Annual Health Summit on April 3 Explores Link Between Good Health and Social Connections

College of Allied Health & Nursing Summit is FREE to Students

From University Media Relations News

Dr. Sarah Y. Vinson
Summit Keynote Speaker

March 21 – “Creating Community Well-Being: Shaping the Future of Health Care” is the theme for the annual Health Summit hosted by the College of Allied Health and Nursing on Wednesday, April 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All sessions will be in the Centennial Student Union. The event is free to students and open to the public for $30. All registered attendees receive a certificate for attendance. Registration is required. April 3 check-in begins at 8:15 a.m.

This year’s Health Summit explores the link between good health and social connections and delves into how to thrive in communities that support individuals’ physical, economic and social well-being to allow them to reach their fullest potential of wellness.

The Health Summit schedule features more than 15 speakers with an opening keynote address at 9:15 a.m. by Dr. Sarah Y. Vinson, a triple board-certified physician who specializes in adult, child & adolescent, and forensic psychiatry and is a professor of pediatrics and psychiatry and the chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Morehouse School of Medicine.

Other programming includes breakout sessions, a lunch presentation and featured speaker sessions. Details, a full schedule and registration information can be found at

Mayo Clinic Health System is the lead sponsor of the summit, which is intended to highlight the University’s distinctive academics, research and industry connections in health and biomedical sciences.

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