Three University of Maryland School of Public Health graduate students were selected to serve as delegates at the 2014 Center for Disease Control and Prevention Millennial Health Leaders Summit held this week. The annual two-day summit brings together outstanding graduate students in the fields of public health, medicine, and public policy to equip them to be future leaders in eliminating health disparities in the United States.
The three Maryland delegates, Ms. Aishia Correll, health services administration, Mr. Duane Wallace, behavioral and community health, and Ms. Ashley Woodall, epidemiology and biostatistics, traveled to Atlanta, GA to participate in the summit, which is sponsored by the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity at CDC.
During the event, Ms. Correll, Mr. Wallace, and Ms. Woodall, learned from public health experts, workshops, and discussions about culturally-appropriate models for eliminating health disparities. The Summit provides practical information to prepare students to address the social determinants of health that influence health equity.
The three students, all master’s students in the second year of their programs, were selected from nominees put forward by different departments within the University of Maryland School of Public Health.
By convening the Millennial Health Leaders Summit, the CDC’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity hopes to support the next generation of leaders who will work toward eliminating health disparities in the U.S. in the 21st century.