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California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education - UC Merced

April 8, 2017, 12:00 - 3:00 PM





Congratulations to MPH alumni, Daniel Woo, for receiving the second-place award in the CPHA-N Annual Meeting poster contest. Daniel’s poster was titled, “Wash In, Wash Out: Hand Hygiene Compliance and Environmental Services at the UC Davis Medical Center.”


MPH Alumni and current UCD law student, Roxanne Strohmeier is the recipient of the 2014 UC Human Rights Fellowship to support work in human rights. Roxy will be working as a legal intern for the American Civil Liberties Union's (ACLU) Reproductive Freedom Project.


MPH student, Molly Tavella, is selected for the Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) California fellowship. Each year, PNHP selects an outstanding health professional student for a one year fellowship dedicated to the education and advocacy for a single payer health plan. The 2010-2011 Shearer Student Fellow is Molly Tavella from UC Davis Master of Public Health Program. The Shearer fellowship is named in honor of the former president of the California Physicians’ Alliance, John Shearer, a devoted champion of the California single payer movement, and dear friend to many. For more information about Molly and PNHP please visit their website at

MPH faculty, Elizabeth Miller, MD, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the UC Davis School of Medicine, has been awarded the 2009 Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the nation’s leading medical education organization. Miller will receive the award during the AAMC’s annual meeting Nov. 6 through 11 in Boston.

MPH alumni, Tonya Fancher, MD, MPH, an assistant professor of internal medicine and associate program director for the department’s residency training program, has been selected as the first recipient of the Putnam Scholars Program, sponsored by the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare. The Putnam grant recognizes excellence in education and research in physician-patient communication. Fancher is being awarded the grant for her proposed project aimed at improving interaction and understanding between physicians and patients within the Southeast Asian community of Sacramento County.

Marc Schenker, MD, MPH, professor, public health science, and the Center for Health and the Environment, and a practicing physician in occupational and pulmonary medicine received an Academic Senate Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award. Colleagues note that he is an articulate advocate for better health care for migratory farmworkers and their families in California’s Central Valley, and has taken a leadership role in working for improved occupational health training internationally, especially in developing countries.For the complete story, click here.

Eleanor Lee Ormsby, MD, MPH, chief radiology resident and a 2004 UC Davis School of Medicine and MPH graduate, has been named a recipient of a 2008 Research Resident Grant from the Radiological Society of North America's Research and Education Foundation. For the complete story, click here.

Monica Garcia, MPH, a 2008 MPH graduate, received a 2007 Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship for $2,000. Monica was one of nine health professional students from California to win a scholarship from the National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF), a nonprofit group affiliated with the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University. The scholarships were presented at the First Annual NHHF Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Gala held on January 22nd, at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento.