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Katelyn Senkus

Alumni of The University of Alabama
I am a senior at the University of Alabama with a major in Food and Nutrition (Nutrition Sciences concentration) and a minor in Biology, studying on the Pre-Medical Track. I am heavily involved both on- and off-campus, including roles such as the Honors College Assembly President, Emergency Department Scribe and Trainer, Alabama Action (community-based program) Student Leader, Good Samaritan Clinic volunteer, Nutrition-based research assistant, among other things. My interests lie primarily in the medical field, specifically the role nutrition plays in both the development and management of chronic diseases and conditions such as heart disease, stroke, hypertension, and diabetes.

The University of Alabama
Utica Academy International Students

Katelyn E. Senkus Receives 2019 Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award

Katelyn E. Senkus was recently awarded a Love of Learning Award worth $500 from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic ...

October, 10 2019 - Verified by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Katelyn Senkus Inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Katelyn Senkus of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Senkus was in...

February, 04 2019 - Verified by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Katelyn Senkus of Tuscaloosa Awarded Degree from UA

Katelyn E. Senkus of Tuscaloosa, AL (35401), has received the following from The University of Alabama: M.S. in Human Environmental Sciences. UA awarded some 5,436 degrees during spring 2018 commen...

July, 17 2018 - Verified by The University of Alabama
Katelyn Senkus of Macomb Township Named to UA President's List

University of Alabama student Katelyn E. Senkus was named to the President's List for Spring 2017. A total of 11,101 students enrolled during the 2017 spring semester at The University of Alabama ...

June, 21 2017 - Verified by The University of Alabama
Katelyn Senkus of Macomb Twp Receives Degree From UA

Katelyn Senkus of Macomb Twp, MI was awarded the following from The University of Alabama during ceremonies on May 5-7: Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Sciences . UA awarded approximat...

June, 13 2017 - Verified by The University of Alabama
Katelyn Senkus Participates in Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference

The Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity Conference, held March 30, is a premier annual event at The University of Alabama that provides students with the opportunity to highlight their resea...

March, 30 2017 - Verified by The University of Alabama
Katelyn Senkus of Macomb Twp, MI, Named to University of Alabama Dean's List

Katelyn Senkus of Macomb Twp, MI (48042) was named to The University of Alabama's Dean's List. A total of 11,758 students enrolled during the 2016 fall semester at UA were named to the Dean's List ...

February, 10 2017 - Verified by The University of Alabama
Undergraduate Research Assistant at Department of Human Nutrition and Hospitality Management
Research assistant for the study titled “Bioactive Compounds in Watermelon Modulating Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in Elders: The MOXIE Study” that is funded by the American Heart Association. Principal investigators include Dr. Kristi Crowe-White and Dr. Amy Ellis. The purpose of this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial is to investigate the effects of 100% watermelon juice on measures of vascular function and oxidative stress in postmenopausal women. Trained to navigate and utilize the Nutrition Data System for Research (NDSR) as well as in the Multi-Pass Method to collect dietary data. National Institutes of Health (NIH) certified as well. Roles include conducting 24-hour dietary recalls with participants using the Multi-Pass Method and NDSR software, revising and improving study protocols, collating participant instruction manual, among many other tasks.
August 2016 - Present
President at University of Alabama Honors College Assembly
The Honors College Assembly (HCA) at UA is a student-led organization designed to serve the Honors College students and enrich their undergraduate experience through opportunities provided by our four pillars: Student Life, Cultural Experiences and Diversity, Civic Engagement, and Research and Scholarship. As the president, I work with the other leadership members, and Honors College Faculty and Staff, to create events that promote student involvement and provide opportunity for growth. Such events include Lake Lurleen Clean-Up, Diwali, DaVinci Studio, Zone Party, "That Thing at Cypress Inn" Social, Blood Pressure Screenings, etc.
April 2016 - Present
Emergency Department Scribe at PhysAssist Scribes, Inc
As a scribe in the Emergency Department, I work alongside ED physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants with each 10 hour shift. I accompany my provider into each patient room, and meticulously document the patient's chief complaint and additional information. Charting also includes documenting any physician-physician interaction, procedure notes, discharge/admission notes, etc. I am also responsible for contacting physicians of different specialities or hospitals when needed, and for preparing/retrieving any necessary information requested by the physicians. As a scribe, I am also expected to be knowledgeable of medical terminology, basic procedures, and ED flow in order to provide the most thorough charts in an efficient manner.
September 2015 - Present
Emergency Department Scribe Trainer at PhysAssist Scribes, Inc
Train newly hired ED scribes how to be successful working in a fast-paced environment. This is accomplished through teaching the trainees how to navigate the EMR, basic medical terminology and procedures, and coding properties. I will then oversee the trainee as s/he attempts to work on their own and provide necessary assistance as well as prompt trainee interaction with provider.
September 2015 - Present

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