D3 Shirin Mullen has been selected to participate in the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP)'s ninth Annual Paul Ambrose Scholars Program, June 24-27, 2010.
Mullen will join 45 other health professions students from across the United States with similar interests in prevention education and health promotion for a three-day leadership symposium in Washington, D.C. intended to guide them in their own implementation of a micro-grant funded, community-based health education project.
Students will obtain tools to practice the knowledge and skills learned at the symposium through a faculty-mentored project conducted at their community or institution, and gain a deeper understanding of the complexities and varying perspectives of public health. They will learn methods to effect change in their own community in the areas of health policy, health literacy, project planning, and health care finance and delivery.
Mullen expressed gratitude to her mentor, Department of Orofacial Sciences Professor Dr. Brent Lin, for his "help and encouragement".
Paul Ambrose Scholars Program: http://www.atpm.org/pasp/index.html