Episode 2 - Emmy Francek '18

We were thrilled to welcome Emmy Francek ‘18 as our next guest on Alumni Conversations, a podcast series featuring Sewickley Academy alumni who discuss their lives after SA and share some of their favorite memories as a Panther.

Emmy Francek, the 2021-2022 Outstanding Senior for the Gallogly College of Engineering, is a biomedical engineering accelerated master’s student at the University of Oklahoma with a 3.96 GPA from Traverse City, Michigan. Emmy is a four-time US Figure Skating Gold Medalist who spends her free time coaching and teaching adaptive skating. Since joining Dr. Stefan Wilhelm’s lab her freshman year, Emmy’s research has been featured in three publications in the fields of nanomedicine and immunoengineering. One of her publications was even highlighted on the cover of the journal for Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. Through her passion for education, outreach, and diversity, Emmy is committed to creating opportunities for underrepresented and underserved student groups in medicine and science both now and in her future career. As such, in 2019, Emmy helped found an organization called BE4NANO (Bionanotechnology Engagement for Native Americans in Oklahoma) which provides nanomedicine outreach to K-12 students representing communities historically underrepresented in STEM fields. Emmy is working towards an MD/PhD in order to develop innovative strategies for safe and effective cancer treatment while empowering the next generation of scientists and engineers.

Episode 1 - Colin Champ '99

We’re excited to announce the launch of Alumni Conversations, a new podcast series featuring Sewickley Academy alumni who discuss their careers and life after SA and share some of their favorite memories as a Panther. We were honored to welcome our very first guest to Alumni Conversations, Colin Champ ‘99.

Colin Champ, M.D., is a radiation oncologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Duke University Medical Center. He is also a diplomate of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He specializes in the treatment of breast cancer and lymphoma and has been voted by his peers as one of the “Best Doctors in America.” His research focuses on the interaction of nutrition and exercise in cancer prevention and treatment.

He received a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and he completed his medical degree and specialty training at Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and has contributed to multiple textbooks. He wrote the Amazon #1 bestseller “Misguided Medicine,”, and recently released “Leonardo’s Legacy: The Science and Philosophy of Diet and Cancer Through the Ages.” His work has been featured by popular media sources, including The Boston Globe and Sanjay Gupta.

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