Academic Affairs & Faculty Development

VPCAT Research Scholars Program

2016-2017

2016-2017 Scholar Cohort

Katherine Baucom, PhD

Assistant Professor (Clinical)
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Department of Psychology
Mentor: Heather Keenan, MD, PhD, MPH

Patrick D. Carroll, MD

Intermountain Healthcare
Neonatology
Mentor: Heather Keenan, MD, PhD, MPH

Monique E. Cho, MD

Moniqué E. Cho, M.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension. Dr. Cho received her B.A.degree in Psychology from Cornell University, NY and M.D. degree from Dartmouth Medical School, NH. She completed her Internal Medicine residency and Nephrology fellowship at the University of Rochester i... Read More

Specialties: Nephrology & Hypertension

Fellowship: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Fellowship: University of Rochester Medical Center

Residency: University of Rochester Medical Center

Medical School: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Email: Monique.Cho@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-6709

Elisabeth Conradt, PhD

Assistant Professor
College of Social and Behavioral Science
Department of Psychology
Mentor: Jan Morse, RN, PhD, FAAN

Adam de Havenon, MD

Dr. de Havenon is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Utah, School of Medicine. After receiving his B.A. from Yale University (New Haven, CT) in 2001, he received his medical degree from Brown University School of Medicine in 2009 (Providence, RI) and completed internship and neurology residency at the University of Utah in 20... Read More

Specialties: Stroke, Telestroke, Transcranial Dopplers, Vascular Neurology, White Matter Disease

Fellowship: University of Washington

Residency: University of Utah

Medical School: Alpert Medical , Brown University

Email: Adam.DeHavenon@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-7575

Christopher Duncan, MD

Assistant Professor (Clinical)
School of Medicine
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Mentor: Julie Fritz, PhD, PT, ATC

Bethany Everett, PhD

Assistant Professor
College of Social and Behavioral Science
Department of Sociology
Mentor: Julie Fritz, PhD, PT, ATC

Karen Gibbins, MD

Karen J. Gibbins, M.D. is an Assistant Professor in the division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. She enjoys taking care of a wide variety of women with high risk pregnancies. Dr. Gibbins conducts research regarding women whose pregnancies have been complicated by problems with the placenta, including stillbirth, preeclampsia, fetal growth restriction, ... Read More

Research Interests: Obstetric Complications, Placenta Diseases

Specialties: Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Fellowship: University of Utah

Residency: Women & Infants Brown Alpert School of Medicine

Medical School: Case Western School of Medicine

Email: Karen.Gibbins@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 503-418-4200

Jia-Wen Guo, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor
College of Nursing
Mentor: Kim Hanson, MD, MHS

Ahmad S. Halwani, MD

Dr. Ahmad Halwani is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah and a clinical investigator at the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI). He is also a staff physician and clinical researcher at the George E Whalen Veterans Health Administra... Read More

Specialties: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Hematology/BMT, Medical Oncology, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Fellowship: University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

Fellowship: University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

Medical School: American University of Beirut

Email: ahmad.halwani@hci.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-2626

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Anna R. Ibele, MD

Dr. Anna Ibele is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the Univeristy of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and a Doctor of Medicine from the Wake Forest University Bowman Gray School of Medicine. Following this she completed a surgical reside... Read More

Specialties: Bariatric Surgery, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Surgery, General

Fellowship: Indiana University School of Medicine

Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics

Medical School: Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Email: anna.ibele@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-2521

Priyanka Kanth, MSCI, FACG, MD

Dr. Priyanka Kanth received her Medical Degree from Kasturba Medical College in India. She obtained graduate training in Internal Medicine from St. Mary’s Hospital in the United Kingdom and the University of Connecticut in the United States. Dr. Kanth completed her fellowship in the specialty of Gastroenterology at the University of Utah, aft... Read More

Research Interests: Colon Cancer, Colonic Polyps, Colorectal Cancer Genetics, Colorectal Neoplasms, Hereditary Nonpolyposis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease/Crohn's/Ulcerative Colitis

