HPW Events Schedule

Monday, November 5: Keynotes

Designed to inspire students on their path to a health care career, Health Professions Week is proud to welcome two dynamic speakers to kick off #HPW2018.

Dr. Christine Grant

Dr. Christine Grant is an Academic Resilience Strategist who partners with individuals and organizations to empower women and men in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).   She obtained her degrees in Chemical Engineering (B.S., Brown University; M.S. and Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology). An international speaker, Grant conducts career coaching and professional development workshops across the U.S., in Ghana and Australia, empowering both women and underrepresented minorities (URM) on the STEM pathway. Her consulting company, CoolSci Productions, LLC (drchristinegrant.com) designs custom, targeted programming for corporate, government and academic environments. A Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular engineering at NC State (one of less than ten African-American women in the U.S. at that rank); she provides leadership as the Associate Dean of Faculty Advancement in the College of Engineering. Her research has focused on surface and interfacial phenomena in the areas of electronic materials, polymers and biomedical systems. She has served her profession as a leader in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) as a member of the Board of Directors and as a Fellow. She has been a Visiting Senior Scholar at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an Expert in the NSF Engineering Directorate and a visiting faculty at Caltech and Duke.  Grant has been recognized with several awards for broadening the participation, promotion and retention of URM and women in STEM including: the AAAS Mentor Award, the NSF Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Math and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) and the Women in Engineering Pro-Active Network (WEPAN) Bevlee A. Watford Inclusive Excellence Award honoring active and creative support of the success of women of color in engineering at the undergraduate, graduate, faculty, and administrative levels. Her book, “Success Strategies from Women in STEM: A Portable Mentor” by Elsevier/Academic Press is the culmination of Grant’s over 30 years of leadership broadening the participation of diverse populations in STEM fields.

Dr. Grant is the President and CEO of CoolSci Productions LLC, STEM Educator, Author, Motivational Speaker, Empowerment Coach, and Mentoring Expert. She is the Associate Dean of Faculty Advancement and Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at NC State University.

 

Mr. LeDerick Horne

Labeled with a learning disability in third grade, LeDerick Horne defies any and all labels. He’s a dynamic spoken-word poet. A tireless advocate for all people with disabilities. An inspiring motivational speaker. A bridge-builder between learners and leaders across the U.S. and around the world. An African-American husband and father who serves as a role model for all races, genders, and generations.  The grandson of one of New Jersey’s most prominent civil rights leaders, LeDerick uses his gift for spoken-word poetry as the gateway to larger discussions on equal opportunity, pride, self-determination and hope for people with disabilities. His workshops, keynote speeches, and performances reach thousands of students, teachers, legislators, policy makers, business leaders, and service providers each year. He regularly addresses an array of academic, government, social, and business groups, including appearances at the White House, the United Nations, Harvard University, the National Association of State Directors of Special Education, and the Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Nevada, and Alabama State Departments of Education. His work addresses the challenges of all disabilities, uniting the efforts of diverse groups in order to achieve substantive, systemic change. You can learn more about him and his work at www.lederick.com.

Dr. Grant and Mr. Horne will present live keynotes via the Health Profession Week virtual platform, and you must register to attend.

 

Tuesday, November 6: Events on Election Day

Join us for a Twitter Conversation on Politics and Health. Health care professionals will share how their careers intersect with politics and how YOU can be a strong advocate for the future of health professions and the patients served.  Follow our twitter handle @HealthProfWeek

Who Am I?: Watch video clips from representatives from all professions as they give a broad explanation of their profession – but do not actually reveal it. Students will then “head to the polls” to select which profession is represented in the video.

Advocate for Health, Wellness, and the Health Professions

Advocacy and keeping health care – and the health professions – at the forefront of our lawmakers’ minds has never been more important than it is today.

Join us for several events that focus on the intersection of politics, advocacy, and the health professions. These events will connect you with the resources, organizations, and professionals who currently advocate for the promotion of health and wellness.

Advocacy for Health and Wellness

Join a live panel discussion with current health and wellness advocates working on Capitol Hill. Many come from a variety of backgrounds in the health professions and will answer a series of questions from the #HPW2018 team and participants.

#HPWChat on Tuesday, November 6 from 2:30-3:30pm ET

This Twitter chat will provide you a chance to discuss your own health care interests in relation to the political climate, along with current advocacy efforts in your community and among organizations. This Twitter chat will be a great opportunity to tweet with professionals, practitioners, current students, and more. Follow @Healthprofweek on Twitter and look for #HPWChat for more details.

 

Wednesday, November 7: College Student Day Virtual Fair

College Student Virtual Fair on Wednesday, November 7 from 1:00-8:00pm ET

Built for you to connect, network, and build relationships with current health profession students, practitioners, and more, join us and help jump start your health profession career.

Calling all college students. Come explore the diverse health care career opportunities at #HPW2018 during our live, virtual, and interactive event. You can connect with health professions in several ways:

  • Chat with practitioners, professionals, admissions representatives, and current health profession students.
  • Download materials and resources on each health profession.
  • View videos created by students and practitioners in the various health professions.
  • Network with several students from varying health professional programs and students interested in the same fields as you.

 

Thursday, November 8: High School Day Virtual Fair

Virtual fair from 11:00am – 3:00 pm ET*. Teachers and advisors – we welcome you and your students participate! Learn more about what you can do in high school to prepare for undergraduate, graduate school, or technical courses to earn degrees and certifications in the health professions.  Chat with representatives from each health profession!

High School Student Virtual Fair on Thursday, November 8 from 11:00am-3:00pm ET

Built for you to connect, network, and build relationships with current health profession students, practitioners, and more, join us and help jump start your health profession career.

Calling all high school teachers, advisors, and counselors. Bring your classroom to #HPW2018 live, virtual, and interactive event, explore the 20 participating professions. Help your students match their interests to a rewarding healthcare career or use Health Professions Week to kick off a class project, enhance a career day, or support college preparation activities.

Whether you join via a projector or in a computer lab, your students will gain valuable knowledge and insight about the diverse health care career opportunities available to them. You can connect with health professions in several ways:

  • Chat with practitioners, professionals, admissions representatives, and current health profession students.
  • Download materials and resources on each health profession.
  • View videos created by students and practitioners in the various health professions.
  • Network with several students from varying health professional programs and students interested in the same fields as you.

Friday, November 9: Money Matters

Paying for school is no laughing matter and a panel of experts will be presenting on several options for financing your future health professions education.

Join us for expert insight on managing everything from budgets to loans. Prepare for a health professions education starting today and learn what you can do before you even apply to better understand how to be a good steward of your money.

First, check your inbox this morning for a short video on basic budgeting. Then login to HPW for a live videocast of ‘Investing In Me’. Join a panel of financial aid experts from physician assistant, dentistry, and pharmacy. They’ll share the process of applying for loans, how to avoid financial aid pitfalls, and their best advice for getting through your program with the least amount of debt.

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