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					                           Northwestern University
                      Department of Emergency Medicine

                                The Class of 2012

Holly Bartimus

Medical School:       University of Washington
Undergraduate:        University of Washington

Holly Bartimus studied Mandarin Chinese through the Defense Language
Institute in Presidio of Monterey (CA) and graduated with honors from the
Military Exchange School through enlistment in the United States Army. She
served as a signal intelligence analyst and Chinese linguist while stationed in
South Korea, earning the Army Achievement Medal, Army Commendation
Medal and Good Conduct Medal. Before medical school, Holly owned her own
business and even worked as a firefighter with the Oregon Department of
Forestry. While at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Holly was a
Summer Research Fellow with the Emergency & Public Health Department of
Seattle. Her study of automated external defibrillators resulted in a first author
publication in Prehospital Emergency Care. Holly will have completed two years
of training in general surgery at the University of Washington before joining the
emergency medicine program at Northwestern.

Navneet Cheema

Medical School:       Northwestern University
Undergraduate:        The Ohio State University

Navneet Cheema graduated magna cum laude from The Ohio State University,
where she was awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Outstanding Scholarship
from the College of Arts of Sciences, as well as numerous academic scholarships.
In 2006, she organized a medical services relief trip to Guatemala to provide acute
care to indigenous Mayan populations who survived Hurricane Stan. She was the
editor of Feinberg Footnotes, a rally organizer for Smoke Free Chicago, and a
member of the Academic Review Committee. Navneet was a research assistant
with Northwestern’s Blum Cardiovascular Institute, as well as a participant in the
prestigious Research Thesis Program, earning nomination to graduate with
distinction in research. She is a member of the Mirrors Honorary, for excellence
in scholarship, leadership, and service.
Robert Lockwood
Medical School:       University of Chicago
Graduate (MA):        University of Chicago
Undergraduate:        Vanderbilt University

Robert Lockwood double majored in Mathematics and Russian at Vanderbilt
University, where he was the Captain and Most Valuable Player of the Varsity
Lacrosse Team. After college he served as the Director of the Russian Refugee
Teen Program at the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, as well as a
lacrosse coach for Evanston Township High School. He developed an adventure-
based, experiential wellness and personal development program in Columbia,
guiding travel excursions through the Amazon. He was the Co-Founder and Chief
Financial Officer for Wilderness Bay Wellness Foundation before earning his
graduate degree in Social Service Administration at University of Chicago. Rob
was on the Board of Directors for The Ted Fund and was a Disaster Services
Intern with the American Red Cross. While in medical school, Rob completed a
Graduate Certificate Program in Health Policy & Administration and participated
in two research projects.

Mary McHugh

Medical School:       Emory University
Undergraduate:        Duke University

Mary McHugh was named to the Dean’s List at Duke University nearly every
semester. During college, Mary was a research assistant on several studies and
presented her work at the 2003 meeting of the American Pain Society. She spent
one year as a member of a Jesuit volunteer program in Washington, DC, where
she coordinated the Youth Advocate and Sight school program. Mary was
selected as a Robert W. Woodruff Fellow in Medicine on acceptance to Emory
University School of Medicine, for which she received a full-tuition scholarship
for academic excellence. While at Emory, she joined a research consortium
studying pediatric obesity at Children’s Memorial Hospital of Chicago, and also
authored a publication in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society. Mary
was an active member of the Emory Medical School Honor Council, the AAMC
Organization of Student Representatives, and the Emergency Medicine Interest
Eunice Park

Medical School:      New York University
Undergraduate:       Yale University

Eunice Park graduated with honors in History from Yale University, where she
received the Andrew D. White Senior Essay Prize in History. While at Yale,
Eunice was the director of Women and Youth Supporting Each Other, a
supervisor for AMIGOS de las Americas, a member of the Women’s JV
Volleyball Team, and biked across America in the Habitat for Humanity Cross-
Country Bicycle Challenge. Prior to medical school, Eunice spent one year as a
volunteer at the Hogar Clinica San Juan De Dios (Peru) through a Parker Huang
Undergraduate Travel Fellowship. In medical school at NYU, she presented
research at the 2005 Conference of the Association for Research in Vision and
Ophthalmology, and founded the Musical Therapy Club as a violinist. Eunice was
named a Luce Scholar by the Henry Luce Foundation, supporting her work at the
Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation, a women’s rights NGO in Taiwan.

