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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. 


33rd Annual Symposium
Thursday, October 19, 2023

9 AM - 11:30 AM

Via Zoom*

Participation is FREE


*Eligible attendees will need to attend the entire Symposium, and will receive an email to apply in the days after the event. 



9 AM - 11:30 AM

2023 Storytelling Project Highlights

Interactive Poster Session

Keynote Address


Gary Younge
award-winning author, & editorial

board member of The Nation
2023 Bridging the Gaps Awardee

*Registered attendees will be emailed the 2023 BTG Symposium Zoom link and invited to view the

Virtual Poster Session and Student-Created Resources a few days prior to the event.

Keynote Address 

Join the Bridging the Gaps network and keynote speaker Gary Younge, an award-winning author, broadcaster, and professor, for an information-packed morning of discussion with individuals promoting health and well-being in urban communities.  


Gary Younge is an award-winning author, broadcaster, and professor of sociology at the University of Manchester. He is an editorial board member of The Nation and an Alfred Knobler Fellow at Type Media. Formerly a writer for The Guardian, he served for 12 years as a U.S. correspondent before becoming an editor-at-large. He left in 2020 to pursue academia. He has authored six books, including “Another Day in the Death of America, A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives” (2016), which was nominated for six awards and won the J. Anthony Lukas Prize from Columbia Journalism School and the Nieman Foundation. He has written for The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Financial Times, among other publications. Younge has created radio and television documentaries on subjects ranging from gay marriage to Brexit.

Please register no later than October 16!
To contact the BTG Program Office, email

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

Special Thanks

BTG Program Support 


Participating Academic Health Centers/Universities
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, DeSales University, Drexel University, Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Moravian College, Temple University, Thomas Jefferson University, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh


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