Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Event: Getting Out and Giving Back Date: November 13, 2009
Time: 6:30PM
Location: Ross Hall Room 116
Come and Help us serve others for our third general body meeting/outreach. The first half of the meeting will be dedicated to providing you with information about what’s going on in The Black Public Health Student Network and the during second half of the meeting we will participate in an outreach to serve the homeless population in DC.

Non-GW affiliates please RSVP at by 4PM on November 13, 2009.

Contact: If you have any question, comments, concerns, please contact Omotunde Sowole at

Event: Learn and Earn-BPHSN Condom Draw
Date: November 12, 2009
Time: Noon-2PM
Location: Kogan Plaza
The purpose of this event is to increase the awareness about the current HIV/AIDS epidemic in DC. Participants will have the opportunity to When a $30 Starbucks Gift Card.

Contact: If you have any question, comments, concerns, please contact Akintunde Akinseye at

Event: Focus Group Discussion on the National Bone Marrow Donor Registry
Date: November 13, 2009
Time: 3-5PM
Location: The Multicultural Student Services Center (MSSC) 2127 G St. NW Washington, DC 20052 Room 209
Did you know minorities are currently underrepresented on the National Bone Marrow Donor Registry? For people with diseases such as leukemia, a bone marrow transplant often provides the best chance for survival. Due to the decreased number of minority donors, patients from diverse populations may have a difficult time finding an adequately matched marrow donor in time to save their lives.

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 or (240) 447-5793

Conference: Empowering Employees to Protect Food Integrity
Date: November 20, 2009
Time: 8:45AM-6PM
Location: American University Washington College of Law 4801 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington, DC 20016 Room 603
Next Friday, GAP, in conjunction with the American University Washington College of Law, will hold a symposium focusing on the role of employees as the first line of defense against food adulteration. All are welcome to attend. Registration is free of charge, but required.
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.


Register at

Contact: If you have any question, comments, concerns please contact Amanda L. Hitt at (202) 408-0034 ext. 159 fax: (202) 408-9855

Event: Full and Part-time Internship Opportunities in Public Health, Health Education, International Health, and Health Communications
When: Spring 2010
Location: IQ Solutions 11300 Rockville Pike Rockville, Maryland 20852 Suite 901
IQ Solutions is a nearly 300-person health information company that provides our nonprofit, foundation and government clients with strategic communications, program development, and health information technology support. Virtually all of our work has focused on two simple goals-to promote good health and to improve quality of life. And at every turn, we have produced results for our clients. Our corporate values drive our approach to our work.

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:

Contact: If you have any question, comments, concerns please e-mail

Event: Rubberware Party (Safer Sex Workshop)
Date: November 14, 2009
Time: 12:30PM-3:00PM
Location: Prevention Works! 2501 Benning Road, NE Washington, DC 20002
This workshop is not lecture based, but is very interactive – everything you wanted to know about safer sex but were afraid to ask, including: three ways to make a dental dam, the pros and cons of the female condom, the care and feeding of sex toys, verboten lubes, and how to put a condom on with your mouth. This workshop is free.

Please Register!
Contact: If you have any question, comments, concerns, and to register please contact Mary Beth Levin at

Event: Blood Drive
Date: November 11, 2009
Time: 11AM-5:00PM
Location: Ivory Tower 616 23rd St. NW Washington, DC 20052
Sponsor: American Red Cross Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Services Region
The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive at George Washington University today so please come out and show your support.

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:

The Sponsor Code for is 13145.

Contact: For more information about The American Red Cross please visit

Fellowship: Individual Pre-Doctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research
Deadlines: 12/13/2009 4/13/2010 and 8/13/2010
Time: 12:30PM-3:00PM
Location: National Institute of Health (NIH)
Fellowships for predoctoral training in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. Support is renewable for up to 5 years. NOTE: NIH also provides predoctoral support through institutional training grants. Contact your department for additional information.

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:
Center for Scientific Review
National Institutes of Health
6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 1040, MSC 7710
Bethesda, MD 20892-7710
(301) 435-0714

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