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Highlights of the 2013-14 Academic Year - Achievements and Activities of Current Students and Alumni

Ball, Loren ('16) and Decker, Morgan ('16) - attended The Penn State College of Medicine's Annual Primary Care Day on October 26, 2013. The day gives undergraduate students an opportunity to learn more about primary care disciplines and practice, medical school, the application process, and student life.

Ball, Loren ('16) - pre-medical student will be working in the lab of alumni and neonatologist, Dr. Steven McElroy ('95) at the University of Iowa.

Connors, Nora ('17) - pre-medical student has been chosen for a medical internship through the organization in Gap Medics where she will be shadowing physicians and surgeons in Thailand for two weeks. She will also volunteer at the Pregnancy Aid Center in Maryland where she will shadow OB/GYNs and nurses, assist with basic clinical duties, and interact with patients in Spanish and English.

Servello, Dustin ('16) - worked with Dr. Jason Chan during the academic year 2013-14 and the summer of 2014 with aging and healthspan in C. elegans.

Smith, Alyssa ('16) - during the summer of 2014 and has continued during the fall semester, 2014 shadowed in the occupational therapy department at Westminister Woods, Huntingdon, PA.

2013-14 SPRING AWARDS CONVOCATION

Blumling, Allison ('14) - a senior Health Communications Program of Emphasis, received The Carroll C. Arnold Award in Communication and The Tutoring Award.

Brown, Kathryn ("14) a senior pre-medical student received The John R. and Emma G. Wald Humanities Prize.

Brown, Kathryn ("14), Dunklebarger, Mitchell ('14), and Maul, Andrew ('14)- senior pre-medical students, received The Andrew B. and Maria F. Brumbaugh Science Prize.

Coda, John ('15) - a junior pre-medical student, received the Dr. Frederick Jay Fricker Honorary Scholarship and the Donald M. Rockwell Endowed Chemistry Scholarship Fund.

Deebel, Nicholas ('14) - a senior premedical student, received The Tutoring Award.

Hawbaker, Makayla ('17) - a freshmen pre-veterinary student, received the Charles L. Cox Brethren Scholarship.

Heber, Brett ('15) and Swope, Kayley ('15) - both junior pre-medical students, received The Clarence R. Pentz Endowed Pre-Medical Scholarship.

Maul, Andrew ('14) - studying biology and a pre-medical student was recently awarded the National Institutes of Health's Post-Baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award will work in an NIH research lab for a year. Andrew will delay his attendance to medical school for a year.

Munoz, Cindy ('16) - a sophomore naturopathic medicine student, received The Gibbel Summer Service Scholarship.

Nigh, Louis - a senior pre-medical student, received The Dr. Homer C. and Ethel F. Will Endowed Scholarship Fund in Biology.

Scales, Jessica - a junior pre-medical student, received The Dr. Homer C. and Ethel F. Will Endowed Scholarship Fund in Biology.

Shanklin, Alice ('14) - a senior pre-medical student, received The Rockwell Chemistry Prize.

Superdock, Andrew ('17) - a freshman pre-optometry student, received The William L. Hofelt Freshman Writing Award.

Swope, Kayley ('15) - a junior pre-medical student, received The Margaret McCrimmon Endowed Memorial Scholarship and The Dr. Homer C. and Ethel F. Will Endowed Scholarship Fund in Biology.

Taylor, Raegyn ('15) - a junior pre-pharmacy student, received the Donald M. Rockwell Endowed Chemistry Scholarship Fund.

Waller, Amanda ('14) - a senior pre-medical student, received The Rebecca C. Barrick Language Prize for Women. Amanda was also awarded a full Navy scholarship that will cover full tuition and costs at medical school.

 

Highlights of the 2012-13 Academic Year - Achievements and Activities of Current Students and Alumni

Altoona Family Practice 2013 Winter Break Internship Program- Anna Bistline ('15), Allison Lingenfelter ('15), Molley Stapleton ('14), Kayley Swope ('14), and Joseph Yuhas ('14).

Jan Plan Winter Break Internship Program at Geisinger Medical Center- Katelyn Miriello ('15), Brice Morey ('13), and Thomas Tuyen ('15)

Bahn, Paul III, D.M.D. ('02)- has been named the Clinical Program Director at Temple University Hospital-Episcopal Division Pediatric Dental Residency Program, one of the largest pediatric dental residency programs in the country with 19 residents and services for inner city and special needs children and adolescents in and around the greater Philadelphia Area.

Ball, Loren ('16)-will be participating in Duquesne University's Summer (2013) Undergraduate Research Program. It is in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

Bulger, John, D.O., M.B.A. ('91)- was appointed by Governor Tom Corbett to the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Board. Dr. Bulger also serves as the Chief Quality Officer at Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pennsylvania.

Brown, Kathryn ('14)-Volunteered with Clínica la Primavera and Timmy Global Health during her semester studying abroad in Quito, Ecuador, serving as a Spanish-English translator for an American physician and shadowing a doula at a humanistic birthing clinic specializing in water births

Cooper, Clayton ('13)-recipient of Pennsylvania HOSA Foundation Scholarship, Pinnacle Health Ernest McDowell Health Professions Scholarship, and Dr. Scott Grugan Memorial Award.

Diniz, Clarissa ('14) - was invited to return to the Undergraduate Student Scholars Program as an NIH funded biomedical researcher working in Dr. Jonathan Katz's laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine during the summer of 2013. Clarissa was awarded the 2013 American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Student Research Fellowship Award for her biological research at the University of Pennsylvania and received the 2013 Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Poster Prize Award.

Dunklebarger, Mitchell ('14) - will be working at the University of Iowa Neonatal Department during the summer of 2013.

