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Alumni Relations

Helping EVMS alumni maintain important connections and facilitating alumni-student interaction for enriching educational experiences.

Grad taps technology to speed review of COVID-19 literature

As COVID-19 emerged earlier this year, specialists around the globe scrambled to study the confounding new virus. Recently, more than 4,000 new studies were published in a single week. Immunologist and EVMS 2019 graduate Tayab Waseem, PhD, is also an expert in artificial intelligence (AI). Joining with Kaggle, Dr. Waseem is serving as AI-literature projects lead for a group of a group of over 150 medical and scientific volunteers across 30 institutes and five countries.

EVMS Alum in Japan are Helping to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

In Okinawa, Japan, three alum embody EVMS's 'Community Focus. World Impact.' Nehkonti Adams, MD; Peter Klemm, MPH; and Anthony Fryer, PA; are helping the Navy's 3rd Medical Battalion deal with the spread of coronavirus on the other side of the world.

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Alumni Connections

Eric Chow, MD (MPH ’10, MD 13)

Dr. Chow's public health degree and medical training from EVMS sparked his interest in applying for an experiential service fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Chow currently works as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer in the Influenza Division at the CDC. The two-year program trains medical professionals and public health scientists to become “disease detectives” where each officer develops skills in applied epidemiology.

Read his story.

Helga Olson, MS (Surgical Assisting ’09)

After Ms. Olson shifted to a career in surgical assisting via EVMS, she is now a founder of the surgical assisting program at the Mayo Clinic.

After graduating from EVMS, Ms. Olson began working in the cardiac surgery division at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, before transitioning to education. She became one of the founders of the Mayo Clinic’s surgical assistant program and has now worked for seven years as an instructor. She also teaches anatomy and still spends time in the operating room.

Read her story

Lt. Cmdr. Nehkonti Adams, MD (MD ’08)

As a child in Liberia, Dr. Adams had no interest in medicine — she wanted to be to be a flight attendant and travel.

Following deployments to West Africa and South America, Dr. Adams decided she wanted to help people through medicine after she saw nurses helping refugees in camps.

Dr. Adams is now the head of the U.S. Military Tropical Medicine Program at the Navy Medicine Professional Development Center in Bethesda, Maryland, where she instructs military doctors, nurses and PAs.

Read her story

Eric Chow, MD (MPH ’10, MD 13)

Dr. Chow's public health degree and medical training from EVMS sparked his interest in applying for an experiential service fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Helga Olson, MS (Surgical Assisting ’09)

After Ms. Olson shifted to a career in surgical assisting via EVMS, she is now a founder of the surgical assisting program at the Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Chow currently works as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer in the Influenza Division at the CDC. The two-year program trains medical professionals and public health scientists to become “disease detectives” where each officer develops skills in applied epidemiology.

Read his story.

Lt. Cmdr. Nehkonti Adams, MD (MD ’08)

As a child in Liberia, Dr. Adams had no interest in medicine — she wanted to be to be a flight attendant and travel.

Eric Chow, MD (MPH ’10, MD 13)

Dr. Chow's public health degree and medical training from EVMS sparked his interest in applying for an experiential service fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Helga Olson, MS (Surgical Assisting ’09)

After Ms. Olson shifted to a career in surgical assisting via EVMS, she is now a founder of the surgical assisting program at the Mayo Clinic.

Lt. Cmdr. Nehkonti Adams, MD (MD ’08)

As a child in Liberia, Dr. Adams had no interest in medicine — she wanted to be to be a flight attendant and travel.

Dr. Chow currently works as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer in the Influenza Division at the CDC. The two-year program trains medical professionals and public health scientists to become “disease detectives” where each officer develops skills in applied epidemiology.

Read his story.

After graduating from EVMS, Ms. Olson began working in the cardiac surgery division at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, before transitioning to education. She became one of the founders of the Mayo Clinic’s surgical assistant program and has now worked for seven years as an instructor. She also teaches anatomy and still spends time in the operating room.

Read her story

Following deployments to West Africa and South America, Dr. Adams decided she wanted to help people through medicine after she saw nurses helping refugees in camps.

Dr. Adams is now the head of the U.S. Military Tropical Medicine Program at the Navy Medicine Professional Development Center in Bethesda, Maryland, where she instructs military doctors, nurses and PAs.

Read her story

A group of new EVMS students pose for a photo during new student orientation.

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Become a mentor for current students, serve as a community educator, plan a mini reunion or join the alumni board. There are many ways for alumni to get involved.