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Charlotte Buisson

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Student Groups: MedVoUC, MSLHE, MedMentors, AMA, SWC
Research Interests: Burns and wound healing
Career Goals: Undecided but very interested in Plastic Surgery and Pediatrics
Favorite Strategies for Wellness: Exercise, spending time with friends/family, prioritizing sleep, and most importantly, therapy!
Hobbies: Working out, reading, watching Netflix, Formula 1

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Maddy Gerken

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Student Groups: SRFC, Academic Medicine Interest Group, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Interest Group, Medical Education MSSP, SWC
Research Interests: Medical Education
Career Goals: I'm undecided on my specialty interest, but I hope to work in academic medicine as an educator
Favorite Strategies for Wellness: Exercising; Spending time with friends and family; Ending my day with time to decompress; Prioritizing sleep
Hobbies: Reading; Playing Soccer; Camping

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Robbie Grischy

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Student Groups: Bearcat Mentors, ASIG, SWC
Research Interests: Anesthesia, Sports Medicine, and Orthopaedic Surgery
Career Goals: I'm interested in Anesthesiology and Orthopaedic Surgery and want to play an active role in helping patients return to the activities that bring them happiness. 
Favorite Strategies for Wellness: Taking walks and exercising between studying, staying socially connected with friends and family, listening to music, and meditating at night 
Hobbies: Snowboarding, exercising, traveling, watching football (Who Dey!), watching movies, euchre

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Nicholas Hutchins

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Student Groups: SWC, ENT Student Interest Group, Bearcat Barbell, Ultrasound Student Interest Group, Climbing Club
Research Interests: I have some experience researching neurologic biomarkers for team synchrony in sports. Going forward, I plan to explore research in surgical fields.

Career Goals: I am keeping an open mind to the field of medicine I want to practice. 
Favorite Strategies for Wellness: I find it best to take truly dedicated time for myself and not think about work or studying when I am taking my breaks. I love to be active and get outside as much as possible to take care of my mental and physical wellness.
Hobbies: Rock Climbing, Weight Training and Fitness, Country Music, College Football, and Cincinnati Sports 

Victoria Liu

Victoria Liu

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Student Groups: Peds Club, Student Run Free Clinic, Chasing Medicine, Culinary Club, Internal Medicine Interest Group
Research Interests: Pediatric and community health and education

Career Goals: I am keeping an open mind and exploring specialties, but I have always enjoyed working with children.
Favorite Strategies for wellness: Being mindful of healthy sleep schedules, hanging with friends, reading.
Hobbies: Reading, watching Chinese and Korean dramas, food, learning wax carving

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Harsimran Makkad

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Student Groups: AMA, Bearcat Mentors, Mentis, APAMSA, AMWA, Groovernaculum, SWC, Childhood & Adolescent Health MSSP, COM Council
Research Interests: Social Determinants of Health, Community Health, Public Health & Policy, Preventative Medicine
Career Goals: I am keeping an open mind for all the amazing specialties available, though I have a feeling I will be working with children in some capacity following specialization in another area of medicine. I am also passionate about preventative health, and I hope to serve and advocate for underserved communities wherever I practice as well as contribute to efforts aimed at increasing diversity in the medical field!
Favorite Strategies for wellness: Spending time with family & friends, meditation, listening to music, and taking time to relax at the end of each day
Hobbies: Tap dancing, reading, drawing & graphic design, and baking!

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Quinn Retzloff

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Student Groups: English Teacher; Bearcat Mentors; CAIN Ministries Research Interests: Clinical Caring Science and Healing Constructs Career Goals: I hope to emulate the many physicians who have impressed upon me the balance of clinical competence and the art of healing.
Favorite Strategies for wellness: Student-oriented active listening, supported by administration that prioritizes well-being
Hobbies: Getting my 'ton on (Pelotoning); Fishing; Mountain Hiking

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Ben Stamler

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Student Groups: MedTech IG, Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery IG, JMSA, Peds Club, SWC Research Interests: Otolaryngology, Cardiology, Neurology, and Hematology
Career Goals: Undecided, but a specialty involving longitudinal patient care
Favorite Strategies for wellness: Playing guitar / listening to music, going for walks and being outdoors, spending time with friends and family, and eating comforting meals
Hobbies: Trying new recipes and restaurants, playing guitar, hiking, traveling


Valerie Stichert-Waugh

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Student Groups: UC Student Run Free Clinic, Bearcat Barbell, Rural Health Interest Group, SWC, UC Club Swim Team
Research Interests: Clinical trials, dermatology, facial plastics
Career Goals: Dermatology or plastic surgery
Favorite Strategies for wellness: Spend time with ones you love, get plenty of sleep, workout, go for a hike, watch a movie
Hobbies: CrossFit, bouldering/top roping with my husband, shopping, swimming, cycling, hiking

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Veronica Velasquez

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Student Groups: Bearcat Mentors, MedVoUC, Family Medicine MSSP,  FMIG, APAMSA, SWC
Research Interests: Primary care, community health, preventive medicine; Prior experience in pediatric asthma/allergy research
Career Goals: Primary care
Favorite Strategies for Wellness: Music, mindfulness, rest (power naps!), staying hydrated
Hobbies: Volleyball, baking, piano, violin, guitar, reading, playing with my dog

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Kara Weiss

Student Groups: Radiology Interest Group, Climbing Club, Sustainability Club, Board Games Club, American Medical Women’s Association, & the Geriatric Medicine Medical Student Scholars Program
Research Interests: Radiology
Career Goals: With each new block, I realize how much there is to learn about medicine. So far I’ve enjoyed radiology research and working with older adult populations, but I’m trying to be open minded about the options and am excited to learn more various specialties in the future!
Favorite Strategies for wellness: Rock climbing, spending time with friends or family, and baking
Hobbies: Rock climbing is my favorite hobby at the moment. I'm originally from NY, so moving to Cincinnati has been great as I'm now really, really close to some of the most amazing outdoor climbing in the country at Red River Gorge!






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