Conferences and Community Events

On-Campus Networking Night

Tue, 2014-02-18 19:00
UMass Amherst, Campus Center, 10th Floor

This very special evening, arranged exclusively for current UMass Amherst students, will bring experienced professionals from a wide range of employers, from major corporations to non-profit organizations, to engage and assist students with career guidance and employment opportunities in a small group setting.

Students who are registered should arrive promptly at 6:45pm. There will an opportunity for students to rotate from table to table to meet recruiters/alumni from various organizations. Students should come dressed professionally and be open to networking outside of his/her major.

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Career Blast 2014

Wed, 2014-02-19 10:00 to 15:00
UMass Amherst, Campus Center Auditorium

Employers attending this event have a variety of opportunities and look forward to meeting UMass students in a friendly and professional atmosphere. All majors and degree level students will find employers available to talk with them about full-time employment, internships, co-ops and summer jobs.

Students should prepare beforehand by reviewing the organizations that will be attending, dress professionally, plan on enough time to visit organizations of interest, ask well-researched questions, and give out flawless resumes.

Some employers do schedule follow-up interviews, so have your schedule available.

African, Latino(a), Asian, and Native American (ALANA) Career Fair

Tue, 2014-02-18 13:00 to 17:00
UMass Amherst, Student Union Ballroom

Meet employers looking for African, Latino(a), Asian, and Native American (ALANA) students of all majors for full-time, Co-op and/or Internship opportunities. Typically employers attending this event have specific openings to discuss, and many attend just to meet students and talk about future possibilities.

Public Health Informatics Conference

Tue, 2014-04-29 07:00 to Thu, 2014-05-01 12:00
Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, 210 Peachtree St. Atlanta, GA 30303

Since 2003, the Public Health Informatics Conference (formerly known as the PHIN Conference) has been an important venue to convene all levels of governmental public health providers (local, state, federal, and international), researchers, vendors, and domestic/international public health and healthcare organizations to address public health informatics and information technology infrastructure and workforce capacity needs.

The conference provides leadership and guidance for public health organizations navigating through an era of interoperable and integrated health information exchange. With the rapid implementation of global healthcare IT initiatives and accelerated developments, there is no better time than now to invest in public health informatics. The conference provides a venue for groundbreaking discussions and opportunities to provide input to CDC and other key stakeholders to accomplish the goal of cross-industry collaborations in healthcare IT.

Nearly 1,200 attendees will come together for the PHIC this year.

Student Proof of full time student status required$150$150
Single Day Attendee$300$300

*Early bird registration rates end March 18, 2014.

National Public Health Week

Mon, 2014-04-07 08:00 to Sun, 2014-04-13 20:00
Multiple locations


April 7-13, 2014

During the first full week of April each year, APHA brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation.

Please join us as we celebrate National Public Health Week 2014 from April 7-13 as we work toward creating a healthier nation.

Stay tuned as more information becomes available.

Certified Public Health (CPH) Exams

Sat, 2014-02-01 08:00 to Fri, 2014-02-28 20:00
Multiple Locations

The National Board of Public Health Examiners will administer the next Certified Public Health (CPE) exam February 1-28, 2014. Early bird registration is $385 USD through December 31st, 2013. The regular registration fee of $420 USD will apply for all registrations between January 1-17, 2014.

More information and registration here.

Minority Health Conference

Fri, 2014-02-28 08:00 to 16:30
William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, 100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27599

The Minority Health Conference aims to raise awareness regarding health disparities and mobilize students, academics, researchers, and community members to take action for change. This year's theme will focus on research and practice-based interventions that actively engage minority youth to improve their health and the health of their communities.

The William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture

Gail C. Christopher, D.N., Vice President of Program Strategy at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Dr. Christopher's keynote will kick off an an active day, with multiple breakout sessions and speakers, including featured speaker Dr. Michael Yonas, Director of Research, Evaluation and Engagement at Allegheny County Department of Human Services

When: Friday, February 28, 2014,

8:00am-4:30pm (broadcast at 2:00-3:30pm EST).

Where: William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

If you are unable to attend in person, you can join the conference online by viewing the William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture webcast and participate in a live Q&A session with Dr. Christopher following the lecture. Viewers will be able to ask questions via email, Facebook, and Twitter. The broadcast will be recorded.

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Global Public Health Conference (GPHCON) 2014

Fri, 2014-02-21 09:00 to Sun, 2014-02-23 17:00
SRM University Campus, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu, India

The theme of the Global Public Health Conference (GPHCON) 2014 is "Multi- disciplinary Approaches in Public Health: innovations, practices and Future Strategies."  The aim of this conference is to bring public health professionals from various disciplines to a single platform and share their technical expertise. If you are working actively with public health systems or practicing public health at any level you are invited to share this experience at the conference.

Office of Research Seminar

Wed, 2013-12-11 13:00 to 14:00
UMass Amherst, Skinner Hall, Room 101

Aline Gubrium, Associate Professor & Program Director of Community Health Education, will present a seminar entitled "Digital Storytelling as a Multidisciplinary Methodology: A Case Study."

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Climb Against Heart Disease Kick Off

Fri, 2013-12-06 11:30 to 12:45
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Carrie Hall, 15 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115

ClimbAmerica! is a climb to the top of Boston’s tallest buildings to fight America’s #1 killer – heart disease. Filled with fun, energy, and hope for a healthier tomorrow, climbers come from across the Commonwealth for a friendly race to the top of iconic Boston buildings to raise funds and awareness for heart disease prevention. ClimbAmerica! is a great way to bring family and friends together, get moving, and help fight heart disease – one step at a time!

Registration for ClimbAmerica! begins in December 2013. If you're interested in meeting the ClimbAmerica team, hearing stories from heart disease survivors and learning more about getting involved, please attend this kick-off event on Dec 6, 2013.

Food and refreshments will be provided.

RSVP to Micho Pilotte at or 617-582-4833.


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