New Residents in the Department of Pathology

September 16, 2016 - Department of Pathology

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Favia Cress Dubyk, M.D.

M.D. Case Western University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio
M.S. Columbia University, NY, NY
B.S. Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts

Favia Cress Dubyk graduated from Case Western University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Her undergraduate degree is in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2010 she received a MS degree in Nutrition from Columbia University in NY, NY. Her MS thesis was entitled, Children’s Perceptions of Their Body Weight and Their Mothers’ Body Weight. Favia was involved in research while at Case Western University investigating periosteum regrowth on denuded bone. Her hobbies and interests include rock climbing, animal fostering, photography, directing and editing films, and writing reviews on TripAdvisor. She has written, filmed, edited, and acted in several short films.

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Audra Ann Kerwin, M.D.

M.D. University of New Mexico SOM, Albuquerque, NM
B.A. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Audra graduated from the University of New Mexico here in Albuquerque and is a well-known face to our department. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Criminology at the University of New Mexico as well. Her most current research project focused on using biocompatible nanoparticles as a platform for targeted delivery of therapeutic plasmid DNA. She has co-authored 7 abstracts for presentations at local and national professional scientific meetings. Audra is also involved in the local, community-based LGTBQ health advocacy group and resource center. Audra loves cooking, and also enjoys several outdoor activities including running, hiking and biking.

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Kathleen Madden, M.D.

M.D. University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
B.A. Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana

Kathleen received her BA from Valparaiso University in Indiana with majors in History and Spanish and minors in Chemistry and Criminal Justice. She received her MD from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, IL. Kathleen completed residency training here at UNM in the Department of Surgery from 2009-2013, and then became a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Nephrology. She began Pathology Residency Training at the University of Louisville in Kentucky in 2014. While at UNM in March, 2016 for an Elective Rotation on the Transfusion Medicine Service with Dr. Kendall Crookston she learned that we had an opening for a PGY-III for July 2016 and she applied and subsequently was selected to transfer to the University of New Mexico. She has worked on multiple research project related to transfusion medicine, one comparing pediatric and adult transfusion reactions, one evaluating the utilization of group O Rh negative blood from a remote release refrigerator system, and another detailing our experience with a hemoglobin-based oxygen carrier in a Jehovah’s Witness patient.

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Marissa Tafoya, M.D.

M.D. University of New Mexico SOM, Albuquerque, NM
B.S. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Marissa graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Psychology at The University of New Mexico. She studied Chemistry for one year at the Santa Fe Community College in Santa Fe, NM, and offered tutoring in math, English, and creative writing in their Tutoring Program. Her current research involves analyzing MRIs generated from transgenic mice treated with nanoparticles targeting the amyloid beta protein in Alzheimer’s plaques, as well as microglia in neuro-inflammation. Marissa enjoys painting, reading both fiction and non-fiction, and listening to lectures. Marissa also trains in mixed martial arts and singing.

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Mary M. Torrez, M.D.

M.D. University of New Mexico SOM, Albuquerque, NM
B.S. New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

Mary received her BS degree from the New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM with a major in Biology. She attended medical school here at the University of New Mexico. In April 2012 through March 2013 Mary was one of our Pathology Post-Sophomore Fellows. While a PSF she participate in research at the OMI with Dr. Michelle Aurelius on the epidemiology of meningitis and encephalitis in the autopsy population from 2002-2010 and is currently writing a paper. She began her Pathology Residency Training at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio in July 2015. She elected to transfer to the University of New Mexico in February 2016. Mary enjoys dirt biking, spending time outdoors, hiking with her two German Shepherds, Zonya and Riggs, reading legal thrillers, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Her most recent thrills were bungee jumping and cage diving in South Africa, horseback riding and zip-lining in Costa Rica, and sky diving in her home town of Belen, New Mexico.

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Emily Wolak, D.O.

D.O. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
M.M.S. University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
B.S. University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
B.A. University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Emily completed her BA degree in Anthropology, BS degree in Biomedical Sciences and MMS degree in Aging and Neuroscience at at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. She completed her DO training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. Her current research interest involved analyzing dendritic branching of neurons in the brain in researching Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injury. Emily has played the piano since she was 6 years old, and in high school she received awards through both the Florida American College of Musicians and Florida Orchestra Association for piano solo performance. Her hobbies include painting, traveling, hiking, camping, mountain biking, and spending time outdoors with her husband and dog.