The following email was sent to faculty and staff by LILAC on Thursday, March 19.
Dear Bryn Mawr Faculty and Staff,
We are pleased to invite you to the – “Pathways to Careers in Public Health” – on Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in Thomas Great Hall. This will be an evening celebrating the accomplishments of Bryn Mawr College alumnae who have paved their way to successful careers while passionately serving global communities in various public health capacities. Major contributions of Bryn Mawr faculty and staff, along with increased student demand for public health coursework, community-based work study, and health advising has been met through 360 coursework, LILAC alumnae networking, Health Professions Advising and the development of a Health Studies Minor!
During the event you will hear from key note speaker Cynthia Eyakuze ‘94, Director of the Women’s Rights Program at Open Society Foundations about her journey in a public health career. Before joining the Open Society Foundations, Eyakuze was the director of the Francophone Africa Program at Family Care International, an NGO based in New York. In that capacity, she oversaw programs on HIV/AIDS, adolescent sexual and reproductive health and maternal health in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degree from Bryn Mawr College in French and a Master of Public Health (epidemiology) from Columbia University. In 2007, she was the recipient of the Katharine Houghton Hepburn Fellowship in Women’s Health from Bryn Mawr College.
Following the keynote there will be a opportunity to learn from those who have developed dynamic Public Health programming at Bryn Mawr College. This network includes over 20 guests from public health graduate programs, Bryn Mawr faculty, alumnae, staff, current students and students from the post bac program who have worked in the public health field and more. There will also be an exhibit featuring Bryn Mawr College alumni and public health films, curated by Aneesah Akbar-Uqdah, ’07 and Public Health Analyst at the Center for Disease Control.
To RSVP for the event, please click here. We hope to see you there!
Aneesah Akbar-Uqdah Public Health Analyst and Exhibit Curator, Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Mary Beth Davis Assistant Dean and Undergraduate Health Professions Advisor, Bryn Mawr College
Katie Krimmel Associate Dean, Leadership, Innovation, and Liberal Arts Center, Bryn Mawr College