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Student Worker Position: Reproductive Education + Advocacy Louisiana/LSU Pediatrics

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The LSU Health Sciences Center/School of Medicine Dept. of Pediatrics is seeking a full time PAID student worker (20 hrs/week during Fall/Spring Semester, up to 40hrs/week in Summer) to work within the Division of Ambulatory Pediatrics/Adolescent Medicine Section with the Reproductive Education + Advocacy Louisiana [REAL] Program (https://www.medschool.lsuhsc.edu/pediatrics/real.aspx) Graduate level student preferred. Practicum-eligible position. 

This individual will be responsible for a variety of administrative and ongoing data collection/data management tasks associated with the REAL initiative to support adolescent reproductive health care, education and advocacy efforts in the greater New Orleans area with expansion to northern Louisiana (Shreveport area). 

The student worker will report to the Program Director and will work closely with a variety of medical professionals, clinical staff and other partner organizations to expand youth access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive healthcare and educate medical providers on how to best care and advocate for sexual and reproductive health. Specific duties include: 

  • Coordinate scheduling and logistics for meetings/presentations and trainings of clinical staff and medical professionals and other stakeholders on adolescent sexual and reproductive health topics ranging from Long Acting Contraceptives to Creating Teen to Youth Friendly Clinical Environments. 
  •  Assist in preparation of data collection protocols and procedures, documents and spreadsheets for program reporting to funder and the collection of clinical quality improvement data for ongoing program monitoring 
  •  Assist the Program Director in working with diverse organizational representatives in both New Orleans and Shreveport to expand adolescent health services to new clinical sites 
  •  Other duties related to ongoing Advocacy training initiate for medical providers as assigned
  •  Assist with ongoing efforts to grow and sustain programming in the future (e.g. locating funding opportunities, assisting with the preparation of grant applications, etc.) 

Ideal candidate will be able to commit to the program for a minimum of one year. Experience and comfort and with sexual and reproductive health topics for youth preferred. 

Please submit cover letter/resume to: 

Ivy W Terrell, MPH 

Program Director, Reproductive Education + Advocacy Louisiana [REAL] 

iwils1@lsushsc.edu

(504) 813-2888

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May 10, 2017 at 10:52 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

CEMCH RA position open

The Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health is hiring!CEMCH5

The CEMCH Research Assistant will work 10 hours a week, with a primary focus on communications and social media. The RA will:

  • Maintain regular CEMCH presence on and develop content for our social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and WordPress, with other possibilities)
  • Assist in website content updates
  • Assist with CEMCH seminar-related activities
  • Perform background research and writing related to maternal and child health and professional development

Qualifications:

  • Tulane SPHTM graduate student
  • Interest in Maternal and Child Health
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Available to work 10 hours per week during regular business hours
  • Skilled at working independently
  • Experience, or interest, in working with social media

The deadline to apply is noon on Monday, September 14, 2015. Email your one-page cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of two references to:

Shokufeh Ramirez, MPH
Program Manager, Tulane CEMCH
sramirez@tulane.edu

September 1, 2015 at 4:42 pm Leave a comment

Student Research Assistant Needed

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND TROPICAL MEDICINE

Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences

Tulane Innovations in Positive Parenting Study (TIPPS): TIPPS is a community-based randomized controlled trial that is part of the broader NOLAforLIFE initiative and is designed to reduce child maltreatment and improve child health.

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December 3, 2014 at 12:00 pm Leave a comment

Momentum

Several MPH students recently attended the joint CityMatCH Leadership & MCH Epidemiology Conference (September 17 – 19, 2014, in Phoenix, AZ) and were asked to share a few thoughts about their experiences. What follows is one of these reflections.

by Gloria Grady, BA

During this conference, one word kept popping up in my mind: momentum. A lot of ideas and concepts seem to be picking up momentum in the field of maternal and child health. In the short time I have been in the field, I’ve noticed more and more attention being placed on social and economic inequalities, Life Course, and racism as a public health issue. More so than just attention, these issues are gaining momentum for action. While public health workers may still be confused about how to address racism and income inequality, many are finding ways to put it in their job description to address injustices. During this conference, I realized that I am part of this movement, of this momentum toward a new paradigm that incorporates the fight for social equality into the public health job description. I realized that I have come into public health at the perfect time—when the field needs its new workers to keep this movement, this new (at least, it seems new to me) paradigm, rolling and snowballing into action.

This conference made me thankful for whatever or whoever has placed me here, now, in this field. I am thankful that my passions are lined up to a movement that needs more hands, and I am hopeful that change will come with the efforts of public health workers and others working to end injustice.

 Gloria Grady is a second-year MPH student and MCHLT Scholar, with a focus in Maternal and Child Health and a particular interest in reducing health disparities.