Gioia, Stephanie ('15)- Summer 2013 Internship at the Fox Chase Cancer Center

Rowan, Brianne ('12)- first year medical student at the University of Washington is an author in a paper published in the October 14, 2012 edition of Breast Cancer Research and Treatment entitled, "Knowledge and Perceptions of Familial and Genetic Risks for Breast Cancer Risk in Adolescent Girls". Brianne has also been accepted to the University of Washington's MD/MPH program in global health and will be completing her practicum this summer in Vietnam.

Stragnell, Amana ('12) - internship with Dr. Terry Eccles for the summer of 2013.

Tran, Tiffanie ('15) - internship at the Tom Steel Clinic for HIV patients in California during the summer of 2013.

Waring, Heather ('15) - internship with Dr. Thomas Terndrup during the summer of 2013.

Wolf, Victoria ('17) - worked as a Pharmacy Technician at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick, MD during winter break.

 

Highlights of the 2011-12 Academic Year

Achievements and Activities of Current Students and Alumni

Boller, Marie ('12) - a senior premedical student, was first author on a poster at the American Society for Cell Biology Meeting 2011in Denver, Colorado in December, 2011. The poster was entitled "Ultrastructural and Live Cell Analysis of Dynamin's Role in Gap Junction Plaque Endoexocytosis."

Deebel, Nicholas ('14) - a sophomore pre-medical student, recipient of the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine Primary Care Scholars' Program and participating in a research internship at the Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children during the summer of 2012.

Diniz, Clarissa ('14) - a sophomore pre-medical student, was accepted to the Undergraduate Student Scholars Program in the NIH Center for Molecular Studies in Digestive and Liver Diseases during the summer of 2012 at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

Ebersole, Elizabeth ('14) began during winter break and will continue through May, 2012 participated in an internship with Altoona Family Physicians.

Fagan, Kaitlyn ('10)- received the Award for Excellence in Pharmacy Practice at her 2012 graduation from the Pharm.D. program at LECOM

Hammaker, Krista ('13), a junior pre-medicine student, worked on an Esophageal Cancer Chart Review with Dr. Campbell at The Hershey Medical Center evaluating 5 year outcomes following neoadjuvant chemoradiation during December, 2011. She also is a member of the National Ski Patrol and a member of Tri-Beta, Beta Beta Beta Biological Society at Juniata College. Krista plans to do research and review medical records at multiple eye institutes during the summer of 2012.

Martz, Miranda ('13), a junior pre-medicine student, was chosen to work with Dr. Terry McIntosh Eccles ('92) whose pediatric practice is located in Connecticut. Miranda is a member of the Tri-Beta Biological Honors Society and Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society. Miranda will also serve on the International Education Committee (IEC) as the Study Abroad Returnee Representative.

Miller, Russell ('90) was chosen by the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health for the 2011 Rural Health Hero of the Year Award.

Sing, Monica ('13), a junior pre-medicine student, worked in the laboratory at the Instituto de Microbiologia USFQ doing research on Leptospira and Brucella during the fall semester, 2011. Monica volunteered with Physicians for Humanities founded by Nicholas Bower, D.O. ('06) and with Fundacion Padre Damian-Leprosy Clinic in Ecuador.

Rowan, Brianne ('12) - a senior pre-medical student - received the Pennsylvania Health Occupations Students of America Scholarship and the University of Women Foundation Elmira K. Beyer Scholarship.

Russell, Megan ('12) received the Scott Grugan Award.

Sing, Monica ('13) - a junior pre-medical student will be participating in the Student Research Training Program at the University of California-San Francisco.

2012-13 SPRING AWARDS CONVOCATION

Arthur, Victoria ('14), a junior pre-veterinary medicine student, Brown, Kathryn ('14), a junior pre-medical student, Dunklebarger, Mitchell ('14), a junior pre-medical student, Grube, Alyssa ('14), a junior pre-public health student, - recipients of The Charles C. Ellis Endowed Memorial Scholarships.

Aungst, Bryan ('13), a senior Health Communications student, - recipient of The Carroll C. Arnold Award in Communication.

Bicher, Nathan ('13), a senior pre-medical student, Richard, Barrett ('13), a senior pre-medical student, Richard, Jared ('13), a senior pre-dentistry student, Royer, Erin ('13), a senior pre-genetic counseling student, and Sing, Monica ('13), a senior pre-medical student - recipients of The Dr. Andrew B. and Maria F. Brumbaugh Science Prize.

Bennett, Michel' Le ('13), a senior pre-medical student-recipient of The Audre Lorde Award.

Bohrer, Jordan ('13), a senior pre-medical student- recipient of The Tutoring Award.

Brown, Jaylene ('16), a freshman pre-optometry student - recipient of The William L. Hofelt Freshman Writing Award.

Cannon, Gabrielle ('14), a junior pre-dentistry student, Diniz, Clarissa ('14), a junior pre-medical student, Grube, Alyssa ('14), a pre-public health student, Dunklebarger, Mitchell ('14), a junior pre-medical student, Womer, Aaron ('14), a junior pre-medical student,- recipients of The Dr. Homer C. and Ethel F. Will Endowed Scholarship Fund in Biology.

Cooper, Clayton ('13), a senior pre-medical student - recipient of The William A Schlichter Award.

Dahmus, Emma ('14), a junior pre-medical student and Deebel, Nicholas ('14), a junior pre-medical student - recipients of The Clarence R. Pentz Endowed Pre-Medical Scholarship.

Hayes, Sarah ('14), a junior pre-physician assistant student - recipient of The Gibbel Summer Service Scholarship.

Martin, Paola ('15), a sophomore pre-medical student - recipient of the Nyce Endowed Scholarship for Study in Latin America.

Ruggiero, Seth ('14), - a junior pre-dentistry student - recipient of The William Tinsley, DMD Endowed Scholarship.

