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Hannah Albritton

Hannah Albritton

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B.S., Belhaven College

M.S., Southeastern Louisiana University

Ph.D., Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans

M.D., Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans

Hannah received her undergraduate degree at Belhaven College in Jackson, MS where she majored in biology. Following college, she received a Master of Science degree in microbiology at Southeastern Louisiana University. She then attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine, where she participated in the joint MD/PhD program. Hannah completed her PhD with a focus in humoral response to Chlamydia trachomatis infections in women, which resulted in multiple peer-reviewed journals, multiple abstract publications, and an award-winning poster. Hannah has a strong interest in teaching and throughout her medical and graduate school education, she was a coach for multiple Science Olympiad teams, participated with the Science Teaching Partnership program, led TBLs for undergraduate students, and tutored medical students. Her hobbies include reading, soap making, baking and cooking, crocheting, gardening, yoga, and event planning.

 
Helder Araujo

Helder Araujo

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Ph.D., University of Southern California

M.D., Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar

Helder Araujo received his MD degree from the Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas Abel Salazar in his native Portugal and his PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Southern California. His PhD thesis was entitled, “Behavioral and neural correlates of core-self and autobiographical self processes.” Since receiving his PhD, he has worked as a Postdoc and a Research Fellow at the USC Brain and Creativity Institute investigating brainstem correlates of consciousness and feelings. While in Los Angeles, Helder has taught various undergraduate courses, including human anatomy, experimental research methods, neuroscience, and introduction to psychology, at Pasadena City College, Santa Monica College, Occidental College, UCLA, and the University of Southern California. He has published multiple first authored papers and has presented at various scientific meetings. His hobbies include reading, writing, photography, and acting.

 
John Borkovich

John Borkovich

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B.S., University of Georgia

M.D., Mercer University School of Medicine

Following his undergraduate degree in microbiology from the University of Georgia, Jack completed a year of service in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, a domestic volunteer year that served as a domestic model for the Peace Corps. Jack’s work placement was with Project Lazarus in New Orleans, a program that  provided transitional housing to individuals affected by HIV/AIDS. During this year, Jack served as a resident activities coordinator and also designed and implemented a curriculum called The Wellness University. Jack attended medical school at Mercer University School of Medicine where was he selected by his peers for induction into the Gold Humanism Honor Society for his excellence in humanism and professionalism in medicine. In his free time, Jack enjoys watching Marvel movies, reading Stephen King novels, Atlanta Braves baseball, SEC football, and playing the saxophone.

 
Zachary Bosshardt

Zachary Bosshardt

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B.A., College of Charleston

M.D., University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Zachary graduated with a degree in philosophy from the College of Charleston and spent several years in New Mexico working in community health operating syringe exchanges, street outreaches, and working with people living with HIV. Zachary then attended medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society. During medical school, Zachary continued to work with underserved communities by organizing clinics and services for individuals struggling with addiction, people living with HIV, LGBTQ individuals, and people experiencing homelessness. Zachary published and presented on several topics related to LGBTQ health and policy. Zachary’s hobbies include cycling, spending time with family and friends, songwriting, and meditation.

 
Chae Won Im

Chae Won Im

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B.A., University of Hawaii

M.D., University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine

Chae Won completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Hawaii at Manoa where she majored in Korean. She then attended medical school at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine. She was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society for her academic performance, leadership, service, and demonstrated professionalism. Chae Won has a strong personal interest in helping diverse patient and minority populations as demonstrated by her engagement in the McGuire Fund where she took an active role in making funds accessible to patients unable to afford healthcare. She has also taken an active role in helping others in rural settings and is expected to be awarded the Dean’s Certificate of Distinction in Rural Health upon graduation. Her hobbies include art, archery, hiking, and camping.

 
John Reitz

John Reitz

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B.A., University of Colorado

M.D., Emory University School of Medicine

JJ graduated with distinction from the University of Colorado, where he majored in Psychology with a minor in Italian. After spending several years working as an EMT and as a medical scribe, he continued his education at Emory University School of Medicine.  During medical school, JJ consistently demonstrated his commitment to caring for underserved and disadvantaged patient populations.  He regularly volunteered in the Good Samaritan Health Clinic and the Clarkston Community Mental Health Clinic. He conducted research investigating the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in patients with schizophrenia at the Grady Behavioral Health Clinic.  In his spare time, JJ enjoys being with his family, enjoying the outdoors, running marathons, reading, and cooking.

