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Meet The Board Series: Nana Yaw Adu-Sarkodie, MD, MPH, Professional Board Member

Posted By Administration, Monday, October 1, 2018
Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2018

 

Adu-Sarkodie, Nana Yaw

 

Welcome back to our Meet The Board Series!!

 

In this series, we would like to introduce you to the leaders of the national organization who work behind-the-scenes to keep the SNMA running!

 

Our next feature of this series is Nana Yaw Adu-Sarkodie, MD, MPH, who serves as one of the Professional Board Members for the 2018-2019 administrative year!

 

 

Email Address: NAdusarkodie@snma.org

Dr. Adu-Sarkodie currently serves as the Medical Director for Home Based Primary Care at the Maryland VA. He and his team conduct home visits delivering primary care services to the nation's most frail and vulnerable veterans. He completed medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and completed both a residency in Family Medicine and a Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at LSU-New Orleans. He was raised in Region IX, trained in Region III and currently resides in Region VI. He also holds a Master's in Public Health degree with a concentration in Population and Family Health from Columbia University. In addition to working for the VA full-time, he is an adjunct instructor at Morgan State University's School of Community Health and Policy, and provides after-hours coverage for nursing home and post-acute care facilities with a telemedicine-enabled physician group. He is an avid reader and collector of comic books, a foodie and enjoys spending time with his family.

 

Be sure to stay tuned for the next feature of this series! And remember, make sure to visit us at snma.org/membership.php to join the SNMA if you haven't already!

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Meet The Board Series: Arielle Scott-Turner, Osteopathic Schools National Committee Co-Chairperson

Posted By Administration, Sunday, September 30, 2018
Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2018

 

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Welcome back to our Meet The Board Series!!

 

In this series, we would like to introduce you to the leaders of the national organization who work behind-the-scenes to keep the SNMA running!

 

Our next feature of this series is Arielle Scott-Turner, who serves as an Osteopathic Schools National Committee Co-Chairperson for the 2018-2019 administrative year!

 

Email Address: osteopathic@snma.org

Arielle Scott-Turner is a fourth-year medical student attending the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine with an interest in Interventional Cardiology. She is a native of Houston, TX and graduated with honors from Prairie View A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. With an education-centered mindset, Arielle provides mentorship to her successors in medicine as well as promotes matriculation among interested underrepresented minority undergraduates. She hopes to expand her current Young Medical Professional GroupMe to a nationwide program to continue the promotion of minorities in medicine. Arielle also strives to advocate for all osteopathic students via her current position as Student National Medical Association-Osteopathic Schools National Committee Co-Chair. During her spare time, Arielle enjoys OrangeTheory Fitness, traveling to foreign countries, learning new languages, and sampling various new cuisines. As a future Doctor of Osteopathy, Arielle would like to remind you to obtain your optimal health by actively stimulating your mind, body and spirit.

 

Be sure to stay tuned for the next feature of this series! And remember, make sure to visit us at snma.org/membership.php to join the SNMA if you haven't already!

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Meet The Board Series: Chetachi Odelugo, Osteopathic Schools National Committee Co-Chairperson

Posted By Administration, Sunday, September 30, 2018
Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2018

 

Odelugo, Chetachi

 

Welcome back to our Meet The Board Series!!

 

In this series, we would like to introduce you to the leaders of the national organization who work behind-the-scenes to keep the SNMA running!

 

Our next feature of this series is Chetachi Odelugo, who serves as an Osteopathic Schools National Committee Co-Chairperson for the 2018-2019 administrative year!

 

Email Address: osteopathic@snma.org

Chetachi E. Odelugo grew up in Newark, NJ (Brick City!) and earned her B.A. in Spanish at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She earned her Master's in Biomedical Science with a concentration in Forensic Medicine at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) and she is currently at the same institution in pursuit of a DO degree in 2020. This past year she was the VP of PCOM's SNMA chapter as well as Region 8's Academic Affairs Co-Chair. She also sits on the board of the American Lung Association in Philly (Mid-Atlantic Region). Her hobbies include Netflix, eating!!!, laughing (she’s a huge jokester), horseback riding (when time allows), and enjoying some really good music by really good singers. 

 

Be sure to stay tuned for the next feature of this series! And remember, make sure to visit us at snma.org/membership.php to join the SNMA if you haven't already!

