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GSGA Newsletter 11.22.2022

GSGA Newsletter

November 22, 2022

Hello SPH students,

We hope that you are staying cozy and warm as the holiday season fast approaches and we begin to wrap up the end of the Fall semester. 

Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate. We hope that you are able to enjoy a delicious meal and connect with those you love, whether in person or virtually. 

Please be reminded that due to the holiday, the school is closed from Thursday November 24th through Sunday November 27th. 

Enjoy your time off!

Sincerely,

Your 2022-2023 GSGA


GSGA Fall Event: Origami and Sip

Wednesday November 30  |  6:00 PM – 7:30 PM  |  RSVP

Our Origami and Sip event is happening next Wednesday, and we’d love to see you there! We’ll be demonstrating some of our favorite origami crafts, sharing festive mocktail recipes, and exchanging some fun bits of trivia as we enjoy each other’s company and unwind before finals. 

There’s nothing that you need to buy in order to follow along with the origami – you can do so with just a sheet of paper. We look forward to meeting you and extending some lively holiday cheer for the SPH community!

This is a virtual event, and you can RSVP here using your CUNY email address. SPH students who attend will receive Panera Bread gift cards.


SPH Events

Migrant Health in Big Cities: Can Past Health Crises Inform the Future?

Tuesday November 29 |  9 AM – 10:30 AM  |  RSVP

Join us as we bring together researchers and scholars for a discussion about what we have learned about migrant health policy in urban areas after health crises such as COVID-19, and how this knowledge can inform future policy and action. 

Speakers will highlight themes including the impact of exclusion, promising strategies for integration and social connection, and the role of civil society in serving vulnerable migrant groups.

Viewers are actively encouraged to take part in this discussion, interacting with the speakers and asking questions as we explore these themes and see what can be done to address public health crises in the future. 


Upcoming Virtual Office Hours with Dr. Dave Chokshi

Tuesday December 6  |  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM  | RSVP

The Office of Career Services invites you to join CUNY SPH Senior Scholar Dr. Dave Chokshi for virtual hours via Zoom. 

Stop by to speak with Dr. Chokshi, learn about his work, advocacy, and leadership, and discuss your academic and professional pursuits.

Note that you must pre-register beforehand in order to be admitted into the Zoom call. 


Wellness Events

LGBTQIA+ Student Support Group

Thursday December 2  |  6:00 PM – 7:00 PM  |  RSVP

This is the last LGBTQIA+ Student Support Group of the Fall semester hosted by the Office of Counseling and Wellness Services, and we hope you can join us. 

This group is for students interested in discussing sexuality, gender identity and a sense of self, and who are looking for solidarity and camaraderie within the LGBTQIA+ community. A safe and affirming space will be provided for students to speak openly about their experiences, promote their overall well-being, and offer support for each other.

If you have any questions about this support group and what may be planned for next semester, you are welcome to reach out to sherry.adams@sph.cuny.edu. You can also access useful resources from the CUNY LGBTQI+ Hub


There’s still time to fill out the Fall 2022 GSGA Student Survey

Thank you to all of the students who have helped the GSGA make your experience better by completing the survey. 

You can still assist us by filling out the Fall 2022 GSGA Student Survey.

Your responses will help us address the needs of our SPH community and best serve students. We greatly value your input and appreciate your insights as to how we can make improvements for the student body. 


A full list of SPH events can be accessed here.

Keep an eye out for updates as more events are added – you can also view up and coming events and public health news on our Twitter and Instagram pages, and join our private student group on Facebook.

GSGA Newsletter 11.08.2022

GSGA Newsletter

November 8, 2022

Hello SPH students,

Today is Election Day! This is your last chance to vote for the change you want to see. Polling places across New York State are open until 9 PM tonight.

Happy voting,

Your 2022-2023 GSGA


Save the Date! GSGA Fall Event: Origami and Sip

Wednesday November 30 | 6 PM – 7:30 PM

Save the date for our GSGA fall event!

Please join us as we demonstrate some of our favorite origami crafts and share recipes for yummy festive drinks that can help make your holiday season pop. 

This is a great way to pause, unwind, and have some fun before finals! There’s nothing that you need to buy – you can follow along with just a sheet of paper.

More details will be provided soon. Be sure to keep checking your email for new updates.


SPH Events

Welcome to Harlem Strong

Wednesday November 16 |  10 AM – 11:30 AM  |  RSVP

The Harlem Strong Initiative is a novel partnership between CUNY SPH, local community organizations, and Healthfirst, who have joined together to conduct a community needs assessment to understand the challenges Harlem residents are facing due to COVID-19.

Join us to learn more about Harlem Strong, meet its leaders, hear about their next steps and launch date, and find out how you can get involved.

CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute Forum: Turning ideas into action after the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

 

Thursday November 17 |  11 AM – 12:30 PM  |  RSVP

How can we translate into action some of the core ideas and solutions put forward at the 2022 White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health?

Guest speakers will explore this question through the lens of three central food policy goals: making free school meals available to all, ending college food insecurity, and reducing corporate influences on community food environments (including reducing predatory marketing of unhealthy food and beverages to young people).


