The faculty in the MHA program are the greatest educators and mentors I have ever had the pleasure of learning from. I still look to my MHA mentor for guidance and support and feel welcome to do so!

Shannon, MHA Class of 2018

Full CNS Extraction by Shannon Curran
Dr. Stabio and Students
Rawan Jarrar Using Virtual Realty
Four Happy Graduates

 

The MHA Seminar Series is designed to introduce our students and the CU Anschutz community to the breadth of research and innovation within the realm of imaging, technology, and the anatomical sciences.  Additionally, students will be exposed to potential capstone project and independent study opportunities.  

Seminar attendance is mandatory for 1st year MHA students. Second year students are strongly encouraged to attend.

During the 2021-2022 academic year, MHA Seminars will be held Thursdays at 11:00 AM in Education 2 North, Room 1107 unless otherwise noted on the schedule below. Please contact Jennifer Thurston for questions regarding the MHA seminar series.

Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Date Speaker Title
09/02/21 MSMHA 2nd Year Students MSMHA Success Tips
09/09/21 Ernesto Salcedo, PhD
Senior Instructor, Cell and Developmental Biology
Capstone Project Overview
09/16/21 Christy Niemeyer, PhD
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Department of Neurology
The Contribution of Viral Infection to Neurodegenerative Diseases
09/23/21 Alex Yannacone, MA
Director of Education and Community Programs
Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center
Anxiety 101
09/30/21 Lisa Rabe, PhD
Instructor, Craniofacial Biology
School of Dental Medicine
7 Steps to Learning Success
10/07/21 Tyler Muffly, MD
Associate Professor, Ob/Gyn-Female Pelvic Med and Recon Surgery
Riding the Silver Tsunami: Urogynecology and the Female Pelvis
10/14/21 David Howell, PhD, ATC
Assistant Professor
Assistant Director of Clinical Research
Colorado Program for Musculoskeletal Research
Department of Orthopedics
Pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and therapeutic approaches for sport-related concussion
10/21/21 Mandy Doria, LPC
Triage Mental Health Counselor
Instructor, Department of Psychiatry
Using the Stress Continuum and Other Supportive Tools to Balance Your Mental Health in a Pandemic
10/28/21 Lindsay Gaona Dougan, MS
Digital Research Lab Technician
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Virtual Vertebrates and their Digital Data
11/04/21 Jenny Zablah, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Interventional Cardiology
3D printing program in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
11/11/21 Mehdi Hedjazi Moghari, PhD
Associate Professor
Pediatric Radiology
Overcoming Problems with Motion for Pediatric Cardiovascular Imaging
11/18/21 Monika Wittig, PgD
Assistant Professor / Associate Director
Inworks Innovation Initiative
and
Nicholas Jacobson
Research Faculty, Clinical Design
Founder & Inventor, MIX Surgical Technology
PROTOTYPING POSSIBILITIES: Human-Centered Design + High-Resolution 3D Printing
11/25/21

No Seminar:
Thanksgiving Break

 
12/02/21 Kristin Artinger, PhD
Professor, Craniofacial Biology
School of Dental Medicine
Genetic and epigenetic control of neural crest development
12/09/21 2nd Year MHA Students: Denisa Grofova, Johanna Haynes, Linda Neely, and Logan Scott Capstone Project Updates
  Semester Break  
01/27/22 No Seminar  
02/03/22 No Seminar  
02/10/22 Shuyuan Li, MD, PhD
Department of Orthopedics
The art of orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery and clinical research
02/17/22 MHA Alumni Panel Marissa Hight, Yuna Park, Conner Secora, Charlotte Wilson
02/24/22 Tips for MHA Year Two Seminar Postponed
03/03/22 Lisa Neale, BA MSS
Associate Director, Ombuds Office
Microaggressions – What are They and What Can I Do About Them?
03/10/22 Mazen Al Borno, PhD
Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Computational Modeling of Human Movement
03/17/22 M. Natalia Vergara, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center
Exploring Alzheimer's disease in the retina
03/24/22

