Special Events


Keynote Address: My Journey to Discover Why Health Disparities Exist

Tuesday, June 8
11:15 am-12:00 pm Eastern   Watch Here

Thomas LaVeist, PhD is dean of the Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. He has an extensive record of publication in scientific journals as well as numerous mass media outlets, and is director and executive producer of “The Skin You’re In,” documentary series about racial inequalities in health. He is also author of six books including “Minority Population and Health: An Introduction to Health Disparities in the United States” (the first text book on health disparities). An award winning research scientist, Dr. LaVeist has received the “Innovation Award” from National Institutes of Health, the “Knowledge Award” from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2013. In his keynote address, Dr. LaVeist will explain ways in which social determinants of health produce race disparities in health and explain flaws in research methods commonly used to study health disparities.

This session is partially sponsored by the American College Health Foundation UnitedHealthcare Student Resources Fund


Dorosin Memorial Lecture: Reflections on Race and Medicine in the Year of COVID-19 and Nationwide Protests

Wednesday, June 9
11:00 am-12:00 pm Eastern    Watch Here

The ACHA 2021 Dorosin Memorial Lecture speaker is Damon Tweedy, MD, from Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Tweedy is a New York Times bestselling author and speaker with a focus on the impact of race on the medical profession at all levels. 

This session will cover disparities and steps that can be taken to address them so that university health and counseling centers can provide services to students of all backgrounds on campus. Additionally, Dr. Tweedy will describe how to look intentionally at systems of health care and counseling and presence (or lack of) support for students with regard to providers of color, and supporting the professional work done by providers of color.

This session is partially sponsored by the American College Health Foundation Stephan D. Weiss, PhD Fund for Mental Health in Higher Education


An Interview with Dr. Fauci and The 2021 Presidential Citation

Wednesday, June 9
3:45 pm-4:00 pm Eastern    Watch Here

Anthony S. Fauci, MD is director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, where he oversees an extensive research portfolio focused on infectious and immune-mediated diseases. As the long-time chief of the NIAID Laboratory of Immunoregulation, Dr. Fauci has made many seminal contributions in basic and clinical research and is one of the world’s most-cited biomedical scientists. 

In a brief pre-recorded session, Dr. Fauci will accept the ACHA Presidential Citation for his courageous leadership and unwavering commitment to the scientific approach in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Fauci will then be interviewed by ACHA President Kim Webb, and will speak about vaccine acceptance and confidence, fall 2021 campus re-opening, vaccine mandates for students, faculty and staff, and ongoing COVID mitigation and safety approaches for the foreseeable future.


Closing Presidential Session: Preparing Thriving and Inclusive Campus Communities in the Aftermath of COVID-19

Wednesday, June 9
4:00 pm-4:45 pm Eastern    Watch Here

Anne Schuchat, MD has been Principal Deputy Director of CDC since 2015, serving as acting CDC director in 2017 and 2018.  She was Director of CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases from 2006-2015 and Chief of the Respiratory Diseases Branch from 1998-2005. She’s been instrumental in CDC emergency responses including the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2019 outbreak of vaping  associated lung injuries, the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic and the 2003 SARS outbreak in Beijing.

In her session entitled Preparing Thriving and Inclusive Campus Communities in the Aftermath of COVID-19, Dr. Schuchat will focus on how we better prepare our campus communities for public health measures and interventions for both the remainder of the pandemic and for future health threats. She will view these topics through a lens of building thriving and inclusive campus communities.

This session is sponsored by the American College Health Foundation Aetna Student Fund

2021 Assembly of Representatives

Wednesday, June 9
5:00 pm-5:45 pm Eastern    Join Here

Plan to attend the Assembly of Representatives to hear association updates and welcome the incoming ACHA president into office.

The Assembly of Representatives is open to all registered attendees, including those registered for only meetings and networking.

ACHA 2021 Awards and Fellows Celebration

Wednesday, June 9
6:00  pm-7:00 pm Eastern    Join Here

Each year, ACHA honors exemplary members nominated by their peers for exceptional service and commitment to the association and to the field of college health. ACHA is pleased to honor the 2021 Awards Recipients and Fellows during this special virtual ceremony. These are individuals or groups who are making exceptional contributions to ACHA, the field of college health, or their own health center and campus. We hope you’ll join us!

The Awards and Fellows Celebration is open to all registered attendees, including those registered for only meetings and networking.