Edgar Corona, a student at the David Geffen School of Medicine and 2015 Summer Scholar, won the Lancet -CUGH Best Student Poster Contest at the 2016 CUGH Conference. His presentation, A Cost Analysis of Multiple Triage Strategies for Early Detection of Cervical Cancer Screening Programs won under the track of Financial and Operational Sustainability.
The Lancet Global Health and CUGH awarded seven $500 awards to seven student poster presentations - one for each of seven tracks: Governance, MDGs and SDGs, Human Resources and Workforce, Planetary Health/ Global Environmental Health/ One Health, Technology and Innovation, New and Emerging Priorities for Global Health, Financial and Operational Sustainability. Students competed by submitting their abstracts, and presenting at the CUGH conference.
Corona wishes to devote his medical career to serving immigrant, monolingual Spanish-speaking populations. He is doing a simultaneous MD-Masters program, focusing on training other doctors to care for vulnerable and under-resourced communities.
The UCLA Blum Center congratulates Edgar on winning this prestigious award, and wishes him success in all his future endeavors.