Wellness Events

LGBTQIA+ Student Support Group

Thursday November 10  |  6:00 PM – 7:00 PM  |  RSVP

The Office of Counseling and Wellness Services is holding an LGBTQIA+ Student Support Group every Thursday at 6 PM (except November 24th). 

This group is for students interested in discussing sexuality, gender identity and a sense of self, and who are looking for solidarity and camaraderie within the LGBTQIA+ community. A safe and affirming space will be provided for students to speak openly about their experiences, promote their overall well-being, and offer support for each other.

A full list of SPH events can be accessed here.

Keep an eye out for updates as more events are added – you can also view up and coming events and public health news on our Twitter and Instagram pages, and join our private student group on Facebook.

GSGA Newsletter 10.27.2022

GSGA Newsletter

October 27, 2022

Hello SPH Students,

We hope that you are having a lovely October and making the most out of these brisk autumn days. Believe it or not, we are now at the halfway point of the semester! Kudos for your hard work and accomplishments, and for making it thus far.

There are now only 12 days left until Election Day (Tuesday November 8th). Early voting in New York City is from Saturday October 29th through Sunday November 6th, and you can find your poll site here. If you’re located in another state, you can find your polling place by state here. This is your chance to vote for the change you want to see. 

Happy Halloween! 

Sincerely,

Your 2022-2023 GSGA


Fall 2022 GSGA Student Survey

We want to make your experience at SPH better!

Please help us by responding to the Fall 2022 GSGA Student Survey.

Your responses will help us address the needs of our SPH community and best serve students. We value your input and appreciate your insights as to how we can make improvements. 

GSGA Awards – Deadline November 1st!

The GSGA awards are designed to support students with the costs of community service events, conferences, workshops, and publications. They can also be used for professional growth and development opportunities that students may want to pursue. 

The 2022 awards include: 

  • Manuscript Publication Award
  • Community Service Award
  • Conference Award
  • Professional Growth Award

All applications must be received by November 1st, 2022 at 11:59 PM.

Please see the GSGA website for the budget form and applications. 

If you have any questions, you can email GSGA@sphmail.cuny.edu


SPH Events

National Stress Awareness Day

Wednesday November 2  |  3:00 PM – 4:00 PM  |  RSVP

How can you more effectively manage and reduce stress, prioritize self-care, and engage in healthy activities? What does well-being and mental health mean to you? Engage in a discussion with your peers and learn more about resources that can help provide you with support. 

A demo will be provided by Lee Swain of Togetherall, a safe, anonymous, online peer community monitored by licensed and registered mental health practitioners where you can connect with others, share your thoughts, and be heard. Togetherall has partnered with CUNY to provide 24/7 access to all CUNY students, and you can sign up at any time. 

A stress reduction workshop will also be offered. Details TBA.

Student Office Hours with Dr. Dave Chokshi

Tuesday November 1  |  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM  | On Campus

The Office of Career Services invites you to join CUNY SPH Senior Scholar Dr. Dave Chokshi for in-person office hours. Stop by to meet Dr. Chokshi, learn about his work, advocacy, and leadership, and discuss your academic and professional pursuits.

In order to attend, please fill out this Google form and carefully review the confirmation message.  

Wellness Events

LGBTQIA+ Student Support Group

Thursday October 27  |  6:00 PM – 7:00 PM  |  RSVP

The Office of Counseling and Wellness Services is holding an LGBTQIA+ Student Support Group every Thursday at 6 PM (except November 24th). 

This group is for students interested in discussing sexuality, gender identity and a sense of self, and who are looking for solidarity and camaraderie within the LGBTQIA+ community. A safe and affirming space will be provided for students to speak openly about their experiences, promote their overall well-being, and offer support for each other.

Healthy Boundaries Setting Webinar

Wednesday, November 2  |  6:00 PM – 7:00 PM  | RSVP

What can you do to set healthy boundaries? This webinar will provide students with the tools to set healthy boundaries, both with themselves and with others. Join in to discuss self-care decisions, promote assertive communication, and explore strategies for managing complicated interpersonal dynamics.

A full list of SPH events can be accessed here.

Keep an eye out for updates as more events are added – you can also view up and coming events and public health news on our Twitter and Instagram pages, and join our private student group on Facebook.


 

GSGA Newsletter 10.11.2022

GSGA Newsletter

October 11, 2022

Hello SPH students,

We hope that you are having an enjoyable Fall 2022 semester and getting into the swing of things while staying nice and warm! 

We are pleased to introduce your 2022-2023 Graduate Student Government Association leaders. While some of us are returning, and others are new, all of us are tremendously proud to represent the CUNY SPH student body. You can learn more about each of us here.

GSGA Leadership

President: Doris Chiu

Vice-President: Zaire Ali

Treasurer: Natalie Echavarria

Communications Officer: Tess Baldwin

Masters Senators: Gregory Klimaytis, Cara Kraus-Perrotta

Doctoral Senators: Amena El-Harakeh and Shari Jardine

Advanced Certificate Senator: TBD

If you are an Advanced Certificate student interested in serving, please send an email to us at GSGA@sphmail.cuny.edu

Sincerely,

Your 2022-2023 GSGA


CUNY Votes

Election Day 2022 is less than a month away, and the deadline to register to vote is this week on Friday October 14th!

