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Several PMPH faculty and students received President’s Cabinet Award funding. Congratulations!

Dec 1, 2020, 15:34 PM by Lisa Nunez

  • Ms. Semira Solomon, a Master of Public Health student at UTMB, received President’s Cabinet Award funding for her grant application, UTMB Food Pantry. Collaborators include the UTMB Office of Student Life and the Galveston County Food Bank. This funding will facilitate the creation of a UTMB-based food pantry to help eliminate food insecurity in the UTMB student population.
  • Dr. Sharon Croisant, faculty in PMPH, received President’s Cabinet Award funding for her grant application, Mobile Research Clinic for Outreach and Community Health (Mobi-COACH). This funding will equip an existing mobile unit with impermeable surfaces, handicap ramp system, field portable gas chromatography-mass spectrometry unit, clinical and phlebotomy supplies, and an external canopy to be used for a waiting area to better serve the community, particularly individuals experiencing homelessness.
  • PMPH students, Mr. Robert Rodriguez, MPH, Ms. Semira Solomon, Mr. Carlos Orellana Garcia, Ms. Kaitlyn Hooks, with Dr. Pennel and other Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences students, received President’s Cabinet Award funding for their grant application, Students Educating Students: K-12 Activities for Public Health and Pandemic Preparedness. Driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, this funding will support the development and implementation of public health and basic science materials and activities for elementary, middle, and high school levels.