Eoghan (Oh'-wen): a Troy, Michigan name describing the trumpeting and cooking sort, and dating back to 1988. Having spent enough time tending to his teammates' concussions, dislocations, and contusions on rugby pitches from the Bahamas to the Czech Republic, Eoghan has devoted himself to his current, and extremely tentative, plan for a career in Emergency Medicine. He spent his public health grad school years protecting us all from noroviruses, specifically by way of the study of their outer domain purification and binding processes, and by reporting all such outbreaks directly to the Michigan department of community health. As for volunteering, he divides his time between Project H, Gleaners, and Blight Busters. Eoghan is excited to be a member of the class of 2016 senate team, and though he's spoken for romantically, you can surely strike up a conversation by asking about his favorite muscle group, the lumbricals.
Treasurer Lauren Kava
OSR Tahsin Khundkar
Tahsin “biceps brachii” Khundkar, our 2016 OSR representative, knows just how to “lift” the voices of the WSU SOM community at regional and national AAMC OSR meetings. Having grown up among his extended family in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tahsin moved to Toronto at the age of 10 and then to Miami, Florida during high school. In addition to being a connoisseur of different climates, Tahsin excelled in high school football (biceps helpful) and cross-country (more like the quads). During his years at the University of Florida, he joined the club wrestling team, so that all his muscle groups could be satisfied. From a family of pharmacists, Tahsin breaks the mold by joining us at the SOM. He has his heart set on a procedure-related specialty and participated in research related to Parkinson’s disease at UF. Moreover, he spent this past summer studying epithelial skin cancers at the Pasteur Institute in France. Tahsin has also put his muscles to work through volunteering at Boggy Creek Camp supporting chronically ill children, and by supporting the homeless. A fan on Einstein’s “Ideas and Opinions” as well as “House of Spirits” by Allende, Tahsin is as intellectual as he is personable (and muscular). His goals for senate are illustrated by his catch phrase, “Let’s turn this mush into muscles!”
Vice President Patrick Nolan
Not ONLY is Patrick Nolan a movie star (he's been seen in movies at both the New Orleans and Grand Rapids film festivals), a published stem-cell researcher (back in undergrad, no less!), and the recipient of FOUR open-heart surgeries, but he also worked at Pier One Imports for a whopping ten months prior to coming to WSUSOM! He also likes golf, piano, and running, as well as long walks on the beach with Pathoma, Q-banks, and First Aid (minus the beach, unfortunately, and the fresh air). He looks forward to a successful career as a pediatric cardiologist who moonlights as a movie producer with a strong conscience. We think you can guess his favorite muscle :)
Representative Ryan Matthew
Representative Allison Zarbo
Allison Zarbo is a fourth year medical student at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She enjoys being on student senate to serve as an advocate for her peers and increase transparency between the administration and the class. She received her BA in History of Art and a minor in Biochemistry from the University of Michigan. In her spare time, Allison can be found walking her dog or reveling in museums either in New York or Michigan. She is pursuing a career in dermatology.