Hello! My name is Genie, and I am originally from the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where I grew up surrounded by family and going to the beach. I traded my rural surroundings for city life by attending Fordham University in NYC, where I graduated May 2018. At Fordham, I was a biology and theology double-major and was an active member of the University Choir and served as a freshman advisor. I tried out bench research for over a year, researching mutations in the homologous recombination pathway that are incident in forms of breast and prostate cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering. While I gained an appreciation for basic cancer research, I realized I am more of a people person, so I transitioned into a clinical research position at Albert Einstein, spending a year working on evaluating an integrated model of behavioral and mental health care in pediatric primary care settings. Pediatrics, specifically in primary care, has long been an interest of mine, particularly for the longitudinal nature of care delivered throughout developmental milestones. I am so excited to be a part of GSP, to be a part of a community focused on providing high quality primary health care to all people. The community atmosphere at UVA is one of the reasons I decided to attend, and I have loved every minute of getting to explore everything Charlottesville and the surrounding counties have to offer!
September 6, 2018 by School of Medicine Webmaster