Stephanie Byrne, MPH

Stephanie Byrne (pictured on the right) is a 2012 graduate of the EVMS/ODU Graduate Program in Public Health (Health Management concentration). She is currently working in Guam at the Guam Regional Medical City along with Nicole Kitchens (pictured on the left), a recent graduate of the EVMS Physician Assistant Master’s program.

Stephanie is the Medical Services Administration Director at Guam Regional Medical City, Guam’s first multispecialty and critical care hospital. Read more.

Laura Nnadi, MPH

Laura graduated from the EVMS/ODU Graduate Program in Public Health with her MPH degree (Epidemiology concentration) in May 2015. Since August 2015, she has been with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) in Dallas, Texas, where she is a Clinical Research Coordinator for the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine for the Adult Cystic Fibrosis program. Laura coordinates many pharmaceutical sponsored clinical trials. Her duties include regulatory management, creation of consent forms, site training, site activation and initiation, study visits, data collection, data entry, specimen processing, safety report management, study drug management and CF registry data entry. She also handles protocol management and collects and analyzes data for investigator initiated studies. Laura is very happy with her position. Working in research was a longtime dream of hers.

"Learning more about this rare disease and actually seeing the children and adults that live with this genetic mutation -- especially their modified lifestyle -- motivates me each day to work toward a drug that can add more years to their lives," she said.

Laura believes that her education and training from the EVMS-ODU MPH program has properly prepared her for this position and is very grateful for her professors and advisers, most especially Dr. Kimble, Dr. Cunningham, Mrs. Pautz and Mr. Flannery.

Kaleigh Rae, MPH 

Kaleigh Rae graduated from the EVMS/ODU Graduate Program in Public Health with her MPH degree (Global Environmental Health concentration) in May 2015. She recently accepted a position as a Research Analyst in Vanderbilt's Clinical Pharmacology department.

Along with a team of physicians, Kaleigh will be studying autonomic dysfunction, participating in clinical trial coordination, clinical trial recruitment, data analysis and technical writing. Although the position of a Research Analyst is quite multifaceted, she feels confident that EVMS has given her the tools to succeed in this role and in the field of public health.

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