Current Students

Alex BossAlexandra Boss holds a bachelor of science in biology from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. She has worked as a scribe at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, an intern at Medscape and a graduate assistant for the Grady Sports Media Program. She is interested in the intersection of medicine and technology, and her current focus is on patient data privacy in the healthcare industry.

Prajakta DhaptePrajakta Dhapte holds a bachelor of science in biotechnology from Bharati Vidyapeeth University and a master's degree in virology from the National Institute of Virology in Pune, India. Her main interest is in communicating hard science to the general public, with a special focus in infectious disease and public health. She is also a former intern of the The Indian Express, an Express Group newspaper.

Sierra RunnelsSierra Runnels graduated from the University of Georgia in May 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in international affairs and a certificate in global studies. This fall she will complete her Master of Public Health, with a concentration in disaster management. She is interested in infectious disease control in areas of conflict, and hopes to work as communicator in global health and human security.

Emily WebbEmily Webb holds a bachelor’s degree in English from LaGrange College in Georgia and is currently pursuing her master of arts in journalism. She has a special interest in lifestyle, religion, healthcare and food and nutrition. She enjoys writing, reading and traveling. Her current project focuses on exploring the relationship between faith-based health care institutions and access to care.


The Grady Journal

What happens when a medical school opens a new campus within a major state university? What if that state university is the flagship institution for a state in desperate need of more medical professionals?

From the dean down through the first students, from a temporary location into a brand new campus, the new MCG-UGA Medical Partnership will affect all aspects of life in Athens - the students, the faculty, the administration, the hospitals and the residents.

Through a series of documentaries, students in the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Health and Medical Journalism program are exposing what the new school will mean to the community and the state.

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