lydell Martin – Millersville University, BS
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Family Medicine

    Andrew John McCullen – University of Virginia, BA; Georgetown University, MS
    Residency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland: Radiology-Diagnostic

    Daniela Medina – Florida International University, BS
    Residency: Louisiana State University School of Medicine-New Orleans: Vascular Surgery

    Christopher Robert Messner – The Pennsylvania State University, BS; MEd
    Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore: Internal Medicine

    Nathan R. Michalak – College of the Holy Cross, BA
    Residency: New York Presbytery Hospital – Columbia University Medical Center, New York, N.Y.: Surgery- Preliminary

    Daniella Nagy Mikhail – The College of New Jersey, BS
    Residency: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, N.J.: Internal Medicine

    Peter John Milianta – Iona College, BA; The Pennsylvania State University, MBA
    Residency: Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, R.I.: Anesthesiology

    Brianne Morgan – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Obstetrics-Gynecology

    Matthew Jude Murray – Dickinson College, BS
    Residency: Wellspan Health York Hospital, York, Pa.: Internal Medicine

    Nanjiba Nawaz – Mount Holyoke College, BA
    Residency: Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Jacksonville, Fla.: Internal Medicine

    Andrew Henry Nesdill – University of Maryland, BS, BS; Rutgers University, MBS; The Pennsylvania State University, MBA
    Residency: Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pa.: Anesthesiology

    Darya Sergeyevna Nesterova – Virginia Tech, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MS
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Surgery-Preliminary

    Andrew Patrick Nevin – Messiah College, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Medicine-Pediatrics

    Paul Duc Huy Nguyen – Emory University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
    Residency: UC San Francisco: Anesthesiology

    Maria Elena Noel – University of Notre Dame, BA
    Residency: Christiana Care, Newark, Del.: Emergency Medicine

    Derek Michael Ryan Nye – Wilkes University, BS; Penn State College of Medicine, PhD
    Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston: Internal Medicine

    Prisca C. Obidike – Lincoln University, BS
    Residency: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.: General Surgery

    Emily A. O’Brien – University at Buffalo, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MBA
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Obstetrics-Gynecology

    Alexander J. O’Donovan – Boston University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
    Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.: Pediatrics

    Banan Wael Otaibi – Hobart and William Smith Colleges, BS
    Residency: University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Ariz.: General Surgery

    Tommy Pan – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA
    Residency: Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh: Orthopaedic Surgery

    Ji Min Park – University of Washington, BS
    Residency: San Antonio Military Medicine, San Antonio: Internal Medicine

    Won Sik Park – Macaulay Honors College at CUNY Lehman College, BA
    Residency: Zucker School of Medicine Northwell at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Manhasset, N.Y.: Emergency Medicine

    Akshilkumar Navindrabhai Patel – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Surgery-Preliminary

    Dolly Suresh Patel – Rutgers University, BS
    Residency: Montefiore Medical Center/Einstein, Bronx, N.Y.: Internal Medicine

    Shivam D. Patel – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: UPMC Medical Education, Pittsburgh: Otolaryngology

    Yuriy Pechenyy – City College of New York CUNY, BS, MS
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Anesthesiology

    Matthew Robertson Pelton – Wesleyan University, BA
    Residency: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, N.J.: Internal Medicine

    Nhu y Phan – University of Georgia, BS
    Residency: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.: Neurology

    Shayann Ramedani – Ursinus College, BA, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
    Residency: Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, N.Y.: Transitional

    Elizabeth Anne Raoof – University of Maryland, BS, ME
    Residency: MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, D.C.: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    Heather Marie Ren – University of Minnesota, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, PhD
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Pediatrics

    Jerry Ruizhe Ren – Cornell University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, PhD
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Pediatrics

    Marisa Joann Riley – The University of Scranton, BS
    Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, Va.: Dermatology

    Pratiti Roy – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, Pa.: Family Medicine

    Garrett Rucker – University of California, Los Angeles, BS
    Residency: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Va., D.C.: Radiology-Diagnostic

    Casey Aileen Ryan – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, Fla.: Neurological Surgery

    Cody Dylan Sacks – University of Scranton, BS, MS
    Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia: Anesthesiology

    Francesco Paulo Satriale – Bucknell University, BS
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Family Medicine

    Jacob Schick – The Johns Hopkins University, BS
    Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore: Radiology-Diagnostic

    Derika Schlueter – Gettysburg College, BS
    Residency: University of Florida College of Medicine-Shands Hospital, Gainesville, Fla.: Pediatrics

    Andrea Marie Schneider – University at Buffalo, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, PhD
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Dermatology

    Catherine Seeger – Loyola University of Maryland, BS
    Residency: SUNY Buffalo/Education Consortium, Buffalo, N.Y.: Ophthalmology

    Aesha Shah – The New Jersey Institute of Technology, BS
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Emergency Medicine

    Christopher Simion – Lebanon Valley College, BS
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Emergency Medicine

    Haley Sinatro – The Pennsylvania State University, BS, MBA
    Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas: Emergency Medicine

    Glenn Scott Slick Jr. – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Surgery-Preliminary

    Catherine Elizabeth Smiley – College of William and Mary, BA
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa: Dermatology

    Eric William Sobieski – University of Pittsburgh, BS
    Residency: St. Luke’s Hospital – Anderson Campus, Easton, Pa.: Transitional

    Christopher Michael Stauch – The Johns Hopkins University, BS
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Orthopaedic Surgery

    Abigail Christine Styck – Valparaiso University, BS
    Residency: Mercy Health Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, Mich.: Family Medicine

    Sydnie Marie Thomas – Utah State University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
    Residency: Christiana Care, Newark, Del.: Emergency Medicine

    Olubukola Olubunmi Toyobo – The Pennsylvania State University, BS, MBA
    Residency: Memorial Healthcare System, Pembroke Pines, Fla.: Medicine-Preliminary

    Max Lawrence Trojano – College of the Holy Cross, BA; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
    Residency: Orlando Health, Orlando, Fla.: Emergency Medicine

    Maya Tsao-Wu – Pomona College, BA
    Residency: Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, R.I.: Medicine-Pediatrics

    Kyle J. Tuohy – East Stroudsburg University, BS; Montclair State University, MS
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Neurological Surgery

    Sarah Walser – Bard College, BA
    Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore: Psychiatry

    Grant Donald Wandling – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: Orlando Health, Orlando, Fla.: Emergency Medicine

    Amanda Kahlea Williams – Elizabethtown College, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
    Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.: Pediatrics

