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Tedx Memphis Radhakrishnan

February 22, 2020

Past Speakers

Directory of all past speakers with links to their talks


April 28, 2016

UNC Study Finds Theatre-based Intervention Boosts Adolescent Knowledge of HIV

The results of a new study show that a theater-based comprehensive sexual health intervention was effective at enhancing HIV awareness among high school students in both North Carolina and California.


August 2011

P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet

This project aims to create and implement a revolutionary point-of-use disinfectant that is cheap, robust, consumable, non-toxic, and effective.


Various Dates

Healthy Heels Blog

Blog posts written and published by Jani Radhakrishnan


September 30, 2014

A powerful push for racial equity leaders

The course promotes a commitment from participants to applied leadership in their respective fields, and that leadership in the 21st century will be more effective if grounded in an understanding of racism and privilege, historic and current structures that sustain racial inequity, and resources.

Commerical Appeal Radhakrishnan

March 1, 2021

What Regional One experts say about racial disparities, COVID-19 vaccine myths

In a virtual panel discussion Monday, Regional One experts discussed if, and why, people of color are not getting vaccinated at the same rate as white people, what fears people have about COVID-19 vaccines and how safe and effective the vaccines are for people of all races.


January 14, 2017

TEDxMemphis 2020: Speakers announced for foresight-themed event

“Foresight” is the theme of this year’s event, which takes place Feb. 22 at Crosstown Arts Theater. The 19-speaker lineup will share ideas on fighting poverty, juvenile justice reform, health care outcomes and more, according to a news release.


November 3, 2015

Theatre arts for health promotion: Using performance art for sex education and HIV prevention for North Carolina youth

Peer health education as well as theater-based interventions have been shown to be effective practices for health promotion; the combination of the two in the AMP! program is a compelling strategy for engaging youth at risk.



Jani Radhakrishnan receives the Kathryn J. Kerr Memorial Scholarship

Niranjani “Jani” Radhakrishnan is a master’s student enrolled in the dual degree program that combines health behavior with city and regional planning.  She is s a leader, thinker and doer with an impressive record of activism.


February 4, 2020

TEDxMemphis 2020 Offers Foresight For the Future of Memphis

To create change in the future, we’ve got to put in work in the present—and TedxMemphis has identified 18 local leaders who have a vision of what Memphis can be in the years to come.

Learning Ally Radhakrishnan

October 13, 2020

A Volunteer’s Deep Personal Connection Comes Full Circle Years Later

Today, [Jani] is sharing her story with the world in hopes to empower others to share their own stories...She even has her own podcast, What’s On Your Mind? In the episode titled "DEF-IN-ET-LY," Rad discusses her experience with dyslexia, the interrelationship between learning differences and mental health, and her unique connection to Learning Ally. 


December 4, 2020

Exclusive Interview with Corilynn Bailey/Jani Radhakrishnan

On July 24, 2020, two complete strangers connected unexpectedly through the similarities in their mission, passion, and purpose around mental health and mental illness. We each had our own personal stories but were drawn together by what mark we wanted to leave in the world.


March 3, 2017

Spotlight on diversity and inequities: Speaker and conference inspire faculty, students and many others

Completely organized and led by Gillings School students, the 38th annual Minority Health Conference drew record numbers of participants (both onsite and virtual).


April 27, 2016

Theater-based intervention boosts adolescent knowledge of HIV, study finds

The intervention, called AMP! (Arts-based, Multiple component, Peer-education), was developed in 2010 as an arts education tool, and has since been redesigned to incorporate best practices outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for school-based sex education.


January 14, 2017

Back during the Jazz Age in New York City, you took the A Train to get to Harlem. But to get most everywhere in Carrboro, you take the J Bus.