Welcome to the Newly Matched Class of 2017!

Posted: March 15th, 2013

The sixteen new residents will arrive on June 6th, representing a diverse set of backgrounds and interests.

  Brian Barnett received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and a minor in Anthropology.  During medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he developed an interest in global health and spent two months in Nigeria researching patient behaviors when seeking treatment for typhoid fever.  Following this, he conducted research in Malawi as part of a Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowship in Public Health.  Brian was born in Augusta, Georgia and raised on a tobacco farm in Kentucky.  He remains passionate about global health.
  Andrew Carlo attended Fordham University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and a minor in Music. While an undergraduate, he wrote and directed a musical at the Fordham Experimental Theater. As a medical student at Georgetown University, he worked at a student-run free clinic and spent time in Tijuana, Mexico constructing schools in impoverished areas. He performed a scholarly review on the psychometric properties of a foreign-language screening instrument for autism and is currently conducting research on somatoform disorders in hospitalized children.
  Yvonne Chasser received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Portuguese Language from Princeton University. While at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, she ran workshops on health and well-being for Hispanic adolescents at a local Hispanic outreach center and served as a medical volunteer and Spanish interpreter during a medical outreach program in Peru. Yvonne also acted as student coordinator for a student-created program that teaches linguistic and cultural competency to Case Western medical students. She remains passionate about providing service and educational resources for the underserved Hispanic Community.
  Jennifer Goetz received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, summa cum laude, from the University of Florida. During medical school at the University of Florida, Gainesville, she was selected by her peers to the role of class historian. She also furthered a longstanding commitment to service by volunteering extensively with a focus on the homeless and underserved populations, and served on a student medical mission to the Yucatan Peninsula. Jennifer comes to us with an interest in child and adolescent psychiatry and eating disorders and will be joining the Child Psychiatry track.
  Oren Isacoff attended the University of Pennsylvania as an undergraduate, graduating magna cum laude with both a B.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Business. He worked as a healthcare finance research associate at AllianceBernstein in New York, NY before returning to the University of Pennsylvania for his medical training. He completed a combined M.D., M.B.A. and Masters of Bioethics, spent four years as a board member on the UPenn IRB, and spearheaded a collaborative project among UPenn faculty to predict disease outcomes for clinical decision support.
  James Jenkins received a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Biochemistry from Providence College. He attends the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, where he served on the Board of Directors for the LionCare Project, a student-run free clinic for homeless patients. He also served as the coordinator for the Men’s Health Clinic. In recognition of his humanism and a commitment to caring for the underserved, he received the Scheinhotz Scholarship and was selected to the Gold Humanism Honor Society.
  Tamar Katz attended Harvard University as an undergraduate where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Near Eastern Studies (Yiddish) and graduated magna cum laude.  She then attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine for a M.D., Ph.D and completed her graduate research training at Harvard Medical School, studying developmental genetics of cardiac cell fate specification.  Tamar is passionate about medical education, and has been an active volunteer and tutor for undergraduate and medical students
  Franklin King graduated from Connecticut College with a Bachelors of Arts in history. He worked as an emergency department technician prior to matriculating at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. During medical school he pursued clinical research interests with the MGH Depression Clinical & Research Program, examining the efficacy of aripiprazole as an augmenting agent in treatment-resistant depression.
  Morgan Medlock received her B.S. in Biology summa cum laude from Oakwood University in Huntsville, AL. She is the first graduate from Mayo Medical School to combine her M.D. with an M.Div., which she completed at Andrews University Theological Seminary in Berrien Springs, MI. She is ordained as an Elder in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church and has served frequently as a keynote speaker both in the United States and abroad. She was born and raised in Dallas, TX.
  Micaela “Mimi” Owusu attended Harvard University as an undergraduate, where she majored in psychology and danced competitively. She then moved on to the University of Oxford, where she completed a M.Sc. with distinction in the Science and Medicine of Athletic Performance, studying the biomechanics of female gymnasts at the Beijing Olympics. She completed her M.D. at Yale University; her thesis focused on the psychiatric factors contributing to and resulting from pediatric obesity.
  Maria Dolores "Loly" Rubio received her undergraduate and medical degrees from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, where she participated in an intensive, 6-year training program. She subsequently obtained a Ph.D. in neurobiology from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, studying functional diversity in hippocampal synapses.  Loly has since remained in Birmingham doing a post-doctoral fellowship where she has been examining molecular pathways in elderly patients with schizophrenia. Originally from Argentina, Loly enjoys traveling and is an avid stargazer.
  Alexandra Sibley received a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude with a major in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. While there she became interested in research and worked on several projects at the Penn Psychopathology Research Unit. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, where she participated in a project studying the patterns of developmental delay in preterm infants with iron deficiency. Alexandra has an interest in child and adolescent psychiatry. She is also an advanced ballet dancer and has volunteered as a dance instructor at a local center for children with mental health issues.
  David Sturman attended Vassar College, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science.  Prior to matriculating to medical school, Dr. Sturman worked in the NIMH Intramural Research Program with Dr. Leslie Ungerleider, and conducted research on the influence of attention in amygdala response to emotional faces.  He then joined the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he used multi-electrode recording to study motivation in adolescent and adult rodents. Outside of the lab, David has used statistical models to predict the outcomes of political elections and NFL games.
  Anna “Annie” Weissman earned her Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in English Literature from Yale University, where she received the 2005 Schoenberg Prize for best essay on American Literature. After college, she received a Summer Internship Award in Biomedical Research at NIMH to study clozapine-induced neutropenia in children, and then received a research fellowship at the National Cancer Institute to study HIV vaccine design. Annie is completing medical school at University of Pennsylvania as a Gamble Scholar.
Shane Wong received a Bachelor of Science in Human Behavioral Biology and Psychology from Trinity College at the University of Toronto, where he conducted a research thesis on the impact of social and emotional cues on cognitive flexibility in children. A medical student at Stanford University, he worked at the Stanford Early Life Stress Research Program studying the impact of caregivers on the developmental course of PTSD in children. He has conducted research on the impact of cultural factors in psychiatric illness and wellness, and maintains a commitment to serving homeless and immigrant populations. Shane will be joining our Child Psychiatry track.
Mary Zeng graduated from Brown University with a double major in Classics (Latin) and Biology; her undergraduate thesis was on three plagues in antiquity. She received her MD from SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, NY. While in medical school she sang in Downstate a cappella group the Notochords and spent time researching ketamine as an depression treatment at NIMH. She is passionate about working with underserved and military populations. Mary immigrated with her family to the U.S. from China when she was 7.

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