Sally A. Harrison

Student Division Region 5 Director

Sally is a third-year medical student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. She graduated from Auburn University summa cum laude with a B.S. in Microbiology. While at Auburn, she served as the president of the pre-health honor society Alpha Epsilon Delta, in addition to being an ambassador for the College of Sciences and Mathematics. Sally was raised on a dairy farm in East Tennessee, the second oldest of five children. She watched her physician mother selflessly serve the needs of her community for years, which sparked Sally’s interest in medicine. After externing at the Cole Neuroscience Center at University of Tennessee Medical Center, she knew that medicine was the only career for her. In medical school, Sally served on the admissions committee as a multi mini interview rater, as well as VP of Communications for her AMWA branch. In this role, she helped organize the first ever Region 5 AMWA Conference. Sally’s passions include women’s health and combating health disparities. She was awarded a NIH grant in the summer of 2017 to research the cumulative burden of chlamydia in adolescent females, and she is currently completing her Master of Public Health degree in addition to her medical degree.


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