AED
Katelynn Hillman - President

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As president, I am responsible for planning our weekly meetings, overseeing all chapter functions, and ensuring that everything runs smoothly. I am a senior double majoring in Biology and Psychology. Outside of AED, I am involved in Dr. Conner’s research lab studying language development in children with Down syndrome, a Resident Advisor in Somerville, and an Al’s Pals mentor. Outside of academics, I enjoy hiking, working out, and cooking.

 

Email: khillman1@crimson.ua.edu

Koushik Kasanagottu - Vice President

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I am a Junior majoring in biology and minoring in advertising. As Vice President of AED, I am responsible with aiding the President by overseeing chapter functions and helping lead sessions. I am also in charge of expanding the number of meaningful community service opportunities available to AED members by talking to organizations on and off campuses. I am also involved in undergraduate research at Dr. Janis O'Donnell's neuroscience lab and President of a Diabetes Education Initiative (DIET). Send me an email if you would like to know more information about how to get involved on campus.

 

Email: kpkasanagottu@crimson.ua.edu

Brantley Judah - Secretary

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My name is Brantley Judah, and I currently serve as secretary of AED. I am a senior majoring in Food and Nutrition Sciences with a minor in Biology. My main focus as secretary is keeping up with chapter records and the point system. I am in charge of role at all the meetings and outside events. I am also in charge of membership and initiation records. If you have any questions regarding your points or how to become initiated I am the person to contact. Outside of AED I currently hold the position of Director of Standards and Ethics for my sorority. I am also doing research with Dr. Linda Knol on Food Insecurity. I also help out with Alabama Action Abroad through the Honors College. Apart from school I enjoy water skiing, reading, and exercising.

Email: bnjudah@crimson.ua.edu

Meg Apperson- Treasurer

Hi, my name is Meg Apperson and I am a senior studying chemistry and Spanish. I will be serving as AED's Treasurer, handling our organization's finances. I will also be directing the MCAT prep program, building on our existing program and hopefully adding some exciting new aspects. This is a great way for students to add some accountability to their study schedule while preparing for the MCAT.

 

Email: mgapperson@crimson.ua.edu

Emily Paulus- Historian/Webmaster

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My name is Emily Paulus, and I am a rising senior majoring in Chemical and Biological Engineering. This year I am serving AED as the Historian. As the historian, I oversee the AED website. I am also in charge of the CAPS mentoring program, which helps educate and prepare pre-medical students. I am also an Honors Connection Peer Mentor for the Honors College. I am able to help freshmen acclimate to the university and college life. Also, I am a University Steward. I work with the Office of Admission by taking prospective students and their families to lunch and speaking at admissions events.

Email: empaulus@crimson.ua.edu

Betsy Price - Reporter/Public Relations
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My name is Betsy Price, and this year I will be serving as the reporter for the UA chapter of AED. This is my third year at the University of Alabama, and I am majoring in English with a minor in Biology. As your reporter, I will write articles for the Scalpel which will capture the spirit of our chapter of AED and be distributed for national publication. I’ll also be sending out newsletters to keep everyone involved in AED up to date on our current lectures, activities, initiatives, and more. Finally, I’ll be moderating a forum where members and aspiring members of AED can discuss all kinds of issues regarding being a pre-health student. In addition to being an officer for AED, I will be acting as the secretary for the Biomedical Club and will also be involved in Circle K, an organization focused on attending and organizing service projects in the Tuscaloosa area

 

Email: baprice1@gmail.com

Josh Kim- Director of Research/Member at Large

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As the Director of Research for AED, I help students interested in incorporating research into their undergraduate careers. I believe that research is an important experience for students planning to pursue a career in the health professions as it allows them to take the knowledge from their courses and apply it to practical problems whose solutions continue to shape the constantly changing landscape of health care today. Students who would like to become involved in research should feel free to contact me on how to go about getting involved.

 

Email: hkim66@crimson.ua.edu

Chelsea Turgeon - Co-Director of Shadowing/Member at Large

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Hey, my name is Chelsea Turgeon and I am a senior majoring in psychology and minoring in nutrition. This year I will be serving as co-director of shadowing for AED. I have been a part of AED since my freshman year. Through attending weekly meetings I have been exposed to important issues in healthcare and various perspectives on what it means to be a doctor. AED has also elucidated my path towards medical school by connecting me with mentors, giving me shadowing and volunteer opportunities and placing me on a medical mission trip to Nicaragua. I am also involved in other areas of campus as an Arts and Science Ambassador and an active member of Project Health and the XXXI honorary.

 

Email: ceturgeon@crimson.ua.edu

Jason Wang - Co-Director of Shadowing/Member at Large

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My name is Jason Wang, and I am a junior double majoring in chemistry and math. I will be serving as a co-director of shadowing for AED. My job is to ensure that all of you have the greatest and as many resources possible for experience in the medical field. I will try my best to place as many applicants in positions as possible and facilitate your paths towards med school. Outside of AED, I am also a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, president of MAPS (the Minority Association for Pre-Health Students), vice president of Gamma Sigma Epsilon (National Chemistry Honors Society), and an Honors College ambassador. I am also involved in Dr. Shaughnessy's research group, READ Alabama, and volunteering at DCH. Apart from school my biggest passion is playing pool. Shoot me an email if you have any questions or want help getting involved in anything.

 

Email: jjwang1@crimson.ua.edu

Rachel Crutchfield - Director of Recruitment/ Co-Director of Volunteering/ Social Chair

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Hello everyone! I am a junior majoring in Telecommunications and Film-Video Production with a minor in Biology. My sophomore year I was a Co-Philanthropy Chair for Leadership UA, and an Assistant Student Director for Civic Engagement and Outreach at Alabama’s Community Service Center. I am currently the Secretary for the Diabetes Education Team and the Points and Fines Chair for Alpha Omicron Pi. Through working in the Community Service Center I know many non-profits in the Tuscaloosa area who accept volunteers and I would be happy to go with you to one of these volunteer opportunities! If you are in need of volunteer hours, or just have a general question, please feel free to email me. Also, I will be working on short videos to put together to show at Bama Bound 2013, so you will be seeing me with a camera at AED meetings in the future. Finally, I will be planning some fun tailgates and social events throughout the year, and I hope everyone is able to attend!

 

Email: rjcrutchfield1@crimson.ua.edu

Chris Hutt - AED Advisor

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As the Director of Health Professions Student Services for the University, I have been the University's AED advisor since 2003. I have been involved with AED at both the regional and the national level as well, serving as Region III Director from 2004-2006, and presented or moderated sessions at recent national meetings.

I work with the officers to coordinate meetings, provide various opportunities in the community, and serve as a resource for all pre-professional students at the University. I also teach a class (AS 299), which is designed to help UA students with the medical school application process. My office on campus is in 200 Clark Hall - feel free to stop by!

 

Email: chutt@as.ua.edu