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Episode 119: A Chat with Dr. Sonbol Shahid-Salles

July 20, 2023 | 232 views

Welcome to Episode 119 of The Darlington Podcast! 

In this episode, Becca Wood, Director of Events and Engagement in the Advancement Office, chats with Darlington parent, Purple Tie volunteer and local physician Dr. Sonbol Shahid-Salles about her involvement in the Darlington Community, with a special preview of the upcoming Purple Tie Tiger Tailgate event. 

Becca Wood has served as director of events and engagement for the Advancement Office since 2022. She joined the advancement team in 2015 as administrative assistant and has served as assistant director of alumni relations since 2016. She holds a B.S. in Sports Management from Kennesaw State University.

Sonbol Shahid-Salles is an emergency medicine physician at Redmond Regional Medical Center. She trained in Emergency Medicine residency at the Michigan State University Genesys Regional Medical Center. Shahid-Salles attended the University of Georgia where she studied biology and Spanish before receiving her master’s degree in public health from George Washington University. Following graduate school, Shahid-Salles worked with program managers, medical officers, researchers, and Ministers of Health around the world while collaborating with the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank, and the U.S. National Institutes of Health under the stewardship of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2010, Shahid-Salles graduated from the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. She and her husband, Dr. Gregory Harris, are the parents of second-grader Graham Harris. 

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The Darlington Podcast intro music was written and performed by Elliot Luitwieler ('22) and Kathryn Davidson ('22). Shelley Daniel, theatre director, lends her voice, and editing and production is handled by Maddie Chastain, content manager. 

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