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Summer Public Health Institute 2015

May 26 – June 12, 2015

The Summer Public Health Institute, now in its 13th 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

Highlighted Courses

Watch the videos below to find out about some of the PHI 2014 courses including:

  • Data Driven Decision Making and Applied Critical Thinking in the Workforce
  • Design, Conduct, and Evaluate Public Health Preparedness Exercises
  • Topics in Infectious Disease: Rabies
  • Language and Culture: A Spanish Immersion Course for Students & Practitioners in Health Sciences

Or view 2013 course description videos.

Special Events and Guest Lectures

Career Seminars (pizza lunch provided)
“Tweets, Links, and Careers: Using Social Media to Enhance Professional Development”
Barbara LaPorte, Director & Darren Kaltved, Counselor, Career Services Center; Beth Bowman, Assistant Director, Alumni Relations and Karen Carmody-McIntosh, Communication Specialist, Office of Advancement, School of Public Health
May 28 and June 11, 12:15-1 p.m.
Blegen Room 140

Lessons from the Field: Addressing Environmental Justice and Health Disparities
May 29th, 2014, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Carlson School of Management, Lecture Hall Room L-110, 321 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis

Sacoby Wilson, PhD
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Director, Community Engagement, Environmental Justice, and Health (CEEJH)
Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health
School of Public Health, University of Maryland-College Park

A wealth of environmental justice research has shown that underserved communities and many communities of color are overburdened by environmental hazards including coal-fired plants, chemical factories, brownfields, landfills, Superfund sites, heavily trafficked roadways, and other land uses that lead to burden, exposure and health disparities. For the past fifteen years, Dr. Wilson has worked to address environmental injustice and environmental health disparities in these communities through community-university environmental health partnerships and the community-based participatory research (CBPR) framework. In his presentation, he will discuss his work in the Washington, DC region on air pollution issues with the Ivy City Right to Breathe Partnership. He will also discuss challenges, successes, and lessons learned working with the West End Revitalization Association (WERA), a community-based organization working on infrastructure disparities, inequities in planning and zoning, and the lack of basic amenities in underserved communities of color in Mebane, NC. In addition, Dr. Wilson will talk about his work with Low Country Alliance for Model Communities (LAMC), an organization working on environmental justice and health issues associated with industrial activities and port expansion in Charleston, SC.

Speaker Biography:
Dr. Wilson is an environmental health scientist with expertise in environmental justice and environmental health disparities. His primary research interests are related to issues that impact underserved, socially and economically disadvantaged, marginalized, environmental justice, and health disparity populations – including issues such as environmental justice, air pollution, housing disparities, built environment, climate change, drinking water quality, food justice, Port of Charleston, sewer and water infrastructure, goods movement, traffic exposure and health disparities, community-university environmental health partnerships, industrial animal production, exposures for subsistence fishers, and community revitalization.

Making a Secure Nation: Employment in Homeland Security
June 3, 2014, 12:15 – 1:00 PM
University of Minnesota, West Bank, Room TBD

Set up a medical facility in baggage claim? Respond to a terrorist with a bomb in his underwear? Rescue dolphins? All of these are tasks completed in homeland security positions you never imagined. This lecture will feature a panel of professionals that have worked in homeland security and response positions. They will share their insight and perspective on how they prepare for and respond to disaster. Bring your questions on employment and building your portfolio of skills.

This lecture is being sponsored by the National Center for Food Protection and Defense, a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence in celebration of their 10 Anniversary.

Public Health Institute Farewell Lunch
June 13, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Public Health is a Team Sport: The Power of Collaboration
Coffman Memorial Union – Mississippi Room
1 credit
Participants must be enrolled in a Master of Public Health degree program in the Public Health Practice major in the University of Minnesota School of Public Health

PubH 6299 Section 101 Class 84140
June 6  5:00-8:30 p.m.
June 7  10:15 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Katherine Waters, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, Area Program Leader, University of Minnesota Extension; Director, Executive Program in Public Health Practice, 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

Contact Info
Fax: 612-625-3407

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