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:
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
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 click here.
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 email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
November 15, 2012: Request for Applications! There is a new RFA through the state of New York's Department of Health to fund collaborative initiatives which identify infection prevention and control strategies to reduce and eliminate healthcare-associated infections. Funding will support proposals from qualified not-for-profit entities which identify quality improvement strategies, systematically implement them, and measure their effectiveness in reducing targeted infections. The due date has not been released. The full RFA is available for download here.
November 15, 2012: Call for Proposals! The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) seeks to expand the evidence base for effective public health policy and practice through investment in Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR). PHSSR, a multi-disciplinary field of study, provides a framework for examining the organization, financing, delivery and quality of public health services within communities and the impact of those services on the health of the public. This solicitation, guided by the national research agenda for PHSSR, aims to further advance the field with the ultimate goal of improving the performance and efficiency of public health agencies and their system partners and the health of the people they serve.
Brief Proposal Deadline: December 18, 2012 (3:00 p.m. ET)
For more details and how to apply, please click here.
October 17, 2012: Grant Opportunity! The American Foundation for Aging Research (AFAR) has announced a grant opportunity for graduate and medical students. The Glenn/AFAR Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging have been established in order to attract new generations of talented investigators to the field of aging research. The program is designed to give students enrolled in MD, PhD, or combined-degree programs the opportunity to conduct a three-to-six month research project focused on biomedical research in aging. Up to ten $5,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2013. To learn more about the program, please click here. The application deadline is January 15, 2013. For further questions, contact email@example.com or 212-703-9977.
September 26, 2012: Call for Abstracts! The 13th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Health Behavior is calling for abstracts. Abstracts are being considered for poster presentation or technology demonstration, with a submission deadline of October 15. The meeting with take place March 17-20, 2013 at the Eldorado Hotel and Spa in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This year's theme is Systems Thinking and Design in Health Behavior Research. The meeting theme "recognizes the importance of taking a broader look at interconnections between multiple levels of influence on a variety of health behaviors and the synergy between them." Abstracts related to all populations and health behaviors in all settings are welcome, with preference given to those that report complete results. For more information regarding abstract submission, click here. Authors will be notified by December 1, 2012.
September 26, 2012: Call for Applications! Applications to attend the second National Community Partner Forum on Community-Engaged Health Disparities Research are being accepted until Friday, October 12. The forum will take place December 5-7 in Washington, Dc. The forum agenda is designed to "provide time and space for community partners to learn and strategize together as peers before their academic partners and other key stakeholders join the conversation." Academic partners with corresponding community partners are encouraged to apply to attend the poster session on Thursday December 6th and dialogue Friday December 7th. For more information, please contact Jean Schensul of the Institute for Community research. (email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 860-278-2044 ext 227, web: http://www.incommunityresearch.org)
September 5, 2012: Grant Opportunities! The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for Round 10 of Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health and development solutions. Apllicants can be at any experience level, in any discipline, and from any organization including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies. Two-page grant proposals are being accepted online until November 7, 2012 on the follow topics: labor saving innovations for women smallholder farmers; new approaches in model systems, diagnostics, and drugs for specific neglected tropical diseases; new approaches for the interrogation of anti-malarial compounds; aid is working - tell the world.
Full descriptions of the topics and application instructions can be found here.
August 1, 2012: Call for Abstracts! The Global Health & Innovation Conference 2013 is going to be taking place at Yale University on April 13- April 14, 2013. The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world's largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference. If you are interested in presenting at the conference the deadline to submit an abstract is August 31.
For more information, please click here.
