UWI medical student and former SAHS Deputy Head Girl Geneille Williams is the proud recipient of the Dr Robynne Chutkan Student Development Award – an all-expenses trip to Washington, DC to spend a week shadowing renowned gastroenterologist Dr. Robynne Chutkan at her Digestive Center for Women clinic and at Georgetown University Hospital, where Dr Chutkan works as Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology.

Robynne’s Award to Geneille is in honour of the School’s 90th Anniversary and includes a visit to the chambers of Robynne’s sister the Honourable Tanya Chutkan, District Judge for the District of Columbia. Tanya is also an outstanding and proud SAHS old girl.

L-R: SAHS Foundation Director and immediate past Chair Gloria Barrett-Sobers, Geneille Williams and Old Girl Caroline Dyche, UWI Lecturer in the Dept of English. Linguistics and Philosopy and classmate of Robynne Chutkan.

Geneille received her award during Homecoming Week at the 90th Anniversary Conference, held in the Margaret Gartshore Hall. In her award-winning essay, Geneill attributes SAHS and Mona Prep for nurturing her zeal for service and inclination towards leadership. She is currently pursuing the The Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery at UWI.

ChutkanRobynne and her sister Tanya are outstanding Old Girls.  Dr. Chutkan is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Gastroenterology, respectively. She has served on numerous committees for the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and is currently on the Governing Board. She has served as a medical consultant for Discovery Health channel and National Geographic. She has published numerous journal articles, book chapters and is the author of three books.

Dr Chutkan attended St Andrew High School, received her bachelor’s degree from Yale University and her medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. She was in Arc house and represented SAHS in swimming and gymnastics.