Announcing recipients of Wallace student funding initiatives

May 20, 2021

The Wallace Center for Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) is thrilled to announce the recipients of several of our student funding initiatives! 


The Wallace Center is excited to announce Haripriya (Priya) Sathyanarayanan as the recipient of our inaugural Helen Wallace Dissertation Award! Priya is a doctoral student studying architecture in the College of Environmental Design, with a focus on building science, technology, and sustainability. Her dissertation research focuses on immersive virtual environments and patient-centered design in pediatric healthcare built environments. 


The Wallace Center sponsors summer internships for UC Berkeley Masters in Public Health (MPH) students with technology, innovation, and community partners. Summer 2021 interns include Health & Social Behavior (HSB) student Elana Muldavin who will be working with Gobee Group, MCAH & Master in Social Welfare student Noel Leon who will be working with Hesperian Health Guides, and HSB & Master in City Planning student Aurora Chavez who will be working with Expecting Justice.


The Wallace Center provides fall traineeship awards to incoming MCAH MPH students who either have experience in, or a stated desire, to use technology, innovation, media, or communications to advance MCAH. This year’s awardees include Julie Grassian, who completed an undergraduate degree in psychology and public health at UCLA, and Rachel Harvill, who graduated with an undergraduate degree in computer science and mathematics from Willamette University. 

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