Trieu Le, a second-year student in the School of Medicine, was selected to participate in the third annual Paul Ambrose Health Promotion Student Leadership Symposium in Washington, D.C. She was selected along with 39 other medical, physician assistant, and nursing student leaders to take part in the event.
The symposium is sponsored by the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in the federal Department of Health and Human Services, in collaboration with the American Medical Student Association and Community-Campus Partnerships for Health.
Students participated in sessions presented by public health experts from around the country. They also work on a health-related project after returning from the symposium. For her project, Le plans to promote health awareness by checking people's blood pressure and blood sugar levels at a community event in Seattle.