USC Department of Preventive Medicine celebrates 2020 graduates in (virtual) style

Interim Chair Thomas Valente celebrates USC 2020 graduates

The Department of Preventive Medicine at Keck School of Medicine of USC celebrated the class of 2020 with a virtual graduation party in lieu of the annual in-person event that is the tradition of the department. The online event featured congratulatory remarks from Dr. Thomas Valente, Interim Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine, who […]

#2020Trojan: Meet Hayley W. Sayrs, Master of Public Health program graduate

Pictured: Hayley W. Sayrs. Image by Andrew Zaw.

Hayley W. Sayrs earns her Master of Public Health with a concentration in health services and policy. Pictured: Hayley W. Sayrs. Image by Andrew Zaw. Why did you choose to pursue your degree? I grew up in a family that lacked the stability and support I needed in order to thrive. I lived all over […]

#2020Trojan: Meet Eric Nagengast, Master of Public Health online program graduate

Eric Nagengast with Malagasy surgeons as part of an Operation Smile mission in Madagascar. Pictured left to right: Raaika, Nagengast, Briand, Romain.

Eric Nagengast earns his Master of Public Health with a concentration in global health. Eric Nagengast with Malagasy surgeons as part of an Operation Smile mission in Madagascar. Pictured left to right: Raaika, Nagengast, Briand, Romain. Why did you choose to pursue your degree? I am a surgeon with a passion for global health and […]

#2020Trojan: Meet Jana Wright, Master of Public Health online program graduate

Pictured: Jana Wright, meeting with the office of Senator Harris in DC to advocate for increases in MIECHV funding.

Jana Wright earns her Master of Public Health with a concentration in community health promotion. Pictured: Jana Wright, meeting with the office of Senator Harris in DC to advocate for increases in MIECHV funding. Why did you choose to pursue your degree? I hold degrees in both political science and biology. A master of public […]

#2020Trojan: Meet William Jardell, Master of Public Health online program graduate

Pictured: William Jardell at USC University Park Campus. Image by James Wallington

William Jardell earns his Master of Public Health with a concentration in global health. Pictured: William Jardell at USC University Park Campus. Image by James Wallington Why did you choose to pursue your degree? I’m very fortunate to have traveled around the world specifically during my time at USC. My experiences abroad led me to […]

#2020Trojan: Meet Jacqueline Bell, Master of Public Health online program graduate

Pictured: Jacqueline Bell. Image by Ajani Daniel (@maxx.kwality).

Jacqueline Bell earns her Master of Public Health with a concentration in health services and policy. Pictured: Jacqueline Bell. Image by Ajani Daniel (@maxx.kwality). Why did you choose to pursue your degree? I knew my purpose revolved around serving diverse communities, and the best way to create the largest impact within the health care system […]

#2020Trojan: Meet Anju Franklin Kane, Master of Public Health online program graduate

Pictured: Anju Franklin Kane at World Health Organization Headquarters in Geneva Switzerland. Photo courtesy Anju Franklin Kane.

Anju Franklin Kane earns her Master of Public Health with a concentration in global health leadership. Pictured: Anju Franklin Kane at World Health Organization Headquarters in Geneva Switzerland. Photo courtesy Anju Franklin Kane. Why did you choose to pursue your degree? I chose to pursue an MPH because I’ve always felt like public health was […]

Aspiring physician assistant looks to give back to USC’s surrounding community

he decline in new asthma cases across nine communities was associated with a 22 percent decrease in nitrogen dioxide and a 36 percent decrease in fine particulate pollution.

Annie Yang graduated this month with not one, but two, USC degrees—a bachelor’s in health promotion and disease prevention and a master’s in global medicine. Learn more about how she used both programs to explore her various interests in health in this commencement student spotlight! (Photo courtesy of Stanley Wang) Why did you choose your […]