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Florida International to Host “How to Become a Health Professional”

For the first time this year, FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work faculty members and student volunteers will participate in the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Community Healthcare Conference: “How to Become a Health Professional,” a unique and interactive hands-on experience that offers children grades K-12 the opportunity to learn first-hand the role of different health professions. The health profession presenters, through interactive demonstrations, show what it is like to work in different health professions while providing children a summary of the educational requirements needed for their particular competitive field. The following FIU Stempel College faculty will present:

  • Gladys Ibanez, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology
  • Tan Li, Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics
  • Melissa Howard, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Health Promotion & Diseases Prevention
  • Alok Deoraj, Senior Instructor, Department of Environment & Occupation Health
  • Jessica Adler, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy & Management

The goal of the event is to support and empower students interested in health careers to become first-generation college graduates in their respective inner-city families, thereby providing them with the tools to break the vicious cycle of social and economic disadvantage in their communities.

Location: Opa-locka Old City Hall (777 Sharazad Blvd. Opa-locka, FL, 33054)

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