New York State Voter Registration Form

A personalized voter registration form is available through your CUNYFirst account. You can mail it yourself – you don’t even need a stamp!

You can also pick up a voter registration form on campus or at campus events like the Student Resource Fair. 

Register to Vote Online (with a NYS DMV-issued ID)

Absentee Voting Info

Check your Voter Registration status

CUNY How-To Guide for Voting

Find your Poll Site (NYC)

Find your Poll Site and Voter Registration (New York State)

Who is Eligible to Vote? (State regulations) 


GSGA Awards

 

The GSGA offers several awards for students. These awards are designed to support students with the costs of community service events, conferences, workshops, and publications, as well as professional growth and development opportunities that students may want to pursue. 

The 2022 awards include: 

  • Manuscript Publication Award
  • Community Service Award
  • Conference Award
  • Professional Growth Award

All applications must be received by November 1st, 2022 at 11:59 PM.

Please see the GSGA website for the budget form and applications. 

If you have any questions, you can email GSGA@sphmail.cuny.edu


Student Resource Fair: Spotlight on Student Life

Tuesday October 11  |  5:00 PM – 8:00 PM  |  7th Floor Lobby

Tuesday October 11  |  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM  |  Virtual drop-in

Stop by the 7th Floor Lobby (outside Room 708) or connect with us virtually to learn more about our student clubs and the GSGA, meet your fellow classmates, and hear about how you can get the most out of student life at SPH. 

Light snacks, gift bags, and other fun surprises will be available during our on-campus tabling events and all online participants will receive Panera Bread gift certificates. 


Wellness Events

LGBTQIA+ Student Support Group

 

Thursday, October 13  |  6:00 PM – 7:00 PM  |  RSVP

The Office of Counseling and Wellness Services is holding an LGBTQIA+ Student Support Group every Thursday at 6 PM (except November 24th). 

This group is for students interested in discussing sexuality, gender identity and a sense of self, and who are looking for solidarity and camaraderie within the LGBTQIA+ community. A safe and affirming space will be provided for students to speak openly about their experiences, promote their overall well-being, and offer support for each other.

Healthy Boundaries Setting Webinar

 

Wednesday, October 12  |  6:00 PM – 7:00 PM  | RSVP

What can you do to set healthy boundaries? This webinar will provide students with the tools to set healthy boundaries, both with themselves and with others. Join in to discuss self-care decisions, promote assertive communication, and explore strategies for managing complicated interpersonal dynamics.

Sessions will be held every Wednesday at 6 PM through November 2nd.

A full list of SPH events can be accessed here.

Keep an eye out for updates as more events are added – you can also view up and coming events and public health news on our Twitter and Instagram pages, and join our private student group on Facebook.

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GSGA Newsletter 06.10.2022

GSGA Newsletter

June 10, 2022

Hello SPH students,

Happy Friday and welcome to the last issue of the GSGA newsletter for the 2021-2022 academic year!

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the CUNY SPH Class of 2022. We are proud of all of you for reaching this milestone and completing your graduate degree! This is a great accomplishment based on years of hard work and dedication! Special congratulations to the graduates among GSGA 2021-2022 Officers: Natalia Surujnath (Masters Senator), Sherline Altidor (Masters Senator), Anthony Maltese (Past President), and Kevin Chin (Past Treasurer). We wish all graduates the best and we look forward to hearing about your future endeavors. We also hope you will join the Alumni Network!

We would also like to share the results from the recent election of student representatives to the GSGA, the Governance Council (GC) and Committees. Vacant positions on the GSGA will be filled in accordance with the GSGA Constitution/By-Laws available here. Vacant positions on the GC will be filled in accordance with the GC Governance Plan/By-Laws available here.

Graduate Student Government Association
President – Doris Chiu
Vice-President – Zaire Ali
Treasurer – TBD
Masters Senators – Greg Klimaytis, TBD (3)
Doctoral Senators – Amena El-Harakeh, Shari Jardine
Advanced Certificate Senator -TBD
USS Delegate/Alternate – TBD (2)

Governance Council
Ex Officio – Doris Chiu
CHSS Rep. – Amanda Pierz
EOGHS Rep. – Greg Klimaytis
EPI/BIO Rep. – Christina Samurkas
HPAM Rep. – TBD
Master’s Program Rep. – Ariani Alemzadeh
Doctoral Progam Rep. – Amena El-Harakeh
Alternates – TBD (2)

Committee for Equity & Inclusion
Ariani Alemzadeh
Adriana Padilla

Faculty Student Disciplinary Committee
Zaire Ali
Greg Klimaytis

Congratulations to all who were elected and thanks to all the candidates for your willingness to serve our school community!

Sincerely,
GSGA 2021-2022


Upcoming SPH Events

For a complete listing of all SPH events for the semester, please visit the CUNY SPH Events page.

