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Bridging the Gaps Symposium- September 14th, 2018

Bridging the Gaps is committed to forging partnerships with individuals and organizations dedicated to the promotion of health in underserved communities. The Annual Symposium is free to the public and is based on the work of students who have participated in the past program year.

Date: Friday September 14th 8:30am-12:30pm
RSVP by September 7th, 2018.
Participation is FREE!

Location: WHYY, 150 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Symposium Agenda

8:30 – 10 a.m.

Poster Session: Bridging the Gaps Student Community Health Projects

10:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Plenary Session: Bridging the Gaps Perspectives

Awards Ceremony

BTG 2018 Annual Award recipient
Dr. Howard Stevenson
, nationally recognized clinical psychologist focusing on mental health and racial literacy.


Dr. Howard Stevenson is the Constance Clayton Professor of Urban Education and Professor of Africana Studies in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a nationally recognized clinical psychologist and researcher on the use of racial literacy to negotiate racial conflicts in K-12 education, community mental health centers, parenting and police work. He directs the Racial Empowerment Collaborative (at Penn) and Forward Promise, a national philanthropic initiative. He currently leads two mental health research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health. His recent best seller, “Promoting Racial Literacy in Schools: Differences That Make a Difference” (2014) aims to reduce racial threat reactions in face-to-face encounters.


Participating Educational Institutions: Bryn Mawr College; DeSales University; Drexel University; Geisinger Commonwealth; Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine; Lehigh Valley Health Network; Marywood University ; Moravian College; Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; Rowan University; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Temple University; Thomas Jefferson University; University of Pennsylvania; University of Pittsburgh; University of the Sciences.


To learn more, please contact Ellen Martinak
Bridging the Gaps Program Office

Phone 215-898-4141

Please share this invitation with others who might wish to attend.


This program is made possible through generous support from:

Drs. Ruben and Maria Abunto
Anonymous GSPH faculty
Margaret Carsley
Caroline Fredricka Holdship CH through PNC Charitable Trust Grant Review Committee
Federal Work-Study Program
Hess Foundation
Roger & Dee Reiley Hillas
Jefferson Regional Foundation
Office of Public Health Practice through the
NJ Public Health Training Center
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Dr. Martha Terry
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
The Edna G. Kynett Memorial Foundation
List in alphabetical order and may not include all sources of support.