Alumni Spotlight

Upcoming Events

Virtual Summer Enrichment Program Closing
Date: July 30, 2021
Time: 12 to 1 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Wayne Lloyd DeBeatham, M.D., Phelps Hospital, Sleepy Hollow, NY
2021 Summer Enrichment Program Flyer

Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine Alumni

2021

UConn Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine Alumni Speaker Seminar Series
Date: May 6, 2021
Time: 7 to 8 p.m.
Guest Speakers: Claudia L. Grogean, M.D., Victoria Massey, D.M.D., Prince N. Morgan, D.M.D.
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Bridge to the Future Science Mentoring Conference
Date: April 17, 2021
Time: 12 to 3 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Tamara Gravely Griffin, D.M.D., M.S.
2021 Bridge to the Future Conference Flyer

UConn Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine Alumni Speaker Seminar Series
Date: March 25, 2021
Time: 7 to 8 p.m.
Guest Speakers: Akin Beckley, M.D., M.B.A., Lenora B. Sampson Williams, M.D., David Woods, D.M.D., and Michael Woods, D.M.D.
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Celebrating Black History Month, SNMA, LMSA, SNDA/HSDA Invited Alumni Speaker
Date: March 4, 2021
Time: 6 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Munachim I. Uyanwune, M.D., M.B.A., Chief Executive Officer, MIU Group, Pikesville, MD
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Past Event Alumni Speakers

2020

Doctors Academy Parental Seminar Series
Date: December 2, 2020
Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Christine Crawford, M.D., Associate Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, Associate Medical Director, National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI)
2020 Doctors Academy Seminar Flyer

Virtual Summer Enrichment Program Closing
Date: July 31, 2020
Time: 12 to 1 p.m.
Guest Speakers: Michael Woods, D.M.D., Simply Southern Smiles; Michael Woods, D.M.D., M.S., PLLC, Statesville, NC; David Woods, D.M.D., Main Street Children's Dentistry & Orthodontics, Elkton, MD; and Havre de Grace, M.D., Johns Hopkins Pediatrics, Baltimore, MD
2020 Summer Enrichment Program Flyer

2019

Summer Enrichment Program Closing  

Date: July 26, 2019
Time: 12 to 1 p.m.
Place: Keller Auditorium and Lobby
Guest Speaker: Tremane Bartley, D.M.D., Bridgeport Braces, Bridgeport, CT
2019 Summer Enrichment Program Flyer

Bridge to the Future Science Mentoring Program Conference
Date: April 6, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Place: Keller Auditorium and Lobby
Guest Speaker: Marcus Moss, D.M.D., Pediatric Dental Associates and Orthodontics, AL
2019 Bridge to the Future Conference Flyer

2018

Summer Enrichment Program Closing
Date: July 27, 2018
Time: 12 to 1 p.m.
Place: Keller Auditorium and Lobby
Guest Speaker: Kirk Campbell, M.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai – Division of Nephrology, Nephrology Fellowship Program Director, New York, NY
2018 Summer Enrichment Program Flyer

Bridge to the Future Science Mentoring Program Conference
Date: April 21, 2018
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Place: Keller Auditorium and Lobby
Guest Speaker: Jonathan Nunez, M.D., Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers, Johnathan Lax Treatment Center, Philadelphia, PA
2018 Bridge to the Future Conference Flyer

Doctors Academy Parental Seminar Series
Date: March 14, 2018
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: Keller Auditorium
Guest Speaker: Christine Crawford, M.D., Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Resident, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
2018 Doctors Academy Seminar Flyer

2017

Summer Enrichment Program Closing
Date: July 28, 2017
Time: 12 to 2 p.m.
Place: Keller Auditorium and Lobby
Guest Speaker: Kristen Glasgow, M.D., Acute Care Surgeon, Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, CT
2017 Summer Enrichment Program Flyer

Bridge to the Future Science Mentoring Program Conference
Date: April 22, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Place: Keller Auditorium and Lobby
Guest Speaker: John Zyzo, D.M.D., General Dentistry Resident, Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT
2017 Bridge to the Future Conference Flyer

