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ASPPH Hosts Student Leadership Institute

The 2014 ASPPH Student Leadership Institute was held on Monday, November 17 at the Westin New Orleans Canal Place, New Orleans, LA. Fifty-eight students from 35 schools and programs of public health attended the Institute.


This annual workshop is a skill-building and networking opportunity for student leaders at ASPPH-member schools and programs. The Institute was planned by the ASPPH Student Services forum and the Student Recruitment Sub-Committee.

This year’s programming included an early morning keynote session and late morning leadership activities with Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. The keynote speaker was Mr. Melvin Monette, the director of graduate fellowship and special programs at the American Indian Graduate Center and the president of the National Indian Education Association. Columbia adapted part of their orientation, Public Health Leadership in Action: Integration of Science and Practice, which allowed participants to use public health case studies to judge leadership styles.

The institute was also successful because of the participation and dedication of the student participants. Thank you to our schools and programs for supporting the Student Leadership Institute!