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A twice monthly e-newsletter featuring updates and announcements for students and faculty from the Office of Student Affairs, the Graduate School of Public Health, and the University.


Registration and housing are open for APHA 2018

Now is a great time to register for APHA’s 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo, Nov. 10-14 at the San Diego Convention Center. Join more than 12,000 peers to network, learn and excel. Register before Aug.16 to save up to $115 and book your stay in an official APHA 2018 hotel to get the best rates and most convenient locations.  

ACOPC Summer Conference 2018 "Working Together: A Better Understanding of the Opioid Epidemic"

The Allegheny County Overdose Prevention Coalition conference at the WPU on July 19 will feature a dozen speakers levels from the city, county, and state including Attorney General Josh Shapiro on "Partnering to Combat the Opioid Crisis - Increasing Community and Governmental Efforts" and ACHD Director Karen Hacker on "Addressing Community Health Problems Using a Community-based Participatory Approach."  Pre-register by July 1.   

Academic Deadlines

Career Services and Professional Development

United Against Inequities in Disease (UAID) Leadership Opportunity

Are you passionate about public health and social justice? UAID, a national nonprofit organization that empowers students and communities across the U.S. to reduce health inequities, has open (unpaid) internship positions on their National Board for the 2018-2019 academic year.  

2018 Med Ed Day Abstract Submission

Third Annual Med Ed Day is accepting abstracts from all levels of learners: students, fellows, residents, and faculty across all the Schools of the Health Sciences. Abstracts are due Friday, July 13th for Med Ed Day, which will be Friday, September 21st. Read more  

Wednesday 6/20 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Career Services Workshop

Postdoctoral Orientation to Career Development

Hosted by the Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development (DPCD), this monthly seminar will provide a framework for career development and introduce new trainees to valuable strategies, programs and resources that can be integrated throughout training. S123 Starzl Biomedical S...

Friday 6/22 - Career Services Deadline

Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Fellowship Applications

CDC’s EIS program offers a unique opportunity to investigate disease outbreaks around the world. Open to doctoral-level scientists with a background in public health, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. 

School and University Updates

Financial Aid Office Moving to Thackeray Hall

Effective June 5th, the Financial Aid Office will be relocated to Thackeray Hall. In addition, a new Financial Aid Wellness Center will be located on the first floor for student counseling appointments and walk-ins. We also hope to host financial literacy sessions on the first floor in the future. The financial aid staff will be seated on the third floor and will rotate through the new center to serve students.  

Digital Media Services Available for Instructors

The University Center for Teaching and Learning's Digital Media team can help with professional, in-house video productions, livestreaming for events and guest lectures, and even graphic design work.  

HRSA 2018 Faculty Loan Repayment Program

The Faculty Loan Repayment Program provides individuals who have an interest in eligible health profession careers with the opportunity to receive loan repayment while serving as faculty members at accredited and eligible health professions schools. Application deadline is June 28, 2018.  

Teaching Tips

Did you know? Pathways for Faculty

Are you interested in improving your teaching practice, receiving professional enrichment, and gaining educational experiences designed exclusively for faculty? Consider registering for one of the five Pathways for Faculty. Read more  

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