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<div class="list-group"><a href="/content/thomas-ball"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="" width="150" height="150" alt="Thomas Ball" title="Thomas Ball" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Thomas Ball</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Thomas Ball studied finance and economics at the College of William and Mary and then earned an M.S. in Accounting from the McIntire School of Commerce in 2008. After work experience for an investment banking mergers and acquisitions firm and a large consultancy, he returned to school for a self-directed post baccalaureate pre-med course of study. He volunteered as an EMT for the fire department in his hometown where he meditated on route to respond to 911 calls. During this time, he was fortunate to become a mentee of an Oxford educated minister with knowledge and practice in the contemplative Christian traditions.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a></div><div class='clear'></div><h2>P</h2>
<div class="list-group"><a href="/content/kim-penberthy"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="" width="150" height="150" alt="Kim Penberthy" title="Kim Penberthy" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Kim Penberthy</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Dr. Jennifer “Kim” Penberthy holds the Chester F. Carlson Professorship Chair in Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences at the UVA School of Medicine. She is clinician, researcher, teacher and innovator using contemplative practices to help people who suffer from deep mental suffering, addiction, and chronic medical conditions, such as cancer and lupus.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a></div><div class='clear'></div><h2>S</h2>
<div class="list-group"><a href="/content/john-schorling-md"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="" width="150" height="150" alt="John Schorling" title="John Schorling" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">John Schorling</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Dr. Schorling is eager to integrate mindfulness practices into his life and work as a physician and educator. He is involved with the Mindfulness Center course <em>Mindfulness for Healthcare Providers.  </em>Paired with this course, Dr. Schorling also teaches the course <em>Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing </em>for students in the University of Virginia School of Medicine, which utilizes mindfulness and contemplative practices.  He also teaches the course <em>Mindfulness and the Brain</em> which combines learning about the mechanisms within the brain that are impacted by meditation, and actually practicing meditation and mindfulness in order to experience them.</p>
    </div>  </div></div></a><a href="/content/andy-starr"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="" width="150" height="150" alt="Andy Starr" title="Andy Starr" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Andy Starr</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Andy Starr is currently a third year medical student at the UVa School of Medicine. Before returning to school, to pursue his MD he received a Master of Acupuncture degree from the Tai Sophia Institute for the Healing Arts in Laurel, MD in 2008 and then ran a private practice in New York City.</p>
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<div class="list-group"><a href="/content/susanna-williams"><div class="list-item"><div class="list-item-image"><img src="" width="150" height="150" alt="Susanna Williams" title="Susanna Williams" /></div>  <h3 class="list-item-title">Susanna Williams</h3>  <div class="list-item-body">    <div class="list-item-teaser"><p>Susanna Williams, PhD is Associate Director of the U.Va. Mindfulness Center, where she is a faculty member and teaches several courses.  She has a background in health care, and has worked both internationally and domestically in the area of designing and implementing health systems with a focus on full wellbeing, and sees mindfulness as both an entryway and a prerequisite for global development.</p>    </div>  </div></div></a></div>
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