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Release Date: 7/7/2022
Ochsner Academics is pleased to announce Rana Mehdizadeh has been named the 2022 recipient of the Dr. and Mrs. Roy Gregory Scholarship for Family Medicine. Rana will receive a $3000 scholarship award.
Rana is a fourth-year medical student at The University of Queensland Ochsner Clinical School, and is dedicated to pursuing a career in family medicine. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Rana graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with degrees in public health and human biology. She has since demonstrated a longstanding commitment to her community, prioritizing health education and advocacy in underserved communities.
Rana currently serves as the President of the Family Medicine Interest Group, as well as a board member of the New Orleans Adolescent Reproductive Health Project (NOARHP) that provides sexual health education in New Orleans public schools. Rana is also working on longitudinal research projects seeking to expand access to telehealth visits, as well as decreasing emergency department utilization.
About the Dr. and Mrs. Roy Gregory Scholarship for Family Medicine
The Dr. and Mrs. Roy Gregory Scholarship for Family Medicine was established in 2018 through a generous endowment from the Gregory family.
Dr. Gregory practiced primary care in Mandeville, LA for 37 years. His two-person practice was the first on the North Shore to join Ochsner Health. It eventually grew into a primary care practice of 14 physicians with three locations including a super clinic in Covington, LA.
Dr. Gregory retired from practice in 1997.