Occupational therapy, dental and medical students took home to the People’s Choice Award for their poster presentation during the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics 9th Annual Community Service Learning (CSL) Conference on April 2, 2016. This year’s theme was “Healing Begins Upstream.”
The students received the greatest number of votes for their project, “HELP for Better Health: The Use of Global Attainment Scaling for the Developmentally Disabled.” For the project, students worked two evenings a week for almost six months with the young adult residents of Providence Place. The project leaders are Jenny Montalvo, Emma Sims, Lontanna Ikeotuonye, Brooke Macha and Caitlyn Morgan. This is the second year in a row for HELP to receive this distinction at the conference.
The CSL Conference shares best practices, scholarship and collaboration in service learning among hundreds of UT Health Science Center students, faculty, staff, as well as other University of Texas System campuses and community partners from across the state.