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Catherine Kirn-Safran , PhD , is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Widener University who teaches Anatomy & Physiology and Introductory Biology courses to undergraduate students enrolled in pre-health and healthcare programs . Her research focuses on the biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system . Her priority as an instructor is to use active learning techniques that engage students in the classroom and promote equity and belongingness .
Alexandria ( Ali ) Reid is a student nurse at Widener University . In addition to serving as a PLA , Ali is a member of Widener University ’ s swim team .
Makayla Chatman is a student nurse at Widener University . In addition to serving as a PLA , Makayla also works as a resident assistant .
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