Set Your Schedules!

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you all had a fun break and got to go on some adventures or have a relaxing break from school. It’s Madison here today to tell you about a super exciting time in the College of Public Health!

Next week is a big week for us at the CPH. It’s National Public Health Week and Research Week! We have a lot of fun and educational events going on all week at the college, so think of this as your one-stop-shop for a schedule and outline of all our events. First, let me give you a little back story on what exactly both of these weeks are.

National Public Health Week is a nationally recognized week long celebration of six different areas of public health. It is sponsored by the American Public Health Association and raises awareness of all of the hard work that public health does for local, state, and global communities. This year, the themes are as follows:

Monday – Healthy Communities

Tuesday – Violence Prevention

Wednesday – Rural Health

Thursday – Technology and Public Health

Friday – Climate Change

Saturday and Sunday – Global Health

 

Research Week in the CPH is also a big deal! Since we are a research university, research is a huge part of everything we do. During Research Week, the college hosts different events do showcase everyone’s hard work. Students and faculty give poster symposiums and spotlight speeches, and there’s always something to check out.

With all the events going on next week, it’s going to be a busy time for everyone! Use this post as your guide to the week.

 

Monday 4/1

National Public Health Week Kickoff Event

T. Anne Cleary Walkway, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come visit the NPHW Planning Committee and other public health students for information on public health and programs that the College of Public Health offers!

 

Tuesday 4/2

Research Week Poster Sessions

CPHB Atrium, 9:00 am – 11:00 am and 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come check out posters of the important research that goes on at the College of Public Health.

 

Wednesday 4/3

IIPHRP Global Public Health Case Competition

C217 CPHB, 8:15 am – 11:30 am

Come watch teams of students present their solutions to a panel of expert judges.

 

Student Handouts with the Public Health Week Planning Committee

T. Anne Cleary Walkway, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come visit the NPHW Planning Committee and other public health students for information on public health and programs that the College of Public Health offers!

 

IIPHRP Executive in Residence Spotlight

“The American Academy of Pediatrics: Partnerships that Improve Child Health”

Debra Waldron, Senior VP of Child Health and Wellness, American Academy of Pediatrics

Callaghan Auditorium (N110 CPHB), 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Check out Debra Waldon’s spotlight presentation on improving child health.

 

Case Competition and Poster Award Ceremony

Callaghan Auditorium (N110 CPHB), 1:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Reception to follow the Awards Ceremony – light lunch provided

CPHB Atrium, 1:45 pm – 2:30 pm

The Global Health Case Competition is going to be a big highlight of the week! Stop by and grab lunch and check out the different presentations by teams.

 

Thursday, 4/4

Science of Health Equity Summit

The Third Annual Science of Health Equity Summit

CPHB, 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

HEAL’s Annual Science of Health Equity Summit will highlight current evidence-based health equity work being done here at the University of Iowa and in other areas around the United States through a perspective of how local initiatives impact global health equity and vice versa. Come see what HEAL is all about!

 

Hansen Distinguished Lecture and Research Week Keynote Speaker – lunch to follow

“Getting to Equity in Health Care: Lessons from Kaiser Permanente”

Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals

Callaghan Auditorium  (N110 CPHB), 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Grab lunch and listen to a presentation by the CEO of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. about the importance of equity in health care.

 

GPEID Conference Kickoff

CPHB Atrium, 3:30 pm

The Great Plains Emerging Infectious Diseases Conference will take place April 4th-5th, 2019, at the University of Iowa College of Public Health. Just as in previous years, this conference will serve to bring together public health professionals, researchers, faculty, and students in microbiology, infectious diseases and related fields working in the Great Plains and Midwestern states. Check out the linked schedule for some cool events.

 

Showing of Contagion with the Public Health Week Planning Committee

CPHB, 7:00 pm

On Thursday night, visit the CPH for a free showing of the movie Contagion! We will also be giving away free public health laptop stickers at the main building entrance by the parking meters.

 

Friday 4/5

GPEID Conference

CPHB, 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

The Great Plains Emerging Infectious Diseases Conference will take place April 4th-5th, 2019, at the University of Iowa College of Public Health. Just as in previous years, this conference will serve to bring together public health professionals, researchers, faculty, and students in microbiology, infectious diseases and related fields working in the Great Plains and Midwestern states. Check out the linked schedule for some cool events.

 

Whew! We have so much going on next week, be sure to stop by and check out all the cool events and learn more about the public health field. In addition to events at the college, all week long check out the social medias for highlights on research done by our professors. Also, be sure to contribute to National Public Health Week by posting a picture or a tweet any day of the week with the hashtag #uiowaCPHteachesme with your passions within public health and how the College of Public Health helps you explore those passions.

We will also be hosting a t-shirt order! I will update the blog with pictures and the link when it is available (:

Thanks for reading!! If you have any questions regarding this post, about admissions, or public health in general, please reach out to us at: CPH-Undergrad@uiowa.edu

Catch ya next week with a new post!

Madison

 

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