Health Professions students take part in 2013 Community Health Projects

By Greg Peters
Communications coordinator
School of Health Professions

Traci Moklestad

Traci Moklestad listens as a member of the
audience speaks during her presentation.

Occupational therapy student Traci Moklestad was one of four student presenters featured at the annual Community Health Project Luncheon and Showcase on July 31 in the School of Nursing.

The showcase, sponsored by the University of Kansas School of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine, included work done by 21 Community Health Project interns from the KU Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health.

Moklestad spent the summer working at Gilda's Club KC, which provides support for people with cancer and their families. Her mentors were Tara Fitzgerald and Meritt Benz. The other featured presenters were Preston Stephens, who worked at KC Care Clinic, Jennifer Bulcock, who interned at Health Partnership Clinics and Taylor Veh, who worked at Jewish Vocational Services.

3 students discuss a display created by a recent internThe other interns from the School of Health Professions were students Sarah Grimm, Sara Staubach and Lucy Pappas in the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, and Emily Fernando of the Department of Occupational Therapy Education. See more photos


The University of Kansas School of Health Professions is located on the KU Medical Center campus in Kansas City, Kan., and offers more than 25 academic programs in health care fields. The School is recognized for its highly ranked educational programs as well as the significant research and clinical service it provides in support of the local community and the State of Kansas.

Last modified: Aug 02, 2013