Jennifer Mendez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Internal Medicine - Director Community Engagement, Wayne State University - School of Medicine

Jennifer Mendez, received a Ph.D., from the College of Education, at Marquette University. Dr. Mendez oversees a program for more than 1,000 health professional students at Wayne State University, in which they learn about home visits and inter-professional communication to assist 250 older adults in aging successfully. She also collaborates to lead a team of students from medicine, pharmacy and social work, and trains them to make a difference in the lives of nearly 300 elderly homeless men and women living in Detroit. Dr. Mendez is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine - Geriatrics at Wayne State University, in Detroit MI. In 2015, the National Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education awarded her the Hiram J. Friedsam Mentorship Award. She is also the recipient of the 2019, Women in Medicine and Science award as well as the Distinguish Faculty award for the Department of Internal medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Mendez has published and received numerous grants in geriatrics and gerontology and in interprofessional education.

Jennifer is speaking at

December 1, 2020
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Speakers

  • Jennifer Mendez, Ph.D. (Moderator) Associate Professor, Internal Medicine - Director Community Engagement, Wayne State University - School of Medicine
  • Nakia Allen, M.D. (Facilitator) Senior Staff Physician, Henry Ford Health System
  • Latonya Riddle-Jones, M.D. (Facilitator) Medical Director, Corktown Health Center
  • Daniel VanZweden (Speaker) Medical Student, Class of 2023, Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Lauren Robb (Speaker) Medical Student, Class of 2023, Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Capricia Bell (Speaker) Medical Student, Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Lauren Varvatos (Speaker) Medical Student, Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Aneesh Hehr (Speaker) Medical Student, Class of 2023, Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Zechariah Jean (Speaker) Medical Student, Class of 2023, Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Iman William (Speaker) Medical Student, Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Alex Lee (Speaker) Medical Student, Class of 2023, Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Hangil Lee (Speaker) Medical Student, Class of 2023, Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Erin Leestma (Speaker) Medical Student, Class of 2023, Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Ashton Lewandowski (Speaker) Medical Student, Class of 2023, Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Philip Ma (Speaker) Medical Student, Class of 2023, Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Macy Lockhart (Speaker) Medical Student, Class of 2023, Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • John Sherwood (Speaker) Medical Student, Wayne State University School of Medicine

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