Anna-Carson Uhelski (Class of 2014) will graduate from the University of Tennessee Health Center College of Medicine at the end of May 2019. She is on her way to achieving her dream job of being an oncologist working with adult cancer patients.
Dr. Bruce Conn was the invited keynote speaker for the American Microscopical Society Keynote Lecture presented at the recent meeting of the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology in Tampa, Fla. The title of his lecture was “Infectious Disease Epidemiology Meets Functional Morphology: How Parasites Move Between and Within Hosts.”
Conn also authored two papers in biomedical science that were published with collaborators from Helsinki, Finland and Warsaw, Poland. These papers are:
1. Immunoproteomics and surfaceomics of the adult tapeworm Hymenolepis diminuta. Frontiers in Immunology. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2018.02487
2. Effect of povidone iodine, chlorhexidine digluconate and toyocamycin on amphizoic amoebic strains, infectious agents of Acanthamoeba keratitis – a growing threat to human health worldwide. Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine. https://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/99683
Jake Doiron, a senior headed to medical school, found his passion doing research with chemistry professors at Berry.
Berry alumnus James Padgett (2018 grad) is working as a nuclear engineer with Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. Last year, James graduated with two degrees from two schools. How? He was a member of Berry’s Dual-Degree Engineering program, which allows students to acquire both a meaningful liberal arts education and a world-class technical education.
Dr. Campbell has been invited to showcase an exhibit of his Agricultural Biodiversity Conservation project (the Berry ABC Project, https://sites.berry.edu/abc/) at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta in their newest traveling exhibition – FOOD: Our Global Kitchen (created by the American Museum of Natural History.) He will work with current Berry College student and ABC Project Research Assistant, Conlan DeLorenzo, and Berry alum, Emily Cornell, to simulate a seed swap and educate visitors on agricultural biodiversity conservation, seed saving methods, and related nutritional and agricultural information.
Two weeks as a 12-year old patient at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta set Melody Dreyer on a dream path to becoming a pediatric nurse – in that same prestigious institution. A decade later, before she’d even completed her Berry nursing degree, she had a job offer to do just that.
Pre-Vet student Jessie Cathcart (19c) stepped out of her comfort zone into the field of public health this summer in the Student Worksite Experience Program at the CDC.