July 18, 2012: The End of Normal: Disability and Diversity in a Biocultural Era! As part of the Disability Studies Interdisciplinary Cluster Initiative, Lennard Davis will give a talk entitled “The End of Normal: Disability and Diversity in a Biocultural Era” at Stony Brook on Tuesday, July 24 at 4 pm in the Poetry Center in the Humanities Building. Lennard Davis is a Distinguished Professor, Guggenheim Fellow, editor of the Disability Studies Reader, public intellectual, one of the founders of Disability Studies in the humanities. He runs “Project Biocultures” a think-tank on technology, medicine and culture and holds joint appointments in the Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Disability and Human Development, College of Health and Human Development Sciences, and Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine, at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
July 3, 2012: New Connections Releases Call For Proposals! New Connections aims to expand the diversity of perspectives that inform Robert Wood Johnson Foundation programming and introduce new researchers and scholars to the Foundation. There are two calls for proposals that have been released. One is for Junior Investigators and the other is for Midcareer Consultants.
To read more about the Junior Investigator Program, click here.
To read more about the Midcareer Consultant Program, click here.
June 20, 2012: One-Day NIH Grant Workshop! On July 9, 2012 from 8:30am – 4:30pm Columbia University will be holding a NIH Grant Training Seminar. This one-day seminar is geared for junior faculty, students, and administrators who are beginning the process of submitting grants to National Institutes of Health (NIH). It is also relevant for seasoned researchers who wish to refresh their knowledge of the new NIH requirements and the peer review process. Ultimately, the focus is to assist all who wish to submit winning research proposals to the NIH. There will also be a webinar for those that cannot attend on Wednesday June 20, 2012 from 2 – 4pm.Those attending will learn how to:
* Find the Appropriate Program and Grant Mechanism for Your Idea
* Read and Interpret RFAs
* Identify and Avoid Common Pitfalls of a Grant
* Develop an Irresistible Idea for Your Grant Application
* Address the Pieces of the Request for Proposal
* Maximize Your Application for Competitiveness
* Package the Proposal in the Requested Format
* Understand the New Scoring System and the Review Process
* Learn What Actually Happens in the Study Section
* Search for the Appropriate Study Sections For Submissions
* Decipher Pink Sheets: The Inevitable Resubmission
* Build an Airtight Case for Funding
* Discern the Art of the Budget
To register for the workshop or the webinar, please click here.
May 24, 2012: Seed Grants for Survey Research! We are
pleased to announce the sixth Seed Grants for Survey Research (SGSR)
competition funded by the Office of the Vice President for Research. This
program is designed to help faculty better position themselves to apply for and
receive extramural funding for research designed to collect original survey
research data. Recipients of SGSR awards are expected to use the data collected
as part of the seed grant program to actively submit proposals to extramural
sponsors for added funding to conduct more extensive survey data. Tenured, Tenure-Track,
and Research faculty members including Assistant Professors, Associate
Professors and Full Professors, and Assistant, Associate and Full Research
Professors may apply. Proposals can be a collaborative effort among several
faculty members. Four awards of up to $10,000 each will be allocated in 2012
(total of $40,000 for the program). Up to $2,000 of this budget can go towards
an RA or other research-related expenses; the remainder is devoted to the cost
of data collection by the Stony Brook University Center for Survey Research. A
review panel will be drawn from the Center for Survey Research plus faculty
representing the fields of the applicants to evaluate the submitted proposals. The
Application Deadline is May 31, 2012; awards will be announced in June, 2012
for an immediate start date.
More information about the program can be found at http://www.sunysb.edu/surveys.
May 11, 2012: Healthy Neighborhoods at Work! Katherine J. Sullivan, PT, PhD, FAHA, will be presenting a lecture titled “Healthy Neighborhoods at Work” Modeling Savings through Innovation in Community Health”. This Lecture will take place Wednesday May 16, 1:00pm to 2:00pm in HSC, Level 2, Lecture Hall 3. Light dessert and coffee will be provided.
For more information, please click here.
May 1, 2012: Call for Abstracts! The 2012 Summit on the Science of Eliminating Health Disparities is now accepting abstracts fro program session. The deadline to apply is June 15. This year’s summit will take place October 31- November 3 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.
For more details, please click here.
