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MARIA THERESA TAGHAP CUMBA – YOUNG ACHIEVER

marites cumbaDr. Maria Theresa Taghap Cumba, lovingly referred to as, Marites, is the daughter of Dr. Cesar and Lilia Cumba of Morris, Illinois. Marites is the youngest of four: Maybelyn Cumba Rock MBA, Dr. Marissa Cumba Carmody, and Atty. Mark Caesar Cumba.

She was a straight A student at Morris Community High School in Morris, Illinois and graduated salutatorian. She was the Class President from 1993-1998 and Student Body President from 1998-1999. She participated in show and competitive choir, performed in musicals, was a member of Thespian, Interact, Spanish, and M Club, and competitively danced on the state championship dance team.

For her undergraduate and pre-medical training, she attended Northwestern University as a Radio, Television and Film major. She loves traveling and had attended summer classes at Harvard University, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and University of Las Vegas Nevada (UNLV) before signing on to Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan for her Surgical Residency. She completed a Fellowship in Critical Care at Henry Ford Hospital, where she is now chief resident and will graduating in 2015, God willing.

AWARDS, ACHIEVEMENTS and SPECIAL TRAINING

* Society of Critical Care Medicine, Annual Critical Care Congress. 2012 Annual
Administration Specialty Award
* Member of Henry Ford Quality Improvement and Surgical Residency Educational
Committee
* Certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Point of Care Ultrasound, Advanced
Trauma Life Support
* Critical Care Medicine, December 2011. Volume 39, Number 12.
“Do Socioeconomic Disparities Impact 30 Day Readmission for SICU Patients?”
Marites Cumba, Lisa Takis, Ilan Rubinfeld, et al.
* Grundy and Kendal Chicago Tribune Spelling Bee Finalist
* Winner of Various Talent Competition
* Best Novice on MCHS speech team
* HOBY Participant
* Best Supporting Actress at MCHS
* Who’s Who among American High School Students
* Toured Europe with “People to People” Ambassador Program
* World’s Affairs Seminar Scholarship Award Winner
* Grundy County Queen
* Pom Pom and Aerobic Funk State Champ
* Outstanding Academic Achievement Award
* IHSA 1st place in Solo, Sextet , Madrigals
* Philippine Medical Mission, Circulo Boholano Mission etc
* Santa Cruzan Participant, Junior Gems, Chicago’s Prettiest Filipina
* Little Miss Philippines 1992

THEATRE

* Faust …………………Angel, Goodman Theatre Chicago
* Christmas Carol …………… Fan, Goodman Theatre Chicago
* Christmas Carol ………Belinda, Goodman Theatre Chicago
* King and I …………King’s child, Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook
* Music Man ………………Marian Paroo, MCHS
* Carousel ………………..Carrie Pipperidge, MCHS
* Guys and Dolls …………Cuban Dancer, MCHS
* Sound of Music …………Gret’l, MCHS
* Sound of Music …………Brigitta, MCHS
* Nutcraker …………… Party Girl, MCHS
PRINT and TELEVISION

* Television Voice -over …………Betty Spaghetti
* Radio Voice-over…………………Illinois Department of Health
* TV Commercial ………………. Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats
* TV Commercial………………… Kellogg’s Blossom Telephone Promo
* TV Commercial………………….Hoop It from Tiger Toys
* TV Commercial………………….MSI Science Zone, WGN
* Video……………………………..CD-ROM Promo for Wide World Of Mathematics
* Printwork…………………………Panel of Quaker Oatmeal “ Kids Choice “
* Printwork…………………………Land’s End Kids Holiday , Winter/Fall Catalogues
* Printwork…………………………Montgomery Wards Easter Back to School Fall /
Winter Catalogues ’92.93-’94
* Printwork………………………….Scott Foresman /textbooks
* Printwork………………………….Ligature Inc, Textbooks
* Printwork………………………….Bobby Socks

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