SPPHS Programs Mark National Public Health Week

SPHHS Research Day 2014

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) has planned a week’s worth of events in honor of the 2015 National Public Health Week, April 6-12, to highlight the message of education, research, outreach and practice.

At its 18th annual Research Day on Monday, April 6 from 2-5 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom, students from all SPHHS departments will present posters of their work that will be judged on content and presentation. Awards are made in research and practice categories. One award will be presented by the Delta Omega Honor Society, which will submit the winner’s abstract as part of its submissions to the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association. Research Day is intended to showcase research, instruction and outreach activities of SPHHS students to the university, media and surrounding communities.

SPHHS also will host its second annual Health & Wellness Panel Discussion on Thursday, April 9 at 6 p.m. in S140 Integrative Learning Center. The panel will feature alumni representatives holding degrees in kinesiology, nutrition, and public health who have a shared interest in health and wellness in corporate and healthcare settings. Panelists will discuss how they broke into the field, obstacles they have encountered along the way, and how the field has grown since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The event will be moderated by Judi LaBranche, lecturer in the department of kinesiology, and feature representatives from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, the Continuum Performance Center and Plus One Health Management.

In addition, the undergraduate Public Health Club and the Public Health Peer Advisors will sponsor a number of events throughout the week, hosting a health disparities workshop, a showing of the documentary “Sicko,” a mindfulness and holistic health workshop, a healthy living convention promoting healthy lifestyles through diet and exercise, and tabling on campus to promote the achievements in public health.

For more information, contact Matt Medeiros.