No Seminar:
Spring Break

 
03/31/22 Cancelled  
04/07/22 Emily DeBoer, MD
MHA Clinical Director
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Pulmonary Medicine
Quantitative Imaging and Technology in Pediatric Pulmonology
04/14/22 Francis Smith, PhD
Independent Research Consultant
Craniofacial Biology and Craniofacial Anomalies
My life with Treacher Collins syndrome and its connection to my craniofacial research
04/21/22 Allison Shapiro, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology
Brain health and cognition in young people with youth-onset diabetes
04/28/22
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2nd Year Orientation  
05/05/22 Zach Throckmorton, PhD Associate Professor and Medical Human Anatomy Director
Colorado State University
Functional evolutionary anatomy of the hominin hindlimb
05/12/22 Selected Capstone Project Presentations  
DateSpeakerTitle
08/27/20 MSMHA 2nd Year Students MSMHA Success Tips
09/03/20 Ernesto Salcedo, PhD
Senior Instructor, Cell and Developmental Biology
Capstone Project Overview
09/10/20 Maureen Stabio, PhD
Associate Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology
Professionalism Workshop
09/17/20 Tyler Muffly, MD
Associate Professor, Ob/Gyn-Female Pelvic Med and Recon Surg;
Riding the Silver Tsunami: Urogynecology and the Female Pelvis
09/24/20 Thomas E. Finger, PhD
Professor, Department of Cell & Developmental Biology
3D reconstructions of Taste Buds from serial electron microscopy
10/01/20 Monika Wittig
Assistant Professor, Associate Director
Inworks Innovation Initiative,
College of Engineering, Design & Computing
Rapid Response Prototyping
10/08/20 Mandy Doria, MS, LPC, NCC, RYT-200
Student/Resident Mental Health Triage Counselor, Wellness & Outreach Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry
Tips and Tricks to Treat Your Mind Well in the Time of COVID
10/15/20 Thomas J. Greany, DDS
Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Restorative Dentistry, Director of Academic Technology Initiatives
School of Dental Medicine
Capstone and I/S Opportunities - Applying MR/AR/VR, Haptics, Modern Imaging and Engineering in Dental Education
10/22/20 Vic Spitzer, PhD
Professor, Department of Cell & Developmental Biology
Segmentation – the key to modeling reality – to unlock the power of human simulation
10/29/20 Jacob J. Capin, PT, DPT, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Walk this Way -- Gait Biomechanics, Knee Osteoarthritis, and Rehabilitation
11/05/20 MHA Alumni Panel Rossana Blanco, Jake Feiler, Brian Kelly, Mark Malham, and Violette Simon
11/12/20 Gareth Morgan, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Cardiology
 
11/19/20 Tim Tran, MD
Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Critical Care, Liver Transplant Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology
Ultrasound in Anesthesiology
11/26/20 No seminar Thanksgiving Break
12/03/20 Hailey Bunker, Andrew Hull, Conner Secora, Mattie Wagner, Zach Zylstra Capstone Project Updates
 Semester Break  
01/28/21 2nd Year MHA Students Capstone Project Updates
02/04/21 Juliana Wilson, DO, MPH
Assistant Professor
Emergency Medicine
Anatomy and Ultrasound in the Emergency Department
02/11/21 Alex Yannacone, MA
Director of Education and Community Programs, Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center
Stress Management
02/18/21 Mike Pascoe, PhD
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy Program &
Physician Assistant Program
Technology Enabled Learning Environments & Anatomy Education
02/25/20 Allison Shapiro, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology
Neuroimaging in Pediatric Obesity and Diabetes
03/04/21 No Seminar 
03/11/21 M. Natalia Vergara, PhD
Assistant Professor, Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center
Using stem cells to model human retina development: challenges and opportunities
03/18/21 Courtney E. Thompson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Medical Humanities Certificate Committee Chair
Department of History
Mississippi State University
An Organ of Murder: Crime, Violence, and Phrenology in Nineteenth-Century America
03/25/21 No Seminar  Spring Break
04/01/21 Mark Deutchman, MD
Professor, Dept. of Family Medicine
Director, Rural Track, School of Medicine
Associate Dean for Rural Health
Simple anatomic task models for teaching invasive medical procedures
04/08/21 Rossana Blanco
Solution Consultant
Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company
How did I get here? My journey into a career I had not envisioned.
04/15/21 Emily DeBoer, MD, Associate Professor
Pediatrics-Pulmonary Medicine
Quantitative Imaging and Technology in Pediatric Pulmonology
04/22/21 Jenny Zablah, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Interventional Cardiology
3D printing program in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
04/29/21 Lisa Neale, BA MSS
Certified Organizational Ombudsman Practitioner
Associate Director, Ombuds Office
Managing Your Emotions in Conflict – Best Practices
05/06/21 David R. Howell, PhD, ATC
Lead Researcher, Sports Medicine Center, Children’s Hospital Colorado
Assistant Professor
Assistant Director of Clinical Research, Department of Orthopedics
Sport-related concussion: understanding pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and therapeutic approaches