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Meet The Board Series: Brittanie D. Hazzard Bigby, Membership National Committee Chairperson

Posted By Administration, Saturday, September 29, 2018
Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2018

 

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Welcome back to our Meet The Board Series!!

 

In this series, we would like to introduce you to the leaders of the national organization who work behind-the-scenes to keep the SNMA running!

 

Our next feature of this series is Brittanie D. Hazzard Bigby, who serves as the Membership National Committee Chairperson for the 2018-2019 administrative year!

 

Email Address: membership@snma.org

Brittanie (HB) is a Houston, Texas native. She graduated from Baylor University with a B.S in Education and The University of Texas-Health Science Center Houston with a M.P.H. in Health Promotion and Behavior Science with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health. Brittanie is currently an MS3 at Ross University School of Medicine. Her long term career goal is to be a Reproductive Endocrinologist.

Outside of medical school, Brittanie enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog-child Tornado, collecting knick-knacks, and strumming her guitar. 

 

Be sure to stay tuned for the next feature of this series! And remember, make sure to visit us at snma.org/membership.php to join the SNMA if you haven't already!

Tags:  #Excellence  #FutureDoctors  #Healthcare  #Inspiration  #Leadership  #LeadwithSNMA  #MedicalSchool  #Medicine  #MedStudent  #MeettheBoard  #Melanin  #MelaninDoc  #Membership  #MembershipDrive  #Mentorship  #MinoritiesInMedicine  #Minority  #MinorityDoctors  #Motivation  #Physician  #PreMed  #SNMA  #SNMA55th  #SNMAExcellence  #Underrepresented 

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Meet The Board Series: Brittany C.D. Fields, International Affairs National Committee Co-Chairperson

Posted By Administration, Friday, September 28, 2018
Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2018

 

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Welcome back to our Meet The Board Series!!

 

In this series, we would like to introduce you to the leaders of the national organization who work behind-the-scenes to keep the SNMA running!

 

Our next feature of this series is Brittany C.D. Fields, who serves as an International Affairs National Committee Co-Chairperson for the 2018-2019 administrative year!

 

Email Address: international@snma.org

A native of Tampa, Florida, Brittany C.D. Fields earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health from the University of South Florida in 2013. She later continued post-baccalaureate studies in Biology at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA before starting medical school on the island of Dominica. Brittany is a 2020 MD candidate at Ross University School of Medicine completing her clinical curriculum in New York. Throughout medical school she has participated in a myriad of community-based initiatives. Brittany has also served as a student leader in the RUSM Student Government Association & as Vice President of the inaugural Caribbean chapter of White Coats for Black Lives. Apart from SNMA, she holds professional & society medical student memberships with the American Society of Anesthesiologists & the American College of Physicians. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue a career in Pediatrics, Anesthesiology or Internal Medicine with a focus on Critical Care. She enjoys trying new foods, traveling & experiencing new cultures as well as playing chess, video games, free hand drawing, trail running, hiking & snowboarding. Brittany hopes to impact healthcare by reducing health disparities & increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in medicine. 

 

Be sure to stay tuned for the next feature of this series! And remember, make sure to visit us at snma.org/membership.php to join the SNMA if you haven't already!

Tags:  #Excellence  #FutureDoctors  #Healthcare  #Inspiration  #Leadership  #LeadwithSNMA  #MedicalSchool  #Medicine  #MedStudent  #MeettheBoard  #Melanin  #MelaninDoc  #Membership  #MembershipDrive  #Mentorship  #MinoritiesInMedicine  #Minority  #MinorityDoctors  #Motivation  #Physician  #PreMed  #SNMA  #SNMA55th  #SNMAExcellence  #Underrepresented 

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Meet The Board Series: Janet Nwaukoni, International Affairs National Committee Co-Chairperson

Posted By Administration, Friday, September 28, 2018
Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2018

 

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Welcome back to our Meet The Board Series!!

 

In this series, we would like to introduce you to the leaders of the national organization who work behind-the-scenes to keep the SNMA running!

 

Our next feature of this series is Janet Nwaukoni, who serves as an International Affairs National Committee Co-Chairperson for the 2018-2019 administrative year!

