East High School & University of Rochester Collaborations for Health Workforce

East High School and the University of Rochester are connected through an Educational Partnership Organization (EPO) agreement, directed by the Warner School of Education. This agreement has facilitated unique opportunities for the URMC to share learning opportunities about careers in health care with the aspiring scholars at East High School, who are often from groups that are underrepresented in health care. Work-based learning helps East students discover real-world context for their curriculum while highlighting future workforce opportunities in areas of significant shortage at URMC. This session will describe ongoing successful collaborations in phlebotomy, medicine, nursing, neuroscience, and imaging while emphasizing the importance of pipeline programming for the diversification of the health care workforce.

Speakers:
Marlene Blocker, Superintendent, EAST High School
Jodi Cook, Teacher and Medical Sciences Pathway Lead, EAST High School
Elizabeth Cox, MD, Primary Care Provider, University Health Service
Alyssa Deacon, MD Candidate, Class of 2026
Maria A. Marconi, EdD, RN, NursEast Pipeline to Pathways Nursing Program
Emily Murphy, Lab Manager, NeuroEAST Program
Ashwani Sharma, MD, Associate Professor, Imaging Science Program
Annabelle Kleist, PhD, Director, Teen Health & Success Partnership

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  • Dawn Wendt

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