ASHLEY FEHRINGER (MPH GCHB ‘16) had lunch with SUE GRIFFEY (MPH INHL ’83, DrPH INHL ‘93), who provided an update on Ashley. Just three weeks before their lunch, Ashley had started her “ideal job” as an early childhood training specialist at the Institute of Innovation and Implementation at the University of Maryland. She landed the job after returning from serving in the Peace Corps in Guatemala. Ashley was in Sue’s original pilot group of six MPH students for the SPHTM Short-Term Mentoring Program and has promised to pay it forward by becoming an SPHTM mentor herself! She is also coordinating with the DC chapter president to arrange more alumni events in Baltimore. Learn more about Ashley’s Peace Corps service on her blog: afehringer.blogspot.com
KATHLEEN ROONEY-OTERO (MPH INHL ‘05) has accepted a position as a pediatric hospitalist at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, Fla. She has also been appointed clinical instructor of pediatrics at the University of Central Florida’s College of Medicine.
LINNEA PERRY EITMANN (GHSD PhD ’17, MPH ’12) was featured in a staff spotlight for the Institute for Women and Ethnic Studies on “Why Research is Personal.” Read it here: iwesnola.org/staff-spotlights/2018/8/7/why-research-is-personal.
CHAD ROY (MSPH ENHS ’93) and NATALIE MESSER ROY (MPH MCH ’93) combined their public health expertise and interests in a webinar for the AgriSafe Network, where Natalie is executive director. The webinar, designed to educate following disaster, is available at agrisafe.org/flood-clean-up. Chad is a professor with the Tulane School of Medicine and is also the director of infectious disease aerobiology for the Tulane National Primate Research Center.