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Deadline Approaches. Immerse Yourself in
the History, Culture and Public Health Systems of Latin America during the Summer
Intersession Course in Colombia and Panama. Or Travel to Geneva for the Global Health Immersion
Course, Focusing on Policy. Both are Two
Weeks. Deadline is December 1 for
Public Health Student
Alliance Marches in Kent State Homecoming Parade October 20. Congratulations to Homecoming Court Attendants
from PH: Shelby Barnes, Chelsea Furda and Laurie Ann Moennich
30+ Faculty and Students Raise Nearly $5,000 in 2012 Akron Heart Walk October
Dr. Thomas W. Brewer, Associate Dean, Named Chair of
University’s Assistant and Associate Deans Council
Welcome to New Employees Karen
Kichton, Administrative Assistant; Keith Nedved, Educational Technology
Designer; Jamie Rhoads, Educational Technology Designer; and Olof Thoraradottir, Academic Advisor. Fond Farewell to
Administrative Assistant Flo Fiehn, Retiring August 31
MPH-EPI Grad Shane Brady Joins Arizona Dept. of Health as Influenza
College Sponsors 2012
National Academies of Practice Conference, Patient-Centered
Care: Working Together in an Interprofessional
World, September 14-15 in Cleveland
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|Dear Friend of the College,
Energy around our college this fall is infectious. We’ve just returned from the American Public Health Association (APHA) annual
meeting, where faculty and students gave a dozen presentations and led a panel. What an outstanding showing for a three-year-old college!
Just before taking off, we received terrific news: The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) approved our request to begin the
accreditation process. Over the next
three years, we’ll anticipate completing a self-study and hosting a team of
peer reviewers. Read more about this exciting milestone below.
Fall enrollment numbers are vigorous. Undergraduate enrollment is up 88 percent to
641 students. Graduate student
enrollment of 121 represents an increase of 39 percent over last year. This growth has enabled
us to establish departments for the first time, organizing our faculty and
programs into Environmental Health Sciences, chaired by Dr.
Mark A. James; Epidemiology & Biostatistics,
led by Dr.
John R. “Jack” Graham; Health Policy &
Management, chaired by Dr.
Jonathan VanGeest; and Social & Behavioral
Health, led by Dr.
R. Scott Olds.
Our new MPH
program for working health professionals launched this fall with 14 students
representing AstraZeneca and GOJO; Cleveland Clinic and Summa; and the health
departments of Cuyahoga, Summit and Trumbull counties and the City of Elyria,
among other organizations. Students meet
weekly on Tuesdays to study leadership and organizational change, taking single
courses in five-week blocks. We’ve made
arrangements to accommodate a few additional students in January. If interested in joining our inaugural cohort
mid-year, contact us now.
like to welcome the College
of Podiatric Medicine to the Kent State
family. Uniting with the former Ohio
College of Podiatric Medicine promises significant synergies. It’s a fitting extension of Kent State’s
current strengths in many areas of health care — and advances the university’s
reputation as a key player in the human health research and education space.
Dr. Sonia Alemagno, Dean
|College Studying Effects of Local Health Department Consolidation
|Kent State has Remarkable Representation at APHA Meeting
Kent State faculty and students
stormed the American
Public Health Association annual meeting in San Francisco October 27-31,
with two oral presentations, 10 poster sessions and a panel discussion. Topics ranged from hand hygiene to problem
drinking, and 16 Golden Flashes were there to share findings of their work
with the 10,000 delegates.
Staffing the college's exhibit at the meeting are, left, doctoral student Laura Schuch; center, Dr. Maggie Stedman-Smith, assistant professor, Environmental Health Sciences; right, MPH student Sunita Shakya.
|New Certificate Program in Health Care Facilities Created
A new graduate
certificate program in health care facilities has been developed by the College of Architecture and
Environmental Design (CAED), the College of Public Health,
and the College of Nursing. Enrollment began this fall in the online
program, which offers coursework from across the three colleges. With 20 required credit hours, the program
can be completed in one year with full-time enrollment, and the flexible
curriculum facilitates part-time enrollment as well.
Photo reprinted with permission, Cleveland Clinic Center for Medical Art &
Photography © 2012. All Rights Reserved.
|Working While Studying Gives PH Students Awesome Experience
Teaching middle- and
high-school students about sexually transmitted infections and
contraception. Conducting West Nile
virus surveillance activities. Kent
State undergraduate and master’s students are getting exceptional real-world
experience through summer and part-time school-year employment in jobs they
describe as decidedly affirming their public health career choice. (Left, Benjamin Villarreal; right, Olivia Hartman. Photo of Hartman © Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal.)
|Faculty Research, Publications Proceed Apace
The college takes enormous pride in the
pioneering work of our faculty and students who are constantly creating,
discovering and leading the discourse in their disciplines. Recent research has examined older adult
emergency preparedness; water pollution policies; sports-related injuries in
children and college athletes; pesticide exposure; homeless youth and
incarceration; and trauma and opioid use in pregnant women.
|CEPH Accepts College into Accreditation Process
The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) has approved Kent State to begin its accreditation process, a significant
milestone for the three-year old College of Public Health. CEPH is an independent agency recognized by the U.S.
of Education to
accredit schools of public health and public health programs.