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As the year comes to a close, some of the HHIVE Lab’s current students and volunteers will take the next step in their careers either close to home or in various parts of the country, pursuing master’s degrees, teaching opportunities, medical school, and much more. The lab is excited to see where the coming year will take them and would like to commend them for these opportunities.

Kym Weed, current Assistant Director and Study Coordinator for the Fall Narrative Study, will join the faculty at Vanderbilt University as a Senior Lecturer in the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society. She will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in health humanities and help to grow the M.A. program in the Social Foundations of Health as the Assistant Director of Graduate Studies.

Manisha Mishra will join Kym in Nashville to pursue a Master’s in Medicine, Health, and Society at Vanderbilt University after completing her studies in the Medical Humanities at UNC. Following this, Manisha plans to attend medical school as well.

Kaylyn Pogson, who is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree, will attend UNC’s School of Medicine. In the summer before returning to Chapel Hill, she will work at UNC’s Jaycee Burn Center Camp Celebrate, a camp for pediatric burn survivors led by the UNC Department of Surgery.

Also remaining on the Chapel Hill campus is Katie Huber, who will be attending the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health pursuing a Master’s in Public Health and Health Behavior after completing her undergraduate studies in Anthropology and Medical Humanities. She’s excited that her next step will leave her close to the HHIVE Lab and her colleagues.

Caroline Fryar will also continue work in the health field as she has just recently finished studying for Step 1, the preclinical portion of the National Licensing Exam, and plans to begin her rotation in Family Medicine at the Prospect Hill Community Health Center a short drive away. As the first community health center in North Carolina, Prospect Hill treats around 100 patients daily and continues to grow. Caroline will complete four months of outpatient medicine and is excited to work with such great practitioners and patients.

Pursuing a career in medicine, Anne Feng will attend medical school in Boston where she will eventually choose a specialty in her third year, but for now study general medicine.

We cannot wait to see where our researchers go and what they discover next in the growing field of Health Humanities. The HHIVE Lab wishes its volunteers the best as they pursue goals both close by Chapel Hill and many miles away.



Kate Capitano is a first year undergraduate student majoring in Global Studies. Her concentration is Public Health and Environment with Latin America as the area of study. She is also on the pre-med track and hopes to combine the two through the Medicine, Literature, and Culture Minor.  Specifically interested in women’s rights and health, Kate hopes of one day becoming an OBGYN.

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