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Meet Karen Hoang, MMPH Candidate

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Karen Hoang currently practices as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in MTM Services at UPMC Health Plan and also as a pharmacist at Rite Aid. She also serves as the head advisor for the Pitt chapter of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc. and is one of the participants of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association LEAD Program. She plans to complete the Certificate in Health Systems Leadership and Management.   

Chernoff plays Belle in "Beauty and the Yeast Infection"

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THE PITT NEWS - This year's play from Pitt Medicine's theater group Scope and Scalpel was a classic tale of "Beauty and the Beast" revamped in a satirical production called "Beauty and the Yeast Infection." EVA CHERNOFF (MMPH '19) starred as Belle.   

Meet Erica Stevens, MMPH candidate '20

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Erica Stevens is a pediatric pulmonology fellow at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Her immediate career goals are to become a skilled and knowledgeable investigator of pulmonary disease through experience and training as a T32 postdoctoral fellow. Through this training period Stevens plan to significantly advance her expertise in her knowledge and understanding of risk factors and management of asthma.  

Meet Sangki Oak, MMPH candidate

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SANGKI OAK (MMPH ’19) is a fourth year medical student who is taking a year off to pursue his MPH. During his service in the military, particularly while providing care to the Afghan locals during his two deployments, he developed a passion for medicine and a desire to provide health care to low-resource populations overseas. He plans to specialize in trauma surgery and so hopes to focus on global surgery during his public health studies. 

Meet Eva Chernoff, MMPH candidate '18

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EVA CHERNOFF (MMPH '18, MD '19) received her BS in psychology and neuroscience with a minor in human development and family studies at Penn State University where she researched how ADHD impacts juvenile, higher level brain function and emotional regulation. She worked for the Child Attention Learning Study at Penn State, coordinating research efforts including participant recruitment, student training, statistical analysis, grant finances and I... 

Meet Eva Chernoff (MMPH '19), Dean's Scholar

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“I was raised not to think of myself in terms of ethnicity but rather to have my own experiences,” says Eva Chernoff. Her experiences in medical school and working in the Philippines “have influenced my career motivations toward clinical practice among diverse, underserved populations affected by the social determinants of health.” At Pitt, she hopes to learn more about community-based participatory research and methods in qualitative research. ... 

Meet Cristina Armbruster, MMPH Candidate

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I graduated in 2015 from the University of Florida with my Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Cell Science. I am currently a DMD student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine as well as an MMPH student at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. I aspire to help underserved communities through my talents, skills, and compassion. 

Meet Isha Samreen, MMPH Candidate

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I grew up in Southern California and completed my medical training in India. While I was there I worked in a community hospital in the rural outskirts of Karnataka, where we were faced with many challenges. During this time certain instances lead me to develop an interested in public health, making me a strong believer in prevention is better then cure.  

Meet Farazz Shah, MMPH

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I am currently completing a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and will be staying on as a postdoctoral research scholar. I am currently funded on an NIH T32 research grant and am anticipating starting on an F32 National Research Award in summer 2015. I have an interest in studying long term recovery after critical illness with a particular focus in elderly populations. 

Meet Simon Yohannes, MMPH Candidate

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I am a second year medical student at the University of Pittsburgh. I graduated with a degree in biomedical engineering from Vanderbilt University, and I hope to combine my engineering knowledge in helping underserved populations. I am also interested in working with refugee and immigrant populations, particularly understanding the mental stressors that they have gone through on their journey from their respective home countries.  

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Meet Sangki Oak, MMPH candidate 

Meet Sangki Oak, MMPH candidate

SANGKI OAK (MMPH ’19) is a fourth year medical student who is taking a year off to pursue his MPH. During his service in the military, particularly while providing care to the Afghan locals during his two deployments, he developed a passion for medicine and a desire to provide health care to low-res... (05/16/2018)
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Meet Karen Hoang, MMPH Candidate 

Meet Karen Hoang, MMPH Candidate

Karen Hoang currently practices as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in MTM Services at UPMC Health Plan and also as a pharmacist at Rite Aid. She also serves as the head advisor for the Pitt chapter of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc. and is one of the participants of the Pennsylvania Pharmac... (10/04/2018)
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Chaves-Gnecco receives CATCH Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics  

Chaves-Gnecco receives CATCH Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Alumnus DIEGO CHAVES-GNECCO (MMPH ’00), now associate professor at Pitt’s School of Medicine and founding director of the program SALUD Para Niños at UPMC’s Children’s Hospital, received the F. Edwards Rushton CATCH Award at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition... (11/20/2017)
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Meet Erica Stevens, MMPH candidate '20 

Meet Erica Stevens, MMPH candidate '20

Erica Stevens is a pediatric pulmonology fellow at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Her immediate career goals are to become a skilled and knowledgeable investigator of pulmonary disease through experience and training as a T32 postdoctoral fellow. Through this training period Stevens ... (05/22/2018)
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Chernoff plays Belle in "Beauty and the Yeast Infection" 

Chernoff plays Belle in "Beauty and the Yeast Infection"

THE PITT NEWS - This year's play from Pitt Medicine's theater group Scope and Scalpel was a classic tale of "Beauty and the Beast" revamped in a satirical production called "Beauty and the Yeast Infection." EVA CHERNOFF (MMPH '19) starred as Belle.  (06/07/2018)
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