KU Black Alumni Network | Alumnus Profile: Eric Iheme, M.D.

Posted on Jun 8, 2015 in News

The Black Alumni Network’s e-newsletter regularly features profiles of interesting alumni and students. In the spring issue, get to know alumnus Eric Iheme, M.D. If you have suggestions for future alumni or student profiles, please emailkubac@kualumni.org.

img_email_ban_enews_ericWhen did you graduate? 2010

What degree did you earn? Bachelor of arts in human biology with a minor in African-American and African Studies

Where do you currently live? Jacksonville, Florida.

What are the top three things you love about KU?
1. My fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha – Upsilon Chapter—we were the 2007 NPHC Step Show Champions!
2. The atmosphere inside Allen Field House on game day
3. The beautiful campus—especially during the fall

What did you like most about KU when you were a student? What I liked most were the friendships I made. I was fortunate to meet some special people during my time there. I’m proud to say those people are still some of my best friends in the world.

Where did you hang out when you were a student?
There’s a 95-percent chance you could find me at one of these three places:
1. Office of Minority Affairs/Multicultural Resource Center
2. Anschutz Library
3. Wescoe Beach

Why did you choose KU? Initially, I fell in love with KU in high school when I went to a KU junior day with my dad. When my senior year came around, I wanted to choose a university that had the resources for me to study whatever I wanted and be competitive once I graduated. KU has a very strong biological sciences program and that helped make my decision to attend a no-brainer. At KU, I was able to do research in neuroscience and present our lab’s findings at conferences around the country.

What advice would you give current KU students? Enjoy the moment and make good memories because your time as a Jayhawk is going to fly by. Your college years are truly a tiny snapshot in the grand scheme of your life. Study hard, but be sure to spend time doing whatever it is that makes you happy. Study abroad, take a spring break trip, camp out for a basketball game—soak up us much as you can.

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