COSH has the pleasure of hosting two interns this summer. Katelyn Kleutsch is currently a senior at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire majoring in biology and will be graduating in May of 2018. Katelyn is originally from China and grew up with her adoptive family in Winter, WI, near Ladysmith. Beginning in high school, she had the opportunity to work as a dental assistant, gaining experience working with multiple dentists. Katelyn is currently working with Dr. Adham Abdelrahim on his teledental study. Her project title is “Feasibility Assessment of TeleDental Approach to Address Non-Traumatic Dental Condition (NTDC) Visits in Emergency Departments (EDs).” Katelyn enjoys singing, spending time with family and friends, cooking, traveling, and outdoor activities. Her goals include becoming a pediatric dentist, participating in The Amazing Race, and doing missionary work.
Callahan Katrak is currently a senior at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL, majoring in chemistry and biology. Since a young age, Callahan wanted to pursue a career in dentistry. While at Rollins College, she had the opportunity to participate in a research program which sparked her interest in research. Research gives her the opportunity to ask questions and find new answers. Callahan is currently assisting Dr. Amit Acharya’s team with the diabetes screening in the dental office setting study. Her project title is “Awareness of Patients Towards Association of Diabetes and Periodontal Disease." Once Callahan finishes college, she hopes to enter a dual degree, DMD/PhD or DDS/PhD, program in the Midwest to be closer to her family, including a twin brother. Her goals include doing research and becoming a professor.