Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Jess received her undergraduate degree from Brandeis University majoring in Biochemistry. She received her MD and PhD in Pharmacology from Jefferson Medical College and Thomas Jefferson University. Among her many honors and awards include an AOA research symposium podium presentation award, an AHA new investigator award and pre-doctoral research fellowship, a Howard Hughes research fellowship and induction into the AOA Honor Society. She has published several manuscripts including two as first author in Circulation and PLoS One. She tutors children in poetry and prose, and has been active in leadership, global health and volunteer activities. She is interested in Genetics, the care of complex patients and transition care of youth and young adults with special health care needs. She is married to an internist and has an infant son. She is an enthusiast of the band Phish and live music in general.
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Katie received her undergraduate degrees in Biology and Religious Studies from the University of Virginia. She received her Medical Degree from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine where she was inducted into the AOA Honor Society. She received the Heme-Onc Award and is a member of the International- Inner-City-Rural Preceptorship Honors program. She has extensive global health, volunteer, teaching and leadership experience. Her research on Entamoeba histolytica resulted in publication in BMC Microbiology. Katie is committed to working with under-served populations and a career in academic medicine. She enjoys intramural sports, traveling, skiing and baking.
University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
Ellora received her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from Stanford and her Master’s Degree in Global Health Sciences from University of California San Francisco. She received a letter of distinction in Systems Based Health Care and a first prize for literature in “The Beat.” Her master’s thesis examined gender violence in South Africa. She also conducted research on sleep deprivation and emotional sensitivity in older adults. She is active in leadership, global health endeavors, volunteer work and teaching activities. She is passionate about combining technology, education, and medicine to advance health worldwide. She is a professional level singer and musician, a poet, a writer, a painter, and a rock climber.
Amy received her undergraduate degree from Stanford with a degree in Human Biology and received her MD and MPH in Health Care Management from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Amy received several scholarships and undergraduate and medical research fellowships. She authored manuscripts published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, Clinical Anatomy, and Academic Medicine. She has extensive leadership, global health, teaching, and volunteer experience. She developed a university approved global health curriculum at her medical school and a culturally appropriate hepatitis B education and outreach model for use by university students in China. She is interested in Global Health, Infectious Diseases, Academic Medicine and clinical research. Amy couples matched with Martin Duncan, an intern in Pediatrics here at Comer. She performs and teaches piano, and enjoys cooking, Zumba, hiking and travel.