May 1, 2012: Slow Food Huntington! Throughout the months of May and June Slow Food Huntington is presenting various films and lectures with topics relating to food and the environment. Guest speakers will also appear at these special events.
For a complete list of the events and their descriptions, click here.
April 24, 2012: Peace Corps Presentation! Obama Appointee, Director of Peace Corps, Aaron S. Williams, will be presenting on his vision for the Peace Corps in the 21st Century: New Perspectives on Global Service. He will be speaking on Friday April 27th from 10am-11am in Humanities 1003.
April 10, 2012: Health and Human Rights Program at Harvard School of Public Health! Harvard School of Public Health is offering an intensive course on Health and Human Rights: Concepts, Implementation, and Impact, on June 11-13, 2012 in Boston, MA. Professionals and leaders in public health, medicine, law, development, education, humanitarian intervention, and economics are increasingly expected to integrate human rights in policy and programs. This course will equip decision makers will the skills necessary to apply methods and practices grounded in basic human rights. This is a three day intensive program that will equip professionals and leaders with the concepts, skills, and tools to integrate human rights into their professional activities. Participants will acquire an in-depth knowledge of international human rights and humanitarian law through the lens of real-world application, especially in contexts of poverty, conflict, and social upheaval. Participants will also develop insight into methods used to analyze the human rights dimensions of public health programs and policies, and international mechanisms and procedures that further the human rights of vulnerable individuals and populations.
For more information, please click here.
April 10, 2012: School of Health Technology and Management Research Seminar! Deb Dwyer from the Department of Health Care Policy and Management will be presenting at a seminar on Wednesday April 11, 2012 at noon, on the topic of Health Care Reform.
For more information, click here.
April 10, 2012: Provost’s Graduate Student Lecture Series! A new installment in the Provost’s Graduate Student Lecture Series will be focused on issues related to Border Health and Immigrants. Snacks will be served.
Jeffrey Epstein of the Philosophy Graduate Program
April 10, 2012: Pivot Training! The OVPR invites you to participate in a training session on Pivot:Pivot for Researchers, Faculty, Graduate Students & Staff Workshop
Date: Thursday, April 12th from 1 – 2:30pm
Location: The Javits Room (second floor of the Melville Library)
A trainer from RefWorks-COS, will give a tutorial on how to:
Pivot can be accessed at http://pivot.cos.com.
March 29, 2012: Sexual Assault Awareness Workshop! The Campus Residences Safety and Standards Committee is proud to offer this excellent professional development opportunity for all faculty and staff. This Sexual Assault Awareness workshop will explore the issue of sexual violence on college campuses. We will examine definitions and national data reflecting prevalence, myths and facts about sexual assault, barriers to reporting, perpetrator characteristics, bystander intervention, and the role of faculty and staff in creating a campus culture that does not condone any form of sexual violence. This training will also review campus resources for supporting victims and survivors of sexual violence, as well as resources for dealing with student distress in a variety of forms. The workshop will take place in the Irving College lounge on April 25, 2012 from 1:00-2:30pm.
To register for the workshop please go to: https://survey.stonybrook.edu/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=mlLHnl94
February 21, 2012: Tutoring Positions Available! Community Housing Innovations, Inc is currently hiring part-time positions to assist with G.E.D. preparation, including education/tutoring in either "Math and Science" or "English and Social Studies" for eligible clients of homeless shelters (part of a network of six locations on Long Island). The position pays $25 an hour. Educational sessions are 2x a week, 2 hours per session, and are offered during the week day (day or evening). Instructors are not required to be certified teachers.If you are interested and would like more information, contact: Community Housing Innovations, Heidi at 631.580.3363 or 375.5916. Please be sure to indicate that you are a public health student, and Dr. Benz Scott is your GPPH contact.
February 16, 2012: Training Opportunities! NIH's Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE) has amassed an enormous amount of publicly accessible career development information, tailored to the biomedical sciences. OITE offers comprehensive career/professional/personal development activities for trainees at all educational levels.
