Friday, November 27, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Event: Book Swap Mid-Year Inspection
If you participated in the BPHSN-Book Swap we ask that you bring your books in for a mid-year inspection. The inspection was originally scheduled during the general body meeting that was Nov. 13 but has changed due to the postponement on the meeting.
Edelmira Timmons (email@example.com) will contact you individually to reschedule the inspection.
Event: Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunity
Date: November 20, 2009
Location: Food and Friends
219 Riggs Road, NE
Washington, DC 20011
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, BPHSN and The Public Health Student Association (PHSA) would like to invite you to a Thanksgiving Volunteer Extranveganza at Food and Friends.
Food and Friends is a wonderful and very innovative organization that provides meals and other support services to patients with HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases.
Please take the time to fill out the volunteer waiver form that was attached to the e-mail concerning the cancelled meeting.
Contact: If you have any question, comments, concerns, please contact Molly Greenberg @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Location: Ross Hall Room 116
Non-GW affiliates please RSVP at email@example.com by 4PM on November 13, 2009.
Contact: If you have any question, comments, concerns, please contact Omotunde Sowole at firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Kogan Plaza
Contact: If you have any question, comments, concerns, please contact Akintunde Akinseye at email@example.com
Date: November 13, 2009
Location: The Multicultural Student Services Center (MSSC) 2127 G St. NW Washington, DC 20052 Room 209
Please consider participating in a focus group being held by Mr. Randy Gale on this topic. Randy is a doctoral student in the School of Public Health and is interested in health disparities. This focus group is being conducted in fulfillment of the following course: PubH 415, Qualitative Research Methods, Dr. Orndorff.
Light refreshments will be served and participants will receive their choice of a $25 Starbucks or Domino's Pizza gift card. Participation is limited to 10. Participants must be at least 18-years old.
Contact: If you have any question, comments, concerns, please contact Randy Gale at firstname.lastname@example.org or (240) 447-5793
Date: November 20, 2009
Location: American University Washington College of Law 4801 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington, DC 20016 Room 603
The conference will address food integrity problems, and what protections employees need to feel free to blow the whistle on these problems. Panelists will address legal and legislative reforms, immigrant rights, humane handling, corporate farming, and the role of labor in food safety.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Register at www.whistleblower.org/foodconference
Contact: If you have any question, comments, concerns please contact Amanda L. Hitt at (202) 408-0034 ext. 159 fax: (202) 408-9855
When: Spring 2010
Location: IQ Solutions 11300 Rockville Pike Rockville, Maryland 20852 Suite 901
The intern may responsible for one or more of the following: Health communications; campaign development; web site design, maintenance and support, proposal writing; policy development; call center operations and information; IT; library information work; creative services; training; strategic planning; disease prevention and health promotion; research; data collection; science and health writing and editing; evaluation; multi-cultural communications; materials and publication development; media work; marketing and dissemination; and business operations
Eligibility: Graduate students and undergraduate seniors in above academic areas
Salary: $9-14.00 per hour depending on academic level and experience; minimum time commitment approximately 30 hours per week.
If interested in applying please visit: http://iqsolutions.balancetrak.com
Contact: If you have any question, comments, concerns please e-mail JBraslow@IQSolutions.com
Date: November 14, 2009
Location: Prevention Works! 2501 Benning Road, NE Washington, DC 20002
Contact: If you have any question, comments, concerns, and to register please contact Mary Beth Levin at email@example.com
Date: November 11, 2009
Location: Ivory Tower 616 23rd St. NW Washington, DC 20052
Sponsor: American Red Cross Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Services Region
4.5 million Americans would die each year without life saving blood transfusions, and your single blood donation could help save up to three lives. We encourage you to please schedule your donation today.
Please schedule your appointment by visiting the following website: https://www.membersforlife.org/rccm/mobilesch/login.php?sponsorcode=13145
The Sponsor Code for is 13145.
Contact: For more information about The American Red Cross please visit www.redcross.org
Deadlines: 12/13/2009 4/13/2010 and 8/13/2010
Location: National Institute of Health (NIH)
Targeted fields include: Health Sciences. Life Sciences. Fields related to biomedical and behavioral sciences.
Eligibility: Prospective/Current Graduate Students and U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Eligibility Requirements: Must be enrolled in a doctoral program. Fellowships are not made for study leading to a MD, DO, or similar professional degree. Applicants must have a sponsor who will supervise the research experience. Open to members of an underrepresented racial or ethnic group.
Salary: Stipend of $20,976 per year plus a small tuition and fees allowance.
Contact: If you have any question, comments, concerns, please contact:
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Event: Pumpkin Smiles/Bake Sale
Date: October 28 and October 29
Location: Ross Hall
Students, Faculty and Staff of GW can purchase and decorate a mini pumpkin that would later be delivered to the children in the Children's National Medical Center.
