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Program Achievements

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Awards and Scholarships
Professional Involvement
Publications, Posters, & Presentations
Touro PA/MPH Program Awards


Awards and Scholarships

Our Students

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

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AAPA Foundation Scholarship
2010 - Maria Fuchs, Class of 2012; Kimberly Warburton, Class of 2012
2007 - Kyla Simpson, Class of 2009

Veterans Caucus Scholarship
2013 - Darick Krause, Class of 2015: Bruce Cunningham Scholarship
2012 - Timothy Martinez, Class of 2013: Veterans Caucus Scholarship
2011 - Anna Ngo, Class of 2012: Tim & Jackie Egan Scholarship

Cal-SEARCH Award
2011 -  Joy Dugan, Maria Fuchs, Erin Littman, Mabel Ng, Anna Ngo (all Class of 2012)
 
California Association of Physician Assistants (CAPA)

CAPA/Kaiser Student Challenge Bowl Winners
2006 - Jessica Irwin, Class of 2007; Elizabeth Martorana, Class of 2007; Emily O’Neil, Class of 2007
 
CAPA Scholarships 
2013 - Rebecca Hu, Class of 2014: Community Outreach
2011 - Maria Fuchs, Class of 2012: Ruth Webb Scholarship
2010 - Joy Dugan, Class of 2012: Ray Dale Memorial Scholarship

National Health Services Corps Loan Repayment Award
2011-2013 - Desiree Westfall, Class of 2010
2010-2012 - Adrian Ruelas, Class of 2010
2010-2011 - Julia Barron, Class of 2008
2009-2011 - Kyla Simpson, Class of 2009

Our Faculty

American Academy of Physician Assistants
2012 - Student Academy PA Student Mentor Award: Program Director Grace Landel, PA-C, M.Ed.

Baylor College of Medicine School of Allied Health
2012 - Distinguished Alumnus Award: Program Director Grace Landel, PA-C, M.Ed.

 

Professional Involvement

Our Students and Alumni

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

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House of Delegates Student Member
2011 - Joy Dugan, Class of 2012

Academic Positions
Michael De Rosa, PA-C, MPH, Ph.D., Class of 2008 is Program Director of the Samuel Merritt University Physician Assistant Program

California Academy of Physician Assistants (CAPA)

Board Members
Secretary, 2012-2013, 2013-2014 - Joy Dugan, PA-C, MPH, Class of 2012

Committee Members
2011-2012
     Professional Practice Committee: Michael De Rosa, MPH, Ph.D., PA-C, Class of 2008
     Public Relations Committee: Joy Dugan, PA-C, MPH, Class of 2012

Representatives to the AAPA House of Delegates
2013-2014, 2014-2015 - Joy Dugan, PA-C, MPH, Class of 2012

Student Ambassador
2012 - Molly Cobb, Class of 2013; Britta Grayman, Class of 2015; Sherry Torng, Class of 2015
2011 - Olivia Wu, Class of 2013; Zachary Hathway, Class of 2013; Sarah Schrader, Class of 2013; Autumn Fingerson, Class of 2013
2010 - Jessica Adamich, Class of 2012; Joy Dugan, Class of 2012; Maria Fuchs, Class of 2012; Kimberly Warburton, Class of 2012
2009 - Pedro Escobar, Class of 2011
2008 - Meghann DeVito, Class of 2010; Jocelyn Shim, Class of 2010; Anjali Kapur-Wilkerson, Class of 2010; Stephanie Wright, Class of 2010

Student Representative
2011-2012 - Joy Dugan, Class of 2012

Contra Costa Clinician's Association
Julia DeRenzi, PA-C, MPH, Class of 2008 (founder)
 
Touro University California Student-Run Health Clinic Co-Founder
2010 - Joy Dugan, Class of 2012

Our Faculty

Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the PA (ARC-PA) Commissioner
2010-2016 - Program Director Grace Landel, PA-C, M.Ed.
       2014-2015 Chair
       2016 Past-Chair

California Academy of Physician Assistants (CAPA)

Alternate/Delegate to the AAPA House of Delegates 
2010-2011 - Grace Landel, PA-C, MEd   Alternate
2012-2016 - Grace Landel, PA-C, MEd   Delegate

 

Publications, Posters, Presentations

Our Students

  • Jennifer Gerwick, Class of 2013. The Power of Marketing: Snus as a Swedish Heritage Product. Poster at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition. 2011.
  • Kelly Jarvis, PA-C, MSPAS, MPH. Class of 2011. LGBT Suicide Prevention Survey. 2011.
  • Gemmie Devera, PA-C, MSPAS, MPH. Class of 2007. Effectiveness of a Tagalog Valley Fever Brochure. Poster at the Unite for Sight Conference. Yale University. 2008.