Date Speaker Title
8/29/19 MHA Success Tips 2nd Year Students/TAs
9/05/19 Ernesto Salcedo, PhD, Senior Instructor, Cell & Developmental Biology Capstone Project General Overview
9/12/19 Lars Knudesen, Hannover Medical School (Germany) The functional design of the human lung
9/19/19 Chelsea Bonfiglio, PhD, Senior Instructor
Cell & Developmental Biology
Scholarship of rehabilitation sciences and anatomical education
9/26/19    
10/03/19​ Francis Smith, PhD, Visiting Scholar, Research Consultant, Department of Craniofacial Biology, School of Dental Medicine My life with Treacher Collins syndrome and its connection to my craniofacial research
10/10/19 Thomas E. Finger, Professor, Department of Cell & Developmental Biology, Executive Director, Modern Human Anatomy Program 3-D Reconstructions from Serial 2-D Sections: A taste of the future?
10/17/19 Brian Kelly, MS, Simulation Education Specialist, Center for Advancing Professional Excellence (CAPE) Virtual Reality in Healthcare Training and Educational Technology on the Horizon
10/24/19​ Richard Weir, PhD, Associate Research Professor, Department of Bioengineering &
CU School of Medicine Center for Bioengineering
Myoelectric to Optogenetic Neural Interfaces for Advanced Prosthesis Control
10/31/19 Monika Wittig, Assistant Professor + Associate Director, Inworks Innovation Initiative Purposely Human: idea incubation through prototyping
11/07/19​ Nicole Garneau, PhD, Curator and Department Chair, Health Sciences Denver Museum of Nature and Science Putting the Histo(ry) in Histopathology
11/14/19 Lindsay Gaona Dougan, Digital Imaging Technician, Denver Museum of Nature and Science Behind the Scenes: Digital Research at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
11/21/19​ Capstone Updates, Featuring 2nd Year Students: Tanner Bloks, Tara Brooks, Leanne DeMay, Lisa Hurt, Megan Kiely, Jake Shearer
11/28/19​ No Seminar - Thanksgiving Holiday  
​12/5/19 Thomas J. Greany, DDS, Assistant Professor, C/T, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Director of Academic Technology Initiatives Applying Mixed Reality, Haptics, Modern Imaging and Engineering in Dental Education​
  Semester Break  
1/23/20 Capstone Updates, Featuring 2nd Year Students: Alex Berthusen, Laura Finger, Yuna Park
1/30/20 Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley, PT, PhD, Professor, Physical Therapy Program Engineering Solutions to Optimize Mobility in Older Adults: Translation from cells to people
2/06/20 Anna G. Warrener, PhD, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Colorado Denver The obstetrical dilemma redux: how new data on locomotion and childbirth are reshaping an old model
2/13/20 Paul J. Rochon, MD, FSIR, Associate Professor of Radiology, Vascular and Interventional Radiology Let it Flow: Techniques for Venous Recanalization
2/20/20 Vic Spitzer, PhD, Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology Virtual Reality: A Pathway to Teaching Living Anatomy Instead of Cadaver Anatomy
2/27/20 Jill Kaar, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Endocrinology Incorporating behavioral and metabolomics science in understanding the development of cardio-metabolic diseases in pediatric populations
3/05/20 Juliana Wilson, DO, MPH, Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine Anatomy and Ultrasound in the Emergency Department
3/12/20 M. Natalia Vergara, PhD, Assistant Professor, Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center, CellSight - Ocular Stem Cell and Regeneration Program What can stem cell-derived retinal organoids teach us about development?
3/19/20 No Seminar - Spring Break  
3/26/20 Kyle Annen, DO, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology  
4/02/20 Nicholas Jacobson, Design Researcher, Inworks  
4/09/20 Tim Tran, MD, Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Critical Care, Transplant Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology
 
4/16/20 Emily DeBoer, MD, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Pulmonary Medicine  
4/23/20 Caley Orr, PhD, Assistant Professor
Department of Cell & Developmental Biology
 
4/30/20 Jennie Buchanan, MD, Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Medical Toxicology and Pharmacology
 
5/07/20 Capstone Poster Winners  

 

