Published: May 31, 2016
Congratulations to the MAY 2016 Valubility of the Month honorees:
Valubility of the Month – Nomination Form
Do you know someone with Valubility? Fill out this short form to nominate them for Vaubility of the Month. Nominations will be sent to a small committee of your peers to review. Honorees will be announced at the end of each month.
Lee Tayon – Student Affairs
Dealing with health insurance woes can leave students feeling frustrated and vulnerable. But Lee Tayon has a way of making those feelings evaporate.
On a daily basis she squelches anxiety and helps students get the answers they need. She knows that it can be difficult for students to focus on their academic success when they are worried about their health care coverage, and she does something about it.
Most recently, Lee offered a helping hand to a student caught up in the middle of a stressful situation. With grace and a servant’s heart, she offered clear directions and plenty of encouragement.
Nominated by: Emily Mire
Mehdi Namil – Pharmacy Student
Mehdi Namil has a passion for showing others how a small app on a smart phone can go a long way toward improving their health.
He proved his point when he led a workshop on health apps for residents at an assisted living facility. Mehdi recruited other students to help with the effort and the residents were thrilled.
His dedication does not stop there. He led a group of students who conducted a research project related to smart phones and improving patient outcomes.
He also initiated and is leading the first International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) student chapter on camps.
Nominated by: Annesha White
Building Bridges Lay Health Educators: Emelda Thein, Radhika Subedi, Halimo Mudey and Laurette Rudasingwa – Obstetrics and Gynecology
The Building Bridges Lay Health Educators go out of their way to make life a little better for refugees in North Texas.
Once refugees themselves, the health educators understand firsthand the challenges that the people they work with face, and they do everything they can to ease their challenges. They are never too busy to stop and listen, answer a question or offer guidance.
They connect refugee women with medical services, but they don’t stop there. They often help solve problems with education, transportation and other concerns. They offer empathy and understanding–and–even a little humor to help refugees make the transition to life in America.
Nominated by: Alex Branch