For more information, please click here.
2012: Upcoming Events! The Career Center
is hosting several workshops, which are also available through live video
registration details for all workshops visit: http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/postdoc/events.html.
February 13, 2012: BNL Workshop! This workshop is offered for early career women and minorities working at BNL and SBU (including guests and users) who may be considering a career advancement. The CARE workshop provides a unique opportunity for prospective faculty and research scientists to learn from faculty and scientific leaders in STEM fields. The two-day workshop will focus on skills and strategies needed for Career Advancement in Research Environments. The workshop will also address areas such as work-life balance and research grant writing skills required to succeed in a scientific research-based career.
attendees must submit a registration form in order to attend this event.
Attendees who are planning to use BNL's on-site accommodations must also be
registered and approved in the Guest Information System (GIS). Please complete
this process as soon as possible to ensure sufficient time for approval.
February 13, 2012: Engineering World Health at Stony Brook! Engineering World Health (EWH) is a national organization that helps to improve the quality of healthcare systems in developing nations. The club's mission is to provide hands-on medical experience by hosting medical equipment repair sessions, which require no prior technical skills, prior to distributing the medical equipment to resource-poor nations.Back to School Ice Cream Social
Tuesday January 31, 2012
For more information on Engineering World Health, click here.
February 13, 2012: Graduate Council Lecture Series at Chapin! If you are a Graduate Student interested in presenting a research project, music performance, artwork, or a paper you’re especially proud of, then do not miss this opportunity. It is an opportunity to enrich your Resume, exercise your presentation skills, and learn what great projects your fellow graduate students, friends and neighbors are working on.
2012 Session Dates:
February 6, 2012: Workshops and Video Conferences! The Career Center is hosting a series of workshops. For those that would like to attend the workshop but can not physically attend, you can sign in as a guest through https://meeting.sinc.stonybrook.edu/r47013474/ and hear them.
For a complete listing of workshops, please click here.
February 6, 2012: Pediatric Grand Rounds!Stony Brook University Medical Center
Pediatric Grand Rounds
Health Sciences Center
Level 2, Lecture Hall 4
February 8th, 8:00AM
“Distilling Your Message: The Importance of Translating Your Work for Greater Rewards”
February 6, 2012: Global Health & Innovation Conference! The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,200 professionals and students from all 50 states and from more than 55 countries. This year’s conference will be held at Yale University, New Haven, CT from Saturday April 21- Sunday April 22.
For complete details, please click here.
January 9, 2012: Research Opportunity! Weill Cornell Medical College is seeking students to fill part-time data collector positions based in the Division of Prevention and Health Behavior in the Department of Public Health to begin late January. The division’s research focuses on identifying behavioral risk factors for major chronic diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease, and developing and evaluating intervention strategies to prevent these health problems. This is an opportunity to work on a NIH-funded study examining the widespread dissemination, adoption, implementation and sustained utilization of a school-based prevention program in middle schools.
For a full description, please click here.
January 4, 2012: APTR Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts! The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) invites you to submit an abstract for an oral presentation at the APTR Annual Meeting, Teaching Prevention 2012. The meeting will be held on April 11-12th in downtown Washington DC. The theme is “Getting it Together: Prevention In Health Professions Education.”
For more information please visit: http://www.aptrweb.org/teachingprevention/index.html
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: email@example.com
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
Conducting Natural Experiments: A
Public Health Methods Webinar
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.
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/
October 11, 2011: Volunteers Needed!
Flu Vaccine Distribution
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).
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 Proposal, with 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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
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:
For more information, please click here.
For an application please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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 or http://www.jotform.com/form/11731325536.
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?
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:
Academic General Pediatrics Fellow
Stony Brook University Medical Center
Department of Pediatrics
Stony Brook, NY 11794
March 16, 2011: PHANYC Public Health Career Forum!
April 5, 2011
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.
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.email@example.com.
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.
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