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December 21, 2011: Call for Abstracts! The CBPH Caucus invites abstracts related to the science and practice of community-based public health for the 140th American Public Health Association Meeting and Exposition to be held from October 27th to 31st in San Francisco, California.  The theme of the 2012 meeting is Prevention and Wellness Across the Lifespan, and there is particular interest in abstracts and proposal that reflect this theme. They are also looking for abstracts on efforts to use community-university partnerships or other types of collaborations, the development of partnerships, capacity-building, research translation into practice and/or policy, and innovative strategies, programs, models, and best practices to address community-based public health issues.

To submit an abstract please visit: http://apha.confex.com/apha/140am/cbph.htm

December 7, 2011: Health Education Monograph Series Call for Abstracts! Each year Eta Sigma Gamma publishes a special Student Issue of the Health Education Monograph Series in which undergraduate and graduate students can submit a manuscript for consideration.  Manuscripts that can be published include empirical research papers (data-based), systematic literature reviews on specific topics, theoretical pieces, case studies about aspects of program planning and/or evaluation, practical perspectives, commentaries and position papers, and other creative papers related to health promotion, health education, and health science.  The deadline for submitting a manuscript is January 21, 2012. 

For complete details visit: http://www.etasigmagamma.org/Monograph

December 7, 2011: Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools Webinar! Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS) is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services “Hispanic Agenda for Action” initiative.  HSHPS has the intention of addressing the mounting public health issue of providing quality and culturally competent healthcare to Hispanics living in the United States through academic development, research initiatives, and training. On Wednesday January 18 and February 1, there will be a 1 hour webinar for those who are interested in learning more about the organization and the training programs they offer. 

For more information on the training programs, please click here.

December 2, 2011: Health Services Research and Policy PhD Program! If you are interested in becoming a health sciences researcher then The Health Services Research and Policy PhD program at the University of Rochester may be a perfect fit.  Health services research is an applied problem-focused field of study that investigates ways to organize, manage, finance and deliver high quality care, and to influence clinical practice and public policy. All of the program’s graduates hold rewarding positions in academia, government, or research institutions. 

For more information, please click here.

November 15, 2011: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Conference Call for Abstracts! The 29th

Annual Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Conference will be held March 24-28 2012, at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.  The BRFSS Conference Committee is seeking oral and poster presentations related to BRFSS topics in survey research, epidemiology, evaluation, policy, and public health.  The deadline for abstract submission is Friday December 30, 2001. 

For more details, please click here.

November 8, 2011: Etiquette Dinner! This year’s Etiquette Dinner will be held on Thursday, November 17, from 4-6pm in the Wang Center Chapel.  Come enjoy a three-course meal while learning how to navigate a formal place setting, negotiate a waiter’s advance and make casual dinner-time conversation. This is the perfect event to help prepare you for attending business lunches and formal affairs. The customs associated with certain American holidays will also be discussed. There is a $15 fee for this event, and seating is limited. Registration is required and will be open until Sunday November 13, and can be done by visiting: http://naples.cc.sunysb.edu/secct/conference.nsf/postdoc

If you have any questions you can email: postdocs@stonybrook.edu

November 8, 2011: 2012 Annual Research Meeting Call for Abstracts! The AcademyHealth 2012 Research Meeting (ARM) call for abstracts is now open. Abstracts are invited for four categories: papers, posters, research panels and policy roundtables.  Submit you abstract by January 12 to be considered for presentation at the 2012 Meeting held on June 24-26 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin in Orlando, FL. 

For more details, please click here.

November 8, 2011: CDC’s National Diabetes Month Live Twitter Chat! Are you interested in knowing more about preventing type 2 diabetes or managing diabetes?  Do you want to learn more about your risk for type 2 diabetes, or how many people in your community have diabetes? If you do, join a live Twitter chat at 11am on Tuesday November 8, with CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation.  To participate in the chat follow CDC on Twitter #CDCdiabetes. 

