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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GSGA Newsletter 03.03.2022

GSGA Newsletter

March 03, 2022

Hello SPH students,

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

Despite the challenging circumstances due to the pandemic, CUNY-SPH is attempting to strike a balance between online and face-to-face learning with the commitment to provide a safe and healthy learning and working environment for students, faculty, staff and guests. We would like to take this opportunity to commend the CUNY-SPH community on their continued perseverance, optimism, and commitment to excellence.

This issue is full of opportunities, most recent events, support services, and resources available to you. Make sure to check them out! Also, please reach out to us to share your thoughts, ideas, or concerns by emailing us at: gsga@sphmail.cuny.edu.

Sincerely,
GSGA 2021-2022


Upcoming Opportunities

2022 Public Health Partnership Conference

The New York State Public Health Association (NYSPHA) invites you to submit a proposal to present your student work at the 2022 Public Health Partnership Conference “Public Health Equity: Building a Stronger New York.” The conference will be held both onsite and virtually, April 27-29 at the Niagara Falls Convention Center in Niagara Falls, New York. If interested, pease apply here.

There is also a virtual opportunity for student to have access to sessions at a minimal cost, more details here  ($25 student NYPHA members, $45 non-members). In addition, students who volunteer for the conference can attend that day for free but they must reach out in advance to info@nyspha.org or glenn@buffalo.edu.

Please also be reminded of the CUNY-SPH GSGA conference award. Make sure to apply if you are interested!


Belle Zeller Scholarships for CUNY Students

The deadline for 2022-2023 Belle Zeller Scholarship application submission is quickly approaching – March 4, 2022. To find out more about the scholarship criteria and application, please visit the website here.

Eligibility for the $5,000 scholarship ($2,500 each semester for up to 6 semesters) includes having completed at least 16 credits at a CUNY college, with a 3.75 GPA or better, and having performed significant community service. Scholars fall into three categories: CUNY undergraduate college, doctoral programs through the CUNY Graduate Center, and students enrolled in CUNY Professional Schools. If you have any questions about the Belle Zeller Scholars program, please feel free to send an email to: scholarship@bellezeller.org.


Upcoming SPH Events

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

Town Hall: Enhancing an LGBTQIA+ Affirming and Supportive Campus at CUNY SPH

Thursday, March 3  |  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  | RSVP 

The Office of Counseling and Wellness Services is dedicated to offering LGBTQIA+ affirming counseling and promoting the growth of LGBTQIA+ services at CUNY SPH. Students, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to this town hall on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 2:00 pm to engage in conversation about how to foster such growth at our campus. Please register here. We are seeking your input to inform next steps. If you are interested, please contact Student Wellness Counselor/CUNY SPH LGBTQI Council Liaison Sherry Adams at sherry.adams@sph.cuny.edu.


Other Upcoming Events

Hunter Gender-affirming Voice Training Group

Thursday, March 3  |  4:30 pm – 5:30 pm  | RSVP 

Hunter College Center for Communication Disorders’ gender-affirming voice training group seeks to help individuals in the transgender community explore ways to modify their voice and communication styles, thus affirming their identity in a safe and supportive environment. This is an eight-week program of a small group of young adults (3-5 people) who identify as transgender. The program will be starting Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 4:30 pm and meets every week at the same time for eight weeks. Each meeting is 60 minutes long. You can find out more details about the training group here.


The Inaugural 2022 CUNY LGBTQI+ Student Conference

Friday, April 1  |  9:00 am – 5:00 pm  | RSVP 

The CUNY LGBTQI+ Student Conference brings together LGBTQI+ students from across CUNY interested in learning more about leadership and creating change on our campuses and broader communities. The conference will take place on Friday, April 1, 2022, 9 am – 5 pm at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The conference is planned to be in-person pending approval, but there will also be a virtual option for those who prefer it. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please register here. If you have any questions please reach out to Dominique Mendez at domendez@jjay.cuny.edu.

You can also sign up to facilitate workshops on various topics of importance to foster leadership and advocacy in our LGBTQI+ students. Each workshop should be 45 minutes to an hour long. Workshops can be facilitated in-person or online. You don’t have to do the workshop alone! You can propose a workshop and express interest in co-facilitating. Sign-up to facilitate a workshop here.


