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White Coat speaker Dr. Jenny Han is also the mother of triplet toddlers

September 05, 2014

The White Coat Ceremony for new students at Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) will be held on Friday, September 12, 2014. “This traditional event is always moving and meaningful, as our new medical students don their white coats and become physicians-in-training,” said RUSM’s dean and chancellor, Joseph A. Flaherty, MD.

The guest speaker will be Dr. Jenny Han, a 2005 RUSM graduate who is a pulmonary and critical care specialist who is currently the director at Grady Memorial Outpatient Pulmonary Clinic in Atlanta, GA. She is also an assistant professor at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Han and her husband, Dr. Nazario Villasenor, an anesthesiologist who is also an RUSM graduate, are the parents of triplet toddlers.

“Like all of RUSM’s more than 11,000 alumni, Dr. Han has an awesome and inspiring story to tell,” Dr. Flaherty said.

Dr. Han, who was born in Philadelphia, began her caregiving career as a substance abuse counselor for teenage girls. She went on to become an EMT and paramedic before finally enrolling in RUSM. She graduated with highest honors and then earned an internal medicine residency placement at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, going on to become chief resident.

During her residency Dr. Han conducted a medical education study for which she received the David C. Leach Award from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in 2010. She completed fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Emory University, where she served as chief fellow and authored two book chapters—one on sepsis that will be published in the new edition of Principles of Critical Care, and one on liver failure for the Textbook of Organ Transplantation, published in 2013. Her main career interests are medical education research and clinical trials in the intensive care unit.

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