Alumni News 9/13

Larry AndersonBiology & Chemistry 2012, and Annie Ostrow were married August 3 in Piperton, TN.  They both are working on Ph.D.’s in Madison, Wisconsin.  Larry has received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

Dr. Robert Appling, Biology 2003, was married to Jenny Stubbs in August.  Dr. Appling is a Podiatrist and practices in Southhaven.  He did a three year surgery residency after graduating from Podiatry school in 2009.  They currently live in Olive branch.

Dr. Janet Atkins, Natural Science 2006, Pharm.D. 2011 from Sacred Heart University, Fairfield CT, is currently working at LeBonheur Germantown and was married to Manny Grillis on August 31st.

Dr. Tiffany Baldi Rabe, Biology 2002, M.D. from UTHSC 2007, and her husband, Derek Rabe, welcome their new bundle of joy, Juliette Quin Rabe, born 2:08 am on 7/21 at 7 lbs 7 oz and 20 inches!

Indrani Biswas, Biology 2008, has been accepted to the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Atlanta, GA.

Samantha Bownes, Biology 2012, has been working as an Intern at Church Health Center and has just begun a Masters in Public Health at the Memphis of Memphis.

Dr. Justin Carmichael, Natural science 2007, D.C.  Logan U 2009, married Jessica Brooks in May 2013.  They are currently living in Grapeville TX.  Jessica graduates from dental hygiene in January. Justin and Jessica met during an internship Justin had at Baptist Memorial in Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and have been together since 2010.

Lauren D’Surney, Biomedical Science 2013, is now a Church Health Center Scholar! For more information about the CHC Scholar Program, please go to

Joe Fong

Joe Fong at his white coat ceremony at the UT Medical School.

Joe Fong, Biology 2012, is now a medical student at the UT Medical School.

Dr. April Rebecca Glatt Salgle, Natural Science 2003 & Ph.D. Neuroscience UTHSC 2011, married Greg Salgle in 2012.  They eloped to Myrtle beach.  Dr. Salgale is currently teaching A & P at Pellissippi State Community College in Kodak TN.  Greg is an assistant manager at United Grocery Outlet..

Natalie Hart Guley, Biology 2008, and her husband, Patrick, celebrated the birth of their baby girl, Elowyn Michaela, on May 12, 2013.  Natalie is working on an M.D./Ph.D. at UTHSC.  She has finished her first two years of M.D. and just started her Ph.D. in the laboratory of Dr. Tony Reiner.

Dr. Whitney Heath Vickery, D.V.M., Biology 2008, who is in the military with her husband, completed veterinary school and they are now stationed in Japan in Misawa.

Dr. Oscar Herrera, Chemistry 2006, Pharm.D., has been named a Clinical Pharmacy Fellow at UTHSC.

Brent Holmes, Math & Physics 2013, was married to Catherine DelBove, Accounting 2013, on June 1.  Brent is pursuing a Ph.D. in Math at the University of Kansas.

Analice Hosey SowellChemistry 2002; Master of Arts in Teaching 2005, has been named new Chair of the Memphis University School (MUS) Science Department.  Here is a short piece from MUS on the appointment:  ”Before joining the faculty in 2007, she earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry with minors in physics and mathematics, and a master’s degree in teaching with certification in chemistry, both from Christian Brothers University. Sowell is a senior member of the American Chemical Society Committee on Community Activities and serves as chair of the organization’s Chemists Celebrate Earth Day outreach program, for which she helped write national science education curricula.  She has served on the advisory board for the education program at CBU and as an adjunct faculty member, teaching a graduate education course in Science Teaching Methods for pre-service 7th-12th grade science teachers. She also has worked with Teach for America providing training workshops and serving as a mentor for science teachers.  Sowell has been instrumental in several MUS safety efforts: ensuring that automated external defibrillators are available throughout the campus; teaching CPR courses to more than 30 faculty and staff members; and with her safety committee, creating a comprehensive emergency plan for the school and making sure a copy is accessible in each classroom.”

Lydia Hyatt, Biology 2013, moved to Denver in July and started work as a part time activities coordinator at New Dawn Memory Care, an assisted living home that specializes in Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. “Although I haven’t felt a particularly strong draw toward patient care in the past, I’ve found a new motivation to improve the lives of the residents at New Dawn. I know there isn’t much I can do for these patients other than be there with them, talk and listen to them, and do my job, but I’ve discovered an overwhelming drive to pursue a career in medical research and potentially improve/prevent similar cases in the future!”

Kelly Jeu

Kelly Jeu at her White Coat ceremony with fellow CBU alums Madeline Reynolds and Catherine Gluszek.

Kelly Jeu,  Biomedical Science 2012, has been accepted to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.

Dr. Brian Kim, Biology 2007, graduated with his D.D.S. degree and is moving to Reedsport, Oregon.

Dr. Jordan Klein, Biology 2007, UTHSC PharmD 2012, and Jenna Cherry were married July 6, 2013.  They are currently living in Louisville, KY.

Meagan Lamica, Biology 2011, was married on August 31 to Matt Cross.  She is attending the Nursing School at Baptist College of Health Science.

Dr. Sana Mujahid with her advisors and parents.

Dr. Sana Mujahid with her advisors and parents.

Dr. Sana Mujahid, Biology 2007, defended her dissertation (“Regulation of lung development by miRNAs and Hox genes:”) from Tuffs and has accepted a post-doctoral position at Stanford University to begin the end of July.  See the picture of her with her advisers and parents.  She received the dean’s award and gave the convocation speech on behalf of her school at graduation.

Lauryn Murphy, Biology 2013, is now a Clinic Assistant at the Church Health Center.

Hanna Orendorff, Natural Science 2012, will marry Zach Orcutt, August 3, 2013.  She is currently working as a P.T. aide at Mercer Island PT.

Dana Pabalate, Biology 2012, currently at UTHSC in the Clinical Nurse Leader program, and Jacob Zimmerman announced their engagement.

Stephen (Riley) Pace, Chemistry 2013, was named a 2013-2014 Church Health Scholar and is working at the Church Health Center.

Dr. Minoli Perera, Pharm.D.,Ph.D., Biology 1997 has a great paper published! .

Kristi Prevost with her finance, Arron Camp,

Kristi Prevost with her finance, Arron Camp

Kristi Prevost, Biology 2010, currently working at St Jude, is now engaged to Aaron Camp.  Kristi will be beginning Veterinary School at LSU this fall.

Dr. Dora Sellers , Natural Science 2007, graduated from UTHSC with her D.D.S. degree.

Maria Shiue, Natural Science 2008, has entered the University of Minnesota School of Pharmacy.

Alecia Stewart, Biochemistry 2013, is a Research Intern in the Post-Baccalaureate Program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.  She is studying bitter compound receptors in the lungs and their potential to relax bronchoconstriction due to asthma.

Dr. Theresa Tran, Biology 1997 and UTHSC 2004, and her husband, James Fairbanks, welcome their bundle of joy, Cole Thai Fairbanks, born on August 30, 2013, at 8:07pm, weighing in at 6lb 8oz, and 19.5″ long.  They currently live in Boulder Colorado.