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Elizabeth Bishay

Elizabeth Bishay (Director of External Grants) co-founded the Center for Transnational Health with Professor Adela de la Torre in 2004. Her role in the Center is to identify and develop successful applications for public and private funding to support the Center's research and programmatic priorities; Elizabeth also manages all IRB protocols. Elizabeth came to UC Davis in 1994 after serving as the founding Director of Development for the Alameda County Community Food Bank and Executive Director of the Women's Center of San Joaquin County. Her UC Davis experience includes several years in University Relations as a director of development and major gifts for campus fund-raising initiatives. Since 2000, she has focused on research and training-grant conceptualization, development and administration. Her work with the Center focuses on university-community partnerships, with an emphasis in educational and health policy. Elizabeth holds a Master of Journalism degree from the Annenberg School of Communications and Theater at Temple University in Philadelphia, with a specialty in non-profit advertising and marketing. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Haverford College, specializing in 20th-century American and British feminist literature.