Category Archives: News/Events

Getting to Know…Tim Lash, June 22

Category : News/Events

The Epidemiology Department is hosting a series of “Getting to Know You” events this summer for incoming EPI and GLEPI students. The first event will feature Tim Lash, our Epidemiology Department Chair, and will take place from 12:00-1:00 PM EDT on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. Check your Emory inbox for the zoom link!

Webinar: How to Make the Most of Your Student Practicum, June 16

The field of public health is booming with opportunities for students to put public health into action beyond the classroom. From the public sector to the private, and both in governmental and nongovernmental spaces – there are endless directions that students can take public health degrees. This session, featuring Montrece Ransom, JD, MPH, Director of the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training, is designed to introduce students to the purpose of coaching, mentorship and sponsorship and how to leverage these relations for career growth.

Session discussions will focus on preparing students for their next role now while in practicums and the do’s and don’ts of being an effective mentee. By examining their skill gaps and opportunities for growth, students can shape their practicum experiences to position them to get the job they want upon graduation. Students will leave this session with strategies to build their skillsets and invest in valuable relationships to land their next role with confidence!

Event Details

  • This session will be held on June 16, 2021 from 12-1 PM ET.
  • Click here to register for the event!


Emory Resource Access for Graduating Students, Sept 15

Category : News/Events

Congratulations Graduates! As you leave Emory, you will also lose access to your Emory resources. Emory resources, such as your email, Office 365 Apps, OneDrive, Apporto, and E-Journals, will lose access around September 15, 2021.  You cannot extend access to these resources until notified by email that the account will be disabled. The email notification will explain the necessary steps to take to extend your account at that time.

Steps to make your transition smoother:

  • RSPH students can set up a permanent Emory alumni address, but this is not connected to your current Emory account. It acts as an Emory email address that will forward to an email address of your choice, such as your Gmail account. You can register for this here.
  • Update your contact information here to begin taking advantage of the alumni benefits and services available to you!
  • Save a copy of any files you may need from Emory network drives! Your H drive and OneDrive will be deleted.

COVID-19 Variants and Vaccines Webinar with Dr. Carlos Del Rio, June 8

Category : News/Events


COVID-19 continues to evolve. This webinar, led by Dr. Carlos Del Rio, will share information on the current location of COVID-19, containment efforts, the impact of COVID-19 variants on vaccine effectiveness and the issues that surround vaccine hesitancy. By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify current US and global geographic distribution of COVID-19 and containment efforts
  • Describe the impact that COVID-19 variants have on vaccine effectiveness and efforts to reduce the spread of the disease
  • Summarize the current status of COVID-19 vaccine distribution and uptake
  • Discuss issues around vaccine hesitancy

Event Details

  • Register for this live webinar here
  • This event is scheduled for June 8, 2021 from 12-1:30pm ET.

Interactive Online Workshops for Public Health Professionals, Ongoing

Category : News/Events


In response to the 2020 pandemic, The Region IV Public Health Training Center’s Public Health Practice Academy skills-based workshops will now be offered online only, until further notice. Space in these no-cost workshops is very limited (~25 participants per class) and priority enrollment is for staff of local, state and tribal health departments in Region IV (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN). Only register if you are confident that you can participate.

These online Public Health Practice Academy workshops are not webinars. They are interactive, and learners are expected to actively participate and share their audio and video. Each participant will need a computer with webcam, microphone, speakers and internet access.

Event Details

  • Registration opens about two months in advance. Click on the course name to register for a workshop. If you are not able to register, this means that it has reached capacity.
  • Workshops will take place from June 17-December 9, 2021.
  • To learn more and register for events click here!

Workshop Schedule:

June 17, 2021 » Data Analytics for Public Health

July 15, 2021 » Community Engagement for Public Health Planning

July 22, 2021 » Persuasive Communication: Influencing Patients, Partners and the Public

August 12, 2021 » Data Analytics for Public Health

August 19, 2021 » Seeking Health Equity: Understanding and Taking Actions on the Root Causes of Health Disparities

August 26, 2021 » Practical Evaluation Skills for Public Health Practitioners

September 9, 2021 » Community Engagement for Public Health Planning

September 16, 2021 » Persuasive Communication: Influencing Patients, Partners and the Public

September 30, 2021 » Strengths-based Leadership: Creating Workplaces that Work

October 7, 2021 » Conflict Management for Public Health Professionals

October 28, 2021 » Practical Evaluation Skills for Public Health Practitioners

November 4, 2021 » Seeking Health Equity: Understanding and Taking Actions on the Root Causes of Health Disparities

November 11, 2021 » Strengths-based Leadership: Creating Workplaces that Work

November 18, 2021 » Data Analytics for Public Health

December 9, 2021 » Conflict Management for Public Health Professionals

Pediatric Mental Health in the Wake of a Pandemic: Data, Strategies and Stories, 5/19

Category : News/Events


The recent pandemic has created a confluence of uncertainty, social isolation, and disruptions in services and supports important to children. The nature and extent of the mental health impact on this age group depends on pre-existing vulnerabilities, contextual issues related to their COVID experiences, and the effectiveness of response efforts. In this interactive, virtual webinar, risks and protective factors will be identified, and effective strategies for promoting recovery from pandemic related distress will be explored using a developmental lens, and a social-ecological framework. Whenever possible, child and parent narratives will be used to illustrate concepts.


Event Information 

  • This is event is scheduled for May 19, 2021 from 12-1pm ET.
  • Click here to register for this live webinar! 


National Summit on the Health of Women, 6/17

Category : News/Events


The Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, is pleased to announce the National Summit on the Health of Women: Innovating to Optimize Treatments. This virtual, interactive educational forum and community building event to be held June 17, 2021, will convene an engaged multi-stakeholder group of experts across the bioscience ecosystem, sharing and celebrating recent progress in research to improve the health of women as well as point to unmet needs and opportunities to collaborate to advance new treatments for diseases affecting women. The event will promote impactful discussions on gender equity in medicine, further advancing the health of women through innovative and translational research.

Register for the National Summit to:

  • Take an up-close look to research that will drive and transform healthcare for women
  • Learn and connect with women’s health leaders from academia, NIH, biopharma industry, innovators, and regulators
  • Engage with Sex- and Gender- Precision Medicine community


Event Information 

  • Date/Time: Thursday, June 17th, 12:00-5:30PM
  • Click here to register for this event!
    • ***Registration is free for students 



The Future of Global Health Diplomacy, 5/13

Category : News/Events


Women comprise the majority of the global health workforce, but women in leadership at global health institutions are still in the minority. Please join Women in Global Health – Georgia, USA, for a panel event to hear from three accomplished female global health leaders as they share their own experiences building a distinguished career in international development. The event will feature panelists Paige Alexander, CEO of The Carter Center; Gloria Steele, Acting Administrator of USAID; and Christa Capozzola, Director of the CDC Office of Financial Resources. Mark Mioduski, Principal and Director of Cornerstone Government Affairs (CGA), will moderate the event.


Event Information 

  • This live panel will take place on Thursday, May 13th from 12:00 – 1:00PM EST 
  • Click here to register for this event! 


Public Health Over Politics: Impact on the Public Health Workforce, 5/5

Category : News/Events

Webinar Description

With the pressure of pandemic politics, we are seeing an impact on the public health workforce including burnout and an exodus of public health workers. During the worst pandemic in over a century, we also saw the devastating impact of politics on public health. This webinar will explore how politics made the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic more difficult, and the long-term impact on the public health workforce.


Event Information 

  • Date/Time: May 5, 2021 from 9-10:30am ET
  • Click here to register for this live webinar!

Course Evaluations, 4/21-5/12

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Course evaluations are now open for full-term classes this semester. Please be sure to complete course evaluations for all of your spring classes. Your constructive feedback on your experience in each RSPH course is appreciated and reviewed to assist in future course planning. 

Here is a link to additional information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions about course evaluations and our new course evaluation tool, Evaluation Kit.