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Physician Assistant

Greenville, NC
December 09, 2019

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SS Sellers CV *


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Enthusiastic and compassionate Physician Assistant seeking position in Surgery or Emergency Medicine. EDUCATION:

Master of Science - Physician Assistant Studies

Aug 2017-Dec 2019 at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC Doctor of Philosophy - Anatomy and Cell Biology

Aug 2012-Jul 2017 at Brody School of Medicine in Greenville, NC

• Dissertation: “A Quest for articular cartilage progenitor cells leads to temporal regulation of hyaluronan required for 3T3-L1 adipogenesis”

Master of Science - Molecular Biology, Microbiology, and Biochemistry Aug 2008-May 2011 at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL

• Thesis: “Characterization of two distinct hfq genes in Burkholderia cenocepacia HI2424” Bachelor of Science - Microbiology and Cell Sciences Aug 2003-May 2006 at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL

• University Scholars Project: “Benzo(a)pyrene, a cigarette smoke toxicant, induces cell cycle arrest and p53 activation in human uterine endometrial cells: protection by Vitamin E” CERTIFICATIONS:

Jul 2017-present: Basic Life Support (BLS)

Oct 2018-present: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) CLINICAL EXPERIENCE:

PA Student

Jan 2019-Dec 2019 during Clinical rotations

• Perform history and physical exams on adult and pediatric patients. Order laboratory and radiological studies and interpret results. Develop appropriate differential diagnosis, treatment plans, and dispositions. Collaborate with multiple providers to ensure most effective treatments

• Procedures/skills: Surgical draping and preparation, wound closure via sutures, staples, and Dermabond, suture/staple removal, dressing changes, splinting, abscess I&D, Foley catheter insertion/removal, digital/dental blocks, IM/SC injection, pelvic/digital rectal/fluorescein exam

• Surgical rotations: surgeries assisted

o Ortho Trauma: external/internal fixation, debridement, bone fusion, I&D o CT: CABG with radial artery and saphenous vein harvest, valve repair/replacement o General: lower anterior resection, abdominoperineal resection, Hartmann’s with end colostomy, laparotomy with lyses of adhesions, laparoscopic hernia repair, appendectomy, cholecystectomy, hemorrhoidectomy, fistulectomy, sphincterotomy SS Sellers CV 2

Autopsy Assistant

Jun 2015-Aug 2016 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC

• Prepared deceased for external and internal examination, including removal and documentation of personal effects and medical accessories (ET/NG/OG tubes, IVs, central lines, Foleys)

• Assisted with removal of internal organs, weighed, and documented descriptions of each Student Shadow

Mar 2016-Jun 2016 in Trauma at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC

• Observed high quality health care of trauma and surgical intensive care patients Doctor’s Assistant

Apr 2001-Jul 2001 at Brevard Podiatry Group in Melbourne, FL

• Obtained histories and vitals, assisted with minor outpatient surgeries (nail evulsion, wart removal), administered EMS, US, and massage therapies WORK EXPERIENCE:

Associate Scientist

Oct 2011-Jul 2012 at ABC Laboratories in Columbia, MO

• Developed company-wide cell culture training modules and SOPs

• Performed cell based pharmaceutical assays (i.e. potency, endotoxin)

• Reviewed biotech analytical data for correctness and compliance to company and federal protocols and GMP/GLP guidelines


Sep 2006-Jul 2008 at Vistakon: Johnson & Johnson through Kelly Scientific in Jacksonville, FL

• Investigated safety and efficacy of anti-microbial contact lenses

• Contributed to method testing and material qualification and validation

• Performed qualitative and quantitative microbiological assays Medical Receptionist/Billing Clerk

Aug 2001-May 2003 at Omni Healthcare in Melbourne, FL

• Managed multi-line phone system for setting appointments and directing patient questions

• Data entry for daily office, procedural, and hospital charges with corresponding ICD codes TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Aug 2018-Dec 2018: Gross Anatomy for PA students: Private Tutor Aug 2015-Dec 2016: Medical Histology-Private Tutor and for BSOM Academic Counselling Center Aug 2014-Dec 2016: Gross Anatomy- Private Tutor and for BSOM Academic Counselling Center Mar 2013-Aug 2013: Gross Anatomy with cadaver lab- Teaching Assistant Aug 2008-May 2011 (4 semesters) - Microbiology Laboratory- Teaching Assistant SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY:

Dec 2016- Poster, American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting, San Francisco SS Sellers and CB Knudson

“Remodeling and internalization of the hyaluronan-dependent pericellular matrix during adipogenic differentiation of 3T3-L1 cells”

SS Sellers CV 3

Mar 2015-Poster, East Carolina Research and Creative Achievement Week SS Sellers and CB Knudson

“Isolated proteoglycan used to study hyaluronan”

Apr 2014-Seminar, Brody School of Medicine

“Resveratrol: A miracle served in Bordeaux Crystal or an under-investigated mystery?” Nov 2013-Seminar, Brody School of Medicine

“Autophagy and Osteoarthritis”

Feb 2013- Seminar, Brody School of Medicine

“Methods of prion curing by Hsp104 inactivation”

Jan 2011-Workshop, Science in the South Conference, Southern Illinois University

“Microbes without microscopes: using everyday materials to teach microbiology” Apr 2006- Poster, University of Florida University Scholars Program Symposium Mar 2006- Poster, University of Florida Women’s Health Research Center (Best Poster Award) Sep 2005- Poster, 11th European Placenta Group Meeting, Glasgow Scotland SS Sellers, KT Shiverick, JM Kitzman, MA McGarry, and TA Medrano

“Benzo(a)pyrene, a cigarette smoke toxicant, induces cell cycle arrest and p53 activation in human uterine endometrial cells: protection by Vitamin E” COMPETITIVE FUNDING AWARDS:

2012-2017: Fully funded graduate education, tuition and fees. Brody School of Medicine 2015-2016: Brody Graduate Association Travel Award 2014-2015: Brody Graduate Association Travel Award 2008-2011: Fully funded graduate education, tuition and fees. Southern Illinois University 2005: University Scholar’s Program Award, University of Florida 2004: Pre-Health Scholars Program Award, University of South Florida COMMUNITY SERVICE/SCIENTIFIC OUTREACH:

Jan 2013-May 2017: Brody Graduate Association philanthropy committee member Oct 2015 & 2014: “STEM Girls at ECU”- STEM activities to engage 8th grade girls Oct 2015: Science for Kids! Hosted by BGA-organized workshop for 4-6th graders May 2015-Aug 2015: Summer Biomedical Research Program-mentored undergraduates Sep 2015: Student National Medical Association’s Pre-med Conference EXPLANATION OF GAPS:

May 2006-Oct 2006 and May 2011-Oct 2011: Traveled after each graduation for about a month, then helped my family on their farm until I found employment.

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