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Commencement 2021

Saturday, May 15
1 to 3 p.m.

Commencement was held in person this year for all graduating students at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center.

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Ceremony details

  • Order of ceremonies

    University President Eric J. Barron, PhD, Presiding

    Prelude

    Melody Wang, Pianist
    Triumphal March from the Opera “Aida” (Verdi)

    Academic Processional

    Cheston M. Berlin Jr., MD
    College of Medicine Marshal
    University Professor of Pediatrics
    Professor of Pharmacology

    Welcome

    President Eric J. Barron, PhD
    President, The Pennsylvania State University

    National Anthem

    Shreela Natarajan
    Medical Student Class of 2021

    Invocation

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

    Remarks

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

    Tomeka Greene
    Physician Assistant Student Class Representative

    Vianca Masucci
    Medical Student Class Representative

    Jaclyn Welles
    Graduate Student Class Representative

    Commencement Address

    Rachel L. Levine, MD
    Assistant Secretary for Health
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    Authorization to Confer Degrees

    Steve Wagman
    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

    President Barron

    Regina Vasilatos-Younken, PhD
    Vice Provost for Graduate Education
    Dean of the Graduate School
    Professor of Endocrine Physiology and Nutrition
    College of Agricultural Sciences

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

    Physician Assistant Professional Oath

    (Read the full oath here)

    Christine H. Bruce, DMSc, PA-C
    Program Director, Physician Assistant Program
    Associate Professor of Medicine

    Conferring of Physician Assistant Degrees

    President Barron

    Dean Black

    Sarah Lewis, MHS, PA-C
    College of Medicine Assistant Marshal,
    Physician Assistant Program
    Assistant Professor and Academic Director
    Physician Assistant Program and Emergency Department

    The Oath of Modern Hippocrates

    (Read the full oath here)

    Terry M. Wolpaw, MD, MHPE
    Vice Dean for Educational Affairs
    Professor of Medicine

    Conferring of Medical Degrees

    President Barron

    Dean Black

    Jed D. Gonzalo, MD, MSc
    College of Medicine Assistant Marshall, Medical Degree Program
    Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences
    Associate Dean for Health Systems Education

    Greetings from the Alumni Society

    Ninad Pendharkar, MD
    Past President, Penn State College of Medicine Alumni Society

    Special Greetings

    Dean Black

    Benediction

    The Rev. Simmons

    Recessional

    Melody Wang, Pianist
    Trumpet Voluntary (Clark)

  • Commencement address

    A head-and-shoulders professional photo of Rachel L. Levine, MD, from 2021.

    Rachel L. Levine, MD

    Rachel L. Levine, MD

    Assistant Secretary for Health
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    Dr. Rachel L. Levine serves as the 17th assistant secretary for health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where she fights every day to improve the health and well-being of all Americans.

    She’s working to help our nation overcome the COVID-19 pandemic and build a stronger foundation for a healthier future, one in which all people can attain their full health potential.

    Dr. Levine’s storied career began in academic medicine. As a physician, Pennsylvania’s physician general and then Pennsylvania’s secretary of health, she has focused on the intersection between mental and physical health, often treating children, adolescents and young adults.

  • Dean’s awards

    As part of its Commencement 2021 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 2021 award recipients here

Order of ceremonies

University President Eric J. Barron, PhD, Presiding

Prelude

Melody Wang, Pianist
Triumphal March from the Opera “Aida” (Verdi)

Academic Processional

Cheston M. Berlin Jr., MD
College of Medicine Marshal
University Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Pharmacology

Welcome

President Eric J. Barron, PhD
President, The Pennsylvania State University

National Anthem

Shreela Natarajan
Medical Student Class of 2021

Invocation

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

Remarks

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

Tomeka Greene
Physician Assistant Student Class Representative

Vianca Masucci
Medical Student Class Representative

Jaclyn Welles
Graduate Student Class Representative

Commencement Address

Rachel L. Levine, MD
Assistant Secretary for Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Authorization to Confer Degrees

Steve Wagman
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

President Barron

Regina Vasilatos-Younken, PhD
Vice Provost for Graduate Education
Dean of the Graduate School
Professor of Endocrine Physiology and Nutrition
College of Agricultural Sciences

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

Physician Assistant Professional Oath

(Read the full oath here)

Christine H. Bruce, DMSc, PA-C
Program Director, Physician Assistant Program
Associate Professor of Medicine

Conferring of Physician Assistant Degrees

President Barron

Dean Black

Sarah Lewis, MHS, PA-C
College of Medicine Assistant Marshal,
Physician Assistant Program
Assistant Professor and Academic Director
Physician Assistant Program and Emergency Department

The Oath of Modern Hippocrates

(Read the full oath here)

Terry M. Wolpaw, MD, MHPE
Vice Dean for Educational Affairs
Professor of Medicine

Conferring of Medical Degrees

President Barron

Dean Black

Jed D. Gonzalo, MD, MSc
College of Medicine Assistant Marshall, Medical Degree Program
Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences
Associate Dean for Health Systems Education

Greetings from the Alumni Society

Ninad Pendharkar, MD
Past President, Penn State College of Medicine Alumni Society

Special Greetings

Dean Black

Benediction

The Rev. Simmons

Recessional

Melody Wang, Pianist
Trumpet Voluntary (Clark)

Commencement address

A head-and-shoulders professional photo of Rachel L. Levine, MD, from 2021.

Rachel L. Levine, MD

Rachel L. Levine, MD

Assistant Secretary for Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Rachel L. Levine serves as the 17th assistant secretary for health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where she fights every day to improve the health and well-being of all Americans.

She’s working to help our nation overcome the COVID-19 pandemic and build a stronger foundation for a healthier future, one in which all people can attain their full health potential.

Dr. Levine’s storied career began in academic medicine. As a physician, Pennsylvania’s physician general and then Pennsylvania’s secretary of health, she has focused on the intersection between mental and physical health, often treating children, adolescents and young adults.

Dean’s awards

As part of its Commencement 2021 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 2021 award recipients here

Class of 2021 graduates

  • Graduate school

    Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security

    Arianny Acosta Almonte, BS, Liberty University
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

    William R. Bingham, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: Reducing the Risk of Gastroenteritis Outbreaks in Hurricane Shelters: A Systematic Review of the Literature
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

    Madeline C. Buono, BA, University of South Carolina
    Capstone experience: The Systematic Review of Psychological First Aid for the Foster Child: Is South Carolina Doing Enough?
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

    Alex Lynn Classen, BSN, Washington Adventist University
    Capstone experience: Victims of Assault: Increasing Access to Healthcare through Telehealth
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

    Amanda Dufour, BS, Michigan Technological University
    Capstone experience: Implications of Health Care Due to Cultural and Socioeconomic Disparities in a Post-Disaster Setting: A Systematic Review
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

    Patrick Glemser, BA, Bloomsburg University
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

    Samuel Forrest Grinnan, BBA, Southern Arkansas University
    Capstone experience: A Systematic Review on the Nexus of Public Health, Health Insurance and Lung Cancer in the United States
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

    Joshua Horning, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: Is the Pacific Northwest Ready for the Big One?
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

    Brett Hotchkiss, BS, Portland State University
    Capstone experience: The Cascadia Threat: How can Portland Prepare?
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

    Jennie Kriznik, BS, University of Alabama
    Capstone experience: Pediatric Psychosocial Services Involvement in Hospital Family Reunification Planning
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

    Jessica Molinari, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: Rising Resilience: Destigmatizing Mental Health in Schools
    for a Safer Future
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

    Theresa A. Mozzillo, BS, Park University
    Capstone experience: Protecting At-Risk Populations Against Heat-Related Morbidity and Mortality: A Case for Emergency Operations Plans to Include Heat Planning
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

    Richard Oh, BA, University of California, Berkeley
    Capstone experience: Systematic Review of Public Health Risks Associated with Residing Near a Nuclear Power Generation Plant
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

    Leigh Ostrander, BS, Springfield College
    Capstone experience: COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout: A Review Between States
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

    Michael F. Pantalone, BA, American Public University System
    Capstone experience: Evaluation of Public Health Preparedness Exercises
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

    Bethany Pattee, BA, Ashford University
    Capstone experience: Food Insecurity Among Children in Primary School in Mississippi During COVID-19
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

    Michael Raymond, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: Improving Dauphin County Emergency Medical Services:
    A Systematic Review
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

    Chelsea A. Richardson, BA, Syracuse University
    Capstone experience: Racism as a Public Health Obstacle in Disaster Response:
    A Systematic Review
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

    Stacey Sarnecki, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: What Strategies Have Been Used in the Past Five Years to Mitigate Infectious Disease Spread and Outbreaks in Theme Parks Across the United States?
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

    Heather Schubert, BS, California University of Pennsylvania
    Capstone experience: Identifying Gaps in FEMA’s Core Capabilities Within the Response Phase for Concurrent Catastrophic Events
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

    Douglas Their, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: The Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 on Health Care Providers: A Systematic Review
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

    Tara Vacanti, BS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    Capstone experience: Assessing the Resurgence of Cholera in Haiti: The Role of United Nations Peacekeepers and the Risks and Benefits of Short-Term Missions
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

    Denis Woods, BS, Charleston Southern University
    Capstone experience: Disaster Transportation Infrastructure and Mobility Operations: A Systematic Review of Response and Recovery Literature
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

    Jeffrey D. Xander, BS, Muhlenberg College
    Capstone experience: The Impact of COVID-19 on Kidney Transplantation
    Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

    Master of Public Health

    Alison B. Celigoi, BS, Allegheny College
    Capstone experience: Association of Stroke and COVID-19: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
    Adviser: Paddy Ssentongo, MD, MPH

    Nicholas J. Cesari, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: Geographic Surveillance of Syphilis in Central Pennsylvania
    Adviser: Casey Pinto, PhD, CRNP, MPH
    Employment: Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa.

