As a partner institution in the fully accredited Colorado School of Public Health, the University of Northern Colorado offers an MPH in Community Health Education and a Certificate in Public Health Sciences. This program prepares students to work effectively with diverse communities to identify needs and strengths, as well as develop healthy individuals and communities. The Colorado School of Public Health, collaboratively formed by the University of Colorado Denver, Colorado State University and the University of Northern Colorado, is the first and only school of public health in the Rocky Mountain Region. Combining transferable courses, faculty and resources, the collaborative school allows students to access specializations, research and service centers located at the three universities.
The mission of the Colorado School of Public Health is to promote the physical, mental, social and environmental health of people and communities in the Rocky Mountain Region and globally. The mission will be accomplished through collaborations in education, population-based research, and community service that bring together institutions, agencies and diverse populations.
- Danya Carroll, MPH candidate, completed a CDC James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Disease Fellowship working on STD prevention and leadership extension with the Office of Tribal Support. Danya also presented her student poster on social determinants of health on the Navajo Reservation at the Association of American Indian Physicians Conference in Anchorage, Alaska.
- Corrie Groesbeck, MPH candidate, devoted two summer months to the Uganda Village Project in Iganga, Uganda. She worked on issues related to malaria, STI prevention, and eye care.
- Congratulations to Mallory Jordan, MPH candidate, on receiving the William N. Wasson Student Leadership & Academic Award presented by NIRSA, the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association. This award honors outstanding student leaders who are active participants, employees, and/or volunteers at their institution. The award will be presented at the NIRSA Annual Conference & Expo in Tampa, Florida.
- Menina Skelly, MPH candidate, spent her summer as intern with the US Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office on Women's Health.
- Amanda Skenadore, MPH candidate, attended the 2012 Summer Research Institute for American Indian and Alaska Native Health Professionals, in Portland, Oregon, and Digital Storytelling Workshop for Health, Education, Policy, Cultural Preservation, Albuquerque, New Mexico. She will also participate in a yearlong internship with the National Council of Urban Indian Health in Washington, DC.
- The Eta Sigma Gamma Health Science Honorary Society is recruiting new members. This is a great opportunity to meet other students and get involved in community service activities. For more information, contact Casey Peirce.