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Andrew Ebner

Andrew Ebner

He/Him/His

B.A., Kenyon College

M.D., Emory University School of Medicine

After graduating magna cum laude from Kenyon College with a B.A. in Chemistry, Andrew matriculated to the Emory University School of Medicine. His interest in psychiatry began early in medical school, where he served as Vice-President for the Psychiatry Student Interest Group and as the Class Representative for the Psychiatry Clerkship. Throughout his fourth year, he worked closely with Drs. David Goldsmith and Rob Cotes in the Persistent Symptoms: Treatment and Recovery (PSTAR) clinic at Grady, doing both research and clinical care, and also displayed his interest in treating underserved populations by volunteering with the Clarkston Refugee clinic and in the student-run Good Samaritan Clinic. Outside of his medical work, Andrew enjoys writing poetry, running, and home brewing.

 
Karen Giles

Karen Giles

She/Her/Hers

B.S., College of Idaho

M.S., Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin

Karen graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin, spending over four years engaged in basic, translational, and clinical scientific research. She also has a Master’s Degree in molecular neuroscience from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, which she received after graduating from the College of Idaho. Her research has spanned many areas, including a recent project focusing on the impact of stress and socioeconomic conditions on outcomes in cancer patients. She has also worked on a project under an NIH F30 training grant at Wisconsin investigating the role of the transcription factor FoxO1 in human liver development, in addition to work studying the effects of estrogen on the protein tissue factor pathway inhibitor, TFPI. Her work has been published in BMC Cancer, Journal of Neurochemistry and Current Opinion in Hematology. Karen has also spent time working in industry as a biopharmaceutical engineer, developing purification processes for IgM monoclonal antibodies. Outside of her research work, she has participated in the Wisconsin Clinical Continuity Track, working closely with an uninsured patient with chronic medical conditions over the course of two years, and has worked with the underserved throughout medical and graduate school, including leadership roles at the Saturday Clinic for the Uninsured in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She also enjoys skiing, running, cooking, yoga, tennis, and cycling. Karen will continue her research focus on the Research Track.

 
Jennifer Grant

Jennifer Grant

B.A., Stanford University

Ph.D., Emory University School of Medicine

M.D., Emory University School of Medicine

Jennifer graduated from Emory University with an MD/PhD after completing her undergraduate degree at Stanford University, where she worked on an honors thesis exploring social and structural causes of severe respiratory illness in Jamaican children with the Jamaica Ministry of Health.  She has demonstrated a strong commitment to research, and her doctoral dissertation was entitled, Trends in HPV Vaccination of US Adolescent Females: How Policies, Education, and Health Care Providers Influence Immunization Rates.  She also has worked on projects at Emory exploring HIV/AIDS ambulatory healthcare by Black women in the South and a project at Georgia Tech working on a simulation model of hospital-acquired infection transmission in neonatal intensive care units. Her work has been published in AIDS Care and The International Journal of Health Services.  Jennifer also has significant teaching and volunteer experience and enjoys knitting, pilates, reading mystery novels, and spending time with her husband and baby. Jennifer will be joining the Research Track.

 
Sehar Jessani

Sehar Jessani

She/Her/Hers

B.S., Emory University

M.D., Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Sehar completed her undergraduate training at Emory University, where she majored in Neuroscience & Behavioral Biology. She then attended the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University where she was highly engaged in her institution and community. For her first two years of medical school, she was President of the Psychiatry Interest Group, where she organized community outreach events, helped to promote awareness of mental illness among medical students, and organized opportunities for students interested in psychiatry. As a senior medical student, she served as a facilitator for the Student Mentorship Program, where she provided guidance to second year medical students. She also designed and implemented a research study to investigate the efficacy of a psychosocial therapy for individuals taking Suboxone. Sehar received the Lewis Katz School of Medicine’s John Fryer Memorial Endowed Prize for clinical and academic excellence in Behavioral Science and a sensitive concern for the human aspect of patient care. She was also highly engaged in community service activities and was particularly involved with a prominent international NGO, The Aga Khan Foundation, primarily in the Education and Health sectors. She conducted a wellness clinic for her community in Philadelphia on a quarterly basis. Her interests include hiking, singing, teaching and baking.

 
Karyn Korsah

Karyn Korsah

B.S., Emory University

M.D., University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine

Karyn completed undergraduate at Emory University where she graduated with a B.S. in Anthropology and Human Biology. She then attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine (UTMB). Karyn is interested in the associations between global cultures and medical science. In medical school, she participated in the Global Health Track and in the Bilingual Healthcare Track, a Spanish language intensive program. She gained international perspective while working with refugees, traveling extensively, and living and researching in Peru where she conducted and presented infectious disease research. She has held multiple leadership roles in the American Medical Student Association and Student National Medical Association chapters at UTMB. In her spare time, Karyn enjoys traveling, learning Spanish, making jewelry, and weight lifting.