Tp learn more about CDC’s work visit: www.cdc.gov/diabetes.

November 4, 2011: Two Free Public Health Methods Webinars! AcademyHealth is offering two free training webinars to ensure that researchers and practitioners have the skills they need to help improve public health.  These webinars are on the latest research methods for public health systems and services research. 

An Introduction to Mixed Methods
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Conducting Natural Experiments: A Public Health Methods Webinar
Wednesday, December 14, 2011

For more information, please click here.

November 4, 2011: CFHI Scholarships for 2012! Child Family Health International (CFHI) has extended their scholarship deadline to November 15, 2011.  CFHI offers 10 partial scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to be used towards participation in any CFHI global health education program. 

For more details visit CFHI’s Scholarship Page: http://www.cfhi.org/web/index.php/xcms/showpage/page/Scholarships

October 28, 2011: Small Outreach Grants! The International Association for Ecology and Health (IAEH) is announcing Outreach Reimbursement Awards which are small grants for communication or travel that specifically promote transdisciplinary research at the intersection of conservation medicine, human health, and ecosystem sustainability. Applicants must be current IAEH members. 

For more details, please click here. To apply, please click here.

October 28, 2011: Grand Rounds- Distinguished Visitor and Global Health Posters! Dr. Harold Jaffe, Associate Director for Science at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will be presenting November 9, at 9:00am in LH6.  The Grand Rounds topic is AIDS: early history and lessons learned. There will be global health research posters in the Galleria before the presentation from 8:00-8:55am. 

October 18, 2011: 6th Annual Health Disparities Conference! Suffolk County Department of Health Services Office of Minority Health Presents:6th Annual Taking the Road to Eliminate Health Disparitites Conference
A Multicultural Approach to Providing Cancer Care

The conference will take place on Friday, November 4, 2011 from 8:00AM-2:30PM at Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchberg Law Center (225 Eastview Drive, Central Islip, New York 11722). 

For more information visit: http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/health/HealthDisparities2011/ 
For the Official Conference Brochure, click here.

October 14, 2011: Stony Brook Student Entrepreneurship Competition 2012! The 2012 iteration of DARE, the university's student entrepreneurship competition (open to students at all levels, FT and PT), is getting under way.  If you have a great idea to create a successful enterprise then this competition is for you. 

For more information, click here.

October 14, 2011: Dr. Meredith Minkler Distinguished Lecture Series at LIU, Brooklyn! Dr. Meredith Minkler Director and Professor of Health and Social Behavior at the University of California, Berkeley will be presenting on “Engaging Communities in Public Health Research to Address Health Disparities.”  The presentation is on Thursday, October 27, 2011 from 5:30-7:00PM at Kumble Theater at the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University (1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201).  For directions visit: http://www.kumbletheater.org/directions.html.  This is a free event but registration is required.  To register visit:http://minkler.eventbrite.com/

For more information, please click here. If you have any questions, please email Anthony.Santella@liu.edu

October 11, 2011: Volunteers Needed!

Flu Vaccine Distribution
Wednesday, Oct. 26 in Chapin between 5-7PM

To volunteer contact Kate Valerio, kathleen.valerio@stonybook.edu or Dilruba Khanam, dilruba.khanam@stonybrook.edu

October 11, 2011: Latin American & Caribbean Studies Graduate Conference! The Latin American & Caribbean Studies Center is looking for Graduate Students from different departments across Stony Brook to assist with their annual conference which focuses on interdisciplinary topics and discussions.  To view the program from the last conference please visit:http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/lacc/graduate/annualconf.html.  The next Graduate Conference meeting  will be on Tuesday, October 11 at 1:30 PM, SBS, Room N337 (Graduate Student Lounge).  Bring your ideas for Themes and Guest Speaker(s). 

For more information contact Alvaro Segovia, lacconfestony@hotmail.com

September 23, 2011: RED WATCH BAND Training! Join the National RED WATCH BAND Movement! This movement was designed to end alcohol overdose deaths by teaching students how to handle alcohol emergencies and summon professional help. As part of the movement you will be able to provide campus community members with the knowledge, awareness, and skills to prevent student toxic drinking deaths and promote a student culture of kindness, responsibility, compassion, and respect.

To sign up for training, please click here.

September 20, 2011: Network Meeting Opportunity! The 13th Annual Nassau/Suffolk Adult Immunization Coalition Meeting will take place on October 26, 2011.  This year’s meeting will take place at the Hilton of Long Island/Huntington, 598 Broadhollow Road, Melville, NY 11747. 

For more information and to register to attend visit: http://www.nysacho.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3523 

 September 14, 2011: Fall 2011 Events hosted by the Career Center! For a list of events that the Career Center is hosting this fall, please click here. Be sure to log into your ZebraNet account and register for these events. You can search for them under the 'Events' tab.


September 14, 2011: Grant-Writing Workshops! This fall, the Graduate School is pleased to present a series of colloquia on grant-writing geared specifically towards the needs of graduate students.  These colloquia are intended to reflect the challenges of writing grants for students from all fields, and include speakers from a number of disciplines.  The Colloquia are part of a three part sequence, and each will treat distinct parts of the grant-writing process:


Sept. 28, 1-2 PM, Humanities 1006: Organizing a Proposalwith Prof. Robert Crease (Philosophy) and Michael Hadjiargyrou (Biomedical Engineering)

Oct. 5, 1-2 PM, Humanities 1006: Getting a Grant and Getting the Most Out of Your Research, led by graduate students who have won grants in the sciences (anatomical sciences), social sciences (history), and arts (music)

Oct. 12, How to Write a Grant Budget, with Jin Bentley of OVPR (Office of Vice-President for Research) and formerly OSP (Office of Sponsored Programs), will speak on preparing an accurate budget for your project

Please contact khartfor@notes.cc.sunysb.edu to RSVP.  RSVP requested but not required.

For more information, please click here.


September 9, 2011: 2011 Van der Kloot Symposium! Eat, See, Beat and Die with Phosphoinositide 3- Kinase.  The event will be held Tuesday, September 27, 2011 in HSC Lecture Hall 3. 

For the full schedule, click here.

September 9, 2011: Stony Brook Public Health Brigades is accepting applications! Stony Brook Public Health Brigades is accepting applications for their trip to Honduras this coming May. They will be holding health-education workshops for local people and help construct sustainable amenities like clean burning stoves and water storage units. Travel will not interfere with finals, graduation, or summer classes.

For more information and to be a part of a great cause, email brooke.nelson@globalbrigades.org

August 31, 2011: Neuroscience of Compassion Conference! Large Lecture/Symposium: Neuroscience of Compassion and Implications for Health 9/16 in HSC Level 2 Lecture Hall 1

11:30 – 11:45  Neuroscience and Health: Relevance of Oxytocin, Progesterone and Stress Regulation (Heather Cameron

11:45 - 12:00  Using Evolutionary Theories of Altruism and Neurobiological Models of Parenting to Inform the Neuroscience of Compassion  (Stephanie Brown)

12:00 - 1:00  Linking Compassionate Behavior to Physical and Mental Health: Volunteering and Mortality (Sara Konrath),Compassionate behavior, Stress and Health (Michael Poulin), Parenting responses and mental health (James Swain)


August 16, 2011: SB C-CERT is currently recruiting! SB C-CERT serves and supports our University and efforts to create a safe environment for all on our campus. For students new to campus, for those seeking experience in public health, a future in health care, working with SB C-CERT a PLUS! SB C-CERT educates its students, faculty, and staff members about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as:

Fire safety 
Light search and rescue 
Team organization 
Disaster medical operations

For more information, please click here.

For an application please contact sbccert@gmail.com

July 20, 2011: Free Grant Writing workshops organized by Office of Post Doctoral Affairs! Office of Post Doctoral Affairs is organizing free grant writing workshops for postdocs. However, Graduate Students are also welcome to attend the workshops. For more details, please click here.

July 20, 2011: Paul G. Rogers Memorial Health Policy Analysis and Advocacy Scholars Fall 2011 Program! The National Coalition on Health Care (NCHC) is seeking candidates for the Paul G. Rogers Memorial Health Policy Analysis and Advocacy Scholars Fall 2011 Program. The Paul G. Rogers Memorial Health Policy Analysis and Advocacy Scholars Program is designed to train the next generation of policy advocates by providing students, particularly graduate and law students, with an opportunity to engage actively in the health policy debate, learn about non-profit management, and have a hand in the formation and implementation of America’s health policy.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (5 page maximum) to Catherine Doyle (cdoyle@nchc.org) no later than August 22, 2011. To find out more about NCHC visit our website at www.nchc.org and follow us on twitter, @NC_HC.

 June 29, 2011: Kaplan offers free practice exams! Kaplan is offering a series of free practice exams at Stony Brook University on Tuesday, July 19 at 6:00pm. These practice exams, including the MCAT, DAT, LSAT, and GRE, will provide students with the opportunity to take a full-length test to see how they would score on test day – without having to worry about anybody seeing their score. Students will also have the opportunity to speak with one of our expert instructors, who will guide them through a mini lesson after the exam. In order to register for the event, students should visit http://bit.ly/SBUTest orhttp://www.jotform.com/form/11731325536.

For more information, click here or call 1-800-KAPTEST.

June 21, 2011: PHANYC Health Leadership Conference! The 6th Annual Finding Your Inner Leader "Aha!" Conference is conducted on June 24, 2011 in Kingsborough Community College, CUNY, Oriental Blvd, Brooklyn. This conference will address how to be a leader in your own organization while attracting and retaining followers across diverse communities. The event targets health practitioners with 3-5 years of health experience and their supervisors, manager and mentors as target audience.

For more information on the conference and to view the conference agenda, click here.

June 10, 2011: Public Health and Health Sciences Field Practicum Coordinator at the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University! Long Island University is one of the largest and most comprehensive private universities in the country. Long Island University is looking for a full-time Public Health and Health Sciences Field Practicum Coordinator at the Brooklyn Campus. Information on the Master of Public Health Program can be found at www.liu.edu/brooklyn/mph. Questions and application submissions can be sent directly to Dean Eckert at Barry.Eckert@liu.edu.

June 10, 2011: Health Careers Student-Volunteer opportunity at SUNY Stony Brook! SUNY Stony Brook - Health  Careers Opportunity Program provides its student-volunteers a more diverse and competitive applicant pool to pursue careers in the allied health professions. Student-Volunteers serve as a role model to provide guidance and support for the Summer Academy participants as they experience and develop their allied health career plans. A Commitment of two days per week from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm during the six-week academy (July 5th through August 12th) is expected. For more information, please call Erik Flynn, HCOP Education Specialist at 631-444-2770, or email Jeannie Guglielmo, HCOP Education Specialist at Jeannie.Guglielmo@stonybrook.edu.

May 09, 2011: Volunteer opportunity!

Do you  care about health disparities?
Are you interested in gaining research skills?
Are you interested in being part of a community-wide effort to increase health and safety in Brentwood, Long Island?
Are you free this Saturday (May 14th) between 9am-2pm?

This upcoming Saturday, May 14th, 9am-2pm, over 150 people will be gathering in Brentwood for a series of focus groups about how to increase safety and health among youth in the community. About 15 focus groups are going to be held with various constituencies in the community: youth, teachers, school administrators, parents, police officers, union leaders, clergy, community leaders, etc.

Each focus group is going to be moderated by a community member knowledgeable about the issue; however, we still need volunteers to be note-takers at each of the focus groups. If you are willing and able to do this, your job would be to take notes of what is said during the focus group and to meet with the moderator after the group is over to summarize the key points. This portion should last from 10am-1pm. Lunch will be provided.

The information gathered from all of the focus groups will be compiled and used to develop a plan to create change at the community level.

If you’re interested in being part of a project that combines research and community organizing, this is it!

Please contact Amy Hammock with any questions or to volunteer.

April 16, 2011: Volunteer Oppurtunity! The Suffolk County Medical Reserve Corps is recruiting a cadre of volunteer medical professionals. These volunteers will serve to augment the Suffolk County healthcare system should that system be overwhelmed by a natural or man-made event. Additionally these volunteers will allow medical professionals to be developed, trained and deployed in a coordinated and controlled manner.

For more information, click here.

 April 15, 2011: Keeping Families Healthy - Possible Practicum, Internship, Job Opportunity! Stony Brook University Children’s Hospital is providing a service called “Keeping Families Healthy” to the pediatric patients and families of our clinics. Keeping Families Healthy is a service intended to enhance pediatric care by providing community health worker home visits. These visits aim to promote healthy decisions and lifestyles, improve disease management and empower parents and children by engaging them in their own healthcare.

If interested, please contact: 

Janice Thomas John D.O., M.S..


Academic General Pediatrics Fellow
Clinical Instructor
Stony Brook University Medical Center
Department of Pediatrics
Stony Brook, NY 11794

 March 16, 2011: PHANYC Public Health Career Forum!

April 5, 2011
5:30-8:50 PM
Downtown Manhattan at Brooklyn College, 25 Broadway, 7th Floor 
Please see the flyer for more details.

March 08, 2011: Community Health Evaluation class! Please join our Community Health Evaluation class on March 22. Kathleen Flynn-Bisson will be speaking about her work in health education and health promotion using theater to educate and affect health behaviors. Kathleen has a theater company - Prevention Through the Arts - that performs in schools, other organizations, and community settings and addresses issues such as student bullying in high schools, smoking, and substance abuse. Her projects provide an interesting and unique opportunity for Practicums and internships. Anyone who would like to hear about her work and learn how to become involved should attend Kathleen's talk on March 22 at 5:30 in the GPPH Conference Room.
Please click on the link below for more information.

March 02, 2011: Play Fit-Stay Fit! A comprehensive wellness program for child survivors of cancer and their families, is seeking an intern to assist the program director in activities related to research, daily program operation and improvement, and program expansion.

The intern will assist in obtaining consent, assent, and/or permission from parents and children; administering questionnaires, compiling and maintaining research data; conducting focus groups and developing a program manual. Training in these areas is available as needed. Strong oral and written communication skills are desired. The intern will also participate in discussions related to continuous improvement of the existing program and development of new programs similar to Play Fit-Stay Fit! as we look to grow the program nationally. Minimum commitment is one year.

If interested, contact Ray McKenna at 631-444-6169 or Raymond.mckenna@stonybrook.edu.

January 31, 2011: Summer Program in Environmental Health (SUPEH)! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Summer Program in Environmental Health (SUPEH) is a 10-week internship for students majoring in environmental health.
Deadline: February 11, 2011
Please click on the link below for more information about the position and the application process.

January 21, 2011: Health Disparities Summer Program! This summer, Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR) at the University of Michigan is offering a paid intensive summer research experience for medical and dental students and graduate students in nursing, social work, pharmacy, and public health. Each student will work 20-30 hrs/wk with a research mentor on an ongoing project. A weekly seminar series will explore disparities questions and problems, scientific approaches, research methods, and career issues. Students will attend an actual UM IRB meeting and take field trips to partner organizations outside Ann Arbor. Students will be paid for their work as well as receive reimbursement for travel (airfare, train, etc.) and housing in Ann Arbor (for non residents and non- UM students). 

For more information (to find a flyer to post) and to apply please go to: