January 3, 2019
Congratulations to Sujana Reddy, second-year student at ACOM, whose case report “Exotic infection presentation of Plasmodium ovale malaria in Morgan County, Alabama” was just published in the International Journal of Case Reports and Images. Sujana and her co-authors collaborated together using clinical reasoning and pathology techniques to diagnose this rare, non-endemic strain of malaria presented in a patient in North Alabama.
Sujana said this research project provided her insight on the importance of working with multiple specialties to correctly diagnose a patient.
“ACOM’s Primary Clinical Skills courses provided me with the skills to think critically and conduct a thorough history/physical exam, which is the key secret to unravel the mystery diagnosis.”
Sujana is from Decatur, AL and graduated magna cum laude from Birmingham-Southern College with a dual BS degree in Biology and Psychology. She has served as an active crisis intervention counselor for Crisis Text Line, a non-profit 24-hour text line to help those in crises, and is also a campaign promoter and analyst for charity: water, a non-profit that brings clean drinking water to people in over 24 developing countries.