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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

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

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

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