Shanklin, Alice ('14), a sophomore pre-medical student - recipient of the Dr. Frederick Jay Fricker Honorary Scholarship and the Donald M. Rockwell Endowed Chemistry Scholarship Fund.

Wronowski, Jade ('14), a sophomore Health Communications student - recipient of The Justina Marsteller Langdon Prize.

 

2011-12 SPRING AWARDS CONVOCATION

Aungst, Bryan ('13), a junior Health Communications student, - recipient of The John M. and Thomas F. Bailey Oratorical Award and the Luella Robertson Truehaft Endowed Drama Scholarship.

Bauer, Nicholas ('12) , a senior pre-medical student - recipient of The Andrew B. and Mria F. Brumbaugh Science Prize.

Bicher, Nathan ('13), a junior pre-medical student - recipient of the Dr. Frederick Jay Fricker Honorary Scholarship.

Brown, Kathryn ('14) , a a sophomore pre-medical student - recipient of the Nyce Endowed Scholarship for Study in Latin America.

Coda, John ('15), a freshman pre-medical student - recipient of The William L. Hofelt Freshman Writing Award.

Connolly, Kathleen ('12), a senior pre-veterinary student - recipient of The Dr. Andrew B. and Maria F. Brumbaugh Science Prize.

Cooper, Clayton ('13), a junior pre-medical student - recipient of The Clarence R. Pentz Endowed Pre-Medical Scholarship. Clayton was also the recipient of the PinnacleHealth Auxiliary Ernest R. McDowell Health Professions Scholarship for the second year.

Hagerich, Kara ('14) and Hinderliter, Daniel ('14), sophomore pre-pharmacy students - recipients of the Nyce Endowed Scholarship for Study in Latin America.

Hinish, Carlyn ('14), a sophomore pre-public health student - recipient of The David R. Drews Psychology Fund.

Jackson, Erica ('14), a sophomore pre-pharmacy student - recipient of the Nyce Endowed Scholarship for Study in Latin America.

Kutruff, Cory ('12), a senior pre-medical student - recipient of The Tutoring Award.

Lee, Jin ('14), a sophomore pre-medical student - recipient of the Nyce Endowed Scholarship for Study in Latin America.

Richard, Barrett ('13), a junior pre-medical student and Richard, Jared ('13), a junior pre-dentistry student - recipients of the Donald M. Rockwell Endowed Chemistry Scholarship Fund.

Skoner, Amanda ('12), a senior pre-optometry student - recipient of The Rockwell Chemistry Prize.

Supenia, Emily ('12), a senior pre-pharmacy student - recipient of The Merck Index Award.

Waller, Amanda ('14), a sophomore pre-medical student - recipient of Jane P. Carpenter Endowed Scholarship for International Study in France.

Highlights of the 2010-11 Academic Year

Achievements and Activities of Current Students

Bohrer, Jordan ('13), a sophomore pre-medical student, accepted the pediatric internship with Dr. Terry McIntosh Eccles ('92) during the summer of 2011.

Boller, Marie ('12), a senior pre-medicine student, presented a first author on a poster at the American Society for Cell Biology Meeting, 2011 in Denver, Colorado in December 2011. The poster was entitled "Ultrastructural and Live Cell Analysis of Dynamin's Role in Gap Junction Plaque Endoexocytosis.

Chambers, Lauren ('13), a sophomore pre-nursing student, was accepted to the United for Sight Program in Honduras during the summer of 2011.

Cooper, Clayton ('13), a sophomore pre-medical student, received the Pennsylvania Health Occupations Students of America Foundation Scholarship.

Diniz, Clarissa ('14), a freshman pre-medicine student, was accepted to Tri -Beta Biological Honor Society as a freshman. Clarissa was accepted to a OB/GYN Internship with Dr. Allegra Cummings during the summer of 2011 at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, the University Hospital of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Russell, Megan ('12), a junior pre-medical student, received the Outstanding Leader of the Year Award for the Junior Class and an award for Community Contribution.

Schneiderman, Meagan ('12), a junior pre-medical student, will be doing research for a pediatric oncologist at Tufts University and will be shadowing doctors in patient care. Meagan will also be volunteering in Guatemala for a week through a Juniata program. Meagan will be translating (Spanish/English) between doctors and patients in a clinic.

2010-11 Spring Awards Convocation

Bauer, Nicholas ('12), a junior pre-medical student - recipient of The Paul R. Yoder Endowed Memorial Scholarship.

Berguson, Mark ('11), a senior pre-medical student - recipient of The William A. Schlichter Award.

Boller, Marie ('12), a junior pre-medical student and Rowan, Brianne ('12), a junior pre-medical student - recipients of The Clarence R. Pentz Endowed Pre-Medical Scholarship.

Cooper, Clayton ('13), a sophomore pre-medical student; Fahey, Baillee ('13), a sophomore pre-medical student; Martz, Miranda ('13), a sophomore pre-medical student, and Sing, Monica ('13), a sophomore pre-medical student - recipients of the Nyce Endowed Scholarship for Study in Latin America.

Connolly, Kathleen ('12), a junior pre-veterinary student - recipient of the Donald M. Rockwell Endowed Chemistry Scholarship Fund.

Frank, Hannah ('11), a senior pre-veterinary medicine student and Staudenmaier, Anne ('11), a senior pre-veterinary student - recipients of The Dr. Andrew B. and Maria F. Brumbaugh Science Prize.

Harrington, Shannon ('12), a junior pre-medical student - recipient of the Dr. Frederick Jay Fricker Honorary Scholarship.

Lowery, Megan ('11), a senior pre-medical student - recipient of The Indigenous Peoples Culture Award.

Staudenmaier, Anne ('11), a senior pre-veterinary student - recipient of The John R. and Emma G. Wald Humanities Prize.

