Julia Caldwell honored at the Annual Lester Breslow Distinguished Lecture and Student Competition

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Each year, for the Annual Lester Breslow Distinguished Lecture and Student Competition, students are called to write an essay on what they believe is the most pressing public health challenge of the next 50 years and their plan to address the problem. Eleven CHS students submitted essays to a committee of CHS faculty. The committee scored each essay and found Julia Caldwell, a second-year Ph.D. student, with the highest score. Her essay, "Shifting the health disparities paradigm: capitalizing on public health's diverse workforce and cross-disciplinary action," excelled with its originality, scholarship, writing quality, and overall appeal. Julia and four other students, representing each of the School's departments, won a $1,000 prize from Molina Healthcare Inc. On April 18th all 5 competitors gave a 5 minute oral presentation on their essays to a panel of distinguished judges. The department of Community Health Sciences congratulates Julia for this amazing accomplishment.