Hometown: Old Monroe, Missouri
Medical School: University of Missouri-Columbia
Additional Education: PhD, Biology-Cellular and Molecular Regulation
Hobbies: Enjoying family time with my husband and two kids, staying active- riding my bike on the local trails, walking, playing softball and volleyball, coaching my daughter’s softball team, reading, shopping
Accolades: I was one of only 50 trainees selected to participate in the 2018 “Combining Clinical and Research Careers in Neuroscience” conference sponsored by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), together with the Association of University Professors of Neurology (AUPN), the American Neurological Association (ANA), American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and the Child Neurology Society (CNS). I also won the AAN Medical Student Prize for Excellence that same year.
Why I chose MU: I chose to stay in Missouri for medical school because I wanted to stay close to my family. Coincidentally, MU School of Medicine had a great reputation for their Patient-Based Learning curriculum, which made MU a great choice. When considering a residency, I wanted to stay close to home, but felt that the my training was equally important. The quality of the training at MU is outstanding, with exposure to all parts of neurology. More importantly, I love being part of a collegial environment where the faculty are supportive of residents, enthusiastic about teaching/learning, and the residents have fun together during and outside of work!
Career Plans/Interests: Movement Disorders, Neuroimmunology, Cognitive Disorders, Neurophysiology, Brain Injury (so many things to choose from!)