September Alumni Spotlight: Stephanie Stockburger
This month, we’re pleased to feature Dr. Stephanie Stockburger as our September Alumni Spotlight. Stephanie graduated summa cum laude in 2004 with a degree in general music and a minor in chemistry. Her Honors thesis was titled, “Does Music Make You Smarter?” After graduating from EKU, Stephanie attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, earning her MD in 2008. She completed her residency at UK in Categorical Pediatrics and was a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2011.
Currently, Stephanie is an assistant professor at UK in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine. She sees patients ranging from newborns through young adults in the clinic, with a focus on adolescents. She also serves as the rotation director for medical residents and third-year medical students who rotate through the Adolescent Medicine Clinic. Stephanie has authored a number of articles and book chapters about the field of adolescent medicine and is the principal investigator of a research study involving medical students and their comfort interviewing adolescents.
Stephanie has enjoyed much success throughout her career, including earning a scholarship through the Mentored Student Research Program at the UK General Clinic Research Center, participating in a research project as a medical student and attending meetings of the center. She was also awarded the Outstanding Leadership and Community Service Award by the UK Department of Family and Community Medicines in 2006. Stephanie often speaks in the community on topics such as ADHD, youth suicide, stress management, and taking care of one’s body after high school.
Stephanie and her husband, Chuck, have a two-year-old son named Luke. They are active in church life and activities and love to camp and do outdoor activities. They also have a black lab named Lady and three cats.
Favorite Honors Memory: An Honors Program trip to New Orleans, pre-Katrina.
Advice for Honors Students: “Being a part of the Honors Program is a wonderful opportunity! Learn all you can and always do your best! All those long hours pay off in the end.”
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Published on September 02, 2014