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Health Professions Advisory Services

The Committee on Health Professions (CHP)

Members of the Committee on Health Professions are faculty and administrators who are willing to provide advisory information to students interested in a career in the health professions. They can be contacted through the HPAS office phone number (718-997-3470) or by email at Members assist the chair in writing the college letter of evaluation, provide opportunities for students to participate in mock interviews, and are resources for students preparing for a career in the health professions.


Valli Cook Director and Chair 997-3470
Mika Vesanen Pre Med Advisor (Biology) 997-3470
A. David Baker Chemistry and Biochemistry
Thomas Bird European Languages and Literatures 997-5982
June Bobb Office of the Provost 997-5900
Richard Bodnar Psychology 997-3543
John R. Bowman Political Science 997-5490
Martin Braun Freshman Year Initiative 997-5567
Robert Engel (Bio)
Chemistry and Biochemistry 997-4106
Nancy Hemmes Psychology 997-3561
William Hersh Chemistry and Biochemistry 997-4144
PoKay Ma Biology 997-3412
Maureen Pierce-Anyan Dean of Students Office 997-5423
Wilma Saffran Chemistry and Biochemistry 997-4195
Alice Sardell Urban Studies 997-5143
Fern Sisser Mathematics 997-5840
Thomas Strekas Chemistry and Biochemistry 997-3275
Joyce Tang Sociology 997-2839



 Office Information

Fall & Spring: (M-F) 9 am-4:30 pm
Summer: (M-Th): 9 am-4:30 pm
Science Building, Room B338
Phone: 718-997-3470

Director and Chair: Valli Cook
Pre Health Advisor: Mika Vesanen
Office Assistant: Helen Wonahuadam
Office Assistant: Xiomara Guzmanacha

Students should meet with a Health Professions advisor at least once each semester.


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