• On May 20, the EMPOWER student board members met with the community partner, the Women’s Center for Advancement (WCA), to discuss program growth and goals for the next year. There was a lot of potential for growth discussed and new exciting opportunities. The bi-weekly health education sessions will begin in July at the WCA. The EMPOWER program monthly discussion group about women’s issues for all female students at UNMC held two sessions this spring about domestic violence and sex trafficking. Sessions will resume again in August 2013.

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  • The EMPOWER program hosted the WCA Leadership Academy youth at UNMC on April 29 to expose them to health profession career opportunities. A total of seven middle-school-aged girls and two supervisors participated an interactive tour of UNMC by the EMPOWER board members. The group visited the Clinical Skills Lab and heard about the role of physicians and nurses, while practicing taking a blood pressure assessment. The group then learned about pharmacy and participated in a “medication” compounding activity. The youth also toured the library, where the history of medicine, research, and plagiarism were all discussed. Each participant was given an EMPOWER t-shirt and wristband to remember this experience. It is anticipated that there will be another interactive tour in the fall of 2013.

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  • CONGRATULATIONS to the new Empower Board Members! Check out their information HERE!

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  • Obama Honors Empower Project

A delegation from UNMC’s EMPOWER project was among 15 student groups honored by President Barack Obama on March 15 at the White House.

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EMPOWER T-shirts

Support the EMPOWER Project and raise awareness about domestic violence by purchasing an EMPOWER T-shirt. T-shirts cost $10 and are available in lavender and tan. E-mail Katie Young (kathleen.young@unmc.edu) for more details or to purchase a  T-shirt.