Medical Students Awarded Remillard Family Community Fund Grants

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Population-based Urban and Rural Community Health (PURCH) students Hye ln Sarah Lee, MD/PhD student, and Pooja Dutta, MD student, were among the recipients of grants from the Remillard Family Community Service Fund for projects aiming to improve local health.

The Fund's 2022 funding cycle supports ten community outreach projects proposed and led by faculty, residents, or students at UMass Chan Medical School.

Food for Thought: A Nutrition Outreach Program for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness

Hye ln Sarah Lee and Pooja Dutta along with medical students Lauren T. Shumate, Kai-Lou Yue, and Marko Stojcevski, psychiatry resident Yumi Kovic, MD, and Xiaoduo Fan, MD, MPH, professor of psychiatry.

The project will provide food, recipes, and cooking supplies at community locations to help patients with severe mental illness improve their diets. It will also pilot several community vegetable gardens.

Creating a Longitudinal Case Management Program Within the Worcester Free Care Collaborative

Hye In Sarah Lee along with medical students Nikita Joshi and Madeline Schwartz, and James Ledwith, MD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health.

The project will expand and improve case management operations to be more comprehensive and ongoing and better connected to other social service organizations in Worcester.

For more details and the complete list of projects and awardees

UMass Chan Medical School News: Remillard Family Community Fund announces recipients of grants to improve local health

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