Virtual Lavender Graduation

Wednesday, June 22  |  6:00pm to 7:00pm  | RSVP

Join us on June 22nd 2022, at 6 pm for the Virtual Lavender Graduation for the Class of 2022 in which we honor the lives and achievements of CUNY School of Public Health’s LGBTQ+ graduates of the Class of 2022 and faculty. The graduation is hosted by the GSGA, the CUNY SPH LGBTQ+ Student Association, and the Office of Student Affairs. Student, faculty, staff, and alumni allies of the LGBTQ+ community are welcome to attend.

Other Upcoming Events

Film Screening: Suppressed and Sabotaged: The Fight to Vote

Friday, June 17  |  6:00pm to 7:00pm  | RSVP

The Graduate Student Government Association and the Office of Student Affairs is hosting this special film screening as the New York State primary season gets underway. Suppressed and Sabotaged: The Fight to Vote shines light on the dark corners of our country’s voting processes; including the increase of vote-restricting laws passing through legislation prior to, during, and after the 2020 election cycle.

All attendees will receive a Panera Bread gift card.  Be sure to register using your SPH or CUNY email. 

And, if you are eligible and registered in NYS, don’t forget to vote!! (see details immediately below).


The June 28 primary election will be for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Comptroller, State Assembly and Judicial Seats. CUNY Votes is a comprehensive, non-partisan initiative whose mission is to promote student voter registration, voter participation and voter awareness through campus based activities, external partnerships and University-wide campaigns. More details can be accessed here 

  • Early Voting: June 18-26, 2022
  • Primary Election: June 28, 2022

GSGA Past Events

Stressed? Give Mindfulness Meditation a Try

On May 3rd 2022, the GSGA held an introduction to mindfulness meditation session led by Kell Julliard, who is a mindfulness meditation instructor certified by the International Mindfulness Teachers Association. In case you missed the session, you can check the recording here.


Student Resources

Student SNAP Pandemic-Eligibility Extended

Summer can be a difficult time for many students with less access to campus resources and free meals through campus events. The SNAP Pandemic Expansion was extended for 90 days and all CUNY students are encouraged to apply before July 15th. Any CUNY student can text FOOD to (855) 230-6746 or fill out a quick form at swipehunger.org/cunysnn, and a student Navigator will be in touch shortly.


Career Services and Events

To view the SPH Career Services live calendar, click here. To schedule a 1:1 Career Coaching appointment with the Office of Career Services, book an appointment online now!

Job Opportunity Spotlight

  1. Looking for a part time role at CUNY SPH? The Nutrition and Dietetic Internship & Office of Experiential Learning departments are looking to fill a 20 hour a week role as the Experiential, Non-Credit, and Distance Learning Program Assistant!
  2. CUNY Career Launch is seeking intern supervisors who will work 30 hours per week to oversee 10 undergraduate interns in the execution of their core work and build professional skills. Supervisors will start in late June and work until August 19. Supervisors will be employees of the Research Foundation of CUNY.

To read more and apply to these roles, see the listings in the Job Postings.


Student Wellness Support Services and Events

Togetherall

CUNY has partnered with a company that provides virtual peer-to-peer mental health and wellbeing support – Togetherall.

Togetherall’s online community is clinically moderated by mental health professionals and offers students a safe and anonymous place to express their thoughts, concerns and triumphs. Resources are free for students to use and are available 24/7/365.  Students are able to draw strength and insights from peers that have real lived experiences, as well as access a range of self-directed, clinically validated tools to promote positive mental health and wellbeing. Togetherall integrates with CUNY SPH’s existing campus counseling services and after-hours resources. Watch this short explainer video to learn more. For more information, visit www.togetherall.com

If you have any questions or comments, please reach out to Student Wellness Counselor Sherry Adams: sherry.adams@sph.cuny.edu


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GSGA Newsletter 04.28.2022

GSGA Newsletter

April 28, 2022

Hello SPH students,

Happy Thursday and welcome to this issue of the GSGA newsletter. We hope you had a safe, relaxing, and rejuvenating spring break!

In this issue of the newsletter, we share details about our upcoming GSGA event on mindfulness meditation. We hope you are as excited as we are for this event! The event will be led by Kell Julliard on Tuesday, May 3, at 5 p.m. ET via Zoom. Make sure to check out the details and reserve your spot! Additional resources on mindfulness meditation will also be shared with participants!

We would also like to share with you that the Call for Nominations for the upcoming SPH student elections has been extended through Thursday, April 28 at midnight (11:59pm EST). Thank you to all who have submitted their nominations! The CUNY SPH and GSGA are still seeking nominations for student representatives to serve as Masters and Certificate Senators on the GSGA, and as Departmental Representatives and Degree Program Representatives on the CUNY SPH Governance Council (GC) for the 2022-2023 academic year. Please check your SPH email for the Call for Nominations and be sure to submit all nominations by today Thursday, April 28 at midnight (11:59 pm EST). The GSGA will postpone the Candidates’ Forum until next week. Stay tuned for details!

Sincerely,
GSGA 2021-2022


GSGA and SPH Clubs Events

Stressed? Give Mindfulness Meditation a Try

Tuesday, May 3 | 5:00pm to 6:00pm | RSVP

Graduate school is hard, but there is an effective, enjoyable way to achieve calm: mindfulness meditation. Join the GSGA for an introduction to mindfulness meditation to discover how it works and perhaps set yourself on a path toward improved awareness, sharpened mental focus and concentration, and less stress. Mindfulness is shown to rewire the brain for the better, so join this special session to see what all the fuss is about.