    Trishae Lynne Winters – Grove City College, BS
    Residency: Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh: Radiology-Diagnostic

    Jayme Wood – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BS; University College of London, MSc
    Residency: Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, N.C.: Pediatrics

    Ally Ae Lim Yang – University of Maryland, Baltimore County, BS
    Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.: Orthopaedic Surgery

    Qian Yang – Stony Brook University, BS
    Residency: Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.: Radiology-Diagnostic

    Kevin J. Zhen – University of Maryland, BS
    Residency: UC San Diego Medical Center, San Diego: Family Medicine

    Eric Michael Zimmerman – Elizabethtown College, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Internal Medicine

    Olivia Zucaro – John Carroll University, BS
    Residency: Case Western/MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland: Obstetrics-Gynecology

Graduate school

Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security

Joseph P. Able, BA, Waldorf University
Capstone experience: Are WMD Still a Threat?
Adviser: Gavin Macgregor-Skinner, BVSc, MSc, MPH, MRCVS

Austin J. Boccardi, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: A Comprehensive Performance Assessment for St. Luke’s Quakertown (PA) EMS and MCI: Identifying Gaps and Recommendations for Best Practices
Advisers: Eugene Lengerich, VMD, and Gavin Macgregor-Skinner, BVSc, MSc, MPH, MRCVS

Caitlyn Connors Voois, BA, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: School Violence: A United States Public Health Crisis
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

Cheyanne Jae Eisenmann, BSEd, Baylor University
Capstone experience: Vaccines and Autoimmune Diseases: A Systematic Review
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

Ana Garzon, BS, University of Central Florida
Capstone experience: Prevalence and Factors Contributing to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Amongst Healthcare Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Systematic Review.
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

Craigory Harper, BA, University of Arizona
Capstone experience: An Examination of United States Public Health Policy for Immigration Detention Centers During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

Kelly K. Hollenbeak, BA, BS, William Jewell College and The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Among Healthcare Workers in the United States
Adviser: Jennifer Osetek, PhD, MHS

Lori Karabinchak, BAS, Montclair State University
Capstone experience: Compassion Fatigued First Responders: The Mental Health Effects From COVID-19
Adviser: Avram Flamm, DO

Hannah McCain, BA, University of New Haven
Capstone experience: Community Resilience Programs and Disaster Readiness: Are Individuals and Communities Seeing Improved Disaster Outcomes?
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

Michael S. Mitchell, BS, Indiana University, Bloomington
Capstone experience: Threat of Medical Supply Chain Vulnerabilities to National Security
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

David H. Nguyen, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: A Systematic Review: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Contact Tracing
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD and Jennifer Osetek, PhD, MHS

Nathan J. O’Brien, BS, Lockhaven University
Capstone experience: California’s Public Health Preparedness: Wildfires and the Lack of Preparedness
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

Savannah N. Olimpo, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: A Systematic Review of Economic Development as an Indicator of Community Resilience in Response to a Major Disaster
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

Monica N. Plumb, BS, West Texas A&M University
Capstone experience: The Emergency Management for Higher Education (EMHE) Grant Proposal
Adviser: Jennifer Osetek, PhD, MHS

Alyssa M. Pursel, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: Undocumented Immigrants Contributing to the Spread of Influenza and the Effect on the U.S. Health Care System: A Systematic Review of the Literature
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

Tinamarie Reese, BS, Park University
Capstone experience: The Efficacy of DoD Medical Support in the Fight Against Domestic Natural Disasters
Adviser: Gavin Macgregor-Skinner, BVSc, MSc, MPH, MRCVS

Agustus Reyna, BS, California University of Pennsylvania
Capstone experience: Emergency Planning for People with Disabilities During Disasters: Systematic Review
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

Peter Rockey, BA, American Public University
Capstone experience: Opioids: A Seemingly Unstoppable Public Health Crisis
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

Amelia Catherine Sagehorn, BS, California State Polytechnic University
Capstone experience: A Systematic Review of Improvements to Hurricane Response Operations Along the Gulf Coast
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

Mark Schroeder, BS, BSN, George Washington University and Virginia Commonwealth University
Capstone experience: Canine Use in the Detection of Human Remains During Disaster Recovery Operations
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

Trisha M. Tibbs, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: Autism Awareness Training for Law Enforcement and First Responders
Adviser: Avram Flamm, DO

Mikaela Toth, BS, Florida State University
Capstone experience: Transformation of Sporting Arenas for Crisis Management: A Systematic Review of International COVID-19 Response
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Chelsi Blume, BS, DVM, Clemson University and University of Tennessee
Capstone experience: Lead Toxicity in Domestic Animals in Pennsylvania: A Scoping Literature Review
Adviser: Gene Lengerich, VMD
Employment: U.S. Army Veterinary Corps

Rachel Brettler, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: Needs of Human Trafficking Victims and Utilization of YWCA Services: A Data Report
Adviser: Casey Pinto, PhD, CRNP, MPH
Employment: Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa.

Rianna Conway, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: Measuring and Defining Transformative Learning: The Transformative Learning Survey
Adviser: Heather Stuckey-Peyrot, DEd
Employment: Merck, Rahway, N.J.

McKenzie Derby, BA, Albright College
Capstone experience: Coverage Gaps in Health Insurance: Demographic, Clinical and Health Expenditure Analysis in the U.S. Population Under 65
Adviser: Wenke Hwang, PhD

Ashmita Grewal, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: HPV Vaccination in LGBTQ+ Communities
Adviser: Li Wang, PhD
Employment: Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa.

Emily Heilbrunn, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: Identifying Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Information Preferences for Parents of Adolescents
Adviser: Vernon Chinchilli, PhD
Education: Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa

Ryan Holcomb, BS, Pennsylvania School of Technology
Capstone experience: Depression is Associated with Longer Hospital Stay and Increased Risk of Non- Routine Discharge After Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
Adviser: Julie Lentes, MPH
Employment: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa

Moriah Lukasik, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: STD Trends Across Pennsylvania During the Start of the COVID-19
Adviser: Casey Pinto, PhD, CRNP, MPH and Cara Exten, PhD, MPH
Employment: Chemonics International

Ellie Manca, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: A Review of the Scope of Services Offered of Over-the-Counter Sexually Transmitted Disease Tests
Adviser: Casey Pinto, PhD, CRNP, MPH
Employment: AlphaBioCom LLC, King of Prussia, Pa.

Evelyn Marin, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: Determinants of Influenza Vaccine Uptake Among Pregnant Women: Demographics and Medical Care Access
Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS, CPH
Employment: Penn State REACH, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa.

