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Workforce Wellness Recharge: Managing Systemic Stress

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This is an online, interactive session on June 11, 2024, from 12-1:30 pm ET. Participants will use Zoom to join with both video and audio. Please note: this workshop has limited capacity. If you are unable to enroll, the course might be full.

NOTE: Sessions will NOT be recorded in order to allow participants to fully participate and authentically share their experiences.

Monthly Workforce Wellness Recharge sessions are designed to help prevent and address burnout in the public health workforce by providing a safe online space for facilitated group learning, reflection, and support. This particular webinar series will focus on ways to improve wellness within the public health workforce while decreasing burnout. Participants will learn about holistic integration of their physical, mental, and spiritual well-being to improve engagement and presence in their daily work. The objective is to develop tools to manage daily stressors while providing high-quality service and addressing health equity deficits.    

Each session will use the same format but will offer new tools, resources, and discussions focused on the needs of the participants in the room. Attend one or all of these live-only sessions and let us know what you think! 

This month’s webinar will delve into effective strategies for managing the systemic stressorsthat can lead to burnout among public health workers. Participants will explore the impact of structural factors on individual well-being and organizational dynamics. Attendees will learn to implement proactive measures that foster collaboration, resilience, and workforce well-being. 

Session Learning Objectives: By the end of this month’s session, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the systemic stressors prevalent in the public health sector and their implications for individual and organizational burnout.
  • Use tools that promote collective wellness, healthy collaboration, and resilience.
  • Develop proactive strategies to mitigate the impact of systemic stress and improve service provision.

Lamarr Lewis, LAPC, is a dedicated public servant, mental wellness advocate, published author, and change agent. As a community-based practitioner, he has worked with such diverse groups as; individuals living with psychiatric disabilities, people in recovery, At-Hope (He does not use the term At-Risk) youth, and more. He tirelessly gives back to his community through homeless outreach initiatives, public speaking, mentoring, coaching, and finding ways to develop the next generation of leaders. He is an alumnus of Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, and received his master’s degree from Argosy University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He is currently a mental health therapist, trainer, and consultant. His lifelong mission is to leave the world better than when he found it.

Series Learning Objectives: By the end of this training series, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how attention to their holistic wellness can reduce public health workforce burnout
  • Apply stress management as a way to nurture, promote, and cultivate healthier work environments
  • Increased self-awareness of how strengths, aptitudes, and potential areas of growth can impact their day-to-day functioning and work outcomes
  • Distinguish the unique stressors inherent in public health and their impact on individual wellbeing and organizational dynamics.  

To learn more and register, click here.

Education Studies for Healthy Aging Research Workshop

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Looking for cohort data collected from large, diverse, nationally-representative samples of Americans followed from high school through mid/late life that are ideal for studying the social and biological pathways through which education and other early life factors shape later life cognition and health? The Education Studies for Healthy Aging (EdSHARe) project has you covered and they are offering a workshop about the data prior to the Society of Epidemiological Research (SER) meetings!

  • The SER EdSHARe workshop will be held on Tuesday, June 18th 1p – 5p CT in Austin, TX at the Austin Marriott Downtown
  • Questions about EdSHARe, the pre-PAA workshop, or this scholarship?  Please email info [at] edshareproject [dot] org.

To register, navigate to “Registration Information” on the SER website. Click “Workshop Registration”, and after filling out the registration form, scroll down through ‘Workshop Registration’ and select: “EdSHARe: New Prospective Cohort Data for Research on the Effects of Education on Late-life Cognition, Health, and Mortality”.

Webinar, Mental Health for the Public Health Professional

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About this Training:

May 28, 2024: 10am

Co-sponsored event by the Southeast Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) and the Region IV Public Health Training Center (PHTC): For many public health professionals, the importance of understanding the foundational principles of mental health and acquiring skills to better support ourselves, our staff, and the communities is a pressing need. Through this interactive 2-hour Mental Health for the Public Health Professional training, participants will gain an understanding of the foundations of public mental health, identify mental health challenges from multiple public health perspectives, develop a process to strengthen personal as well as organizational mental wellness, and implement personal and organizational mental health strategies that can be helpful while in the office or out in the field.

Please note: **This interactive 2-hour training includes breakout rooms and group discussions. Participation during breakout rooms and/or group discussions is expected. *Space is limited for this training session. *Please email info [at] southeastmhttc [dot] org with questions or request for additional information.

Learning Objectives:

1) Describe principles of public mental health, including mental health, mental illness, prevention of mental illness, and promotion of mental health

2) Explain mental health issues from a public health perspective

3) Describe strategies for mental health self-care and burnout reduction in both individuals and organizations

4) Develop an individualized self-care plan to support personal mental health and model organizational wellness Identify mental health resources, strategies, and supports for public health professionals and the communities they serve

For more information and to register, please click here.

