The Susan L. Adams Leadership in Health Policy Award provides scholarships to students with an interest in health care policy leadership. This award supports students who have experience in policy work and/or advocacy, a commitment to interprofessional collaboration and an active membership in a health care or an advocacy-related professional organization. The award benefits students at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and the UC Davis School of Medicine.
The scholarship was established by Susan L. Adams, Ph.D., R.N., N.P., C.N.S., assistant clinical professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Dr. Adams served 12 years as an elected county supervisor in Marin County, California and lends her policy and leadership experience to graduate nursing and medical students. She is a recognized leader in the development and support of innovative interprofessional education at UC Davis Health.