    Erika Jean Davis Christiansen, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: Grant Proposal for COVID-19 and Pregnancy Study
    Adviser: Kristin Sznajder, PhD, MPH

    Sarah Cichy, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: York City PrEP Medication Initiative: A Community Grant Application
    Adviser: Casey Pinto, PhD, CRNP, MPH

    Alexandria Cigan, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: Timeliness of Rotavirus Vaccines on School-Aged Children
    (under 5 years) in Ghana
    Adviser: Kristin Sznajder, PhD, MPH

    Faryal Durrani, MD, Ross University School of Medicine
    Capstone experience: Pregnancy Associated Maternal Mortality in Pennsylvania from 2013 to 2018
    Adviser: Carol Weisman, PhD
    Employment: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.

    Christy Fenu, BA, NC State University
    Capstone experience: Associations Between Social Determinants of Health, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and STIs in Alaska
    Adviser: Casey Pinto, PhD, CRNP, MPH
    Employment: Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa.

    Aubrey J. Juris, BS, Cedarville University
    Capstone experience: Evaluation of Mindfulness-based Mobile Phone Cessation Program for Youth and Young Adult e-cig Users
    Adviser: Jonathan Foulds, PhD
    Employment: Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa.

    Kelsey M. Leach, BS, Lock Haven University
    Capstone experience: The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank Diabetes Prevention Online Curriculum
    Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS

    William Otundo, BS, Cedar Crest College
    Capstone experience: Attaining Population Health: Analysis of a Community Health Needs Assessment
    Adviser: Lauren Azevedo, PhD
    Employment: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa

    Madyson Popalis, BA, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    Capstone experience: Influence of Subjective and Objective Income on Self-rated Health and Cancer Screening
    Adviser: Jennifer Moss, PhD

    Michael Smith, BS, Morehouse College
    Capstone experience: Role of Glutathione in Lung Inflammation
    Adviser: John Richie, PhD
    Employment: National Minority AIDS Council, Washington, D.C.

    Emad Tantawy, MBBS, Misr University for Science and Technology
    Capstone experience: Household Use of Biomass Fuel and Its Association with Low Birth Weight in Ghana: Analysis of the 2014 GDHS Data
    Adviser: Kristin Sznajder, PhD, MPH

    Nicole W. Waweru, BS, Elizabethtown College
    Capstone experience: The Doula Effect: Addressing Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Among Non-Hispanic Black Women in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
    Adviser: Kristin Sznajder, PhD, MPH

    Integrated Undergraduate Accelerated Master of Public Health

    Kassidy Deibler, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: Developing a Health System-Wide Community Benefit Policy at Penn State Health: A Policy Proposal
    Adviser: Austin Cohrs, MPH

    Celine Latona, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: The Public Health Influence of Pornography on Human Sex Trafficking and Commercial Sex in the Birmingham Metropolitan Area: A Mixed Methods Approach
    Adviser: Jennifer Osetek, PhD
    Employment: Highmark Health, Pa.

    Emily McNamara, BS, BBH, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: A Review of Common STIs and Development of Educational Materials for Use at the York City Sexual Wellness Clinic
    Adviser: Casey Pinto, PhD, CRNP, MPH

    Katherine E. Walters, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Capstone experience: Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse in Pennsylvania: Implementation of a Countywide Training Program
    Adviser: Kate Guastaferro, PhD, MPH
    Employment: Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Media, Pa.

    Master of Science

    Erum Azhar, MBBS, The Aga Khan University Medical College
    Major: Public Health Sciences
    Thesis: Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Among Family Physicians About Ovarian Reserve, Reproductive Counseling and Fertility Preservation
    Adviser: Kristin Kjerulff, PhD
    Employment: Penn State Health, Hershey, Pa.

    Jorge Benavides Vasquez, MD, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos
    Major: Clinical Research
    Thesis: Effect of Rurality on Stage at Diagnosis, Receipt of Cancer-Directed Surgery, and Survival in Patients with Breast Cancer: A Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (Seer) Analysis
    Adviser: Li Wang, PhD

    Yuhuan Cheng, MBBS, Southern Medical University
    Major: Bioinformatics and Genomics
    Thesis: Trans-ethnic Meta-analysis on Lipid Exome Sequencing Data
    Adviser: Dijiang Liu, PhD
    Education: Bioinformatics Graduate Program, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C.

    Sean H. Manning, BS, MS, DVM, Binghamton University, State University of New York
    Major: Laboratory Animal Medicine
    Thesis: Exosomal miRNA, a Noninvasive Biomarker for Diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    Adviser: Tiffany Whitcomb, DVM, DACLAM

    Jared T. Michaels, BS, Lebanon Valley College
    Major: Anatomy
    Thesis: The Influence of Obesity and Associated Hyperglycemia on Bone Homeostasis
    Adviser: Reyad Elbarbary, PhD

    Darya Nesterova, BS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Thesis: Sexually Dimorphic Impact of the Iron Regulating Gene, HFE, on Survival in Glioblastoma
    Adviser: James Connor, PhD

    Elizabeth Olecki, BS, Bryn Mawr College
    Major: Clinical Research
    Thesis: Undertreatment of Pancreatic Cancer: Role of Surgical Pathology
    Adviser: Chan Shen, PhD
    Employment: Penn State Health, Hershey, Pa.

    Yunqi Pan, BS, Zhejiang University
    Major: Public Health Sciences
    Thesis: Association between Marital Status and Mental Health Among Pregnant Women
    in the United States
    Adviser: Douglas Leslie, PhD

    Kelly Stahl, BS, The University of Utah
    Major: Clinical Research
    Thesis: Benefits of Surgical Treatment in Stage IV Breast Cancer in Patients with Known Hormone Receptor and HER2 Status
    Adviser: Chan Shen, PhD
    Employment: Penn State Health, Hershey, Pa.

    Eric Suchanec, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Major: Clinical Research
    Thesis: Investigating the Relationship between Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Diabetes
    Adviser: Vonn Walter, PhD

    Kyle S. Sundberg, BS, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Thesis: Targeting Pro-Survival Protein MCL-1 IN Cancer Cells by Activating an Alternative Proteasomal Degradation Pathway
    Adviser: Hong-Gang Wang, PhD

    Samantha A. White, BS, Ursinus College
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Thesis: Establishing In Vivo and Ex Vivo Methods to Investigate the Role of p90RSK in Chronic Kidney Disease
    Adviser: Kebin Hu, MD, PhD
    Employment: Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, Lancaster, Pa.

    Doctor of Philosophy

    Chixiang Chen, BS, Zhengzhou University
    Major: Biostatistics
    Dissertation: Statistical Models for Recovering Dynamic Gene Networks from Static Data
    Dissertation adviser: Rongling Wu, PhD
    Postdoctorate training: University of Pennsylvania, Philadephia

    Courtney E. Clyburn, BA, Arcadia University
    Major: Neuroscience
    Dissertation: Homeostatic Regulation of Caloric Intake Following Acute High-Fat Diet Exposure
    Dissertation adviser: Kirsteen Browning, PhD
    Postdoctorate training: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Ore.

    Caitlin R. Coker, BS, MS, Troy University
    Major: Anatomy
    Dissertation: Impact of High-Fat Diet and Ethanol on Metabolic and Neuroimmune Function
    Dissertation adviser: Yuval Silberman, PhD
    Postdoctorate employment: Georgetown University, Washington, DC

    Erika Schlarb Dahl, BS, Widener University
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: The Metabolic-Epigenetic Role of IDH1 in the Initiation and Progression of High-Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer
    Dissertation adviser: Katherine Aird, PhD
    Postdoctorate employment: FENIX Group International

    Joaquin E. Douton, MS, BS, The Pennsylvania State University and University of Buenos Aires
    Major: Neuroscience
    Dissertation: Assessment of Glucagon-like Peptide-1 Analogs as Potential Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder
    Dissertation adviser: Patricia Sue Grigson, PhD
    Postdoctorate training: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.

    Taylor Friemel, BS, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
    Major: Anatomy
    Dissertation: Investigating the Expression and Functionality of Mechanosensitive Channels in Zebrafish Retina
    Dissertation adviser: Salvatore Stella, PhD
    Postdoctorate employment: University of South Dakota, Vermillion, S.D.

    Melat T. Gebru, BS, Addis Ababa University
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: Drug Tolerance in FLT3 Mutant Acute Myeloid Leukemia
    Dissertation adviser: Hong-Gang Wang, PhD
    Postdoctorate employment: Calico Life Sciences, San Francisco

    Sriranga Tejaswi Iyyanki, BTech, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: Epigenomic Regulation and 3D Genome Structure in Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancers
    Dissertation advisers: Feng Yue, PhD, and James Broach, PhD
    Postdoctorate employment: Agios Pharmaceuticals, Boston

    Yu Jiang, BS, MS, Michigan State University and Harvard University
    Major: Biostatistics
    Dissertation: Statistical Methods for Solving Practical Issues in Meta-Analysis of Genetic Association Studies of Sequence Data
    Dissertation adviser: Dajiang Liu, PhD
    Postdoctorate training: University of San Francisco, San Francisco

    Amanda S. Khan, BA, Stony Brook University
    Major: Anatomy
    Dissertation: Adenosine Protects Zebrafish Photoreceptors from Damage and Apoptosis in a Light-Induced Retinal Degeneration Model of Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    Dissertation adviser: Salvatore Stella, PhD
    Postdoctorate employment: Albany Medical College, Albany, N.Y.

    Joyce S. Kim, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: Neural Control of the Circulation During Exercise in Healthy Rats and in Those With Simulated Peripheral Artery Disease
    Dissertation adviser: Marc Kaufman, PhD
    Postdoctoral training: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

    Yeon Soo Kim, BA, Brandeis University
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: Multimodal Regulation of SOD2 During Ovarian Cancer Transcoelomic Metastasis
    Dissertation adviser: Nadine Hempel, PhD
    Postdoctorate training: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle

    Vishal Midya, BS, MS, St. Xavier’s College and Indian Statistical Institute
    Major: Biostatistics
    Dissertation: Frequentist and Bayesian Hypothesis Testing Focusing on Meaningful Effect Sizes
    Dissertation advisers: Jason Liao, PhD, and Arthur Berg, PhD
    Postdoctorate training: Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, N.Y.

