mass casualty exercise volunteers needed
The Shelby County Health Department Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program will be conducting a Mass Casualty Medical Surge Exercise on October 11, 2017. Volunteers (250-300) are needed to act as "patients." Volunteers will be moulaged, triaged, and sent to one of 17 hospitals in our jurisdiction for care. Please see the attached flyer for details. This exercise provides a great intro into emergency preparedness and offers community service hours.
Health impact assessment workshop hosted by sph
The Health Impact Assessment (HIA) workshop was hosted by the University of Memphis School of Public Health in affiliation with the Tennessee Department of Health and the Pew Charitable Trust on Wednesday, Aug. 2 in the University Center.
Doctoral Students' studies published
Dr. Jayaprakash Kumar, a current doctoral student in Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Dr. Andy Collins, an alumna of that program, both led studies that were published last week. Dr. Kumar published a systematic review of oral health status among Indian prisoners in Saudi Journal of Oral and Dental Health, and Dr. Collins published her dissertation on bone accrual in youth swimmers and controls in Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. Dr. Kumar's study can be accessed here, and Dr. Collins study can be accessed here
MHA Student Wins National Award
Morgan McClendon, a student in the MHA program, has been awarded the 2017 Bugbee-Falk Book Award by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). (click here for more information)
Public Health summer institute 2017 (Aug. 7-18)
The University of Memphis School of Public Health is hosting the 2017 Summer Institute. One and two-day workshops will be held on the following topics: "R" for beginners, data analysis and programming in STATA, modeling and techniques in causal inference, data analysis and presentation using Excel, SAS for beginners, intermediate/advanced SAS, and SPSS and basic analytics. Please click here for the link to register, here for the flyer, and here for more information concerning the schedule and registration fees. For questions about the event, please contact Dr. Levy.
Neurobiology of traumatic stress: The ACE study and how to "even the odds"
Baptist Women's and Children's Hospital hosted a presentation on May 11th to increase awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences. Dr. Jeffrey Rowe spoke on "Neurobiology of Traumatic Stress: The ACE study and How to Even the Odds."
Professor relyea receives university's career milestone award
George Relyea , Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Environmental Health, was presented with a Career Milestone Award on behalf of Dr. Rudd and the University of Memphis for 35 years of service. A valued faculty member of the School of Public Health, students appreciate his teaching and mentorship. Click here to view Professor Relyea with his distinguished award.
Memphis area breastfeeding symposium
The Shelby County Breastfeeding Coalition welcomed area FPs, Pediatricians, OBGYNs, Neonatologists, Nurses, Hospital Administrators, Peer Counselors, Nutritionists and community leaders on June 14, 2017. Photos from the event can be found here.
SPH Faculty Collaborate on Cancer Research
SPH faculty visited the American Cancer Society (ACS) in collaboration with Ahmedin Jemal and his team on several lung cancer projects. Pictured from left to right: Anna Lin (ACS), Meredith Ray (UM), Nick Faris (Baptist Cancer Center), Raymond Osarogiagbon (Baptist Cancer Center, UM adjunct), Matthew Smeltzer (UM), Fedoria Rugless (Baptist Cancer Center), Helmneh Sineshaw (ACS), and Ahmedin Jemal (ACS).
five public health community scholars named
The School of Public Health at the University of Memphis is pleased to announce the third of five cohorts of Public Health Community Scholars. The following five first-year MPH students were named 2017 Public Health Community Scholars: Jessica Bell, Morgan Bromley, Andrea Jacobo, Brittany Julius, and Aisha Morafa. These scholarships were made possible by a $500,000 gift from a generous, anonymous donor.
Awardees will receive a monthly stipend during their 3-month summer MPH Practicum and the following academic year that completes their graduate study. Additionally, a tuition waiver will be provided for the second year of MPH coursework. In return, students will work 20 hours per week during their 3-month summer practicum at a community location and will continue working 20 hours/week at that location during the following academic year.
Awards were made on the basis of history of contribution to health improvement in the Memphis metropolitan area, academic qualifications, advisor recommendation, and demonstrated need. The awards committee consisted of SPH faculty and community public health practitioners. The School of Public Health is proud to recognize these scholars whose efforts will contribute greatly to the health of our community.
university of memphis designated a white house healthy campus
The School of Public Health collaborated with Church Health, and other on-campus groups, in a White House challenge to become a designated "White House Healthy Campus." The challenge offered weekly in-person information and enrollment counseling for the Affordable Care Act Marketplace. For more information about this achievement, please click here.
Dr. kenneth ward named the 2017 American Academy of health behavior research laureate
Congratulations to Dr. Kenneth D. Ward as he is named the 2017 American Academy of Health Behavior Research Laureate. Dr. Ward will be honored on Sunday, March 19, 2017 during the Welcome Address at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona. For more information about the Research Laureate, click here.
sph named among the best online master's degrees
The University of Memphis School of Public Health was named among the Best Online Master's Degrees in Public Health for 2016. Our National Rank in Affordable Colleges online was 21st. For more information about this achievement, please click here.
dr. erik carlton featured in public health minute
Dr. Erik Carlton, Assistant Professor of Health Systems Management and Policy, and Director of the MHA program, was featured in a Public Health Minute that will be aired nationally on NPR in December and January. The mp3 of the program can be found here.
dr. marian levy elected to american public health association executive board
Marian Levy, DrPH, RD, FAND, Interim Associate Dean, was recently elected to the American Public Health Association's executive board as a member of the Nominations Committee at this year's 144th Annual Meeting in Denver, CO. She will serve a four-year term of office (2016-2020).
Dr. Wilfried karmaus receives Nih r01 grant To study early prevention of lung disease
Wilfried Karmaus, MD, Dr.med., MPH, has been awarded $3.2 million by the National Institutes of Health to study the improvement of early prevention of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; please click here for details about this important research.
calendar of events
The School of Public Health, in collaboration with the FedEx Institute of Technology, is hosting a summer institute in data analytics. Click here for the flyer and registration information.
2-Day: "R" for Beginners
August 7-8 (Mon.-Tues.) 9:00am-4:00pm
1-Day: Data Analysis and Programming in STATA
August 9 (Wed.) 9:00am-4:00pm
1-Day: Modeling and Techniques in Causal Inference
August 10 (Thurs.) 9:00am-4:00pm
1-Day: Data Analysis and Presentation using Excel
August 11 (Fri.) 9:00am-4:00pm
2-Day: SAS for Beginners
August 14-15 (Mon.-Tues.) 9:00am-4:00pm
1-Day: Intermediate/Advanced SAS
August 16 (Wed.) 9:00am-4:00pm
2-Day: SPSS and basic Analytics
August 17-18 (Thurs.-Fri.) 9:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday, August 22nd | 9:30 am- 1:30 pm | UC Ballroom (Room 320)
Graduate Student Orientation
Attend the graduate school orientation to learn the fundamentals of being a graduate student and to learn more about the resources that the University of Memphis has to offer.
Tuesday, August 22nd | 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm | UC River Room (Room 300)
School of Public Health Student Orientation (Social to Follow)
Attend the school of public health student orientation to meet faculty, fellow students, student organizations, and other resources for public health students. The orientation will be followed by a social giving students the chance to meet fellow students, professors, and alumni.