The session will be led by Kell Julliard. Certified by the International Mindfulness Teachers Association, Kell has taught mindfulness skills to health professionals and the public since 2010. Kell he teaches mindfulness for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and is trained as a facilitator for the Eat Right Now mindful eating program. He holds a master’s degree in Expressive Therapy from the University of Louisville and served as a psychotherapist in the chemical dependency field. Formerly, he was director of clinical research at the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone in Brooklyn, where he also taught mindfulness skills to employees. For over two decades, he mentored medical and dental residents and faculty in research methods and evidence-based medicine.


PHIIRE CLUB Faculty Series: Health Informatics

Saturday, April 30  |  10:00am to 11:00am  |  RSVP

The Population Health Informatics Innovation, Research, and Education (PHIIRE) Club at CUNY SPH presents the ‘Faculty Series,’ where professors of population health informatics discuss their experience in health informatics and possible career trajectories. On Saturday, April 30, Dr. Jose Florez-Arango will present about his career experience in the health informatics field. Make sure to join this interesting discussion!


Upcoming SPH Events

For a complete listing of all SPH events for the semester, please visit the CUNY SPH Events page.

Reaching policymakers in MHPSS evidence translation and service integration

Tuesday, May 3  |  8:00am to 9:00am  | RSVP

The Implementation Science Collaborative, the CUNY SPH Center for Innovation in Mental Health (CIMH) and East, Central, and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA-HC) will host “Reaching Policymakers in MHPSS Evidence Translation and Service Integration” as part of its MHPSS Webinar Series, “Accelerating Evidence to Use in Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Policy and Programming.” This webinar series is supported by the HEARD Project and managed by University Research Co., LLC.

How to Respond to Anti-Asian/American Harassment When it Happens to You

Monday, May 9  |  5:00pm to 6:00pm  | RSVP

ASIAN AMERICANS ADVANCING JUSTICE (AAJC) and RIGHT TO BE _____(formerly Hollaback!) will be co-facilitating a training for students. During this interactive training you’ll learn their methodology for responding to anti-Asian/American harassment: 1) Trust your Instincts, 2) Reclaim your space, and 3) Practice resilience. You’ll learn how your identities can shape your experience of harassment and the impact that harassment has on you and your community as a whole. There will be discussion on what to look for when assessing your safety, and how to determine if responding in the moment is the right action or not. Facilitators will take a deep dive into how to build your resilience on an individual, interpersonal, organizational, community, and societal front. You’ll leave with new tools on how to respond to harassment, whether your response is in the moment while that harassment is happening or long-term.


Other Upcoming Events

CSAAH’s Tenth Biennial Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Health Conference.

Tuesday & Wednesday, June 7 and 8

The NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health (CSAAH) at NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health, NYU Langone, together with the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) will virtually co-host CSAAH’s Tenth Biennial Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Health Conference.

The theme of this year’s event is “ROOTED, RESILIENT, AND RISING. Rooted in Culture. Resilient in our Communities. Rising in Power.” The convening will highlight the current state of health disparities research focused in Asian American (AA), Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (NH/PI) populations. Speaker sessions will weave together how community-led and community-participatory efforts and strategic collaboration help to triangulate our actions toward collective growth. For more information, please visit the website. Registration information will be released in May.


Student Resources

Career Services and Events

Career Services Workshop: Breaking Into the Public Health Field
Tuesday, May 10  |  12pm – 1pm  |  Register 

New to the field of public health? From the Office Career Services, this virtual workshop will showcase the many careers that public health graduates from across SPH’s academic concentrations can break into. Participants will learn about key resources available to explore careers in public health as well as strategies to launch a successful job/internship search. Students and recent alumni welcome.


Student Emergency Fund

CUNY SPH is committed to helping students who are facing financial hardship. Students who are experiencing a short-term financial emergency for any reason may apply for a quick-response grant from the Student Emergency Fund by clicking here.


Student Wellness Support Services and Events

Incorporating restorative circle practices into student group work
Friday, April 29  |  1:00pm to 2:00pm  |  RSVP

We offer this session as newcomers to the world of restorative circles, but enthusiasts about their potential in student group work and beyond. In this session, participants will learn what restorative circles are, the role they can play in building trusting and resilient working relationships, and be introduced to some restorative circle principles and practices with which to experiment.

Presenters: Associate Professors Emma Tsui, PhD and Spring Cooper, PhD


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GSGA Newsletter 04.14.2022

GSGA Newsletter

April 14, 2022

Hello SPH students,

Happy Thursday and welcome to this issue of the GSGA newsletter.

On Wednesday, March 30, 2022, the GSGA had a lively and successful trivia night. We welcomed CUNY SPH students from all concentrations to a night of fun, with all sorts of public health and quirky questions. Read more about the trivia night in this issue. We also share details about our upcoming GSGA event: Stressed? Give Mindfulness Meditation a Try, which will be led by Kell Julliard on Tuesday, May 3, at 5 p.m. ET via Zoom. Make sure to check out the details and reserve your spot!