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!

Career Events 
Washington State Dept. of Labor and Industries Virtual Information Session
Join this session on Wednesday March 9, 2022 at 5:00 pm to learn more about Industrial Hygienist career opportunities at Washington State Dept. of Labor and Industries. Please register here. As an Industrial Hygienist, you’ll keep Washington’s workforce safe by evaluating and controlling occupational health hazards. The hazards you’ll address include noise, chemicals, blood-borne pathogens and other physical and biological agents. Your ability to maintain composure and sensitivity in challenging situations will be great assets. You’ll prepare and calibrate industrial hygiene sampling equipment, and you’ll make suggestions for abatement and provide materials to assist with compliance. We’re looking for candidates with strong research and analytical skills and technical proficiency. Strong communication and organizational skills are also desirable. Visit the website for current openings.


Talkspace for International and Out-of-state Students

  • CUNY has partnered with Talkspace to offer international and out-of-state students free online messaging therapy.
  • Register for Talkspace here and enter code: CUNY2021.
  • Visit talkspace.com/CUNY to check your registration status.

Student Wellness Support Services and Events

The CUNY SPH Counseling and Wellness Services offers virtual spaces to provide support to students. To schedule a counseling appointment, e-mail: Sherry.Adams@sph.cuny.edu and learn about student wellness services and resources here. Recurring student support groups appear below.

Health and Wellness Week – we want your input

The Counseling & Wellness Services office is busy planning our inaugural Health and Wellness Week (April 25 – April 29) for you. To help the office prioritize areas of focus, please complete this brief survey by Friday, March 4, 2022.


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GSGA Newsletter 02.17.2022

GSGA Newsletter

February 17, 2022

Hello SPH students,

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

We hope that you are having a fruitful semester. Please join us in welcoming the GSGA leaders for the Spring semester. A special welcome to our two new Senators, Colin DeVries and Doris Chiu! Please see below and make sure to check the GSGA leaders’ biographies on our page.

  • President: Bradley Meacham
  • Vice-President: Shawon Shahriar
  • Treasurer: Afia Islam
  • Communications Officer: Amena El-Harakeh
  • Advanced Certificate Senator: Colin DeVries
  • Masters Senators: Sherline Altidor, Doris Chiu, Ansu Abraham, and Natalia Surujnath
  • Doctoral Senators: Claudia Calhoon and Shari Jardine

Please also make sure to take advantage of all that CUNY SPH offers you. We will continue to ensure that you have the information necessary to seek out resources, support services, and opportunities for engagement. Below is a listing of upcoming events and support services and resources available to you.

As we are dedicated to bringing a voice to the CUNY SPH student body, we are accessible to you and welcome the opportunity to hear from you. We encourage you to reach out to us to share your thoughts, ideas, or concerns by emailing us at: gsga@sphmail.cuny.edu.

Sincerely,
GSGA 2021-2022


Upcoming Opportunities

NYSPHA membership: register NOW!

The Graduate Student Government Association is delighted to share with the student body that we will be securing NYSPHA membership for 25 CUNY SPH students. Please fill out the short survey if you are interested in becoming a NYSPHA member by Thursday, February 24, 2022. Selection of members will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis. The membership will be for one year from date of purchase by the GSGA. You can access the survey here.

Benefits of NYSPHA membership include:
  • Free registration for the NYSPHA’s Public Health Webinar series
  • Discounted registration for the Public Health Partnership Conference
  • Access to the NYSPHA’s public health job board and member directory for networking
  • Members-only e-news and advocacy alerts
  • Discounted (or free- TBD) registration for the NYSPHA’s Fall Workshops Series. 2022’s series will be focused on public health leadership development
  • Ability to serve on various statewide committees, including policy and advocacy
  • Preference for NYSPHA internships

CUNY CLASH: Cash Prizes for CUNY Students!

Enter your idea for a chance to win $35K in cash prizes. CUNY CLASH is a brand new competition where current CUNY students come together with ideas to tackle and solve all sorts of problems both big and small! It is open to all CUNY students from all majors. This is not a startup competitionit is an ideas competitionIt’s very easy to enter. All you need to do is record a 60 sec – 90 sec video from your phone talking about your idea and fill out a form. That’s it. You should be able to do it all in less than 10 minutes. The deadline is March 9, 2022 and you can enter here.


