Cazenovia native Kali Henn will soon launch her medical school career when she enrolls at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York City this month.
Henn grew up in Cazenovia, and attended Cazenovia High School. She majored in biology at Syracuse University, graduating summa cum laude in 2010. She has worked as an emergency medical technician for the Cazenovia Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps since 2006 and for the Syracuse University Ambulance from 2008-10.
A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Henn helped found Syracuse University’s student-run health program, Shadows of Health, which coordinates shadowing opportunities between students and local health-professionals. She is planning to study pediatrics at Einstein and said she looks forward to exploring its global health programs. Henn will be among 183 members of Einstein’s class of 2015.
Albert Einstein College, located in the Morris Park neighborhood of the Bronx in NYC, is known as a premier research institution in addition to a competitive medical school. Consistently ranking in the top tier of medical schools with respect to NIH funding for basic biomedical research, Einstein currently has NIH-funded research centers in cancer, AIDS, diabetes, liver disease and women’s health.
Einstein is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute site for tuberculosis vaccine development, and has a Hispanic Center of Excellence that addresses healthcare disparities in socio-economically disadvantaged populations.
Einstein also runs one of the largest residency programs in the country. It is affiliated with major voluntary and public hospitals located in three boroughs of NYC and in Long Island, serving the health care needs of a large population of wide socioeconomic and ethnic diversity.
These institutions provide opportunities to learn diagnostic and treatment practices in virtually all medical and surgical specialties while also providing students with a firm grounding in generalist medicine.
Ms. Henn and her classmates will begin their studies at Einstein in late August.