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Feeling Refreshed

One of our MPH students recently attended the CityMatCH Leadership Conference (September 27 – 30, 2015, in Salt Lake City, UT) and was asked to share a few thoughts about her experience.

by Keara Rodela, BA

CityMatCHThere is something very energizing to be surrounded by people of a like mind who are discussing issues they are passionate about and that energy was felt throughout the entire CityMatCH conference.  The energy was even more vibrant as we gathered and celebrated CityMatCH’s 25 years of dedication to urban MCH leadership and capacity building.   The theme for 2015 was Refresh Passion, Purpose, and Possibility and everyone in attendance left feeling refreshed and with clear focus on the next step.  This smaller conference, compared to APHA, allows you to personally meet and interact with experts from the highest governmental bureaus down to the smallest rural county health department administration.  You will hear constant discussions flowing around the many innovative ways organizations are addressing MCH issues, and how heath disparities are being addressed within the program planning and implementation processes.

I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to take the technical skills learned at the conference and immediately apply them to my class projects and internship work at Best Babies Zone.  I would strongly encourage anyone who has even a small interest in MCH to attend CityMatCH.  The experience will strengthen your interest and introduce you to the people who are on the front lines fighting to make our women, children and families healthier mentally, emotionally and physically.

Keara Rodela is a second-year MPH student and CEMCH Scholar, with a focus in Maternal and Child Health and health disparities. 

October 22, 2015 at 4:50 pm Leave a comment

CEMCH Conference Series

Join the Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health (CEMCH) for its Fall 2015 Conference Series!

“How to Prepare and Present a Poster”

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 12-12:45 p.m.

Who: Shokufeh Ramirez, MPH, Program Manager, Tulane CEMCH

Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, 12th floor Room 1206
*Free and open to the public.*

Learn how to prepare and present a poster at large conferences. The seminar will cover keys to developing a conference poster, such as identify your audience, learning the key components of a poster and developing the poster’s key message.

“Getting the Most out of APHA” (American Public Health Association Annual Meeting)

When: Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, 12-12:45 p.m.

Who: Shokufeh Ramirez, MPH, Program Manager, Tulane CEMCH
and
Mengxi Zhang and Enrico Cabredo, APHA campus liaisons at Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Where: Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, 12th floor Room 1206
*Free and open to the public.* Light refreshments provided.

Attending large conferences can be overwhelming with 12,000+ attendees and 100s of presentations; learn the do’s and don’t’s at this seminar. Learn how to plan your time to maximize networking opportunities while learning about new research in your field.
Sponsored by the Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health (CEMCH), SALUD for Latin American Communities, and Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Career Services.

“Networking Tips for Everybody – Expand your Contacts at APHA & Beyond”

When: Thursday, Oct. 27, 2015, 12-12:45 p.m.

Where: Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, 12th floor Room 1206
*Free and open to the public.* Light refreshments provided.

Attending large conferences is an opportunity to network, meet friends and future employers, and simply expand your career options. Learn how to navigate conferences so you maximize your time and meet the people you want to meet.
Sponsored by the Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health (CEMCH), SALUD for Latin American Communities, and Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Career Services.


Questions about this series? Contact John Marmion at imarmion@tulane.edu or 504-288-2090.

October 16, 2015 at 4:57 pm Leave a comment

Past the Degree – Fall 2015

The CEMCH Past the Degree seminar series highlights Maternal and Child Health professionals, organizations, and training opportunities, exposing current MPH students to possibilities for career and development.

PTD with Jessica DiedlingMissed yesterday’s Past the Degree with Jessica Diedling, MPH, Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Data Analyst at the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health? All is not lost. We’ve got two more PTD before the semester ends!

Wednesday, October 28: Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, featuring Robin Barber, Community Engagement Manager – Education, and Jackie Krugler, Regional Medical Services Director

Tuesday, November 17: Paired Practica Program, featuring Ashley Fehringer and Daniel Heitner, MCH MPH students who participated in this valuable program this past summer. The National MCH Workforce Development Center’s MCH Paired Practica Program (PPP) is a federally-supported internship program held in the summer. More information about the PPP is available here: http://mchwdc.unc.edu/students/

All PTD this semester will be held in Tidewater 2212 at noon, with light refreshments provided. The series is geared toward Tulane SPHTM students in the MCH section or with an MCH interest. 

For more information contact John Marmion: imarmion@tulane.edu or 504.988.2090. Or visit (and subscribe to) our Facebook events page: http://bit.ly/FacebookEventsCEMCH

October 14, 2015 at 3:32 pm Leave a comment


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