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Public Health Champions Club Collects Items for Domestic Violence Victims

 ToiletriesThe newly-formed Public Health Champions Club is conducting a toiletry & supplies drive to collect items for victims of domestic violence. All donated items will be delivered to United Way of the MidSouth. Donations will be accepted through October 21st. A collection bin is located in the Undergraduate Student Hub (Room 106).  

The following items are needed: Baby care items; Shampoo/Conditioner; Deodorant; Hand sanitizer; Feminine products; New bedding & towels; Pillows; Paper towels; Soap; Tissues; Toothbrushes and toothpaste.  Your donations will be greatly appreciated!



CEPH Re-accredits School of Public Health for 7 years

The School of Public Health is pleased to announce that the Council on Education for Public Health has re-accredited the School for a full seven-year term. The accreditation decision came at the CEPH Board of Councilors meeting on March 7-8, 2021. The accreditation report may be accessed here.  



School of Public Health Assesses COVID-19 Mask Usage

The School of Public Health is conducting research in collaboration with the Mayor's Joint COVID-19 Task Force to assess levels of compliance with facial mask policies in Shelby County. Led by Dr. Marian Levy and Dr. Vikki Nolan, four MPH students (Jerelyn Carmichael, Gabby Dowdy, Erick Kalobwe, and Becky Kronenberg) have observed mask usage among approximately 12,000 individuals in 20 retail sites across Shelby County. The students have presented the study findings to the City Council and Mayor's COVID-19 Task Force. Click here for study results and a FOX-13 news interview.


SPH Announces 2020 Student Achievement Award Recipients

Each year, the School of Public Health provides Student Achievement Awards to recognize outstanding students in each of our Master's and Doctoral programs of study. These awards are highly-competitive and reflect outstanding academic achievement, research accomplishments, and contribution to the field of public health. We are pleased to announce the recipients for 2020. Read More>