Program Details 

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Tomorrow’s Leaders College Program is a two-week, virtual program for students 18 or older – from high school, college, graduate, and beyond – to build leadership skills, learn the story behind cystic fibrosis research and science, and network with like-minded peers while making a difference. 

The program is free to attend and students are eligible to attend the program multiple years in a row. 

 The 2022 application deadline is Friday, August 5. For questions, contact volunteer@cff.org.

Agenda

The program will run every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 7 – 8 p.m. ET for two weeks from August 9 – August 18. The program will consist of 4 total sessions (participants should plan on attending all sessions), short assignments, and optional social and networking activities. Depending on your level of involvement, the program will total a minimum of 6 hours and a maximum of 10 hours. Session topics and speakers will be updated below and are subject to change.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Get inside look into the heart of our mission through a series of conversations providing a candid look into the lives of people living with cystic fibrosis. Join us for some incredible stories and testimonies from within the cystic fibrosis community, which demonstrate how far we have come, and why it is so important that we cross the finish line to a cure.

Thursday, August 11, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

From treatment efficacy to affordability, many individuals with CF face barriers to life-changing care. As we highlight progress on innovative advancements in regenerative medicine and CF-care research, we will also discuss the need for philanthropy to support these efforts. Join this session to expand your knowledge of novel clinical and biomedical approaches that are lighting the path to a CF cure.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Have you ever wondered about opportunities to get involved outside of college? At the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, there are many opportunities available for young adults to get involved in fundraising, volunteering, advocacy, and more. Join this session to learn about some of the many involvement opportunities that the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation offers. 

Thursday, August 18, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Effective networking as early career professionals and college students is a valuable skill and may be a key factor for success and advancement. Networking does not have to be intimidating. Participants of this session will actively engage with the speaker and each other for the purpose of finding their voice and identifying the types, tricks, and trades of making confident career connections.

2022 Program Planning Team  

Joe Milteer
Joe Milteer
Community College of Allegheny County --> California University, PA
Planning Team Member
Elizabeth Raglow
Elizabeth Raglow
The Ohio State University
Planning Team Member
Gillian McNeil
Gillian McNeil
University of Connecticut
Planning Team Member
Maria Clark
Maria Clark
Kutztown University
Student
Chyann Hoyle
Chyann Hoyle
University of Georgia - Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Student
Tim Leach
Tim Leach
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Biomedical researcher and Ph.D. student
Tyra Girdwood
Tyra Girdwood
National Clinician Scholars Program at Duke University and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar
Postdoctoral Fellow
Katie Aryeh
Katie Aryeh
Barnard College of Columbia University
Student
Bryan Johnson
Bryan Johnson
National Tomorrow's Leaders Committee Member
Judy Brown, Ph.D., CG, MB(ASCP)
Judy Brown, Ph.D., CG, MB(ASCP)
Director, Health Care Genetics Program at the University of Connecticut