Katie Juromski Kennedy ’08
Concentration: Behavioral Neuroscience
I am a Pediatric Allergist and Clinical Immunologist at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. I see patients largely in Princeton, NJ but also at our main hospital where I also do inpatient service.
My clinical and research interests include food allergy severity, oral immunotherapy and food allergy prevention. I also care for children with primary immune defects and have an interest in innate immunodeficiencies. In addition to my clinical role I am an associate program director for our fellowship program as well as the director of our University of Pennsylvania medical student elective and interest group.
My experience at Washington college as a whole had the biggest impact on my career. The mentorship I experienced was invaluable. That being said I do have to thank the entire psychology department and Dr. Verville for helping me get to where I am today.
Fondest WC Memory
WAC Novice Crew—my best memories stem from that team and our particular boat. One of these boats is not like the other!
Let’s Hear It for the Liberal Arts
The close knit relationships and mentorship I developed as a student with professors helped me to navigate the medical school application process and better prepare my application. The opportunities provided by the Cater Society made me a competitive applicant in an already incredibly competitive pool. My time rowing with the women's crew team really helped me understand true hard work and life balance in addition to extreme organization—I did not realize until surviving residency that this discipline was incredibly helpful.
WAC has incredible opportunities available—seek them out and you will be able to mold a college experience that will get you to exactly where you want to be.