Archive for December, 2013

APHA Call for Abstracts Due Feb 10, 2014

Interested in presenting your research at the American Public Health Association conference next November 15-19, 2014? We are so excited that New Orleans will be hosting this event and hope that Tulane students take advantage of the close proximity. This annual meeting is the largest public health forum and a great way to showcase your research, network with other public health professionals, and gain great experience.

Deadlines for abstract submission is Feb. 10, 2014. Abstracts related to all areas of public health are welcome. The theme is “Healthography: How Where You Live Affects Your Health and Well-being.”

You can review past Annual Meeting programs including abstracts and presenter information. Audio recordings of scientific sessions are synced with corresponding PowerPoint presentations and are also available through sale as E-ssentialLearning.


For more information about abstract requirements and submission please check out their website at

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December 16, 2013 at 2:51 pm Leave a comment

Tulane practicum application deadline EXTENDED to Dec. 16

Health Promotion Practicum Program
Spring 2014
The Prevention Research Center at Tulane University is offering SIX competitive practicum internships for the Spring 2014 semester that provide students with real-life experience in the field of health promotion working with selected partners of the PRC. The practicum program is limited toTulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine students. Preference is given to graduate-level students who have not yet completed a practicum, but practica have been awarded to exceptional undergraduate students in the past. 
The practicum hosts are the Grow Dat Youth FarmKids Rethink New Orleans SchoolsNew Orleans Food Co-opNew Orleans Kids Partnership, Regina Coeli Child Development Center, and Young Leadership Council – YLC Kicks.
Descriptions of the internships and the application for all practica is available at the Tulane PRC website under Career Opportunities. Please read the directions for applying carefully.
The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, for emailed or faxed applications, and all mailed applications must be post-marked by Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. The internship position will begin during the spring semester but may roll over into the summer, depending on student availability, program timing, and the organization’s specific needs.
The interns will be required to work a total of 300 hours for the designated organizations. For students in the Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences Department, this program will fulfill your practicum and project requirements. The interns will also be required to fulfill all reporting requirements mandated by the school’s practicum manual.
Questions? Contact Naomi King Englar, PRC Communications and Training Coordinator, at 504.988.7410 or Application materials should be submitted to Naomi either via email (, fax (504.988.3540), or mail (1440 Canal Street, Suite 2301, New Orleans LA 70112).

December 10, 2013 at 11:28 am Leave a comment

MAC’s 2013 Women & Girls Health Report published

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The Mary Amelia Douglas-Whited Community Women’s Health Education Center (MACWHEC) in partnership with Newcomb Collage Institute of Tulane University, has published their 2013 Report on the Health of Women and Girls  in Greater New Orleans.

The mission of the MAC Women’s Health Education Center is to advance equitable health and well-being for all women by creating and supporting evidence-based, population-specific health programs and serve the community in ways that promote inclusiveness and diversity in respect to women’s health issues.

They convened a working group of academics, civil servants, representatives of community-based organizations, and elected officials, to create this health report. Sections included are:  health & wellness behavior, reproductive health, chronic disease, cancer, infectious disease and social determinants of health.

To see the full report:
Check out their website at:
Connect with MAC on Facebook and Twitter (@MACWHEC)

December 5, 2013 at 11:15 am Leave a comment

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