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.
Scholars are selected through a competitive application process. Applicants must be students in one of the following areas of graduate study within the United States: Allopathic Medicine, Dentistry
, Graduate Nursing, Graduate Physician Assistant, Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy and Physical Therapy (D.P.T.).
This year Samantha Stringham from our SHP DPT Program, Newark was named as a Paul Ambrose Scholar. She attended the leadership symposium in Washington, DC and during the following months Sam plans to continue to progress her community-based health education project under the Department of Rehabilitative and Movement Sciences.
Scholars receive a micro-grant to develop and implement a faculty-mentored health promotion or disease prevention project within their institution or community. Sam Stringham’s proposal was to implement a Blood Pressure Education Program within the Community Participatory Physical Therapy Clinic (CPPTC). In January, Sam introduced the Blood Pressure Educational Program in the CPPTC utilizing the I-Pad as a primary method of educational delivery. Her faculty mentor is Susan Paparella-Pitzel PT, DPT, MS.
For more information on the Ambrose Scholars Program see: http://www.aptrweb.org