Baptist Attends AHA Scholars Symposium with LeMoyne-Owen College Scholars

Dr. Zheng Fan, AHA HBCU Scholar Teresa Norwood-Jackson and Cynthia Bradford

Students from the American Heart Association (AHA) Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Heart Scholars program at LeMoyne-Owen College traveled to Dallas recently with Cynthia Bradford, system community involvement manager, and Dr. Zheng Fan, a professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the Memphis preceptor for the program, to present their research at the 2024 AHA Scholars Symposium, themed “Bold Outcomes for Future Health Leaders.”

The three-day event, held between Thursday, April 11 and Saturday, April 13, featured professional development workshops from both HBCU and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HIS), as well as discussions on mental well-being, a scholars research poster showcase, a celebration banquet and a networking breakfast.

The AHA HBCU Heart Scholars from LeMoyne-Owen College who presented their research include Danielle Jathan, Meredith Buchanon, Arah Anoma and Teresa Norwood-Jackson.

Baptist Memorial Health Care helped to establish the AHA HBCU Heart Scholars program at LeMoyne-Owen College and funds the research conducted by the scholars. At the symposium, Baptist garnered recognition for their work with the scholars.