Alumni Profiles

After receiving a full-tuition scholarship during her time at Rush, leading to a fulfilling career nursing at Rush and in Saudi Arabia, and more than 20 years in clinical marketing, Del Monte paid it forward so others too could have a successful nursing career.

RMC grad wants others to have the same transformative opportunities at Rush as he had.

As associate professor at Rush University College of Nursing, Cathy Catrambone, MSN ’89, DNP ’00/CON, educates future nurses on outcomes research, evidence-based practice, leadership development and health policy — all things she knows very well.

Marc Silver

Marc Silver, who previously served as director of medical services and chairman of the Department of Medicine at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois, credits the integrity of his mentors for guiding his career in medicine.

Kathleen Shannon

As the Detling Professor and chairperson of the Department of Neurology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Shannon currently guides the clinical research and academic future of neurology and its outreach throughout the state.

After neurodegenerative diseases struck his family, Corbett knew early on exactly where he wanted to focus his research efforts. Upon graduation Corbett received the John E. Trufant, EdD Award for Excellence in Graduate College Research, and his work had been featured in various publications.

Lamb, who serves as distinguished professor at the School of Nursing in Beijing, hopes to bring about a change of her own in gerontological nursing.

Makinde’s training at Rush helped her toward research infiltrating innate immune cells in the etiology of traumatic brain injury and chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

A senior audiologist at GN ReSound in Glenview, Illinois, Hallenbeck credits much of his success to his Rush roots.

O’Brien cites the practical experience and mentoring relationships at Rush for preparing her to lead a $340 million ambulatory expansion on Oregon Health and Science University’s South Waterfront campus.

As executive vice president and COO of Beaumont Health, Wilson is a firm believer that health care is a team sport. Her collaborative and community-focused educational experiences at Rush helped to shape that belief.

Judith Paice

As director of the Cancer Pain Program at Northwestern, Paice believes there is still much progress to be made in understanding and treating pain.

Continually recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts in movement disorders, Goetz — a senior Fulbright Scholar — received the 2015 Rush Medical College Distinguished Alumni Award and was named a “Top Doctor” by Chicago Magazine in 2012.

Julie Freischlag

As vice chancellor for human health sciences and dean of UC Davis School of Medicine, Freischlag believes that open dialogue is critical to making meaningful changes in health care.