CHDI Student Achievements!

Bryan Hall (Samish Nation), BS, was admitted to the UW School of Medicine and Public Health class of 2020. Bryan has worked with CHDI on a participatory research project on informed decision making regarding prostate cancer screening among African American men, and more recently on tribal specific cancer data for American Indian tribes in Wisconsin.  Bryan has also worked in the lab of Dr. Emery Bresnick, director of the UW Blood Research Program, supported through a Diversity Research Supplement from NIDDK.

Two CHDI students were recently honored at the 2016 McGovern-Tracy Student Scholars Awards sponsored by the UW Department of Family Medicine and Community Health:

Sarah Brown, MD/MPH candidate class of 2017, was awarded the Compassion in Action Award  in Community Health Leadership.  As a Shapiro Summer Research Fellow with CHDI, Sarah launched a pilot project to translate and culturally adapt CHDI's cancer education program, Cancer Clear & Simple (CC&S), toghether with Centro Hispano of Dane County; she later returned to complete the project through her public health fieldwork.  Sarah is currently writing a process paper on her project.

Evan Cretney, MD candidate class of 2018, was named a McGovern-Tracy Scholar, which recognizes medical students that demonstrate values of community service and leadership.  Evan is a Wisconsin Academy of Rural Medicine (WARM) student at UW SMPH; he is working with CHDI's Rural Cancer Disparities Project to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment in Monroe County as his WARM community project during his next year in medical school. <--break->

Sarah Brown and CHDI Program Director, Rick Strickland, at the 
2016 McGovern-Tracy Student Scholars Award ceremony