Weekly Edition – May 1, 2012
In this week’s edition
:: Spring Convocation and Commencement Celebrations
Spring Convocation and Commencement Celebrations
May kicks off the spring convocation and commencement celebrations for the Colorado School of Public Health and our three collaborating universities. Alumni, faculty, students and friends are invited to participate in a number of the upcoming events:
May 4 | University of Northern Colorado – Graduate Commencement
Spring Public Health Forum | CU
Attend the spring public health forum at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Friday, May 11, 2012 in Education Building 2 North.
Public health forums are hosted each semester on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and at Colorado State University in the fall and spring. The forums feature capstone presentations from the school’s master of public health candidates.
12:30 – 12:50 p.m. Welcome from Interim Dean Judith Albino
If you are interested in attending the event, or have questions regarding the capstone program, please contact capstone director Jan Gascoigne, Jan.Gascoigne@ucdenver.edu.
Save the Date | summer Public Health Forum
The summer Public Health Forum will be hosted on the Anschutz Medical Campus Thursday, August 16, 2012.
Colorectal Cancer Stakeholder Forum
The Colorado Cancer Coalition will host a Colorectal Cancer Stakeholder Forum: Reaching the provider community June 1, 2012 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
This focus of the forum is to bring together stakeholders working with medical providers and practices in the area of prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer.
The forum aims to:
:: Provide an overview about who is doing what
Location: Denver Tech Center Marriott | 4900 S. Syracuse Street, Denver, CO 80237
MPH alumna recaps White House Young America Series
2011 epidemiology and community and behavioral health alumna Liliana Tenney shares her impressions of the White House Young American Series following participation in the Denver campus forum
Last week the White House made a big splash on Colorado. It was only a couple days after President Obama visited a legendary college stomping ground, The Sink, followed by an energizing speech at the University of Colorado Boulder, that I had the opportunity to attend the White House Young America Series in Denver (sans Obama). The 11-city regional series aims to engage youth around the country to connect the Obama administration officials with young communities, business leaders and non-profits to discuss issues critical to our country’s youth and identify solutions to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
I was part of a diverse crowd that joined others, ranging from undergraduates to graduate students studying public health, political science, urban design, education, international affairs, law and more. My stake in the game was to address the important role that public health plays in defining the future of our youth. Big topic, but easy to apply to almost all of the discussions that we had during the innovative open space dialogue.
Alumni News and Notes
We are proud to share in the celebration and success of our alumni. If you are a graduate of the school or one of our predecessor programs, then share your news and updates. You can submit updated information to Colorado.SPH@ucdenver.edu. Please include your name, e-mail, program and graduation year.
Timothy Bahr MS ‘11
MS – biostatistics alumnus Tim Bahr is now attending medical school at the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA. While pursuing his medical degree, Tim has had the opportunity to apply the skills he gained at the Colorado School of Public Health to research in the medical care and complication etiology of premature infants. Specifically, Tim studies genetic predispositions to prematurity and the medical complications that premature infants face post-delivery. In addition to providing unique research opportunities, Tim’s training in biostatistics has allowed him to work with his College of Medicine to further develop their public health curriculum for medical students. Tim comments that his public health and biostatistics education has given him a unique skill set and a valuable perspective as he approaches problems in clinical medicine. Upon completion of medical school, Tim hopes to pursue a career in pediatrics.
Sonya Heltshe ‘07
PhD – biostatistics alumna Sonya Heltshe is a Senior Biostatistician at The Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation Therapeutics Development Network Coordinating Center in Seattle Children’s Research Institute and an Instructor of Pediatrics at University of Washington School of Medicine. After graduation and a post-doc in cancer epidemiology at the National Cancer Institute, Sonya returned to CF and pulmonary research. She collaborates with translational and clinical scientists in the design, analysis and results dissemination of multi-center clinical trials and observation cohort studies. Because CF is an orphan disease, her work involves novel study design and endpoints that maximize efficiency and best utilize the limited CF patient population. The Seattle rain isn’t nearly as bad as rumored, but she’s happy to get Colorado sunshine several times a year visiting friends and family.
Colleen McMilin MPH ‘09
MPH – community and behavioral health alumna Colleen McMilin was recently accepted into the doctoral program at the University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, New Zealand. Colleen received a full tuition scholarship to attend the program and plans to move to New Zealand with her husband later this summer.
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