December 19, 2022

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New faculty join UMMC academic ranks

Published on Monday, December 19, 2022

Medical Center leadership is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.

Dr. Nicole Marie Anderson

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Dr. Nicole Marie Anderson, recently a postdoctoral fellow at the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of cell and molecular biology in the School of Medicine.

Anderson received her PhD in biomedical sciences in 2011 from the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto, where her research focused on genetic models of hematopoietic disease in collaboration with the Center for Modeling Human Disease. Before her fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, she also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Boston University and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, focusing on identifying new therapeutic strategies for leukemia patients.

At the University of Pennsylvania, she received additional training in cellular metabolism and examined the role of critical metabolic pathways in neuroblastoma and hepatocellular carcinoma.

Anderson is a lead author in a number of peer-reviewed journal articles, and has presented her research at a variety of national and international meetings. She has been awarded several fellowships and other honors, including those that have helped to fund her research in pediatric cancer from St. Baldrick’s Foundation and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

In her new role at UMMC, she will continue her research at the intersection of cancer biology and cellular metabolism in neuroblastoma.

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Dr. Olga Selioutski

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Dr. Olga Selioutski, recently an associate professor of neurology at the University of Rochester in New York, has joined the Medical Center faculty as a professor of neurology in the School of Medicine.

Selioutski earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree in 2002 at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania, where she was valedictorian. In Erie, she also completed her residency in adult neurology at UPMC Hamot.

She completed a fellowship in epilepsy and neurophysiology at the University of Rochester, where she also served on the neurology faculty, growing into the rank of associate professor of neurology.

Her other faculty and leadership appointments included medical director of the neurophysiology laboratory at UPMC Hamot; adjunct faculty for the Genesee Community Polysomnographic Technology Program in Genesee, New York; and associate director of critical care EEG monitoring at the UR Medicine Epilepsy Center, University of Rochester.

Selioutski, who earned numerous academic honors and scholarship awards, is a fellow of several professional organizations, including the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, American Epilepsy Society and American College of Neuropsychiatrists. She is a member of the American Osteopathic Association and the American Academy of Neurology.

Selioutski is certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry and the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology, with added competency in epilepsy monitoring, intraoperative monitoring and critical care EEG monitoring.

A peer reviewer for several professional journals, Selioutski has conducted a number of industry-sponsored clinical trials and has more than a dozen investigator-initiated completed and in-progress projects. Her list of invited presentations is extensive.

Selioutski has filled a variety of leadership roles and serves on various committees and boards for national organizations. She has participated in around 440 professional publications/citations and is the coauthor of peer-reviewed journal articles as well as a book chapter.

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Dr. Brian Williams

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Dr. Brian Williams, recently medical director/site physician for General Motors Customer Care and Aftersales division in Denver, Colorado, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an associate professor of preventive medicine in the School of Medicine.

Williams earned his medical degree at the UMMC School of Medicine in 2003 before completing his residency in family medicine at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver. He completed a fellowship in primary care faculty development at Michigan State University in East Lansing before entering the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora for his residency in occupational and environmental medicine.

At the Colorado School of Public Health in Aurora, Williams received a Master of Public Health in 2014.

He is board-certified in family medicine and in occupational & environmental medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, member and fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, member of the International Society of Travel Medicine and other professional organizations.

Williams, who was inducted into the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health in 2015, has made more than two dozen professional presentations and has participated in several research projects.

His professional experience includes serving as an occupational medicine physician for the Exempla Physician Network/SCL Physician Network, clinical assistant professor of family medicine at Ohio State University, attending physician in the Department of Medicine at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, and lecturer and course co-developer for the Colorado School of Public Health.

For three years, until 2021, he served as team physician for American Raptors Rugby, a professional rugby team based in Glendale, Colorado.