Centennial Scholars/Clinicians News and Announcements

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Development (OFAD) is announcing changes to the Centennial Scholars/Clinicians Advisory Committee.

As of July 1, 2022, Dr. Héctor Valdivia will be rotating off the Advisory Committee and his term as Co-Chair. Many thanks to Dr. Valdivia for his service to the Centennial Scholars/Clinicians program.

We are excited to announce that Dr. Elizabeth Felton has accepted the position of Centennial Scholars/Clinicians Advisory Committee Co-Chair beginning July 1, 2022.

We are also pleased to announce that Dr. Shaneda Warren Andersen, who is graduating from the Centennial Scholars program this year, has accepted the position of Centennial Scholars/Clinicians Advisory Committee member beginning July 1, 2022.

Dr. Felton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology. She received her PhD in biomedical engineering in 2007 and her medical degree in 2009, both from the School of Medicine and Public Health’s Medical Scientist Training Program. She completed a neurology residency in 2013 and an epilepsy fellowship in 2015, at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Felton was a Centennial Scholar from 2016-2019, and has been a member of the Centennial Scholars/Clinicians Program Advisory Committee since 2021.

Dr. Warren Andersen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences. She received her BS in genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and later earned an MS and PhD in population health from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. During her tenure as a Centennial Scholar, Dr. Warren Andersen’s research program examined how social determinants, modifiable risk factors and genetic variants influence cancer risk.

Dr. Chris Capitini will be serving as co-chair of the committee for another year. At the end of the 2022/2023 academic year Dr. Capitini will step down from the committee and a new co-chair will serve with Dr. Felton for the second year of her term.

Again, thanks to Dr. Valdivia and congratulations to Dr. Felton and Dr. Warren Andersen!