All students who are unable to attend the orientation please email Nafeeza @ email@example.com
The CSTEP Orientation is an opportunity for students to learn about the benefits of the CSTEP Program, meet with other CSTEP students and features a keynote speaker. This year, our keynote speaker is Dr. Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins.
Dr. Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins is currently serving as a Vice-Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow and Associate Fellow within The Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. He is appointed in the School of Social Policy and Practice and serves as a lecturer in the Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences within the School of Nursing. Jenkins serves as the director of the Interpreting Attitudes toward Minorities in Medicine (I AM) Research Group. Dr. Jenkins was named a 2017 National Quality Forum’s 40 Under 40 Leader in Health. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the nation’s leading philanthropy on health and health care and was awarded the highly-competitive New Connections award for early career scholars. After obtaining his bachelor’s from North Carolina Central University and master’s degrees from Florida A&M University focused on medical and legal history, Dr. Jenkins earned a Ph.D. in Sociology and Criminology & Law from the University of Florida. Jenkins is also a columnist for the number one African-American health news resource BlackDoctor.org.
Dr. Jenkins is currently working on a project to explore issues of health equity in a groundbreaking forthcoming documentary featuring celebrities battling chronic diseases. As an author, Jenkins is currently working on the book, Hue Process: The Quantitative Measurement of Racism in Medicine, and serves as co-editor of the forthcoming book Contemporary African America (New York University Press).
- Friday, October 5, 2018
- 10:00am - 1:00pm
- PS 290 (Larini Room)