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Two Microbiology students named 2018 Torchbearers


Katie Porter, of Bethesda, Maryland, a microbiology major. She plans to serve in the US Navy Medical Corps, become a doctor, and specialize in pediatrics. A member of UT’s rowing team, Porter recently visited Vietnam with VOLeaders Academy, a program for the university’s top student-athletes. She assists the school nurse at Dogwood Elementary through the Clinic Vols program; wrote a curriculum teaching concepts of healthy eating, living, and play to elementary school students; and played a key role in Sports Fest, an event that drew more than 60 participants with disabilities. 

Cody Sain, of Medina, Tennessee, a Haslam Scholar, Peyton Manning Scholar, and Coca-Cola Scholar who is majoring in microbiology and aspires to be a doctor. His research on health issues such as cancers and cytomegalovirus could contribute to improvements in infant mortality and birth complication rates, organ transplants, and the lives of people with AIDS. Sain has been a driving force in the Clinic Vols program and serves on the Provost’s Student Advisory Council.

For more information about the 2018 Torchbearers, click here.


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