Albion College Students Pack 10,000 Meals in Kids Against Hunger Event
Lined up among rows of tables in the Kellogg Center's Gerstacker Commons, hairnets securely fastened, more than 80 students packed 10,000 meals last Saturday for the Albion College Student Volunteer Bureau's Kids Against Hunger effort. The meals, each of which packs a day's worth of nutrition, will be distributed locally and sent to Sierra Leone to help meet increased food-supply needs in the wake of the Ebola epidemic.
NCAA Features Fornetti, '06, and Her Research
Four months into her post-doc at the Oklahoma Medical Research Facility, Jaime Fornetti is searching for a route to target breast cancer bone metastasis. At 31, she has already worked in some of the most influential labs among some of the greatest leaders in this realm of research. That path included her success at Albion, as a biology major and a member of the women's basketball and track teams. "She reallly embodied the true meaning of student-athlete," women's basketball coach Doreen Carden told NCAA.org's After the Game, which shares Fornetti's story.
Read more, watch video on NCAA.org
New Pre-Health Maymester Gives Students Valuable Experience
Eight Albion College students with medical-school and physician-assistant aspirations picked up important clinical hours of hands-on work last month—hours needed for graduate school admission—in a new collaboration between the Institute for Healthcare Professions and Kellogg Community College.
Institute, Alumni Physicians Discuss Pre-Med Track with High School Students
From left: Dr. Majed Sahouri, '88; Dr. Douglas Forsyth, '86; Dr. Andrew Wagner, '85; Dr. Samuel Shaheen, '88
Institute Health Professions Advisor Marikay Dobbins, R.N., presents to the assembled group at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland.
Dr. Samuel Shaheen, '88 (general surgery), vice chair, surgical disciplines, Central Michigan University College of Medicine, Saginaw
Dr. Douglas Forsyth, '86 (family practice), Chesaning
Dr. Andrew Wagner, '85 (obstetrics/gynecology), Saginaw, speaks with an attendee.
September 26, 2013
Over 100 Great Lakes Bay area high school students and family members got an insider’s perspective on preparing for the medical profession during an Albion College-sponsored program on “Thinking Ahead to a Career in Medicine” Sept. 25 at the MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. The program included a panel discussion with four alumni who are now practicing physicians in the Saginaw/Midland area, and a presentation by staff from the College’s Institute for Healthcare Professions.
Participating in the panel (pictured in first photo above, left to right) were physicians Majed Sahouri, ’88 (ophthalmology), Great Lakes Eye Institute, Midland and Saginaw; Douglas Forsyth, ’86 (family practice), Chesaning; Andrew Wagner, ’85 (obstetrics/gynecology), Saginaw; and Samuel Shaheen, ’88 (general surgery), vice chair, surgical disciplines, Central Michigan University College of Medicine, Saginaw. Together with Barbara Keyes and Marikay Dobbins from Albion’s Healthcare Institute, they offered advice on the most valuable learning experiences for students planning a medical career.
Additional events are scheduled for Nov. 19 in Grand Rapids and Nov. 20 in Metro Detroit.