Mentoring Mentorship Community Program Seminar
Date: February 24, 2017
Time: 6 to 9 p.m.
Place: Keller Auditorium and Lobby
Guest Speaker: Ursula McMillian, M.D., Board-Certified General/Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon, Mercy Medical Center, Springfield, MA
2017 Mentoring Mentorship Seminar Flyer

2016

Mentoring Mentorship Community Program Seminar
Date: October 22, 2016
Time: 10 a.m.
Place: Massey Auditorium
Guest Speaker: Kevin O. Clarke, M.D., FACS, Board-Certified Surgeon and Director of Surgical Oncology, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ
2016 Mentoring Mentorship Seminar Flyer

Summer Enrichment Program Closing
Date: July 29, 2016
Time: 12 to 2 p.m.
Place: Keller Auditorium and Lobby
Guest Speaker: Duarte Goncalves Machado, M.D., Hartford Hospital Medical Group – Surgical Specialists, Hartford, CT
2016 Summer Enrichment Program Flyer

Bridge to the Future Science Mentoring Program Conference
Date: April 23, 2016
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Place: Keller Auditorium and Lobby
Guest Speaker: Christine Crawford, M.D., M.P.H., Psychiatry Resident, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
2016 Bridge to the Future Conference Flyer

Black History Month Lunch and Learn Seminar
Date: February 23, 2016
Time: 12 to 1 p.m.
Place: Onyiuke Dining Room
Guest Speaker: Christian Grant Brockenberry, D.M.D., Dental Director, Cornell Scott Hill Health Center
2016 Black History Month Seminar Flyer

2015

Bridge to the Future Science Mentoring Program Conference
April 11, 2015
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Place: Keller Auditorium and Lobby
Guest Speaker: Andrew Scatola, M.D., Internal Medicine Resident, UConn Health, Farmington, CT
2015 Bridge to the Future Conference Flyer

Aetna HPPI Doctors Academy High School Alumni

2021 Aetna Health Professions Partnership Initiative Doctors Academy: Virtual Reunion

Date: April 17, 2021
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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2020 Rowe Book Award Recipients

Elis Diaz

Elis Diaz

High School: Global Communications Academy High School
College/Major: University of Connecticut, Biomedical Engineering

Elis Diaz was part of the Aetna HPPI Doctors Academy, and volunteers at his school, teaching middle schoolers about his major, and participating in local marathons. He is a Biomedical Engineering major. Elis was born and raised in Hartford, CT and likes to exercise, meditate, and build technology. He currently lives in Hartford, and graduated from Global Communications Academy High School.

Samee Malik

Samee Malik

High School: Newington High School
College/Major: University of Connecticut, Physiology and Neurobiology

Samee Malik has been involved in many UConn Health Career Opportunity Programs. He is a Physiology and Neurobiology major along the pre-medicine track. One of his favorite programs that he participated in was the High School Student Research Apprentice Program, where he says he gained invaluable research experience in a laboratory. He graduated from Newington High School this past year. A fun fact about Samee is that he was born and grew up in New York, and is a big New York sports fan.

Khadijah Stanford

Khadijah Stanford

High School: Portland High School
College/Major: University of Connecticut, Nursing

Khadijah Stanford has been involved in multiple UConn Health Career Opportunity Programs offerings. She is a Nursing major and hopes to become a nurse practitioner. Khadijah was born in St. Maarten, but raised in Hartford, CT and likes to spend time with her family and listen to music. She currently lives in Hartford and graduated from Portland High School.

Dawud Zakir

Dawud Zakir

High School: Glastonbury High School
College/Major: University of Connecticut, Undecided

Dawud Zakir has been involved in many UConn Health Career Opportunity Programs offerings and volunteers at organizations that focus on working with the youth. He is currently exploring majors but is on an engineering track. Dawud Zakir was born and raised in West Hartford and likes to travel and explore different cultures. He currently lives in Glastonbury, and graduated from Glastonbury High School.

2020 Rowe Scholars

Preeya Diana

Preeya Diana

High School: University High School of Science and Engineering
College/Major: University of Connecticut, Chemistry

Preeya Diana is a Chemistry major on the pre-medical track at the University of Connecticut. She is from Farmington, CT and graduated from University High School of Science and Engineering. Preeya has been involved in multiple UConn Health Career Opportunity Programs starting from Great Explorations and graduated from the Senior Doctors Academy. Lastly, she is a first generation college student aspiring to be an orthopedic surgeon.

