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December 4, 2015

It's Almost Over

The semester is quickly coming to an end. Good luck with finals next week!

GLOB 3100E - New Section Added

Due to the popularity, we will be adding a 2nd section of GLOB 3100E. CRN 38276 has 17 seats available at the sending of this email.

Croatia Info Session

Come and learn about the 2016 Public Health Maymester in Croatia on Monday Dec 7th from 5-6 pm in 101 Environmental Health Science Bldg. Six hours of public health courses will be offered (grad and undergrad), which are all applicable to the Global Health Certificates and Minor.
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Future Health Promoters

TONIGHT: Friday, December 4th at 6:30pm
FREE Kickboxing Class sponsored by FHP. Come to the Ramsey kickboxing studio.


Sunday, December 6, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Come out to support The Future Health Promoter's Club's 5k to support Oasis tutoring. We will be using the funds to buy the kids in the Oasis community toys and winter essentials for the holidays. It is HIGHLY encouraged to wear tacky holiday attire to run on the offical UGA 5k course. The start time will begin prompty at 8:30 and will be lead by a UGA police officer. There are long sleeve t-shirts avialble but it is not required to purchase one to participate in the race. The price without a t-shirt is $10 and the price including the shirt is $25. You can buy tickets and shirts through the following link: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/fhp-reindeer-run-5k-tickets-19361678301

Tuesday, December 8th at 10:00pm
We will be getting together to go ice skating at the Classic Center to celebrate the end of the semester. Ice skating begins at 10 pm right after the hockey game. Tickets are $12.

Environmental Health Science Club

We have extra pecans for sale! If you would like to purchase any, please send an email to the EHS club email clubehs@gmail.com with how many you would like, and bring your payment with you when you come to pick it up. We will have an officer in the office from 4-5 pm on Friday or you may come during regular business hours excluding the lunch hour. We are located in the EHS Building in room 206. They are $9.50 per bag.

We have:

Regular pecans: 13 bags

Chocolate: 21 bags

Dark chocolate: 10 bags

Caramel clusters: 11 bags

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Looking for a Finals Study Area?

All CPH students are welcome and encouraged to utilize the computer lab on the bottom level of Rhodes Hall on the Health Sciences Campus. The lab has a ‘bring your own paper’ printer available for use. There are also 3 study rooms with a table and 4 chairs in each if you are looking for small meet-up locations. Rhodes is open from 7:30-5:30 Monday – Friday. You can request access to enter the building 24/7 by completing the Request form for access to Rhodes Hall and Russell Hall (required for after-hours access to study rooms and computer lab in the Rhodes Hall Garden Level). Parking is available for all non-HSC permit holders after 4pm, otherwise, there is a $1/hr pay lot available for use.

Gereral Announcements

CPH One Health Liaison Needed

I would like to let you know of a position opening up for Spring 2016 as the College of Public Health liaison for the UGA One Health Club. This club is a newer organization on campus that focuses on facilitating open discussion and collaboration between various disciplines studied at the University of Georgia. The One Health concept recognizes that human health is intrinsically connected to the health of animals and the environment. This is a great leadership position and an opportunity to be more active in the UGA community. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Fallon Moliere at UGAOHC@uga.edu and please check out their website http://www.ugaonehealth.com/ .

Share your ideas with industry leaders in public health

Do you have innovative ideas on how to improve public health? Are you interested in connecting with public health professionals? Check out The Lab, an interactive Public Health experience connecting students with industry thought leaders to transform ideas and innovations into public health solutions. The Lab is powered by Public Health Innovations LLC (PHI), a company started by UGA Triple Dawg Dr. Hal King. Learn more at http://www.thelabphi.com/. While you are there, check out this blog post by HPB postdoc Dr. Carolyn Lauckner on how social media platforms like The Lab impact public health.

2016 PCD Student Research Paper Contest

The Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD) 2016 Student Research Paper Contest is now open for submissions. The journal is looking for high school, undergraduate and graduate students as well as medical residency and recent post-doctoral fellows to submit papers relevant to the prevention, screening, surveillance, and/or population-based intervention of chronic disease, including but not limited to arthritis, asthma, cancer, depression, diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease. Papers must be received electronically no later than 5:00 PM EST on January 18, 2016.

Click here for more details.

Summer Opportunity

Virginia Commonwealth University is pleased to offer the Summer Academic Enrichment Program (SAEP). SAEP is an intensive, six-week inter-professional program designed to enhance the preparation of junior and senior undergraduates, and post-baccalaureate students, actively pursuing enrollment in a health professions school. The curriculum is designed around an interprofessional framework that provides:

  • Introduction to the rigor of first-year health professions courses at VCU through three professional-level science courses
  • Discipline specific instruction time (dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy)
  • Workshops on admissions, professionalism, test-taking and learning skills
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Mock interviews
  • Seminars on current and relevant health sciences topics
  • Community service opportunities
  • Networking and social events

Students apply to one of four tracks (dentistry, medicine, pharmacy or physical therapy), which will determine their discipline specific concentration.Upon completion of the program, participants will have the tools that will help them to assess their strengths and weaknesses in regards to application into a health professions school.

The 2016 application deadline is February 1, 2016. SAEP will run from May 23 - July 1, 2016. Application and program details are available on our website, www.dhsd.vcu.edu.