Rachel Myers, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: A Solutions Based Community Needs Assessment on Racial and Ethnic Disparities Within Communities Residing in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania
Adviser: Wenke Hwang, PhD
Employment: Penn State Health, Hershey, Pa.

Elisha J. Peregino, BS, MSN, University of Maryland School of Nursing
Capstone experience: Child Home Safety for Allied Health and Community Professionals: A Train- the-Trainer Educational Program
Adviser: Michelle LaClair, MPH, CHES
Employment: Penn State Health, Hershey, Pa.

Caprielle Peters, BA, Hunter College – City University of New York
Capstone experience: Assessing Grief by Geographic Location in a NYC Faith-Based Black Community
Adviser: Edeanya Agbese, MPH
Employment: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Keegan Peterson, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: Game on! Group Exercise and Active Video Games to Reduce Sedentary Behavior Among Older Adults
Adviser: Liza Rovniak, PhD
Continued education: The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.

Melanie Potiaumpai, BS, MS, PhD, University of Miami
Capstone experience: Looking Back: The Evolution of Exercise-Related Healthcare Policy
Adviser: Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH

Gloriany Rivas, BA, Millersville University
Capstone experience: Vamos a educarnos contra el cáncer
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD
Employment: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.

Micaela Tatman, BS, University of Tampa
Capstone experience: Genomic Signatures and Mechanisms Mediated by FOXA1 Knockout and Interferon-gamma Stimulation in Bladder Cancer Models
Adviser: Vonn Walter, PhD
Employment: Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa.

William Gene Yeung Wong, BS, Tufts University
Capstone experience: Racial Differences in Bariatric Surgical Approach: A National Inpatient Sample Analysis
Adviser: Chan Shen, PhD
Employment: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.

Integrated Undergraduate Accelerated Master of Public Health

Katherine Byrd, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: Economic Barriers to Doula Access in the United States and its Contribution to Disparities in Maternal Mortality Rates
Adviser: Casey Pinto, PhD, CRNP, MPH
Employment: Willis Towers Watson, Short Hills, N.J.

Geraldine Corraro, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: Code Blue Mental Health Outreach Initiative
Adviser: Jennifer Osetek, PhD, MHS

Kiara Sofia Cruz, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: Maternal Prenatal Stress Among Women in the United States and the Associated Effects on Infant Outcomes: A Narrative Review
Adviser: Rachel Marcus

Samantha Curriero, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: Implementation Plan to Improve and Expand the Cancer Navigation and Survivorship Network’s (CaNSuN) Strategies
Adviser: Kate Konkle, MPH

Allison Gaynor, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: Human Papillomavirus, Cervical Cancer and Interventional Methods in Sub- Saharan Africa
Adviser: Kristin Sznajder, PhD, MPH
Employment: Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Ga.

Caroline Grimm, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: Penn State College of Medicine Health Careers Exploration Program: Public Health Education Series
Adviser: Michelle LaClair, MPH, CHES

Sarah K. Hohman, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: Analyzing the Federal Funding Response for Health Care Providers During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Adviser: Christopher Hollenbeak, PhD Employment: Capitol Associates, Alexandria, Va.

Gillian C. Kay, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: Policy Brief Analyzing the Global Implications of the Overturn of Roe v. Wade
Adviser: Kristin Sznajder, PhD, MPH

Stacie Kerbel, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: Evaluating how the Interaction Between Child Maltreatment and Witnessing Adverse Police Interactions Affects Internalizing Symptomologies Present Among Black Adolescents
Adviser: Michelle Brown, PhD
Continued education: Medical School

Jackson Kollasch, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: Addressing Disordered Eating Habits of College-Aged Students at Pennsylvania State University Through a Social Media Campaign
Adviser: Thomas Godfrey, MD

Isabel Paige Marsico, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: Impact of STI Related Policy on STI Prevalence
Adviser: Casey Pinto, PhD, CRNP, MPH

Colby Mitchell, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: Preparing for the Next Pandemic: Lessons Learned From SARS-CoV-2 and Health Communication
Adviser: Kristin Sznajder, PhD, MPH Employment: Center for Disease Control, Atlanta

Natalie Montanez, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: Trauma-Informed Care Training Program for Healthcare Employees
Adviser: Casey Pinto, PhD, CRNP, MPH
Employment: Health and Human Services Fellowship, Independence Foundation and Philadelphia Health Partnership, Philadelphia

Samantha Monteiro, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: Community-Led Initiative to Reducing Gun Violence in the Philadelphia
Adviser: Betsey Aumiller, DEd

Emma Nolan, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: Reducing the Stigma Surrounding Medication Assisted Treatment Programs for Incarcerated Individuals in PA
Adviser: Doug Leslie, PhD
Employment: The Arc of Pennsylvania, Lemoyne, Pa.

Bryne Silva, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: Sexual Violence at The Pennsylvania State University – University Park: A Program Plan
Adviser: Jocelyn Anderson, PhD, RN, FNE-A, SANE-A, CNRN

Master of Science

Zainab Y. Kareem, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Major: Anatomy
Thesis: The Pathophysiology of OGF-OGFr Axis in Type-2 Diabetic Mice Model of Stroke
Adviser: Rashmi Kumari, PhD
Continuing Education: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School

Jessica Morehouse, BS, University of Arizona
Major: Anatomy
Thesis: Diet-Induced Modulation of Brainstem Perineuronal Net Development
Adviser: Kirsteen Browning, PhD
Continuing Education: Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Karine Moussa, BS, Messiah University
Major: Bioinformatics and Genomics
Thesis: X-VIZ: Annotation and Visualization of Genes in Human X-Chromosomes by Their Activation States
Adviser: Dajiang Liu, PhD

Rolfy Perez Holguin, BS, MD, The Pennsylvania State University
Major: Clinical Research
Thesis: Outcomes after Sublobar Resection Versus Lobectomy in Lung Non-Small Cell Carcinoma In Situ
Adviser: Chan Shen, PhD
Employment: Penn State Health, Hershey, Pa.

Nigel Ravida, BS, Bucknell University
Major: Anatomy
Thesis: The Effects of Novel Drug Compounds on Glioblastoma as an Indicator for Therapeutic Intervention
Adviser: James Connor, PhD
Continuing Education: Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa.

Tiffany Tang, BS, Arizona State University
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Thesis: Effects of Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy on Taste Preference and Underlying Neural Signaling in an Obese Rat Model of Spinal Cord Injury
Adviser: Andras Hajnal, PhD
Employment: Pfizer, Cambridge, Mass.

