Symposium Co-Chairs

Carol Papp

Carol Papp, DNP, MS, RN-BC

Dean, College of Health Sciences & Founding Dean, School of Nursing
University of Bridgeport

Mark H. Pitcher

Mark H. Pitcher, PhD

Director of Health Sciences Inter-Professional Research
University of Bridgeport

Planning Committee

Janice AndersenDirector of Operations, Regional Youth/Adolescent Action Program (RYASAP)
Michael CiolfiAssociate Dean, College of Health Sciences & Director School of Chiropractic, University of Bridgeport
Janice N. FayeCoordinator, College of Health Sciences, University of Bridgeport
Eileen Herlihy-SantiagoCoordinator, Health Sciences Post Graduate Education, University of Bridgeport
Mare JeffriesProgram Manager, Health Sciences Post Graduate Education, University of Bridgeport
James LehmanDirector, Community Health Clinical Education, University of Bridgeport
Paul PossentiDirector, Trauma Services, Emergency Management & Security, Yale New Haven Health Bridgeport Hospital
Francesca QuettantProgram Coordinator, Greater Bridgeport Area Prevention Program (GBAPP)
Austin TerreriPrevention Corps Program Director, Regional Youth/Adolescent Action Program (RYASAP)

The University of Bridgeport College of Health Sciences

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The College of Health Sciences is composed of an integrated body of healthcare programs committed to educating leaders in healthcare. The College has eight highly acclaimed and accredited Schools and Institutes: Physician Assistant Institute, School of Nursing, Fones School of Dental Hygiene, School of Naturopathic Medicine, Acupuncture Institute, School of Chiropractic, School of Health Professions and the Nutrition Institute where learning is inter-professional, evidence-based, and patient-centered providing the health sciences student with lifelong learning opportunities. The College of Health Sciences focuses on overall wellness through community health education, exercise science and general fitness, nutrition, and health science research. Additionally, the Clinical Laboratory Science program serves a crucial role in acute care for the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease.

Healthcare is a rewarding and exciting field of study and practice. To address the demand for highly qualified healthcare professionals, the College offers an exceptional and diverse set of undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate healthcare programs that positively contribute to the advancement of healthcare delivery, both locally and globally.


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