Khadijah Stanford

Khadijah Stanford

High School: Portland High School
College/Major: University of Connecticut, Nursing

Khadijah Stanford has been involved in multiple UConn Health Career Opportunity Programs offerings. She is a Nursing major and hopes to become a nurse practitioner. Khadijah was born in St. Maarten, but raised in Hartford, CT and likes to spend time with her family and listen to music. She currently lives in Hartford and graduated from Portland High School.

Past Scholars and Awardees

2019 Rowe Book Award Recipients
Tiffany Addy

Tiffany Addy

High School: Farmington High School
College/Major: University of Connecticut, Physiology and Neurobiology

Tiffany Addy is from Farmington, CT where she graduated from Farmington High School. As a high school student, she attended the Senior Doctors Academy sponsored by UConn Health Career Opportunity Programs and was involved in a number of clubs and organizations in her high school. Tiffany is a Physiology and Neurobiology major on the pre-med track and she recently shadowed a reproductive endocrinologist, which she says gave her a greater exposure to women’s reproductive health and allowed her to foster an interest in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.

Angelo Franco

Angelo Franco

High School: Connecticut International Baccalaureate Academy
College/Major: University of Connecticut, Business, Chemical Engineering

Angelo Franco has been involved in multiple UConn Health Health Career Opportunity Programs offerings. He is a Chemical Engineering major on the pre-dental track. Angelo was born and raised in East Hartford and likes to travel. He currently lives in East Hartford, and graduated from the Connecticut International Baccalaureate Academy.

Zaiba Khan

Zaiba Khan

High School: East Windsor High School
College/Major: University of Connecticut, Molecular and Cell Biology

Zaiba Khan has been involved in multiple UConn Health Career Opportunity Programs since her childhood. Beginning with Great Explorations she graduated from the Senior Doctors Academy in 2019 and is now studying Molecular and Cellular Biology at UConn. Zaiba was born in East Windsor, CT and likes to stay active in her free time. After graduating, she hopes to one day attend medical school and become a reconstructive surgeon.

Julie-Ann Williams

Julie-Ann Williams

High School: Windsor High School
College/Major: University of Connecticut, Cognitive Science

Julie-Ann Williams had been involved in UConn Health Career Opportunity Programs since 8th grade. She volunteers at Saint Monica’s Episcopal Church, Avery Heights Senior Living, and various events at the University of Connecticut. Julie-Ann attends the University of Connecticut and is majoring in Cognitive Science on the pre-med track. She was raised in Windsor, CT, likes to play volleyball, tutor middle school students, and more recently is involved in research about child development. She currently lives in Windsor, CT, and graduated from Windsor High School.

2019 Rowe Scholars
Tiffany Addy

Tiffany Addy

High School: Farmington High School
College/Major: University of Connecticut, Physiology and Neurobiology

Tiffany Addy is from Farmington, CT where she graduated from Farmington High School. As a high school student, she attended the Senior Doctors Academy sponsored by UConn Health Career Opportunity Programs and was involved in a number of clubs and organizations in her high school. Tiffany is a Physiology and Neurobiology major on the pre-med track and she recently shadowed a reproductive endocrinologist, which she says gave her a greater exposure to women’s reproductive health and allowed her to foster an interest in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.

Angelo Franco

Angelo Franco

High School: Connecticut International Baccalaureate Academy
College/Major: University of Connecticut, Business, Chemical Engineering

Angelo Franco has been involved in multiple UConn Health Health Career Opportunity Programs offerings. He is a Chemical Engineering major on the pre-dental track. Angelo was born and raised in East Hartford and likes to travel. He currently lives in East Hartford, and graduated from the Connecticut International Baccalaureate Academy.

Zaiba Khan

Zaiba Khan

High School: East Windsor High School
College/Major: University of Connecticut, Molecular and Cell Biology

Zaiba Khan has been involved in multiple UConn Health Career Opportunity Programs since her childhood. Beginning with Great Explorations she graduated from the Senior Doctors Academy in 2019 and is now studying Molecular and Cellular Biology at UConn. Zaiba was born in East Windsor, CT and likes to stay active in her free time. After graduating, she hopes to one day attend medical school and become a reconstructive surgeon.