Publicity Committee

Antonio Moya, MD MPH MSHP, CYFAM Co-Founder,

Publicity Committee Mentor

Antonio Moya, MD MPH is a Board Certified Neurologist and LA County DHS Scholar working at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center.  He completed his neurology residency at New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Prior to residency, he graduated from the UCSF School of Medicine as a PRIME-US Scholar and also completed his MPH at the Harvard School of Public Health with a focus on Global Health in Asia.  

 

He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in the Philippines before medical school, specifically working on establishing telemedicine stroke care in this archipelago nation of more than 7,000 islands.  Antonio has primarily focused on the Filipino and Asian Pacific Islander global community, having served as one of the medical directors of the UCSF Student-Run Clinic Mabuhay Center and Director of the UCSF Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association.  Antonio has partnered in Los Angeles with the Filipino American Service Group Inc. (FASGI), having been awarded multiple community and national grants to leverage media tools to improve health behaviors related to stroke and other non-communicable diseases.

 

Career Interests: Dr. Moya is interested in stroke prevention and treatment among underserved communities, telemedicine to facilitate neurology education, referrals, diagnostics, and treatment, and Asian Pacific Islander immigrant health disparities.  He will be working as a full-time neurologist at the LA Department of Health Services in July 2020.  

Research Interests: Dr. Moya is interested in using qualitative research methods to understand stroke and health disparities.  He uses research as a means of advocating for the disaggregation of data among Asian subgroups. He would also like to focus on how to use telemedicine as a  platform to increase neurology care for immigrant, non-English speaking patients.

Allen Siapno, MS3, Co-Head of Publicity Committee

Mr. Siapno is currently a 3rd-year medical student in the Charles R. Drew University/UCLA Medical Education Program at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is a recipient of the David Geffen Medical Scholarship. He continues to push for social justice in Medicine in his roles as the co-coordinator of the Filipino Americans in Medicine at UCLA, a student delegate to the California Medical Association (CMA) and American Medical Association (AMA), and a member of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA). He has also devoted time as a mentor, tutor and volunteer for various UCLA programs. His speciality interests include Urology, OB/GYN, and Pediatrics. 

At UC Berkeley, Mr. Siapno continued to nurture his interest in science while expanding his perspective by pursing a double major in Molecular & Cell Biology and South & Southeast Asian Studies. It was during this time that he returned to his roots by becoming an active member of UC Berkeley’s Pilipinx Community. Some of his fondest memories include speaking to high school students for Outreach Programs and performing at the Pilipino Cultural Night for 2 years. As a leader in the Pilipino Association for Health Careers (PAHC), he worked to address and increase awareness about health issues affecting minority communities by organizing and supporting events including the Medical Mission Benefit Concert, PMSNC’s Medical Mission to the Philippines, and the Minorities in Health Conference. Following graduation, he taught at an after-school program in Rancho Cucamonga and scribed in the Emergency Department at Riverside Community Hospital. He also volunteered as a COPE Health Scholar at the Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center.

Mr. Siapno was born in Dagupan City, Pangasinan but grew up in his hometown of Sta. Ignacia, Tarlac, Philippines. He immigrated to Southern California at the age of 11 and considers Fontana, California as his second hometown. Growing up, his biggest passion was playing tennis before eventually deciding that science was his true calling. He graduated from Etiwanda High School at the top of his class, as a 4-time member of the Varsity Tennis Team and a Regional Medalist in Science Olympiad. 

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Dianne Lumaquin, MD/PhD Student (GS3),

Co-Head of Publicity Committee

Ms. Lumaquin is currently a 5th -year MD-PhD student at the Tri-Institutional Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering MD-PhD Program. She is conducting her thesis research on the mechanisms of melanoma metastasis at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She has received the Medical Student Award from the Melanoma Research Foundation and the NIH NRSA Predoctoral Dual-Degree Training Fellowship F30. As a strong advocate for women physicians, Ms. Lumaquin served as co-chair of the Female Association for Clinicians, Educators and Scientists (FACES) and student overseer for Weill Cornell Women in Medicine. She currently serves as mentor and admissions committee member for the Gateways to the Laboratory Program.


Ms. Lumaquin graduated from UCLA with a major in Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics and a minor in Biomedical Research. She was inspired by her honors thesis mentor, Dr. Donald Kohn, to become a physician scientist. She was supported by the UCLA Amgen Scholars Program, IMSD Care Fellowship, HHURP, and HHMI Exceptional Research Opportunities Program. Outside of the lab, she was deeply involved in Pilipinos for Community Health as Health Fairs Director and Membership Relations Director as well as a caseworker for the UCLA Mobile Clinic Project.

Gabrielle Cua, Publicity Committee Member

Gabrielle graduated valedictorian at Bellarmine Preparatory School and is majoring in Human Biology and Society at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

 

At UCLA, she was the Member Relations Director of Pilipinos for Community Health, an organization that aims to improve the health literacy and outcomes of the Pilipino community as well as the greater Los Angeles area through its components of Preventive Health, Pre-Health Advising and Mentorship, and Community Outreach. Her position involved recruiting members and working closely with other organizations in the Mabuhay Collective, comprised of the various Pilipinx organizations on the UCLA campus. She is the Preventive Health Director of Pilipinos for Community Health and plans to work with her co-director to adjust the component’s traditional volunteer opportunities to address COVID-19 community needs. She is also an active member of Samahang Pilipino, performing in its annual Cultural Night, and a Care Extender volunteer at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

 

In high school, she held leadership positions in her high school’s chapter of Key Club and Future Business Leaders of America. She also participated in Young Executives of Color, the University of Washington Foster School of Business’s pipeline program for underrepresented high school students.

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Rachel Chau, Publicity Committee Member

Rachel graduated from Skyline High School and is a third year Human Biology and Society major at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

At UCLA, Rachel interns at the UCLA Mobile Eye Clinic, an organization committed to delivering free eye care services to underserved communities in Southern California. She served as the glasses manager, facilitating over 200 glasses for distribution. Rachel has also been a part UCLA's FEM Newsmagazine since her first year at UCLA. While she was on the social media team, she helped manage the organization's Instagram page with over 11,000 followers. In the finance department, she helped organize a campaign that raised over $6,500 for printing, publication, and outreach events that promote intersectional feminism. In addition, Rachel is an active member of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) at UCLA, a student-led initiative to make university-developed medicines more accessible and affordable. Rachel is the founder and president of Advocating Intersectional Medicine (AIM), a student-led organization dedicated to intersectional advocacy and education surrounding medicine and healthcare. She also volunteers as a tutor for children of healthcare workers under Tutoring for Heroes.

In high school, Rachel was policy debate captain for three years, taking home several top team and speaker awards. She represented her school in various national and local debate tournaments across the west coast. In her debate career, she received three debate camp scholarships, won back to back top team awards, and placed second at a national tournament. After graduating, she continued to mentor and coach students on different debate advocacies.

In her free time, Rachel enjoys bullet journaling, embroidery, and practicing makeup techniques.