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The final state in Antidote’s Doctors Behaving Badly tour of state medical boards should have been Wyoming.

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Daniel Hancz is chief pharmacist for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and a specialist in counterfeit and foreign drug identification. He was formerly a supervisor at the Los Angeles County Regional Drug and Poison Information Center. He has been assigned to the Health Authority Law Enforcement Task force for eight years. He is also an adjunct professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Southern California.

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Biographical Sketch Dr. Manuel Pastor is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. Pastor holds an economics Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, is the inaugural holder of the Turpanjian Chair in Civil
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Manuel Pastor is professor of geography and American studies and ethnicity at the University of Southern California, where he also serves as director of the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) at the Center for Sustainable Cities and co‐director of the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII). Founding director of the Center forJustice, Tolerance, and Community at UC Santa Cruz, Professor Pastor holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and has received numerous fellowships and grants.

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Sandra McNeill has served as executive director of the Figueroa Corridor Community LandTrust since July 2007. Ms. McNeill returned to her home in the Figueroa Corridor in 2006 to work with the Land Trust after living in Oaxaca, Mexico. In 1995, she worked with other community activists to found Strategic Actions for a Just Economy (SAJE). Her years at SAJE included her role as the founding organizer of the Figueroa Corridor Coalition for Economic Justice.

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Glenn Masuda is associate director of the Asian Pacific Family Center in Rosemead, a division of Pacific Clinics, a private, nonprofit mental health services provider with 46 clinics in four Southern California counties. Now in his 23rd year at the clinic, his specialty areas are adolescent psychology, family therapy, and community interventions. He is a licensed psychologist, a founding faculty member of the Pacific Clinics Institute, and a part-time associate professor at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University’s Los Angeles campus.

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Maxine Liggins is an Area Medical Director for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The Service Planning Areas in which she works include the wealthiest and the poorest residents of Los Angeles County. Public Health’s mission of “improving the quality of life for the residents of Los Angeles County” serves as a yardstick to measure the quality of health services provided in the Los Angeles County. Dr.

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Valerie Ruelas is the Director of the Community Diabetes Initiatives of the University of Southern California and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles managing the program‚s research grants and projects. Ms. Ruelas has received a grant from the California Community Foundation and worked with the South Los Angeles community to establish a farmers market in Watts and developed a promotora program to assist in the Hubert Humphrey Health Center‚s diabetes program ˆ a sister clinic of the Roybal Health Center.

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This weekend was the second session of the California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship conferences in Los Angeles, and the event provided some fascinating and newsy morsels. Here's a round-up of what some of the speakers had to say (Check out more detailed blog items here as well.).

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