July 7, 2014
- Department of Pathology
Terrence Bennett, M.D.
M.D. Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, California
B.S. University of California-Davis, CA
Terrence has joined us from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, California. He completed an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at University of California-Davis, CA where he was involved in research, and he spent two full summers at Kaiser Permanente in San Rafael as a medical assistant. At the Center for Health Disparities in Loma Linda, CA as a medical student researcher, he investigated cell signaling pathways and the expression of anti-apoptotic proteins in these cell lines, as well as the role of Kalanchosine as a potential therapy for CRLF2 B-ALL. Terrence will be the first author on a paper on this project. Terrence’s hobbies include running about 8 miles daily and he has raced competitively; keeping track of weather, forecasting weather around the world; studying military/geopolitical history of the first half of 20th century.
Andrew Judd, M.D.
M.D. Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
B.A. Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
Andrew has finished his fourth year of medical school at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. His undergraduate degree is in English from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, where he graduated Magna cum laude. Between undergraduate and medical school, Andrew worked as an anesthesia technician. He was a student researcher and was involved in a project to investigate rates of fallopian tube neoplasms in bilateral salpingooophorectomy specimens in BRCA ½ negative patients undergoing BSO. Outside the field of medicine, Andrew enjoys working with his hands, and to that end he enjoys woodworking. His specific area of interest is hand-building acoustic guitars. He also owns a classic motorcycle that he enjoys maintaining and riding. He loves the outdoors and has taken several motorcycle-based camping trips.
Aaron Rupp, M.D.
M.D. University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita, Kansas
B.S. Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas
Aaron has joined us from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Clinical Campus, in Wichita, Kansas. He received his undergraduate degrees in Psychology and General Science from Fort Hays State University in Hays, KS. He received the Fort Hays State University Biology Award of Excellence. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA). Aaron has volunteered as a student physician at the JayDoc Clinic in Kansas City and Wichita. His recent research at KU-Wichita Department of Internal Medicine involved reviewing literature and writing a case report for bilateral thalamic stroke involving artery of Percheron. Aaron’s hobbies and interests include comedy (YouTube’s Road Trip Comedy Contest Top 10 Semi-Finalist in 2008!); puzzles, plants, astronomy, cooking, writing (1st Place Hays Public Library Annual Poetry Contest in 2002 & 2003), locksmithing and visual arts.
Meng-Jun (Marsha) Xiong, M.D.
M.D. University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri
B.A. University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri
Marsha has joined us from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, MO where she completed the combined BA/MD six year medical school program directly following high school. She completed her undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts. As mentioned on her MSPE under unique characteristics, Marsha reports her guiding principles in life are 1) ‘health is always the #1 priority,’ and 2) ‘the only place you find success before work is in the dictionary.’ Fittingly, her most significant achievement in medical school has been the summa cum laude-level achievement she has attained through all the work she has put into her studies during medical school. Her hobbies and interests include running marathons (she has participated in over 17 marathons) and ultra-marathons; swimming, origami and crafts, reading fiction novels and piano.