The President's Office Seventh Annual Conference on Diversity

Inclusion: A World of Opportunities


Course #TD1787

CHAMP: Careers in Health and Medicine Program

Note: This session is capped at 14 participants.

Session Description: James Madison University (JMU) Departments of Biology, Nursing and Kinesiology, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center and the Harrisonburg High School Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) program collaborated on a three day camp pilot during the summer of 2012 on the JMU campus. The primary objective for CHAMP is to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in health careers. The "pipeline" (14 students) for the pilot CHAMP was from AVID, a program to help disadvantaged students gain access to rigorous curriculum with the goal of attending a 4-year college. Partnership between JMU, Rockingham Memorial Hospital, and community health professionals provided academic support, exposure to health professions, mentoring, and college preparation to the high school students and their families. Discussion and Next Steps are invited.

Presented by:  Erika Kancler, Susannah Lepley

Session Information:
Monday, March 18, 2013
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
FCSC, Conference Room 5

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