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Faculty and Student Development

Student Navigation Program

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Kristen Gill Hairston, MD, Director

Welcome to the Student Navigation Program (SNP) of the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity at Wake Forest School of Medicine. The Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity envisions the achievement of health equity by moving scientific discovery to action. We have affiliates from every specialty actively participating in Health Disparities research, Community Outreach and Student Development.  The SNP seeks to promote health equity via the delivery of educational initiatives to diversify the clinical, biomedical, and public health workforce.

SNP PhotoThis unique program is designed to facilitate the professional and education development of underrepresented graduate, medical, physician assistant, medical post baccalaureate, and graduate post baccalaureate students.  SNP seeks to foster a community of support, bridge the gaps between the disciplines, and provide additional mentorship opportunities.  Specifically our objectives are to:

  • To provide resources for research opportunities on campus, regionally, nationally and internationally.
  • To provide professional development opportunities.
  • To promote education and awareness of health equity research, policies and programming.
  • To provide a social and support network.
  • To serve as additional contacts for potential underrepresented WFUBMC students in medicine, graduate school and physician assistant program.

An integrative approach has been created to achieve the objectives including educational and social activities that are held throughout the year to provide intellectual and social support to all SNP participating students. 

Again, we welcome all of you to the Wake Forest School of Medicine. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you and make your educational experience an outstanding one.  For additional information, please visit our website at or call our office at 336-713-7600.


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Last Updated: 08-22-2016
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