EVMS Magazine 9.2

Science knowledge, clinical skills, problem-solving ability

Where education meets the needs of the community

As Time Goes By

Primary-care physicians are learning to help their patients age gracefully

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Serving Up Good Health

Dean Johnson, a nationally ranked table tennis player, gives his advice on healthy aging.

EVMS/Sentara study may benefit breast cancer patients


Leadership changes in Health Professions programs

Kimberly Dempsy

Kimberly Dempsy, MPA, PA-C (MPA '03), former Associate Program Director, assumed the role of Director of the EVMS Master of Physician Assistant (PA) Program in August.

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Maggie Morris

Margaret Morris, PhD, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, stepped into the Director role for Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences Research and Biotechnology. Dr. Morris is an active researcher and has worked with the program over the past year on curriculum reform.

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Richard Handel

Richard Handel, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, is now Program Director of Clinical Psychology. He has taught and mentored students in the Clinical Psychology program for more than a decade.

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Diabetes Exposed

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Learn more about the truth behind diabetes at evms.edu/DiabetesRisk.

Hooked for life

Faculty member finds passion for casting with a conscience

On campus, Ann Campbell, PhD, serves as Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology. Off campus, she enjoys tying flies and casting lines with family, friends and colleagues—but with an environmentally friendly twist.

EVMS Old School, established 1973

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Brr! You're cold...

You're warm...

Smokin' hot! Way to go smarty pants!

Blue-ribbon day for the community

Leaders from EVMS and the community came together in May 1987 to celebrate the birth of what is now the EVMS Strelitz Diabetes Center. On hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony were (left) Don Seyboth, then President of Cosmopolitan International, and the late Henry Clay Hofheimer, then President of the EVMS Foundation. Cosmopolitan International helped establish the Strelitz Diabetes Center and continues to be a loyal supporter today.

You're warm...

my Story

Doctors' planning and skills save lives of mother and child

At 32 weeks along, Katie Niehoff hadn't told anyone outside her family that her pregnancy wasn't exactly normal. It was a Saturday, and her husband, Jason, was painting the dining room when she noticed she was bleeding.

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Alumni Avatars

Class notes

Jillian Capucao, MPH
(MPH '16), has joined Virginia Health as an Epidemiology Analyst.
Patrick Eulitt, MD
(MD '14), is currently completing an Internal Medicine residency at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
Neeta Goli, MD
(MD '13), recently completed a residency in Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and is currently working in primary care pediatrics in Garland, Texas.
Brad Holbrook, MD
(Medical Master's '06, MD '10), completed a residency in OB/GYN at the University of New Mexico and is currently in his final year of a Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship at the same institution. Dr. Holbrook presented at the Central American Congress of Associations of Gynecology and Obstetrics in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, in March 2016, and at the National Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics in Guatemala City, Guatemala, in July 2016. He has accepted a position with a private practice in Missoula, Montana, beginning in August 2017.
Laura Huang, MD
(MD '12), is now an Assistant Professor with the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Rhorie Kerr, MD
(MD '14), is currently a PGY3 in Otolaryngology at The Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.
Claudia Kim, MD
(MD '11, Surgery Residency '16), has joined Genesis Surgical Associates with a specialization in general surgery.
DeVon Preston, MD
(MD '13, Internal Medicine Residency '16), is a fellow in the Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Immunology, in the University of Virginia Health System. His residency research, "The Relationship Between Asthma and Food Deserts in the Hampton Roads Area" has been accepted at the ACAAI National Conference that will be held in San Francisco in November.
Anton Quist, MD, MPH
(MD '13), earned his Master's in Public Health from the University of Washington in summer 2016 and currently serves as Chief of Preventive Medicine for the Moncrief Army Health Clinic in Columbia, South Carolina.
Josiah Wrensford, MD
(MD '12), completed residency at Baylor Family Medicine Residency at Garland in Texas in June of 2015. He is currently working in emergency/urgent care in Dallas, Texas.

Alumni Weekend

The 2016 EVMS Alumni Weekend was held Oct. 14-16, celebrating all alumni including the classes ending in 6 and 1. Members of the class of 1976 were also present to celebrate their 40th reunion.

in Focus

Up Close and Personal

EVMS' M. Foscue Brock Institute for Community and Global Health recently invited Bruce Waldholtz, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine and Immediate Past Chair of the American Cancer Society, South Atlantic Division, to speak on the importance of colon cancer screenings. Afterward, the audience got a better idea of what colorectal cancer looks like inside a 14-foot inflatable colon.

Heart of Ghent

EVMS had a great turnout at the Heart of Ghent 10K, with 100 runners and 50 volunteers representing EVMS faculty, staff and students. This annual event benefits several local charities including the EVMS Strelitz Diabetes Center.

Haunted Hallway

Children from three elementary schools in underserved areas came to campus last month for a Halloween extravaganza hosted by EVMS students. Launched in 2005, Haunted Hallway is the longest-running community outreach event at EVMS.

Rock 'n Roll Half Marathon

EVMS student, Ildiko Gaal, MD Class of 2020, took first place in the women's division of the Virginia Beach Rock 'n' Roll Marathon. EVMS runners and volunteers for the event helped raise $11,325 for cancer and diabetes research.

Suture Fest

Students in the Surgical Assisting program recently hosted Suture Fest. This is the fifth year for the all-day event which provides those interested in pursuing surgery tutoring in the skills of suturing and tying along with scrubbing in, gowning and gloving.