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UT-Salford Exchange Program

Placement: 1990-1999


EXCHANGE YEAR 1999-2000 (Graduation year 2001)

Biology

  • Melissa Srougi (Bentle) who is in the Department of Pharmacology at Case Western Reserve PhD program in Biomedical Sciences received a Pre-Doctoral Fellowship from the Department of Defense for her breast cancer research and was invited to the June 2004 54th Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students in Lindau, Germany. (posted July 2006)
  • D’Anna Brown (Mullins) is pursuing an MD/PhD at the College of Medicine at University of Toledo* and received a full scholarship for her final years of study. (posted July 2006)

Chemistry

  • Anne Case, Ph.D. program at Georgia Tech University (atmospheric sciences)
  • Hugh O’Neill, M.D. program at The Ohio State University School of Medicine
  • Stacey Kerns, Fulbright nominee (Japan) for 2001-02, JETS 2001-03; UT Law School (fall 2004)

 

EXCHANGE YEAR 1998-1999 (Graduation year 2000)

Biology

  • Elizabeth Bohnlein (Tittl),Presidential Scholar, received her DVM from the Ohio State School of Veterinary Medicine. She joined Kelly Veterinary Clinic in Adrian, MI, and has begun to work with the Toledo Humane Society. (posted July 2006)
  • Marc Draeger is in the M.D. program at the MCO* (entry fall 2001). (posted June 2004)
  • Lisa Loudermilk completed the Riverside Hospital Medical Technology Program (forensic science). (posted June 2004)
  • JoAnn Schmidt did an MSc in Molecular Parasitology at Salford and then completed her PhD at Illinois (molecular parasitology). She was recently admitted to law school at University of Illinois. (posted December 2004)

 

EXCHANGE YEAR 1997-1998 (Graduation year 1999)

Biology

  • Kara Lynn Buehrer, [Bioengineering], Ph.D. program in Biomedical Engineering at Case  Western Reserve University
  • Cory Dunn completed his Ph.D. in the Department of Cell Biology at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He returned to UT in spring 2004 as one of the Molecular Medicine symposium speakers as part of the UT-University of Salford 20th Anniversary celebration on March 26, 2004. He is now a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics at Columbia University, NY. (posted July 2006)
  • Eric Kirkendall finished medical school at The University of Cincinnati in 2003, and is a resident in Pediatrics at The Children's Hospital at University of Cincinnati. (posted 2004)
  • Valerie Anne Kocsis (Kocsis-Johnson), Dean's Medalist, graduated from MCO* in 2003 and is now a resident in Internal Medicine at the Rush Presbyterian School of Medicine Hospital (Chicago). (posted June 2005)
  • Mark Andrew Schroeder finished medical school at The University of Cincinnati in 2003, and he is doing an Internal Medicine residency at Washington University Hospital (St. Louis). (posted 2003)

Physics

  • James A. Kraus, Ph.D. program at the University of Illinois

 

EXCHANGE YEAR 1996-1997 (Graduation year 1998)

Biology                                                                       

  • Rhea Busick finished her Ph.D. program at the University of Toledo (cell/molecular biology) in May 2006 and accepted postdoctoral at the University of North Carolina. (posted July 2006)
  • Michelle Ann DuPlain completed the Physician’s Assistant program at Baylor University School of Medicine and is practicing in Mount Gilead, OH. (posted July 2006)
  • Brijesh M. Patel completed the D.D.S. program at the Ohio State University, School of Dentistry and was selected for recognition by Delta Dental. (posted June 2004)
  • Payal Soni (Soni-Patel) finished the M.S. program in Biomedical Sciences and a PA program at MCO* in 2001. She and her husband Hasmukh Patel live in Asheville, NC. (posted March 2004)

Chemistry

  • Hasmukh P. Patel, M.S. program in chemical engineering at UT

Physics                                                                 

  • Danielle Anderson, M.S. program in science education at BGSU

 

EXCHANGE YEAR 1995-1996 (Graduation year 1997)

Biology

  • Estelle D'Souza completed her MD at The University of Michigan School of Medicine and has completed her residency in Radiology. (posted March 2001)
    bullet  Jennifer Dircksen (Butler) was accepted to the Liverpool School of Veterinary Medicine (UK) but chose to teach high school in Dayton. (posted June 2004)
  • John Gorman, Presidential Scholar, graduated with an MD from Michigan State School of Medicine. He is now practicing Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Northern Michigan Medicine and Pediatrics in Traverse City, MI. (posted 2006)
  • Jennifer Hawkins, working with physicians in Toledo. (posted June 2004)
  • Patrick Klepcyk completed an MBA after graduation and worked for some biotechnology firms in the Cleveland area. In spring 2004, he was appointed as the Licensing Associate for the Life Sciences in the Technology Transfer Office at Case Western University. (posted May 2004)
  • Keri Aller (Rains) completed a second BS in Exercise Science at UT in 2003. She graduated in December 2004 with a Master's in Physical Therapy from MCO. (posted 2004)
  • Amy Robertson was awarded a BS in nursing from UT in 1999. She then entered the Physician's Assistant program at MCO*. (posted June 2004)
  • Jonathan Schisler completed an MS at UT in bioengineering in 2000 and a PhD in 2006 at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, TX. He is a postdoctoral fellow at the Sarah W. Stedman Nutrition and Metabolism Center at Duke University Medical Center with Chris Newgard. He began another fellowship at the Carolina Cardiovascular Biology Center at UNC Chapel Hill in April 2006, focusing on stress response genes in multiple mouse models. (posted July 2006)

