Medical, doctoral nursing students receive national scholarships.
The Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence, based in New York, honored two Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing doctoral students, Sheridan Miyamoto and Deborah Greenwood, with two of its 50 Jonas Nurse Leaders Program scholarships awarded nationally. This is the first time the philanthropic organization has awarded scholarships to West Coast nursing schools. Each student will receive a total of $18,000 over two years of study.
School of Medicine students also have won competitive and prestigious scholarships.
Kimberlee Jackson and Monique Chambers, both second-year students, were honored with scholarships from the Sinkler Miller Medical Association, a non-profit organization that aims to improve health care for African-American and other minority communities, as well as support African-American physicians working in the Bay Area. Both students are co-directors of the Imani Clinic in Sacramento, a free community health clinic.
Kara Toles is a recipient of a coveted health-care advocacy scholarship from the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) for her commitment to reducing health disparities in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and in communities of color. Toles is also one of 25 students nationally to be honored with a Point Scholarship from The Point Foundation.
Omar Washington has been honored with a prestigious 2010 Minority Scholars Award by the American Medical Association Foundation. Washington is one of only 13 students nationwide to receive the award, which recognizes academic excellence, a strong commitment to improving minority health and outstanding promise of a future career in medicine.
Lawrence Lipana and Brooke Vuong have each been awarded a 2010 Kaiser Permanente Southern California Oliver Goldsmith, M.D., Scholarship in recognition of their commitment to providing high-quality and culturally responsive care to Southern California’s diverse patient population.