    Lin Qiu, BS, MS, Sichuan Agricultural University and The University of Texas at Austin
    Major: Biostatistics
    Dissertation: Probabilistic Statistical Learning Methods for High-Dimensional Multimodal Data
    Dissertation adviser: Vernon M. Chinchilli, PhD
    Postdoctoral employment: Genentech, South San Francisco

    Praneet Sandhu, BTech, Amity University
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: Targeted Modulation of Host Immune Proteins by Human Cytomegalovirus
    Dissertation adviser: Nicholas Buchkovich, PhD
    Postdoctorate training: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, N.C.

    Insung Song, BS, Smith College
    Major: Neuroscience
    Dissertation: Adaptive Defense Mechanism Associated with HFE Gene
    Dissertation adviser: James Connor, PhD
    Postdoctoral training: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

    Nicholas T. Streck, BS, University of Kentucky
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: Human Cytomegalovirus Utilizes ESCRT-III and Extracellular Vesicles to Enhance Virus Spread
    Dissertation adviser: Nicholas Buchkovich, PhD
    Postdoctorate training: Penn State Health, Hershey, Pa.

    Wanjian Tang, BS, Fudan University
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: Impact of Cardiomyopathy Mutations and Small Molecule Drugs on the Structural and Functional Properties of Human Beta-Cardiac Myosin
    Dissertation adviser: Christopher Yengo, PhD
    Postdoctorate employment: Genentech, South San Francisco

    Wei-Chung “Bryan” Tsao, BS, University of Kansas
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: Consequences of Oncogene and Inflammation-i+Q26nduced Damage: A Polymerase Perspective
    Dissertation adviser: Kristin Eckert, PhD
    Postdoctorate training: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, N.J.

    James D. Van Kampen, BS, George Mason University
    Major: Neuroscience
    Dissertation: Beyond GWAS: Rare Variant Analysis, Integration from other Modalities, Genetics to Inform Drug Discovery, and Incorporation of Biological Information
    Dissertation adviser: Dajiang Liu, PhD
    Dissertation training: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

    Jaclyn E. Welles, BS, Clark Atlanta University
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: A Comprehensive Overview of the Effects of Diet on the Hepatic Transcriptome and Translatome in Rat Liver
    Dissertation adviser: Scot Kimball, PhD
    Postdoctorate training: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

    Jie Xu, BS, Fudan University
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: From Structure Variation to Chromatin Spatial Reorganization, Uncovering the Genetic and Cis-regulatory Alteration in Primary Cancer Genomes
    Dissertation advisers: Feng Yue, PhD, and James Broach, PhD
    Postdoctoral training: Northwestern University, Chicago

    Doctor of Public Health

    Nirmal A. Ahuja, BHMS, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences
    Major: Public Health
    Dissertation: Social Support and Medication Adherence Among Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients in Western India
    Dissertation adviser: Eugene Lengerich, PhD

    Michael A. Butzner Jr., BS, Towson University; MPH, George Washington University
    Major: Public Health
    Dissertation: Prevalence and Sex Differences for Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in the United States: A Market Scan Analysis
    Dissertation advisers: Yendelela Cuffee, PhD, and Douglas Leslie, PhD
    Employment: Cardiovascular Markets, South San Francisco

    Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy

    Eunice Chen, BS, University of California, San Diego
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: One FISH Two FISH Red FISH Green FISH: Visualizing Retrovirus Replication Events in Cells
    Dissertation Adviser: Leslie Parent, MD
    Residency: Internal Medicine, Penn State Health, Hershey, Pa.

    Yifu Ding, BSE, Johns Hopkins University
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: X-Ray Micro-tomography and Its Applications in Whole-Organism Imaging and 3D Histology
    Dissertation adviser: Keith Cheng, MD, PhD
    Residency: Medicine (Preliminary), Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.; Radiation Oncology, Emory University, Atlanta

    Sa Do Kang, BSE, Duke University
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: Sex Matters: the Effect of HPV16 Infection on the Cellular Transcriptome and Methylome
    Dissertation adviser: Craig Meyers, PhD
    Residency: Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore

    Kristin A. Lambert, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: Social Networking: Extracellular Vesicles and microRNA Messages Coordinate Inflammation in Severe Asthma
    Dissertation advisers: Todd Schell, PhD, and Faoud Ishmael, MD, PhD
    Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati

    Olivier F. Noel, BS, Queens College
    Major: Biomedical Sciences
    Dissertation: Bile Acid Signaling and the Regulation of Complement Proteins
    Dissertation adviser: James Broach, PhD
    Residency: Plastic Surgery, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.

    Aditya Pisupati, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
    Major: Neuroscience
    Dissertation: Structure-Function Relationships and Biochemical Manipulation of 6-TM Superfamily Ion Channels
    Dissertation adviser: Timothy Jegla, PhD
    Residency: Neurology, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore

    Scott M. Tucker, BS, MEng, Cornell University
    Program: Engineering Science and Mechanics
    Dissertation: Finite Element Analysis for Surgical Decision Support of Intramedullary Nail Fixation for Proximal Femur Fractures
    Dissertation adviser: Gregory Lewis, PhD
    Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, Penn State Health, Hershey, Pa.

  • Physician assistant program

    Morgan Bensinger
    BS in Biology
    West Chester University of Pennsylvania

    Bradley Brockbank
    BS in Exercise Science
    Brigham Young University

    Eric Burfeind
    BS in Allied Health
    University of Connecticut

    Kevin Christopherson
    BA in Molecular Biology
    Colorado College

    Samuel Cook
    BS in Biology
    Oregon State University

    Lindsay Cross
    BS in Neuroscience
    University of Michigan

    Ryan Fenoli
    BA in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    Whitman College

    Aleida Fernandez-Rubio
    BS in Neurobiology
    University of California

    Rachel Fletcher
    BS in Neuroscience
    Lafayette College
    MS in Elementary Education
    Touro College

    Tomeka Greene
    BS in Health Science
    Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
    MS in Exercise Science
    East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

    Sangwook “Brian” Han
    BS in Clinical Psychology and Human Biology
    University of California

    Sarah Jadin
    BS in Business Administration
    University of Wisconsin
    MS in Nutrition
    University of Wisconsin

    Oscar Lora
    BS in Biology/BA in Government
    University of Texas

    Maria Macias
    BS in Biology
    Chapman University

    Elizabeth Mahoney
    BS in Microbiology
    Brigham Young University

    Cecelia Martin
    BS in Biology/Allied Health
    Elizabethtown College

    Stephanie McMahon
    BA in Biology
    Houghton College

    Tye Morales
    BE in Mechanical Engineering
    Penn State

    Sandra Oviedo
    BS in Pre-Professional
    University of Nevada

    Katherine Pavlos
    BS in Biology
    Gettysburg College

    John Pereca
    BS in Finance
    Penn State

    Steven Powell
    BBA in Business Administration
    Eastern Washington University

    Lindsay Schafer
    BS in Neuroscience
    Bucknell University

    Kerri Schopf
    BS in Biology
    Penn State

    Nile Seaborn
    BS in Public Health
    American Military University

    William Sellars
    BS in Athletic Training
    University of North Florida

    Jeffrey Severino
    BA in Criminology
    University of Maryland
    MA in Criminology
    University of Maryland

    Megan Tappe
    BS in Biology
    University of Minnesota

    An Thien Tran
    BS in Mechanical Engineering
    Temple University

    Lauren Votava
    BS in Biomedical Engineering
    University of Minnesota
    MS in Biomedical Engineering
    Washington University in St. Louis

    Marcia Winer
    BA in Neuroscience
    Dartmouth College
    MS in Nutrition
    Colorado State University

    Kate Walsh
    BS in Biology/Psychology
    Clarkson University

    Cara Zagel
    BA in Integrative Physiology
    University of Colorado

  • MD program

    Denise S. Abdulahad – Seton Hall University, BS
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Anesthesiology

    Adeel Ahmad – University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, BS
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Surgery – Preliminary

    Saher Ali – University of Maryland, BS
    Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore: Pediatrics – Anesthesiology

    Robin Alsher – Ursinus College, BS
    Residency: University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, Vt.: Internal Medicine

    Rick Artrip – The Ohio State University, BS
    Residency: University of Utah Health, Salt Lake City: Interventional Radiology

    Joseph Harold Ash – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, BS; University of Virginia, MEng
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Emergency Medicine

    Hamna Atif – The Pennsylvania State University Schreyer Honors College, BS
    Residency: Christiana Care, Newark, Del.: Emergency Medicine

    Emma Baker – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, N.C.: Radiology Diagnostic

    David Basile – Albright College, BS
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa: Surgery – Preliminary

    Emma Batchelder – Dickinson College, BS
    Residency: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.: Psychiatry

    Erin Leigh Bell – Miami University, BA
    Residency: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.: Emergency Medicine

    Pulkit Bose – Fresno Pacific University, BA
    Residency: Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, Calif.: Internal Medicine

    Sayeh Bozorghadad – Bucknell University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
    Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliate Hospitals, Milwaukee: Interventional Radiology

    John Alexander Bufalini – Juniata College, BS
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa: Internal Medicine

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

    Molly Claire O’Shea Carney – Franklin & Marshall College, BA
    Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Medical Education, Pittsburgh: Pediatrics

    Morgan Lee Chambers – Elizabethtown College, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa: Family Medicine

    Paige Cree Chardavoyne – Williams College, BA
    Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliate Hospitals, Milwaukee: Psychiatry

    Marvin Chau – Virginia Commonwealth University, BS
    Residency: University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles: Vascular Surgery

    Eunice Chungyu Chen – University of California, San Diego, BS, MS; The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, PhD
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa: Internal Medicine/Research

    Kevin Chiang – University of Maryland, College Park, BS, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
    Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Medical Education, Pittsburgh: Pediatrics

    Hannah Cohan – Muhlenberg College, BS
    Residency: Brown University Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, R.I.: Pediatrics/Psychology/Child Psychology

    Matthew Conboy – Mount Saint Mary College, BA
    Residency: Albany Medical Center, Albany, N.Y.: Anesthesiology

    Connor Samuel Corrente – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: Advocate Health Care, Oak Lawn, Ill.: Emergency Medicine

    Megan Crenshaw – University of Virginia, BA
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa: Surgery – Preliminary

    Benjamin Crookshank
    Residency: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Va.: Internal Medicine

    Ghazal Staity Daher – Moravian College, BS
    Research: Fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Department of Otolaryngology, Rochester, Minn.