 

Highlights of the 2009-2010 Academic Year

Achievements and Activities of Current Students

Angela Banks, a freshman pre-pharmacy student, will be participating in an internship during the summer of 2010 at Dick's Pharmacy. She will be working as a pharmaceutical technician.

Natacha Bohin, a sophomore pre-medical student, had an internship at the Wayne State University Chemistry Department on the neurochemistry of BDNF (brain derived neutrophic factor) during the summer of 2009. Natcha will have an internship at the Karmanos Cancer Institute doing breast cancer research during the summer of 2010.

Marine Boller, Shauna Deschenes and Brianne Rowan, sophomores, attended the 3rd Annual Premedical Profesional Development Conference at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during spring holiday break.

Marie Boller, a sophomore pre-medical student, will be working in biomedical research at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine during the summer of 2010. Marie will be mentored by Dr. Sandra Murray, Associate Profesor of Cell Biology and Physiology, conducting research on gap junctions.

Morgan Booher,a junior pre-medical student, will be doing a summer research internship at Vanderbilt University in the laboratory of alumnus, Dr. Steven McElroy.

Lauren Chambers, sophomore pre-nursing student, volunteered at UPMC Passavant Hospital during winter break, 2009-10.

Clayton Cooper, a freshman pre-medical student, will be taking classes and interning at a local hospital in Orizaba, Mexico during the summer, 2010.

Clayton Cooper, a freshman pre-medical student, was awarded the Pennsylvania Health Occupations Students of America Scholarship and the Ernest McDowell Health Career Scholarship from Pinnacle Health.

Clayton Cooper, a freshman pre-medical student, received the Pennsylvania HOSA Foundation Scholarship for 2010.

Zac Cupler, a junior pre-chiropractic medicine student, was awarded an internship at the University of Maryland Medical school to do research during the summer of 2010.

Lindsey Draper, senior pre-medical student, was named Intern of the Year in the Technical category by the PA Association of Colleges and Employers for her summer research project at the National Institutes of Health.

Hannah Frank, a junior pre-veterinary student, was awarded a scholarship of $1000 given by the Blair County Executive Internship presented by the ABCD Corporation. Hannah will be participating in a noncredit internship with Town and Country Animal Hospital during the summer of 2010.

Katherine Gaffney, sophomore pre-nursing student, attended an International Service Learning trip to Belize.

Abigail Kress, a senior pre-medical student, worked as a translator for American doctors at an NGO in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala during the spring, 2009. During winter break 2009-10, Abby shadowed Dr. Nazafarine Keyvani, an osteopathic gynecologist in Lancaster, PA.

Miranda Martz, a freshman pre-medical anthropologist, will intern during the summer of 2010 in Mexico at the Creo-Centro de Rehabilitacion in Orizaba, Mexico.

Jenna Miles, a senior pre-nursing student, received the Who's Who In American Universities and Colleges award. Jenna completed a health professions internship at Penn Care Physical Therapy during the summer of 2009.

Lindsay Norton, senior pre-medical student, spent the fall semester in Quito, Ecuador where she volunteered with an organization called the Centro de Muchacho Trabajador that provides medical care for working children and their families. Lindsay also assisted with triage and served as a translator for U.S. physicians volunteering in the poorest parts of Quito through the Timmy Foundation.

Jennifer Novak, a sophomore pre-dental student, was invited to be a member of the Sigma Tau Dela International English Honor Society.

Brianne Rowan, a sophomore pre-medical student, has been granted a paid summer research fellowship position during the summer of 2010 at Fox Chase Cancer Research Center.

Meagan Schneiderman, a sophomore pre-medical student, will be working at Lexington Pediatrics during the summer of 2010.

Amanda Skoner, sophomore pre-optometry student, was first author on a paper published in Allergy and Asthma Proceedings: September-October 2009, Volume 30, No. 5, entitled "Allergic rhinitis, histamine, and otitis media".

Students that attended the Altoona Family Practice Winter Internship: freshmen Miranda Martz, Chelsea Thompson, Alex Raymond, and Will Dively and sophomores Cory Kutruff and Brianne Rowan.

Students that attended the Geisinger Jan Plan Winter Internship: sophomores: Kevin Hennenhoefer, Skylar Kulbacki, Matthew Lambton, and James Rixey.

2009-10 SPRING CONVOCATION

Branch, Kevin ('11), a junior pre-medical student, recipient of the Dr. Frederick Jay Fricker Honorary Scholarship.

Draper, Lindsey ('10), a senior pre-medical student, recipient of The Dr. Andrew B. and Maria F. Brumbaugh Science Prize.

Harlacker, Molly ('10), a senior pre-occupational therapy student, recipient of The David R. Drews Psychology Fund.

Hollern, Dustin ('10), a senior pre-pharmacy student, recipient of The Merck Index Award.

Karkoska, Kristine ('10), a senior pre-medical student, recipient of The Dr. Andrew B. and Maria F. Brumbaugh Science Prize.

Karkoska, Kristine ('10), a senior pre-medical student, recipient of The Tutoring Award.

Manupipatpong, Katherine ('10), a senior pre-medical student, recipient of The Dr. Andrew B. and Maria F. Brumbaugh Science Prize.

Prince, Lisa M. ('10), a senior pre-public health student, recipient of The Dr. Andrew B. and Maria F. Brumbaugh Science Prize.

Saul, Blair ('11), a junior pre-medical student, recipient of The Clarence R. Pentz Endowed Pre-Medical Scholarship.

Highlights of the 2008-2009 Academic Year

New Joint Affiliation Programs in Occupational and Physical Therapy with Jefferson School of Health Professions; 3 + 2 B.S./M.S.O.T. and 3 + 3 B.S./D.P.T

Achievements and Activities of Current Students

2009 HOSA State Leadership Conference- First Place Awards- Shannon Harrington- Epidemiology; Bryce Hallinan- Dental Terminology; Hannah Frank- Veterinary Assisting; Matthew Fernandez- Medical Math; Blair Saul- Concepts of Health Care

Boller, Marie ('12) - completed a non-credit internship during the summer of 2009 at a psychiatric crisis facility supported by So Others Might Eat in Washington, DC

Bueti, Anthony ('09) - a senior pre-physical therapy student, was accepted and will attend Drexel University and received the Drexel University Dean's Scholarship.