Date/Location Speaker Title
8/30/18, Ed2South 2206 John Thompson, PhD, Chair, MSMHA Capstone Committee Capstone Project Overview
9/6/18, Ed2South 2206 Lisa A. Rabe, PhD, Instructor, Department of Craniofacial Biology, School of Dental Medicine  
9/13/18, Ed2South 2206 Thomas E. Finger, PhD, Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology, Executive Director, MSMHA Program 3-D Reconstructions from Serial Sections: A taste of the future?
9/20/18, Ed2South 2206 Monika Wittig, PhD, Associate Director, Inworks, with, Aaron Treat, Clinical Prototyping Manager, Inworks, and, Nicholas Jacobson, Design Researcher, Inworks Shifting Intuitions
9/27/18, Ed2South 2206 Jake Smith, MSMHA Alumnus, 1st Year CU Medical Student Making the Most of MSMHA
10/4/18, Ed2South 2206 Caley Orr, PhD, Assistant Professor, Deptartment of Cell & Developmental Biology Modern Human Anatomy and the anatomy of non-modern humans
10/11/18, Ed2South 2206 Lisa A. Rabe, PhD, Instructor, Department of Craniofacial Biology, School of Dental Medicine  
10/18/18, Ed2South 2206 Janet Corral, PhD, Director, Teaching Scholars Program, Director, Evaluation and Research, Academy of Medical Educators, Faculty, Educational Informatics, School of Medicine Becoming an Educator
10/25/18, Ed2South 2206 Vic Spitzer, PhD, Professor, Department of Cell & Developmental Biology, President & CEO, Touch of Life Technologies Try a new angle: a self-help guide to improve your image
11/1/18, Ed2South 2206 Marie Jetté, PhD, CCC-SLP, Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, and, Elizabeth Cuadrado, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, Speech-Language Pathologist, Department of Otolaryngology Imaging the Larynx
11/8/18, Ed2South 2206 Thomas Greany, DDS, Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Dental Medicine Modern Imaging, Haptics and Virtual Reality Applications in Oral Health Education
11/15/18, Ed2South 2206 Miriam D. Post, MD, Vice Chair for Education, Department of Pathology, Director, Obstetric and Gynecological Pathology Survey Overview of Pathology
11/22/18 No Seminar - Thanksgiving Break  
11/29/18, Ed2South 2206 Lindsay Dougan, MS, Digital Imaging Technician, and, David Krause, PhD, Senior Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology, Denver Museum of Nature and Science Digital Imaging at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
12/6/18, Ed2South 2206 2nd Year Student Presentations Capstone Project Updates
  , SEMESTER BREAK  
01/24/19, Ed2South 2206 Lisa P. Gwin, DO, BSEE, Biomechanic, Biodynamic Research Corporation (BRC) Introduction to Impact Biomechanics
01/31/19, Ed2South 2206 Rocío Griggs, MSMHA 1st Year Student An Artec Scanner In Europe: A Case Study of Italian Archaeology in 3D
02/07/19, Ed2South 2206 Cristin Welle, PhD, Assistant Professor, Boettcher Investigator, Departments of Neurosurgery and Bioengineering The Living Interface: Neural electrodes drive plasticity in the brain
02/14/19, Ed2South 2206 Anna Warrener, PhD, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Colorado Denver The obstetrical dilemma redux: how new data on locomotion and childbirth are reshaping an old model
02/21/19, Ed2South 2206 2nd Year Student Presentations Capstone Project Updates
02/28/19, Ed2South 2206 Paul J. Rochon, MD, FSIR, Associate Professor of Radiology Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia - Abnormal Anatomy & Beyond
03/07/19, Ed2South 2206    
03/14/19, Ed2South 2206 M. Natalia Vergara, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology Stem cell-derived human retinas: challenging developmental paradigms
03/21/19, Ed2South 2206 No Seminar - Spring Break  
03/28/19, Ed2South 2206 Tim Tran, MD, Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Critical Care, Transplant Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology Uses of Ultrasound in Anesthesiology and Critical Care
04/04/19, Ed2South 2206 Bradford Smith, PhD, Assistant Professor, Bioengineering Structure and Function of the Injured Lung from the Alveolar to Organ Scale
04/11/19, Ed2South 2206 Emily DeBoer, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Breathing Institute Quantitative Imaging and Technology in Pediatric Pulmonology
04/18/19, Ed2South 2206 Cory Christiansen, PT, PhD, Associate Professor, Physical Therapy Program Capstone Opportunities Related to Rehabilitation Research
04/25/19, Ed2South 2206 Danielle Royer, PhD, Associate Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology Variation: Anatomical Constant, Clinical Imperative, Educational Dilemma
05/02/19, Ed2South 2206 Daniel S. Goldberg, J.D., Ph.D, Core Faculty, Center for Bioethics and Humanities, and, Therese Jones, PhD, Associate Director, Center for Bioethics and Humanities  
05/09/19, Ed2South 2206 Capstone Poster Winners  

