Ria Francisco receives two awards at recent S-P-H ceremony

Ria Francisco receives Anderson-O’Connell Award for Outstanding Staff Service & Outstanding Staff Award


Ria Francisco plays a vital role in securing millions of dollars in research grants to faculty each year. Recently, Francisco was honored with the Andersen-O’Connell Award for Outstanding Staff Service and the Outstanding Staff Award.

  • Creating more equitable health care for sexual assault survivors

    Mayra Muratalla Muñoz of the Online Master of Public Health program advocates for sexual assault survivors, inside and outside of the classroom. Her practicum focuses on improving the forensic exam for disabled survivors. 

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  • Members of the CORES study team

    Study recommendations come to fruition in new policies to combat fentanyl crisis

    Researchers collected qualitative data from first responders as well as people who use drugs to glean their attitudes around three different policy ideas: leave-behind naloxone, buprenorphine, and HIV/HCV testing.

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  • Aerial view of a small community

    Sarah Munro receives grant to study equitable contraception access in British Columbia

    Recently, Sarah Munro received funding from the Ministry of Health Research Seed Grant program, in partnership with UBC Health, to study the impact of two new policies in British Columbia. The province took the leap of making all contraception methods available for free, including the pill and IUDs.

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HSEED Award and Student Funding

The Health Systems Excellence, Equity, and Distinction (HSEED) Award honors students and helps increase diversity in the field of public health. The HSEED Award is presented annually to students in our degree programs.