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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars program at UCLA  fosters the development of physician-leaders who will transform health and health care in this country. Scholars will be equipped to work with communities, organizations, practitioners and policy makers to conduct innovative research important to enhancing the health and well being in these communities. The program’s major focus emphasizes community-based research and leadership training.
    Current Scholar/Alumni News

Timothy Daskivich (UCLA CSP VA 12-14) was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the ACGME. He will also serve as Chair of the Council of Review Committee Residents. He will succeed Charles Scales, Jr. (UCLA CSP VA 11-13).

Efrain Talamantes (UCLA CSP VA 12-14) founded Alliance in Mentorship, a non-profit organization aimed at creating innovative mentorship opportunities for pre-health students throughout the country using social media and other mobile technologies.

Hemal Kanzaria (UCLA CSP 12-14) founded Remedy at UCSF – a student-run service-learning organization focused on responsible redistribution of unused medical supplies for global aid and waste reduction – in 2004 as a medical student. The organization was chosen as the Alumni Weekend Service Activity in April 2013 and publicized to over 45,000 alumni. The organization also received the 2013 UCSF Sustainability Award in recognition of their contributions to and impact on environmental sustainability at UCSF.

Elizabeth Barnert (UCLA CSP 12-14) has been awarded $10,000 by the APA Young Investigator Award (YIA) Program. Her proposal, “Understanding Protective Factors against Involvement in the Criminal Justice System” was one of four projects selected for funding.