YAA Q&A: Melia Bernal ’17, ’23 MSN/MPH knows life is a marathon, not a sprint
A year ago, Melia Bernal ’17, ’23 MSN/MPH underwent a life-saving liver transplant. During treatment, she focused on staying positive while her body healed. Once recovered, she decided to celebrate. For Bernal, that meant celebrating her physical and mental strength by running her first marathon — which just so happened to be the New York City Marathon, one of the largest running events in the world.
Alum’s app, DreamKit, rewards homeless youth for positive choices
While she was growing up in Los Angeles, Marina Marmolejo ’19 M.P.H. says the problem of homelessness seemed too big to address in a meaningful way. But when she came to New Haven to attend Yale School of Public Health and began working with local homelessness organizations, she saw an opportunity to make a difference.
Alumni Spotlight: Wilfred Agbenyikey Sc.D., M.P.H ’08
Wilfred Agbenyikey Sc.D., M.P.H ’08, works at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as part of a team of experts implementing a mandate from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid’s and the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality for a quality payment incentive program.
YSPH Student and Social Entrepreneur Receives Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award
When Shadrack Frimpong was awarded a President’s Engagement Prize from the University of Pennsylvania in 2015, the 23-year old thought he was putting his life on hold. Armed with a three-year, $150,000 grant, he, instead, found his life’s purpose.