Conaway, Devin ('09) - a senior pre-dental student, was accepted and will attend Case Western University in the fall, 2009. Devin was awarded a monetary scholarship of $7,500/year.

Cooper, Clayton ('13) - a freshman, is the recipient of the Eagles Abroad Scholarship for Spanish and will be in the Orizaba, Mexico during the summer of 2010.

Draper, Linsey ('10) - received the 2009 JoAnne Day Student of the Year Award for the technical category through the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Employers for an internship at the National Cancer Institute during the summer, 2009.

Hull, Travis ('09) -a senior premedical student was awarded the 2009 Penn HOSA Scholarship

McCain, Tetyana ('11), a sophomore pre-health student, participated in the Jan Plan with Geisinger Medical Center during Christmas break (2009-09) where she shadowed a large variety of different doctors in the Geisinger Medical Center. During the summer of 2009, Tetyana will be participating in Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, taking a Physiology course, and shadowing dentists.

2008-2009 SPRING CONVOCATION

Beaver, Joshua E ('09), a senior pre-medical student, recipient of The Dr. Andrew B. and Maria F. Brumbaugh Science Prize.

Conaway, Devin A. ('09), a senior pre-dental student, recipient of The Dr. Andrew B. and Maria F. Brumbaugh Science Prize.

Craige, Jame L. ('09), a senior pre-art therapy student, recipient of the Vila Gardner Metzger Art Award.

Eldredge, Nathaniel E. ('09), a senior pre-medical student, recipient of The Rockwell Chemistry Prize.

Hull, Travis D. ('09), a senior pre-medical student, recipient of The Andrew B. and Maria F. Brumbaugh Science Prize.

Kwon, Anessa Ye Kyung ('09), a senior pre-medical student, recipient of The Andrew B. and Maria F. Brumbaugh Science Prize.

McDowell, Lindsay F. ('12), a freshman exploratory pre-health student, recipient of the Samual J. Steinberger, Jr. Memorial Award.

O'Donnell, John P. ('10), a junior pre-optometry student, recipient of The American Chemical Society Award in Analytical Chemistry.

Reiter, Nicholas ('09), a senior pre-medical student, recipient of The Rockwell Chemistry Prize.

Rowan, Brianne D. ('12), a freshman pre-medical student, recipient of The William L. Hofelt Freshmen Writing Award.

2008-09 ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS

Brant, Emily B. ('10), a junior pre-medical student, recipient of The Charles C. Ellis Endowed Memorial Scholarship.

Gerlach, Amanda E. ('11), a sophomore pre-dental student, recipient of the J.C. Honor Society Endowed Scholarship.

Karkoska, Kristine A. ('10), a junior pre-medical student, recipient of The Charles C. Ellis Endowed Memorial Scholarship.

Karkoska, Kristine A. ('10), a junior pre-medical student, recipient of The Clarence R. Pentz Endowed Pre-Medical Scholarship.

Norton, Lindsay E. ('10), a junior pre-medical student, recipient of The Clarence R. Pentz Endowed Pre-Medical Scholarship.

Ruggiero, Sarah G. ('11), a sophomore pre-dental student, recipient of The William F. Tinsley, DMD Endowed Scholarship.

Wemer, Jessica A. ('10), a junior exploratory pre-health student, recipient of the Nyce Endowed Scholarship for Study in Latin America.

Highlights of the 2007-2008 Academic Year

JUNIATA COLLEGE-URMC LAWRENCE JOHNSON SCHOLARSHIP

The Lawrence Johnson Scholarship was established for a qualified pre-medical student from Juniata College who is accepted into the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry.  The scholarship is worth $20,000 per year across the four years ($80,000 total) of medical school, provided the recipient remains in good academic standing.  Minimum qualifications for consideration by the Medical School Admissions Committee include a cumulative GPA of 3.5, a science GPA of 3.5, and a score of 30 or above on the MCAT.  Application to the medical school and consideration for this scholarship will commence with the 2008-2009 admissions cycle (for matriculation in August, 2009).

Dr. Lawrence Johnson, a Juniata alumnus ('61) and physician, stipulated this scholarship in his will.

Beaver, Joshua, a junior pre-medical student, will be participating in a 12-week chemistry research internship at Carnegie Mellon University during the summer of 2008. Joshua will be studying semi-conducting polymers for use in solar cells.

Brenzier, Danielle, a sophomore pre-dental medicine student, will be doing a 10-week research project with Dr. Randy Bennett, Professor of Biology at Juniata College, during the summer of 2008. The project title is: "Analysis of eye morphology and development in local populations of Gammarus minus (freshwater amphipod).

Bueti, Anthony, a senior pre-physical therapy student, was awarded Drexel University Dean's Scholarship.

Cimino, Nicholas a junior pre-medical student, won the Pennsylvania Technical Intern Student of the Year Award. His internship experience took place at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland during the summers of 2006 and 2007.

Conaway, Devin, a junior pre-dentistry student, will be doing a research project with Dr. Keeney, Professor of Biology at Juniata College, during the summer of 2008. The project title is: Mutagenesis of RTT105 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by error-prone PCR"

Cyphert, Aubrey, a junior pre-public health student, will be doing a research project with Dr. Jennifer Bennett, Professor of Biology at Juniata College during the summer of 2008. The project title is: "The Characterization of a putative membrane protein and DNA-binding protein involved in the sporulation of Streptomyces coelicolor"

Dahl, Alicia, a freshman pre-medical student, shadowed Dr. Marc Abbat, a dermatologist, at the University of Delaware and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey during the summer of 2007.

