Meet the Scholars
Sarah Szanton, PhD, NP
As a Nurse Faculty Scholar, I learned to leverage my work through leadership training, media training, and academic channels.
Myra Parker, PhD, MPH
I’ve seen immediate benefits. I’m excited about tapping into the growing New Connections community of scholars...
Andrea M. Lopez, MA
The RWJF Center for Health Policy has given me the tools to participate in health policy discussions across the disciplines.
SMDEP deepened my passion to educate underserved patients on the importance of good oral health and disease prevention.
Gabriel Sanchez, PhD
Student participation in the RWJF Center for Health Policy enables them to direct their education toward public service in...
Hector Rodriguez, PhD, MPH
New Connections is a fantastic opportunity for underrepresented junior faculty...
SMDEP has prepared me to do great things... like helping to reverse the oral health crisis.
SMDEP gave me the confidence to lead and achieve. Six short weeks were long on results that will influence me for a lifetime.
Alan M. Garber, MD, PhD
I knew that the generous support of the Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research program would help me...
My education and career prospects were strengthened immeasurably by Project L/EARN.
About the Programs
In 2014, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) began to develop
new programs that strive to increase the number of scholars/fellows/leaders
we support annually.
Spotlight on Impact
Patricia Drehobl, MPH, RN, is associate director for program development at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). She is an alumna of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Executive Nurse Fellows program (2007-2010).