    Noah DeAngelo – University of North Carolina Greensboro, BS
    Residency: University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, N.C.: General Surgery

    Morgan Taylor Decker – Juniata College, BS
    Residency: West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, W. Va.: Pediatrics

    Luisa De Souza – St. Thomas University, BS, BS; Florida National University, MBA
    Residency: Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Fla.: Internal Medicine

    Yifu Ding – Johns Hopkins University, BSE
    Residency: Emory University, Atlanta: Radiation Oncology

    Mary Dinh – University of California, Berkeley, BA
    Residency: University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, Calif.: Radiology – Diagnostic

    Jennifer Dobson – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine: Neurology

    Nilse Lene Dos Santos – University of Rhode Island, BS; University of Connecticut, MS
    Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston: Pediatrics

    Chase Dougherty – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Radiology – Diagnostic

    Brian Robert Drury – University of Oregon, BA; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
    Residency: Brown University Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, R.I.: Emergency Medicine

    Darren E. D’Souza – University of Maryland, College Park, BS
    Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore: Internal Medicine

    Katelyn Edel – Syracuse University, BA; Brown University, MPH
    Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, Va.: Obstetrics-Gynecology

    Bathai Edwards – Bowie State University, BS
    Residency: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.: Radiology – Diagnostic

    Christopher James Ehret – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Research: Fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Department of Medical Oncology, Rochester, Minn.

    Ndifreke Aniefiok Ekpa – Franklin & Marshall College, BS

    Marcus Orion Erdman – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio: Pediatrics

    Sarah Erlikh – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    Robert Fort, III – Case Western Reserve University, BA; The Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business, MBA
    Residency: University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y.: Dermatology

    Caleb Michael Frank – North Park University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
    Residency: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Ore.: Anesthesiology

    Nathan Todd Froelich – Brigham Young University, BS
    Residency: Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg, Fla.: Obstetrics-Gynecology

    John Garman III – Midwestern State University, BS
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Psychiatry

    Mason Edward Gentner – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, BS
    Residency: Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio: Emergency Medicine

    Michael Girgis – Fordham University, BS
    Residency: Hunterdon Medical Center, Fleming, N.J.: Family Medicine

    Elliott M. Goldberg – Muhlenberg College, BS
    Residency: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.: Internal Medicine

    Madison Goss – University of Pittsburgh, BS
    Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh: Surgery – Preliminary

    Eric Graham – Carroll University, BS
    Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliate Hospitals, Milwaukee: Emergency Medicine

    Rahul Gupta – The University of Texas at Dallas, BS
    Residency: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University/Cooper University Hospital, Camden, N.J.: Emergency Medicine

    Ronald Lee Gurbal – Juniata College, BS
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Anesthesiology

    Ashiya Hamirani

    Dallas Hamlin – Juniata College, BS
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Psychiatry

    Tyler Harte – The Pennsylvania State University, BS, MEd
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Neurology

    Colin Mitchell Hayes – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, Mich.: Pediatrics

    April Henry – University of North Florida, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
    Residency: University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y.: Neurology

    Paul Hong – Boston University, BA
    Residency: Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Ill.: Internal Medicine

    Tommy Yingjie Hu – Tufts University, BS
    Residency: University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, Mich.: Pediatrics

    Christopher R. Huber – The Pennsylvania State University Schreyer Honors College, BS
    Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.: Medicine – Primary

    Kayla Jardine – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio: Anesthesiology

    Taylor Johnson – Brigham Young University – Idaho, BS
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Anesthesiology

    Alain Kameni – University of Central Oklahoma, BS
    Residency: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, N.Y.: Internal Medicine

    Sa Do “John” Kang – Duke University, BSE; The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, PhD
    Residency: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore: Internal Medicine

    Sundeep Kaur – Hunter College, BA
    Residency: Zucker School of Medicine/Northwell at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Great Neck, N.Y.: Internal Medicine

    Rahima Khatun – New York University, BA
    Residency: Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, N.Y.: Surgery – Preliminary

    Arshjot Khokhar – University of Southern California, BS
    Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.: Internal Medicine

    Myunghoon Kim – Carroll College, BA
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Internal Medicine

    Jesse King – University of Pittsburgh, BS
    Residency: University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, Mich.: Orthopaedic Surgery

    Sarah Christina Kitts – University of Rochester, BS
    Residency: University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati: Dermatology

    Jacquelyn Kohler – Stockton University, BS
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Surgery – Preliminary

    Courtney A. Kramer – Canisius College, BS
    Residency: University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y.: Internal Medicine

    Abena A. Kwegyir-Aggrey – Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, BS
    Residency: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, N.C.: Neurology

    Kevin Lam – University of Maryland, College Park, BS
    Residency: Inova Fairfax Hospital. Falls Church, Va.: Internal Medicine

    Kristin Anne Lambert – The Pennsylvania State University Schreyer Honors College, BS; The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, PhD
    Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati: Pediatrics

    Thomas John Laux – Swarthmore College, BA
    Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.: Psychiatry

    Christina L. Law – University of California, Berkeley, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd

    Christopher Michael Lee – San Francisco State University, BS, BS
    Residency: Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center, Reading, Pa.: Family Medicine

    Samantha Phillippine Leonard – Rice University, BA; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
    Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliate Hospitals, Milwaukee: General Surgery

    Joseph Amadeo Lewcun – University of Pittsburgh, BS
    Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, Va.: Plastic Surgery

    Yan Leyfman

    John Lin – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: New York-Presbyterian Hospital Queens, Flushing, N.Y.: Emergency Medicine

    Daniella Lipnick – Kenyon College, BA; Columbia University, MS
    Residency: Montefiore Medical Center-Einstein, Bronx, N.Y.: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    Joshua David Lowery
    Residency: Penn Highlands Healthcare, Dubois, Pa.: Psychiatry

    Kimberly Lynn Lu – Smith College, BA; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
    Residency: Stanford University Programs, Stanford, Calif.: Anesthesiology

    Dennis Madden – University of Pittsburgh, BS
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Neurological Surgery

    Jennifer Mardini – Lock Haven University, BS
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Anesthesiology

    Jason Mascoe – Springfield College, BS
    Residency: University of Utah, Salt Lake City: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    Vianca Masucci – Swarthmore College, BA
    Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore: Medicine – Pediatrics

    Duncan Angus Stuart McDermond – Messiah College, BA
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Psychiatry

    Sarah McNutt – Central Washington University, BS; Oregon Health and Science University, BS
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Neurological Surgery

    Connor Medbery – University of Wisconsin, BS
    Residency: University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria OSF, Peoria, Ill.: Emergency Medicine

    Anuj Mehta – Temple University, BS
    Residency: Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia: Orthopaedic Surgery

    Anna Vladimirovna Melnychuk – University of California, Berkeley, BA

    Veniamin Melnychuk

    Christina Michael – University of California, Irvine, BS
    Residency: New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, N.Y.: Psychiatry

    Cezary Mikoluk – The Pennsylvania State University Schreyer Honors College, BS
    Residency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland: Psychiatry

    Elizabeth Miller – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Va.: Obstetrics-Gynecology

    Marina Eryn Mizell – University of Maryland, Baltimore County, BA, BA
    Residency: Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah, Ga.: Pediatrics

    Marylena R. Mizerak – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Internal Medicine

    Abdel Rahman Mohamed – Fordham University, BA, BA
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Family Medicine

    Prashanth Moku – University of Delaware, BS, BA
    Residency: Brown University Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, R.I.: Internal Medicine

    Bryan Matthew Moore – The Pennsylvania State University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business, MBA
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    Eric Moyer – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: General Surgery

    Lauren Nahouraii – Duke University, BS
    Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Medical Education, Pittsburgh: Anesthesiology

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

    James Vinh Nguyen – Gettysburg College, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
    Residency: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston: Neurology

    KieuHanh Thi Nguyen – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, Pa.: Psychiatry

    Jason Ren Ni – Duke University, BS
    Residency: University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles: Interventional Radiology

    Olivier Francois Noel – Queens College, BA; The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, PhD
    Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.: Plastic Surgery

    Nadia Carolina Ortega – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: New York University Grossman School of Medicine, N.Y.: Emergency Medicine

    Russell Grant Owens – University of Scranton, BS; The Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business, MBA
    Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City, Iowa: Urology

    Deep Patel – Wilkes University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business, MBA
    Residency: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, N.Y.: Dermatology

    Himadri Patel – University of Maryland, Baltimore County, BS, BA
    Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Medical Education, Pittsburgh: Child Neurology

    Melanie Patterson – Hobart and William Smith Colleges, BS
    Residency: Prisma Health – University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, Greenville, S.C.: Orthopaedic Surgery

    Jacob Jeffrey Peterson – Brigham Young University, BS
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Medicine – Preliminary

    Aditya Pisupati
    Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore: Neurology

    Jessica Poulson – George Mason University, BS
    Residency: Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego: Transitional

    Bridget Rafferty – Gannon University, BS; Mercyhurst University, BA; University of Michigan, MFA; Colorado School of Public Health, MPH
    Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee: Diagnostic Radiology

