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Health Careers Opportunity Program

Health Professions Committee

The Health Professions Committee (HPC) is comprised of various faculty and staff at California State University, Fresno who are skilled in an array of different backgrounds ranging from the science, math, and English professors to Deans of colleges. The role of the HPC is to compose letters of recommendation for students who are applying for professional school. The Committee letter is designed to enhance the applicant’s chances of gaining admission into the applicant’s desired health professional school program.

 
Goto, J Hasson Keyser

Joy J. Goto, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor, Chemistry Department
 
Education: 
B.S., Chemistry, UC. Davis
Ph.D., Chemistry, UCLA
 
E-mail: JGoto@csufresno.edu

Alam S. Hasson, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, College of Science and Mathematics
 
Education: 
B.S. Chemistry, Oxford University
Ph.D., Chemistry, Birminham University
 
E-mail: ahasson@csufresno.edu

Vadim Keyser, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy
 
Education: 
B.S. Philosophy/Biology, University of Maryland
Ph.D., Philosophy, UC Davis
 
E-mail:  vkeyser@csufresno.edu
Meyer Riley Saito

Christopher R. Meyer, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Science and Mathematics
 
Education: 
B.S. Chemistry, CSU Chico
Ph.D., Biochemistry, UC Riverside
 
E-mail: cmeyer@csufresno.edu

Larry G. Riley, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Biology
 
Education: 
B.S. and M.S. Biology, Fresno State
Ph.D., Zoology, University of Hawaii
 
E-mail: lriley@csufresno.edu
 

Brynn Saito, MA, MFA

Assistant Professor, Department of English
 
Education:
B.A., Philosophy, UC Berkeley
M.A., Religious Studies, New York University
M.F.A., Creative Writing, Sarah Lawrence College
 
E-Mail: bsaito@csufresno.edu
Van Laar Woo  

Tricia Van Laar, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
 
Education: 
B.S., Biology, California State University, Stanislaus 
M.S. Biology, University of the Pacific
Ph.D., Cell Molecular Biology, University of Texas San Antonio
 
E-mail: tvanlaar@csufresno.edu
 

Ellen Woo, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Fresno State
Associate Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UCSF
 
Education: 
B.A., Psychology, California State University, Fresno 
M.A. Psychology, California State University, Fresno 
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology), Washington State University
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Clinical Neuropsychology, UCLA
 
E-mail: ewoo@csufresno.edu