2019 Taylor Symposium Agenda

Communicating for Health Equity at the Crossroads of America

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Boulevard

Guest parking is available in the Vermont Street garage, which is located at 1004 West Vermont Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202.

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8:00-8:20 a.m.Registration and Continental Breakfast (Campus Center, Lower Level)
8:20-8:30 a.m. Welcoming Remarks - Robert Rebein, Interim Dean, IU School of Liberal Arts (Campus Center, Lower Level)
8:30-9:10 a.m.

Plenary - The Role of Communication in Community Partnerships for Health (Campus Center Theater, Lower Level)

The plenary will cover the necessity for partnership and collaboration in addressing health disparities that affect vulnerable populations.

Antoniette Holt, Director for the Office of Minority Health, Indiana State Department of Health

 9:10-9:20 a.m. 


9:20-10:00 a.m.Concurrent Workshops

Medical Ethics--Mock Bioethics Consultation (Campus Center 305)

Jane Hartsock, Director of Clinical Ethics for the IU Academic Health Center, IU Health; Visiting Assistant Professor of Medical Humanities and Health Studies, IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI

HIV Epidemic and Racial Justice (Campus Center 307)

Carrie Foote, Associate Professor of Sociology, IU School of Liberal Arts

Darrin K. Johnson, Executive Director, Brothers United Inc.

Mark Hughes, Prevention Program Coordinator, Brothers United Inc.

Communicating Scientific Information with Diverse Audiences (Campus Center 309)

Krista Hoffmann-Longtin, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, IU School of Liberal Arts; Assistant Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development

10:00-10:10 a.m.  Break
10:10-10:50 a.m. Concurrent Workshops

Achieving Health Care Parity: A Discussion of Vulnerable Populations (Campus Center 305)

Kim White-Mills, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, IU School of Liberal Arts

“The Game Of…” -- Using Design Thinking to Engage Community Members in Health Research (Campus Center 307)

Helen Sanematsu, Associate Professor of Visual Communication Design at Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI; Associate Director of the Community Health Partnerships, Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

Dustin Lynch, Communication Designer, Research Jam

Suicide Prevention/Intervention Strategies (Campus Center 309)

Rosalie Aldrich, John and Corinne Graf Professor, Department of Communication Studies, IU East

Jessica Sanford, Director of Counseling Services, Earlham College

10:50-11:00 a.m. Break
11:00-11:45 a.m. 

Panel Discussion (Campus Center, Theater Lower Level)

Communicating Across the Lifespan for Health Equity

This panel will bring together practitioners and researchers doing important health work for people at different stages of life, and struggles in addressing health in their populations, best practices for addressing health equity to ensure healthy outcomes at all ages.

Katharine J. Head (Moderator), Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, IU School of Liberal Arts

Sarah Stelzner, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, IU School of Medicine.

Kareema Boykin, Child and Adolescent Trauma Counselor, The Legacy House

Mary Guerriero Austrom,  Associate Dean of Diversity Affairs and Wesley P. Martin Professor of Alzheimer’s Disease Education; Professor of Clinical Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry, IU School of Medicine.

11:45-12:00 p.m.Break & Lunch Registration
12:00-1:55 p.m.

Luncheon (Campus Center 450)

Presentation of the Joseph T. Taylor Excellence in Diversity Awards

Nasser Paydar, Chancellor at IUPUI; Executive Vice President of IU

Keynote AddressThe Importance of Communication in Achieving Health Equity

The keynote will discuss the role of being able to communicate with patients, parents, and community to help delineate the causes and effects of diagnosis and treatment to make sure we are communicating with our patients.

Dr. Joycelyn Elders, Former Surgeon General of the United States

1:55-2:00 p.m.Closing Remarks – Robert Rebein, Interim Dean, IU School of Liberal Arts




















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