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Samuel K.
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About Samuel
Hello! I am a Research Specialist (MPH, Epidemiology) at the Medical University of South Carolina where I help coordinate and manage a number of international studies for the Division of Infectious Diseases. My academic background is diverse: my undergraduate training is in Biology, and I have an initial master’s degree in Divinity where I focused on theology and spiritual care. I have always loved education – both from the perspective of the learner and that of the teacher. Hardly anything is more fulfilling to me than helping someone...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I have actively tutored since I was in high school, so my tutoring experience spans quite a few years at this point! Most of my students have sought help learning Spanish or Biology, but I have also worked with quite a few people to help them strengthen and fine tune their study skills and have helped others prepare for a variety of standardized exams. Throughout my education I have consistently tutored peers in a variety of topics related to our coursework, from Koine Greek to Cell Biology and Biostatistics. The diversity of my educational...
Education
Medical University of South Carolina
Public Health
Master's Degree
2017 - 2018
Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry
Divinity
Master's Degree
2010 - 2013
Armstrong Atlantic State University
Biology
Bachelor's Degree
2002 - 2008

Work Experience

Work Experience
Medical University of South Carolina, Research Specialist II
2019 - Present
In this position, I collaborate in the planning, development, coordination, and management of international studies and training programs in the Division of Infectious Diseases
Matthews' MUSC Bookstore, Store Clerk
2018 - 2019
While I was a student in the MPH program at the Medical University of South Carolina, I worked in the campus bookstore. My tasks were varied, but involved everything from customer care to helping manage the inventory and purchasing.
Roper Saint Francis Healthcare, Palliative Care Chaplain
2015 - 2017
- Provided spiritual and emotional care to palliative care patients and hospital teammates from a variety of religious backgrounds as well as emotional care to individuals with no religious affiliation. - Participated in the training of medical professionals regarding end-of-life care and associated grief, loss, and bereavement. - Coordinated patient care with other members of the interdisciplinary palliative care team. - Participated in the training of healthcare chaplain interns and residents.
Roper Saint Francis Healthcare, Palliative Care and Research Chaplain Fellow
2014 - 2015
- Provided spiritual and emotional care to palliative care patients and hospital teammates from a variety of religious backgrounds as well as emotional care to individuals with no religious affiliation. - Engaged in a year of mentored research exploring the physiological impact of shame on human immune function.
Roper Saint Francis Healthcare, Chaplain Resident
2013 - 2014
- Provided supervised spiritual and emotional care to both patients and teammates in the Roper Saint Francis healthcare system. - Participated in postgraduate training in the field of healthcare chaplaincy .
West Penn Hospital, Chaplain Intern
2012 - 2013
- Provided supervised spiritual and emotional care to both patients and teammates at West Penn Hospital.
Georgia Nasal and Sinus Institute, Biller
2009 - 2010
- Coded, processed, and followed-up on medical claims for billing.
Sojourn Academy (San Jose, Costa Rica), Teacher
2006 - 2006
- Provided curriculum design, lesson planning, and direct teaching for a variety of subjects at a small private school including: English as a Foreign Language, English Literature, Biology Laboratory, and World Cultures and Geography.

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