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Vol 01 Fall 14 Library
School of Architecture

APPalachian Prosperity Project

On April 5, 2013, the APPalachian Prosperity Project took another important step in its continuing efforts to improve lives and communities in southwest Virginia through a collaborative focus on education, health and economic prosperity. The APPalachian Prosperity Project Inaugural Symposium was organized by Suzanne Moomaw, Associate Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning, in conjunction with Pace Lochte, Assistant Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, U.Va. Wise, and other APP partners from Southwest Virginia. The event convened faculty from across Grounds as well as other statewide partners and included a keynote address by Todd Christensen, former Deputy Director of the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and Executive Director of the Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation. Other highlights included sessions on telemedicine led by Karen Rheuban, M.D., Senior Associate Dean of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the U.Va. Center for Telehealth; presentations on diabetes education, 3D printing and more.

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