Symposium on Service-Learning for Health

Posted by on April 9, 2007

The Minnesota organizations listed below invite you to a one-day symposium in service-learning, May 17 in Rochester MN. Please see below for more details. The deadline to register is May 11.

Individuals representing community organizations, students, and educators will benefit from this opportunity to interact and explore the benefits of implementing service-learning into curricula. Service-learning models engage students by providing opportunities to apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to community-identified issues such as obesity, health disparities, family abuse, chemical dependency, and health education. Service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.

Guest speakers:
Suzanne B. Cashman, Director of Community Health, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Ann-Gel S. Palermo, Chair, Harlem Community and Academic Partnership, New York Academy of Medicine
Judith A. Ramaley, President and Professor of Biology, Winona State University
Sarena D. Seifer, Executive Director, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, University of Washington

If you have questions about this symposium, please contact:
Faith Zimmerman
Program Director
University of Minnesota Rochester
Telephone: 507-280-2834

Mayo Clinic Center for Translational Science Activities
Mayo Internal Medicine Residency Program
Mayo Medical School
Rochester Community Education/Hawthorne Education Center
Southern Minnesota Initiative Fund
University of Minnesota Rochester
Winona State University-Rochester Center

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