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Published: May 5, 2023

Neha D. Chande, MD named AAFP 2023 Vaccine Science Fellow to Advance Public Health

The CAFP is pleased to announce that Neha D. Chande, MD, MHS has been selected as one of the American Academy of Family Physicians’ 2023 Vaccine Science Fellows. This fellowship program helps develop family physicians’ skills and knowledge surrounding vaccination and addresses connections between public health and family medicine. 

Neha D. Chande, MD, MHS, is a health sciences assistant clinical professor in the department of family medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she also completed her residency. Dr. Chande earned her medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and received her Master of Health Science in epidemiology from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

“As a faculty member in the UCLA Family Medicine Residency Program with training in Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, I enjoy working at the nexus of public health and family medicine on a daily basis,” said Dr. Chande. “I am particularly passionate about vaccinology and feel that my roles teaching residents and caring for patients have prepared me to participate in this Fellowship.”

The fellows will be guided by AAFP physician mentors, including three past Vaccine Science Fellows, as they gain practical hands-on experience in vaccine science and policy by meeting with experts in immunization, public health, policy groups and vaccine manufacturers. Fellows will also develop a self-study project to be disseminated to AAFP membership, public health officials and others.

You can find more information about the AAFP Vaccine Science Fellowship Program here.

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