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University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

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Aniekanabasi Ime Ufot


I am an upcoming second year medical student at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. After graduating from the University of Maryland, College Park, I worked as a Post-Bacc fellow at the National Institutes of Health. Over the years, my passion for fitness has continued to grow. I am especially interested in running and weight training. Running has proved beneficial not only physically, but also mentally. I have also found a sense of community and support through running and other exercises that I hope to share with my colleagues through my participation in Medicine in Motion.

Kat Davis


Kat is a Second-year medical student at the University of Washington School of Medicine at the Anchorage, Alaska foundations site. Growing up in Alaska, Kat lived an active lifestyle of running, hiking, fishing, cross country skiing, and playing soccer. After high school, she attended the Air Force Academy where principles of health and fitness were practiced as a part of her training, and she really developed a passion for helping others find the benefits of staying active while moving to different bases throughout the military. Outside of studying, Kat enjoys Orangetheory workouts, half marathons, skiing, hiking with friends and family, long walks with her dog, and quality coffee.

Madeline Arzbecker


I am a third year medical student (M3) at UW SMPH from Wisconsin, I love hiking and running marathons. I am passionate about MiM because exercise has been a huge stress reliever for me throughout undergrad and medical school, and I want others to share that experience.

Nick VanDerwerker


Nick is an incoming second-year medical student at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He grew up in central Minnesota, attended undergraduate at UW-Madison, and will be obtaining dual MD/MPH degrees while in medical school. Nick believes that being active is a key part of managing stress and preventing adverse health outcomes. Additionally, exercise has always been integral in Nick’s life. In high school he received a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Since then, has been an avid runner and weightlifter. Nick also enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, backpacking, and kayaking. Through Medicine in Motion, Nick is thrilled to encourage an active lifestyle among his peers and patients to promote their physical and mental wellbeing.

Samantha Crowley


Hello! I’m Samantha and an M2 at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. I grew up in rural Wisconsin and always loved playing sports (mostly basketball and softball). I now enjoy running, strength training, and playing in intramural sports leagues with my classmates. As a medical student, I have really gained appreciation for physical activity as a form of self-care and community in our chronically stress-inducing environment. It is important for all of us to move our bodies in ways that feel good and encourage our patients to do the same, in whatever way works for them!

Sonia Grutzius


Sonia is a second-year medical student at the University of Washington School of Medicine – Seattle Campus. She raced cross country and track through college, competing at a club level. After graduating college, she turned to coaching, and worked with an incredible team of high schoolers for several years. Supporting and training alongside such a fun and gritty group of athletes motivated her to complete her first sprint triathlon and marathon! She is incredibly grateful for the communities running has provided her, and she looks forward to engaging the UW community to grow through MiM. Aside from running, she finds great joy in hiking and dancing, practicing styles from country swing and line dancing to classic Bhangra.

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