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Sidney Kimmel at Thomas Jefferson University

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Chris Gardner

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Chris is a second-year medical student at SKMC. He grew up in Warren, New Jersey competing in wrestling and track in high school. He attended Haverford College, where he specialized in middle distance events on the XC/track team. He continues to run and has begun to appreciate races longer than the 800, as noted by entries into the Philadelphia Broad Street Run and trail races during a gap year in Montana. Chris has seen the positive life changes that running gives to a wide range of people and believes that running plays an important role in preventing physician burnout. He is eager to engage with runners of old and new within the Jefferson community.

Connor McPartland

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Connor is a second year medical student at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. He grew up in the suburbs of Philly, where he played offensive line for his high school football team. Connor attended Clemson University as an undergrad, where he majored in Bioengineering and minored in Biology. While living in South Carolina, he developed a serious passion for endurance sports. Since graduating from Clemson, he has raced in both the Virginia Beach and Philly marathons. Now that he’s back in Philly, he regularly runs on the Schuylkill River Trail and utilizes the Rocky statue to keep him motivated as he trains for ultramarathons. Connor firmly believes that fitness is an essential component to maintaining a balanced lifestyle. By bringing Medicine in Motion to Jefferson, he looks forward to using fitness as a means to reduce burn out while promoting community and philanthropy amongst his peers.

Galen Ogg

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Galen is a second-year medical student at SKMC at Thomas Jefferson. She also teaches Les Mills BODYPUMP and CORE, and is the creator of COREntine, a virtual core workout aimed at keeping friends and family fit and connected during Covid. Although she is undecided as to a specialty, Galen would like to work with patients who are using fitness to improve their health outcomes.

Garrett Largoza

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Garrett is a first-year medical student at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He attended Franklin & Marshall College, where he majored in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. In undergrad, he ran with his mentor who regularly competed in the Boston Marathon and subsequently discovered a passion for endurance events like triathlon and marathon. Garrett believes that exercise is important for a balanced lifestyle, and he is excited to share the benefits of physical and mental wellness to others through Medicine in Motion.

Joseph Gonnella

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Joe is a second-year medical student at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. Growing up, he participated in many competitive sports, including soccer, swimming, tennis, and running. While in undergrad, he played soccer for Virginia Commonwealth University, where he captained his final year, and was a part of multiple NCAA tournament runs. Now that he is in Philly, he works out consistently, either with the Philly Sports League or through his runs on the Schuylkill River Trail and the Philadelphia Art Museum steps. Joe truly believes that exercise and fitness are crucial to having a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Plus, who wants to study all the time? By bringing Medicine in Motion to Jefferson, he hopes to instill some of these beliefs in his classmates to help reduce burnout and promote community throughout Jefferson.

Maggie Eberts

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Maggie is a second-year medical student at SKMC. She grew up in West Chester, PA. She received a BA in computer science from Swarthmore College, where she swam on the college’s team. After graduation, Maggie spent a year in Santiago, Chile, conducting research and training for an Ironman before beginning medical school. Maggie recognizes the importance of being active for both her physical and mental health. She loves anything that gets her moving — swimming, biking, hiking, rock climbing, skiing. She is excited to help bring Medicine in Motion to SKMC at Jefferson!