Donley, Patrick; Daniels, Tyson; Harborg, Eva, a junior and two seniors; officers of Juniata College's John B. Shuster Memorial Emergency Medical Services, attended the National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation conference and were honored for reaching their 10th year anniversary.

Draper, Lindsey, a sophomore pre-medical student, worked in medical clinics in impoverished neighborhoods in San Jose, Costa Rica and Changuinola, Panama through the International Service Learning Organization during winter break, 2007-08. Lindsey is also a member of a student team that won first place for their Community Awareness Project on Diabetes at the HOSA State Leadership Conference on April 9 and 10, 2008. She was also named the Vanderbilt Summer Scholar for 2008 and will be working in the laboratory of Dr. Steven McElroy '95.

Dye, Derek, a sophomore pre-medical and public health, will be working the at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health in the Environmental and Occupational Health Department doing a research project under the supervision of Dr. Cheryl Fattman during the summer, 2008.

Eldredge, Nathaniel, a junior pre-medical student, will be doing research with Dr. David Reingold at Juniata College during the summer of 2008. Nathaniel will be working on model reactions for making polyhydroxykekulene.

Gamber, Ashli, a senior pre-medical student, completed a volunteer internship at the Hershey Medical Center during the summer of 2007, shadowed a family physician, and volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House.

Gehrlein, Rachel, a sophomore pre-medical student, will be doing an intensive language program in combination with a culture class and an internship in Orizaba, Mexico for 10 weeks during the summer, 2008.

Holzhauer, Scott , a sophomore pre-medical student, will be doing a volunteer internship at Abington Memorial Hospital

Hess, Bryan, a junior pre-medical student, completed a summer internship during the summer of 2007 at the York Hospital in the pediatric unit with Dr. David Turkewitz, Head of Pediatrics at York Hospital and President of the Pennsylvania Pediatric Association. Bryan and Dr. Turkewitz gave a presentation on immunizations for the Pennsylvania Pediatric Association.

Hull, Travis, a junior pre-medical student, attended the Allegheny Branch of the American Society for Microbiology and won first place for an oral presentation of his research. Travis will be attending the American Society of Microbiology(ASM) General Meeting in Boston from June 1-5, 2008 to present his research in the form of an oral presentation and poster. His attendance will be funded by ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship due to his conducting research at Juniata College during the summer of 2007. Travis received fellowship awards from both the American Physiological Society and the American Heart Association for the biomedical research he will be conducting with Dr. Gregory Stahl '84 at Harvard Medical School this summer. Travis is also a member of a student team that won first place for their Community Awareness Project on Diabetes at the HOSA State Leadership Conference on April 9 and 10, 2008.

Hull, Travis, a senior pre-medical student, received the 2009 Raymond W. Sarber Award for scientific achievement from the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). Travis will receive a framed certificate and $1500 which will be given to him at the ASM General Meeting in Philadelphia this year.

Johnson, Ryan, a sophomore pre-medical student, will be doing an internship at Geisinger Medical Center.

Kanar, Brent, a senior pre-dental medicine student, has been awarded the Dean's Scholarship from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. The scholarship is awarded to two students in every entering dental class.

Karkoska, Kristine,a sophomore pre-medical student, received a summer research internship from The Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. She will work in the Department of Pediatrics and Genetics during the summer of 2008.

Kress, Abigail - a sophomore pre-medical student, will be observing rural medicine in Amazon rainforest and touring a malaria lab and to visit patients with tropical diseases. Also will shadow family practice physician Dr. Randy Kochel ('79).

Kwon, Aggie, a junior pre-medical student, is a member of a student team that won first place for their Community Awareness Project on Diabetes at the HOSA State Leadership Conference on April 9 and 10, 2008

Mathews, Melinda, a sophomore pre-pharmacy student, shadowed at Kopp Drug every other Wednesday during the spring semester, 2008.

McClennen, Evan, graduate of the class of 2007, worked with Dr. Nicholas Bower '00 at his clinic in Duran, Ecuador in February, 2008. Dr. Bower is the founder and supporter of the organization Physicians for Humanity.

McLin, Kelly, a senior pre-medical student, will be volunteering at Vanderbilt Children's Hopsital with Dr. Steve McElroy ('95).

Mellott, Lindsey, a junior pre-physician assistant, will be doing a research project with Dr. Boyle, Professor of Biology at Juniata College, during the summer of 2008. The project title is: "E. Coli prothrombin binding proteins.

Monroe, Hannah, a freshman pre-veterinary medicine student, will be participating in the Orizaba, Mexico Immersion program over the summer for a month and plans to shadow a veterinarian.

Murray, Kristen, a junior pre-medical student, did an internship at Nason Hospital dong phlebotomy, assisting with autopsies and doing research on Group B Strep Infection in infants during the summer of 2007. Kristen will be working at the Nason Hospital during the summer of 2008.

Moyer, Brandon, a a sophomore pre-medical student, will be doing a research project with Dr. Baran, Professor of Chemistry at Juniata College during the summer of 2008. The project title is: "Synthesis and coordination of pyridine N-oxide ligands using diethylenetriamine"

Norton, Lindsay, a sophomore pre-medical student, is a member of a student team that won first place for their Community Awareness Project on Diabetes at the HOSA State Leadership Conference on April 9 and 10, 2008. Lindsay will be at the University of Louisville School of Medicine during the summer, 2008 participating in the SMDEP (Summer Medical and Dental Education Program) and volunteer at Setabaid Camp for Kids with Diabetes as a counselor.

Reed, Daniel, a sophomore pre-medical student, received a summer research fellowship from the University of Massachusetts Medical School for the summer of 2008. Daniel was also chosen to represent Juniata College at the Pennsylvania State University Medical School (Hershey) to participate in the Primary Care Scholars program.

