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Healthy People Penn State

A research conference and expo for current college juniors/seniors considering graduate school
Penn State University Park | October 2-5, 2013

The College of Health and Human Development and School of Nursing invite juniors/seniors from traditionally underrepresented groups with solid records of academic achievement (GPA>3.25) and who are committed to research and education to attend an all-expenses-paid conference and expo to learn about opportunities for graduate study in a college whose mission is to improve the health of individuals and communities, as mandated in the nation’s Healthy People 2020.

Conference Activities

• One-on-one and group sessions with current graduate students and professors
• Presentations from graduate students engaged in cutting-edge research
• Visits with professors and to research laboratories and departments
• Advisory sessions on applying to graduate programs
• Group meals, tours, and social events with Penn State students and professors as well as students from other colleges and universities


Learn about the goals of Healthy People 2020, as well as modern-day threats to health, and current research conducted in the College of Health and Human Development and the School of Nursing that are aimed at alleviating their effects, including:

• Aging processes
• Communication and cognition disorders
• Daily stressors
• Diabetes and obesity
• Disabilities
• Genetic predispositions
• Global health
• Health disparities and health policy
• Interpersonal relationships
• Leisure and hospitality
• Nursing
• Nutrition
• Parenting and child development
• Physical and recreational activity
• Risky environments and behaviors
• Substance abuse

Graduate Student LIfe at Penn State

• What to look for in a graduate program
• Admissions
• GPAs and GREs
• Research
• Social networking
• Graduate work-life balance

Travel and Expenses

•Airfare or ground transportation to and from Penn State, lodging, and conference meal expenses will be covered by Penn State.

Additional Information / Apply Now

• Visit or call 814-863-7519
• Complete the application process
• Application deadline: June 15, 2013

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