D3 Abraham Tang has been announced as a 2013 Paul Ambrose Scholar by the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP).
According to the program's website, "The Paul Ambrose Scholars Program exposes health professions students to influential public health professionals and prepares them to be leaders in addressing population health challenges at the national and community level. Scholarships are awarded to students to attend a four-day symposium in Washington, DC and conduct a community-based health education project at their institution."
On June 20-23, 2013, Tang will be among 40 health professions students from across the country with similar interests in prevention and public health attending the Paul Ambrose Scholars Program Symposium in Washington, DC.
"Thank you so much for your mentorship! " said Tang, in an e-mail to his faculty mentor, Lisa Chung, DDS, MPH of the Division of Oral Epidemiology & Dental Public Health and UCSF Dentistry's CAN DO Center. "This has been made possible by your guidance, and I look forward to your continued support as I begin to implement my community project."
Comments Dr. Chung: "I know Abe will seize this wonderful opportunity to meet other health professional students around the US and hear from public health experts, including Surgeon General Benjamin, on how to become a leader in making a positive impact regarding community health issues. This was a competitive application process, and Abe is very deserving of this scholarship."
Abraham Tang and Lisa Chung