Public Health News & Events
Public Health Program invites you to the Spring 2019 MPH Capstone Research Presentation:
Roxanne Minott, MPHc
Implementing Food Policies to Improve Healthy Eating in Jamaica:
A Policy Analysis
10:00 am, Thursday, May 2 | Library 112 | Light refreshments provided
All are welcome.
The 13th Annual Public Health Program Hero Awards 2019 Ceremony and Dinner was a successful and inspiring evening attended by students, faculty, community members
and our TUC leadership Provost Sarah Sweitzer and CEHS Dean Lisa Norton.
Congratulations to the 2019 Public Health Heroes and special thanks to Keynote Speaker
Mike McLively, Director of the Giffords Law Center's Urban Gun Violence Initiative,
Mel Orpilla representing Congressman Mike Thompson and Jana Modena representing Assemblyman
Tim Grayson and State Senator Bill Dodd who presented our Heros with Certificates
of Special Congressional Recognition and California State Legislature Recognition.
MPH Alum News - The Touro California Record highlights:
The Touro University of California Public Health Program and the Oakland, California
based non-profit organization Exonerated Nation collaborate for the California Exoneree Health & Well-Being Project (CEHW) to study the current
state of physical, mental, and emotional health among California exonerees and their
needs for immediate and long-term support. Learn more in the CEHW newsletter.
Renowned Author Richard Rothstein visited TUC on February 5th.
In his presentation and in his book The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America, Richard Rothstein explodes the myth that America's cities came to be racially divided
as the result of individual prejudices, choices to live in same-race neighborhoods,
income differences, or the actions of institutions like banks and real estate agencies.
Listen to the audio presentation here
Mobile Link Project
The study is highlighted on the funder's website: Initiative 5%
4th Annual Social Justice in Public Health Lecture Series: Immigration & Public Health
The Public Health Program's Fall 2018 Social Justice Lecture Series concluded with
a final presentation on November 26, 2018. This year's series included an innovative
collection of lectures and panel discussions from experts in the field and focused
on the public health impacts of migration, immigration and anti-immigration policies
on individuals, families and communities. Click here for information about the speakers and recorded lectures.
A Gun Violence Prevention Symposium hosted by CEHS on 10.14.2018 included moving performances by Youth Speaks and panel discussions
for building safe schools and communities:
Public Health Program Research News
The Program has been busy making contributions to research in the field of Public
Health. Here are some examples of the exciting work Program faculty, students and alumni are sharing in national
and international forums.
Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Social Justice in Public Health Fellowships:
Provided through the Diversity Scholarship Fund, the Fellowships recognize students
who demonstrate a deep commitment to building leadership and advocacy skills toward
the promotion of health among vulnerable populations. As part of this fellowship,
students will also become part of a social justice student leadership team that will
actively participate in furthering the mission of the Public Health Program.
Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Partnership Academy
Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the CBPR Partnership Academy is a multi-faceted training and mentoring program designed
for community-academic partnerships that demonstrated commitment and leadership in
engaging in a CBPR approach to eliminate health inequities in their communities. Learn More.
Professor Sarah Sullivan awarded Fulbright Grant Award!!
Professor Sarah Sullivan, Associate Professor, has been awarded a Fulbright grant
award to support her research ethics work in three universities in Bolivia. She will
be collaborating with the Universidad San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca (USFX), Universidad
Mayor de San Simón (UMSS) and Universidad Autónoma Gabriel René Moreno (UAGRM) for
several months each year over a period of three years.
The Fulbright Program, which aims to increase mutual understanding between the people
of the United States and the people of other countries, is the flagship international
educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. Funding for this award
will support Professor Sullivan’s efforts in teaching research and research ethics
classes related to the Responsible Conduct of Research, including topics on authorship,
conflicts of interest, data management, plagiarism and research misconduct.
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