Forlenza Chair Prospectus

Internships & Study Abroad Health technology/entrepreneurship: Ben Franklin Technology Partners, an incubator on Lehigh’s campus for tech-based start-ups. Community and global health: Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Office of Health Equity, which addresses health disparities and public health issues. Data analytics: IQVIA, a multinational leader serving industries in health information, technology and clinical research. Social enterprise: The Global Good Fund, an organization founded by Carrie Rich '07 providing leadership development for social entrepreneurs including those in the healthcare sector. Lehigh values the rich impact that experiential learning opportunities have on students and their development as professionals and global citizens and the college has included in its strategic plan a goal for 25% of undergraduate credit hours to be experiential. To bring these offerings to College of Health students, partnerships across the university, in the local community and abroad are being established. Access to impactful, experiential learning opportunities, whether through traditional semester abroad programs, international internships or global opportunities, is one of the cornerstones of the college’s mission. Through partnerships within and beyond the university, students can pursue a rich set of learning experiences in health. For instance: Thanks to generous donors and fundraising efforts, all College of Health students have the opportunity to apply for a paid internship, a funded experiential learning project and/or a study abroad experience. 11

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