 

Email Address: international@snma.org

Hailing from Queens, NY, Janet Nwaukoni is a M2 at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Growing up in a loving Nigerian household, Janet was always encouraged to strive academically while mentoring those who came after her. With a lifetime passion to serve the Lord from a young age, Janet was active in her home church, Bethel Gospel Tabernacle, and played a large role in their Fine Arts department. Desiring to serve others in healthcare, after graduating Cum Laude in 2012 from Cornell University with a Biology degree, Janet worked as a Research Coordinator at the NYU Langone Medical Center. Understanding the in’s and out’s of medicine by enrolling patients in clinical trials, collecting biospecimens, and conducting visit assessments helped Janet solidify her interest in medicine. Although Janet had traveled on mission trips to over 10 countries, when she traveled with NYULMC to assist in creating a Lupus cohort in Accra, Ghana, she knew she wanted to make in impact in International Medicine. 

Soon after, Janet was blessed to begin her medical career as a DO student at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. While there, she served as her chapter’s Co-President and continues to ensure active steps are taken towards increasing diversity and community involvement at PCOM. She strives to be an OB-GYN serving on an international governing body similar to The World Health Organization as well as start a non-profit organization focused on increasing international awareness within inner-city communities through funding trips and other service opportunities.  During her free time, Janet serves on the DOXA Worship team at Epiphany Fellowship. She also loves to sing, dance, and cook African food.

 

Be sure to stay tuned for the next feature of this series! And remember, make sure to visit us at snma.org/membership.php to join the SNMA if you haven't already! 

Tags:  #Excellence  #FutureDoctors  #Healthcare  #Inspiration  #Leadership  #LeadwithSNMA  #MedicalSchool  #Medicine  #MedStudent  #MeettheBoard  #Melanin  #MelaninDoc  #Membership  #MembershipDrive  #Mentorship  #MinoritiesInMedicine  #Minority  #MinorityDoctors  #Motivation  #Physician  #PreMed  #SNMA  #SNMA55th  #SNMAExcellence  #Underrepresented 

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Meet The Board Series: Johnothan Smileye, Internal Affairs National Committee Co-Chairperson

Posted By Administration, Thursday, September 27, 2018
Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2018

 

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Welcome back to our Meet The Board Series!!

 

In this series, we would like to introduce you to the leaders of the national organization who work behind-the-scenes to keep the SNMA running!

 

Our next feature of this series is Johnothan Smileye, who serves as an Internal Affairs National Committee Co-Chairperson for the 2018-2019 administrative year!

 

Email Address: internalaffairs@snma.org

Johnothan Smileye is from Boston, MA and obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Health Disparities from Northeastern University in 2014. He is currently an MS3 at Howard University College of Medicine, where he has served as Class President and has been actively been involved in the Student National Medical Association. His involvement in the SNMA include serving as Chapter President of his MAPS chapter at Northeastern University, Region VII MAPS Liaison, National Pre-Medical Board Member, FLP Director, National Parliamentarian, and Internal Affairs National Committee Co-Chairperson, the position that he currently serves in. He has career interests in health policy and healthcare management. He is also a car enthusiast and a talk show fanatic.

 

Be sure to stay tuned for the next feature of this series! And remember, make sure to visit us at snma.org/membership.php to join the SNMA if you haven't already! 

Tags:  #Excellence  #FutureDoctors  #Healthcare  #Inspiration  #Leadership  #LeadwithSNMA  #MedicalSchool  #Medicine  #MedStudent  #MeettheBoard  #Melanin  #MelaninDoc  #Membership  #MembershipDrive  #Mentorship  #MinoritiesInMedicine  #Minority  #MinorityDoctors  #Motivation  #Physician  #PreMed  #SNMA  #SNMA55th  #SNMAExcellence  #Underrepresented 

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Meet The Board Series: Bukky Ajagbe, Internal Affairs National Committee Co-Chairperson

Posted By Administration, Thursday, September 27, 2018
Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2018

 

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Welcome back to our Meet The Board Series!!

 

In this series, we would like to introduce you to the leaders of the national organization who work behind-the-scenes to keep the SNMA running!

 

Our next feature of this series is Bukky Ajagbe, who serves as an Internal Affairs National Committee Co-Chairperson for the 2018-2019 administrative year!

