The Weekly SPHere, July 2, 2012
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Editor’s Note: The Weekly SPHere will be published Aug. 6. It will resume weekly publication Aug. 20.
Volunteer at orientation. Get free lunch and parking. SPH students are encouraged to volunteer as table hosts during orientation lunch, Aug. 29, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Table hosts eat with new students while talking with them about the upcoming academic year. Interested students should email Nichole Axtman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Email Nichole Axtman at email@example.com.
Jean Abraham, Lynn Blewett, and Dan Zismer have served as health policy experts during media coverage of the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act. For links to some of the coverage, see the SPH Twitter and Facebook feeds.
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Grant funding from the Healthy Foods, Healthy Live Institute (HFHL) is available for graduate students for research and/or other activities related to broadening interdisciplinary learning in the areas of food, agriculture, and human health. Applicants may seek grant funds ranging from $2000-$10,000. Apply by Monday, July 9, 4:30 p.m. Read 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. Applicants who are selected for the program will be invited to apply for one of two $2,500 scholarships to assist with their travel and educational expenses. For more information, contact Hitakshi Sehgal at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more »
Nicholas Kelley (M.S. ’08, Ph.D. ’11) has been named a fellow in the Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity initiative at the Center for Biosecurity at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Kelley is a research associate for the BioWatch program and is preparedness program coordinator at the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP). Read more »
SPH alumni reunions were held recently in cities across the U.S.
- Around 65 people attended the Industrial Hygiene Reunion, June 18, Indianapolis, Ind., which was held in conjunction with the American Industrial Hygiene Association annual conference.
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- Some 45 attendees took part in the Health Policy and Management Reunion, June 25, Lake Buena Vista, Fla., held in conjunction with the AcademyHealth annual meeting.
- About 75 people attended the Epidemiology Reunion, Friday, June 29, Minneapolis, Minn.
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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 6780 Special Topics: Public Health Leadership, a one credit, 8-week elective course taught by SPH professor Jim Begun and Jan Malcolm, CEO, Courage Center, will meet Tuesdays, Oct. 23-Dec. 11, 5:45-7:25 p.m., Room D325 Mayo Memorial Building. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
Call for Proposals: Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment (IREE). The Institute on the Environment is looking to fund new technology development projects and initiatives that take a big picture perspective at the intersection of energy and the environment. Mandatory letters of intent due 11 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 15. Full proposals due 11 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 30. Read more »
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 Ninth Annual Women’s Research Conference: A Focus on Mature Women’s Health, sponsored by the Powell Center for Women’s Health, will take place Monday, Sept. 24, McNamara Alumni Center. Pauline Maki, M.D., provides the keynote, “Hormone Influences in the Brain.” Other topics include healthy aging, bone health, cardiovascular health, breast and cervical cancer, vitamin D, sexual health, urinary incontinence, and depression. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. 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 »
“Working to improve the food environment in urban and rural settings: Findings, lessons learned and policy linkages” presented by Joel Gittelsohn, Ph.D. will occur Thursday, July 26, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Honeywell Auditorium, Carlson School of Management. Gittelsohn will discuss his work developing and testing intervention strategies to improve the food environment in low income ethnic minority populations. Read more »
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 »
A 24-Hour Site Worker Training will occur Sept. 17-19. Read more and register »
A 40-Hour Site Worker Training will occur Sept. 17-21. Read more and register »
A Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Review will occur Sept. 17-21. Read more and register »
“Lean’s Impact on Safety: Can you get more efficient and not lose your safety focus?” will take place Thursday, July 12, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Dunwoody Technical College, Minneapolis, Minn. Read more »
Food Access Summit: Expanding Opportunities for Low-Income Minnesotans, Aug. 21-23, Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, Duluth, Minn. Read more »
The 2012 MPHA Annual Meeting will occur Sept. 27-28, Ramada Inn, Bloomington, Minn. Read more »