SANDY ROCK (GHSD MPH ’72)(left) has held a membership in the American Public Health Association (APHA) for 40 years! In honor of his continued membership, APHA rewarded him with complimentary registration for himself and a guest to the 2011 annual conference. Sandy, or “Doc Rock” as he is known, graciously offered his guest registration to a deserving SPHTM student. Brandon Darrington, a Global Environmental Health Sciences student (center), was the worthy recipient.
Rock currently serves as a risk communicator for CSC Hanford Occupational Health Services, following more than 20 years of medical practice in emergency rooms, ambulatory centers, rural private practice, and community- and migrant-worker clinics on both coasts. He resides in Washington state.
Darrington hails from Austin, Tex., and earned his undergraduate degree from St. John’s University in New York City. His academic focus in GEHS is on health policy, and he hopes to follow his master of public health degree with a master of health administration. His professional aspirations include running a hospital and pursuing public office in the regulatory arena.