2018-2020 ITSP Scholars
Jennifer Chang, M.D., Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, is a neuroradiologist with a clinical interest in stroke imaging. She currently serves as the Program Director of the radiology residency.
Poh Choo How, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, attended medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. She completed her psychiatry residency at UC Davis and joined the department as faculty in 2016. Her main interests are in community, public, and cultural psychiatry and she is involved in teaching medical students and residents.
Jennifer Kristjansson, M.D., Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, attended medical school at the University of Southern California, and completed residency in Emergency Medicine and fellowship in Geriatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis. Her interests include Geriatric Emergency Medicine, resident education, and pulmonary embolism care.
Sarah Marshall, M.D., Departments of Family and Community Medicine and OB/GYN, School of Medicine, graduated from University of Minnesota Medical School and completed residency training at UC Davis. She is an Associate Program Director for the Family Medicine Residency and the FMOB Program Training Director where she works closely with residents and medical students. She especially enjoys working with interdisciplinary teams on Labor and Delivery and the outpatient Family Medicine Clinic.
Shaheen T. Najafi, M.D., Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. He completed internal medicine residency and chief year at UC Davis and joined the UC Davis Hospital Medicine group in 2016. Academic interests include medical education.
Ricky Norwood, D.N.P., M.S.N., R.N., F.N.P.-B.C., Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, is a graduate of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and the University of San Francisco. He enjoys teaching in the Family Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant program and serves as the Primary Care Provider for over 1000 patients at the Sacramento County Health Center. His interests include working with underserved patients, veterans and refugees suffering from PTSD, and working with programs that specialize in equity and diversity.
Cara Sandholdt, Ph.D., Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, School of Medicine and Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing is a graduate of the University of California San Francisco where she studied Neurophysiology. She is an assistant adjunct faculty member teaching courses in physiology, anatomy and pathophysiology for medical, nurse practitioner and physician assistant students. Her research interests include medical and nursing education with a focus on education technology, student engagement and professionalism.
Eric Signoff, M.D., Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and completed residency training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. As a Hospitalist he enjoys clinical medical education and serves as the co-Instructor of Record for the Transition to Residency course for fourth year medical students.
Alexis Toney, M.D., Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, is a pediatric hospitalist who attended medical school at UCSF and residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford. She is passionate about teaching residents and medical students on and off the wards, and is the co-Instructor of Record for the third year pediatrics clerkship.
Seleda Williams, M.D., M.P.H., Volunteer Clinical Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine and Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine, teaches medical staff and students about various topics in nutrition, public health, and chronic disease prevention. She also directs a UC Davis nutrition and weight management clinic. Her work focuses on health policy related to health care services, telehealth, public health issues, including chronic disease prevention; as well as maternal, child, and adolescent health.
Alan H. Yee, D.O., Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, is a Cerebrovascular and Critical Care Neurologist. He completed residencies in Internal Medicine and Neurology at the Cleveland and Mayo Clinics, respectively, followed by fellowship training in Neurocritical Care at UC San Francisco. Dr. Yee’s scholarly interest involve interdisciplinary research and medical education in acute and emergency neurology.