UA Employees, Students Receive White House Recognition

The White House honored UA students and employees in January for their efforts to educate and enroll students and community members in health care coverage as part of the Healthy Campus Challenge. The UA was one of 350 campuses that participated, and one of only 60 campuses that completed all of the challenge's criteria. Through Project SHARE, the UA Center for Rural Health trained students from the public health, medicine, nursing and pharmacy colleges to be certified application counselors. To find out more about the UA's efforts in this area, click here.

The employees involved in coordinating Project SHARE include:

  • Dr. Daniel Derksen, professor of public health and director of the Center for Rural Health
  • Bryna Koch, special projects coordinator, Center for Rural Health
  • Alyssa Padilla, special projects coordinator and Project SHARE coordinator, Center for Rural Health
  • David Salafsky, director of health promotion & preventive services, Campus Health Service
  • Lubna Govindarajan, senior program coordinator, Western Region Public Health Training Center at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
  • Erich Healy, instructional specialist, Center for Rural Health