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Leadership Symposium

The Leadership Symposium is an annual event held each spring. It is an opportunity for students to share with others the many ways in which they have been involved in the community over the past year. Students can either give an oral presentation or present a poster. Providing students with an opportunity to present their work is important for not only developing those students’ presentation skills but also inspiring other students.



The 2016 Leadership Symposium will be April 9th.


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The 2016 Leadership Symposium


The H-STAT annual leadership symposium provides an opportunity for students to present their work on community projects or research that relate to health disparities in Georgia. This year’s theme is, “Taking Action Together: Student Perspectives on and Solutions to Health Inequities.” In addition to a keynote address by Dr. Otis Brawley, the chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society, we will have panel discussions, “3-minute thesis” talks, and poster presentations by studentsThe event will take place on Saturday, April 9th 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The symposium will be held in the West Exhibit (2nd floor) of the Urban Life Building at the Georgia State University‘s School of Public Health. Free weekend parking is available in the G Deck. Please see the map and directions at left for additional location details.  Please register here. If you have questions, please contact our Education Chairs using the form below.

Contact our Education Chair, Sydney, for more information:

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Past Leadership Symposia

Oral presentations from 2015

  • The Integration of Community Health Workers into Care Teams for High Blood Pressure Prevention and Management
  • Improving healthcare, one word at a time: Emory Volunteer Medical Interpretation Services
  • Reducing Disparities in Diabetes Care Through Student-Led Quality Improvement
  • Diabetes awareness through collective impact
  • Interdisciplinary Childhood Obesity Intervention Program for Latino Families
  • The Teddy Bear Hospital as a method of fighting health disparities
  • Introduction to healthcare needs, challenges, and victories of Mexican transgender undocumented immigrants in rural Georgia
  • Coordinating Emory Student involvement in Clarkston Refugee Communities
  • Mommy and Me Nutrition: An empowerment based curriculum for refugee women in Clarkston, GA
  • Give me shelter: A review of homelessness statistics and associated biopsychosocial issues, with an emphasis on Georgia
  • Intersections of race, sex, and HIV as they pertain to Georgia
  • Can it be taught? Stigma, structural inequality, and medical education

Oral presentations from 2014

  • A Snapshot of Georgia’s Obstetric Care System
  • Georgia Maternal & Infant Health Research Group: Translating Research into Programs & Policies
  • The Role of Exosomes in HIV
  • The Impact of the ACA on HIV Care in Georgia
  • Public Health, Jobs, and Community Organizing: Social Determinants of Health in Georgia
  • Culturally Informed Care: A Student-Generated Workshop at the Emory School of Nursing
  • The Role of Animals in Medicine
  • Georgia’s Refugees: Unique Challenges in this Underserved Population & the Role of Interdisciplinary Education
  • The Harriet Tubman Women’s Clinic: A Multidisciplinary Approach to a Student-Run Free Clinic
  • Bringing the Clinic to the Patient: Street Medicine in Atlanta

Oral presentations from 2013

  • Health Innovations Lab
  • Barriers to Continuity of Care in HIV+ Patients
  • Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition
  • Can a Rising Tide Lift All Boats? Key considerations in the quest to promote health equity and prevent chronic disease.
  • Health Literacy and Health Insurance: Let’s Ask 4!
  • The Health Status of Latinos in Georgia
  • Prisoners with Severe Mental Illness in Georgia
  • The Power of Student Advocacy: Medicaid Expansion in Georgia

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