Rollins Faculty and Staff to Present at ASPPH

March 11, 2024
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This year’s annual meeting of the Associated Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) will take place March 21-23 in Arlington, Virginia, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott. Rollins faculty and staff will be presenting at a number of sessions. If you are planning on attending and are mapping out your schedule, please consider attending a few of the sessions below and saying hello to the friendly faces from Rollins.   

March 21 

7:30-8:45 a.m. James W. Curran, MD, dean emeritus, will moderate the Global Advisory Committee Meeting. 

2:45-3:45 p.m. Joanne McGriff, MD, assistant dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion, will serve as a panelist for the session, Establishing Trust, Repairing Harm, and Involving Community in Scholarship and Academia.

Session description: This session features the work of Health Equity Scholars and Community Activists who center the principles of community-based participatory research and restorative justice as part of building relationships, minimizing the harm created by unintended or intended power differentials in community engagement, and facilitating processes whereby trust and mutual respect are seen as critical bi-directional components in establishing ground rules for extending the reach and visibility of community partners in scholarly activities. Session details will be based on the presenters’ portfolio of work featured as exemplars of best and promising practices in restoring harm and involving community in advocacy, achieving desirable health outcomes, and in cultivating authentic collaborations. 

12:00-1 p.m. Amanda Prophett, associate director of academic programs for the Hubert Department of Global Health; Jena Black, director of academic affairs and enrollment operations; and Joanne Williams, director of student engagement; will speak during the session, Structuring Support for Student Success. 

Black and Williams will discuss, Integrating Academic Affairs and Student Life: Holistic Advising Approaches & Care Collaborations for Student Success, from 12:20-12:40. 

Prophett's presentation will speak to, Enhancing student support through Team Advisement: An Evaluation of Mentoring and Advisement Community (MAC) Groups in a Master of Public Health Program from 12:40-1.

Poster Presentation 

5-6:30 p.m. Lauren Christiansen-Lindquist, PhD, teaching assistant professor, will deliver the poster presentation, Quantitative Essentials for Public Health: A math refresher

March 22 

10:45-11 a.m. Ivone Foisy, executive director of admission and enrollment, and Emily Lakemaker, director of admissions and recruitment, will deliver the presentation, Alumni Conversations Portal: A gateway for engagement with admitted students and alumni

11:15-11:25 a.m. Elizabeth Walker, PhD, teaching associate professor, will talk about, Recognizing Guest Speakers’ Valuable Contributions to Public Health Classrooms: Evaluation of a Pilot Program to Provide Thank You Gift Cards to Guest Speakers.

4:05-4:25 p.m. Robin McGee, PhD, teaching assistant professor, will speak on the topic, A Landscape Analysis of Applied Practice Experience Projects: Using Data to Inform Advising

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