Meet the Scholars
Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS
The Clinical Scholars program encourages us to think "outside the box"....
Thanks to Project L/EARN, I was a stronger applicant than I would have been without participating.
SMDEP deepened my passion to educate underserved patients on the importance of good oral health and disease prevention.
Myra Parker, PhD, MPH
I’ve seen immediate benefits. I’m excited about tapping into the growing New Connections community of scholars...
Sarah Szanton, PhD, NP
As a Nurse Faculty Scholar, I learned to leverage my work through leadership training, media training, and academic channels.
Dawne (Harris) Mouzon, MPH, MA, PhD
I never would have thought to try to publish my senior honors project if it hadn’t been for my Project L/EARN...
Sally S. Cohen, PhD, RN, FAAN
Having a leadership role in the RWJF PhD in Nursing With a Concentration in Health Policy program...
Through this 10-week experience, I have been blessed to present my research in many forums, meet the people whose research...
Hector Rodriguez, PhD, MPH
New Connections is a fantastic opportunity for underrepresented junior faculty...
Laura Lopez-Sanders, PhD, MA, MEd
As a member of a vibrant intellectual community of current and former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in...
About the Programs
In 2014, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) began to develop
new programs that strive to increase the number of scholars/fellows/leaders
we support annually.
Spotlight on Impact
Patricia Drehobl, MPH, RN, is associate director for program development at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). She is an alumna of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Executive Nurse Fellows program (2007-2010).