The Weekly SPHere, June 4, 2012
The Weekly SPHere is a weekly electronic publication for students in the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. To submit items for the the Weekly SPHere, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9 a.m. on Wednesday prior to the desired publication date.
Editor’s Note: This summer, The Weekly SPHere will be published July 2 and Aug. 6. It will resume weekly publication Aug. 20.
Epi Students: Volunteers are needed to help execute the U of MN SPH Epidemiology Reunion on Friday, June 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Brit’s Pub in Minneapolis. Student volunteer benefits include ample networking time with alumni and guests, free appetizers, and one free beverage ticket. Interested students should contact Nichole Axtman at email@example.com by June 11.
Students and alumni are invited to join the Summer SPH Job Search Support Group facilitated by Career Services, Mondays, June 4-July 16 (no meeting July 2), 10-11 a.m., Room D305 Mayo Memorial Building. The group will review the principles in the book “The 6 Reasons You’ll Get the Job” by Debra Angel MacDougall and Elisabeth Harney Sanders-Park. For questions contact Barb Laporte at 6-5443 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Darren Kaltved at 6-4448 or email@example.com.
Join the Minnesota Public Health Association. MPHA provides discounted membership rates for students and welcomes them to local networking and professional development opportunities through MPHA events and committees. Learn more »
Submit an application for the Study India Program on Urban Health in India, Dec. 31, 2012-Jan. 20, 2013, Center for Public Health, School of Health Systems Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). This program teaches students to understand urban public health as well as public and private health care systems in India. Group study, seminars, and field-based internship in India provide students with opportunities for cross-cultural learning. MPH students and master’s candidates in related disciplines are eligible to apply by July 31. For more information, contact Hitakshi Sehgal at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more »
The latest installment of the MHA Executive Interview Series features lan Kaplan, senior vice president and chief medical officer of the Iowa Health System and president/CEO of Iowa Health Physicians and Clinics. Kaplan discusses the transformation of a health system’s physician strategy. Read the interview »
The University of Minnesota Public Health Institute wraps up its three-week run this Friday. Check the institute schedule for free lectures and special events.
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“Storytelling in a Sound-Bite Culture,” presented by Don Shelby, journalist and former news anchor, WCCO-TV, will take place June 5, 12-1 p.m., L-110 Honeywell Lecture Hall, Carlson School of Management. This event is free, but registration is requested. Read more and register »
“Ensuring Food Safety: Whose Responsibility?” an event in the Finding Common Ground Forum Series, will take place Thursday, June 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Cargill Building, St. Paul Campus. U professor Will Hueston will facilitate a panel of experts from the consumer, producer, government, and food processor sectors as they discuss food safety, regulation, and responsibility. The registration fee is $50. For questions, contact Angie Stehr at 5-5209. Read more and register »
PUBH 6365 Epidemiology of Global Health, a two credit, half semester course taught by SPH professor Alan Lifson, will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 4-Oct. 24, 11:15 a.m.-1:10 p.m. The course will focus on infectious and noninfectious global diseases, indicators of global health, risk factors and determinants, and prevention and control strategies. Students will benefit from a case-study approach with facilitated class discussions and a review of significant journal articles. For additional information, interested students should email Prof. Lifson at email@example.com.
PUBH 7415 Introduction to Clinical Trials, three credits, is an online summer class in Biostatistics taught by Susan Telke and Lynn Eberly. Clinical researchers, medical and public health students and professionals, and others with career interests in these areas are welcome in this course. Enrollment is limited to 25. The prerequisite is one semester of statistics including hypothesis testing of two sample means or proportions. For questions contact Susan Telke at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lynn Eberly at email@example.com. View the course guide »
PA 5451 Immigrant Health Issues, a fall semester online course for graduate students in public policy, education, public health, nursing, social work, and related fields, is open for enrollment. This course provides an understanding of the characteristics of immigrants and their families in the United States, major health needs, principles of cultural competence in service provision, and tools for effective advocacy. Enrollment is limited. For questions contact Stacey Grimes at 6-1329 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Poster Abstracts: Ninth Annual Women’s Health Research Conference. Deadline for short oral presentation is July 9. Deadline for general poster session is Aug. 31. Read more and submit an abstract »
The EpiCH shuttle will provide regular service May 21-June 8. No service will be provided June 9-Sept. 3. Regular schedule resumes Sept. 4. For questions, contact Ginger Hughes at 6-9397 or email@example.com. Read more »
Reduced campus shuttle service will occur for summer. Campus Connector buses will run May 14-June 8, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., every 15 minutes. Read more »
Healthy Homes Workshops will take place Mondays June 4 and June 18, 6:30-8 p.m., Roseville Library. The workshops are an initiative of the National Children’s Study and Saint Paul-Ramsey County Public Health. Participants will learn to identify toxic chemicals, use non-toxic cleaning products, and create a healthy home. All are welcome. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat. Read more »
The Center on Aging Summer Institute 2012 “The Times They are a Changin’: How will these changes affect the lives of older people in Minnesota?” will take place Tuesday, June 12, 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Earle Brown Heritage Center. Participants will learn about and discuss impending changes in health care and social care in Minnesota. Continuing education credits have been requested for social workers and nursing home administrators. Aging services professionals and members of the general public are welcome to attend.
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“Surgical Volume and Center Effects on Early Mortality After Pediatric Cardiac Surgery: 25-year Experience from the Pediatric Cardiac Care Consortium,” a Clinical Research final oral presentation by Lazaros Kochilas, MD will occur Thursday, June 14, 10-10:30 a.m., Caroline Amplatz Conference Room, Pediatric ECHO Lab, Riverside Campus, East Building, 2450 Riverside Ave. Read more »
An 8-Hour Site Worker Refresher will occur Thursday, June 7, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Read more and register »
A Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Training Program will occur Thursday, June 28, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Read more and register »
Protecting the Public Health Worker: PPE and RP will occur Monday, July 16, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Rice Memorial Hospital, Willmar, Minn. This session will examine approaches to protecting public health workers from hazards they may experience at work, particularly during emergency response. Read more and register »
The 2012 National Maternal Nutrition Intensive Course will take place July 25-27, Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs. This course is designed for dietitians, nutritionists, certified nurse midwives, registered nurses and nurse practitioners, physicians and public health professionals who serve preconceptual, pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women. Read more and register »
An 8-Hour Emergency Response Refresher will occur Tuesday, Aug. 7, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Read more and register »
An 8-Hour Hospital Decontamination course will occur Thursday, Aug. 9, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Red Wing, MN. Read more and register »
“The Landscape of Change: Charting opportunities for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management in Health Reform” will take place June 6-7 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center. Read more »
Twin Cities World Refugee Day takes places Saturday, June 16, 1-6 p.m., Minnehaha Park, Minneapolis. Read more »
The Enough for All Summer Benefit Concert, sponsored by A Minnesota Without Poverty, takes place Monday, June 25, 7-9 p.m., Capri Theater, Minneapolis. Read more »
The American Public Health Association (APHA) midyear meeting focusing on “The New Public Health—Rewiring for the Future” will take place June 26-28, Charlotte, N.C. Read more and register »