Abdul Waheed, MBBS, Aga Khan University
Major: Public Health
Thesis: Enrichment of Culture of Scholarship in a Family Medicine Residency Program: Effect of Structured Roadmap, Individual Accountability and Measurement of Outcomes
Adviser: Li Wang, PhD
Employment: WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital Residency Program, Lebanon, Pa.

Doctor of Public Health

Suzanne A. Akuley, BS, Lincoln University
Major: Public Health
Dissertation: Examining the Association Between Social Determinants of Health and Food Insecurity Among U.S. Military Veterans
Dissertation Adviser: Betsy Aumiller, DEd

Natasha Burse, BA, University of Cincinnati
Major: Public Health
Dissertation: Understanding Quality of Life and the Impact of Physical Activity on Quality of Life Among Black Breast Cancer Survivors: A Convergent Mixed Methods Study
Dissertation Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD
Postdoctoral training: School of Nursing at UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Melissa Butt, BSA, Syracuse University
Major: Public Health
Dissertation: Evaluating Skin Bias Internalization in Patients with Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Dissertation Adviser: Vernon Chinchilli, PhD

Tongyao Fan, MBBS, Southern Medical University
Major: Public Health
Dissertation: Patient Navigation-based Tobacco Harm Reduction Program Among Cancer Patients
Dissertation Adviser: Joshua Muscat, PhD, MPH

Eiman A Sh H Khesroh, MBBS, Kuwait University
Major: Public Health
Dissertation: The Use of Emotional Intelligence Skills in Combating Burnout Among Physicians-in- training and Program Directors
Dissertation Adviser: Betsy Aumiller, DEd

Ashely Kuzmik, BS, Liberty University
Major: Public Health
Dissertation: Social Moderators and Mediators of Age and Gender Based Disparities in Adults’ Physical Activity
Dissertation Adviser: Liza Rovniak, PhD, MPH
Postdoctoral training: Penn State College of Nursing, University Park, Pa.

Aditi Sharma, BBA, Kathmandu University
Major: Public Health
Dissertation: Influence of Patriarchy on Women’s Health
Dissertation Adviser: Heather Stuckey, DEd

Katie Corinee Sneeringer, BA, Franklin & Marshall University
Major: Public Health
Dissertation: Hydraulic Fracturing and Hematologic Malignancies in the Pediatric Population of Pennsylvania, 2003-2017
Dissertation Adviser: Casey Pinto, PhD, CRNP, MPH
Postdoctoral Employment: Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa. and Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa.

Anna Ssentengo, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Major: Public Health
Dissertation: Stress Hyperglycemia in Patients Hospitalized for COVID-19
Dissertation Adviser: Vernon Chinchilli, PhD

Xingran Weng, BL, Jiangnan University
Major: Public Health
Dissertation: Explore End-of-Life Care Among Cancer Patients With Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
Dissertation Adviser: Li Wang, PhD
Postdoctoral Employment: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epidemic Intelligence Service, Atlanta

Yanxu Yang, BA, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine
Major: Public Health
Dissertation: The Effects of Psychosocial Factors and Biomarkers on the Association between Sleep and Life Satisfaction Among Middle-Aged American Adults
Dissertation Adviser: Vernon M. Chinchilli, PhD

Xin Yin, BA, China Pharmaceutical University
Major: Public Health
Dissertation: Antimicrobial Resistance in Non-Typhodial Salmonella From Human and Retail Meats- United States, 2009-2018
Dissertation Adviser: Casey Pinto, PhD, CRNP, MPH
Postdoctoral Employment: University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Mass.

Doctor of Philosophy

Djibril M. Ba, BS, Temple University
Major: Epidemiology
Dissertation: Association of Mushroom Consumption With Major Chronic Diseases and Mortality
Dissertation Adviser: John Richie, PhD
Postdoctoral Employment: Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa.

Kalins Banerjee, MS, Indian Statistical University
Major: Biostatistics
Dissertation: Adaptive Statistical Methods for Microbiome Association Analysis
Dissertation Adviser: Xiang Zhan, PhD
Postdoctoral training: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

James H. Baraniak, BS, Arizona State University
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: Revealing the Orai-STIM Binding Interface Through the Use of Novel Peptides
Dissertation Adviser: Donald Gill, PhD
Postdoctoral Employment: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP, Boston

Emily N. Blanke, BS, Lebanon Valley College
Major: Neuroscience
Dissertation: Voltage-Gated Sodium Channels and the Disruption of Gastric Vagal Afferent Signaling After Spinal Cord Injury
Dissertation Adviser: Gregory Holmes, PhD
Postdoctoral training: Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa.

Scott Matthew Emrich, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: Insights into the Diversity of Calcium Signaling in B Lymphocytes
Dissertation Adviser: Mohamed Trebak, PhD
Postdoctoral Employment: Bristol Myers Squibb, Lawrenceville, N.J.

Emily Frieben, BS, Shippensburg University
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: Dopamine D1-like Receptors: Structure, Function and Role in Cancer Therapeutics
Dissertation Adviser: Nikolay Dokholyan, PhD
Postdoctoral Employment: Wiley, Boston

Michelle Gravener, BS, Stockton University
Major: Neuroscience
Dissertation: The Neurocognitive Mechanisms of Grapheme-Color Synesthesia
Dissertation Adviser: Krishnankutty Sathian, MBBS, PhD
Postdoctoral education: Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, Pa.

Fan He, BE, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Major: Epidemiology
Dissertation: Impact of Air Pollution on Cardiac Electrophysiology and Sleep Health in Adolescents
Dissertation Adviser: Duanping Liao, MD, PhD
Postdoctoral Employment: Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa.

Jordan Hughey, BS, University of California – Santa Cruz
Major: Bioinformatics and Genomics
Dissertation: In-Silico Modeling Gene Expression Utilizing Genomic Activity and 3D Contact Information
Dissertation Adviser: Dajiang Liu, PhD
Postdoctoral Employment: GlaxoSmithKline

Matthew D. Lauver, BS, Messiah College
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: The Role of Polyomavirus Capsid Mutations in Antibody Evasion and Virulence
Dissertation Adviser: Aron Lukacher, MD, PhD
Postdoctoral training: Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa.