    Aaron Richardson – Brigham Young University, BS
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Emergency Medicine

    Andrew Rodenhouse – Ithaca College, BS
    Residency: University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y.: Orthopaedic Surgery/Research

    Nicole Marie Rodis – Northeastern University, BS
    Residency: University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Mass.: Medicine – Pediatrics

    Mary Katherine Rohrbaugh – University of Scranton, BS
    Residency: Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia: Internal Medicine

    Rachel Leigh Rothstein – The Pennsylvania State University, BS; Tufts University School of Medicine, MPH
    Residency: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia: Pediatrics

    Kaitlyn Ruffing – Lehigh University, BS, BA
    Residency: Stony Brook Teaching Hospitals, Stony Brook, N.Y.: Medicine – Pediatrics

    Surav Sakya – University of Connecticut, BS
    Residency: Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio: Dermatology

    Zena Saleh – Rosemont Honors College, BA
    Residency: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University/Cooper University Hospital, Camden, N.J.: General Surgery

    MaryJane Sampson – Brigham Young University, BS
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Internal Medicine

    Shyama Sathianathan – University of California, Los Angeles, BS
    Residency: Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia: Internal Medicine

    Anna Marie Scipioni – Columbia University, BA
    Residency: University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, Fla.: Obstetrics-Gynecology

    Corey Sell – Lebanon Valley College, BS
    Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliate Hospitals, Milwaukee: Emergency Medicine

    Amanda Kate Seyer – Wilkes University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
    Residency: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.: Urology

    Tony Shi – University of the Sciences, BS
    Residency: Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia: Emergency Medicine

    David Snyder – New York University, BA; Syracuse University, MS
    Residency: Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.: Neurology

    Jason Thomas Spicher – Eastern Mennonite University, BS
    Residency: Poudre Valley Hospital, Fort Collins, Colo.: Family Medicine

    Dylan Stephens – Ursinus College, BS
    Residency: University of Washington Affiliate Hospitals, Seattle: Internal Medicine

    Nathanial Tolman – Colby College, BA; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
    Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Medical Education, Pittsburgh: Internal Medicine

    Kathryn Toth – Duke University, BS
    Residency: Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine: Emergency Medicine

    Scott Michael Tucker – Cornell University, BS, MEng; The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, PhD
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Orthopaedic Surgery

    Maegan Tupinio – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: University of Utah Health, Salt Lake City: Anesthesiology

    Gregory Vece – University of Connecticut, BS
    Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston: Anesthesiology

    David Velez – University of Scranton, BS
    Residency: Zucker School of Medicine – Northwell Cohen Children’s Medical Center, New Hyde Park, N.Y.: Pediatrics

    Vanessa Vides – University of Nevada Las Vegas, BS, BS
    Residency: University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles: Neurology

    Yanli Wang
    Residency: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia: Pediatrics – Medical Genetics

    Taelor Allison Weaver – James Madison University, BS
    Residency: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, S.C.: Internal Medicine

    Janelle M. Welkie – Stevens Institute of Technology, BS
    Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Radiology – Diagnostic

    Nils Wendel – Cornell University, BSc
    Residency: Tufts Medical Center, Boston: Psychiatry

    Brandon L. Williams – Yale University, BA; The Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business, MBA
    Residency: MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.: Emergency Medicine

    Christopher T. Wilson – Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, BS
    Residency: West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, W.Va.: Orthopaedic Surgery

    Robert Wu – Carnegie Mellon University, BS
    Residency: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, N.J.: Interventional Radiology

    Anna Victoria Yumen – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: Prisma Health – University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia, Columbia, S.C.: General Surgery

    Rameez M. Zaman – West Chester University, BS
    Residency: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Ore.: Anesthesiology

    Xijun Zhu – Boston College, BS
    Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia: Anesthesiology

    Naseem Zomorodi – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
    Residency: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.: Neurology

Graduate school

Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security

Arianny Acosta Almonte, BS, Liberty University
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

William R. Bingham, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: Reducing the Risk of Gastroenteritis Outbreaks in Hurricane Shelters: A Systematic Review of the Literature
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

Madeline C. Buono, BA, University of South Carolina
Capstone experience: The Systematic Review of Psychological First Aid for the Foster Child: Is South Carolina Doing Enough?
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

Alex Lynn Classen, BSN, Washington Adventist University
Capstone experience: Victims of Assault: Increasing Access to Healthcare through Telehealth
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

Amanda Dufour, BS, Michigan Technological University
Capstone experience: Implications of Health Care Due to Cultural and Socioeconomic Disparities in a Post-Disaster Setting: A Systematic Review
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

Patrick Glemser, BA, Bloomsburg University
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

Samuel Forrest Grinnan, BBA, Southern Arkansas University
Capstone experience: A Systematic Review on the Nexus of Public Health, Health Insurance and Lung Cancer in the United States
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

Joshua Horning, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: Is the Pacific Northwest Ready for the Big One?
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

Brett Hotchkiss, BS, Portland State University
Capstone experience: The Cascadia Threat: How can Portland Prepare?
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

Jennie Kriznik, BS, University of Alabama
Capstone experience: Pediatric Psychosocial Services Involvement in Hospital Family Reunification Planning
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

Jessica Molinari, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: Rising Resilience: Destigmatizing Mental Health in Schools
for a Safer Future
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

Theresa A. Mozzillo, BS, Park University
Capstone experience: Protecting At-Risk Populations Against Heat-Related Morbidity and Mortality: A Case for Emergency Operations Plans to Include Heat Planning
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

Richard Oh, BA, University of California, Berkeley
Capstone experience: Systematic Review of Public Health Risks Associated with Residing Near a Nuclear Power Generation Plant
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

Leigh Ostrander, BS, Springfield College
Capstone experience: COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout: A Review Between States
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

Michael F. Pantalone, BA, American Public University System
Capstone experience: Evaluation of Public Health Preparedness Exercises
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

Bethany Pattee, BA, Ashford University
Capstone experience: Food Insecurity Among Children in Primary School in Mississippi During COVID-19
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

Michael Raymond, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: Improving Dauphin County Emergency Medical Services:
A Systematic Review
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

Chelsea A. Richardson, BA, Syracuse University
Capstone experience: Racism as a Public Health Obstacle in Disaster Response:
A Systematic Review
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

Stacey Sarnecki, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: What Strategies Have Been Used in the Past Five Years to Mitigate Infectious Disease Spread and Outbreaks in Theme Parks Across the United States?
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

Heather Schubert, BS, California University of Pennsylvania
Capstone experience: Identifying Gaps in FEMA’s Core Capabilities Within the Response Phase for Concurrent Catastrophic Events
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

Douglas Their, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: The Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 on Health Care Providers: A Systematic Review
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

Tara Vacanti, BS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Capstone experience: Assessing the Resurgence of Cholera in Haiti: The Role of United Nations Peacekeepers and the Risks and Benefits of Short-Term Missions
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

Denis Woods, BS, Charleston Southern University
Capstone experience: Disaster Transportation Infrastructure and Mobility Operations: A Systematic Review of Response and Recovery Literature
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

Jeffrey D. Xander, BS, Muhlenberg College
Capstone experience: The Impact of COVID-19 on Kidney Transplantation
Adviser: Eugene Lengerich, VMD

Master of Public Health

Alison B. Celigoi, BS, Allegheny College
Capstone experience: Association of Stroke and COVID-19: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Adviser: Paddy Ssentongo, MD, MPH

Nicholas J. Cesari, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: Geographic Surveillance of Syphilis in Central Pennsylvania
Adviser: Casey Pinto, PhD, CRNP, MPH
Employment: Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa.

Erika Jean Davis Christiansen, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: Grant Proposal for COVID-19 and Pregnancy Study
Adviser: Kristin Sznajder, PhD, MPH

Sarah Cichy, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: York City PrEP Medication Initiative: A Community Grant Application
Adviser: Casey Pinto, PhD, CRNP, MPH

Alexandria Cigan, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: Timeliness of Rotavirus Vaccines on School-Aged Children
(under 5 years) in Ghana
Adviser: Kristin Sznajder, PhD, MPH

Faryal Durrani, MD, Ross University School of Medicine
Capstone experience: Pregnancy Associated Maternal Mortality in Pennsylvania from 2013 to 2018
Adviser: Carol Weisman, PhD
Employment: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.

Christy Fenu, BA, NC State University
Capstone experience: Associations Between Social Determinants of Health, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and STIs in Alaska
Adviser: Casey Pinto, PhD, CRNP, MPH
Employment: Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa.

Aubrey J. Juris, BS, Cedarville University
Capstone experience: Evaluation of Mindfulness-based Mobile Phone Cessation Program for Youth and Young Adult e-cig Users
Adviser: Jonathan Foulds, PhD
Employment: Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pa.

Kelsey M. Leach, BS, Lock Haven University
Capstone experience: The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank Diabetes Prevention Online Curriculum
Adviser: Carol LaRegina, MS

William Otundo, BS, Cedar Crest College
Capstone experience: Attaining Population Health: Analysis of a Community Health Needs Assessment
Adviser: Lauren Azevedo, PhD
Employment: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa

Madyson Popalis, BA, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Capstone experience: Influence of Subjective and Objective Income on Self-rated Health and Cancer Screening
Adviser: Jennifer Moss, PhD

Michael Smith, BS, Morehouse College
Capstone experience: Role of Glutathione in Lung Inflammation
Adviser: John Richie, PhD
Employment: National Minority AIDS Council, Washington, D.C.

