Meet the International Medical Education Staff

Michael MasseyMichael Massey

Program Director II

Michael Massey was born in St Louis, Missouri. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a Minor in Finance from LeMoyne Owen College in Memphis TN. After college, he spent 15 years as a Vice President and Community Development Officer for a national bank and Director of Community Programs for LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children.

Jennifer ManandharJennifer Manandhar

Program Coordinator II

Jennifer Manandhar grew up in Gillette, Wyoming. She received a bachelor’s degree in Art & Spanish as a double major from Sewanee: The University of the South, TN. With a strong interest in foreign languages and cultures, she moved to the beautiful country of Costa Rica to work at a bilingual school and later served as a Student Coordinator for a language institute. She also earned a Master of Science in Higher Education from Lee University in Cleveland, TN. 

Hongjun WeiHongjun Wei

Research Manager

Hongjun Wei is originally from China. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Jilin University. In 2003, she moved to the United States and served as Senior Research Assistant at Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN. In 2007, she became an employee of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She also is in charge of numerous research projects in Dr Majd Zayzafoon’s Lab and plays a key role in international student recruitment.