Written by Madeline Kubiseski, Master of Health Administration Student
With a new school year now well underway, the Global Health Office has been busy with its various programs and events. Many new faces have joined our team over the past few months, and it is time to introduce the office staff and the programs they manage. One of our recent posts highlighted our International Education, International Recruitment and Outreach. Today we introduce you to staff managing Promoting Leadership in Health for African Nova Scotians, Indigenous Health in Medicine, and Service Learning.
Promoting Leadership in Health for African Nova Scotians (PLANS)
Stephanie Bizzeth is the acting program manager of the PLANS program. PLANS seeks to increase representation of African Nova Scotians in the health professions through recruitment and retention, community collaborations and partnerships to improve health outcomes within the African Nova Scotian community. PLANS offers programming, resources, and attends community and school events to provide health career support and preparation.
Nnamdi Chiekwe is the program assistant for PLANS. Nnamdi is in his third year of Therapeutic Recreation.
Indigenous Health in Medicine
Joe MacEachern is the program manager of the Indigenous Health in Medicine (IHIM) program.
The Indigenous program seeks to increase representation of Indigenous students in medicine through recruitment, community collaboration and partnerships. It also advises the dean of medicine, to fulfill the social accountability mandate to the maritime Indigenous community. IHIM is preparing for the upcoming Kiptu Wise Health Science Camp where Indigenous youth spend their March Break learning about professions in the Faculties of Health, Dentistry and Medicine. To learn more about last years Kiptu Wise Health Science camp, click here.
Sarah Peddle is the program manager of the Service Learning Program. The Service Learning program is available to pre-clerkship Undergraduate Medical students in both Halifax and DMNB campuses. The Service Learning Program includes preparation, orientation, community-based service learning experiences, student assessment and program evaluation. To read about student experiences in the Service Learning Program you can read more here. To learn more about the programs partnership with 211 Nova Scotia, a recent blog post by Mike Myette, 211 director, can be found here.