Issue Number 27 Date 5/1/13
The Peer Advising Center will close early on Thursday, May 2nd at 5:00pm for the summer.
Commencement Information: http://www.umass.edu/sphhs/commencement
Seniors! Get your voice heard by taking the Integrative Experience Survey!
April 16-May 3
Now that your Capstone experience is drawing to an end, make sure to fill out this survey to help individual instructors develop the program. Results will be kept confidential and will be analyzed only after being grouped with those of other students. Once results are grouped by course, the anonymous results will be sent to IE instructors so they can use the information in their ongoing development of their IE courses.
Link to survey: http://owl.oit.umass.edu/partners/UMASurveys/student
More information: Martha Stassen at email@example.com
National Service Agency Announces AmeriCorps Funding Opportunities for Indian Tribes (Deadline: May 30)
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced that Indian Tribes now have the opportunity to apply for funding that would position them to identify ways that AmeriCorps members could help them tackle the unique challenges facing Native American communities.
The AmeriCorps planning grants provide up to $75,000 for a one-year period to provide support to an Indian Tribe for the development of an AmeriCorps program that will engage AmeriCorps members in order to address pressing community problems. Planning grant recipients are expected to be better prepared to compete for an AmeriCorps program grant in the following grant cycle.
More information: http://go.usa.gov/TCGT
Professional Grant Development Workshop
June 11-13, 2013
9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
University of Massachusetts Boston
Master the techniques of writing superior and winning proposals
Amherst Health Department Summer Internship with the Amherst Food Handler Safety Program (Deadline: May 6, 2013)
May 15-August 30 with the possibility of continuing afterward
10 hours per week, unpaid
The goal of the program is to decrease the risk of foodborne illness by providing education to English and non-English speaking, multinational food handlers and restaurant managers.
Specific responsibilities will include assisting the Health Department with,
1) Developing, implementing and analyzing a survey for restaurants
2) Creating educational material based on survey results and established protocols
3) Translating the survey into Spanish and Mandarin, (if applicable) and
4) Conducting multi-cultural forums
Requirements: Computer Skills (Knowledge of Word, Excel and Survey Monkey), Language (Spanish and/or Mandarin are a plus but not required)
Apply: Please e-mail your resume to Javeria Mir at firstname.lastname@example.org
For tips on how to find and sign up for an internship or independent study, visit the Undergraduate Public Health Opportunities Beyond the Classroom. For additional internships, please visit the Workforce Development page on the Public Health website and Career Service’s Career Connect.
Departmental Assistant for the President’s Office’s Research and Evaluation Department at The Donahue Institute
Time commitment: 20 hours per/week, my fluctuate as summer progresses, possibility of extending work into the Fall 2013 semester
Requirements: hardworking, experiencing with Microsoft Office and Adobe, capable of working in a team and independently with a flexible attitude and ability to stay mentally organized while juggling multiple different projects.
Duties: Transcription, data entry, optical scanning of forms and general office assistance (training is provided)
Apply: Send e-mail with resume to Kristen Gibbons at email@example.com
Receptionist/Clerical Support for the Environmental Health and Safety Department
Environmental Health and Safety Department, Draper Hall
25 hours a week (12:00 -5:00 Monday through Friday), may rise over the summer
Description: Looking for someone to answer department telephone, radios, distribute mail, computer inputting and general typing and filing and other various clerical duties. Assist in the different safety program areas as needed.
Requirements: Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Paradox for Windows - Previous experience helpful
Apply: Please send a resume to Michele Blajda, Environmental Health & Safety, firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, please call 545-2682.
For additional job listings, please visit the Workforce Development page on the Public Health website and Career Service’s Career Connect
Campus Announcements and Activities
2013 National Transgender Health Summit
The Center of Excellence for Transgender Health and the World Professional Association of Transgender Health invite health care providers, health and human service professionals, mental health professionals, health administrators, researchers, students and advocates to attend the 2013 National Transgender Health Summit. Programming includes plenary sessions by world-renowned experts in the field of transgender health care, training tracks for medical and mental health care providers interested in building their skills for working with transgender patients and clients, a research track for the dissemination of cutting edge developments in the field of transgender health, and a transgender health policy institute.
Full program information is available online at http://transhealth.ucsf.edu/summit
Early bird registration ends April 25, 2013. Register today! CME and CEU course credit available.
Culture, Health, and Science Pizza Party for all CHS students!
Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 at 7pm
Cape Cod Lounge, Student Union, UMass
We will be honoring our graduating seniors, having speed-date style meeting, and collectively brainstorming about the future of CHS.
RVSP: Please contact Ashley Cox at chs@FIVECOLLEGES.EDU
Become a Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional (CHEP)
May 8th-May 10th
Cost: $475.00 (excludes application and exam fees)
Instructor: Jerry T. Anderson, MS, FAAMA, FAACP,CHEP
Attend both the CHEP workshop and 2013 PERRC, and receive $50 off your registration*!!
The CHEP course provides attendees a 1 day CHEP preparatory course which will include the offering of the CHEP credentialing examination. The morning session includes a Power Point presentation designed to highlight those emergency management areas outside the average attendees day-to-day work related duties and responsibilities. Following lunch the attendees will have the opportunity to review sample test questions representative of the full spectrum of emergency management as delineated in the CHEP Study Guide. (Note: Enrollees will be provided a copy of the CHEP Study Guide prior to arrival at the PERRC Conference.) Immediately after the test review the CHEP certification examination will be administered. Enrollees will have 3 hours to complete the exam.
Apply: Attendees wishing to participate in this course offering must first submit an application to the International Board for Certification of Safety Managers at http://www.ibfcsm.org not later than 2 weeks prior to this program in order to receive the CHEP Study Guide. Register Today!
Public Health in the Pioneer Valley
Tips for the End of the Year
As many of you may know, the end of semester is quickly approaching. The last day of classes is May 1st, 2013, meaning that finals are swiftly approaching. The first day of finals will be May 3rd. PHEW!!! Time Does Fly! If you have not already, now would be a great time to take a look at your final exam schedule, which is posted on SPIRE. Maybe even mapping out a schedule for how, where, and when you plan on tackling all your final projects, papers, and exams. Some secret quiet places to study on campus are the engineering library, 24 hr. quiet floors of some dorms, the lounge area of ISB, the computer lab in Arnold, higher floors of the library, just to name a few. But SHHHHHH! It’s a secret. After all we only want the best for you. With that being said wish you the best and the most success on your final midterms.
Written by Sattia B.
Edited by Becky B.
Peer Advising Hours
Tuesday: 8:00am-11:00am, 11:15am-12:30pm, 12:45pm-2:00pm, & 2:30pm-5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am-11:00am, 11:15am-12:30pm, 12:45pm-2:00pm, & 2:30pm-5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am-11:00am & 11:15am-1:45pm
Please bring a copy of your Academic Requirements Report (ARR).
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