Inspired by the research of Jen’nan Read (Duke University Professor of Global Health and Sociology), HPLANS stands for Health Pathways for Latinx, African and African American, and Native Students. The current team is composed of undergraduate and graduate students of Duke University and Bryn Mawr College.
The purpose of this organization is to decrease the barriers to pursuing careers in healthcare for underrepresented minority students. This will be accomplished by offering educational and networking opportunities for high school and undergraduate URM students considering careers in healthcare.
The underrepresented youth in healthcare conference is the first of such events. To stay connected or get involved, email director Toniya Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or the affiliated conference email: email@example.com