Mary Elizabeth Holden

Graduate Fellowship, 2010

Master of Medical Science, Physician Assistants Program, Feinberg School of Medicine, 2012 Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering, 2008

As an undergraduate, Mary Beth spent Spring Quarter 2007 in South Africa through the Global Healthcare Technologies Study Abroad Program. There she reported "encountering the stark disparities between regional healthcare resources . . . patients being treated in a modern hospital and those in a crowded free clinic.” Working with healthcare providers and mothers, she designed a Premature Infant Apnea Monitor that was awarded the Best BME Design Project. That summer as an intern at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, she helped develop a robotic device to assist stroke patients in regaining upper extremity mobility. After graduation, Mary Beth worked as a Clinical Research Associate at a pharmaceutical advertising agency and volunteered at LaRabida Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL. Inspired by the children being treated there, Mary Beth decided to pursue a career as a physician’s assistant.