Emad Tantawy, MBBS, Misr University for Science and Technology
Capstone experience: Household Use of Biomass Fuel and Its Association with Low Birth Weight in Ghana: Analysis of the 2014 GDHS Data
Adviser: Kristin Sznajder, PhD, MPH

Nicole W. Waweru, BS, Elizabethtown College
Capstone experience: The Doula Effect: Addressing Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Among Non-Hispanic Black Women in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
Adviser: Kristin Sznajder, PhD, MPH

Integrated Undergraduate Accelerated Master of Public Health

Kassidy Deibler, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: Developing a Health System-Wide Community Benefit Policy at Penn State Health: A Policy Proposal
Adviser: Austin Cohrs, MPH

Celine Latona, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: The Public Health Influence of Pornography on Human Sex Trafficking and Commercial Sex in the Birmingham Metropolitan Area: A Mixed Methods Approach
Adviser: Jennifer Osetek, PhD
Employment: Highmark Health, Pa.

Emily McNamara, BS, BBH, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: A Review of Common STIs and Development of Educational Materials for Use at the York City Sexual Wellness Clinic
Adviser: Casey Pinto, PhD, CRNP, MPH

Katherine E. Walters, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Capstone experience: Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse in Pennsylvania: Implementation of a Countywide Training Program
Adviser: Kate Guastaferro, PhD, MPH
Employment: Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Media, Pa.

Master of Science

Erum Azhar, MBBS, The Aga Khan University Medical College
Major: Public Health Sciences
Thesis: Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Among Family Physicians About Ovarian Reserve, Reproductive Counseling and Fertility Preservation
Adviser: Kristin Kjerulff, PhD
Employment: Penn State Health, Hershey, Pa.

Jorge Benavides Vasquez, MD, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos
Major: Clinical Research
Thesis: Effect of Rurality on Stage at Diagnosis, Receipt of Cancer-Directed Surgery, and Survival in Patients with Breast Cancer: A Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (Seer) Analysis
Adviser: Li Wang, PhD

Yuhuan Cheng, MBBS, Southern Medical University
Major: Bioinformatics and Genomics
Thesis: Trans-ethnic Meta-analysis on Lipid Exome Sequencing Data
Adviser: Dijiang Liu, PhD
Education: Bioinformatics Graduate Program, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C.

Sean H. Manning, BS, MS, DVM, Binghamton University, State University of New York
Major: Laboratory Animal Medicine
Thesis: Exosomal miRNA, a Noninvasive Biomarker for Diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Adviser: Tiffany Whitcomb, DVM, DACLAM

Jared T. Michaels, BS, Lebanon Valley College
Major: Anatomy
Thesis: The Influence of Obesity and Associated Hyperglycemia on Bone Homeostasis
Adviser: Reyad Elbarbary, PhD

Darya Nesterova, BS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Thesis: Sexually Dimorphic Impact of the Iron Regulating Gene, HFE, on Survival in Glioblastoma
Adviser: James Connor, PhD

Elizabeth Olecki, BS, Bryn Mawr College
Major: Clinical Research
Thesis: Undertreatment of Pancreatic Cancer: Role of Surgical Pathology
Adviser: Chan Shen, PhD
Employment: Penn State Health, Hershey, Pa.

Yunqi Pan, BS, Zhejiang University
Major: Public Health Sciences
Thesis: Association between Marital Status and Mental Health Among Pregnant Women
in the United States
Adviser: Douglas Leslie, PhD

Kelly Stahl, BS, The University of Utah
Major: Clinical Research
Thesis: Benefits of Surgical Treatment in Stage IV Breast Cancer in Patients with Known Hormone Receptor and HER2 Status
Adviser: Chan Shen, PhD
Employment: Penn State Health, Hershey, Pa.

Eric Suchanec, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Major: Clinical Research
Thesis: Investigating the Relationship between Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Diabetes
Adviser: Vonn Walter, PhD

Kyle S. Sundberg, BS, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Thesis: Targeting Pro-Survival Protein MCL-1 IN Cancer Cells by Activating an Alternative Proteasomal Degradation Pathway
Adviser: Hong-Gang Wang, PhD

Samantha A. White, BS, Ursinus College
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Thesis: Establishing In Vivo and Ex Vivo Methods to Investigate the Role of p90RSK in Chronic Kidney Disease
Adviser: Kebin Hu, MD, PhD
Employment: Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, Lancaster, Pa.

Doctor of Philosophy

Chixiang Chen, BS, Zhengzhou University
Major: Biostatistics
Dissertation: Statistical Models for Recovering Dynamic Gene Networks from Static Data
Dissertation adviser: Rongling Wu, PhD
Postdoctorate training: University of Pennsylvania, Philadephia

Courtney E. Clyburn, BA, Arcadia University
Major: Neuroscience
Dissertation: Homeostatic Regulation of Caloric Intake Following Acute High-Fat Diet Exposure
Dissertation adviser: Kirsteen Browning, PhD
Postdoctorate training: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Ore.

Caitlin R. Coker, BS, MS, Troy University
Major: Anatomy
Dissertation: Impact of High-Fat Diet and Ethanol on Metabolic and Neuroimmune Function
Dissertation adviser: Yuval Silberman, PhD
Postdoctorate employment: Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Erika Schlarb Dahl, BS, Widener University
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: The Metabolic-Epigenetic Role of IDH1 in the Initiation and Progression of High-Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer
Dissertation adviser: Katherine Aird, PhD
Postdoctorate employment: FENIX Group International

Joaquin E. Douton, MS, BS, The Pennsylvania State University and University of Buenos Aires
Major: Neuroscience
Dissertation: Assessment of Glucagon-like Peptide-1 Analogs as Potential Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder
Dissertation adviser: Patricia Sue Grigson, PhD
Postdoctorate training: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Taylor Friemel, BS, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Major: Anatomy
Dissertation: Investigating the Expression and Functionality of Mechanosensitive Channels in Zebrafish Retina
Dissertation adviser: Salvatore Stella, PhD
Postdoctorate employment: University of South Dakota, Vermillion, S.D.

Melat T. Gebru, BS, Addis Ababa University
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: Drug Tolerance in FLT3 Mutant Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Dissertation adviser: Hong-Gang Wang, PhD
Postdoctorate employment: Calico Life Sciences, San Francisco

Sriranga Tejaswi Iyyanki, BTech, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: Epigenomic Regulation and 3D Genome Structure in Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancers
Dissertation advisers: Feng Yue, PhD, and James Broach, PhD
Postdoctorate employment: Agios Pharmaceuticals, Boston

Yu Jiang, BS, MS, Michigan State University and Harvard University
Major: Biostatistics
Dissertation: Statistical Methods for Solving Practical Issues in Meta-Analysis of Genetic Association Studies of Sequence Data
Dissertation adviser: Dajiang Liu, PhD
Postdoctorate training: University of San Francisco, San Francisco

Amanda S. Khan, BA, Stony Brook University
Major: Anatomy
Dissertation: Adenosine Protects Zebrafish Photoreceptors from Damage and Apoptosis in a Light-Induced Retinal Degeneration Model of Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Dissertation adviser: Salvatore Stella, PhD
Postdoctorate employment: Albany Medical College, Albany, N.Y.

Joyce S. Kim, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: Neural Control of the Circulation During Exercise in Healthy Rats and in Those With Simulated Peripheral Artery Disease
Dissertation adviser: Marc Kaufman, PhD
Postdoctoral training: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

Yeon Soo Kim, BA, Brandeis University
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: Multimodal Regulation of SOD2 During Ovarian Cancer Transcoelomic Metastasis
Dissertation adviser: Nadine Hempel, PhD
Postdoctorate training: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle

Vishal Midya, BS, MS, St. Xavier’s College and Indian Statistical Institute
Major: Biostatistics
Dissertation: Frequentist and Bayesian Hypothesis Testing Focusing on Meaningful Effect Sizes
Dissertation advisers: Jason Liao, PhD, and Arthur Berg, PhD
Postdoctorate training: Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, N.Y.

Lin Qiu, BS, MS, Sichuan Agricultural University and The University of Texas at Austin
Major: Biostatistics
Dissertation: Probabilistic Statistical Learning Methods for High-Dimensional Multimodal Data
Dissertation adviser: Vernon M. Chinchilli, PhD
Postdoctoral employment: Genentech, South San Francisco

Praneet Sandhu, BTech, Amity University
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: Targeted Modulation of Host Immune Proteins by Human Cytomegalovirus
Dissertation adviser: Nicholas Buchkovich, PhD
Postdoctorate training: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, N.C.

Insung Song, BS, Smith College
Major: Neuroscience
Dissertation: Adaptive Defense Mechanism Associated with HFE Gene
Dissertation adviser: James Connor, PhD
Postdoctoral training: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

Nicholas T. Streck, BS, University of Kentucky
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: Human Cytomegalovirus Utilizes ESCRT-III and Extracellular Vesicles to Enhance Virus Spread
Dissertation adviser: Nicholas Buchkovich, PhD
Postdoctorate training: Penn State Health, Hershey, Pa.

Wanjian Tang, BS, Fudan University
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: Impact of Cardiomyopathy Mutations and Small Molecule Drugs on the Structural and Functional Properties of Human Beta-Cardiac Myosin
Dissertation adviser: Christopher Yengo, PhD
Postdoctorate employment: Genentech, South San Francisco

Wei-Chung “Bryan” Tsao, BS, University of Kansas
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: Consequences of Oncogene and Inflammation-i+Q26nduced Damage: A Polymerase Perspective
Dissertation adviser: Kristin Eckert, PhD
Postdoctorate training: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, N.J.

