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January 2013

DeAnna Baker (M12) earns M.D/Ph.D from the Medical University of South Carolina.

Posted on January 10, 2013 9:16 AM |Permalink

Dr. DeAnna Baker (M12) ‘04, biological sciences, earned her M.D/Ph.D from the Medical University of South Carolina in May 2012. She will be completing her residency at Duke University in Internal Medicine.

Sean Colbert-Kelly (M13) receives Ph.D from Purdue University.

Posted on January 10, 2013 9:30 AM |Permalink

Dr. Sean Colbert-Kelly (M13) ’05, mathematics, recently earned his Ph.D in Mathematics from Purdue University.

Tiffani Bright (M11) Publishes Articles on Clinical Decision Support.

Posted on January 10, 2013 9:32 AM |Permalink

Dr. Tiffani Bright (M11) ’04, information systems, recently published an article entitled “Effect of Clinical Decision-Support Systems: A Systematic Review”, and an AHRQ Evidence report entitled “Enabling Health Care Decision-making Through Clinical Decision Support and Knowledge Management".

Dr.Bright earned her Ph.D from Columbia University in Bioinformatics in 2009.

Aliya Frederick (M13) earns Ph.D from Vanderbilt University.

Posted on January 10, 2013 9:36 AM |Permalink

Dr. Aliya Frederick (M13) ’05, biochemistry and molecular biology, successfully defended her dissertation in Neruoscience in July 2012.

Dr. Frederick is currently completing the M.D./Ph.D Neuroscience Graduate Program at Vanderbilt University.

Kyla McMullen (M13) earns Ph.D from the University of Michigan.

Posted on January 10, 2013 9:37 AM |Permalink

Dr. Kyla McMullen (M13) ’05, computer science, defended her dissertation and earned a Ph.D in May at the University of Michigan. Dr. McMullen was the first black female to complete the Ph.D program in Neuroscience.

Dr. McMullen will be joining the Faculty of the Clemson University School of Computing in January 2013. Read more by clicking here.

Cynthia Davies-Venn (M14) earns Ph.D from Baylor College of Medicine.

Posted on January 10, 2013 9:38 AM |Permalink

Dr. Cynthia Davies-Venn (M14) ’06, biological sciences, earned her Ph.D in Translational Biology from Baylor College of Medicine in May 2012.

Aftin Ross (M14) selected as a Whitaker International Scholar.

Posted on January 10, 2013 9:40 AM |Permalink

Dr. Aftin Ross (M14) ‘07, mechanical engineering, has been selected as a Whitaker International Scholar. This competitive, national award is presented to students who have completed or soon will complete their doctorate in biomedical engineering.

Dr. Ross plans to complete her postdoctoral appointment at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Kezia Alexander (M18) Earns M.P.H from the University of Maryland, School of Medicine.

Posted on January 10, 2013 9:50 AM |Permalink

Kezia Alexander (M18) ’10, biological sciences and health administration and policy, defended her Masters in Public Health from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in July 2012.

In September, Ms. Alexander authored a paper that focused on research regarding social support and its impact on preventable health behavioral outcomes in elderly women. The paper was published in the Sept. 2012 issue of the Journal of Cross Cultural Gerontology. Read more by clicking here.

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