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School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
shs@oakland.edu

School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
shs@oakland.edu

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Healthology Symposium

Mission: Where science, practice and social interests meet, the Healthology Symposium celebrates impactful collaborative approaches for addressing upstream social determinants of health in achieving better downstream care.  Our focus rotates annually among four departmental themes.

Vision: More than promoting quality health care, we envision a true health system of collaborative leadership and inter-professional pursuits — sharing goals, challenges, and solutions to promote the public good — growing healthy communities mind, body and "soil".

The goals of our Healthology Symposium are expressed in this video.

2020

BETTER upstream Health, BETTER downstream Care:  Let's Get Moving

Celebrating Human Movement Sciences

POSTPONED - CURRENTLY LOOKING AT ALTERNATE DATES FOR THIS EVENT
May 4-5, 2020

Monday, May 4
Public Forum
5-8 p.m. | Oakland Center, Banquet Rooms

This event is free and open to the public.

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Keynote: Angela T. Moore

Angela T. Moore is a trainer, counselor and advocate for personal responsibility. Moore is the founder and owner of The Body Principle, an integrated health studio that provides fitness programming, mental health and nutrition counseling, and empowerment coaching to individuals and small groups. She also created the Propel Youth Empowerment Program designed to improve the self-esteem, self-confidence and self-efficacy in youth. Moore’s radio show “Empowered” on 910 AM Superstation explores mental and physical health education. Most recently, Moore joined the Board of Advocacy and Resource Development (BOARD) for the School of Health Sciences at Oakland University.

Tuesday, May 5
Professional Conference (CMEs and CEUs offered)
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Oakland Center, Banquet Rooms

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Keynote: Julie Schilz

Julie Schilz is a senior director in Mathematica’s Health Unit where she leads business development in the private health care sector. Before joining Mathematica in 2018, Schilz held senior positions in leadership, operations and strategic development including Anthem and Colorado’s Multi-Payer Patient Centered Medical Home. Schilz holds a number of professional affiliations and is active with several leading health organizations including the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation’s Comprehensive Primary Care initiative, the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, the National Committee for Quality Assurance, and the Primary Care Payment Model Workgroup for the Health Care Payment Learning Action Network.
Sponsorship Opportunities

Benefactor’s Society $10,000 
FMV – $1,300

  • Reserved VIP seating at public forum for six people
  • Six tickets to the reception with keynote speaker at public forum
  • Six registrations to attend symposium on May 5
  • Company name displayed on program and listed on website
  • Recognition from the podium at public forum
  • Signage prominently displayed at the entrances at public forum and symposium
  • Display table at symposium lunch event (optional hosting opportunity)

Black and Gold Circle $5,000
FMV – $1,000

  • Reserved VIP seating at public forum for four people
  • Four tickets to the reception with keynote speaker at public forum
  • Four registrations to attend symposium on May 5
  • Company name displayed on program and listed on website
  • Recognition from the podium at public forum
  • Signage prominently displayed at the entrances at public forum and symposium
  • Display table at symposium lunch event (optional hosting opportunity)

Dean’s Circle $2,500
FMV – $400

  • Reserved VIP seating at public forum for two people
  • Two tickets to the reception with keynote speaker at public forum
  • Two registrations to attend symposium on May 5
  • Company name displayed on program and listed on website

Leadership Donors $1,000
FMV – $300

  • Reserved VIP seating at public forum for two people
  • Two tickets to the reception with keynote speaker at public forum
  • Company name displayed on program and listed on website

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE SYMPOSIUM ON MAY 5

Lunch Sponsor $5,000
FMV – $1,000

  • Four registrations to attend symposium on May 5
  • Four tickets to the reception with keynote speaker at public forum
  • Company name displayed at dining space and listed on website
  • Display table at symposium (optional hosting opportunity)

Breakfast Sponsor $2,500
FMV – $800

  • Two registrations to attend symposium on May 5
  • Two tickets to the reception with keynote speaker at public forum
  • Company name displayed at dining space and listed on website
  • Recognition from the podium during symposium
    Display table at symposium (optional hosting opportunity)

Symposium Supporters or Breakout Session $1,000
FMV – $300

  • Two registrations to attend symposium on May 5
  • Company name displayed on program and listed on website

 FMV = fair market value; receipt will be issued for charitable portion of gift.

For questions, please contact Sarah Brown at sarahbrown@oakland.edu or (248) 364-8798
or Tanya Griffith at (313) 244-7901 or tgriffith@oakland.edu. 

List of Sponsors
2017-2019 Symposiums

2019
BETTER upstream Health, BETTER downstream Care:  It takes a team

Celebrating Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences
Tuesday, April 30 and Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Keynote:  Michael Laposata

Michael Laposata, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology at the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston. He developed an innovative method of systematically interpreting clinical laboratory data and eliminating guesswork by creating diagnostic medical teams, or DMTs. The teams are a collaborative approach, with pathologists, clinical laboratory scientists, expert physicians and others, designed to offer healthcare professionals assistance in selecting appropriate diagnostic tests and interpreting results for individual patients. Dr. Laposata spearheaded DMTs at several institutions, including Vanderbilt University, with data showing improved patient outcomes, shorter hospital stays and reduced health care costs.

Dr. Laposata is the recipient of 14 major teaching prizes at Harvard, the Massachusetts General Hospital, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. In 2016, in the international journal The Pathologist, he was identified as the most influential pathologist in the United States, and the third most influential pathologist in the world.

2018
BETTER upstream Health, BETTER downstream Care

Celebrating Public and Environmental Wellness
Tuesday, April 17 and Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Keynote:  Rishi Manchanda

Rishi Manchanda, M.D., MPH, is founder and president of HealthBegins, a social enterprise that provides training, clinic redesign and technology to transform health care and the social determinants of health. Dr. Manchanda is a dual board-certified internist and pediatrician, a board member of the National Physicians Alliance, and a fellow in the California Health Care Foundation’s Healthcare Leadership program. He is the lead physician for homeless primary care at the VA in Los Angeles, where he has built clinics for high-utilizer homeless veterans with complex chronic disease.

Dr. Manchanda was the first director of Social Medicine and Health Equity at a large community health center network in south Los Angeles. In 2008, he started RxDemocracy, a nonpartisan coalition that has registered over 30,000 voters in doctors’ offices and hospitals nationwide. His 2013 book, “The Upstream Doctors,” introduces a new model of the health care workforce that includes clinical upstreamists who address social determinants of health. In 2014, Dr. Manchanda was recognized in The Atlantic magazine as one of 20 leading health care innovators in America.

2017
Healthy Pontiac, We Can!  An Interdisciplinary approach to Community Health

Celebrating Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Keynote:  Jennifer Lucarelli

Jennifer Lucarelli, Ph.D. is the community chairperson of the Healthy Pontiac, We Can! Coalition, which aims to increase healthy eating, physical activity, and tobacco-free living in the Pontiac community.  Since its formation in 2011, Healthy Pontiac has grown to include over 40 partnering organizations, has received state and federal grant funding to support nutrition and physical activity environment, policy, and program initiatives in a variety of settings.  Dr. Lucarelli employs both qualitative and quantitative research methodology and values the use of community-based participatory research in which community partners are involved in all aspects of the research study.  Dr. Lucarelli aims to translate findings into policies, programs, and environmental changes that will directly benefit the community.