Every few weeks, UofL Today profiles some new members of the UofL community and lists the names of the others who have attended orientation.

Meet some of the newest members of the UofL community:

Name: Joseph Burlison
Prefer to be called:
UofL title and department: chemist, Brown Cancer Center
Short job description: design and synthesis anti-cancer agents
Why chose UofL: opportunity to switch to a university setting from industry – and location!
Schools attended: Belmont University, University of Tennessee, University of Kansas
Hobbies/Activities: hiking
Favorite book: A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

Name: Andrew Grubb
UofL title and department:
academic coordinator, undergraduate affairs
Short job description: work with Brown fellows and Jones scholars, with some UGA-related research duties
Why chose UofL: always wanted to come back and work here
Schools attended: Atherton High School, UofL (BA and MA), UConn (MA)
Hobbies/Activities: driving too much; drinking too much coffee; watching too much TLC and HGTV; playing with the puppy
Favorite book: “Beowulf (seriously) and Will Durant’s “Story of Civilization”
Favorite music: The Who, Talking Heads, Modest Mouse, U2
Anything else you’d like people to know: I’d like to put a million miles on my car (only 780,000 to go!)

Name: Elizabeth Reilly
Prefer to be called
: Reilly
UofL title and department: curator, Photographic Archives, Special Collections, Ekstrom Library
Short job description: caretaker of the historic and fine art photograph collections of Ekstrom’s Special Collections
Why chose UofL: great opportunity to preserve and promote important photographs
Schools attended: University of California, Santa Cruz and Ryerson University
Hobbies/Activities: collecting 19th century card photographs and mid-century furniture
Favorite book: “Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson
Favorite music: The Kinks, Pedro the Lion, Steely Dan, Black Sabbath
Anything else you’d like people to know: Kentucky is the seventh state I’ve lived in and Louisville is the 10th city.

Name: Paul Schweizer
UofL title and department:
police officer, Department of Public Safety
Short job description: law enforcement, protect students, faculty and property
Why chose UofL: starting second career in a great environment
Schools attended: DOCJT, Southern Police Institute, FBI National Academy
Hobbies/Activities: walking, gaming, woodworking
Favorite book: “Flint”
Favorite music: Enya

Name: Mahavir Singh
Prefer to be called:
Mr. Singh UofL title and department: research scientist, cardiology
Short job description: understanding the molecular events occuring in heart diseases to discover new drugs or therapeutics for heart failure
Why chose UofL: because of its great reputation in cardiology
Schools attended: ICGEB/New Delhi – Delhi University, India
Hobbies/Activities: reading, yoga, music
Favorite book: “My Experiment with Truth”
Favorite music: Bollywood songs
Anything else you’d like people to know: expertise/skills in many areas of frontline biomedical disciplines

Here are other people who went through orientation in May:

Stachia Adams, Dental Clinic, program assistant
Anne Banks, psych chair’s office, research associate
Brittany Blake, undergraduate affairs, project coordinator
Cynthia Brown, urology, administrative associate
Kipp Buckner, diagnostic radiology, program assistant
Joseph Burlison, Cancer Center, chemist
Semone Carter, ophthalmology/visual sciences, ophthalmic technician
Cary Cherno, psychological and brain sciences, grants management specialist
Henry Ciconte, anesthesiology, secretary
Sarah Cilla, human resources, financial assistant
Kourtney Davidson, A&S Academic Advising Center, program assistant
Elizabeth Dawson, family and geriatric medicine, limited medical radiographer
Teresa Dresing, university advancement, administrative assistant
Xiaoxian Duan, anatomical sciences/neurobiology, lab research technician
Brett Eakin, athletics, coordinator of Athletic Compliance Services
Heather Engel, athletic support services, sports performance coach
Renee Finnegan, president’s office, executive director of military initiative and partnerships
Ann Fitzpatrick, undergraduate affairs, administrative associate

Stephanie Gibson, Early learning Campus, early childhood teacher assistant
Abigail Goodan, registrar’s office, program assistant
Shannon Gregory, Early Learning Campus, early childhood teacher aid
Andrew Grubb, undergraduate affairs, academic coordinator
Jennifer Hamm, pediatrics, assistant professor
Kevin Harned, renal medicine, assistant professor
Meaghen Hart-Williams, renal medicine, nephrology nurse
Jacqueline Hayes, renal medicine, dialysis technician
Christopher Hodgkins, opthalmology/visual sciences, program assistant
Brentan Hudson, mechanical engineering, tech specialist
Kun Li, neurological surgery, postdoctoral associate
Wei Liu, neurology, assistant professor
Phyllis Macina, IT, administrative associate
Gabrielle Maxedon, university advancement, development associate
David McNease, provost’s office, administrative assistant
Elise Michell, renal medicine, dialysis technician
Daniel Peach, leadership, foundations and human resource education, technology specialist
Jorge Perez San Juan, infectious diseases, postdoctoral associate

Rachael Rhodes, Early Learning Campus, early childhood teacher aid
Natashia Ross, renal medicine, dialysis technician
Sherry Ross, IT technology support services, project manager
Kelli Schwartz, pediatrics-Kosair Charities Pediatric Clinical Research Unit, research nurse
Paul Schweizer, business affairs, patrol officer
Michael Short, community engagement, academic counselor – college coach
Rebecca Simpson, university advancement, associate vice president
Mahavir Singh, cardiology, research scientist
Nana Song, pulmonary medicine, postdoctoral associate
Derrick Spalding, ophthalmology/visual sciences, eye bank technologist
Monica Stone, campus health services, assistant professor
Glen Todd, physical plant, facilities automation systems engineer
Latosha Watson, family and geriatric medicine, quality data coordinator
Samantha Williams, athletics, assistant coach, women’s basketball