Success Stories

Job Shadow Experience Electrifies Dream for Pharmacy Student

February 20, 2012

When Brett Smith was 16, he job shadowed his uncle, Ollie, for a class project for a day. It was a day that would change is life. Ollie Smith has been… more

The Christie Foundation Scholarship Opens New Doors

March 04, 2011

For registered nurse Kara Moody, nursing is in her blood. Growing up, she watched her mother, a nurse at Christie Clinic, thoroughly enjoy her profession. more

Scholarship Program Makes Student’s Educational Dream Become a Reality

February 23, 2011

The friendly, smiling face that greets young patients at Christie Clinic’s Pediatrics Department on Windsor Road is Dr. Myisha Porter. A pediatrician, Dr. Porter has known of her passion for medicine since she was eight. more

Speech Pathology Student Makes a Difference

February 23, 2011

Twice a week, Kimberly Young closes her textbooks and hits the road to a local school where she provides speech therapy to children with speech disorders as a part of her studies in Speech Pathology at the University of Illinois. more

Brother and Sister Duo Pursue Their Dream of Pharmacology School

February 23, 2011

Kevin and Kelsey Zebarth grew up surrounded by corn and soybeans on a farm in Melvin, Illinois – population 450. Kelsey wanted to be a singer; Kevin, a farmer. more

Medical Student Takes Childhood Obesity Research Across US Borders

February 23, 2011

“Working with children is exciting,” says MD/PhD student Tracy Flood. “They are anxious to learn, anxious to grow.” more