Finally, we would like to draw your attention to the upcoming elections. The CUNY SPH and GSGA are seeking nominations for student representatives to serve on the GSGA, the CUNY SPH Governance Council (GC) and the CUNY SPH Faculty-Student Disciplinary Committee for the 2022-2023 academic year. Please check your SPH email for the Call for Nominations that was sent out earlier this week and be sure to submit all nominations by this Sunday, April 17 at midnight (11:59 pm EST). The GSGA will host a Candidates Forum on April 27. Stay tuned for more details in our next newsletter.

Wishing CUNY SPH students, professors, and staff a safe and happy spring break next week!

Sincerely,
GSGA 2021-2022


GSGA Events

Stressed? Give Mindfulness Meditation a Try

Tuesday, May 3  |  5:00pm to 6:00pm  |  RSVP

Graduate school is hard, but there is an effective, enjoyable way to achieve calm: mindfulness meditation. Join the GSGA for an introduction to mindfulness meditation to discover how it works and perhaps set yourself on a path toward improved awareness, sharpened mental focus and concentration, and less stress. Mindfulness is shown to rewire the brain for the better, so join this special session to see what all the fuss is about.

The session will be led by Kell Julliard. Certified by the International Mindfulness Teachers Association, Kell has taught mindfulness skills to health professionals and the public since 2010. The author of three peer-reviewed research studies on mindfulness in the healthcare workplace, he has taught in a variety of settings including the Garrison Institute, the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies as well as in New York City, Chicago, Montreal, Boston, and Philadelphia. In addition, he teaches mindfulness for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and is trained as a facilitator for the Eat Right Now mindful eating program. He holds a master’s degree in Expressive Therapy from the University of Louisville and served as a psychotherapist in the chemical dependency field. Formerly, he was director of clinical research at the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone in Brooklyn, where he also taught mindfulness skills to employees. For over two decades, he mentored medical and dental residents and faculty in research methods and evidence-based medicine.


GSGA Trivia Night held on March 30, 2022

The GSGA had a successful trivia night on March 30th, 2022. The event welcomed CUNY SPH students, from all concentration to a night of fun, with all sorts of public health and quirky questions. A total of 19 students attended the event. Each student answered 70 Kahoot questions! During the last few minutes of the trivia, the score was close between three students: Elizabeth Furth, Abigail Hintermeister, and Alexander Ahn. Congratulations to the three superstars! All participants received a gift card from Panera Bread.

If you are interested in any more events created by GSGA, be sure to follow us on our social media pages for updates. If you have any concerns or would like to pitch any ideas for future events, please email us at GSGA@sphmail.cuny.edu.


Upcoming SPH Events

For a complete listing of all SPH events for the semester, please visit the CUNY SPH Events page.

Can the Participant Speak Beyond Likert? Natural Language Processing in Public Health

Wednesday, April 20  |  4:00pm to 5:30pm  |  RSVP

Join us for Grand Rounds with Dr. Diana Thomas, Research Chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the United States Military Academy, West Point.


Other Upcoming Events

Shifting the Paradigm to Advance Obesity Solutions

Tuesday, April 19  |  10:00am to 3:00pm  |  RSVP

Drawing from diverse examples across public health, this workshop will explore the connections between structural racism, health communication, biased mental models/social norms, and obesity, and their interactions with the evidence base and workforce, to uncover practical strategies for intervention. This will be the first workshop in a series on Translating Knowledge of Foundational Drivers of Obesity into Practice. Professor Bruce Y. Lee will moderate.


2022 Healthy New York Summit

Wednesday, April 20  |  9:00am to 3:30pm  |  RSVP

 

The Coronavirus Pandemic shook up New York like almost no other health crisis in recent history. City & State’s Healthy New York Summit will bring together health care decision makers and policy experts from all sectors to identify challenges and discuss solutions to improve our system. Attendees will gain new insights and perspectives on the most critical issues and priorities in New York health care during and post the pandemic.


Student Resources

Career Services and Events

To view the SPH Career Services live calendar, click here. To schedule a 1:1 Career Coaching appointment with the Office of Career Services, book an appointment online now!

The NYSPHC is mobilizing 1,000 Fellows across NYS, including upcoming graduates, from a broad range of experiences and backgrounds, including communications, education, social services, public health, and other health-related programs. This effort is to support local health departments, other community-based organizations, and the New York State Department of Health with COVID-19 response and recovery including community outbreak response, emergency preparedness, outreach and partnership development, communications support, and other public health priorities in their communities. These Fellowships are full time, paid positions and as an added benefit, Fellows will participate in Cornell University’s Public Health Essentials Certificate Program for free. To read more and apply, see the listing in this week’s Internship & Fellowship Postings.


Student Wellness Support Services and Events

CUNY SPH is hosting its inaugural Health and Wellness Week from April 25 to April 29, 2022. It will be a week of virtual events offering educational, interactive, and self-paced experiences rooted in promoting the optimal health and well-being of CUNY SPH students. A range of workshops, panels, and art will be offered that targets various dimensions of health (including emotional, intellectual, physical, environmental, social, and spiritual).