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Date/LocationSpeakerTitle
08/31/17, Ed2South, 2206 John Thompson, PhD, Chair, Capstone Committee, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery Capstone Project Overview
09/07/17, Ed2South, 2206 Jonathon Keeney, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Delta Training Practical Examples of Medical Illustration and Virtual Reality
09/14/17, Ed2South, 2206 Karen King, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedics Comorbid conditions and disorders of the musculoskeletal system
09/21/17, Ed2South, 2206 James Chen, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology Three-Dimensional Medical Image Analyses for Interventional Cardiology
09/28/17, Ed2South, 2206 Caley Orr, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Cell & Developmental Biology Modern Research Into Not-So-Modern Human Anatomy
10/05/17, Ed2South, 2206 Lindsay Dougan, M.S., Digital Paleontology Technician, Earth Sciences Department, Research & Collections Division, Denver Museum of Nature & Science Digital Imaging at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
10/12/17, Ed2South, 2206 Sean Blair, MSMHA Alumnus, Consultant Medical Illustration Today
10/19/17, Ed2South, 2206 Janet Corral, PhD, Director, Teaching Scholars Program, Director, Evaluation and Research, Academy of Medical Educators, Faculty, Educational Informatics, School of Medicine On becoming a scholar
10/26/17, Ed2South, 2206 Richard Weir, PhD, Research Associate Professor, Bioengineering Virally Transfected Optogenetics as the basis of a nerve interface for the control of Prosthetic Hands
11/02/17, Ed2South, 2206 Nicole Garneau, PhD, Curator and Department Chair, Health Sciences, Denver Museum of Nature and Science Putting the Histo(ry) in Histopathology
11/09/17, Ed2South, 2206 Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley, MPT, PhD, Professor, Director, Rehabilitation Science PhD Program, Physical Therapy Program A New Era for Rehabilitation after Total Joint Replacement
11/16/17, Ed2South, 2206 Anna Warrener, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado Denver The obstetrical dilemma redux: how new data on locomotion and childbirth are reshaping an old model”
11/23/17 No Seminar Thanksgiving Day/Fall Break
11/30/17, Ed2South, 2206 Francis Smith, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, and, Trevor Williams, PhD, Professor, Department of Craniofacial Biology, School of Dental Medicine, My life with Treacher Collins syndrome and its connection to my research
12/07/17, Ed2South, 2206 No Seminar
12/14/17, Ed2South, 2206 Miriam Post, MD, Associate Professor and Director of Gynecologic and Obsteric Pathology, Department of Pathology Survey Overview of Pathology
Spring Semester 
01/26/18, Ed2North, 1202 2nd Year MSMHA Students Capstone Project Speed-Round, Tips for 2nd Year
02/02/18, Ed2South, 2206 No Seminar Gross Anatomy, Ultra Sound Lab
02/09/18, Ed2South, 2206 Paul Rochon, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, MSMHA Clinical Director Pelvic Congestion Syndrome: A Misconceived Condition in Women's Health
02/16/18, Ed2South, 2206 No Seminar, Human Gross Anatomy Exam
02/23/18, Ed2South, 2206 Lauren Fishbein MD, PhD, MTR, Assistant Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes Endocrine Tumors
03/02/18, Ed2South, 2206 Matthew Clary, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology The Inner Space of Head and Neck Anatomy
03/09/18, Ed2South, 2206 Stephen Humphries, PhD, Director, Quantitative Imaging Laboratory, Assistant Professor, Deptartment of Radiology Deep learning for medical image analysis - two example applications
03/16/18, Ed2South, 2206 Juliana Wilson, DO, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine Anatomy and Ultrasound in the Emergency Department
03/23/18, Ed2South, 2206 No Seminar Spring Break
03/30/18, Ed2South, 2206, 11:00-12:30PM CU Writing Center CV/Resume Workshop
04/06/18, Ed2South, 2206 Jordan Renna, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Akron A Novel Photoreceptor Circuit in the Mammalian Retina
04/13/18, Ed2South, 2206 Emily DeBoer, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Breathing Institute Quantitative Imaging and Technology in Pediatric Pulmonology
04/20/18, Ed2South, 2206 Benjamin Mullin, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry Investigating teenage worriers using functional neuroimaging
04/27/18, Ed2South, 2206 Leah Schubert, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Physics Residency Program Director, Dept of Radiation Oncology Medical Physics: Science and Technology Applied to Medicine
05/04/18, Ed2South, 2206 Capstone Project Overview for 1st Year Students Dr. Ernesto Salcedo
05/11/18 Capstone Project Presentations Rossana Blanco Prado, Shilpi Ganguly, Hannah Koury