October 13, 2014 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

Doing our best

Several MPH students recently attended the joint CityMatCH Leadership & MCH Epidemiology Conference (September 17 – 19, 2014, in Phoenix, AZ) and were asked to share a few thoughts about their experiences. What follows is one of these reflections.

by Alicia Lightbourne, BA

What surprised me most about the CityMatCH conference was the fight and determination in every speech I attended and the fervor of every participant. Instead of becoming jaded and complacent as they became more and more frustrated with the system, even the most senior participants were fervent about doing something and still whole-heartedly believed in that often dismissed, childish notion of ‘making a difference’. However, some pointed fingers back into the crowd when discussing why some aspects of public health hadn’t improved as much as previously hoped.

One of the more memorable speeches I attended initially seemed so obscure; it was about infographics, led by a graphic designer, and largely attended by epidemiologists. The tension was palpable almost immediately. The speaker tried to enforce that the point of public health was to compel a behavior change in the public whereas the crowd was adamant that her tactics compromised the accuracy of the data by oversimplifying it. “Who cares?” she almost yelled in response.  The rising frustration humored and intrigued me. I had never before considered the lack of connection between data and policy, but here public health professionals were staunchly divided and livid – over something as basic as charts.

In the scramble for funding and accuracy, it is often easy to forget about the target audience – the public. When addressing health disparities, we need to find ways to motivate, engage, and connect. We should offer solutions and hope in the face of seemingly insurmountable epidemiology.

We not only can do better, we should be doing our best.

Alicia Lightbourne is a second-year MPH student concentrating in Maternal and Child Health. Her interests include adolescent health and how gender norms impact health outcomes.

October 10, 2014 at 8:10 am Leave a comment

The Location and Color of Health

Several MPH students recently attended the joint CityMatCH Leadership & MCH Epidemiology Conference (September 17 – 19, 2014, in Phoenix, AZ) and were asked to share a few thoughts about their experiences. What follows is one of these reflections.

by Anne Fields, BA

Recently I was afforded the opportunity to travel with fellow students to Phoenix, Arizona for the CityMatCH Leadership and MCH Epidemiology Conference. Two of the main themes explored throughout the conference were place and race as they relate to health inequalities.   In many ways, this is so evident in our world. We can think about the poorest places on earth, in the United States, or in New Orleans, and even within these places, inequalities are still stratified by race. As we climb up the totem pole, the trend will continue. People of color are consistently missing out on their share of the pie. Yet, it is through the incorporation of the inequalities by place that we can see clearly this is not the result of poor genetics, lack of worth, or bootstraps, or any other excuse made to deny the racism that still exists right now.   These inequalities are a result of the environment and the system into which one is born. Otherwise, place stratification would not occur. If it were as simple as genetics, then it would not matter where you lived. Those conditions would not drastically impact your health. But they do.

Unfortunately the systems we have in place to remedy these health inequalities are failing. Why? Another hot topic at this year’s conference was the life course. Instead of thinking about health as the moment when an individual reaches a breaking point, gets sick, and thus enters the health care system, we have to consider what is happening over the entire lifetime that led to that breaking moment. We have to think about fixing the problems before they even begin. We have to look at the root causes. We have to look at why the teenager is engaging in risky sexual behaviors rather than why they are pregnant.

I recently attended a training for mental health professionals interested in learning about and assisting with the influx of unaccompanied minors to New Orleans.   In the past year, at least 1,300 unaccompanied children immigrants have arrived in Louisiana. The majority of these children are from Honduras, as well as El Salvador and Guatemala. They are fleeing gang violence. Honduras currently has the highest murder rate in the world. However, these children are being denied their human rights as asylum seekers because the United States conveniently has not created a policy to grant asylum to those that are not fleeing “an identified political regime.” They are placed in detention centers that are referred to as “ice boxes” because they are intentionally kept so cold so that other children en camino will hear and not want to come.   Children are forced to stand up for days on end. Children are dying of hypothermia and left on the floor among the other children. Yes, this is holocaust–esque and, yes, this is happening right now in the United States.   These children have been raped, seen their siblings and friends raped, seen murder, seen other children eaten by coyotes, and experienced such horrific things that I cannot even imagine having lived through. The idea that place and race are not at play here is ludicrous. The idea that it is somehow their responsibility, not ours, is also ludicrous.

While much of this information is extremely overwhelming, and leaves one feeling like a really, really small fish in the middle of the ocean, simple, small steps and local movements were reiterated throughout the conference. The fact that a room full of public health professionals simply acknowledged race as an ever-present issue in our society is a step.   The fact that there was a training of local members and allies of the Latino community is a step. The fact that you are reading a blog about MCH is a step. We have to sweat the small stuff in order to achieve real change.

Anne Fields is a second-year dual-degree MSW/MPH student, concentrating in Maternal and Child Health. She plans to graduate in August 2015. Her interests include adolescent health, sexual health, behavioral health integration, and immigrant populations.  She also loves running, yoga, and cooking.

October 9, 2014 at 7:51 am Leave a comment

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