Check out and RSVP for the workshops and events herePlease complete this 2 question survey prior to the events.


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GSGA Newsletter 03.31.2022

GSGA Newsletter

March 31, 2022

Hello SPH students,

Happy Thursday and welcome to this issue of the GSGA newsletter!

We would like to congratulate the 2022 Cancer Epidemiology Education in Special Populations (CEESP) fellows, Alexander Ahn, Vivian Le, Emanuel Mejia, and Thinh Vu. The CEESP is a research training program funded by the NIH/NCI grant # (R25 CA112383) since 2006 to develop careers of public health students from all schools and programs in public health in the U.S. in the field of cancer epidemiology and cancer prevention and control. The program provides funding to students to conduct mentored cancer research in global and U.S. minority settings.

Congratulations to the four awardees!

Sincerely,
GSGA 2021-2022


Upcoming Opportunities

Trans Mentor Project

Trans Mentor Project is a national e-mentoring program that pairs trans and nonbinary (TGNB) youth and young adults with TGNB adult mentors. Its mission is to provide trans and nonbinary mentees with supportive, identity-affirming mentors who will empower them to meet their personal goals and thrive.


Upcoming SPH Events

For a complete listing of all SPH events for the semester, please visit the CUNY SPH Events page.

Monday, April 4  |  4:00pm to 5:00pm  |  RSVP

Marking National Public Health Week with Health Commissioners Drs. Mary Bassett and Ashwin Vasan 

Please join us for a special event to mark National Public Health Week, featuring New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett and New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan. The talk will be moderated by Dean Ayman El-Mohandes.


CUNY Disability Awareness month

As part of CUNY Disability Awareness month, the CUNY SPH Office of Accessibility Services is proud to invite you to two CUNY SPH events.

CUNY Disability Awareness Month: Forging pathways toward a better informed and accessible CUNY SPH 
Tuesday, April 5 | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm | RSVP

 Join the CUNY SPH Office of Accessibility Services in celebrating CUNY Disability Awareness Month, Building a more accessible, inclusive, and braver CUNY SPH community. In this session, students, faculty, and staff will learn about available CUNY and CUNY SPH resources and will discuss ways to 
forge pathways toward a better informed and accessible CUNY SPH.

CUNY Disability Awareness Month: Cultivating a braver and more inclusive CUNY SPH

Thursday, April 7  | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm  RSVP
Join the CUNY SPH Office of Accessibility Services in celebrating CUNY Disability Awareness Month, Building a more accessible, inclusive, and braver CUNY SPH community. Co-facilitated by CUNY SPH PhD students Zaire Ali and Ivonne Quiroz, this session is only open to CUNY SPH students.


Other Upcoming Events

Ballroom Day at CCNY: House & Ball Culture’s History & Significance

Thursday, April 7  | 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm | RSVP 

This workshop provided by Ballroom We Care and Miasha Forbes will provide a brief synopsis of House and Ball Culture in the United States. The institute will consist of the following:

  1. A brief overview of the history of the ballroom scene, including its origins, evolution, and significance to the black LGBTQ experience.
  2. Ballroom as a coping mechanism: How the ballroom community addresses HIV/AIDS, other health disparities and social injustices.
  3. Question and Answer session.

Building Healthy Relationships in the LGBTQ+ Community

Wednesday, April 13 25-26 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | RSVP 

On Wednesday, April 13 during Club Hours, please join representatives from OneLove, a New York -based non-profit organization, and your fellow students for a casual but informative conversation about friendships and romantic relationships in the LGBTQ+ community. Topics will include dating, hook-up culture, friends with benefits, and informed consent, among others.


Student Resources

Crisis Text Line

Text CUNY to 741741 for crisis support! Support is free, confidential, and available 24/7.


Talkspace for International and Out-of-state Students

  • CUNY has partnered with Talkspace to offer international and out-of-state students online messaging therapy (at no cost).
  • Register for Talkspace here and enter code: CUNY2021.


Career Services and Events

To view the SPH Career Services live calendar, click here. To schedule a 1:1 Career Coaching appointment with the Office of Career Services, book an appointment online now!


Student Wellness Support Services and Events

To schedule a counseling appointment with the CUNY SPH Counseling and Wellness Services, send an email to the CUNY SPH Student Wellness Counselor at Sherry.Adams@sph.cuny.edu. You can also learn about student wellness services and resources here. 

Recurring student support groups appear below.

For crisis support after hours, please use the Crisis Text Line. Text CUNY to 741741 for crisis support! Support is free, confidential, and available 24/7.


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GSGA Newsletter 03.17.2022

GSGA Newsletter

March 17, 2022

Hello SPH students,

Happy Thursday and welcome to this issue of the GSGA newsletter!

We hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather we have been having recently. Spring is just a few days away and is a great time to be outdoors. Start planning for your Spring break, if you have not done so already!

On March 30, we will be hosting our inaugural event for this semester. Join us for a lively trivia night from the comfort of your own home. You can join with a team or be assigned a team at the event. We encourage you to have snacks and beverages handy. All attendees will also receive a Panera gift card! Please check more details below.

