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SAYPH Calendar of Events for the Week of April 6th, 2009

SAYPH Calendar of Events for the Week of April 6th, 2009

National Public Health Week!

SAYPH is proud to announce the launch of the Yale Public Health Blog! whypublichealth.blogspot.com Designed by Robert Nelb, this new tool will help public health students express themselves, discuss pertinent issues, and stay connected over the course of summer internships. Check it out!


Mon. April 6th
Perspectives on Public Health Disparities in CT
A panel of experts including Ellen Andrews, PhD, executive director of CT Health Policy Project;
Connie Malave-Branyan, MPH, director of Health Initiatives, American Cancer
Society; Edith Pestana, MPH ’93, administrator of Environmental Justice Program
and Eric Triffin, MPH ’86, director of health, West Haven Health Department.
60 College St., Room 101 3:30-5:00 PM (Reception afterwards)

Tues. April 7th
“Unnatural Causes” Documentary “In Sickness and In Health”
This segment of the acclaimed PBS documentary series explores racial and societal
inequities in health, and how one’s position in society determines life expectancy.
12:00 – 1:00 PM – 60 College Street LEPH Winslow Auditorium

Wed. April 8th
“Unnatural Causes” Documentary “When the Bough Breaks”
This segment of the acclaimed PBS documentary examines
why chronic stress and racism lead to higher rates of low birth weight in
African-American babies.
12:00 – 1:00 PM – 60 College Street LEPH Winslow Auditorium

Managing Interactions between Administrative and Clinical Staff
Perspectives on Health Management Series
Robert G. Kiely, MHA President/CEO Middlesex Health System
12:00pm-1:00pm LEPH 105

Thursday April 9th
“Unnatural Causes” Documentary “Bad Sugar”
This segment of the acclaimed PBS documentary focuses on the
O’odham Indians of Arizona, who have one of the highest rates of Type 2
Diabetes in the world. Poverty, oppression and cultural loss have been
identified as contributing factors.
12:00 – 1:00 PM – 60 College Street LEPH Winslow Auditorium

Fri. April 3rd
Good Friday!
A holiday only for the administration: classes held, offices closed.


Yale School of Public Health Alumni/Student Cocktail Reception
April 22, 2009 5:00pm-7:00pm @Union League Cafe
Please RSVP: ysph.alumni@yale.edu by April 13th


Need help with your writing? Cathy Shufro, our Writing Tutor, is available to work with students
on MPH theses, papers, or any type of academic writing. She is here at YSPH on Tuesdays
from 10:30- 2:30. You can schedule appointments through Mary Keefe in the administrative

Traveling abroad for your summer internship? Confused about VISAs, immunizations, and the
logistics of travel? SAYPH will be hosting a seminar to guide students through these processes
and answer questions. Representatives from the Health Clinic, Travel Services, and
Environmental Health Services will be present.


AIDS WALK NEW HAVEN Registration Drive during National Public Health Week, deadline: April 10!
Help make the largest AIDS Walk New Haven team to date – Register before April 10 to get your free team t-shirt!
A sign-up table will be up during the National Public Health Week outside Winslow for registration, or you can access the team webpage and click on “join now”. Or follow the registration links from the AIDS Walk New Haven main page to “Join a team” and search for “Yale Public Health”. We’ll be in contact soon to let you know how to get your team t-shirt.
The walk is on Sunday, April 26, 2009, 2:30PM
Contact Lesley Park (Lesley.park@yale.edu) for more information.

Yale Public Health Coalition Dodgeball Tournament – Friday, April 10, 1PM
Grab some friends and sign up for a fundraiser benefiting Relay for Life and AIDS Walk. Prizes are awarded to the top three teams. Teams may comprise 5-7 players and registration is $20 per team.
To preregister or for more information, e-mail yphc@yalestation.org

Rock to Rock Bike Adventure – April 25, 2009, 9AM-2PM
Join us for a city-wide cycling celebration, and a fundraiser for local environmental work! Riders will set out from East Rock park for a cross-city bicycling adventure. On our way to West Rock, we will eat tasty food, hear great music, plant a tree, and explore the city’s parks. Think you’re hard-core? Take detours to the top of the two rocks. Have a little kid in tow? Join us for part of the ride. Register to be a rider, sponsored rider, and/or volunteer today! Sponsored by Rock-toRock org and McDougal Sports. Check out http://www.rocktorock.org for more info!

HGS Tag Sale – April 26, 2009, 10:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Daylight Saving Time has graced us, and spring is right around the corner. If your spring cleaning efforts turn up items you’d like to donate or sell, set them aside for the HGS Tag Sale in the HGS courtyard. Sign up to participate as a seller by emailing mcdougal.service@yale.edu.

Other YSPH events/ talks: YSPH Calendar
GPSS events: Calendar
Career Services: E-Recruiting
Need YSPH funding for an event or group? Email Taffany Hwang (Ttaffany.hwang@yale.edu) for the application.
If you would like anything included in the next calendar/newsletter, please e-mail Derek McCleaf (derek.mccleaf@yale.edu) by Sunday, 6:00PM. Any errors in this newsletter may also be directed to him. Please verify all dates/times prior to attending. No animals were harmed in the making of this newsletter. Trees, however, will undoubtedly suffer. All rights reserved.


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