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See Who's New at UofL - February 2011

by UofL Today last modified Feb 09, 2011 12:21 PM

Human Resources welcomes new faculty and staff to UofL through a formal orientation process each week.

Every few weeks, UofL Today profiles some new members of the UofL community and lists the names of the others who have attended orientation.

Meet some of the newest members of the UofL community:

Name: Tanya Demeritt
UofL title and department: Neonatal nurse practitioner, pediatric neonatology
Short job description: Care for sick and premature babies.
Why chose UofL: Love UofL. We make a difference!
Schools attended: IU
Hobbies/Activities: Pilates, horseback riding
Favorite Book: "My Life in France" by Julia Childs
Favorite Music: Everything but country
Anything else you'd like people to know: Working my dream job at UofL

Name: Stephanie Salings
UofL title and department: administrative assistant, enrollment management
Short job description: I will support the Office of Enrollment Management. I will support the residency appeals officer and assist with the coordination of commencement.
Why chose UofL: I wanted to be part of a diverse educational institution.
Schools attended: Bellarmine University, class of 2010, Magna Cum Laude
Hobbies/Activities: bowling
Favorite Book: "Nights in Rodanthe"
Favorite Music: country
Anything else you'd like people to know: I have two dogs - Lily, a miniature daschund, and Ivey, a Jack Russell mix

Name: Justine Sowry
UofL title and department: head coach, field hockey
Why chose UofL: Committed and dedicated to academic and athletic excellence
Schools attended:
University of South Australia; head coach University of Massachusetts
Hobbies/Activities: coaching, walking dog, Karaoke, and American Idol (watching)
Favorite Book: John Wooden, any leadership book
Favorite Music: relaxing and easy listening
Anything else you'd like people to know: Started coaching career here in 1998!

Name: Twilia Stauffer
UofL title and department: program assistant, pediatric oncology and hematology
Short job description: I will be reconciling grant accounts.
Why chose UofL: I want to work for an organization that makes a difference.
Schools attended: Indiana Wesleyan University
Hobbies/Activities: walking, reading, volunteering
Favorite Book: "Eat, Pray, Love"
Favorite Music: Jack Johnson, Mercy Me, Jeremy Camp
Anything else you'd like people to know: August 2010 I spent a week in Haiti as a missionary

Here are others who went through new employee orientation in January:

William Allen Jr, pediatrics, assistant professor
Maxwell Boakye, neurological surgery, associate professor
William Bowen, Institute for Cellular Theraputics, research fellow
Larry Bradley, IT technology support services, enterprise systems programmer
Radhika Burra, chemistry, research techician
Eric Burton, neurology, assistant professor
Paul Cardenas, Institute for Cellular Theraputics, research fellow
Terry Cutler, purchasing, buyer
Tammy Darnell, physical plant, custodian
Kelly Dostal, athletics, field hockey assistant coach
Matthew Druen, biology, postdoctoral associate

Crystal Elliott, grants management, program assistant
Belica Graf, pulmonary medicine, program manager
Douglas Green, physical plant, custodian
Robert Guillen, University Libraries, library assistant
Lynn Haley, renal medicine, social worker
Lisa Hendrickson, Early Learning Campus, early childhood teacher aide
Paul Jenkins, physical plant, custodian
Zhu Jia, obstetrics & gynecology, postdoctoral fellow
Joh Joongho, hematology and oncology, instructor
Anne Kordes, athletics, women's volleyball head coach
Jennifer Krauss, School of Dentistry, postdoctoral associate

Michelle Lowry, renal medicine, research technician
Dana Mayton, university advancement, senior associate vice president for government relations
Allison McHendry, ophthalmology/visual sciences, program assistant
Afsoon Moktar, cardiology, postdoctoral associate
Diego Montoya-Durango, biochemistry, research coordinator
Malleeswari Nellore, graduate medical education, house staff
Julie Nix, Early Learning Campus, early childhood teacher assistant
Raymond Orthober, emergency medicine, faculty
Tanya Pearson, neonatal pediatrics, nurse practitioner
Sarah Petkovic, athletics, director of operations women's volleyball
Deborah Prather, College of Education's GE/UPS Program, technology specialist
Kalyani Putty, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, postdoctoral associate

Diana Reid, technical services, instructor
Steven Riley, chemistry, scientific instrument specialist
Laura Rives, university advancement, development associate
Jason Sanchez, environmental health and safety, administrative assistant
Kristin Sanders, university advancement, program assistant
Jefferey Saylor, physical plant, custodian
John Shaw, neurological surgery, assistant professor
Pamela Slack, pediatric surgery, research assistant
Lukasz Slomnicki, neurological surgery, postdoctoral associate
Kouadio Sonan, School of Dentistry, postdoctoral scholar
Lei Teng, cardiology, postdoctoral associate
Patton Thompson, graduate medical education, house staff
Melodee Toles, medicine dean's office, program assistant
David Haskell Trager, athletics, marketing and ticket assistant

Sarah Wagers, neurological surgery, assistant professor
Kyle Walton, athletics, women's volleyball assistant coach
Yuhua Wang, medicine - liver research, postdoctoral associate
Valentine Wanga, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, lab assistant
Haiyang Wei, anatomical sciences & neurobiology, postdoctoral associate
Xiaoli Wei, chemistry, postdoctoral associate
William Williamson, neurological surgery, assistant professor
Lin Xu, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, postdoctoral associate
Guoping Zhao, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, postdoctoral associate

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