From the Editors 2016

Meet Our Editorial Team

MinaliName: Minali Nigam

Med School Year: MS2

Undergraduate: Duke University

Favorite Book: The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan 

IRIS Submission: "An Orb Away"








Name: Nicole Damari

Med School Year: MS2

Undergraduate: Brown University

Favorite Writers: Octavia Bulter, Martin McDonagh, and J.R.R. Tolkein

IRIS Submission: "Mental Health Monologues"

Name: Laura Paschall

Med School Year:  MS2

Undergraduate: UNC-Chapel Hill 

Favorite Poet: Feminist Poet Rupi Kaur

IRIS Submission: "Constant Champion"








Name: Gabby Reed

Year: MS2

Undergraduate: Yale University 

Favorite Work: All things Joan Didion! 








Name: Michaela Reinhart

Med School Year: MS2

Undergraduate: Clemson University

Favorite Work: Hungarian Dance No.2 in G minor by Johannes Brahms

IRIS Submission: "Untitled"

Name: Neha Verma

Med School Year: MS2

Undergraduate: UNC-Chapel Hill

Favorite Author: Jonathan Safran Foer

IRIS Submission: "Beauty and Terror"








Name: Austin Hopkins

Med School Year: MS1

Undergraduate: Wake Forest University

Favorite Book: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara 

IRIS Submission: "The Chief Complaint"








Name: Adam Hunter

Med School Year: MS1

Undergraduate: Davidson College

Favorite Book: White Teeth by Zadie Smith

IRIS Submission: "Free Fall"







Name: Betsy Price

Med School Year: MS1

Undergraduate: University of Alabama 

Favorite Creative Work/Person: My favorite creative influences change on a near-daily basis, as I'm always discovering works and creators that are particularly relevant or inspiring given my present life experiences. Over the past several months, I've consistently found myself enamored by the growing genre of performance poetry. Given the current political and social climate of the United States, poetry and performance have given artists a unique voice with which to express their innermost concerns, hopes, doubts, and dreams.

IRIS Submission: "Untitled"






Name: Paul Skiba

Med School Year: MS1

Undergraduate: Duke University 

Favorite Photographer: I recently saw and loved Sam Wang. He had an exhibition called "Total Immersion" come out recently that explores landscapes in a beautifully unique style. I'm not much of a landscape photographer but he really inspired me to examine new perspectives. 

IRIS Submission: "Untitled (Photography)"