“For students, knowing there is somewhere to get your food and feel dignified doing that, it is an empowering thing,” said Ernest Devin Rankin, 19, a sophomore in public health policy and educational science, who works at the pantry part time. “We have frozen meat, eggs, bread, milk, cereal — all that goes quickly. Fruit, granola bars, that stuff goes out in a second, we can’t stock it fast enough.”
Please join us in congratulating Justin Wilford, candidate for Ph.D. in Public Health, for winning the prestigious 2018 Chancellor’s Club Fund for Excellence Fellowship.
The fellowship recognizes UC Irvine's most academically superior doctoral students who exhibit outstanding promise as scholars, researchers, and public leaders. Fellows are selected on the basis of demonstrated academic excellence, accomplishments, and leadership qualities consistent with the mission of the Chancellor's Club to represent, develop, and support future leaders.
Justin's research interest is in translating laboratory, clinical, and epidemiological findings in preventive and behavioral medicine into community-based interventions to lower health risks throughout the trajectory of childhood cancer survivorship. He works with faculty mentor Professor Lari Wenzel to combine social psychological findings in social support, social learning, and social modelling with pre-clinical and clinical research toward supportive oncology and disease prevention.
The poster was entitled Immersing Online Students through Role Plays, a Case Study, and Group Work: Reconceptualizing an Environmental Quality and Health Course and depicted an innovative collaboration between the two presenters. The fully online course — Public Health 60: Environmental Health and Quality — has been offered online three times: twice in summer and once in Winter 2018. The course is unique in its design in that it features a three-pronged design to engage students: a case study; student role-playing; and weekly mandatory online synchronous team meetings.