Our Faculty

  • Grace Landel. “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words- Experiential Teaching of the Patient-Centered Approach”. PAEA Annual Education Forum. November 4, 2011.
  • Cawley J, Ritesman T, Brown D, Wight C, Landel G, Orcutt V, Winsor-Lovely M. "Assessing the Value of Dual Physician Assistant/Public Health Degrees". The Journal of Physician Assistant Education. 2011; 22(3). 

 

Touro PA/MPH Program Awards

Our Students

Commencement - Commitment to the Mission Award
Class of 2017 - Martha Rea
Class of 2016 - Lara St.John
Class of 2015 - Ronald Ganzon
Class of 2014 - Lauren Williams
Class of 2013 - Autumn Fingerson
Class of 2012 - Kimberly Warburton
Class of 2011 - Elizabeth Hollo
Class of 2010 - Desiree Westfall
Class of 2009 - Kyla Simpson
Class of 2007 - Katie Stollmeyer
Class of 2006 - Joshua Brawley; Shana Holman; Anne Lee

Commencement - Leadership Award
Class of 2017 - Amy Maier
Class of 2016 - Megan McCaleb
Class of 2015 - Britta Grayman
Class of 2014 - Megan Ford
Class of 2013 - Jacob Loya
Class of 2012 - Joy Dugan
Class of 2011 - Kelly Jarvis; Devon Swartz
Class of 2010 - Anjali Wilkerson; Stephanie Wright
Class of 2009 - Jennifer Cabrera
Class of 2008 - James McLean
Class of 2007 - Emem Ekpenyong
Class of 2006 - Mike Engstrom

Commencement - Spirit of Touro Award
Class of 2017 - Jaron West
Class of 2016 - Marisol Martinez; Shirley Huffman
Class of 2015 - Theresa Tsingis; Maria Kostaris
Class of 2014 - Carolan Whitney
Class of 2013 - Matt McCartt
Class of 2012 - Maria Fuchs
Class of 2011 - Pedro Escobar; Cristian Rodriguez
Class of 2010 - Sam Morales

Commencement - Valedictorian
Class of 2017 - Ada Lien
Class of 2016 - Lara St.John and Ilona Kurdyumov
Class of 2015 - Lindsey Reynolds
Class of 2014 - Sherie Murray
Class of 2013 - Mollie Schneider
Class of 2012 - Erin Geiger
Class of 2011 - Sarah Wood
Class of 2010 - Desiree Westfall
Class of 2009 - Jodie Konigsberg
Class of 2008 - Kelly Ford
Class of 2007 - Emily O’Neal
Class of 2006 - Giang Van Vu
Class of 2005 - Hazrat Rafah

Community Service Award
Class of 2018 - Molly King, Stephanie Phung, Ashley Vanderbosch, and Stephanie Yeh 
Class of 2017 - Jimmy Bui, Johanna Ho, Lisa Walterscheid, and Kasey Willson
Class of 2016 - Lara St.John, Demetrio Cardenas, Emma Williams, Jennifer Trost
Class of 2015 - Lucas Anderson, Lindsey Reynolds, Carmelo Diaz Tamara, Christie Blondek
Class of 2014 - Rebecca Hu, Felicia Ma, Carolan Whitney, Lauren Williams
Class of 2013 - Matt McCartt; Zachary Hathway; Autumn Fingerson; Paterson Rene
Class of 2012 - Joy Dugan; Maria Fuchs; Mabel Ng; Anna Ngo

Public Health: Community Health Award
Class of 2011 - Kelly Jarvis
Class of 2009 - Kyla Simpson
Class of 2008 - Amy Luczak
 
Public Health: Global Health Award
Class of 2008 - Melanie Schrink
 
Public Health Hero Award
2017 - Felicia Ma, Class of 2014
2015 - Darcie Larimore-Arenas, Class of  2012
2014 - Joy Dugan, PA-C, MPH, Class of 2012
2007 - Kyla Simpson, Class of 2009

Our Preceptors

Preceptor of the Year
2015 - Bobby Glickman, MD
2014 - Haroon Mojaddidi, MD
2013 - Jeff Seidenrose, PA-C
2012 - José Luis Bautista, MD
2011 - Laurel Hodgson, MD
2010 - Farooq Husayn, MD