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

Thursday, February 24  |  10:30 am – 12:00 pm  |  RSVP

The topic of this forum is Food Is Medicine, focusing on the policies to replicate, scale, and finance food as medicine programs, from medically-tailored meals to prescription produce programs. On February 24, join the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute and guest practitioners and policy experts to learn more about the most recent developments in this rapidly growing field of research, policy, and practice.


Other Upcoming Events

I ❤️ Public Health Month

Each February, the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) celebrates I ❤️ Public Health Month to highlight the variety of important, global roles of public health. Throughout the month, ASPPH will be posting pictures, videos, quotes, and stories from This is Public Health (TIPH) Ambassadors sharing why they are passionate about the field.

Join ASPPH February 1-28 to promote public health by participating in the I ❤️ Public Health Month. Visit the TIPH logo license page under “Download the TIPH logos” to access the I ❤️ Public Health frame and join in the discussion by sharing why public health is meaningful to you, what brought you to the field, or how your work impacts the health of others. ASPPH will be sharing some of the favorite posts throughout the month.

You can also take part in the conversation by using #I❤️PublicHealth on Instagram and #ThisIsPublicHealth on all social media platforms.


Afrofuturism by Carnegie Hall

This month, Carnegie Hall is kicking off a citywide festival on the theme of Afrofuturism, an ever-expansive aesthetic and practice—where music, visual arts, science fiction, and technology intersect to imagine alternate realities and a liberated future viewed through the lens of Black cultures.There are $10 student tickets available for many of the festival events. You can also take advantage of the student discounts available on the website. To take advantage of these student discounts, you can sign up for the Student Insider program on the website – registration is fast and free!


Crash Course on Black American History

During Black History month, this crash course on Black American History, over the course of 50 episodes, provides an opportunity to learn about the experience of Black people in America, from the arrival of the first enslaved Black people who arrived at Jamestown all the way to the Black Lives Matter movement. It is comprehensive, concise, and accessible. Make sure to check it out!

Academic Support

Writing Assistance

CUNY SPH provides one-on-one consultation for all current CUNY SPH students, assisting with the various stages and strategies of the writing process. From brainstorm to final proof, from macrostructures to mechanics, from analysis to rhetoric, we’re here to help you craft intelligible, exhaustive, and compelling work. Book an appointment online now!

Quantitative Tutoring

CUNY SPH offers students access to quantitative tutoring services to provide students a more substantial basis for, and understanding applied statistical concepts, report generation, and interpretation of results. Such services cover but are not limited to R, SAS, and SPSS programming, model building, hypothesis testing, statistical regression, and data visualization. Book an appointment online now!


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!


ASPPH 2022 Annual Meeting
March 22-24  |  Arlington, VA & online sessions available  |  Register

The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health is hosting their 2022 Annual Meeting March 22-24. This event convenes academic public health leaders, faculty, students, and members of the public health community from around the world for three days in March to engage in discussions and share new strategies and tools to strengthen education, practice, and research in public health. This year, we are excited to offer two attendance options, in-person (Arlington, VA) and online. Join us to learn the latest about every facet of academic public health and bring data-driven insights back to your campus.


Student Wellness Support Services and Events

The CUNY SPH Counseling and Wellness Services offers virtual spaces to provide support to students. To schedule a counseling appointment, e-mail: Sherry.Adams@sph.cuny.edu and learn about student wellness services and resources here. Recurring student support groups appear below.

Upcoming events are also listed below:

Town Hall: Enhancing an LGBTQIA+ Affirming and Supportive Campus at CUNY SPH
Thursday, March 3  |  2:00 pm  |  RSVP

Counseling and Wellness Services is dedicated to offering LGBTQIA+ affirming counseling and promoting the growth of LGBTQIA+ services at CUNY SPH. Students, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to this town hall to engage in conversation about how to foster such growth at our campus. We are seeking your input to inform next steps. If you are interested, please contact Student Wellness Counselor/CUNY SPH LGBTQI Council Liaison Sherry Adams: sherry.adams@sph.cuny.edu.


