CUGH 2016 Conference
April 9-11, 2016 the Consortium of Global University's 7th Annual Global Health Conference took place in San Francisco, CA. The Division of Public Health and the University of Utah were well represented at the conference with many students presenting posters featured at the conference. Global Health in Former Soviet Nations: Investigating the Determinants of Cardiovascular Health Across Armenia poster was a finalist for the Lancet-CUGH Best Student Poster. This was presented by: Calli Bennett, Rachel Huynh, Ben Berger, Dr. Marine Hovhannisyan, Casey Tak, and Hripsime Wright.
Graduation plans are underway for the Ensign College of Public Health’s first graduating class. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, July 16th and will be a memorable celebration for all in attendance. Admissions for fall 2016 have begun and the college continues to attract a strong and competitive applicant pool that is passionate about public health.
Public Health Professional Education
The Public Health & Disasters Conference just wrapped up and was a SUCCESS! Special thanks to all of our amazing guest speakers and wonderful attendees!
Epi Essentials: For Public Health Practice is next Friday! The training theme is Evaluation and will cover collecting and analyzing data to assess program outcomes and will be taught by Kimberley Shoaf, DrPH, Associate Chief for Community Engagement, Division of Public Health, University of Utah. Find out more...
Cancer Control Research
Dr. Yelena Wu and MSPH student Bridget Grahmann of the Wu Team at Huntsman Cancer Institute recently published a blog post on what cancer control is and how it helps people with cancer as well as those who may never have it. The blog outlines the importance of cancer control research, examples of cancer control research, and how this research is used in practice. Read More
Congratulations to our 2015-16 Public Health Graduates!
The Division of Public Health graduation ceremony took place on May 19, 2016. The graduation keynote was Jason Perry, JD, Vice President, Government Relations, University of Utah; Director, Hinckley Institute of Politics. Thanks to all the staff and faculty that made the event special!
In April 2016, Kathy Pedersen of Global Partners at the University of Utah physician assistant students spent one month in Nepal, where they were immersed in the culture and the multiple facets of the Nepali health care system. The trip included visits to a busy city hospital, a small rural clinic in Ghandruk, and outreach rural health camps. The physician assistant students presented at a major seminar on health workforce in Nepal. Read More
Don M. Pedersen, PhD, PA-C, ventured to Mount Everest to honor Eve Girawong, PA-C, who passed during an avalanche on Mr. Everest that was triggered after a 7.9 earthquake in 2015 in Nepal. Read Don's story about how the Physicians Assisntant program honored and preserved Eve's legacy.