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Faculty & Staff Achievements

Achievements from Health Sciences

Joyce Gilbert, Merav Efrat Receive Department of Agriculture Funding ( , )

September 6, 2013

Family and Consumer Sciences faculty member Joyce Gilbert and Health Sciences faculty member Merav Efrat have received $245,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in support of a project entitled “Advancing Professional Competencies of Graduate Nutrition Students in the Area of Lactation Education.”


Vicki Ebin and Judith DeBonis Work Towards “Suicide Prevention” ( , )

August 7, 2013

Ebin, a faculty member in the Department of Health Sciences, and DeBonis, a faculty member in the Department of Social Work and in the Tseng College, have received $101,977 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in continuing support of a project entitled “CSUN Suicide Prevention and Awareness Program.”


ECU Interested in Sloane Burke’s ‘HPV Vaccine Utilization’ ( )

June 5, 2013

Health Sciences faculty member Burke has received $10,000 from East Carolina University in support of a project entitled “HPV Vaccine Utilization and Adherence Among College Students.”


Vicki Ebin and Mary Paquette ( , )

August 1, 2012

Ebin and Paquette have received $101,974 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration in support of a project entitled “CSUN Suicide Prevention and Awareness Program.”


Robert M. Huff ( )

December 31, 2011

Huff had a chapter published in, The Ethics of Health Promotion Intervention in Culturally Diverse Populations (2nd ed ed., pp. 40-56). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.


Merav W. Efrat ( )

December 31, 2011

Efrat had a journal article published in, “The relationship between low-income and minority children’s physical activity and academic related outcomes: A review of the literature.


Rafi Efrat, Vicki Ebin and Merav Efrat ( , )

January 19, 2011

Efrat, Ebin and Efrat have received $100,000 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in support of a project entitled “The Use of Refundable Tax Credits to Increase Children’s After-School Physical Activity Level.”


Sal Esparza and Merav Efrat ( )

January 18, 2011

Esparza and Efrat have received $100,000 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in support of a project enittled “Telephone-Based Support and Education to Promote Breastfeeding Rates of Latina Medicaid Recipients.”


Joyce Gilbert and Merav Efrat ( , )

August 27, 2010

Gilbert and Efrat have received $285,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in support of a project entitled “Advancing Professional Competencies of Nutrition and Health Science Students in the Area of Breastfeeding Education: A Service Learning Project.”


Brian Malec ( )

July 13, 2010

Malec served as a judge for the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems’ (AMDIS) annual awards for outstanding achievement in applied medical informatics.