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GSGA Newsletter 02.03.2022

GSGA Newsletter

February 03, 2022

Hello SPH students,

Welcome to the Spring semester of the 2021-2022 academic year!

We hope that the winter break gave you an opportunity to recharge with family and friends and that you approach this new semester with an eye toward staying safe, healthy, and taking time for yourself. That includes taking advantage of the university resources for time management, career services and counseling, should you need them.

The Office of Student Services will continue to provide advising, counseling, and other services remotely. Students whose needs cannot be met remotely and need to meet in-person will be required to submit a request for an in-person appointment to Dr. Lynn Roberts, Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Alumni Relations at lynn.roberts@sph.cuny.edu.

Additionally, we would like to share with you important information on upcoming events, safety policies, procedures, and services, GSGA student awards, and student resources. 

Sincerely,
GSGA 2021-2022


Upcoming Events

Save the Date! Student Empowerment Day

Join the CUNY Coalition for Students with Disabilities (CCSD) and other organizations for the Student Empowerment Day on February 10, 2022 at 10:30 am via Zoom, where we rally for Fund Disability Services in New York to support students with disabilities in colleges throughout the state of New York. There will be politicians, guest speakers, and student leaders advocating on behalf of all Disability Service programs. The login information is available here.


Safety Policies, Procedures, and Services

Required Face Coverings

In accordance with CUNY’s Mask Mandate, you will be required to wear a face covering at all times, regardless of your vaccination status, except if you are fully vaccinated and are alone in an enclosed space such as an office, conference room, or meeting room. Please click the link to review a helpful summary of CUNY and CDC Guidance on Masks, Vaccines, Quarantine and Isolation.

Vaccination and Booster Verification

  • Students registered for in-person and hybrid classes who are eligible for a booster on January 28 when the Spring Term begins must submit proof of a booster on CUNYfirst by March 1.
  • Students registered for in-person and hybrid classes who become eligible for a booster between January 28 and the end of the Spring Term must submit proof of a booster on CUNYfirst within 30 days of becoming eligible, unless they have received approval for an exemption or exception.
  • Students who fail to meet the booster documentation uploading deadline will be subject to administrative action including having a stop on their record that prevents registration for Summer/Fall 2022 classes.

 Random Testing

  • CUNY is continuing the mandatory random testing program for vaccinated employees and students accessing CUNY facilities. Each week, up to 20% of randomly selected individuals across the University are contacted to be tested for COVID-19.
  • If you are selected in any given week, you will receive an email from no-reply@cleared4.org with instructions to complete registration and will have to test at a CUNY test site within 7 days (no appointment necessary).
  • Your test result will be available within 48 hours and you will maintain your Access Pass to CUNY facilities while the results are pending. If your test result comes back positive, your Access Pass will be removed, and you will be contacted by a Coronavirus Task Force Liaison for guidance.
  • If you do not comply with the mandatory random testing requirements, your access to campus will be suspended and you may be subject to disciplinary action.
  • If you do not plan to be on campus for part or all of the Spring 2022 semester and are selected for random testing: you must inform Gertner@sph.cuny.edu if you are a student and Arthur.McHugh@sph.cuny.edu if you are an employee, as soon as you receive the notification, so that the testing requirements can be deferred until you return to campus. You are required to be tested at a CUNY COVID-19 Testing Site before you return to campus.

Safe Operations on Campus

  • The CUNY SPH campus will be open 8am-9pm on Mondays through Thursdays. The campus will operate fully remotely on Fridays. University requirements for vaccination and testing, face coverings, physical distancing, and other measures are all detailed in the CUNY SPH Safe Campus Operations Plan.
  • The University has a set target of 70 percent in-person or hybrid learning for the Spring semester. To minimize congestion, meetings will continue to have a virtual component and office hours will be held remotely. Additionally, visitors will be limited to essential personnel (e.g., contractors, vendors, building staff).

Continued Support for Students, Faculty, and Staff
Both, in-person and remote IT Helpdesk support will continue to be provided to students, faculty, and staff. In-person Helpdesk hours, contact information, and resources are posted on the SPH Website here. If you require in-person support, please make sure to contact Helpdesk in advance, as hours may change on a particular day.


