5086.0: Wednesday, November 15, 2000 - 10:30 AM

Abstract #17607

Academia's Response to Professional Diversity: Standing Up to the Challenge

Kathleen R Miner, PhD, MPH, CHES, Assoc. Dean for Applied Public Health, Rollins School of Public Health, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329-4218, , kminer@sph.emory.edu

The purpose of this session is to provide the participants with the case study examples of how health professional schools have responded to the need for more diverse faculties and students. These case studies will highlight the ways in which health professional schools have used their mission and goals to design initiatives that prompted specific actions by university administration and school faculty to implement programs that attracted individuals from diverse populations into health careers. The case studies will highlight curricular changes and extramural funding resources that have linked the concept of public health ethics and social justice into their course offerings, faculty responsibilities, and student life.

Learning Objectives: At the end of this session, the participants will be able to: 1.) apply the mission and goals of an academic center to the development of diversity priorities; 2.) link the concepts ethics and social justice to the application of diversity initiatives; 3.) critique the diversity initiatives developed in other professional schools

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: None
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA