USciences Involved in the Healthier You Conference
Published on October 8, 2016
USciences’ Community and Government Affairs, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy, and the Exercise and Wellness Management Program were all involved in The Healthier You Conference 2016 held in South Philadelphia on October 8, 2016. The event attracted hundreds of adults from the region for a day of fun activities to promote healthy living.
Event founder, Kristin Motley, PCP Field Supervisor and Compliance Coordinator, started the conference two years ago to encourage adults to make small changes in their lives now so they can avoid preventable health conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer. Nidhi Bagga set the tone for the day by leading a Morning Meditation and Yoga class. Heidi Freeman facilitated an interactive mindfulness workshop, while PCP students, Lauren Farmer, Swara Kasbekar, and Amit Gupta hosted information tables on healthy eating, stress management, and smoking cessation. Elizabeth Greene and Andrew Mina from the USciences CPR Team was on hand to give live CPR demonstrations. Allen Choi, Shon Mathew, Christopher Geraci, and Anu Kurria, pharmaceutical and healthcare business majors, were conference interns and worked with the Executive Board to plan and promote the conference.