CEW+ 2019 Carol Hollenshead Inspire Award for Excellence in Promoting Equity & Social Change Lightning Talks

If you weren’t able to attend the 2019 CEW+ Advocacy Symposium: Redefining Leadership on October 29, 2019, you can still view videos of the Carol Hollenshead Inspire Award for Excellence in Promoting Equity & Social Change Lightning Talks below. To view the full video of all lightning talks, click here.

2019 Award Winners of the CEW+ Carol Hollenshead Inspire Award for Excellence in Promoting Equity & Social Change

Marita Inglehart - older White woman with black sweater smiling, short dark curly hairVIEW INSPIRE LIGHTNING TALK HERE
Marita R. Inglehart, Dipl. Psych., Dr. phil., Dr. phil. habil. is a Professor of Dentistry in the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine at the School of Dentistry and an Adjunct Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology in LS & A at the University of Michigan. Her teaching of dental and dental hygiene students focuses on educating patient-centered and culturally sensitive future dental care providers who appreciate interprofessional collaborations. Her research focuses on the role of psycho-social factors in providing care and increasing access to care for underserved patient populations such as patients from socio-economically disadvantaged and/or racial/ethnic minority backgrounds, patients with special health care needs and/or from LGBTQ+ backgrounds.

Michelle Meade - White woman wear a necklace, v-neck shirt, with short brown hairVIEW INSPIRE LIGHTNING TALK HERE
Michelle A. Meade, PhD
 is an Associate Professor in the U-M Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. As a rehabilitation psychologist, she conducts research with, provides clinical services to, and advocates for individuals with physical disabilities. Dr. Meade is currently the Principal Investigator and Director of two federally funded interdisciplinary Centers focusing on disability issues – the U-M Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) and Technology Increasing Knowledge: Technology Optimizing Choice (TIKTOC) which is focused on developing and evaluating mobile technologies to enhance health management and independence among adolescents and young adults with disabilities; and the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Investigating Disability factors and promoting Environmental Access for Healthy Living (IDEAL RRTC), which is focused on promoting healthy aging for individuals with long-term physical disabilities. Dr. Meade also serves as co-chair of the Michigan Medicine Disability Council and the Co-director for the U -M Collaboratory for Disability Health.

David Michener. White man with full beard wearing a brown hat, suit and tie.VIEW INSPIRE LIGHTNING TALK HERE
David C. Michener, PhD
 is the curator at the U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum. Best known to the public for his co-authored book Peony, which made the New York Times 2018 Summer Reading List, his research addresses understanding the complex cross-cultural heritages of ornamental peonies and conserving key living specimens. He has an active program in molecular-evidence of peony relationships with colleagues and students here at U-M and in Belarus. His work with Indigenous Seeds in museum collections is an unanticipated intersection of deep engagement with U-M’s Museum Studies Program (Rackham Graduate School) and an ethical concern with the ‘Voice’ of Indigenous Communities in interpreting native plant collections and landscapes stewarded by the Botanical Gardens & Arboretum. Before coming to Michigan, David earned his BA in Botany (UNC-Chapel Hill), and his PhD (Claremont Graduate School) was followed by a NSF-funded postdoc at Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum.

Natalie Sampson, White woman wearing glasses and a blue and green scarf around her neckVIEW INSPIRE LIGHTNING TALK HERE
Natalie Sampson, PhD, MPH
 is an Assistant Professor of Public Health at  UM-Dearborn, where she teaches courses in environmental health, community organizing, and health promotion. Grounded primarily in Southeast Michigan, she studies transportation and land use planning, stormwater infrastructure, vacant land reuse, and climate change planning efforts, particularly their implications for health. She applies participatory research approaches with diverse partners using a broad methodological toolkit, including photovoice, concept mapping, and health impact assessment. In 2017, Dr. Sampson received the American Public Health Association’s Rebecca Head Award, which recognizes “an outstanding emerging leader from the environmental field working at the nexus of science, policy, and environmental justice.” Dr. Sampson holds a Bachelor of Science from U-M’s School of Natural Resources and the Environment (now U-M SEAS), an MPH from the Portland State University, and a PhD from U-M’s School of Public Health.

Wendy Woods - older African American woman with short blonde hair, smiling, wearing yellow collared shirt, white necklace, and white shirt underneath.VIEW INSPIRE LIGHTNING TALK HERE
Wendy Ann Woods, MS
 served the citizens of Ann Arbor as City Councilwoman from 2001 to 2007. She is a strong advocate for affordable housing, a vibrant downtown, a balanced budget, a living wage ordinance, and corporate social responsibility. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry Management and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Policy and Management at the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan. Woods is the Associate Director of the Michigan Community Scholars Program (MCSP), a nationally recognized living-learning program at the U-M that focuses on social justice, community service, diversity, and civic engagement. She also teaches a seminar for the students in MCSP, is a member of the Association of Black Professionals, Faculty, Administrators, and Staff at U-M; and serves on the Advisory Board for the University Outreach Council.