Colin Purmal is a third year medical student at the University of Texas Southwestern. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in fall 2010 with a B.S. in Microbiology. His wide range of interests include basic research, imaging, and community health. During his first year, he was on the AVID committee and helped design lesson plans for use at TJ Rusk. During his second year, he was a chair on both the Health Awareness Program and AVID committees. As a third year, he is acting as a liaison to assist this year’s Health Awareness Program chairpeople.