Ochsner Academics Announces Recipient of Dr. and Mrs. Roy Gregory Scholarship for Family Medicine

19 Mar 2019
Christopher Van Hise
Christopher Van Hise

Ochsner Academics is pleased to announce that Christopher Van Hise is the inaugural recipient of the Dr. and Mrs. Roy Gregory Scholarship for Family Medicine.

Christopher is a senior student at the UQ-Ochsner Clinical School who is planning a career in family medicine. His long-standing desire for improving the health of underserved communities has driven his commitment to family medicine. Christopher is interested in health policy and belongs to the American Association of Family Practice health policy interest group. He has done extensive volunteer work with refugee communities and has applied to the AAFP Emerging Leader Institute, which provides further training in health policy leadership.

“The dedication and passion for family medicine that Mr. Christopher Van Hise has demonstrated made him well-deserving of this award,” said Ronald Amedee, MD, Head of School and Dean of Medical Education, Ochsner Health System.

Christopher is vice president of the Ochsner Family Medicine Interest Group and has been working with the Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians to increase opportunities for involvement of fellow Ochsner students in family medicine activities. He is a graduate of Columbia University and a native of New York.

About the Dr. and Mrs. Roy Gregory Scholarship

Dr Roy Gregory
Dr Roy Gregory

The Dr. and Mrs. Roy Gregory Scholarship was established in 2018 through a generous endowment from the Gregory family.

Dr. Gregory practiced primary care in Mandeville, LA for 37 years. His two-person practice was the first on the North Shore to join Ochsner Health System. It eventually grew into a primary care practice of 14 physicians with three locations including a “super clinic” in Covington.

Dr. Gregory retired from practice in 1997.