 

Email Address: internalaffairs@snma.org

Bukky Ajagbe hails from the great state of Minnesota, born and raised in Woodbury, MN. She received her Bachelors of Science in Neuroscience from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul MN. Bukky obtained a Master’s of Science Degree from Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) in TN where she is currently a second-year medical student enrolled in the doctorate/MBA dual degree program.  At LMU-DCOM Bukky was the first member of the Student Government Association to serve as Diversity Chair, serves as a Student Ambassador, and is the National American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists student representative for the Women’s Health Club. Bukky is also a member Omega Beta Iota, the AOA student political honor society and has a passion for healthcare advocacy. Within the SNMA, Bukky has previously served as MAPS Academic Affairs Co-Chair, Coordinator for the Future Leadership Fellowship Program, and Liaison to the American Medical Association. In addition to Internal Affairs Co-Chair, Bukky is also the Program Director for the National Future Leadership Project. Bukky is exploring career interests in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nephrology, and Critical Care. She hopes to continue to build her knowledge and exposure related to Academic Medicine, Mentorship, and Healthcare Policy.


Be sure to stay tuned for the next feature of this series! And remember, make sure to visit us at snma.org/membership.php to join the SNMA if you haven't already! 

Tags:  #Excellence  #FutureDoctors  #Healthcare  #Inspiration  #Leadership  #LeadwithSNMA  #MedicalSchool  #Medicine  #MedStudent  #MeettheBoard  #Melanin  #MelaninDoc  #Membership  #MembershipDrive  #Mentorship  #MinoritiesInMedicine  #Minority  #MinorityDoctors  #Motivation  #Physician  #PreMed  #SNMA  #SNMA55th  #SNMAExcellence  #Underrepresented 

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Meet The Board Series: Veronica Wright, Health Policy and Legislative Affairs National Committee Co-Chairperson

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Updated: Wednesday, September 19, 2018

 

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Welcome back to our Meet The Board Series!!

 

In this series, we would like to introduce you to the leaders of the national organization who work behind-the-scenes to keep the SNMA running!

 

Our next feature of this series is Veronica Wright, who serves as a Health Policy and Legislative Affairs National Committee Co-Chairperson for the 2018-2019 administrative year!

 

Email Address: healthpolicy@snma.org

Veronica is the product of two amazing prior-Army parents who spent most of her childhood in Seattle, WA. She went to Central Washington University for undergraduate school and earned a BS in Chemistry with Biochemistry Specialization.  After undergraduate school, she worked for a few years for Aetna and earned her MS in Chemistry during that time. She currently attends Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA on the Army HPSP Scholarship as a third-year medical student. Outside of school and responsibilities as a committee chair, she likes to spend most of her time reading new books, trying out new recipes, and spending time outside either hiking or going to the beach! She currently is interested in having a career in Infectious Disease and having a practice that combines both clinical work, teaching, and health policy. 

 

Be sure to stay tuned for the next feature of this series! And remember, make sure to visit us at snma.org/membership.php to join the SNMA if you haven't already! 

Tags:  #Excellence  #FutureDoctors  #Healthcare  #Inspiration  #Leadership  #LeadwithSNMA  #MedicalSchool  #Medicine  #MedStudent  #MeettheBoard  #Melanin  #MelaninDoc  #Membership  #MembershipDrive  #Mentorship  #MinoritiesInMedicine  #Minority  #MinorityDoctors  #Motivation  #Physician  #PreMed  #SNMA  #SNMA55th  #SNMAExcellence  #Underrepresented 

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Meet The Board Series: Jeniffer Okungbowa-Ikponmwosa, Health Policy and Legislative Affairs National Committee Co-Chairperson

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Updated: Wednesday, September 19, 2018

 

Okungbowa-Ikponmwos, Jeniffer

 

Welcome back to our Meet The Board Series!!

 

In this series, we would like to introduce you to the leaders of the national organization who work behind-the-scenes to keep the SNMA running!

 

Our next feature of this series is Jeniffer Okungbowa-Ikponmwosa, who serves as a Health Policy and Legislative Affairs National Committee Co-Chairperson for the 2018-2019 administrative year!

 

Email Address: healthpolicy@snma.org

Jeniffer is originally from Edo State, Nigeria. She was raised in Toronto, ON, CA. She attended college at University of Michigan-Flint where she obtained her degree in Health Sciences. She also obtained her Masters in Public Health at the University of Michigan. She is currently a fourth-year medical student at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, which is located in Rochester, MI. She is an aspiring Emergency Medicine physician. She loves to travel during her free time. She also have a passion for fashion and design. 

 

Be sure to stay tuned for the next feature of this series! And remember, make sure to visit us at snma.org/membership.php to join the SNMA if you haven't already! 


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