Student Spotlight

Tesia Kolodziejczyk, OMS III

Class of 2021

  • Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degrees in Biochemistry and Pre-Medicine
  • Clubs and Activities: Member of the Dermatology/Pathology AOC and the RVU Internal Medicine Club.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? Close to home! Being close to my support system was very important to me. What do you like most...
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Faculty Spotlight

Ben Wilde, DO, FAAFP

Vice Chair of the Department of Primary Care Medicine
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

  • Hometown: Worland, Wyoming
  • Undergraduate Studies: University of Wyoming
  • Graduate Studies: Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine; Family Residency with Southern Illinois University in Quincy, Illinois.

What class do you teach? Principles in Clinical Medicine, Osteopathic Principles and Practice, GI II, Repro II, and Medical...
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Profile

Qing Zhong, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology
Department of Biomedical Sciences

qzhong@rvu.edu • (435) 222-1285
RVUCOM-SU Campus • C-224

 

Education | Professional Experience | Certifications and Licenses | Service and Contributions | Professional Societies and Affiliations | Honors and Awards | Publications and Presentations | Research Interests | Biographical Information


Education


  • Doctor of Philosophy
    Wayne State University
    Detroit, Michigan
    2008
  • Master of Science
    Internal Medicine
    Guang Dong Medical College
    Zhan Jiang, China
    1992
  • Doctor of Medicine
    Guang Dong Medical College
    Zhan Jiang, China
    1987

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Professional Experience


  • 2019 – Present: Associate Professor of Pharmacology
    Rocky Vista University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2018: Associate Professor of Pharmacology
    St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine, Grand Cayman
  • 2013 – 2018: Associate Professor of Fundamentals of Clinical Science
    St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine, Grand Cayman
  • 2009 – 2013: Research Associate, Department of Ophthalmology
    Wayne State University
  • 2002 – 2003: Research Fellow, Department of Nephrology
    University of Hong Kong
  • 1992 – 2002: Physician, Department of Nephrology
    Zhan Jiang Second Hospital
  • 1992 – 2002: Lecturer, Department of Internal Medicine
    Guang Dong Medical College
  • 1987 – 1989: Physician
    Yan Gan County Hospital

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Certifications and Licenses


  • Educational Committee for Foreign Medical Graduates (2011)

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Service and Contributions


St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine

  • Chair, Appeals Committee (2018)
  • Member, Curriculum Committee (2017 – 2018)
  • Secretary, Senate Committee (2015 – 2018)
  • Member, Senate Committee (2013 – 2018)
  • Member, Faculty Search Committee for Physiology, Microbiology, Pathology, Pharmacology
  • Member, Promotion Committee (2013 – 2018)
  • Member, Student Appeal Committee (2013 – 2018)

Miscellaneous

  • Volunteer, Cayman Red Cross (2017 – 2018)
  • Volunteer, Cayman Heart Fund (2014 – 2018)
  • Physician Assistant, HUDA Clinic, Detroit, Michigan (2008 – 2013)
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Experimental Eye Research (2012)
  • Clinical Researcher, Wayne State University Receiving Hospital (2009)
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (2009)

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Professional Societies and Affiliations


  • The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
    2017 – present
  • Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine
    2012 – present
  • International Society for Eye Research
    2012 – present
  • The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
    2009 – present

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Honors and Awards


  • Appreciation Award
    St. Matthew’s University
    2018
  • Golden Apple Award
    St. Matthew’s University
    2016 – 2018, 2013 – 2014
  • Merit Award
    St. Matthew’s University
    2014 – 2018
  • Favorite Faculty Award
    St. Matthew’s University
    2013
  • Travel Grant
    Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
    2010
  • Student Stipend Award
    Midwest Eye-Bank Research Program
    2009
  • Graduate Student Academic and Research Award
    Wayne State University
    2008
  • Mrs. Ivy Wu Hong Kong Honorary University Fellowship
    Hong Kong University
    2002

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Publications and Presentations


Publications

Presentations

  • “Transcription Factor NF-E2-Related Factor 2 (Nrf2) – Medicated Antioxidant Defense System in the Development of Diabetic Retinopathy”
    SFRBM Annual Meeting
    2012

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Research Interests


Interests:

  • Research Skills: Diabetes and IgA Nephritis; Designing Primers for Gene and Promoter Amplification; Gene Cloning; PCR (conventional, or Tagman, or Sybr green qPCR); Chromatin Immunohistochemistry; Fluorescence and Light Microscopy; electroretinography (ERG); Transfection.
  • Educational Research: Learning resources for pharmacology; prediction of USMLE step core by pharmacology performance; supplementation of pre-test and post-test for all topics of Pharmacology; designing practice of baroreflex and volume-pressure to learn cardiovascular pharmacology; creating practice tables to learn chemotherapy; female sexual dysfunction, hypertension, and antihypertensives.

Grants:

  • “Dysregulation of NF-E2 related factor-2 driven glutamylcysteine ligase and the development of diabetic retinopathy,” Alliance for Vision (2012)

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Biographical Information


Shortly after receiving her Doctor of Medicine degree from Guang Dong Medical College in Zhan Jiang, China, Dr. Zhong began work as an Internal Medicine Physician specializing in Nephrology and Hemodialysis. Ten years later, she moved to the United States to earn her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Pharmacology from Wayne State University.

Dr. Zhong continued her research endeavors as a postdoctoral researcher at the Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit, Michigan, where she worked for four years. There, she focused on the role of epigenetic regulation of antioxidant genes – including superoxide dismutase and glutathione synthesis and matrix metallopeptidase 9 genes – for the development of diabetic retinopathy.

Her passion for teaching and sharing her medical knowledge with a new generation led her to join the Pharmacology Faculty at Saint Matthew’s University School of Medicine in 2013. There, she expanded her educational research, starting with predicting medical students’ board exam performance based on their basic science performance. Coming from an allopathic background, Dr. Zhong is excited for the new challenge of teaching at an osteopathic medical university.

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