Congrats to HELI Alum Dr. Óscar Gil-García!

CCHE is pleased to congratulate HELI 2016 alum Óscar F. Gil-García, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development, College of Community and Public Affairs, at Binghamton University, State University of New York, on a recent intramural grant award!

The award will support his project titled, “Fremont High School: A case study of the health and human service needs for unaccompanied immigrant minors and access to care following Medi-Cal Expansion at a School Based Health Clinic.” Dr. Gil-García is the Principle Investigator of this project and will be collaborating with the following colleagues: Elizabeth Mellin, Associate Professor in the College of Community and Public Affairs at Binghamton University, Tiffany Joseph, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, at SUNY Stony Brook, and Naomi Schapiro, Professor of Clinical Nursing at UC-San Francisco. Luis H. Zayas, Dean of the School of Social Work at UT-Austin and Krista Perreira, Professor of Public Policy and Associate Dean at UNC-Chapel Hill, will serve as mentors to this project.

The project is awarded by the Citizenship, Rights and Cultural Belonging Transdiciplinary Area of Excellence (TAE) committee at Binghamton SUNY in response to the 2017 TAE Request for Proposals. The competitive, peer-reviewed seed grant program provides initial support for proposed long-term collaborative research projects that have strong potential to attract external funding.

Congratulations & best of luck, Dr. Gil-García!

Oscar Gil-Garcia, PhD

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