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Summer Public Health Institute 2015

May 26 – June 12, 2015

The Summer Public Health Institute, now in its 14th year, offers courses for students and practice professionals in public health and related fields. Participants can build or expand their professional expertise, learn best practices, broaden career options, network with other professionals or explore a new area of interest. Courses are intensive, highly interactive and applications based with opportunities for field trips, case studies, hands-on labs and simulations.

Who Should Attend

  • Graduate students in public health, medicine, veterinary medicine, nursing, dentistry, public affairs, law, social work, pharmacy, public policy, global health, agricultural, food and environmental sciences
  • Practice professionals in public health and other health and human service organizations; city, county, state and federal government agencies; private-sector businesses and industry

Special Events 

Wednesday, June 3
Noontime Lecture: At the Frontline of an Ebola Epidemic
12-1 pm
L-110 Carlson School of Management
Free Event

This lecture will focus on the mix of competencies required to make an effective intervention in a serious epidemic such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The speaker will use examples from Uganda, Nigeria and the three West African countries to demonstrate the challenges faced and competencies required to address an epidemic of this magnitude.

Monica Musenero, BVM, MPH, MS, Assistant Commissioner, Epidemiology and Surveillance, Uganda Ministry of Health

Dr. Musenero is an epidemiologist and veterinarian. She has held senior positions with the African Field Epidemiology Network and is currently head of the epidemiology surveillance unit in the Uganda Ministry of Health. She has been recognized internationally for creating and maintaining an effective Ebola surveillance program in Kenema, Sierra Leone – one of the hardest hit districts in the ongoing outbreak.

Friday, June 5
Career Seminar: Making a Secure Nation: Perspective and Employment Opportunities in Homeland Security, Emergency Preparedness, and Response
12:15-1 pm
Blegen Hall 335
Free Event

Set up a medical facility in baggage claim? Plan and exercise mass disaster on the light rail? Set standards for Ebola response? All of these are tasks completed in homeland security and emergency management positions you never imagined. This seminar will feature professionals that have worked in homeland security, preparedness, and response positions. They will share their insight and perspectives on how they prepare for and respond to disaster. Bring your questions on employment and building your portfolio. Pizza lunch provided

Amy Kircher, Director, National Center for Food Protection and Defense
Lisa Dressler, Director of Emergency Management, University of Minnesota
Kristin Mellstrom, Hennepin County Public Health EMS Unit Supervision

Friday, June 5
SPH Alumni Event: Eat, Learn, Gather 2015
12-5 pm
Campus Club, Coffman Memorial Union
Free Event – PHI participants welcome
Attend all or part of the program
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Wednesday, June 10
Career Seminar: Using Storytelling to Advance Your Career
12:15-1 pm
Blegen Hall 335
Free Event

Vic Massaglia, Director, Career Services, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota
Darren Kaltved, Assistant Director, Career Services, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota


For more information contact:

Summer Public Health Institute
2221 University Avenue SE #110
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Telephone: 612-626-8434

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