HHD 2022-23 Research Conference

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HHD 2022-23 Research Conference

Post-Conference Updates

Inside the Conference

A Sneak Peek: HHD's Innovation and Collaboration Challenge

HHD 2022-23 Research Excellence and Innovation Conference

The conference, Promoting Inclusive Excellence Through Innovative and Creative Strategies, was open to campus-wide and public attendance. Hosted by the College of Health and Human Development (HHD), the conference showcased the diversity of disciplines in the College. Participants attended workshops, panel discussions, poster and podium presentations, performances, installations, and exhibits from HHD students, faculty, and staff, and took advantage of networking opportunities.

Conference Dates and Hours:

  • Thursday, November 17, 9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
  • Friday, November 18, 9:00 A.M.- 12:30 P.M.

Registration for attendance was open campus-wide and to the public.

Opening welcome remarks by CSUN President, Erika D. Beck and Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, Mary Beth Walker

Keynote speaker, Radiochemist Vanessa Sanders
In the fight against cancer, she is focused on developing personalized medicine using radioisotopes to diagnose diseases, treat them, and help save lives. (More below.)

Students: Extra Credit may be available for you, ask your professors!

All attendees must register

Speakers and Presenters

Our Keynote Speaker is Vanessa Sanders, Ph.D. Sanders is a radiochemist at Brookhaven National Laboratory who, in the fight against cancer, is focused on developing personalized medicine using radioisotopes—atoms with unstable nuclei that emit energy—which can be directed to diagnose diseases, treat them, and help save lives. In 2017, she earned a Ph.D. in radiochemistry and—unknowingly at the time—became the first African American woman in the U.S. to do so.

Meet the Keynote Speaker, Guests & Presenters

What's Happening at the Conference

Pre-Conference and Conference Features:

  • Performances
  • Demonstrations
  • Collaboration with the Fernando Tatviam Band of Mission Indians, interactive sites will be installed around campus to promote healing and connection of the past, present, and future.
  • Round table
  • Poster presentations
  • Oral presentations
  • Donor testimonials
  • Student scholarship awardee testimonials
  • Panel discussions and opportunities to explore ideas and possibilities to enhance, enrich, and empower the human experience.


About the Venue


The window for presenters to submit abstracts closed as of midnight, September 30, 2022 (PDT)

See the Conference Schedule



Questions about the conference?


Contact Jennifer Newman, Assistant Professor, Health Administration Program, Department of Health Sciences.