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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

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

Theresa Emory, MD (MD ’89)

When Dr. Emory began applying to medical schools, EVMS' philosophy and patient-centered approach stood out.

"[EVMS] was so patient-oriented and they were really trying to teach medicine holistically,” Dr. Emory says. “It was just so different than any other place I interviewed."

After graduating, Dr. Emory completed a residency at the Mayo Clinic and co-authored an acclaimed medical-reference book. Now a member of Peninsula Pathology Associates, she serves as medical director for three of the five hospitals in the Riverside Health System.

Read her story

Maj. Gen. Jerry Fenwick, MD (MD ’88)

Dr. Fenwick chose to attend EVMS because of the institution's focus on primary care. He used his training to provide care "at the end of the earth."

Dr. Fenwick joined the Army during his second year of medical school. After completing a residency rotation in emergency medicine, he went on to serve in Desert Storm and in Antarctica.

Dr. Fenwick is now the Joint Surgeon General of the National Guard, making recommendations to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau about the welfare of 450,000 guardsmen. He also serves as Air National Guard Assistant to the Surgeon General of the United States Air Force.

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.

Theresa Emory, MD (MD ’89)

When Dr. Emory began applying to medical schools, EVMS' philosophy and patient-centered approach stood out.

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

Maj. Gen. Jerry Fenwick, MD (MD ’88)

Dr. Fenwick chose to attend EVMS because of the institution's focus on primary care. He used his training to provide care "at the end of the earth."

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.

Theresa Emory, MD (MD ’89)

When Dr. Emory began applying to medical schools, EVMS' philosophy and patient-centered approach stood out.

Maj. Gen. Jerry Fenwick, MD (MD ’88)

Dr. Fenwick chose to attend EVMS because of the institution's focus on primary care. He used his training to provide care "at the end of the earth."

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

"[EVMS] was so patient-oriented and they were really trying to teach medicine holistically,” Dr. Emory says. “It was just so different than any other place I interviewed."

After graduating, Dr. Emory completed a residency at the Mayo Clinic and co-authored an acclaimed medical-reference book. Now a member of Peninsula Pathology Associates, she serves as medical director for three of the five hospitals in the Riverside Health System.

Read her story

Dr. Fenwick joined the Army during his second year of medical school. After completing a residency rotation in emergency medicine, he went on to serve in Desert Storm and in Antarctica.

Dr. Fenwick is now the Joint Surgeon General of the National Guard, making recommendations to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau about the welfare of 450,000 guardsmen. He also serves as Air National Guard Assistant to the Surgeon General of the United States Air Force.

Read his story

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

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