Lauren Pierce

Medical School:      Northwestern University
Undergraduate:       Northwestern University

Lauren Pierce was a Silver Medalist in Synchronized Skating at the 1998 U.S.
Figure Skating Championships, as well as a Bronze Medalist in Synchronized
Skating for Team USA at the 2000 World Championships in Switzerland. She is a
member of the Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University
and completed elective coursework in public policy at the Kellogg School of
Management. Lauren has been Co-President of the Emergency Medicine Interest
Group and participated in pulmonary embolism research that was presented at the
2006 SAEM Annual Meeting. She served as the Fundraising Chair, External
Liaison, and an Executive Board Member for GlobeMed, an organization that
raises money for HIV clinics in Africa. Lauren was a Board Member for New
Life Volunteering Society and a member of the Feinberg School of Medicine
Admissions Committee.
Matthew Pirotte

Medical School:      Loyola University Chicago
Undergraduate:       University of Kansas

Matthew Pirotte a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Phi Alpha
Theta Honors Societies. He was awarded a full academic scholarship to the
University of Kansas as a National Merit Scholar, where he received the Anne
Stewart Higham Book Award and the Undergraduate Research Award for his
honors thesis. Matthew was named a Chancellor’s Club Scholar. While in medical
school at Loyola, he has served on the Steering Committee for a community
health clinic, was an officer for the Political Action Club, and coordinated a
debate on “Physicians and Detainees” that was broadcast online by Physicians for
Human Rights. He was a member of the steering committee for the Midwest
Regional AAEM/RSA Medical Student Conference, and participated in research
that resulted in a first-author publication in the American Journal of Emergency

Christopher Richards

Medical School:      Stanford University
Undergraduate:       Georgetown University

Christopher Richards graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University
and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Sigma Nu, and Psi Chi Honor
Societies. Chris was the president of the student-run Georgetown Emergency
Response Medical Service and was named a Howard Hughes Undergraduate
Research Scholar. While a medical student at Stanford, Chris co-founded the
Stanford Emergency Medical Service and created two medical school elective
courses for EMT-B training. He was named a Resident Scholar in the Stanford
Medical Scholars Research Program, and was appointed to both the Medical
School Admissions Committee and the Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital
Ethics Committee. He has authored a manuscript and presented abstracts on his
investigations of neurodevelopmental delay in pediatric solid organ transplant
listing decisions.
Lucas Rosiere

Medical School:       University of Southern California
Undergraduate:        University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Lucas Rosiere was the President and Web Designer for the Emergency Medicine
Interest Group at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern
California. He was a Keck Medical Student Summer Research Fellow,
participating in an investigation of the use of 5HIAA as a diagnostic marker for
acute appendicitis. He presented his work at the 2006 American College of
Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly and recently summarized his study
findings as a manuscript submission. Lucas volunteered with the Healing Hearts
Across Borders clinic in Tijuana, Mexico and served as a teaching assistant in the
USC Department of Cell and Neurobiology.

Heather Ryan

Medical School:       University of Connecticut
Undergraduate:        Duke University

Heather Ryan was named and All-ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) member of
the Duke University Varsity Indoor Track Team, holding an ACC and three Duke
University records in various events. Heather also participated in Varsity Outdoor
Track (earning two Duke “Top 5 All-Time Performances”) and Varsity Cross-
Country, qualifying for NCAA national competition. After college, Heather
worked as an exercise physiologist for the GeroFit Program for Veterans and
served as a community volunteer at a low income retirement home through the
Duke Summer Alumni Mentorship Program. While at the University of
Connecticut Medical School, she was the Director of Resident Education and a
manager of the South Park Medical Clinic. Heather has also taught at the
American School for the Deaf, participated in the Anesthesiology Summer
Internship Program, and volunteered for numerous organizations. She is the co-
author of a publication in the Journal of Rehabilitation Research and
Development, and has presented data from the Brown University HIV Research
Program at the 2003 National HIV Prevention Conference.
Kori Sauser

Medical School:       University of Southern California
Undergraduate:        Harvard University

Kori Sauser graduated cum laude from Harvard University, where she was
awarded the Harvard College Scholarship for superior academic achievement. At
the University of Southern California, Kori was awarded both the McVicar
Scholarship (for excellence in her third-year clerkships) and the Class of 1957
Away Clerkship Scholarship. She has served her school on the Admissions
Committee, as a volunteer for Student Support Services, and as a student
representative to both the LCME and the Medical Educators’ Collegium. Kori has
been a research assistant with Boston’s Center for Blood Research, the City of
Hope Cancer Center in Los Angeles, and the USC-LAC Emergency Department.
She has also presented her palliative medicine research at the European
Association of Palliative Care (Budapest, Hungary). Kori is a team member of the
United States Tennis Association and a three-time contributor to The Legible
Script: A Medical Literary Journal.

Mohammad Zaman
Medical School: Indiana University
Undergraduate:  Vanderbilt University

Mohammad Zaman graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University,
where he was named to the Dean’s List for three consecutive years. He is a
member of the Lotus Eaters Honor Society and served as the Vice President for
the Athenian’s Junior Honor Society. During college he participated in a number
of research projects and volunteer organizations, most notably as the Co-President
of Vanderbilt CARES. At Indiana University, Mohammad has been an
Admissions Ambassador, an Associate Instructor in Biochemisty, and served as
the President of an HIV/AIDS educational organization. He was the member of
several professional societies as a medical student and spent a great deal of time
volunteering in a community hospital emergency department.

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