At the college level

At the college level

Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2008 11:28 am

The Messenger 07.02.08 Jill Elisabeth Clark, M.D., daughter of David and Jean Clark and granddaughter of Billy and Eva Clark, all of South Fulton, recently graduated from residency in general surgery at East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City. She completed her undergraduate coursework at Vanderbilt University in 1999 and her medical doctorate at ETSU in 2003. During her time in residency, Dr. Clark has been involved in the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the Southeastern Surgical Congress, the Association of Women Surgeons and the Society of Alimentary and Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons. She has recently been listed in the Guide to America’s Top Surgeons. Dr. Clark has taught medical students as part of her residency for the last five years and her students have honored her with nominations for multiple teaching awards and selected her from among her peers to be inducted into the Gold Society for Humanism in Medicine. She has plans to continue teaching throughout her career. This summer, Dr. Clark begins her subspecialty fellowship training in colon and rectal surgery at St. Frances Hospital in Hartford, Conn., affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Clark’s fiancé, Len Waldron, son of Kenneth Waldron of Jackson, Mo., and Norma Waldron of Roswell, Ga., resides in Stamford, Conn., and works at the Purchase, N.Y., office for Morgan Stanley as the chief operating officer for Banking and Lending and Global Wealth Management. The couple was recently engaged and plans to marry upon Dr. Clark’s completion of her fellowship training next summer. — — — Megan McCullough of Union City is currently serving as the Project Breathe vice chair for the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Pharmacy. She is the daughter of David and Barbara Woods of Rives. Ms. Woods has served Obion County as a student pharmacy intern at Super D Pharmacy and Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City. As a Project Breathe vice chair, she assists the committee in educating the community about asthma medications and smoking cessation. Members of APhA-ASP also promote the profession of pharmacy through community outreach initiatives including immunizations, blood pressure screenings and diabetes education. During the past school year, the UTHSC APhA-ASP chapter participated in more than 150 initiatives to positively impact patients in the state of Tennessee. As the flagship statewide academic health system, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is focused on a four-tier mission of education, research, clinical care and public service, all in support of a single goal: to improve the health of Tennesseans. The UTHSC main campus is located in Memphis and has six colleges: Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. UTHSC has additional College of Pharmacy and College of Medicine campuses in Knoxville and a College of Medicine campus in Chattanooga. For more information, visit www.utmem.edu.

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