Kelly Esme Leon, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: The Epigenetic Regulation of the Senescence Microenvironment in Oncogene-Induced Senescence
Dissertation Adviser: Katherine Aird, PhD
Postdoctoral Employment: Fenix Group International, Philadelphia

Stephen M. Matthews, BS, York College of Pennsylvania
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: Investigating the Wnt/MYC Axis in the Pathogenesis of Crohn’s Disease
Dissertation Adviser: Gregory Yochum, PhD
Postdoctoral training: Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland

Dillon McDevitt, BS, Elizabethtown College
Major: Neuroscience
Dissertation: Alterations in Neuronal Excitability Within the Reward Neurocircuitry Following Opioid Exposure
Dissertation Adviser: Nicholas Graziane, PhD
Postdoctoral Employment: Merck & Co., North Wales, Pa.

Daniel McGuire, BA, Western Michigan University
Major: Biostatistics
Dissertation: Methods for Assessing Replicability in GWAS and Analyzing Large-Scale Electronic Health Record Datasets
Dissertation Adviser: Dajiang Liu, PhD
Postdoctoral Employment: Travelers Insurance, Pa.

William P. Miller, BA, Skidmore College
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: The Role of Regulated in Development and DNA Damage Response 1 (REDD1) in Diabetes-Induced Retinal Pathology and Visual Dysfunction
Dissertation Adviser: Michael Dennis, PhD
Postdoctoral training: Harvard University, Boston

Chirag Patel, BS, MD, University of Arizona and St. George University School of Medicine
Major: Anatomy
Dissertation: Clinical and Morphological Manifestation of Multiple Sclerosis and EAE Resulting from Modulation of Endogenous Peptides
Dissertation Adviser: Patricia McLaughlin, DEd
Postdoctoral Employment: Neurology Residency, University of Arizona, Tucson, Az.

Indira Purushothaman, BS, Rochester Institute of Technology
Major: Anatomy
Dissertation: Dysregulation of the OGF-OGFr Axis Determines Onset and Severity of Ocular Surface Complications in Type 1 Diabetes
Dissertation Adviser: Patricia McLaughlin, DEd
Postdoctoral Employment: RQM+, Monroeville, Pa.

Renan Sauteraud, MS, Université Paris-Sud XI
Major: Biostatistics
Dissertation: Statistical Methods for the Functional Genomic Analysis of the X Chromosome
Dissertation Adviser: Dajiang Liu, PhD
Postdoctoral Employment: 23andMe Therapeutics, San Francisco

Emily M. Schleicher, BS, Ursinus College
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: Using CRISPR Screens to Identify Genetic Vulnerabilities to Cancer Treatment
Dissertation Adviser: Lucian Moldovan, PhD
Postdoctoral training: Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey Pa.

Biyi Shen, BS, Zhengzhou University
Major: Biostatistics
Dissertation: Methodologies for Longitudinal Data Adjusting for Informative Cluster Size with Non- Ignorable Zeroes
Dissertation Adviser: Ming Wang, PhD
Postdoctoral Employment: Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Lawrenceville, N.J.

Angela Snyder, BS, BA, Cedar Crest College
Major: Neuroscience
Dissertation: The Role of the BNST in Stress and Alcohol-Related Behaviors
Dissertation Adviser: Yuval Silberman, PhD
Postdoctoral training: Scripps Research, San Diego

Fan Song, BS, Fundan University
Major: Bioinformatics and Genomics
Dissertation: Unveiling Structural Variation: Detection, Characterization, Phasing and its Role in 3D Genome Reorganization in Cancer
Dissertation Adviser: Feng Yue, PhD
Postdoctoral Employment: Illumina, San Diego

Paddy Ssentongo, MD, Makerere University College of Medicine
Major: Epidemiology
Dissertation: Intersection of Childhood Undernutrition and Postinfectious Hydrocephalus
Dissertation Adviser: Vernon Chinchili, PhD
Postdoctoral Employment: Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa.

Jenna (Wilcox) Hagerty, BS, MS, Slippery Rock University, Harrisburg University of Science & Technology, Drexel University College of Medicine
Major: Anatomy
Dissertation: Metabolic Alterations in Mice with Cachexia
Dissertation Adviser: David Waning, PhD
Dissertation Employment: Drexel University College of Medicine, Reading, Pa.

Beth Worley, BS, MS, Millersville University, The Pennsylvania State University
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: Elucidating the Metabolic and Anti-tumorigenic Functions of Myelin Protein Zero-like 3
Dissertation Adviser: Nadine Hempel, PhD
Postdoctoral training: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland

Lina Yang, BS, Zhejiang University
Major: Biostatistics
Dissertation: ‘Leveraging Big Genetic Data for Prediction in Multi-Ethnic Studies: Applications to Tobacco Use Phenotypes
Dissertation Adviser: Dajiang Liu, PhD
Postdoctoral Employment: Novartis Pharmaceuticals, East Hanover, N.J.

Ryan E. Yoast, BS, Sonoma State University
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: The Coordinated Functions of STIM1/2, ORAI1/2/3 and MCU Underlie the Diversity of Physiological Ca2+ Signaling
Dissertation Adviser: Mohamed Trebak, PhD
Postdoctoral Employment: Bristol Myers Squibb, Lawrenceville, N.J.

Hui Zeng, BS, Shandong University of Finance and Economics
Major: Biostatistics
Dissertation: Causal Inference with a Mediated Proportional Hazards Regression Model and a Mediated Accelerated Failure Time Model
Dissertation Adviser: Vernon Chinchilli, PhD
Postdoctoral Employment: Beijing University of Chemical Technology

Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy

Kristen Eloie Clements, BS, Siena College
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: Identifying Novel Mechanisms of Sensitivity and Resistance to Poly-ADP-Ribose Polymerase (PARP) Inhibitors through Genome-wide CRISPR Knockout and Activation Screens
Dissertation Adviser: G. Lucian Moldovan, PhD
Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y.

Yunsung Kim, BS, Purdue University
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: H63D HFE as a Genetic Modifier of Parkinson’s Disease: Clinical Impacts and Molecular Mechanisms
Dissertation Adviser: James Connor, PhD
Residency: Child Neurology, University of California San Francisco

Monica Manglani, BS, Lafayette College
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: Interactions Between Cytotoxic Lymphocytes and Cerebrovasculature Drive Blood Barrier Dysfunction in Cerebral Malaria
Dissertation Adviser: Dorian McGavern, PhD and Robert Levenson, PhD
Residency: Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia

Derek Nye, BS, Wilkes University
Major: Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Biosciences
Dissertation: Intrinsic Mechanisms of Neuronal Remodeling: Degeneration and Repair in Drosophila Sensory Neurons
Dissertation Adviser: Melissa Rolls, PhD
Residency: Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston

Jerry R. Ren, BS, Cornell University
Program: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: Mouse Breast Cancer Modeling: Cell Cycle Arrest, Radiation Mutagenesis and Transposon-Based Cancer Gene Discovery
Dissertation Adviser: Edward Gunther, PhD
Residency: Pediatrics, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.

