Conor Smith ’23 interned with the University of Maryland’s Cardiothoracic Xenotransplantation Program, where experts study the use of genetically modified pig hearts to replace failing hearts. He was the only high school student that interned with the team over summer 2022. As part of the experience, Conor observed 14 surgeries performed in the lab including a pig to baboon transplant.
In my first year as Director of the McMullen Scholars Program, one of my most rewarding experiences has been getting to know alumni like you and to see where life has taken you since graduating from the Hall. The more of you that I meet with, the more enthusiastic and grateful I feel about having the chance to fill the shoes of giants like Andy Moore and Louis Miserendino ’99 as Director.