“My professors were all invested in me and my classmates, so I wanted to be able to invest back into the University of Georgia in order to provide a quality education for students in the future,” said Saundrett.
Despite retiring from both teaching medicine and practicing dermatology several years ago, Saundrett hasn’t stopped working. The former faculty member at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, still attends grand rounds, during which local dermatologists bring in cases for discussion.
In fact, she still receives calls from physicians, patients and students interested in her career path or looking for referrals and advice. Currently, Saundrett and her husband are renovating a home in Douglas, Georgia near family, and will split their time between there and Nashville.
A native of Ocilla, Georgia, Saundrett attended Middle Georgia College for two years before transferring to UGA to study pharmacy. She first considered pharmacy as a career because she liked the idea of learning how medications interacted with the body and its chemistry, and it was a way to help others.