We also want to remind you of the GSGA awards that are designed to provide you with financial support to participate in community service events, conferences, workshops, and professional development opportunities, and to publish your research work. Make sure to check out if you are eligible and apply soon!

Sincerely,
GSGA 2021-2022


GSGA Trivia Night – Mark your calendars!!

Wednesday, March 30 | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm | RSVP 

We are very excited to invite you to our lively trivia night on March 30! Grab a snack and join us for fun games from the comfort of your own home. You can join with a team or be assigned a team at the event. We encourage you to have snacks and beverages handy. All attendees will receive a Panera gift card!


Upcoming Opportunities

Call for Submissions of Artwork: MiX Pride Virtual Art Festival

This year, the Rainbow Alliance Student Club in Bronx Community College’s LGBTQI+ Resource Room are launching the first ever MiX Pride Virtual Art Festival. They are seeking original artwork that expresses PRIDE in the LGBTQI+ experience. LGBTQI+ artists are invited to present original, contemporary works of art that celebrate LGBTQI+ pride, identity, and diversity. The jury prizes are as follows: First Place: $1200, Second Place: $1000, Third Place: $500. Special Award for a current CUNY student will be $300 (must be able to provide proof of enrollment). Apply here by April 30, 2022. Check the website for more details on eligibility and submission requirements.


Upcoming SPH Events

For a complete listing of all SPH events for the semester, please visit the CUNY SPH Events page.

Urban Food Policy Forum | Cities, Institutional Food, and Climate Change

Tuesday, March 29  | 9:30 am – 11:00 am | RSVP 

The Urban Policy Forum focuses on how cities can use food as a lever for climate change mitigation and the reduction of their GHGs emissions. What is the potential impact of changing institutional food to advance more climate resilient communities? What does measuring adherence to environmental standards guidelines entail? How do demographics relate to food consumption and its environmental impacts? What are the logistics of transitioning institutional food to more climate-aware models, and which may be some potential operational obstacles in the transition and ways to overcome them? Join the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute and guest speakers to explore these and other questions.


Other Upcoming Events

Managing Burnout and Preventing Vicarious Trauma

Wednesday, March 23  | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm | RSVP 

This program is offered by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Health (NYC DOHMH) and presented by Lindsey Hennawi, LMSW, MPH. At the end of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand the neuroscience and symptomology of trauma and PTSD
  2. To learn identify burnout and to understand the cycle of stress and the manifestation of burnout in helping professionals
  3. To understand how to identify and address vicarious trauma and respond to survivors who disclose sexual assault
  4. To define self-care and to understand what that means for oneself.

2022 Latinx Leads Virtual Conference

Wednesday, March 25-26 RSVP 

The Latinx Leads Student Leadership Conference is the largest national gathering of Latinx student leaders and campus-based advisors to address the most critical topics of diversity and social justice challenging the Latinx community within colleges and universities. You can find more details about the conference here.


Social Reinsertion: Managing the Fear of Leaving Home During the Pandemic

Wednesday, March 23  | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm | RSVP 

Join the Region 2 National Preparedness Division in partnership with Americares for a webinar on social reinsertion. Faced with the challenge of resuming ordinary social practices, while there is still a risk of contagion, many people may experience intense fear of leaving their homes, known as “The Cabin Syndrome”. Initially, staying at home could be experienced as being “in prison”, however, with the passage of time, it has become for many a refuge that they fear leaving. Faced with this challenge, there are measures that can be taken to reduce this fear without abandoning proper precautionary and personal protection practices.

Student Resources

Safety Policies, Procedures, and Services: Mask Policy Update

On March 4, 2022, in response to revised guidance issued by CDC and declining COVID infections, hospitalizations and deaths, CUNY lifted its temporary mask mandate.
  • Anyone who would like to continue wearing a mask in any CUNY setting is welcome to do so at any time.
  • Masks will continue to be available to you at the SPH Public Safety Stations on the 1st, 5th, 6th and 7th Floors.
  • While the CDC is not requiring people to wear a mask in communities that have low or medium COVID-19 levels, faculty, staff, and students who are still not vaccinated, or those who have been or will be granted a medical exemption or religious exception, are urged to continue to wear a mask.
  • If you come into close contact with someone with COVID-19 and you are either fully vaccinated and have received a booster shot, or if you tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 90 days, you do not need to quarantine as long as you remain asymptomatic, and you can return to work or class. But you need to wear a mask for 10 days from the date of your last close contact and get tested at least 5 days after the close contact.

Career Services and Events

To view the SPH Career Services live calendar, click here. To schedule a 1:1 Career Coaching appointment with the Office of Career Services, book an appointment online now!


Student Wellness Support Services and Events

To schedule a counseling appointment with the CUNY SPH Counseling and Wellness Services, send an email to the CUNY SPH Student Wellness Counselor at Sherry.Adams@sph.cuny.edu. You can also learn about student wellness services and resources here. 

Recurring student support groups appear below.

For crisis support after hours, please use the Crisis Text Line. Text CUNY to 741741 for crisis support! Support is free, confidential, and available 24/7.


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