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Release Date: Friday, May 2, 2014 2:49 PM
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Sholnn Freeman
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2014 U.S. Healthcare Symposium to Focus on Affordable Care Act
 
Dr. Freeman Hrabowski

WASHINGTON, D.C (March 19, 2014) – The 2014 Symposium on U.S. Healthcare, hosted by Howard University’s Initiative on Democracy, Markets, Communications and Technology, will address challenges and opportunities related to the Affordable Care Act. The Symposium will take place in the Armour J. Blackburn University Center at Howard University on Thursday, April 10 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Howard University has invited Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), to give the event’s keynote address. Other notable speakers include: Reggie Van Lee, executive vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton, Dr. Kevin Maxwell, chief executive of the Prince Georges County Public Schools, Dr. Rick Valachovic, president and chief executive of the American Dental Education Association. WUSA9 anchor Lesli Foster will serve as the moderator for the symposium.

Participants in the symposium will address ways that new communication systems can disseminate information and messages into our communities to tackle overlooked health needs. Community members and students will also have the opportunity to participate in Q and A sessions on how the ACA can help increase community knowledge about personal health. Those unable to join the Symposium in person can still take part in the discussion by following on Twitter (#HealthyHU). To register for the 2014 Symposium on U.S. Healthcare, please visit http://huhealth.eventbrite.com.

Started by the School of Communications in 2009, with a Carnegie Corporation grant, the Howard University Initiative on Democracy, Markets, Communications and Technology has grown to include almost all schools and colleges on the campus.

In addition to lunch, there will be light refreshments during the registration session and a mix and mingle reception/ and research poster session immediately following the symposium. Public transportation is strongly encouraged for those planning to attend, as campus parking is limited. Free Howard shuttles will be available from the Shaw–Howard U Metro Station (on the Green Line) to Blackburn Center.

For more information, contact Rachel E. Cooke, The Grant Group, LLC, at 301.641.2579 or recooke@thegrantgroup-llc.com.

ABOUT HOWARD
Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at www.howard.edu.


ABOUT HOWARD

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at www.howard.edu.


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