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.
Joy J. Goto, Ph.D.
Interim Dean, Division of Research and Graduate Studies
B.S., Chemistry, UC. Davis
Ph.D., Chemistry, UCLA
Alam S. Hasson, Ph.D.
Interim Vice Provost, Office of the Vice Provost
B.S. Chemistry, Oxford University
Ph.D., Chemistry, Birminham University
Vadim Keyser, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy
B.S. Philosophy/Biology, University of Maryland
Ph.D., Philosophy, UC Davis
Christopher R. Meyer, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Science and Mathematics
B.S. Chemistry, CSU Chico
Ph.D., Biochemistry, UC Riverside
Larry G. Riley, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biology
B.S. and M.S. Biology, Fresno State
Ph.D., Zoology, University of Hawaii
Brynn Saito, MA, MFA
Assistant Professor, Department of English
B.A., Philosophy, UC Berkeley
M.A., Religious Studies, New York University
M.F.A., Creative Writing, Sarah Lawrence College
Tricia Van Laar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
B.S., Biology, California State University, Stanislaus
M.S. Biology, University of the Pacific
Ph.D., Cell Molecular Biology, University of Texas San Antonio
Ellen Woo, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Fresno State
Associate Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UCSF
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