Heather Ren, BS, University of Minnesota
Program: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: Characterizing Interleukin 21 in its Role as the CD4 T Cell Help During Mouse Polyomavirus Infection
Dissertation Adviser: Aron Lukacher, MD, PhD
Residency: Pediatrics, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.

Andrea Schneider, BS, University of Buffalo, SUNY
Program: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: Innate Immunology and Microbial Diversity in Human Skin Diseases
Dissertation Adviser: Diane Thiboutot MD, and Amanda Nelson, PhD
Residency: Dermatology, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.

Doctor of Medicine/Master of Public Health

Alexandra de la Plante, BA, New York University
Capstone experience: Efficacy of Interventional Management of Chronic Post-Traumatic Headache: A Pilot Study
Adviser: Carol LaRegina
Residency: Pathology, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.

Alexis Victoria Hyczko, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: An Exploratory Study: Evaluating Pediatric Families’ Understanding of and Reactions to COVID-19-related Visitor Restriction Policy
Adviser: Adrian Zurca, MD, MEd
Residency: Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh

Physician assistant program

Regan Britt
University of Michigan, BSJacob Church
Brigham Young University, BS

Gabrielle Ciotti
University of Pittsburgh, BS

Sheena Corl
Pennsylvania College of Technology, BS

Hieu Duong
University of California, BS

Dakota Edmiston
The Pennsylvania State University, BS

Delaney Elling
The Pennsylvania State University, BS

Damian Gerkman
University of Michigan, BA

Maria Gillio
University of Pittsburgh, BS

Alexis Hatten
Miami University, BA

Todd Herbert
West Chester University, BS, BM

John Jacobs
University at Buffalo, BA

Kate Keith
University of Maryland, BA

Kendall Leuffen
University of Pittsburgh, BS

Adam Litster
Brigham Young University, BS

Calvin Martin
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, BS

Jonathan McKinney
McDaniel College, BA

Sydney Moosekian
University of Michigan, BS

Michael O’Connor
University of Notre Dame, BS

Lenisha Paige
University of Maryland, BS

Jessica Phillips
Syracuse University, BS

Jasmin Pimentel
Florida Institute of Technology, BS

Derick Rawding
California State University, BS

LaShea Townsend
University of Massachusetts, BS

Tjing-Tong Tse
Palm Beach State College, BA

Quinn Verfurth
The Ohio State University, BS

Geena Wasiak
University of Scranton, BS

Jacob Watkins
Virginia Commonwealth University, BS

Eric Wellham
University of Maryland, BS

Alix Zackon
Northeastern University, BS

MD program

Ty Jeremiah Achtermann – Albright College, BS
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, Va.: Internal Medicine

Aya Agha – University of Pittsburgh, BS
Residency: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland: Internal Medicine

Nabeal Aljabban – University of Michigan, BS
Residency: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Morningside-West, New York, N.Y.: Radiology-Diagnostic

Brittany Ammerman – University of Wisconsin-Madison, BA; Rutgers University, MBS
Residency: Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, N.Y.: Orthopaedic Surgery

Jacob Glen Anderson – Brigham Young University, BS
Residency: Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix: Pediatrics

Michael James Anderson – Virginia Tech, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Orthopaedic Surgery

Blake R. Baer – Grove City College, BS
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Urology

David Scott Bailey – The Pennsylvania State University, BS, MEd
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Neurological Surgery

Jason M. Barbaretta – High Point University, BS, The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Residency: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Neb.: Internal Medicine

Sarah Elizabeth Benyo – Hobart and William Smith Colleges, BS
Residency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland: Otolaryngology

Patrick John Bergquist – Fordham University, BS
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Neurology

Matthew James Bierowski – The Pennsylvania State University, BS, BS
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pa.: Internal Medicine

Kaleb Tadesse Bogale – The Pennsylvania State University, BS, MEd
Residency: New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, N.Y.: Internal Medicine

Faiza Boukerche – The City College of New York, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Residency: UC Irvine Medical Center, Orange, Calif.: Interventional Radiology

Cameron Lawrence Brandon – University of Pittsburgh, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Residency: Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio: Neurological Surgery

Tyler Jacob Bruinsma – Saint John’s University, BA
Residency: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia: Pediatrics

Shannon R. Brumbaugh – Juniata College, BS
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Family Medicine

Linda T. Bui – St. Joseph’s University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Residency: New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, N.Y.: Anesthesiology

Lindsay Kristen Buzzelli – Cornell University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas: Obstetrics-Gynecology

Katsiah Clare Cadet – Fairleigh Dickinson University, BS
Residency: UPMC Medical Education, Pittsburgh: Child Neurology

Xavier Joseph Candela – The Pennsylvania State University, BS, BS, MBA, MEd
Residency: UPMC Medical Education, Pittsburgh: Plastic Surgery

Allison Chang – Stony Brook University, BS
Residency: Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, R.I.: Pathology

Matthew Ryan Chapman – Stony Brook University, BS
Residency: Zucker School of Medicine/Northwell at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, New York, N.Y.: Radiology-Diagnostic

Karen Chen – Case Western Reserve University, BA
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore: Neurology

Melissa Ezinne Chima – University of Maryland, BS
Residency: University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y.: Obstetrics-Gynecology

Kristen Eloie Clements – Siena College, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, PhD
Residency: University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y.: Internal Medicine

Mary Connolly – University of Miami, BS
Residency: UPMC Medical Education, Pittsburgh: Internal Medicine

David Cui – The Johns Hopkins University, BA
Residency: Sinai Hospital of Baltimore: Ophthalmology

Nicole Marie Cumbo – Wilkes University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Residency: Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, N.J.: Obstetrics-Gynecology

Deborah U. Daoud – Rutgers University, BA
Residency: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, N.J.: General Surgery

Alexandra de la Plante – New York University, BA; SUNY Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, MA; The Pennsylvania State University, MPH
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Pathology

Kevin Charles Diehl – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston- Salem, N.C.: Internal Medicine

Yen Phuong Doan – Emory University, BS
Residency: Penn Medicine Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia: Obstetrics-Gynecology

