Summer Public Health Symposium for High School Students

This event is open to high school students (rising sophomore, juniors, and seniors) and is designed to expose students to the general field of public health while enabling students to explore individual leadership styles. Students will gain an understanding of what it means to be a leader in public health by participating in specialized developmental exercises. In addition to exploring their individual leadership styles, students will learn to apply those skills to various issues of public health that directly impact their communities and schools. Students will explore trending public health topics such as: eliminating health disparities, access to safe water, obesity, and cancer research.

The Symposium is FREE. All students who successfully complete this enrichment experience will be presented with a certificate at the conclusion of the program.

This program is sponsored by the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and Health Affairs Partnership Initiative (HAPI).

Note: The application and submission process for this program is only available online. 

Contact the Office of Student Affairs at, or Trinnette Cooper at for more information.


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