My name is Anthony Perugini, and I am a Hoosier from Fort Wayne.
I am an OMS-1 from Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine and started working in Dr. Kacena’s lab in early 2019.
After the close of my collegiate football career and armed with a bachelor’s of science in biochemistry and minor in physics, I wanted to be involved in a research field that has real world applications. Dr. Kacena’s orthopaedic lab provides an incredible application to not only athletes, but also to the military men and women making sacrifices each and every day for our country.
I have several friends and family members serving in the military, and it is a privilege to be a part of Dr. Kacena’s projects and research group. As I move forward in my career, I keep my mind open as I explore future clinical experiences, but currently am interested in a surgical specialty.
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Caitlin VanOverberghe is a communications coordinator for the Indiana University School of Medicine, where she supports the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Department of Ophthalmology. Having earned degrees in journalism and telecommunications ...