Meaghan Colleen Dougher – Boston University, BA; The Pennsylvania State University, MPS
Residency: Penn Medicine Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia: Pathology

David Michael Drago – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha, Neb.: Family Medicine

Samuel James Dressler – Lycoming College, BS
Residency: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio: Pediatrics

Maria Viviana Escudero-Fung – University of California, Berkeley, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Residency: UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, Calif.: Radiology-Diagnostic

Matthew John Evers – King’s College, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Anesthesiology

Jason David Fairbourn – Utah State University, BS
Residency: University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, N.Y.: Urology

Megan Helene Fiorillo – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Obstetrics-Gynecology

John Paul Gaspich III – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston: General Surgery

Alex Geertsen – University of Utah, BS
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Anesthesiology

Marisa Everett Giglio – Carnegie Mellon University, BS
Residency: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, N.J.: Obstetrics-Gynecology

Taylor E. Gladys – Case Western Reserve University, BA; The Pennsylvania State University, MBA
Residency: Case Western/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland: Dermatology

Michael Moshe David Goldenberg – The Pennsylvania State University, BA, BA, MA
Residency: Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh: Radiology-Diagnostic

Ramon Govea – Stony Brook University, BS
Residency: University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, Mich.: Dermatology

Timothy L. Groh – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Fort Belvoir, Va.: Family Medicine

Gabrielle Joan Gundermann – The Pennsylvania State University, BS, MEd
Residency: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta: Internal Medicine

Daniel Glenn Haas – Messiah College, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Residency: Christiana Care, Newark, Del.: Emergency Medicine

Elias Gerald Harkins – Messiah College, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Pediatrics

Stephen Anderson Harrington – Case Western Reserve, BA
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Surgery-Preliminary

Maxwell Alexander Hart – The Ohio State University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Residency: University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Ariz.: Internal Medicine

Molly Hartley – University of New Hampshire, BS
Residency: Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Portsmouth, N.H.: Psychiatry

Haley Marie Hartman – College of Wooster, BA; The Pennsylvania State University, MLS
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Radiology-Diagnostic

Frederick Heitjan – United States Military Academy, BSc
Residency: Mary Free Bed Hospital, Grand Rapids, Mich.: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Brittainy Hereford – University of Virginia, BS
Residency: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.: Dermatology

Amy Kristine Vitalis Hoffman – University of Maryland, Baltimore County, BA, BA
Residency: Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, Pa.: Family Medicine

Julie JiHye Hong – Duke University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Residency: University of Hawaii, Honolulu: Medicine- Preliminary

Samantha Rose Horn – Middlebury College, BA
Residency: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia: Pediatrics

Alexa Jamie Hughes – The Pennsylvania State University, BS, MEd
Residency: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis: General Surgery

Alexis Victoria Hyczko – Pennsylvania State University, BS, MPH
Residency: UPMC Medical Education, Pittsburgh: Pediatrics

Peter Kyuseok Im – University of Southern California, BS
Residency: Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center: General Surgery

Neekita Jikaria – Binghamton University, State University of New York, BS
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Surgery-Preliminary

Zara Karuman – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BS
Residency: Spectrum Health/Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, Mich.: Surgery-Preliminary

Rahim Kassam-Adams – Brown University, BA
Residency: Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center, Reading, Pa.: Family Medicine

Thomas Kellner – Canisius College, BS
Residency: SUNY Buffalo/Education Consortium, Buffalo, N.Y.: Ophthalmology

Ryan Kenney – Elizabethtown College, BS
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Ophthalmology

Morgan S. Kim – University of Delaware, BA, The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Surgery-Preliminary

Sarah Chan Yae Kim – Washington and Lee University, BA
Residency: Riverside Community Hospital, Riverside, Calif.: Family Medicine

Yunsung Kim – Purdue University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, PhD
Residency: UC San Francisco: Child Neurology

Elizabeth Jenny Ko – University of California, Davis, BS
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Internal Medicine

Paige Eden Koetter – Florida International College, BS
Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.: Emergency Medicine

Tobias Alois Krussig – Eckerd College, BS
Residency: Stony Brook Teaching Hospitals, Stony Brook, N.Y.: Emergency Medicine

Ellius Kwok – University of California, San Diego, BS, MS
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia: General Surgery

Lois Kwon – Wellesley College, BS
Residency: University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Conn.: Emergency Medicine

Michelle Kwon – Georgia Institute of Technology, BS
Residency: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, N.J.: Medicine-Pediatrics

Christopher Laboe – University of Cincinnati, BS
Residency: Harvard South Shore, Brockton, Mass.: Psychiatry

Nicholas Salvatore Lazzara – Vanderbilt University, BA
Residency: Zucker School of Medicine – Northwell Cohen Children’s Medical Center, New Hyde Park, N.Y.: Pediatrics

Emily Nicole Leboffe – Susquehanna University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Residency: Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Lawrence, Mass.: Family Medicine

Alexander Patrick Lee – Rutgers University, BA; University of Medicine and Dentistry: New Jersey Dental School, DMD
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Emergency Medicine

Charles Chasoo Lee – University of Rochester, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MBA
Residency: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, N.Y.: Neurology

Nicole Legro – University of Toronto, BS
Residency: MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.: Obstetrics-Gynecology

Kate Robbins Levenberg – Elon University, BA
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore: Psychiatry

David Locke – Indiana University of Pennsylvania, BA, BA
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Emergency Medicine

Abby Rose London – The Pennsylvania State University, BS, MLS
Residency: Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, R.I.: Internal Medicine

Nathaniel A. Long – Shenandoah University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston: Internal Medicine

Crystal Linda Lovelace – Lehigh University, BA
Residency: Family Medicine

Zhexi Lu – University of Richmond, BS
Residency: UPMC Medical Education, Pittsburgh: Internal Medicine

Andrew David Luo – Duke University, BS; Columbia Business School, MBA
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston: Emergency Medicine

Monica Manglani – Lafayette College, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, PhD
Residency: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia: Pediatrics

Ciara Marie Marshall – Lebanon Valley College, BS
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Obstetrics-Gynecology

Seth Lydell Martin – Millersville University, BS
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Family Medicine

Andrew John McCullen – University of Virginia, BA; Georgetown University, MS
Residency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland: Radiology-Diagnostic

Daniela Medina – Florida International University, BS
Residency: Louisiana State University School of Medicine-New Orleans: Vascular Surgery

Christopher Robert Messner – The Pennsylvania State University, BS; MEd
Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore: Internal Medicine

