Virginia Healthcare Communication
In 2018, 4-VA awarded Heidi Lawrence $16,500 to offer a first-of-its-kind statewide symposium called The Virginia Colloquium on the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine in collaboration with Bernice Hausman, Kelly Pender, Lori Beth De Hertogh, Cathryn Molloy and Michael Klein.
- Provide students and faculty with mentoring and academic opportunities
- Improve healthcare of populations across the state utilizing a humanistic approach
- Explore possibilities for pursuing funded research in the future
The colloquium was hosted at GMU in June of 2018 and featured a keynote address by internationally-renowned health and medical communication expert Dr. Kirk St. Amant of Louisiana Tech University, presentations from four graduate students, a lightning round collaboration session and a panel presentation on pursuing further research. Attendees included representatives from GMU, JMU, VT, the University of Mary Washington and the University Detroit Mercy.