Leadership Alliance National Symposium

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Leadership Alliance National Symposium
July 29-31, 2021

The Leadership Alliance National Symposium is a national networking conference that offers skill-building, networking, and professional development opportunities for undergraduates. The conference also includes a Career Development Workshop for graduate students, doctoral scholars, and alumni who have completed a Ph.D. or M.D.–Ph.D. degree as well as a Grant Writing Coaching Group for faculty, which provides investigators tailored support that is aligned with their current state of professional development.

If you would like to view program books from past symposia, scroll to the bottom of the page and select from the menu, Past Symposia.

Program Guide Download

Click the button below to download the 2021 VLANS Program Guide.  

Keynote Speaker, Thursday, July 29
Ashish Jha headshot

Ashish K. Jha, M.D., M.P.H.

Dean of the School of Public Health 

Professor of Health Services, Policy, and Practice 

Brown University School of Public Health 

Storytellers 2021

Friday, July 30

Nicholas Everage


Dr. Nicholas Everage
marisa galvez
Dr. Marisa Galvez
noelle hutchins
Dr. Noelle Hutchins
Keynote Speaker, Saturday, July 31
Dr Camille Burge

Camille D. Burge, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Political Science

Villanova University

The Leadership Alliance Digital Library
student smiling at poster

This year we collected the poster presentations of our Virtual Summer Research Participants and have cataloged them in a digital library.  This catalog also hosts past presentations from students who participated at Brown for their SR-EIP.


Number of attendees at the Leadership Alliance 2020 Virtual Symposium


Students participated by making an oral or poster presentation


students have participated in the Leadership Alliance programs since 1992