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The 2018-19 Student Coordinators are Ariella Coler-Reilly, Cory French, Jason Morris, and Pujan Patel. Our faculty adviser is Dr. Kara Sternhell-Blackwell.
I am a second-year MD student at WUSM and I identify as a cis-gender, gay male. I grew up in Southwest Florida and studied Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida. I’m passionate about LGBTQ+ equity in healthcare, cancer research, and hematology/oncology clinical practice. Outside the academic realm, you can find me in the Forest Park museums, at the Fox theatre, running through the zoo, or hiding inside from temperatures below 70ºF.
Hey, my name is Jason Morris, and I identify as a cis-gendered gay man. I’m originally from Atlanta, Georgia, but I spent the four years before medical school studying Psychology and braving harsh northeastern winters at Yale University. I currently have no idea what I want to specialize in, but I do know I want to be involved in global health and public policy. Outside of school, you can usually find me running in the park, spontaneously bursting into song, or watching Rupaul’s Drag Race with my friends.
Dr. Kara Sternhell-Blackwell
Dr. Kara Sternhell-Blackwell is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Washington University School of Medicine. She received her undergraduate and medical degrees from Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Blackwell completed an internship in pediatrics at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. She completed her residency in dermatology at Washington University, where she served as Chief Resident. Dr. Blackwell sees patients of all ages at the Washington University West County Dermatologic Outpatient Clinic. She is actively involved in clinical practice, research, and teaching. Her interests include general medical dermatology (including detection and prevention of skin cancer, acne, eczema, psoriasis, autoimmune disease and other common skin conditions) and care of patients at high risk for skin cancer due to solid organ transplantation.
Dr. Blackwell is involved in diversity efforts in Dermatology and the Department of Medicine, and she serves as the Director of LGBTQ Initiatives in Medicine. She is active in several local organizations including the Human Rights Campaign and Forsyth School’s Diversity Committee.
Outside of medicine, she enjoys spending time with her wife, daughter, two dogs and a very funny hairless cat.
Former LGBTQ Med Leadership (2017-2018)
Hello, I am a third year WUSM student and identify as a gay male. I was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan and studied neuroscience at the University of Michigan. I then completed two years of AmeriCorps in Washington, DC where I served in a Federally Qualified Health Clinic, providing HIV and STI testing and counseling services to a predominantly LGBTQ population. My clinical interests include the mental health and substance abuse disorders that disproportionately affect the LGBTQ community. Outside of school, you can find me going for a swim, water skiing, trying a new restaurant, watching a documentary, or going to a show.
Hi, I’m an M3 and identify as queer. I grew up in Saint Louis before attending Dartmouth College, where I studied Cognitive Science. I then moved to Vermont to do neurophysiology research for a couple years before coming back to the Midwest to start medical school. My academic/medical interests include trans health, maternal-fetal medicine, and emergency medicine. Outside of school I enjoy climbing, cooking, and hanging out with my three-legged dog.
Hi! I identify as a cis, queer male, and am a first-generation Brazilian, born and raised in the suburbs outside of Boston, MA. I graduated from Boston University with a B.A. in biochemistry/molecular biology and minor in psychology. I joined the WUSM MSTP in 2016 and am currently an M3 interested in neuroscience clinically and in the lab, and exploring the link between social and healthcare disparities among the LGBTQ+ community. My interests outside of school include: running, swimming, soccer, traveling, music and dancing.
Former LGBTQ Med Leadership (2016-2017)
Hi! I identify as a cis, gay/queer, Asian American woman. I graduated from Pomona College (Claremont, CA) with a B.A. in Biology and a minor in Asian American Studies, and am always interested in talking about critical race theory, disability and gender justice, and their intersections with queerness. I’m currently an M4 student, and at this stage contemplating a future in primary care. Important interests: pools, hiking, One Piece.
Hi there! I identify as cis, and graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Biology and minor in Theater. I am currently an M4 and am interested in pediatrics and adolescent medicine. I am particularly interested in juvenile justice, gun violence prevention, LGBT adolescent care and trans health. Outside of class I like rock climbing, hiking, talking about politics and improv comedy.
Howdy! I identify as cis and gay. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.A. in Political Science. I joined the MSTP here at WUSM in 2014 and am currently in the graduate phase of my training. My academic interests include infectious disease, microbiology, and HIV medicine. Outside of lab or the classroom, my interests include: cooking, baking, botany, rock climbing, and traveling.
Dr. Alan Glass