Young Physician Ambassadors


Askia Khalfani Dunnon – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Askia is a medical student at the UNC at Chapel Hill, School of Medicine. His professional experience as both bench-top scientist and research technician before medical school have afforded him a technical perspective on data management. Currently spending additional time in the study of diabetic kidney disease, his interests lie at the intersections of medicine with technology and the creative application of data. He has dual undergraduate degrees in physics and chemistry and a MS degree in chemistry.


Ned Jones – University of Colorado

Ned is a medical student at the University of Colorado and a graduate of Dartmouth College. He is passionate about clinical decision support, evidence-based medicine, and healthcare information technology. Outside of academics, his research asks basic questions about optimizing the adoption and implementation of clinical decision support tools in various healthcare settings. When not studying or researching, he is an avid skier and mountain biker and regularly prays for snow.


Henna Manjee – St. James School of Medicine

Henna is a medical student at St. James School of Medicine (SJSM), located on the island of Anguilla. She recently graduated from Marquette University with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology. While completing her degree at Marquette, she worked as a Medical Scribe in the Emergency Room. Henna was able to take her experiences from the ER to aid in the launch of a pilot program at a local Hospital to integrate the use of scribes in their outpatient oncology clinic. At SJSM, she is a Class Representative for Red Cross Anguilla, as well as the Vice President of the American Medical Students Association. Henna has a passion for Emergency Medicine as well as Primary Care, with an emphasis on preventative health.


Cody Memmel – Crested Butte, CO

Cody is a medical and surgical assistant in the Gunnison Valley of south-central Colorado. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from Colorado College, where he worked as a research assistant focusing on novel protein purification and characterization. After graduating, he was asked to stay at the college as the assistant director of summer research, to help build the summer research program and expand its offerings. His experience in both laboratory and clinical settings has driven him to focus on the interplay between statistical modeling and real-time clinical decisions. In his free time you can find him on a bike or on skis in the Elk Mountains of Colorado.


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