Published: 03/22/2022

On March 18, two outstanding incoming interns were matched to Stanford’s Global Health Track. They begin their residency at Stanford in late June of this year. Please join us in welcoming Savannah Karmen-Tuohy and Nick Zehner, and learn more about them below.

Savannah Karmen-Tuohy spent her undergraduate years studying Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins before matriculating at NYU School of Medicine. Before going to medical school, Savannah was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to participate in clinical research in Malawi for one year – in Malawi, she investigated the support needs of caregivers of children with behavioral problems following a diagnosis of cerebral malaria. Savannah also has an interest in COVID-19, where she studied the long-COVID syndrome in Botswana, and she participated in 3 COVID-related projects focusing on domestic underserved populations at Bellevue Hospital. In addition to her interest in clinical research, she is passionate about medical education and ethics.

Nick Zehner studied Philosophy at Anderson University and joined the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic. Following his Peace Corps stint, he worked as a regional leader for the Peace Corps before matriculating at Stanford School of Medicine. Nick pursued a Master’s in Epidemiology and Clinical Research, and he has used his skills in his research focusing on studying the natural history of malaria in the first year of life in Uganda, and studying malnutrition prevention / evaluating training of community health providers in in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Nick also led an investigation of a COVID-19 outbreak at a Bay Area biotech company, finding that most of the infections were in the assembly workers, thereby highlighting healthcare disparities in our local population. Nick plans to pursue a fellowship in Infectious Diseases.See 3 more messagesJH