Specialties: Barrett's Esophagus, Colon Cancer, Constipation, Diarrhea, Endoscopy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Esophageal Diseases, Fecal Incontinence, Gastroenterology, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Genetic Counselor, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Lynch Syndrome, Polyposis (FAP), Women's GI Health

Fellowship: University of Utah Health Center

Residency: University of Connecticut Health Center

Residency: St. Mary's Hospital, Isle of Wight Healthcare NHS Trust

Residency: Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan and Leigh Trust

Residency: Primary Health Center

Medical School: Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) University

Email: priyanka.kanth@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-7878

Anne Kirby, PhD

Assistant Professor
College of Health
Division: Occupational Therapy
Mentor: Bert Uchino, PhD

Younghee Lee, PhD

Assistant Professor
School of Medicine
Department of Biomedical Informatics
Mentor: Jan Morse, RN, PhD, FAAN

John (Jake) Magel, PT, PhD, DSc

Research Assistant Professor
College of Health
Physical Therapy
Mentor: Bert Uchino, PhD

Sarah Majercik, MD

Intermountain Healthcare
General Surgery
Mentor: Siam Oottamasathien, MD, FAAP, FACS

Cindy B. Matsen, MD

Cindy B. Matsen is a fellowship trained breast surgeon at the University of Utah, Huntsman Cancer Institute. She is board certified in General Surgery and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery and specializes in the surgical treatment of breast cancer and benign breast diseases. She received her undergraduate degree from the U... Read More

Specialties: Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Surgery, Breast Disease, General Breast Surgery, Surgery, General

Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Residency: University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals

Medical School: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Email: Cindy.Matsen@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-581-2431

Megan Reynolds, PhD

Assistant Professor
College of Social and Behavioral Science
Department of Sociology
Mentor: Anne Blaschke, MD, PhD

Rashmee U. Shah, MD, MS

Dr. Rashmee Shah is an Assistant Professor in Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Shah’s research focuses on clinical applications of data science, machine learning, and natural language processing. Specifically, her current projects focus on: 1) phenotyping atrial fibrillation patients using natural lang... Read More

Research Interests: Acute Disease, Biomedical Informatics, Clinical Outcomes, Health Care Quality and Patient Safety, Health Services Research

Specialties: Cardiology, Cardioversion, Echocardiography, Epidemiology, General Cardiology, Preventive Cardiology, Valvular Heart Disease

Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Fellowship: Cedars Sinai Medical Center/GLA VA Medical Center

Residency: Northwestern University/Jesse Brown VA Hospital

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine

Email: Rashmee.Shah@utah.edu

Phone: 801-585-7676

Edward Stenehjem, MD

Intermountain Healthcare
Infectious Disease
Mentor: Kim Hanson, MD, MHS

Anne Thackeray, PhD, MPH, PT

Research Assistant Professor
College of Health
Department of Physical Therapy
Mentor: Jan Morse, RN, PhD, FAAN

Joseph E. Tonna, MD, MS

Dr. Joseph Tonna, MD, MS, FCCM, FACEP, FAAEM, is an Associate Professor with Tenure at the University of Utah with appointments in the Divisions of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Emergency Medicine. He is the Section Head of Cardiothoracic Critical Care, Medical Director of the Cardiovascular ICU/Cardiothoracic Critical Care, and the&nbs... Read More

Research Interests: Alarm Systems for Patient Monitoring, Cardiac Mechanical Support, Delirium in the ICU setting, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Extracorporeal support technologies and therapies, Quality Improvement, Sleep in ICU

Specialties: Cardiac Mechanical Support, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant

Fellowship: University of Washington

Residency: Stanford University

Medical School: University of California, San Francisco

Email: joseph.tonna@hsc.utah.edu

Phone: 801-587-9373

Jaclyn Winter, PhD

Assistant Professor
College of Pharmacy
Department of Medicinal Chemistry
Mentor: Kim Hanson, MD, MHS