Reese, Andrew, a sophomore pre-medical student, will be doing a research project with Dr. Douglas Glaizer, Professor of Biology and Dr. Ruth Reed, Professor of Chemistry, at Juniata College, during the summer of 2008. The project title is: "Effects of Predation n the Metabolic Scaling of Gammarus minus"

Sams, Catherine, a sophomore pre-medical student, will be participating in the Hershey Primary Care Scholars' Program in Hershey, PA in May and interning with pediatrician Dr. Terry Eccles in Connecticut.

Shields, Alicia, a junior pre-medical student, will be participating in the Hershey Summer Scholar Program in the lab of Dr. Thomas Terndrup (' 77).

Shields, Alicia, a senior pre-medical student, will be presenting her summer research at the 2008 SAEM Mid-Atlantic Regional Research Conference in Hershey on September 27, 2008. Alicia worked in the lab of Dr. Thomas Terndrup ('77) during the summer of 2008. Her paper is titled "Formation of the Healthcare Facilities Partnership of South Central Pennsylvania."

Stiffler, Kayla, a junior pre-physician assistant student, shadowed a physician assistant, Dena Sicola PA-C, in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery unit of the Altoona Hospital during winter break 2008-09.

Sturney, Courtney, a sophomore pre-medical student, was chosen as the von Liebig Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship and be working with Dr. Jennifer Bennett at Juniata College.

2007-2008 Spring Awards Convocation

Beaver, Joshua, a junior pre-medical student - recipient of The American Chemical Society Award in Organic Chemistry

Eckman, Theodore, a senior pre-medical student; Gamber, Ashli, a senior premedical student; Kanar, Brent, a senior presidential student and Sykes, Brian, a senior premedical student - recipients of The Dr. Andrew B. and Maria F. Brumbaugh Science Prize

Eldredge, Nathaniel, a junior premedical student- recipient of the Dr. Frederick Jay Fricker Honorary Scholarship

Gehrlein, Rachel, a sophomore premedical student and Harlacker, Molly, a junior premedical student - recipients of the Nyce Endowed Scholarship for Study in Latin America

Beaver, Joshua, a junior premedical student and Hull, Travis, a junior premedical student - recipients of The Clarence R. Pentz Endowed Pre-Medical Scholarship

Beaver, Joshua, a junior premedical student - recipient of the Donald M. Rockwell Endowed Chemistry Scholarship Fund

Hull, Travis, a junior premedical student - recipient of The Dr. Homer C. and Ethel F. Will Endowed Scholarship Fund in Biology

Hull, Travis, a junior premedical student - recipient of the Goldwater Scholarship

2007-2008 Faculty Achievements and Activities

Sarah Clarkson attended the Advisor Day at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in April, 2008

Susan Radis received the Health Professions Committee Outstanding Service Award for 2008

Alumni Achievements and Activities

Berkey, Sara, '08, a pre-medical student attending Tulane University School of Medicine, received the Adrouny Award on April 17, 2009 for her stellar performance in Biochemistry.

John Bulger, D.O. '91 was named to the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Board as a Commonwealth Representative by the President Pro Tempore. John is also a Regional Dean at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Director of Osteopathic Medical Education at Geisinger Health System, where he established a winter break Jan Plan and a summer internship for Juniata students.

Three of the four awards given to first year students for undergraduate achievement at the fall convocation and awards ceremony at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine at Hershey were received by Juniata alumni Brandon Dearman '05, Kelly Laraway '06, and Bryan Tokarchic '06..

Carl Kihm '05 won a nationwide video contest that promotes podiatric medicine and informs the public about diabetes. The first place prize was $500.

Daniel Lazowick, D.O. '89 has been named the team physician for the Philadelphia Seventy Sixers.

Terry McIntosh Eccles, M.D. '92 set up a summer internship program for a Juniata student at her rural pediatrics practice in Stafford Springs, Connecticut. Dr. Eccles was selected to be the recipient of the Health Professions Alumni Appreciation Award on June 12, 2010.

Catherine Hoyt '07 is in the Doctoral Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University in St. Louis, which was ranked #1 this year by US News and World Report. Catherine was elected to the honor society and formed a conversation partners program for international graduate students. She will be doing research on the effects of parental education on the development of children with sickle cell anemia.

Michael Klag , M.D., M.P.H. '74, Dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, received an Honorary Doctorate from the College on May 10, 2008.

Robin Koval '04 a third year student at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine, won the UMDNJ-SOM Alumni Book Award for achieving the highest average in her class. Robin is also the Vice President of the class of 2008 and was appointed to the Admissions Committee.

Stacey McDonald , D.O., '03, graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2008 and was presented with the College of Medicine Award for Exceptional Community Service.

Kimberly Manspeaker Miller '92 was named President and CEO of Beaver Dam Community Hospital in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin in December, 2006.

Dr. Bradley Miller '94 was appointed Associate Medical Director and Program Director of the Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency Program at Susquehanna Health System in Williamsport, PA. The residency program, in its 30th year, has expanded its curriculum and accreditation to include osteopathic training, and Dr. Miller will be responsible for developing and administering the program.

Christopher Morse, '97, co-authored a paper entitled, "Spinal and sacroiliac assessment and treatment techniques used by osteopathic physicians in the United States", Osteopathic Medicine and Primary Care 2009, 3:4 (14 April 2009)

Robert Neumar, M.D.'85 was cited in the July 23, 2007 issue of Newsweek as "a brilliant young neuroscientist." The name of the article is "Back From the Dead."

William Olstein, D.O. '02 will be opening a practice in Huntingdon, PA in October, 2009.

Alexander Rinehart, '07, was awarded the American Chiropractic Foundation 2008 Scholarship Award.