James D. Van Kampen, BS, George Mason University
Major: Neuroscience
Dissertation: Beyond GWAS: Rare Variant Analysis, Integration from other Modalities, Genetics to Inform Drug Discovery, and Incorporation of Biological Information
Dissertation adviser: Dajiang Liu, PhD
Dissertation training: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Jaclyn E. Welles, BS, Clark Atlanta University
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: A Comprehensive Overview of the Effects of Diet on the Hepatic Transcriptome and Translatome in Rat Liver
Dissertation adviser: Scot Kimball, PhD
Postdoctorate training: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Jie Xu, BS, Fudan University
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: From Structure Variation to Chromatin Spatial Reorganization, Uncovering the Genetic and Cis-regulatory Alteration in Primary Cancer Genomes
Dissertation advisers: Feng Yue, PhD, and James Broach, PhD
Postdoctoral training: Northwestern University, Chicago

Doctor of Public Health

Nirmal A. Ahuja, BHMS, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences
Major: Public Health
Dissertation: Social Support and Medication Adherence Among Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients in Western India
Dissertation adviser: Eugene Lengerich, PhD

Michael A. Butzner Jr., BS, Towson University; MPH, George Washington University
Major: Public Health
Dissertation: Prevalence and Sex Differences for Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in the United States: A Market Scan Analysis
Dissertation advisers: Yendelela Cuffee, PhD, and Douglas Leslie, PhD
Employment: Cardiovascular Markets, South San Francisco

Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy

Eunice Chen, BS, University of California, San Diego
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: One FISH Two FISH Red FISH Green FISH: Visualizing Retrovirus Replication Events in Cells
Dissertation Adviser: Leslie Parent, MD
Residency: Internal Medicine, Penn State Health, Hershey, Pa.

Yifu Ding, BSE, Johns Hopkins University
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: X-Ray Micro-tomography and Its Applications in Whole-Organism Imaging and 3D Histology
Dissertation adviser: Keith Cheng, MD, PhD
Residency: Medicine (Preliminary), Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.; Radiation Oncology, Emory University, Atlanta

Sa Do Kang, BSE, Duke University
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: Sex Matters: the Effect of HPV16 Infection on the Cellular Transcriptome and Methylome
Dissertation adviser: Craig Meyers, PhD
Residency: Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore

Kristin A. Lambert, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: Social Networking: Extracellular Vesicles and microRNA Messages Coordinate Inflammation in Severe Asthma
Dissertation advisers: Todd Schell, PhD, and Faoud Ishmael, MD, PhD
Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati

Olivier F. Noel, BS, Queens College
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Dissertation: Bile Acid Signaling and the Regulation of Complement Proteins
Dissertation adviser: James Broach, PhD
Residency: Plastic Surgery, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.

Aditya Pisupati, BS, The Pennsylvania State University
Major: Neuroscience
Dissertation: Structure-Function Relationships and Biochemical Manipulation of 6-TM Superfamily Ion Channels
Dissertation adviser: Timothy Jegla, PhD
Residency: Neurology, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore

Scott M. Tucker, BS, MEng, Cornell University
Program: Engineering Science and Mechanics
Dissertation: Finite Element Analysis for Surgical Decision Support of Intramedullary Nail Fixation for Proximal Femur Fractures
Dissertation adviser: Gregory Lewis, PhD
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, Penn State Health, Hershey, Pa.

Physician assistant program

Morgan Bensinger
BS in Biology
West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Bradley Brockbank
BS in Exercise Science
Brigham Young University

Eric Burfeind
BS in Allied Health
University of Connecticut

Kevin Christopherson
BA in Molecular Biology
Colorado College

Samuel Cook
BS in Biology
Oregon State University

Lindsay Cross
BS in Neuroscience
University of Michigan

Ryan Fenoli
BA in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Whitman College

Aleida Fernandez-Rubio
BS in Neurobiology
University of California

Rachel Fletcher
BS in Neuroscience
Lafayette College
MS in Elementary Education
Touro College

Tomeka Greene
BS in Health Science
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
MS in Exercise Science
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

Sangwook “Brian” Han
BS in Clinical Psychology and Human Biology
University of California

Sarah Jadin
BS in Business Administration
University of Wisconsin
MS in Nutrition
University of Wisconsin

Oscar Lora
BS in Biology/BA in Government
University of Texas

Maria Macias
BS in Biology
Chapman University

Elizabeth Mahoney
BS in Microbiology
Brigham Young University

Cecelia Martin
BS in Biology/Allied Health
Elizabethtown College

Stephanie McMahon
BA in Biology
Houghton College

Tye Morales
BE in Mechanical Engineering
Penn State

Sandra Oviedo
BS in Pre-Professional
University of Nevada

Katherine Pavlos
BS in Biology
Gettysburg College

John Pereca
BS in Finance
Penn State

Steven Powell
BBA in Business Administration
Eastern Washington University

Lindsay Schafer
BS in Neuroscience
Bucknell University

Kerri Schopf
BS in Biology
Penn State

Nile Seaborn
BS in Public Health
American Military University

William Sellars
BS in Athletic Training
University of North Florida

Jeffrey Severino
BA in Criminology
University of Maryland
MA in Criminology
University of Maryland

Megan Tappe
BS in Biology
University of Minnesota

An Thien Tran
BS in Mechanical Engineering
Temple University

Lauren Votava
BS in Biomedical Engineering
University of Minnesota
MS in Biomedical Engineering
Washington University in St. Louis

Marcia Winer
BA in Neuroscience
Dartmouth College
MS in Nutrition
Colorado State University

Kate Walsh
BS in Biology/Psychology
Clarkson University

Cara Zagel
BA in Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado

MD program

Denise S. Abdulahad – Seton Hall University, BS
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Anesthesiology

Adeel Ahmad – University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, BS
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Surgery – Preliminary

Saher Ali – University of Maryland, BS
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore: Pediatrics – Anesthesiology

Robin Alsher – Ursinus College, BS
Residency: University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, Vt.: Internal Medicine

Rick Artrip – The Ohio State University, BS
Residency: University of Utah Health, Salt Lake City: Interventional Radiology

Joseph Harold Ash – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, BS; University of Virginia, MEng
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Emergency Medicine

Hamna Atif – The Pennsylvania State University Schreyer Honors College, BS
Residency: Christiana Care, Newark, Del.: Emergency Medicine

Emma Baker – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, N.C.: Radiology Diagnostic

David Basile – Albright College, BS
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa: Surgery – Preliminary

Emma Batchelder – Dickinson College, BS
Residency: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.: Psychiatry

Erin Leigh Bell – Miami University, BA
Residency: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.: Emergency Medicine

Pulkit Bose – Fresno Pacific University, BA
Residency: Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, Calif.: Internal Medicine

Sayeh Bozorghadad – Bucknell University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliate Hospitals, Milwaukee: Interventional Radiology

John Alexander Bufalini – Juniata College, BS
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa: Internal Medicine

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

Molly Claire O’Shea Carney – Franklin & Marshall College, BA
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Medical Education, Pittsburgh: Pediatrics

Morgan Lee Chambers – Elizabethtown College, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa: Family Medicine

Paige Cree Chardavoyne – Williams College, BA
Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliate Hospitals, Milwaukee: Psychiatry

Marvin Chau – Virginia Commonwealth University, BS
Residency: University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles: Vascular Surgery

Eunice Chungyu Chen – University of California, San Diego, BS, MS; The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, PhD
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa: Internal Medicine/Research

Kevin Chiang – University of Maryland, College Park, BS, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Medical Education, Pittsburgh: Pediatrics

Hannah Cohan – Muhlenberg College, BS
Residency: Brown University Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, R.I.: Pediatrics/Psychology/Child Psychology

Matthew Conboy – Mount Saint Mary College, BA
Residency: Albany Medical Center, Albany, N.Y.: Anesthesiology

Connor Samuel Corrente – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: Advocate Health Care, Oak Lawn, Ill.: Emergency Medicine

Megan Crenshaw – University of Virginia, BA
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa: Surgery – Preliminary

Benjamin Crookshank
Residency: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Va.: Internal Medicine

Ghazal Staity Daher – Moravian College, BS
Research: Fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Department of Otolaryngology, Rochester, Minn.

Noah DeAngelo – University of North Carolina Greensboro, BS
Residency: University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, N.C.: General Surgery

Morgan Taylor Decker – Juniata College, BS
Residency: West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, W. Va.: Pediatrics

Luisa De Souza – St. Thomas University, BS, BS; Florida National University, MBA
Residency: Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Fla.: Internal Medicine

Yifu Ding – Johns Hopkins University, BSE
Residency: Emory University, Atlanta: Radiation Oncology

Mary Dinh – University of California, Berkeley, BA
Residency: University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, Calif.: Radiology – Diagnostic

Jennifer Dobson – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine: Neurology

Nilse Lene Dos Santos – University of Rhode Island, BS; University of Connecticut, MS
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston: Pediatrics

Chase Dougherty – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Radiology – Diagnostic

Brian Robert Drury – University of Oregon, BA; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Residency: Brown University Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, R.I.: Emergency Medicine

Darren E. D’Souza – University of Maryland, College Park, BS
Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore: Internal Medicine

Katelyn Edel – Syracuse University, BA; Brown University, MPH
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, Va.: Obstetrics-Gynecology

Bathai Edwards – Bowie State University, BS
Residency: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.: Radiology – Diagnostic

Christopher James Ehret – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Research: Fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Department of Medical Oncology, Rochester, Minn.