Nathan R. Michalak – College of the Holy Cross, BA
Residency: New York Presbytery Hospital – Columbia University Medical Center, New York, N.Y.: Surgery- Preliminary

Daniella Nagy Mikhail – The College of New Jersey, BS
Residency: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, N.J.: Internal Medicine

Peter John Milianta – Iona College, BA; The Pennsylvania State University, MBA
Residency: Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, R.I.: Anesthesiology

Brianne Morgan – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Obstetrics-Gynecology

Matthew Jude Murray – Dickinson College, BS
Residency: Wellspan Health York Hospital, York, Pa.: Internal Medicine

Nanjiba Nawaz – Mount Holyoke College, BA
Residency: Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Jacksonville, Fla.: Internal Medicine

Andrew Henry Nesdill – University of Maryland, BS, BS; Rutgers University, MBS; The Pennsylvania State University, MBA
Residency: Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pa.: Anesthesiology

Darya Sergeyevna Nesterova – Virginia Tech, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MS
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Surgery-Preliminary

Andrew Patrick Nevin – Messiah College, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Medicine-Pediatrics

Paul Duc Huy Nguyen – Emory University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Residency: UC San Francisco: Anesthesiology

Maria Elena Noel – University of Notre Dame, BA
Residency: Christiana Care, Newark, Del.: Emergency Medicine

Derek Michael Ryan Nye – Wilkes University, BS; Penn State College of Medicine, PhD
Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston: Internal Medicine

Prisca C. Obidike – Lincoln University, BS
Residency: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.: General Surgery

Emily A. O’Brien – University at Buffalo, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MBA
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Obstetrics-Gynecology

Alexander J. O’Donovan – Boston University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.: Pediatrics

Banan Wael Otaibi – Hobart and William Smith Colleges, BS
Residency: University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Ariz.: General Surgery

Tommy Pan – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA
Residency: Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh: Orthopaedic Surgery

Ji Min Park – University of Washington, BS
Residency: San Antonio Military Medicine, San Antonio: Internal Medicine

Won Sik Park – Macaulay Honors College at CUNY Lehman College, BA
Residency: Zucker School of Medicine Northwell at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Manhasset, N.Y.: Emergency Medicine

Akshilkumar Navindrabhai Patel – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Surgery-Preliminary

Dolly Suresh Patel – Rutgers University, BS
Residency: Montefiore Medical Center/Einstein, Bronx, N.Y.: Internal Medicine

Shivam D. Patel – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: UPMC Medical Education, Pittsburgh: Otolaryngology

Yuriy Pechenyy – City College of New York CUNY, BS, MS
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Anesthesiology

Matthew Robertson Pelton – Wesleyan University, BA
Residency: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, N.J.: Internal Medicine

Nhu y Phan – University of Georgia, BS
Residency: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.: Neurology

Shayann Ramedani – Ursinus College, BA, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Residency: Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, N.Y.: Transitional

Elizabeth Anne Raoof – University of Maryland, BS, ME
Residency: MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, D.C.: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Heather Marie Ren – University of Minnesota, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, PhD
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Pediatrics

Jerry Ruizhe Ren – Cornell University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, PhD
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Pediatrics

Marisa Joann Riley – The University of Scranton, BS
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, Va.: Dermatology

Pratiti Roy – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, Pa.: Family Medicine

Garrett Rucker – University of California, Los Angeles, BS
Residency: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Va., D.C.: Radiology-Diagnostic

Casey Aileen Ryan – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, Fla.: Neurological Surgery

Cody Dylan Sacks – University of Scranton, BS, MS
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia: Anesthesiology

Francesco Paulo Satriale – Bucknell University, BS
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Family Medicine

Jacob Schick – The Johns Hopkins University, BS
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore: Radiology-Diagnostic

Derika Schlueter – Gettysburg College, BS
Residency: University of Florida College of Medicine-Shands Hospital, Gainesville, Fla.: Pediatrics

Andrea Marie Schneider – University at Buffalo, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, PhD
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Dermatology

Catherine Seeger – Loyola University of Maryland, BS
Residency: SUNY Buffalo/Education Consortium, Buffalo, N.Y.: Ophthalmology

Aesha Shah – The New Jersey Institute of Technology, BS
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Emergency Medicine

Christopher Simion – Lebanon Valley College, BS
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Emergency Medicine

Haley Sinatro – The Pennsylvania State University, BS, MBA
Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas: Emergency Medicine

Glenn Scott Slick Jr. – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Surgery-Preliminary

Catherine Elizabeth Smiley – College of William and Mary, BA
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa: Dermatology

Eric William Sobieski – University of Pittsburgh, BS
Residency: St. Luke’s Hospital – Anderson Campus, Easton, Pa.: Transitional

Christopher Michael Stauch – The Johns Hopkins University, BS
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Orthopaedic Surgery

Abigail Christine Styck – Valparaiso University, BS
Residency: Mercy Health Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, Mich.: Family Medicine

Sydnie Marie Thomas – Utah State University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Residency: Christiana Care, Newark, Del.: Emergency Medicine

Olubukola Olubunmi Toyobo – The Pennsylvania State University, BS, MBA
Residency: Memorial Healthcare System, Pembroke Pines, Fla.: Medicine-Preliminary

Max Lawrence Trojano – College of the Holy Cross, BA; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Residency: Orlando Health, Orlando, Fla.: Emergency Medicine

Maya Tsao-Wu – Pomona College, BA
Residency: Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, R.I.: Medicine-Pediatrics

Kyle J. Tuohy – East Stroudsburg University, BS; Montclair State University, MS
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Neurological Surgery

Sarah Walser – Bard College, BA
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore: Psychiatry

Grant Donald Wandling – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: Orlando Health, Orlando, Fla.: Emergency Medicine

Amanda Kahlea Williams – Elizabethtown College, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.: Pediatrics

Trishae Lynne Winters – Grove City College, BS
Residency: Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh: Radiology-Diagnostic

Jayme Wood – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BS; University College of London, MSc
Residency: Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, N.C.: Pediatrics

Ally Ae Lim Yang – University of Maryland, Baltimore County, BS
Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.: Orthopaedic Surgery

Qian Yang – Stony Brook University, BS
Residency: Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.: Radiology-Diagnostic

Kevin J. Zhen – University of Maryland, BS
Residency: UC San Diego Medical Center, San Diego: Family Medicine

Eric Michael Zimmerman – Elizabethtown College, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Internal Medicine

Olivia Zucaro – John Carroll University, BS
Residency: Case Western/MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland: Obstetrics-Gynecology