𝐒𝐏𝐄𝐑 𝐈𝐧𝐚𝐮𝐠𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐕𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐌𝐞𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠

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If you are interested in reproductive, pediatric, or perinatal epidemiology, please consider joining the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research’s (SPER’s) Inaugural Virtual Meeting.  Two of the featured speakers are Emory PhD students and EPI alumni, Meredith Dixon and Amanda Dorsey, in addition to EPI faculty member Penny Howards as the president!

The full program is now available online There will be 3 contributed sessions featuring five talks each, a speed talk session featuring seven presentations, and a professional development session.

Meeting registration: Meeting registration is free – register today! Both SPER members and non-members are welcome to attend, but everyone must register for the virtual meeting.

Tuesday, April 16th, 2024. A Zoom link will be sent to all those who register. 

Questions? Email Sue Bevan: sbevan [at] sper [dot] org


TODAY! Engaging Pregnant People in Clinical and Translational Research, Webinar

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Please join us for a webinar entitled “Engaging Pregnant People in Clinical and Translational Research: Challenges and Opportunities.” The speaker is Dr. Cathy Spong, Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. The webinar will take place at noon on Monday April 8.

Participants can register here

Virtual Symposium, Charles C. Shepard Award

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The Charles C. Shepard Award is given to the graduating masters student who is deemed by the faculty to have prepared the most scholarly research paper. Please join us to recognize and celebrate this year’s finalists who will present a poster of their work.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
12:00 – 1:15 PM ET on Zoom

All are welcome to join! Please ensure you have the latest version of Zoom installed to have the best viewing experience.
Learn more here.

Questions? Email Zelda Ray at zelda [dot] ray [at] emory [dot] edu

STEMSYNC, The Hatchery Event

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The Hatchery is excited to announce the return of the STEMSYNC event, where Emory’s STEM PhD and MBA scholars will unite to address current biotech challenges posed by Atlanta’s leading new innovators, such as Mark Snyder from VerdeTerra, Nuri Jeong from Goals Unhindered, and Caitlin J. Risener from Radyus Research. This gathering is a unique chance to engage in and observe interdisciplinary collaboration that leads to innovative breakthroughs. Additionally, it presents a fantastic opportunity for networking with rising stars in life science and technology. For those in graduate school eyeing a future in biotech, this event promises a memorable evening of collaboration, creativity, and hands-on problem-solving, with dinner on us! Don’t miss out on this chance to blend learning and networking in one impactful event. Dinner provided! RSVP Here

Thursday Mar 28th, 2024

Webinar, Cervical Cancer in the U.S.: Contemporary Data and Implications for Public Health

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Registration is open for this upcoming webinar in March offered by the South Carolina Public Health Training Center and the Region IV Public Health Training Center. To learn more and to register, please click here

RSPH Study Halls

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The Academic Resource Center is supporting RSPH Study Halls on Tuesday between 6:30 and 8:30pm.  Students can register in 12Twenty AND there is a zoom link should students wish to participate virtually. To learn more and register, click here!

PRISM Thesis Opportunities Meeting

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The HIV & Sexual Health Thesis Opportunities Meeting for first year EPI students interested in HIV and Sexual Health will be held on March 7, 2024 at 12pm win CNR 4001. A Zoom option will also be available. You will start the process to match with one of the EPI HIV faculty members on a topic related to sexual health. Pizza will be provided!

RSVP to Susan at sschlue [at] emory [dot] edu by March 4th

Upcoming Events

  • EGDRC Presents: Punith Kempegowda, MD, PhD June 17, 2024 at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Seminar Series Event Type: Seminar SeriesSeries: EGDRC Seminar SeriesSpeaker: Punith Kempegowda, MD, PhDContact Name: Wendy GillContact Email: wggill@emory.eduRoom Location: RRR_R809Link: Punith Kempegowda, Assistant Professor at the University of Birmingham and consultant at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, founded SIMBA and CoMICs, leads DEKODE and PCOS SEva, and chairs Diabetes UK's Diabetes Research Strategy Group, focusing on guidelines…
  • EGDRC 2024 Distinguished Lecture June 20, 2024 at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Guest Lecture Event Type: Guest LectureSpeaker: V. Mohan, MD, PhD, DSc, FRCP, FACE, FACP, FNA, FRSEContact Name: Wendy GillContact Email: wggill@emory.eduRoom Location: CNR_8030 Lawrence P. &Ann Estes Klamon roomLink: us at the EGDRC 2024 Distinguished Lecture on June 20th to commemorate two decades of Emory-MDRF research and honor this year’s Kelly West awardee, Dr. V. Mohan,…
  • The Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID) July 15, 2024 – July 31, 2024 Conference / Symposium Event Type: Conference / SymposiumSeries: The Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID)Speaker: Leaders in the FieldContact Name: Pia ValerianoContact Email: pvaleri@emory.eduLink: Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID) is designed to introduce infectious disease researchers to modern methods of statistical analysis and mathematical modeling.

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