Alumni updates

Johanzynn Gatewood, master’s in public health ’17, is an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, or ORISE, health communication fellow in the Travelers’ Health Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She supports the communication and education team in web content development, news media and social media outreach, evaluation of communication efforts and emergency response campaigns.

Eileen Martin Graessle, master’s in occupational therapy ’94, is a senior lead occupational therapist at Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis and is a certified hand therapist working with children. In June the Journal of Hand Therapy published her article “Infant crawling orthosis and home program to strengthen a neurologically impaired upper extremity.”

Phillip Hahn, master’s in public health ’17 and bachelor’s in health science ’16, has been awarded an applied epidemiology fellowship by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CTSE/CDC fellowship is a highly competitive on-the-job training program that places trainees in mentored positions in epidemiology at state or local health departments. Hahn’s fellowship appointment is at the health care-associated infections/antimicrobial resistance program at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.

Savannah Humphreys, master’s in health administration ’16, served on a practitioner panel at the 2017 annual meeting of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. She is an administrative fellow at Kaiser Permanente Southern California.

Moise Ngwa, doctorate in public health ’16 and master’s in public health ’12, is a research scientist at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s department of international health. His primary role is to conduct operations research in Asian and African countries where cholera is a major public health risk, with a focus on assisting these countries with oral cholera vaccine use.

Joseph Pino, master’s in health administration ’04, has been named chief operating officer of Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital and Saint Thomas West Hospital, both in Nashville, Tenn. He most recently served as the assistant chief operating officer and cardiovascular service line leader at Saint Thomas Midtown and Saint Thomas West.

Marko Predic, master’s in epidemiology ’16, won the 2017 New Investigator Abstract Award from the Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. His work will be published in the American Journal of Infection Control, and he received a stipend to attend the association’s annual conference in Portland, Oregon. He is an infection control preventionist at UF Health Jacksonville.

Kelli Selwyn, master’s in public health ’17, received the International Emerging Scholar Award at the International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations held at the University of Toronto. She also received a Student Assembly Scholarship and a Public Health Education and Health Promotion Early Career Professionals Scholarship from the American Public Health Association to attend the APHA annual meeting in Atlanta. She will present on the results of her LGBT-Inclusive Obstetrics and Nursing Support Project.

Sinjini Sikdar, doctorate in biostatistics ’17, has joined the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in North Carolina as a postdoctoral fellow.

Sara Davis Uhrig, bachelor’s in occupational therapy ’83, has published an instructional article in the inaugural issue of the magazine Physionews Asia. Her invention, the One-handed Ponytail device, is highlighted on the cover.

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