Impacting HOPE Symposium coming Feb. 24

January 26, 2023  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Faculty, trainees, education leaders, students, staff and community partners are invited to participate in the Impacting HOPE Symposium on Feb. 24 at the Michigan League to address essential questions and drive transformational change toward health equity, opportunity, pathways and education.

Hosted by the Department of Surgery and the HOPE Collaborative at Michigan Medicine, the symposium brings together education leaders, medical experts, students and families to discuss and workshop solutions for better health and learning outcomes for children and families.

This year, the symposium will be focused on action: Action to alleviate poverty that’s holding people back, action to create generational wealth to build momentum and action to heal communities that are suffering. The goal is to recruit, support and retain aspiring doctors from cities of greatest need to create generational wealth, improve patient outcomes, impact physician diversity and disrupt poverty.

Marc A. Nivet, Ed.D., executive vice president for institutional advancement and professor of family and community medicine at Texas Southwestern Medical Center, will be the keynote address for the event.

Featured speakers and workshop facilitators:

  • H. Luke Shaefer, Ph.D., Hermann and Amalie Kohn Professor of Social Justice and Social Policy, associate dean for research and policy engagement at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, professor of social work, faculty director for poverty solutions, U-M
  • Punita Dani Thurman, M.B.A., vice president of program and strategy, The Skillman Foundation of Detroit
  • G?lenn Wakam, M.D., and Sidra Bonner, M.D., M.P.H., Department of Surgery, Michigan Medicine
  • Alfreda Rooks, M.P.A., director of Community Health Services, Michigan Medicine
  • Principal Michael Johnson, M.Ed. and Principal Taneia Giles, M.Ed., M.A., Carpenter and Pattengill Elementary Schools, Ann Arbor Public Schools
  • K?risten Howard, J.D., senior director, Office for Health Equity and Inclusion, Michigan Medicine
  • L?auren Szczygiel, Ph.D., Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine, Michigan Medicine

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