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Dr. Sothern’s webinar on Childhood Obesity Management from 11/9/2016

Webinar Recording Available! “Innovative Approaches to Prevention and Management of Childhood Obesity: Physiopathological Basis and Successful Interventions”

Dr. Melinda Sothern, PhD, CEP, presents her findings from years of experience studying pediatric obesity as well as evidence of successful and manageable prevention initiatives that can be used to guide both future research and current practice. Webinar attendees will be able to understand the development of childhood obesity from a pathological perspective, be able to identify targets for intervention, and receive practical guidelines for prevention and management of childhood obesity from the family home.

Dr. Melinda Sothern is a licensed clinical exercise physiologist and a tenured Professor and Jim Finks Endowed Chair in Health Promotion in the Behavioral and Community Health Sciences Program, Schools of Public Health and Medicine at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Dr. Sothern’s Childhood Obesity Slides

For more information about Dr. Sothern and the webinar click here.

To watch the recording click here.

Webinar sponsors: Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health, Tulane Prevention Research Center, and the American Public Health Association.

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November 10, 2016 at 10:23 am 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

Every Mother Initiative (EMI) Data Entry Administrative Assistant

Position: Contract Worker- EMI Data Entry Administrative Assistant
Time Period: 200-300 hours in Fall of 2015

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Data Entry Administrative Assistant will be responsible for data entry through the Louisiana Office of Public Health’s Epi Info Database for its Pregnancy Associated Mortality Review Program (PAMR). The Data Entry Administrative Assistant will report to the Mortality Surveillance Coordinator and work with the EMI Team to prioritize, code, and enter completed PAMR abstractions. In addition to data entry, the Assistant may be asked to help prepare information for EMI as needed.

Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Ability to work on repetitive tasks independently.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with human subjects protection in research, CITI trained.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word.

Please send resumes to: cara.bergo@la.gov with subject line: EMI Data Entry Position

Primary Supervisor
Cara Bergo, MPH
1450 Poydras Street, Room 2041C
New Orleans LA 70112
cara.bergo@la.gov
CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellow
Louisiana Office of Public Health
Bureau of Family Health

August 20, 2015 at 10:04 am Leave a comment

Internship – Breastfeeding Program – Application deadline: August 28

Location:           La DHH-OPH-Bureau of Family Health, Breastfeeding Program
Hours:               10 hours/week
Stipend:             $3600 (300 hours at $12/hour)
Time:                  Internship begins September 2015

Background
The Louisiana Office of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health (BFH) is the recipient of the Title V Maternal and Child Block Grant funds and the Title X Family Planning Grant funds for the State of Louisiana. With these funds, the Bureau manages family planning services, pregnancy prevention, mortality surveillance (fetal, infant, child, and maternal), pregnancy and maternal child health educational initiatives as well as domestic violence prevention.

Main Activities
This internship will enable the student to gain valuable insights as he/she provides programmatic support to a state-wide breastfeeding initiative.

  • Identify and assist breastfeeding stakeholders with creating profiles on a database
  • Maintain/improve the database of breastfeeding stakeholders
  • Prepare reports and present results to BFH staff
  • Work with local coalitions and the state team to organize community breastfeeding training that will target hospital staff and community MCH/ breastfeeding stakeholders
  • Assist with organizing a community networking event
  • Communicate with breastfeeding stakeholders via phone and email
  • Attend BFH related meetings, conference calls, etc.
  • Other tasks as assigned

Required Skills/Qualities

  • Organized
  • Professional
  • Highly independent worker and motivated
  • Critical thinker
  • Strong aptitude for written and oral communications
  • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a MPH program

 

Please submit a cover letter and a resume with 3 references to:
Betsy Dancisak, Breastfeeding Program Coordinator
Betsy.Dancisak@la.gov, 504-568-3513

Application Deadline: August 28, 2015

August 17, 2015 at 8:04 am Leave a comment

Tulane MCHLT Practicum and Volunteer Resource Guide

Students with interest in maternal and child health —

Are you looking for ways to volunteer your time in the New Orleans Community? Interested in completing a practicum in the New Orleans area? Not sure where to begin?

Look no further!

The Tulane MCHLT Practicum and Volunteer Resource Guide: MCH-Related Organizations in the New Orleans Area is now available. Use this document to learn about organizations in the area where you can potentially volunteer or complete a practicum. The document is organized by focus areas so you can click on what interests you and see what organizations match your interests.

Access it here: https://mchtulane.wordpress.com/practicum-and-volunteer-resource-guide/

March 24, 2015 at 8:44 am Leave a comment

Upcoming Seminar: How to make the most of APHA

Join us for a free seminar, open to the public on 11/4 12-12:45p in Tidewater Room 1208 (1440 Canal Street) to learn more about utilizing your time at the nations largest public health conference, hosted by the American Public Health Association.

Shokufeh Ramirez, MPH, Program Manager for MCHLT will highlight key ideas like what to wear, how to manage your schedule, and where are the best places to network.

How to make most of APHA 2014 flyer

 

 

October 22, 2014 at 9:43 am Leave a comment

NAP SACC Internship/Practicum Position

The Louisiana Office of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health, is offering a practicum opportunity in maternal and child health/childhood obesity prevention. Students will provide programmatic support to a statewide childhood obesity prevention initiative targeting LA child care facilities (Nutrition And Physical Activity Self Assessment for Child Care – NAP SACC) with a focus on evaluation and data collection/analysis. The purpose of the Bureau of Family Health NAPSACC Program internship is to foster skilled public health professionals and advocates for maternal and child public health issues, specifically childhood obesity prevention. Students will learn how nutritional and physical activity practices contribute to obesity outcomes and specific strategies to address policy, community, organizational barriers to best practices. The Practicum Student/Intern will be embedded within the Data Action team and his/her primary purpose will be to work with the NAPSACC Program Manager and Data to Action Team Leader on the evaluation of The NAPSACC program.

Continue Reading September 22, 2014 at 10:11 am Leave a comment

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