Ndifreke Aniefiok Ekpa – Franklin & Marshall College, BS

Marcus Orion Erdman – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio: Pediatrics

Sarah Erlikh – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Robert Fort, III – Case Western Reserve University, BA; The Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business, MBA
Residency: University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y.: Dermatology

Caleb Michael Frank – North Park University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Residency: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Ore.: Anesthesiology

Nathan Todd Froelich – Brigham Young University, BS
Residency: Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg, Fla.: Obstetrics-Gynecology

John Garman III – Midwestern State University, BS
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Psychiatry

Mason Edward Gentner – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, BS
Residency: Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio: Emergency Medicine

Michael Girgis – Fordham University, BS
Residency: Hunterdon Medical Center, Fleming, N.J.: Family Medicine

Elliott M. Goldberg – Muhlenberg College, BS
Residency: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.: Internal Medicine

Madison Goss – University of Pittsburgh, BS
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh: Surgery – Preliminary

Eric Graham – Carroll University, BS
Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliate Hospitals, Milwaukee: Emergency Medicine

Rahul Gupta – The University of Texas at Dallas, BS
Residency: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University/Cooper University Hospital, Camden, N.J.: Emergency Medicine

Ronald Lee Gurbal – Juniata College, BS
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Anesthesiology

Ashiya Hamirani

Dallas Hamlin – Juniata College, BS
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Psychiatry

Tyler Harte – The Pennsylvania State University, BS, MEd
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Neurology

Colin Mitchell Hayes – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, Mich.: Pediatrics

April Henry – University of North Florida, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Residency: University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y.: Neurology

Paul Hong – Boston University, BA
Residency: Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Ill.: Internal Medicine

Tommy Yingjie Hu – Tufts University, BS
Residency: University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, Mich.: Pediatrics

Christopher R. Huber – The Pennsylvania State University Schreyer Honors College, BS
Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.: Medicine – Primary

Kayla Jardine – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio: Anesthesiology

Taylor Johnson – Brigham Young University – Idaho, BS
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Anesthesiology

Alain Kameni – University of Central Oklahoma, BS
Residency: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, N.Y.: Internal Medicine

Sa Do “John” Kang – Duke University, BSE; The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, PhD
Residency: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore: Internal Medicine

Sundeep Kaur – Hunter College, BA
Residency: Zucker School of Medicine/Northwell at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Great Neck, N.Y.: Internal Medicine

Rahima Khatun – New York University, BA
Residency: Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, N.Y.: Surgery – Preliminary

Arshjot Khokhar – University of Southern California, BS
Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.: Internal Medicine

Myunghoon Kim – Carroll College, BA
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Internal Medicine

Jesse King – University of Pittsburgh, BS
Residency: University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, Mich.: Orthopaedic Surgery

Sarah Christina Kitts – University of Rochester, BS
Residency: University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati: Dermatology

Jacquelyn Kohler – Stockton University, BS
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Surgery – Preliminary

Courtney A. Kramer – Canisius College, BS
Residency: University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y.: Internal Medicine

Abena A. Kwegyir-Aggrey – Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, BS
Residency: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, N.C.: Neurology

Kevin Lam – University of Maryland, College Park, BS
Residency: Inova Fairfax Hospital. Falls Church, Va.: Internal Medicine

Kristin Anne Lambert – The Pennsylvania State University Schreyer Honors College, BS; The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, PhD
Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati: Pediatrics

Thomas John Laux – Swarthmore College, BA
Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.: Psychiatry

Christina L. Law – University of California, Berkeley, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd

Christopher Michael Lee – San Francisco State University, BS, BS
Residency: Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center, Reading, Pa.: Family Medicine

Samantha Phillippine Leonard – Rice University, BA; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliate Hospitals, Milwaukee: General Surgery

Joseph Amadeo Lewcun – University of Pittsburgh, BS
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, Va.: Plastic Surgery

Yan Leyfman

John Lin – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: New York-Presbyterian Hospital Queens, Flushing, N.Y.: Emergency Medicine

Daniella Lipnick – Kenyon College, BA; Columbia University, MS
Residency: Montefiore Medical Center-Einstein, Bronx, N.Y.: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Joshua David Lowery
Residency: Penn Highlands Healthcare, Dubois, Pa.: Psychiatry

Kimberly Lynn Lu – Smith College, BA; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Residency: Stanford University Programs, Stanford, Calif.: Anesthesiology

Dennis Madden – University of Pittsburgh, BS
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Neurological Surgery

Jennifer Mardini – Lock Haven University, BS
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Anesthesiology

Jason Mascoe – Springfield College, BS
Residency: University of Utah, Salt Lake City: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Vianca Masucci – Swarthmore College, BA
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore: Medicine – Pediatrics

Duncan Angus Stuart McDermond – Messiah College, BA
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Psychiatry

Sarah McNutt – Central Washington University, BS; Oregon Health and Science University, BS
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Neurological Surgery

Connor Medbery – University of Wisconsin, BS
Residency: University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria OSF, Peoria, Ill.: Emergency Medicine

Anuj Mehta – Temple University, BS
Residency: Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia: Orthopaedic Surgery

Anna Vladimirovna Melnychuk – University of California, Berkeley, BA

Veniamin Melnychuk

Christina Michael – University of California, Irvine, BS
Residency: New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, N.Y.: Psychiatry

Cezary Mikoluk – The Pennsylvania State University Schreyer Honors College, BS
Residency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland: Psychiatry

Elizabeth Miller – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Va.: Obstetrics-Gynecology

Marina Eryn Mizell – University of Maryland, Baltimore County, BA, BA
Residency: Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah, Ga.: Pediatrics

Marylena R. Mizerak – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Internal Medicine

Abdel Rahman Mohamed – Fordham University, BA, BA
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Family Medicine

Prashanth Moku – University of Delaware, BS, BA
Residency: Brown University Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, R.I.: Internal Medicine

Bryan Matthew Moore – The Pennsylvania State University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business, MBA
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Eric Moyer – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: General Surgery

Lauren Nahouraii – Duke University, BS
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Medical Education, Pittsburgh: Anesthesiology

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

James Vinh Nguyen – Gettysburg College, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Residency: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston: Neurology

KieuHanh Thi Nguyen – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, Pa.: Psychiatry

Jason Ren Ni – Duke University, BS
Residency: University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles: Interventional Radiology

Olivier Francois Noel – Queens College, BA; The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, PhD
Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.: Plastic Surgery

Nadia Carolina Ortega – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: New York University Grossman School of Medicine, N.Y.: Emergency Medicine

Russell Grant Owens – University of Scranton, BS; The Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business, MBA
Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City, Iowa: Urology

Deep Patel – Wilkes University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business, MBA
Residency: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, N.Y.: Dermatology

Himadri Patel – University of Maryland, Baltimore County, BS, BA
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Medical Education, Pittsburgh: Child Neurology

Melanie Patterson – Hobart and William Smith Colleges, BS
Residency: Prisma Health – University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, Greenville, S.C.: Orthopaedic Surgery

Jacob Jeffrey Peterson – Brigham Young University, BS
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Medicine – Preliminary

Aditya Pisupati
Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore: Neurology

Jessica Poulson – George Mason University, BS
Residency: Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego: Transitional

Bridget Rafferty – Gannon University, BS; Mercyhurst University, BA; University of Michigan, MFA; Colorado School of Public Health, MPH
Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee: Diagnostic Radiology

Aaron Richardson – Brigham Young University, BS
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Emergency Medicine

Andrew Rodenhouse – Ithaca College, BS
Residency: University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y.: Orthopaedic Surgery/Research

Nicole Marie Rodis – Northeastern University, BS
Residency: University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Mass.: Medicine – Pediatrics

Mary Katherine Rohrbaugh – University of Scranton, BS
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia: Internal Medicine

Rachel Leigh Rothstein – The Pennsylvania State University, BS; Tufts University School of Medicine, MPH
Residency: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia: Pediatrics

Kaitlyn Ruffing – Lehigh University, BS, BA
Residency: Stony Brook Teaching Hospitals, Stony Brook, N.Y.: Medicine – Pediatrics

Surav Sakya – University of Connecticut, BS
Residency: Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio: Dermatology

Zena Saleh – Rosemont Honors College, BA
Residency: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University/Cooper University Hospital, Camden, N.J.: General Surgery

MaryJane Sampson – Brigham Young University, BS
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Internal Medicine

Shyama Sathianathan – University of California, Los Angeles, BS
Residency: Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia: Internal Medicine

Anna Marie Scipioni – Columbia University, BA
Residency: University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, Fla.: Obstetrics-Gynecology

Corey Sell – Lebanon Valley College, BS
Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliate Hospitals, Milwaukee: Emergency Medicine

Amanda Kate Seyer – Wilkes University, BS; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Residency: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.: Urology

Tony Shi – University of the Sciences, BS
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia: Emergency Medicine

David Snyder – New York University, BA; Syracuse University, MS
Residency: Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.: Neurology

Jason Thomas Spicher – Eastern Mennonite University, BS
Residency: Poudre Valley Hospital, Fort Collins, Colo.: Family Medicine

Dylan Stephens – Ursinus College, BS
Residency: University of Washington Affiliate Hospitals, Seattle: Internal Medicine

Nathanial Tolman – Colby College, BA; The Pennsylvania State University, MEd
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Medical Education, Pittsburgh: Internal Medicine

Kathryn Toth – Duke University, BS
Residency: Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine: Emergency Medicine

Scott Michael Tucker – Cornell University, BS, MEng; The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, PhD
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Orthopaedic Surgery

Maegan Tupinio – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: University of Utah Health, Salt Lake City: Anesthesiology

Gregory Vece – University of Connecticut, BS
Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston: Anesthesiology

David Velez – University of Scranton, BS
Residency: Zucker School of Medicine – Northwell Cohen Children’s Medical Center, New Hyde Park, N.Y.: Pediatrics

Vanessa Vides – University of Nevada Las Vegas, BS, BS
Residency: University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles: Neurology

Yanli Wang
Residency: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia: Pediatrics – Medical Genetics

Taelor Allison Weaver – James Madison University, BS
Residency: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, S.C.: Internal Medicine

Janelle M. Welkie – Stevens Institute of Technology, BS
Residency: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.: Radiology – Diagnostic

Nils Wendel – Cornell University, BSc
Residency: Tufts Medical Center, Boston: Psychiatry

Brandon L. Williams – Yale University, BA; The Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business, MBA
Residency: MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.: Emergency Medicine

Christopher T. Wilson – Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, BS
Residency: West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, W.Va.: Orthopaedic Surgery

Robert Wu – Carnegie Mellon University, BS
Residency: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, N.J.: Interventional Radiology

Anna Victoria Yumen – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: Prisma Health – University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia, Columbia, S.C.: General Surgery

Rameez M. Zaman – West Chester University, BS
Residency: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Ore.: Anesthesiology

Xijun Zhu – Boston College, BS
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia: Anesthesiology

Naseem Zomorodi – The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Residency: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.: Neurology