Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm
4065 Campus Drive 1210 H. J. Patterson Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
In 2008, Dr. Victoria Yorke (B.S., Biochemistry, '82) provided an endowed gift in memory of her husband, Dr. John W. Reed. The majority of this gift is dedicated to the John W. Reed Memorial Scholarship, a need-based scholarship for exceptional students in the sciences intent on going to professional schools of medicine or dentistry. Our office was renamed the Reed-Yorke Health Professions Advising Office to recognize their generous support.
Director, Health Professions
Ms. Loughlin has been with the University of Maryland since 1996. She has been the Director of the HPAO since 2006 and is a member of the National Association of Advisors in the Health Professions (NEAAHP), served a three year term as a NEAAHP Executive Committee member from 2008-2011 and co-Chaired the NEAAHP annual meeting in spring 2011. She is also the Local Area Network (LAN) Coordinator for health professions advisors in the Chesapeake region, serves as a member of the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) AMCAS Advisory Board and Co-Chair of the Northeast Medical School Group on Student Affairs (NEGSA)/NEAAHP Liaison Committee.
Before arriving at College Park, Ms. Loughlin worked as the undergraduate admissions coordinator for the School of Nursing at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She received her B.A. from Union College in Schenectady, NY and an M.A. from Columbia University Teachers College in New York, NY.
Michael Grunberg has been with the HPAO since January 1997. Originally from a small city in Lower Saxony, Germany, he was educated as a Shipping Agent and also spent 6 years in the army working in accounting and administration. Michael came to the US in 1985.
His hobbies are model trains and photography (mainly trains). He regularly practices the sport of Judo in a local club with his family.
Mr. Celedón joined the University of Maryland Health Professions Advising Office in 2007. Prior to working at UMD, he worked with pre-health students at another institution and has also worked with at-risk, disadvantaged youth through mentoring and college prep programs. He is the advisor for the several pre-health student organizations, in addition to, being a member of the National Association of Advisors in the Health Professions (NAAHP), the Northest Association of Advisors in the Health Professions (NEAAHP), and National Association of Medical Minority Educators (NAMME).
He received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Master of Education degrees from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.
Program Management Specialist
Shyam Patel is a recent addition to the HPAO as of September 2014. Prior to working at UMD, he worked as a student paraprofessional in student affairs for 5 years at UMBC in different capacities. In addition, he worked at the Commonvision Graphic Design Company for 2.5 years years as a business manager during this time.
Shyam received a Bachelor of Science in Pediatric Healthcare, specializing in Cancer Survivorship, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of Maryland Baltimore County in Catonsville, MD.
Kristyn is a current graduate student at the University of Maryland in the College of Education. This is her first time living on the east coast; prior to moving to Maryland, she lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for 7 years. She recently graduated from UC Berkeley, where she studied Applied Mathematics and minored in Science and Math Education and English. She also received her teaching credential in Mathematics from UC Berkeley.
Kristyn has enjoyed working with and advising students in several capacities. She worked in Residence Life and New Student Orientation while at UC Berkeley, and also tutored and taught in local Bay Area schools. She is passionate about science and math education, educational access and equity, cooking various potato dishes, and finding new places to hike.