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.
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