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Meet the Scholars

  • Melody S. Goodman, PhD, MPH
    The most intangible outcome of my experience is the most precious...
  • Carmen Young
    Becoming a doctor - from dream to destination, thanks to SMDEP.
  • Felix Contreras
    SMDEP gave me the confidence to lead and achieve. Six short weeks were long on results that will influence me for a lifetime.
  • Stanley Frencher, MD, MPH
    My father is a primary care physician in innercity Detroit. I've always aspired to replicate his unwavering dedication to...
  • Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS
    The Clinical Scholars program encourages us to think "outside the box"....
  • David Van Sickle, PhD
    The RWJF Health & Society Scholars program gave me the training and perspective to see exciting new possibilities...
  • Wanda Montalvo, RN, MSN, ANP
    The Executive Nurse Fellows program is the best professional gift of my career...
  • Tennille L. Marley, MPH
    As a doctoral and dissertation fellow at the RWJF Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico, I have grown as...
  • Lisa A. Worden
    One of the most significant benefits to participating in the Ladder to Leadership program is the increased insight I’ve gained...
  • Piia T. Hanson, MSPH
    My scholarship in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Certificate Program has been an invaluable experience...