Articles: Tags Health Professions

Allegheny Graduate Serves Marginalized Through Pediatric Surgery

Driven by a passion for serving the marginalized, Marla A. Sacks ’13 has traveled to the Philippines, Ghana, Zambia, and Vietnam to perform critical pediatric surgery in low-resource areas while pursuing a general surgery residency at the State University of New York Downstate Health Sciences University. “I am humbled each day to have the opportunity

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People & Places: June/July 2023

People & Places is a monthly highlight of the ongoing professional activities and achievements of faculty, staff, and students of the College. Kirsten Peterson, Senior Assistant Dean of Student Success for Health Professions Advising, presented at the NEAAHP (Health Professions Advisors) meeting held in June 2023 at Niagara Falls. Her topic was “Speaking of Competencies,”

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Allegheny’s Kirsten Peterson Receives Award for Pre-Professional Studies Guidance

Kirsten Peterson, a 1978 Allegheny College graduate and a member of the Gateway Pre-Professional Studies staff, received the Buck Hill ’68 Award from the Northeast Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NEAAHP) during its June 2020 annual meeting, which was held online. Peterson was honored for her outstanding service to NEAAHP and the National

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Allegheny Student Maya Hackman Awarded Department of Veterans Affairs Health Professional Scholarship

Allegheny College student Maya Hackman has been awarded a scholarship through the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Professional Scholarship Program (HPSP), which provides financial assistance to individuals pursuing a program of study leading to a Master of Science in physician assistant studies. Hackman, a junior biology major and psychology minor, will attend Chatham University for

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Sarah Foster ’20 Serves Her Community as First Responder During COVID-19 Pandemic

Amid finishing her senior year from home and completing her Senior Project, Allegheny College biology major Sarah Foster spent 40-plus hours each week serving the Butler, Pennsylvania, community as an emergency medical technician (EMT). Before she graduated in May, Foster shared her story with Allegheny, including the transformation of one of the company’s ambulances into

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