About the Symposium

The BTG Annual Symposium highlights the work of the Community Health Internship Program (CHIP). The Symposium is open to the broader community, and designed to provide a forum for dialogue and networking opportunities while engaging community representatives, public health officials, agency personnel, grant-makers, and university faculty, staff, and students in the work of the program. In 2020, the 30th Anniversary Annual Symposium will take place in a virtual format. 

 

The 2020 BTGCHIP student work including Team Experience Summaries and Slide Presentations are available on the website and listed by Community Partner. Also, see the 2020 Student Created Resources and Storytelling Projects.  

AGENDA

 

Welcome from Lucy Wolf Tuton, PhD, BTG Executive Director 

 

2020 Student Coordinators present a summary of the Storytelling Projects

 

Keynote Address 

Each year BTG gives an award to a person who represents the values and ideals of the program. This year the awardee is Rashad Robinson.

Rashad Robinson is the award-winning president of Color Of Change, a leading racial justice organization with more than seven million members. Color Of Change uses innovative strategies to effect systemic change that positively impacts black people’s lives. Tactics include forcing corporations to stop supporting Trump initiatives and white nationalists; framing net neutrality as a civil rights issue; holding local prosecutors accountable to end mass incarceration, police violence and financial exploitation across the justice system; forcing more than 100 corporations to abandon ALEC, the secretive right-wing policy shop; and forcing Bill O’Reilly off the air, among others. Fast Company has named Color Of Change three times to its Most Innovative list.

As the organization’s leader, Robinson also serves as a consultant, speaker, writer and media guest. The New York Times, Wired, The Root, The Washington Post and other major news outlets have profiled him. He was a member of the inaugural cohort of Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity and serves on the board of the Hazen Foundation.

BTG Alumni Panel: 30 Years

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Abby S. Letcher, MD

Alumni Panel Moderator

Current title: Faculty Associate/Medical Director of Caring Place Family Healthy Program

Discipline when participating in BTG:  Medicine 

 

School attending when participating in BTG: University of Pennsylvania

 

Year of BTG: 1991

Amanda A. Lyons, OTD, 

 

Current title: Assistant Professor & Academic Fieldwork Coordinator for the OT Department at TJU

Discipline when participating in BTG:  Occupational Therapy

School attending when participating in BTG: Thomas Jefferson University

 

Year of BTG: 2009

Joshua S. Coren, DO, MBA, FACOFP

Current title: Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, and Professor 

 

Discipline when participating in BTG:  Osteopathic Medicine

 

School attending when participating in BTG: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

Year of BTG: 1998

Stacey Abraham, MSS, LICSW, LCSW-C

Current title: Supervisory Coordinator in the Behavioral Health Division @ Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA)

Discipline when participating in BTG:  Social Work

School attending when participating in BTG: Bryn Mawr

Year of BTG: 1998

Seth Laucks, MA, MT-BC, LPC

Current title: Creative Arts Therapy Coordinator, Living Branches senior communities  

Discipline when participating in BTG: Music Therapy & Counseling - Creative Arts Therapies Department

School attending when participating in BTG: Drexel University 

Year of BTG: 2013

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Marjorie Dejoie-Brewer, MD

Current title: COO of M.A.D, F.I.T.

Discipline when participating in BTG:  Medicine

School attending when participating in BTG: University of Pennsylvania

 

Year of BTG: 1993

Roopali Kulkarni, DMD, MPH

Current title: Chief Resident, Department of Oral Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine / Health System

Discipline when participating in BTG:  Dental Medicine 

School attending when participating in BTG: University of Pennsylvania

 

Year of BTG: 2016

Mohammed Bu Saad, MS

Current title:  DrPH Student, Department of Epidemiology & Lecturer at Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (IAU)

Discipline when participating in BTG:  Medicine

School attending when participating in BTG: University of Pittsburgh

 

Year of BTG: 2018

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Nancy Brisbon, MD

Current title: Chief Medical Officer, Mazzoni Center

 

Discipline when participating in BTG:  Medicine

School attending when participating in BTG: University of Pennsylvania

 

Year of BTG: 1998

Annual Report, 2019

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