 
Benson Ku

Benson Ku

B.A., Columbia University

M.D., Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University

Benson attended Columbia University for undergraduate where he majored in Neuroscience & Behavior.  For medical school, he attended Hostra Northwell School of Medicine where he earned a Distinction in Research Award. His primary research interest is in schizophrenia and he has used computational linguistic analysis to measure derailment and tangentiality. He also has studied neighborhood level factors to predict prognosis for individuals with first episode psychosis.  His work has received multiple first place awards at poster competitions.  Outside of work, Benson is talented magician and enjoys modern and contemporary dance. Additionally, he is an accomplished pianist who has played Chopin at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall.

 
Aniket Malhotra

Aniket Malhotra

He/Him/His

M.B.B.S., Maulana Azad Medical College

Aniket was raised in a small town in India, but moved to Delhi in high school and completed his medical training there, at Maulana Azad Medical College. He then completed residency training in pediatrics, and served as an attending pediatrician before pursuing a career in psychiatry. During his medical career, Aniket engaged in clinical research in pediatric encephalitis syndromes, and brought medical care to various underserved populations. In addition to treating individuals living in Delhi slums, Aniket traveled to rural areas to provide polio vaccinations, and did relief work in Uttarakhand in 2013 after a devastating flood. Given his background in pediatrics, Aniket is draw to a career in child & adolescent psychiatry, and in 2017 presented at a clinical case conference on cyberbullying at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry annual meeting. In his spare time, Aniket enjoys acting, singing, and mountaineering.

 
Christopher Mora

Christopher Mora

B.S., University of Miami

M.D., Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University

Chris Mora graduated from the University of Miami cum laude for undergraduate, where he majored in Biology.  There, he was named a National Hispanic Scholar and was awarded the President’s Scholarship at the University of Miami.  He then attended the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlanta University for medical school.  Chris found his true passion in psychiatry and was described in his Deans’ letter as intelligent, personable, perceptive, and highly professional.  His interests within psychiatry are related to treatment resistant depression, neuromodulation, and psychotherapy.  Chris enjoys playing various musical instruments including the guitar, piano, and ukulele.  He stays physically active by playing tennis, swimming, lifting weights, and biking.

 
Cody Overmyer

Cody Overmyer

B.S., Grand Valley State University

M.D., Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Cody grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan and attended Grand Valley State University for undergraduate, where he earned a B.S. degree in Psychology.  He then attended medical school at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker School of Medicine.  He was a highly engaged member of his class and served four consecutive terms a voting member of the Western Michigan Curriculum Committee.  He also worked on a research project that examined the communication between primary care and behavioral health providers, and his work was presented at his medical school’s research day.  In his spare time, Cody enjoys walking, reading, hiking, and attending live concerts.

 
Erica Weber Rymarczyk

Erica Rymarczyk

She/Her/Hers

B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

J.D., University of Georgia School of Law

M.D., Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University

After receiving her B.A. in English at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Erica attended law school at the University of Georgia School of Law. Shortly following graduation, she realized that legal work was not for her and began to look into other career paths. She became interested in medical school while volunteering as a grant writer for a women’s health clinic. She first became interested in psychiatry while working in a clinic for homeless patients prior to starting medical school, and she decided during her third year of medical school that she couldn't imagine doing anything but psychiatry with the rest of her life. In her free time, Erica enjoys spending time with her pets (a tabby cat and a poorly-behaved pug), her husband, and her family. She also enjoys cooking, listening to podcasts, and taking weekend trips to nearby towns.

Charlotte Van Hale

Charlotte Van Hale

B.S., Wofford College

M.D., University of South Carolina School of Medicine

After attending Wofford College where she majored in biology with a concentration in neuroscience, Charlotte completed medical school at the University of South Carolina. In medical school, she served as the class Treasurer for four years and researched the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences in adolescents.  Charlotte matched into an internal medicine residency at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Early on in her residency, she expressed an interest in psychiatry, but ultimately decided to pursue training in both internal medicine and psychiatry. Upon completing her internal medicine residency, Charlotte will begin psychiatry as a PGY-2. Outside of residency, Charlotte enjoys running, tennis, hiking, cooking and traveling.

 
Chenhang Zou

Chenhang Zou

She/Her/Hers

B.A., University of Pennsylvania

M.D., University of Alabama School of Medicine

Sylvia is a first generation immigrant from China and moved to Birmingham, Alabama at the age of 10. She remains fluent in Chinese and has served as a translator for a Chinese Theater. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Health and Societies, she attended medical school at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. Sylvia spent a year doing research on polycystic kidney disease at UAB and spent a summer doing acute kidney injury research at Vanderbilt. Her most recent scholarly project has been an investigation of the impact of adverse childhood experiences on sleep in adulthood. She has been active in the community and volunteers with the student-run clinics. Outside of school, Sylvia practices the art of Shotokan karate and has earned a brown belt. She is also an avid podcast listener and enjoys Disney movies.