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  • Prelude Music: Laura O'Neal, 2006 IMSA Graduate; Jonathan Besancon, IMSA Faculty
  • Pledge of Allegiance and Welcome: Sid Sapru, Student Council President; Dr. Max McGee, President; Dr. Eric McLaren, Principal
  • Featured Piece: Laura O'Neal, 2006 IMSA Graduate
  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tuwanda Williamson, 1991 IMSA Graduate

Guest Biographies

Dr. Tuwanda Williamson, '91

Tuwanda C. Williamson MD is a family medicine attending faculty for the West Suburban Family Medicine Residence Program where she teaches residents inpatient hospital medicine, pediatrics, and obstetrics, and is the director of the residency Community Occupational Health Rotation. She bases her clinical practice at PCC Salud Community Wellness Center, which is a Federally Qualified Community Health Center in the westside of Chicago, where she has the opportunity to further work with and teach the West Suburban residents and students from Loyola University and Northwestern University Feinberg Schools of Medicine. She serves as a Faculty Clinical Instructor for the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and has teaching appointments for students in all four years of

medical instruction. Dr. Williamson is also the medical director for the Bolingbrook Christian Community Clinic, a volunteer clinic serving uninsured patients in Will County.

She holds a B.A. in biology, chemistry, and Spanish from Hope College and an M.D. from the University of Michigan. Her family medicine residency training was done in Ventura, California, through the Ventura County Family Medicine Residency program. International work has been an important part of her training and career. She has studied, con- ducted research, and provided medical care in Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, South Africa, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Jamaica, and Guatemala. Her longest international experience was in Rurrenebaque, Bolivia, where she served as the medical director over a two year period for a health project serving multiple northeastern Bolivian Amazonian communities.

Eric McLaren FY09 Convocation.pdf (2880 kB)
Eric McLaren, Ph.D. Convocation Remarks

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