Ross University School of Medicine Welcomes New Faculty


March 16, 2009—(North Brunswick, NJ)—Ross University School of Medicine is pleased to welcome six new additions to its faculty—Susan G. Kelley, M.D., Ph.D.; Penelope Gibbs, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.; Pamela O'Callaghan, Ph.D., B.S.; Colin A.M. Ferdinand, M.D.; Kaukab Azim, Ph.D., M.B.B.S.; and Regina Robinson, M.S., B.S.

Drs. Kelley and Gibbs recently joined Ross as associate professors of microbiology. Dr. Kelley received her M.D. from Saba University School of Medicine and a Ph.D. from Texas Women’s University. A member of the American College of Physicians, Dr. Kelley comes to Ross University from the Medical University of the Americas, Nevis, West Indies, where she a professor of clinical medicine and microbiology/immunology since 2006. Dr. Gibbs received a B.S. in biology from the University of Georgia, and an M.S. in avian medicine and Ph.D. in medical microbiology and parasitology from the College of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Georgia. She comes to Ross from North Dakota State University and the North Dakota State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory where she was an assistant professor of infectious diseases and a supervisor of the microbiology and molecular diagnostic section, respectively. She is a member of the American Society for Microbiology and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Dr. Callaghan and Dr. Ferdinand join Ross as instructors of academic success. Dr. Callaghan recently received a Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Houston, and holds a B.S. in integrated science from Western Oregon University. Her research has been published in the Journal of Attention Disorders and at the Annual International Meeting of the Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and the Houston Symposium for Research in Education. Dr. Ferdinand received an M.D. from St. George's University School of Medicine where he has worked as a clinical tutor in the Departments of Pharmacology and Pathophysiology since 2007. He is also a recipient of the Caribbean examinations council award for top performance in the sciences.

Dr. Azim comes to Ross from the Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan, where he was a senior instructor responsible for conducting all aspects of medical education including the delivering of lectures in physiology and pharmacology, facilitating problem-based learning, and teaching advanced courses in molecular genetics. He received a Ph.D. in philosophy from Trinity College in Dublin, and an M.B.B.S. from Khyber Medical College in Pakistan. He joins Ross as an assistant professor of pharmacology.

Regina Robinson comes to Ross from Deloitte Consulting, Kansas City, Missouri, where she was responsible for identifying and aligning organization learning strategies to support business initiatives and leading the design, development and delivery of information technology learning programs across multiple business processes and technologies. She received a M.S. in adult education from Kansas State University and a B.S. in business from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff She joins Ross as director of instructional technology.

“It is a testament to the caliber of Ross University that such talented individuals have joined our team,” said Dr. Mary Thoesen Coleman, dean of Ross University School of Medicine. “They carry a wealth of experience in their respective areas of study and we are proud to welcome them to our faculty.”

About Ross University School of Medicine

Ross University, a subsidiary of DeVry Inc. (NYSE), was founded in 1978 and is a provider of medical and veterinary education offering doctor of medicine and doctor of veterinary medicine degree programs. Located in Dominica, West Indies, the School of Medicine places more students into U.S. residencies than any other medical school in the world and has clinical education centers in Miami, FL, Saginaw, MI, and Freeport, Grand Bahama. The School of Veterinary Medicine is located in St. Kitts.

Ross University’s administrative offices are located in North Brunswick, NJ. For more information about Ross University, visit or call 732.509.4600.

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