Chemistry

  • Michael Hull, M.D. program at the Indiana University School of Medicine

 

EXCHANGE YEAR 1994-1995 (Graduation year 1996)

Biology

  • Laryssa Korduba received a JD from the University of Houston Law School, in Houston Texas in 2003. She has started her own firm in Houston, TX. (posted Feb 2005)
  • Valerie Kufel graduated with a BS in nursing from UT in May 2000. (updated May 2000)
  • Benjamin Neuman met his future wife, Nicola Benning, on the Salford exchange. He did his PhD in England at the University of Reading. He is an Assistant Professor in the Molecular and Integrative Neurosciences Department at Scripps Research Institute in San Diego. (posted May 2005)
  • Eric Proudfoot is a research assistant at the Cleveland Clinic. (posted 2004)
  • Rachael Ream received her PhD from Stanford in Biochemistry and was a Scientific Writer/ Editor on the Scientific and Medical Publications Team at Pro Ed Communications in Beachwood, OH for 2 years. She is now attending Case Law School with a Merit Scholarship. (posted April 2005)
  • Rebecca Ware earned her M.D at The University of Cincinnati Medical School and then completed her residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is now in practice in Lorain, OH. (posted July 2006)

 

EXCHANGE YEAR 1993-1994 (Graduation year 1995)

Biology

  • Gregory Blausey is in the MBA program at The Ohio State University School of Business. (posted June 2004)
  • Eustace Fernandes completed his MD at Ohio State University and did a pulmonary residency at the University of Pittsburgh. (posted June 2004)

Chemistry

  • Griffin Gappert, dual B.S. degrees at UT: Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.  His team at the Rohm and Haas Company was recently awarded the ACS Heroes of Chemistry Award.  (posted February 2007)
  • James Vence, Jr., dual B.S. degrees at UT: Biology and Chemistry; UT Ph.D. program in Chemistry    

EXCHANGE YEAR 1992-1993 (Graduation year 1994)

Biology           

  • Egidio Colecchia completed his PhD at the University of Chicago Department of Medicine. (posted 2004)
  • Earl Fernandes began the M.D. program at the University of Cincinnati Medical School but entered the seminary. Father Fernandes and will be working on a Ph.D. in Medical Ethics in Rome starting summer 2004. (posted 2004)
  • Diane Krause (Hall) received her MD/PhD degree at the University of Michigan. She received a Medical Scientist Training Program Fellowship, a Spencer Foundation Medical Scientist Training Program Award, Molecular Biophysics Training Program, University of Michigan Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship and FASEB Research Conference Outstanding Poster Award. She is currently a House Officer III in the Residency Training Program at University of Michigan's Department of Pathology. (posted July 2006)
  • Erika Noss, Presidential Scholar, received her MD/PhD degrees from Case Western Reserve University.She is currently a resident in Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA. (posted July 2006)
  • Jonathan Purdy moved to Chicago and did his 4 years of Podiatric medicine and then a three year residency at Mt. Sinai hospital in Chicago. He moved to Tennessee and started a practice. He then sold the practice and moved to Louisiana to practice together with his wife. (posted April 2004)
  • Anthony Spinazze received his J.D. at UT College of Law 1999 and is in private practice in Sylvania. (posted 2004)
  •  Diana Wack is a Physician’s Assistant (posted 2004)

Chemistry

  • Amy Smith, Ph.D. in Chemistry (UT ’99); Senior Scientist at PPD, Inc, Madison, WI.

 

EXCHANGE YEAR 1991-1992 (Graduation year 1993)

Biology

  • Ashley Fernandes received his M.D. from The Ohio State University School of Medicine, an M.S. from Johns Hopkins and a Ph.D. from Georgetown University. He is in family practice residency at Saint Louis University (MO). (posted 2004)
  • Paula Galupo received her M.D. from Ohio State University. She did her Ob/Gyn residency at MCO. She is now in OB/GYN practice in Marietta (OH). (posted 2004)
  • Debbie Sebring is in a Physician’s Assistant program. (posted 2004)

Chemistry

  • Todd Brickman, M.S., University of Toledo (Health/Human Performance) M.D. program at MCO (newsletter cover story Sp’99); Ph.D., MCO
    family practice residency at the University of Rochester

 

EXCHANGE YEAR 1990-1991 (Graduation year 1992)

Biology

  • Christopher Cutler completed an MS in Chemical Engineering in UT's College of Engineering.  He is currently a Major with the US Air Force.  (posted July 2007)
  • William Damm completed the M.D. program at The Ohio State University School of Medicine in 1999. (posted 2004)
  • Mira Lee received her medical degree from Ohio State University. She completed her three-year family practice residency at Ravenswood Medical Center, Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. During her third year, Dr. Lee served as Chief Resident. She also finished a faculty development fellowship through Cook County Hospital and Rush University. After practicing family medicine locally for six years, Dr. Lee joined Family Medical Associates of Lafayette, Colorado in November of 2004. (posted July 2006)
Last Updated: 3/22/15