John R. Raymond Fellowship

2021 JRR Fellows

Nicole McCoy, M.D.
Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Dr. Nicole McCoy plans to use the award to receive mentorship from Dr. Julianne Mendoza, a pediatric anesthesiologist specializing in pediatric liver transplant at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. McCoy’s fellowship goal is to develop our institutional pediatric liver and kidney transplant protocols, to learn from Dr. Mendoza’s experience in developing the perioperative liver transplant protocols at Stanford as well as create educational material, applicable locally and abroad via the International Pediatric Transplant Association. The primary focus of this fellowship will be the development of educational materials, as well as mentorship regarding career development and leadership skills. Dr. McCoy’s goal is to become the department expert in pediatric liver and kidney transplant anesthesia and eventually hold additional leadership positions within the Pediatric Anesthesia Department.

Melinda Engevik, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in the Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology
Dr. Engevik plans to use the fellowship award to complete one-on-one mentoring with Dr. Wendy Garrett, Irene Heinz Given Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases in the Departments of Immunology and Infectious Diseases and of Molecular Metabolism at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health and the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Engevik will use the fellowship to gain timely career development information, get advice on scientific problems, develop valuable new connections, and be better equipped to become an effective leader and train others. Importantly, she plans to use this knowledge to train and promote female graduate and undergraduate trainees in her lab here at MUSC, and also to incorporate the information into her existing society and volunteer positions to empower women.

2020 JRR Fellows

Kara Leyzac, Au.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology
Dr. Leyzac plans to use the fellowship award to complete one-on-one mentoring with Dr. Shuman He, Associate Professor at The Ohio State University and Director of the Auditory Electrophysiology Laboratory. Dr. Leyzac will use the fellowship to receive training, mentorship, and technical support in the area of cortical auditory evoked potentials in cochlear implant users to help expand the cochlear implant research program at MUSC.

Kelli Williams, M.D , M.P.H.
Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics
Dr. Kelli Williams plans to use the award to receive mentorship from Dr. Lisa Forbes Satter, the Medical Director for the Texas Children's Center for Human immunobiology at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Williams’ fellowship goal is to attain professional growth, development, and mentorship to help build a comprehensive clinical immunology program that will improve clinical outcomes and quality of life for patients with immune-mediated disorders through multidisciplinary clinical care and innovative clinic and translational research.

2019 JRR Fellows

Krishna Patel, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Dr. Patel plans to use the award to continue building a comprehensive dedicated facial paralysis clinic at MUSC by traveling to observe the specialized surgical techniques of her chosen mentor, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh at the Facial Paralysis Institute in Los Angeles, as well as continuing teleconferencing to discuss management of challenging facial paralysis cases.

Regan Stewart, Ph.D. and Rosaura Orengo-Aguayo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professors, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
Drs. Stewart and Orengo-Aguayo plan to use the award jointly to receive mentorship from Dr. Rinad Beidas, a nationally renowned expert in the field of implementation science at the University of Pennsylvania. Their goal is to enhance their grant writing skills and expand their knowledge and expertise in implementation science. By the end of the Fellowship, they plan to each submit a research proposal for extramural research funding and will each apply for the Implementation Research Institute (IRI) through Washington University in St. Louis.

2018 JRR Fellows

Katherine E. Chike-Harris DNP, cPNP, NE
Instructor, Department of Nursing, DNP Program

Julianne Flanagan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Addiction Sciences

Nandita Nadig, M.D., MSCR
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, and Critical Care

2017 JRR Fellows 

Wendy Balliet, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Angela Malek, Ph.D.
Research Associate of Public Health Sciences

2016 JRR Fellows

Andreana Benitez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Emily Johnson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in College of Nursing

2015 JRR Fellow

Katherine Twombley, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

2014 JRR Fellows

Annie N. Simpson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Health care Leadership and Management

Jane E. Joseph, Ph.D.
Professor of Neurosciences

Teresa W. Atz Ph.D., RN
Assistant Professor in College of Nursing

2013 JRR Fellow

Elizabeth A. Crabtree, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in Library Science and Informatics

2012 JRR Fellows

Kelly Harris, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Megan Baker Ruppel, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery

Kristyn Zajac, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences