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Professional Development Archive (2013)

May 15, 2013: Free PHSR Webinar. Academy Health is hosting a free PHSR webinar on Wednesday, May 29 from 1:00-2:30PM. Learning objectives include indentifying Federal funding priorities for PHSR, redefining research proposals to reflect current funding, and indetifying strategies for expanding research's impact through translation to policymakers. For more information and the registration link, please click here.

April 26, 2013: Wheelock College Conference! Come to Wheelock College June 19-22, 2013 for the Conference addressing human rights, health, and education worldwide.

Wheelock’s Global Challenges and Opportunities Facing Children, Youth and Families international conference offers you:
  • Keynote speakers who are changing the world, including Cherie Blair, Ögmundur Jónasson, Emiliana Vegas, Deogratias Niyizonkiza, Ebrahim Rasool, and Kevin Carroll
  • 100 internationally-recognized experts on nearly 30 panels on human rights, health, and education
  • Spotlights on innovation and solutions in action
  • Opportunities for networking and collaboration
Imagine if more people knew the best practices for improving the lives of children and families. Imagine if advocates, health experts, policy makers, and political leaders from around the world could come together to converse, collaborate, and become catalysts for more significant change. Now stop imagining, and make plans to be a part of it.
Join us for the Conference that advances the conversation.wheelock.edu/conference

April 5, 2013: Abstracts Wanted! The Public Health Education and Health Promotion (PHEHP) section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) announces a call for abstracts to a dedicated student poster session at this year's annual meeting, being held in Boston, MA November 2nd – 6th, 2013.  Students are encouraged to submit abstracts that relate to the conference theme, "Think Global Act Local," as well as other themes related to public health education and health promotion. Student awardees can be active at the doctoral, masters, or undergraduate level. Ten student awardees will be invited to present their work (poster format) at the conference and will receive a certificate for their participation. Students are also eligible for a $50  stipend if all required information is provided (see instructions below).  The criteria for selection of awardees can be found at the end of this document.  We are interested in student abstracts that show an individual student’s work on an applied research or evaluation project, abstracts designed to document the community health education and/or health communication work of a student or group of students or projects that contribute to the translation of research. The student submitter must be the first author.  Multiple student authors are acceptable, but only the first author will receive the stipend and certificate.  Faculty members may not be the first author.   The student author or an author from the student group must register for and attend the conference to accept the award.  Abstracts are limited to 250 words, must include at least 2 learning objectives, and must be submitted along with a faculty endorsement letter by 5 p.m. (PST) on Monday, April 15, 2013. The faculty endorsement letter must confirm that the student author is currently enrolled in their academic program and that the student conducted the research they are submitting for abstract review.

1. Go to: https://apha.confex.com/apha/141am/phehpst.htm 
2. Click on "Start Abstract Submission"
3. Complete steps 2-6
4. Check "Poster Only" for Preferred Presentation Format in step 2 (Title step)
5. Email your faculty endorsement letter in pdf form on school letterhead to kristamincey@gmail.com 

March 15, 2013: STAR Fellowship Program! The STAR Fellowship Program is recruiting individuals interested in conducting Health Disparity Research. The STAR Fellowship Program is designed for both junior faculty and community members who are looking for an opportunity to engage in collaborative  training and interaction with faculty from the University of North Texas Health Science Center and other institutions. The Program is designed to build partnerships between community organizations and researchers and increase the knowledge around health disparities. The program offers a unique approach, combining on-site development and education with distant learning techniques that include video conferencing, on-line digital meetings, and “store and forward” technology. All travel expenses for on-site meetings will be covered by the Texas Center for Health Disparities.The application deadline is March 31, 2013. Please click here to apply.

March 8, 2013: Call for Applications! The 2014 American Public Health Association (APHA) Public Health Fellowship in Government is calling for applications! This is the seventh year this fellowship is offered, where fellows spend one year in Washington, DC working in congressional offices on legislative and policy issues related to health and the environment. The fellowship runs from January to December of 2014.  For more information and application details, please clickhere.

January 31, 2013: 7th Annual Health Disparities Conference! This conference, "Tackling the Preventable Burden of Diabetes," will take place Friday, March 1 from 8AM-2:30PM in the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. Main conference goals include addressing barries to diabetes care in minority communities and identifying support resources for diabetic patients in Suffolk County. For more information on the conference agenda and to register for the event, please click here. Deadline for registration is February 28, 2013.

January 31, 2013: Overcoming Stage Fright! Do you suffer from stage fright? Do you find yourself riddled with anxiety, shaking and unable to focus before you walk on to give a presentation? Is your fear stopping you or holding you back? The "Overcoming State Fright" workshops, scheduled for February 6 and 13 from 12-1:30PM in the Wang Center Chapel, will provide you with a few, simple tools to practice and prepare you for your next poster talk, presentation or job interview. There are no quick fixes to stage fright, but with tools and practice you can gain stronger confidence and a better ability to communicate your work effectively. Space is limited to 15 seats. Workshop requirement: 1-minute prepared "speech" that can be from a former poster talk or presentation. Please emaillynn.allopenna@stonybrook.edu to register.

January 21, 2013: Global Health and Innovation Conference! The Global Health and Innovation Conference at Yale is the world's largest global health and social entrepenuership conference, and is currently accepting social enterprise pitch abstracts for presentation at the conference. The conference will take place Saturday, April 13 - Sunday, April 14 and registration is open for attendance. For more information, including a list of scheduled speakers, please click here.

January 8, 2013: Northeast Public Health Leadership Institute - Applications Wanted! The Empire State Public Health Training Center is now coordinating the Northeast Public Health Leadership Institute (NEPHLI). NEPHLI is a 10 month intensive leadership training program and includes both in-person retreats and online learning sessions. There is a fee to attend, but there are some partial and full scholarships available. The deadline to submit applications is January 18, 2013. More information is available at www.nephli.org or by clicking here for the informational flyer.