Category Archives: News/Events

Information Session, Epi Scholars and NYC Health Department

Category : News/Events

Since 2007, the Epi Scholars Program has provided rigorous training in applied epidemiology to stellar graduate and professional epidemiology and biostatistics students at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH).  

On behalf of the HRTP and Epi Scholars team, We would like to cordially your students to learn about internship opportunities at the NYC Health Department through the Epi Scholars Program.
Graduate epidemiology and biostatistics students, career service and development representatives, advisors, professors, and all who wish to learn more about the program are welcome to attend. 

About the Epi Scholars Program: 

The Epi Scholars program is a full-time, paid, 10 – 12 week summer internship program for top graduate epidemiology and biostatistics students at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Scholars receive supplemental training from senior researchers including training in theory, methods, and public health practice to enhance their understanding of the root causes of disease.  

The Epi Scholars program is accepting applications for the Summer 2024 session from January 15 – February 15, 2024.  

Learn about the Epi Scholars Program at either 1 of 2 information sessions: 

During the information sessions, representatives of the Epi Scholars Program will provide an overview of the program, program requirements and eligibility, how to apply, the application review and selection process, what students can expect as an Epi Scholar, and more. 

Thank you for your support. For questions, please email epischolars [at] health [dot] nyc [dot] gov. 

 


EnRICH Webinar, The National Survey of Children’s Health: New Data, Opportunities, and Directions

Category : News/Events

 Tuesday, December 5, 2023 1:00pm to 2:00pm ET             

Problem statement:  Measuring and tracking key indicators of health and well-being among children is critical to ensuring the nation is prepared to meet their health and developmental needs as well as to ensure the long-term health of the country. The National Survey of Children’s Health is the largest national survey of children in the US, providing point in time as well as trend estimates on a wide range of indicators related to health status and health services needs of U.S. children, and the family and community factors that can impact those needs. In 2022, the National Survey of Children’s Health finalized content for “Healthy and Ready to Learn” — the first standardized, multidimensional population level measure of school readiness among children ages 3-5 in the US. This measure, in concert with additional content newly added or under development and the implementation of state oversamples allows the NSCH to remain on the cutting edge of children’s health surveillance and research.

Upon completing the webinar, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe basic characteristics of the design and content of the National Survey of Children’s Health and how those characteristics impact the ability to address questions of interest related to children’s health and well-being.
  2. Report on 1-3 key estimates or findings from the National Survey of Children’s Health specifically related to the new measure for Healthy and Ready to Learn.
  3. Describe, in basic terms, 1-2 innovations being implemented or tested for implementation as part of the National Survey of Children’s Health.

Dr. Reem M. Ghandour is Director of the Division of Epidemiology within the Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s Office of Epidemiology and Research. Reem oversees a range of programmatic investments designed to extend and enhance data, analytic, performance measurement and evaluation capacity at both the state and national levels. In this capacity, she has directed the National Survey of Children’s Health since 2013. She holds a DrPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and an MPA from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. In 2021 she received the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal for Science and Environment for her work to transform the National Survey of Children’s Health.

Dr. Ashley H. Hirai is a Senior Scientist within the Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s Office of Epidemiology and Research, Division of Epidemiology. She serves as a Bureau expert in perinatal epidemiology, GIS, and advanced research methods to inform, monitor, and evaluate various programs and initiatives, which have included the Title V MCH State Block Grant Program, Healthy Start, and infant mortality initiatives. She also leads the state oversampling option for the National Survey of Children’s Health, supports MCH epi training initiatives, and conducts applied research focusing on perinatal trends and disparities. Ashley holds a PhD from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with dual training in demography and perinatal epidemiology.

Dr. Jessica R. Jones is the Team Lead and Assistant Survey Director of the National Survey of Children’s Health within the Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s Office of Epidemiology and Research, Division of Epidemiology. In this capacity, Dr. Jones oversees the development and selection of survey content, annual experiments to improve data collection, and partnership agreements with survey co-sponsors. Her research interests include the adequacy of children’s health insurance coverage and the successful implementation of innovative, web-based household surveys. Dr. Jones received her PhD from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and an MPH from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

For more information and to register, click here


Words to Math Workshop, Academic Resource Center

Category : News/Events

There is an upcoming Academic Resource Center workshop focused on some key concepts our Quantitative tutors felt students would benefit from based off their experiences. The purpose of this workshop is to help students translate word problems from phrases and statements into mathematical expressions and equations. This is also a LEAD point event. 

In person session: Wednesday, November 29 at 12pm

Virtual session: Wednesday, November 29 at 5:30pm

Click here for more information and to register. 


Annual Meeting and Expo, American Public Health Association

Category : News/Events

APHA’s 2023 Annual Meeting and Expo is the premier public health event of the year offering innovative and exciting opportunities to help you reach your personal and professional goals. Engage with public health experts, collaborate with other advocates, and grow professionally from November 9-15, 2023.

Creating the Healthiest Nation: Overcoming Social and Ethical Challenges

We must build public health capacity and address the social and ethical challenges that threaten our nation’s health. With a stronger public health infrastructure, we can expand essential prevention and health promotion efforts at the community, state and federal levels to tackle threats from communicable diseases like COVID-19 and mpox, substance misuse, climate change and health disparities.

Join APHA this November as we come together to overcome these threats to well-being and work to achieve a healthier nation. 

For more information and to register, please click here


National First Gen Week Kick-Off Lunch, Emory First

Category : News/Events

The National First Gen Week Kick-Off Lunch will take place today, 11/6 from 12 to 2pm. It will be the first event for First Gen Week, where lunch will be provided for Emory FGLI students. This event will also be a great way for students to network and meet students form different backgrounds but the same FGLI experience. For more information and to RSVP, please click here


BSHES Peer to Peer Mentoring, RGSA Student Organization Fair

Category : News/Events

BSHES Peer to Peer Mentoring Program is inviting you to join us on the CNR Skybridge, Tuesday, October 31st, 12pm-2pm for a RSGA student organization fair.

We are partnering with a few RSGA student organizations to share information, treats, and an opportunity to earn a LEAD Point by completing a bingo card!

Come by and see us in between classes. We would love to capture some pictures with you. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact BSHES Peer to Peer Mentoring program graduate assistants, Brianna Harper or Conjay Dahn.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Modeling Public Health

Category : News/Events

The Department of Epidemiology presents a public health non-profit panel. This will include speakers the American Cancer Society, the Carter Center, the Task Force for Global Health, and CARE. It will take place on November 1, 2023 from 12 to 12:50pm in the RL40. Lunch will be provided for attendees!


Keynote Address & Luncheon, Diversity Week

Category : News/Events

Dissent from Hopelessness: Taking a Stand from Wherever You Sit

October 2, 2023 – 12pm

RRR – Margaret Rollins room

Traevena Byrd has served as Vice President, General Counsel and Board Secretary for American University in Washington, DC since 2018. She is a member of the President’s cabinet and chief legal advisor to the university’s executive officers and Board of Trustees. Traevena oversees the provision of legal services for the university, corporate governance, and board operations. She has previously worked as Vice President and General Counsel at Towson University in Maryland; as Title IX coordinator, EEO investigator, adjunct faculty member, and associate general counsel at Ithaca College in New York; and as Director of the Commission on the Status of African Americans for the State of Iowa.

For more information and to register, please click here


SDOH Panel – Conquering Drug and Alcohol Addiction: A Dialogue with Women in Greatest Need

Category : News/Events

Join us for a dialogue with potential, current and alumni clients of BreakThru House

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5TH 4:00-5:30 PM

RRR 800 Food will be provided

Learn directly from women struggling with drug addiction about challenges they faced when seeking care, during care and after treatment

For more information and to register, please click here.


Research Symposium, Morningside Center for Innovative and Affordable Medicine

Category : News/Events

Please join the Morningside Center for Innovative and Affordable Medicine to learn more about current research related to improving medical outcomes using repurposed drugs and nutraceuticals, especially in the area of cancer. This year’s symposium will feature many top physicians and researchers in their field who will share updates on their projects supported by the Morningside Center (clinical and pre-clinical). A networking reception will follow the symposium.

Date: 10/25/2023, 3:00-5:30 pm (Reception to follow)

Location: Winship Cancer Institute, John H. Kauffman Auditorium (Room C5012, 5th Floor)

Please register for the symposium here

For more information, please contact Krista Charen (Krista [dot] Charen [at] emory [dot] edu) or Greeshma Kombara (greeshma [dot] girish [dot] kombara [at] emory [dot] edu), or click here


Upcoming Events

  • 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: https://sph.emory.edu/SISMID/index.htmlThe 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.
  • The Second Annual RSPH Staff and Post-Doctoral Ice Cream Social August 14, 2024 at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Networking and Special Event Event Type: Networking,Special EventContact Name: Staff CouncilContact Email: rsphstaffcouncil@emory.eduRoom Location: RRR_Terrace 2nd FloorRSPH staff and post-docs are invited to join us for ice cream and delightful conversation. This event is hosted by the RSPH Staff Council.
  • Tricks and Treats with the Council, hosted by the RSPH Staff Council October 31, 2024 at 10:00 am – 11:30 am Networking and Special Event Event Type: Networking,Special EventContact Name: Staff CouncilContact Email: rsphstaffcouncil@emory.eduRoom Location: CNR_8030 Lawrence P. &Ann Estes Klamon roomRSPH staff and post-docs are invited to join the RSPH Staff Council for a festive gathering featuring sweet treats and refreshments. Costumes are encouraged but not required.

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