Two Great Events to Kick-Off Public Health Week
Center City Campus: 6:00-8:00 pm
The College of Health and Human Services cordially invites you to join us for a dialogue on healthy aging on Monday, April 1, 6-8:00 pm. You are welcome to invite friends and colleagues to join us for the presentation and reception. RSVPs may be submitted by visiting https://health.uncc.edu/genes
6:00-7:00 pm: Fitting Into Your Genes: The new Paradigm for Health Aging. Presentation by Scott E. Gordon, Professor and Chair of the Department of Kinesiology. Dr. Gordon will be discussing how and why physical activity taps into the roots of our ancient genetic makeup to keep us healthy and delay the aging process.
7:00-8:00 pm: Health Assessment Activities and Reception
Main Campus, Student Union Theater: 7:00-9:00 pm
Surgeon, educator and author Glenn Geelhoed, MD, will provide a public presentation in the UNC Charlotte Student Union Theater on his work providing health care and education to the poorest of the poor in the most economically disadvantaged parts of the world. His work is documented in his book, "Mission to Health: Gifts from the Poor". For more than four decades Dr. Geelhoed has led medical missions treating patients at no cost and training locals to dispense care. Dr. Geelhoed's work has taken him to Africa, Asia, the South Pacific, and South America working with medical students, residents and physicians on more than 200 healthcare missions. To learn more about Geelhoed’s work click here.
The free presentation is open to the public and will be followed by a book signing and reception. Sponsors include the Department of Public Health Sciences and the Internationalization Committee in the College of Health and Human Services, The Center for Professional and Applied Ethics, and the Office of International Programs.
No Texting & Driving Event: 10:00-2:00 pm
The Graduate Public Health Association is teaming up with Campus Police and will be holding a no texting and driving pledge along with a pedal cart course to simulate the dangers of texting while driving. Their goal is 1000 pledges. It will be held outside the UNC Charlotte Student Union or College of Health and Human Services (TBD) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Public Health Association Social Event, Student Activity Center: 7:00-9:00 pm
The Undergraduate Public Health Association is sponsoring a social event for alumni, students, and faculty in the James H. Barnhardt Student Activity Center, Salon A (3rd floor). The event will include a panel discussion featuring alumni talking about their experiences in public health following graduation. Desserts and light refreshments will be served. click here
Farmer's Market, Student Union: 10:00-1:00 pm
The Graduate Public Health Association and Chartwell's are teaming up to hold a farmer's market outside the UNC Charlotte Student Union from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Local produce and other healthy items will be available for purchase.
Upsilon Phi Delta Honorary Society Induction Ceremony: 5:45-6:15 pm
The evening will begin in the College of Health and Human Services building in room CHHS 128, with induction of new members into Upsilon Phi Delta, the National Academic Honor Society for Students in the Health Administration.
The event then moves to CHHS 109 for:
The Cuban Health Care Paradox:
Achieving Good Health Outcomes with Limited Resources: 6:15-7:15 pm
Students participating in the recent spring break study abroad program led by Dr. Maren Coffman travelling to Havana, Cuba, will discuss their experiences learning about its health care system. Masters in Health Administration students Melissa Alzate, Melissa Bell, Renee Miller, Samuel Myers, and Philip Mullinax will then participate in a panel discussion and Q&A session moderated by Dr. Sarah Laditka.
Posters prepared by members of the Cuban Study Group from Nursing and Social Work will be on display following the presentation, panel discussion, and general Q & A. All are welcome to the event in CHHS 109.
Public Health Networking Event at BlackFinn: 7:00-10:00pm
The Charlotte Healthcare Executives Student Organization and the Graduate Public Health Association are sponsoring a networking event for Public Health Sciences alumni, students, and faculty. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cash bar. BlackFinn is located at 210 East Trade Street in The EpiCentre, Charlotte.
Delta Omega Honorary Society Annual Induction Ceremony: 4:30-6:00 pm
A reception will honor the UNC Charlotte Beta Phi Chapter new inductees will be held in room CHHS 128.
William Gross, MPH, ROI: Relationships, a driving force in community health
Jan Warren-Findlow, PhD, ROI: Population-based blood pressure control interventions
Reception to Follow.
Health Impacts of Regional Air Quality & Climate Change: 2:00-3:30 pm
June Blotnick, Executive Director of Clean Air Carolina, will present on this extremely important issue at 2:00 pm in room CHHS 124. Join the Environmental Health class students in attending this provocative session.