Alexander Rinehart '07 was the recipient of the Biofreeze Scholarship Award at the New York Chiropractic College, where he began matriculation in January 2007.

Gregory Stahl, Ph.D. '84 has been named to the Catalyst Biosciences Scientific Advisory Board in recognition of his expertise in protease therapeutic discoveries and development.

Kim Swindell , M.D. '97, was awarded the "Douglas S. Moodie Award for Outstanding Research" on May 21, 2008 by the Institute of Pediatrics at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Swindell is currently completing a fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases.

Thomas Terndrup , M.D. '77, an emergency medicine physician, has been awarded the 2008 Health Professions Alumni Appreciation Award for establishing a Juniata Summer Research Scholar position at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine.

Thomas Terndrup, M.D. '77 was named Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine, effective November 1, 2006. He will also assume the position of Associate Dean for Clinical Research at the College of Medicine.

Leigh Ann (Suhrie) Wilson, D.O., '02 graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2008 and was presented with the Donna Jones Moritsugu Memorial Award.

Highlights of Achievements During the 2006-2007 Academic Year

Tanner Bartholow, a senior premedical student, was awarded a $2,000 scholarship by The Pennsylvania Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Foundation, Inc. This awarded is given to only 30 outstanding students across Pennsylvania.

Lindsey Draper, a freshman premedical student, will be interning this summer at the National Cancer Institute at Fort Detrick, MD, in the laboratory of Dr. Hou, working with Drosophila and mice as models for studying stem cells.

Ted Eckman, a junior premedical student, was named our Harvard Summer Scholar for 2007 and will be working in the laboratory of alumnus Dr. Greg Stahl. In addition, Ted received national recognition as an American Physiological Society Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow for this upcoming work.

Heather Ferlitch, a sophomore premedical student, was selected to participate in the McNair Scholars Summer Research Program at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth.

Michael Johnson, a senior premedical student, received first place out of 55 students in the McNair Scholars Biomedical Research Program at the University of North Texas Health Science Center this past summer for both his class work and research presentation. He was also selected to present his research paper in November at the 2006 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students in Anaheim, California.

Ashli Gamber, a junior premedical student, and Aggie Kwon, a sophomore premedical student, were accepted to the competitive Primary Care Scholars' Program at the Penn State University College of Medicine in Hershey.

Kelly McLin, a sophomore premedical student, was named our Vanderbilt Summer Scholar for 2007 and will be working in the laboratory of alumnus Dr. Steven McElroy.

Daniel Reed, a freshman premedical student, was accepted to the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program at the University of Virginia

2007 Spring Awards Convocation

Bartholow, Tanner, a senior premedical student - recipient of The William J. von Liebig Student Research Award.

Bartholow, Tanner, a senior pre-medical student and Chabot, Matthew, a senior premedical student - recipients of The Andrew B. and Maria F. Brumbaugh Science Prize.

Hull, Travis, a sophomore premedical student - recipient of The William J. von Liebig Student Research Award

Kanar, Brent, a junior predental student - recipient of The Charles C. Ellis Endowed Memorial Scholarships.

Sassman, Leigh Ann, a junior premedical student and Sykes, Brian, a junior premedical student - recipients of The Clarence R. Pentz Endowed Pre-Medical Scholarship.

Sykes, Brian, a junior premedical student - recipient of The American Chemical Society Award in Organic Chemistry.

2006-2007 Health Professions Faculty Achievements and Activities

David Hutto, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English, led a workshop on Improvement in Medical Writing at the American Medical Writers Association Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in October.

Debra Kirchhof-Glazier, Ph.D., attended a meeting of the Philadelphia Local Area Network of the Northeast Association of Advisors for the Health Professions at Drexel University College of Medicine in January.

Highlights of Achievements During the 2005-2006 Academic Year

Juniata Student Named American Physiological Society Undergraduate Research Fellow Fourth Year in a Row

Junior premedical student Tanner Bartholow received the prestigious American Physiological Society Undergraduate Research Fellowship for his work this upcoming summer in the laboratory of Dr. Gregory Stahl at Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Harvard University. Former Juniata winners include Tanner Bartholow in 2006, Brian Tokarchic in 2005, Patrick Brown in 2004, and Anne Gaynor in 2003. http://www.the-aps.org/education/ugsrf/Previousfellows.asp

Vanderbilt Research Opportunity

Alumnus Dr. Steven McElroy (‘95), Instructor of Pediatrics in the Division of Neonatology at Vanderbilt University has established a summer research position in his laboratory exclusively for Juniata students. Junior premedical student Kory Dawson has been named the first Juniata College Vanderbilt Summer Research Scholar.

McNair Summer Research Program at the University of North Texas Health Science Center

Michael Johnson '07 has been accepted to the McNair Summer Research Program at the University of North Texas Health Science Center.

Health Professions Heroes Award Instituted

Dr. Eliot Fagley and Dr. Nicholas Bower are the first recipients of The Juniata College Health Professions Heroes Award, established by the Health Professions Committee this year to recognize current students, alumni, faculty, or health care practitioners associated with the College who make an outstanding contribution of service and sacrifice to society.

Eliot Fagley, M.D. ‘98, a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and anesthesiology resident, displayed uncommon heroism in his role in supporting victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. For details see http://webweekly.hms.harvard.edu/archive/2005/10_3/student_scene.html

Nicholas Bower, D.O. ‘00 started Physicians for Humanity, a program of service in Ecuador, in which osteopathic medical students immerse themselves in the culture of a needy area to enhance their orientation to be of service in medicine. Dr. Bower started this program while he was still in medical school. See http://physiciansforhumanity.org/

Health Professions Alumni Appreciation Award

Randy Kochel, M.D. ‘79, family practice physician from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was named this year’s recipient for his outstanding contribution to educating our students about medicine and serving as a role model.