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Saint Joseph’s President Joins Philadelphia Mayor’s Eds and Meds Roundtable

As one of a dozen leaders, Dr. McConnell will advise on major Philadelphia sectors.

Philadelphia City Hall at twilight

Published: July 2, 2024

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Saint Joseph’s University President Cheryl A. McConnell, PhD, was invited to participate in Philadelphia Mayor Cherelle Parker’s Eds and Meds Roundtable, an initiative supported by the mayor’s administration aimed at addressing the unique challenges and opportunities in Philadelphia’s education and medical sectors.

Saint Joseph’s has a long legacy of impact in the city and a growing portfolio of programs and partnerships related to the medical sector. 

Objectives of the Eds and Meds Roundtable include:

  1. Promote Collaboration: Facilitate partnerships between life sciences companies, research institutions and government agencies to drive scientific research and innovation.
  2. Workforce Development: Support initiatives aimed at cultivating a skilled talent pool essential for the future of education and healthcare sectors.
  3. Healthcare Partnerships: Work with healthcare providers and policymakers to translate research discoveries into clinical applications that improve patient outcomes.
  4. Educational Collaborations: Partner with the city and higher education institutions to support city-led initiatives that enhance educational resources and opportunities.

"I am honored to join Mayor Parker’s Roundtable and contribute to the economic development and the lives of residents in the City of Philadelphia," said Dr. McConnell. “Our Jesuit institution has a great deal to offer and our involvement underscores not only our commitment to developing excellent talent but to fostering innovation and improving outcomes for all Philadelphia residents."