The Yale Graduate and Professional Student Senate is delighted to announce that Rosana Gonzalez-Colaso, PharmD, MPH, is the recipient of the 2018 Inspiring Yale Award for the Yale Physician Associate Program. At the fourth annual Inspiring Yale event on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, Gonzalez-Colaso is to be honored for being an inspiration to the Yale University student body in and out of the classroom. The event will be held at the Yale School of Management, Zhang Auditorium. Gonzalez-Colaso will share the stage with this year’s guest speaker and honoree Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, director of the National Institutes of Health.
Rosana Gonzalez-Colaso is an assistant professor in the Physician Associate Program and the Faculty Director of Workforce Development and Research at the Equity Research and Innovation Center at Yale School of Medicine. Through curricular innovations in research, interprofessional education, and global health, she is dedicated to preparing an agile healthcare workforce to deliver collaborative patient-centered care, address population needs, and reduce health inequities.“We are honored to be presenting this year’s Inspiring Yale award to such a deserving individual,” says Shermaine Hutchins, 2018 Inspiring Yale Committee Chair and Yale School of Public Health MPH student. “This award is a testament to the impact made on the Yale University student body, who graciously selected all of this year’s recipients.” Gonzalez-Colaso is one of 14 honorees from various parts of the university who will be recognized with the award.
Inspiring Yale was launched in 2015 by the Yale Graduate and Professional Student Senate. It is a one-of-a-kind gala that celebrates the discoveries and accomplishments that occur day after day at Yale University. Inspiring Yale is an event that brings the entire Yale community closer together and inspires collaboration across Yale's many disciplines.