Broadening Minds and Opening Hearts

AidsHelp-Supprting-GraphicThe FIU Foundation has recently released its Annual Report, and one of its featured stories is that of AIDS Help of Monroe County, Inc. headed by 2014 Path Awards winner Scott Pridgen, and how it is allowing FIU graduate students from the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work to assess the area’s evolving dynamics of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

From the story:

Now, a new internship in collaboration with AHI, FIU and the Florida Department of Health in Monroe County is allowing FIU graduate students from the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work to assess the area’s evolving dynamics of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

“We at AHI hope that every single internship at our agency has broadened minds and opened hearts about our clients living with HIV/AIDS. Our relationship with FIU provides FIU interns substantial opportunity,” said AHI Executive Director Scott Pridgen, recipient of the 2014 Pathfinder Award for uniquely contributing to Stempel’s educational mission.

Established in fall 2013, the five-year internship initiative was named after the late Dr. Robert G.Walker, who served as executive director of AHI for 12 years.

Make sure to check out the story and the video below to learn more about this important collaboration. Just another way we continue to be the change.

Author: William-Jose Velez

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