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Dean Cindy L. Munro cordially invites you to join guest speaker Dr. Heidi Schaeffer for the Dean's Fall Lecture Series.

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Heidi Schaeffer, M.D., the State of Florida’s 2017 Human Trafficking Advocate of the Year, is a nationally recognized expert in human trafficking (HT) awareness and intervention. She has committed her efforts to educating fellow clinicians as well as nursing and medical students and faculty throughout South Florida. For over a decade, she also has been instrumental in developing successful HT legislation at local, state, and federal levels. A licensed physician since 2000, Dr. Schaeffer has helped patients in private and public health care settings. She graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine, where she was an Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society member, and completed her internal medicine internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital. She graduated college as valedictorian with bachelor degrees in psychology and biology. As a UM School of Nursing and Health Studies Visiting Scholar, Dr. Schaeffer has contributed greatly to the School’s efforts to address HT as the critical public health issue it is, and has named the Academic Lab for Education & Training Against Human Trafficking in the School’s Simulation Hospital Advancing Research and Education (S.H.A.R.E.™). Dr. Schaeffer is also a clinical affiliate assistant professor at FAU’s College of Medicine and an advisory board member of NSU’s College of Healthcare Sciences, the KidSafe Foundation, and Place of Hope. In addition, she has served on executive boards of the Broward Human Trafficking Coalition, Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches, 1HTC, and CREATE, and has been an active voice of the American Medical Women’s Association and its Physicians Against the Trafficking of Humans Committee.

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