Contact: If you have any question, comments, concerns, or would like to volunteer you time for the event contact Kevon Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org
Internship: Communications Committee Intern
Deadline: Rolling Admission
Sponsor: The Metropolitan Washington Public Health Association
MWPHA currently seeks an action-oriented individual with leadership qualities to assist in communications aspects for the organization.
MWPHA is an American Public Health Association (APHA) affiliate and a regional association of individuals and organizations working to improve the health of the Metropolitan Washington region.
Summary of essential job functions
· To assist communication chair in implementing an internal and external communications plan and attend committee meetings.
· Work with MWPHA volunteer members and the Governing Council to find effective methods to communicate organizational activities and increase membership participation
· Assist chair in creating MWPHA introductory video and other communication materials.
· Draft and finalize the quarterly MWPHA newsletter “Metro Health”. Candidate is responsible for finalizing content, working with committee chair to design the final layout, and distributing newsletter MWPHA members.
Some prior communications knowledge required including social networking, media campaigns and message development, web/graphic design, and marketing. Intern should be able to dedicate at least five hours per week to job duties. This is an unpaid opportunity.
Contact: If interested in this position, please e-mail your resume and cover letter to Kafui Doe at email@example.com
Event: HIV and Intimate Partner Violence Workshop
Date: Friday October 30, 2009
Location: Metro Washington Council Of Governments
777 N. Capitol St. NE
Board Room (3rd Floor)
Sponsor: Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center (MAPHTC) and the Metropolitan Washington Public Health Association (MWPHA)
Participants will be able to:
· Describe the intersection between HIV and violence against women
· Identify gender-specific risks that influence women's vulnerability to HIV and violence
· Identify three (3) possible prevention and intervention strategies for intimate partner violence and HIV/AIDS services.
Amelia Cobb, MPH and Talia Fox, M.Ed will present this free workshop. This workshop is free except for CHES, Nursing or Social Work credit.
Note: National Capital Area SOPHE has awarded 3 Category I CHES CHECH for this activity.
* Checks will be the only form of payment accepted for CEUs *
Register online at www.jhsph.edu/maphtc -
Click on "Training and Events" and "Event Calendars"
**First timers need to register AND choose the program**
Contact: For question about the workshop, write to firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about registration, write to email@example.com or call (443) 287-7833.
Event: Washington DC Climate Change Conference
Date: Sunday, November 8, 2009
Location: Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street
Washington, DC 20001
International Speakers will share new data on climate change, the current global food and water crisis, the cause of global pandemics and innovative solutions. Be a part of this historic event to restore the planet’s health.
For more information please visit: http://www.wadcconference.com/
For Your Information
Wall Street Journal (10.17.09): Jonathan D. Rockoff
On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration approved Merck & Co.'s human papillomavirus vaccine Gardasil as safe and effective at protecting males from genital warts caused by HPV types 6 and 11. FDA approved the vaccine's use by males ages 9-26. Gardasil is already approved for use by females ages 9-26 to prevent cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancer, precancerous lesions, and genital warts.
Dateline for Fall Admission: January 15, 2010
With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Department of Sociology at Vanderbilt University will recruit new Ph.D. students whose research interests include health and health policy. The students will earn a doctorate from Vanderbilt’s Department of Sociology, be trained with a concentration in health and health policy, and participate in the Robert Wood Johnson Meharry-Vanderbilt Center for Health Policy. At the core of the Center’s mission is the education of a new generation of leaders in health and health policy studies, leaders whose diversity reflects the full diversity of the U.S. population. As such, the Center represents a collaborative effort between Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt’s Department of Sociology. Meharry Medical College is the nation’s oldest historically black medical school. Vanderbilt’s Department of Sociology offers a vibrant and flexible Ph.D. program with 18 full-time faculty members and 25 students.
The new Ph.D. students will receive a generous funding package which includes a base stipend of $17,500, an additional $10,000 topping-up award, $4,500 in summer funding, a full-tuition waiver, and health insurance.
All application materials should be submitted online at: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/gradschool/applications_and_information/index.php.
Contact: For more information about Meharry Medical College, please see: http://www.mmc.edu/. For more information about Vanderbilt’s Department of Sociology, please go to: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/sociology/.
Event: H1N1 Flu Clinic
The DOH is currently asking for volunteers to help work flu clinics throughout the district.
In an effort to protect District residents from the H1N1 virus, the DOH encourages District residents to seek out the H1N1 vaccine via our mass vaccination clinics. The Department of Health’s H1N1 vaccine clinics are currently being offered to priority groups, at no cost. Vaccine clinics for all District residents will be announced at a later date.
If you fall into the following priority groups listed below, it is encouraged you receive the H1N1 vaccine:
· Pregnant women
· Children and young adults from 6 months to 24 years
· People caring for infants under 6 months of age
· People aged 25 to 64 years with underlying medical conditions, such as asthma or diabetes
For more information including site locations and times please visit the following site: http://dchealth.dc.gov/doh/cwp/view,a,1370,q,604320.asp
If you would like to volunteer this Friday please contact Tamara Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org by 10/30/09