The Center is very proud of our graduating seniors who participated as Peer Health Partners, or PHPs, during their undergraduate years at Emory: Alex Boettcher, Michelle Cholko, Sheri Feigenbaum, Jaclyn Gaylis, Ed Kovel, Samantha Levin, Jelecia Miller, Molly Narrod, Ashley Porch, Erin Swearing, and Keitra Thompson.
These students embody the vision of the Center and dedicated countless hours of their time to help spread knowledge regarding the science of human health to freshman enrolled in Health 100 courses.
The Center for the Study of Human Health is proud to announce that the following seniors graduated today with a minor in Predictive Health: Leah Abrams, Raven Bowie, Bianca Eugene, Sheri Feigenbaum, Jackie Gaylis, Aerhealle Hampton, Jelecia Miller, Ashley Porch, Shriya Reddy, Tyler Stratton, and Ann Wobler.
These students have a number of exciting career opportunities available to them. Their destinations in the coming months include medical school, public health school, internships with city- and county-level organizations, and nutrition-related programming for hospitals and non-profit organizations, among other opportunities. Watch for forthcoming posts highlighting these individual student achievements. Photo courtesy of Instagram #Emory2013
Keep Calm and Breathe On
Finals week is challenging for everyone, and this week students affiliated with the Center for the Study of Human Health provided an opportunity for their peers to decompress through yoga, meditation, and art therapy. The promotional video (follow the link above) was created by Taylor Werkema as part of his final project for a class on Empowerment, Life Balance, and Stress Relief offered through the Center. More than 30 students turned up for the event, and many others joined in as word spread across the library!
The Center for the Study of Human Health and Emory Dining recently sponsored a Talk & Cooking Demo by Registered Dietitian Wendy Jo Peterson at Food EU.
With final exams right around the corner, over 100 students turned out to hear her talk about how to fuel your body and mind for optimal health and energy. The students learned how to make a great tasting green smoothie, a health boosting kinky kale salad and a tropical chia pudding. Her recipes require few ingredients and no cooking at all! They were simple, quick and easy to make. Best of all, they passed the student taste test and were declared delicious!
Wendy Jo’s green smoothie is as simple counting 4-3-2-1.
- 4 handfuls of fresh spinach
- 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder
- 2 bananas
- 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
- Milk of your choice (cow, almond, coconut, soy are common choices)
Put all ingredients in a blender, add milk until the mixture blends smoothly and is a consistency you like. Enjoy!
Ms. Peterson is a Registered Dietitian who works to inspire others to cook more, eat smarter, and approach life as though it’s worth tasting. She is the author of the Mediterranean Diet Cookbook for Dummies and hosts a radio show on nutrition.
Author: Lisa DuPree, Center for the Study of Human Health
The final course requirement for Predictive Health Minors is called “Health 410: Predictive Health Challenge.” This year’s inaugural senior class took on as their final challenge the creation of an app to improve health. The class has been working in small groups of 2-4 students to produce an app targeting a specific health challenge that they have identified. On Friday, May 3rd at 8:30 am in White Hall Room 207, students will describe the health challenge that they are targeting and then publicly demonstrate how their app works. We encourage Emory students and community members to attend these presentations.
Emory University kicks off the 2012-2013 school year by fully implementing a tobacco-free policy on campus. Watch this video interview with Dr. Jeff Koplan, Director of Emory’s Global Health Institute and former Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to learn more about why the campus should be proud of this recent policy change.
If you need smoking cessation support, please visit: http://www.tobaccofree.emory.edu/cessation/index.html. Additionally, you can anonymously report violations of the tobacco-free policy by going to: http://apps.hr.emory.edu/TobaccoFree.
The prevalence of type 2 diabetes in children continues to increase due to a number of factors ranging from genetics, a lack of physical activity, and poor nutrition. This Enlightenment Luncheon, the sixth in a series hosted by the Emory School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and local philanthropists Stephanie Blank, Lisa Rayner and Laura Turner Seydel, serves to promote dialogue between the academic, health care, and local community to improve health outcomes.
The Luncheon features Griffin Platt Rodgers, MD, MBA, director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, as the keynote speaker for the event on March 14th from noon to 2 pm at the InterContinental Hotel Buckhead’s Venetian Ballroom. The event is open to the public, with registration beginning at 11 am. For more information about the event, visit this website. To purchase tickets for the event, please call 404-727-4878 or visit the online registration website.
The collaborative Emory University and Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program (HIP) have announced their first offering in a series of quarterly symposia, titled “Fixing US Healthcare: Problems and Solutions”.
The talk is scheduled for Wednesday, February 1 from 11:30-2 pm in Cox Hall on the Emory University Campus, and all students, faculty, and staff can participate by registering for the event. The talk features a keynote address by Dr. Stephen H. Lipstein, President and CEO of BJC Healthcare, followed by a panel discussion of healthcare provider, economic/business, and technology perspectives. More information about the event is available here.
Welcome back Emory students! The Spring semester officially starts today, Wednesday, January 18th. For a roundup of news and a preview of events around campus this Spring, see this article in the Emory Report.
The Center is offering a variety of courses this semester, ranging in topic from nutrition to botanical medicine to integrative health. We additionally look forward to engaging with students across Emory who are participating in the Predictive Health Minor as well as the Peer Health Partner program.
For more information about opportunities related to Human Health, visit the Center for the Study of Human Health website and check back here, at our blog, for up-to-date research highlights, news, and Center information.
Saturday, January 21st, Slow Food Atlanta and Emory University will host an official viewing party for TedxManhattan, which provides a series of talks with the theme “Changing the Way we Eat” from 10:30 am to 6 pm in the DUC. Refreshments are provided, and RSVPs are encouraged at julie [dot] shaffer [at] emory [dot] edu. Stay for a single talk or many – it will be a great opportunity to meet others in the Emory community interested in sustainable and healthful food options.
The TedxManhattan line up is available at their website. More information about the viewing party at Emory is available here.