 
Brandon Sims

Brandon Sims

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B.S., University of Georgia

M.D., Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

After graduating from the University of Georgia with a degree in microbiology, Brandon attended the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.  During medical school, he conducted focus groups with high school students to identify youth resilience factors, and how these factors influence conflict resolution in youth.  He worked intensively with a local nonprofit in Chicago as a peer health educator where he trained high school students to become peer mentors.  Brandon also did a clinical rotation in Puerto Escondido, Mexico working with community clinics with a focus on women’s health.  Given his service to the community and exemplarily professionalism, he was elected to the Gold Humanism Honor Society.  His interests include historical fiction novels, jazz, anime, museums, hiking, and Disney films.

 
Nicholas Thompson

Nicholas Thompson

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B.S., Emory University

M.P.H., University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

M.D., University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

For his undergraduate studies, Nick double majored in Biology and Music Performance at Emory University. After graduation, he worked as a Henry Luce Scholar in rural Cambodia for one year where he performed community needs assessments for HIV+ populations. Then, Nick worked as an intern for the Grady Trauma Project and as a program assistant for the Emory Tibetan Mind/Body Sciences Program. He then attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Continuing his commitment to serving disadvantaged communities and his interest in public health, he participated in the Training In Urban Medicine and Public Health program, where he completed his clinical rotations in Milwaukee and earned his MPH degree. He has published a first author manuscript on the relationship between coping strategies, resilience, and post-traumatic stress disorder. In recognition of his excellence in clinical care, leadership, and compassion, Nick was elected as a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. In his spare time, Nick enjoys playing the cello, woodworking, strategy games, travel, and mindfulness/meditation.

 
Justin Trop

Justin Trop

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B.A., Northwestern University

M.Sc., London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

M.D., Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

Justin graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University with a major in Biological Sciences and minor in Global Health. After serving as a Fulbright English teacher in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, he matriculated at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, where he was highly involved in a number of research, volunteer, public health, and advocacy activities. After his first year there, he performed a qualitative research project examining clinician perspectives and women’s experiences of perinatal depression in Mongolia, which culminated in a peer-reviewed publication. He was subsequently part of the Dean’s Research Scholars program through which he carried out a community-based photonarrative project exploring immigration as a social determinant of health in Santiago, Chile. He further analyzed this data for his thesis at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where he earned a Master’s in Public Health for Development. While at Keck, he co-founded Homelessness Awareness Week, established a student organization called the Homeless Outreach Partnership for Education and Empowerment, and also served on the executive board of the student-run Southern California LGBT Health Conference. During his final year, Justin was elected to the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Professionally, he is interested in community psychiatry and integrated/collaborative care, psychotherapy, global mental health, LGBTQ+ mental health, and working with underserved populations. His personal interests include travel, fitness, nutrition, dancing bachata and salsa, hiking, and skateboarding.

 
Tyler Vanderhoof

Tyler Vanderhoof

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B.S., Kent State University

M.D., Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine

Tyler completed his undergraduate degree in psychology at Kent State University in Ohio.  During medical school, he was involved in multiple research projects, including designing a study investigating factors impacting opioid maintenance therapy.  Tyler has dedicated a significant portion of his free time to aiding those in need. He volunteered at the local free clinic, gave medical guidance while listening to the community’s homeless population, spent time renovating property damaged by a hurricane, and organized fund-raising aimed at supplying a service animal for a local child.  Tyler has a natural ability to interact and work well with others which has come to be one of his defining characteristics.  Not only did he excel in leadership roles within the psychiatry and neurology interest groups, but he also facilitated learning and discussions during team-based learning exercises in the academic setting, as well as had fun while leading his classmates to championship victories in intramural soccer and canoe battleship.

 
Margaret Wohlleber

Margaret Wohlleber

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B.A., New York University

M.D., State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine

After graduating with honors and a degree in philosophy from New York University, Margaret spent three years pursuing research interests, including exploring the relationship between Alzheimer’s Disease biomarkers and sleep disordered breathing in the elderly.  Her research culminated in six peer-reviewed publications.  At SUNY Downstate, she showed a strong commitment to medical education as a member of the Medical Educator Pathway. She has volunteered her time teaching clinical skills to underclassmen as part of Downstate’s Near Peer Education program and orienting underclassmen to their third-year Psychiatry clerkship.  She implemented the addition of a creative section for humanistic reflection and expression in a student-run medical education blog, for which she received an award for “Best of Cool Ideas” at USC’s Innovations in Medical Education Conference.  Margaret also has a strong interest in global health. She spent a summer providing medical care to underserved communities in the mountains of Cacha in Ecuador between her first and second years of medical school.  Her interests include writing, photography, playing guitar, and backpacking.