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Division of Geriatric Medicine



 
Tyson Garfield, DO
Geriatric Fellow

 
Mandy Peng, MD
Geriatric Fellow

 
Ian Reynolds, MD
Geriatric Fellow

Geriatric Post-Doctoral Research Fellows 2017-2018:


 
Young-Min Park, PhD
Research Post-Doc Fellow
Young-Min received his B.S. in Sports Science/Physical Education from Sung Kyun Kwan University, Seoul, Korea. He obtained his M.S. in Exercise Physiology from Florida State University in 2010 and Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from University of Missouri in 2015. His dissertation studies investigated the impact of intrinsic aerobic fitness on metabolic function (i.e. insulin sensitivity) in ovariectomized rats. Young-Min is currently a postdoctoral fellow under the mentorship of Dr. Rachael Van Pelt working on the physiological/molecular actions of estradiol in postmenopausal women. His overarching research interests is how behavioral (e.g., physical activity and nutritional intervention) and biological (e.g., aging and hormonal changes) factors impact metabolic function, and its molecular mechanism in skeletal muscle and adipose tissue.

 
Shauna Runchey, PhD
Research Post-Doc Fellow
Shauna received her MD and an MPH in Epidemiol-ogy at the University of Minnesota in 2003. Before joining the IMAGE group this Spring, Shauna completed her fellowship in the division of Endocrinology at the University of Washington. She currently works with Kerrie Moreau’s team on the CARDIOVOLT study. She has two children and enjoys gardening, cooking and hiking.

 
Sarah Wherry, PhD
Research Post-Doc Fellow
Sarah earned her PhD in Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Wellness from Arizona State University in 2014. She is working as a research fellow under the mentorship of Dr. Wendy Kohrt. Sarah’s previous research focused on a multidisciplinary approach (balance, muscular strength/endurance, bone health status) to reduce fall risk and fall-related injury in middle-aged women using commercially-available exergaming technology. Her specific interests are related to molecular and hormonal regulation of bone mass throughout the lifespan, especially in women. Dr. Wherry will be working along with Dr. Kohrt examining the regulation of calcium homeostasis during exercise and its potential implications for skeletal health.