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Kathryn Barbon

Class of 2018

Hometown: Lake Geneva, Wis.
Undergraduate Degree: University of Iowa

Kathryn graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science in human physiology and a minor in religious studies. Throughout her undergraduate career, Kathryn was heavily involved in UI’s Dance Marathon, which supports the Pediatric Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant unit at University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. Although there are still many specialties she has not experienced, volunteering with the children and families on that unit left her with a desire to pursue pediatrics. She was also able to spend a summer teaching hospitalized children in London through Chelsea Community Hospital Schools. In addition to patient care and volunteer activities, Kathryn has multiple experiences in both basic and clinical research. As an undergraduate she was a research assistant in an immunology lab where she studied T cell Receptor activation. After her first year of medical school, she received a fellowship from Northwestern University where she studied food allergy and oral food challenges at Lurie Children’s Hospital. Whether it was by the bedside or in a lab, all these experiences have broadened her perspective on the practice of medicine. Kathryn chose to attend the FSU College of Medicine because of its emphasis on patient-centered care and service to the community. She is excited to be a part of the Daytona Beach community, and is looking forward to her time here.