PAA Diversity and Community Initiative hosts Jan. 20 talk on neurodivergence and neurodiversity, featuring Student Disability Services Director Cherise Frost

The WSU Applebaum Pathologists’ Assistant Diversity and Community Initiative is pleased to welcome WSU Student Disability Services Director Cherise Frost to speak on the topic of neurodivergence and neurodiversity during a virtual event.

Cherise Frost
WSU SDS Director Cherise Frost

Join the student org on Zoom for:

Neurodivergence and Neurodiversity
Presented by SDS Director Cherise Frost
Friday, Jan. 20
6-7 p.m. Eastern

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The PAA Diversity and Community Initiative was founded in the wake of the George Floyd protests of 2020 as a small group of PAA students sought a safe space during that difficult time to discuss issues of diversity, race, equity and inclusion.

Along with open-floor discussions, the officers began to host guest speakers to provide awareness, education and exposure to topics that are not often encountered in program courses or standard medical education. Speakers have presented on topics such as disability awareness, intersectionality, diversity in the funeral profession, and transgender missing persons research.

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Established in 1989, the WSU Applebaum Master of Science in Pathologists' Assistant program is one of only 13 in the United States and Canada accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) to train students in the highly specialized field of anatomic pathology. Information meetings for prospective students take place at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month. The priority application due date for spring 2023 is Sunday, Jan. 15. The final application deadline has been extended to March 1, with an adjusted application procedure due to issues with GradCAS. All prerequisite coursework must have been completed by Dec. 30, 2022.

An anchor in urban health care

The Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is built on more than 100 years of tradition and innovation in the heart of Detroit. We have grown deep roots in our city, harnessing its powerhouse hospital systems and community service organizations as vibrant, real-world training grounds for students, with an ongoing focus on social justice in health care. And our research at all levels – from undergraduates to veteran faculty members – translates into creative solutions for healthier communities.

Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution offering approximately 350 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to more than 25,000 students.

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