GSGA Student Awards

The GSGA awards are designed to support the academic experiences and professional growth of CUNY SPH students. The Award Budget Form can be accessed here. Guidelines provide a description about the awards and potential eligibility. New deadlines and application forms will be shared with you soon!

Manuscript Publication Award

  • The GSGA will provide monetary awards up to $1000 per award to matriculated students and those who have graduated within the last 12 months who publish peer-reviewed manuscripts related to public health in open-access journals.
  • Guidelines

Community Service Award

Conference Award

  • To support attendance at professional conferences for continuing education and/or presentation of projects and research, GSGA will provide monetary awards to matriculated students to reimburse costs of attending conferences relevant to public health. Awards may cover usual expenses including registration, transportation, lodging, meals, and poster-printing.
  • Guidelines

Professional Award

  • To support the professional growth of current students, GSGA will provide monetary awards to matriculated students to reimburse costs for earning continuing education credits, taking certification exams, or other professional growth opportunities.
  • Guidelines

Student Resources

Career Services

To view the SPH Career Services live calendar, click here!


Student Wellness Services

The CUNY SPH Counseling and Wellness Center provides free and confidential counseling, webinars and offers a place for students to come together and support each other.

To schedule a counseling appointment, e-mail: Sherry.Adams@sph.cuny.edu and learn about upcoming Wellness events here. 

Hours of remote operation:

Mondays: 10 am – 7:30 pm
Tuesdays: 10 am – 8:30 pm
Wednesdays: 10 am – 7:30 pm
Thursdays: 10 am – 6:30 pm
Fridays: closed


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.


Student Emergency Fund

If you are a current CUNY SPH student-facing short-term financial hardship, we encourage you to submit an application to the Student Emergency Fund.

To access the application, you will need to log into SharePoint using your SPH login (sph\______) credentials.  Reach out to HelpDesk@sph.cuny.edu if you require assistance with SharePoint.

Click here to apply. Please note that applicants will be asked to submit supporting documentation to demonstrate financial need.


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GSGA Newsletter 12.16.2021

GSGA Newsletter

December 16, 2021

Happy Thursday, SPH students,

The Fall semester is almost over! We know it has not been easy for all of us this semester. During this last week of classes, we want to wish you good luck and Happy Holidays!

Also, the GSGA newsletter will go on pause until the start of the Spring 2022 semester. If you would like to catch up with our previous newsletters, simply click here. We are also looking for a Masters Senator and a Certificate Senator for the upcoming semesters. Please send us an email at GSGA@sphmail.cuny.edu if you are interested!

We will remain active on our social media  Instagram and Facebook. So be sure to follow us!

We wish you a peaceful break, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year!

Sincerely,

GSGA 2021-2022


VIRTUAL ESCAPE ROOM

GSGA’s Arctic Survival Virtual Escape Room | Wednesday, December 22, 2021, | 7:00 PM EST | RSVP 

The Graduate Student Government Association (GSGA) is inviting all students, student leaders, and interested faculty and staff to join us for an End-of-Semester Virtual Escape Room.  In recognition of the Winter Solstice, the theme for this interactive online event will be “Arctic Survival”. During this event, teams will solve riddles and complete puzzles in a fixed amount of time, with the goal of “escaping the room.”

We hope you will join us for a little respite at the end of the Fall semester and a lot of fun to kick-off the Winter Holiday Season!


STUDENT RESOURCES

Career Services

To view the SPH Career Services live calendar, click here!

Required Fieldwork Orientation Sessions for Summer 2022 FieldworkVarious Dates and Times  |  Virtual  | Register

Opportunity Spotlight: The NYC Mayor’s Office Public Engagement Unit is hiring two Policy Interns for the spring semester. The City of New York’s Public Engagement Unit (PEU) was created in 2015 to serve New Yorkers in historically underserved neighborhoods and connect them to key City services, using innovative methods of proactive outreach. PEU’s model has proven particularly critical in the midst of the global pandemic, a severe economic crisis, and now a challenging recovery. PEU policy interns will work 25 hours per week and receive ongoing training in order to assist PEU’s Policy Director and PEU’s outreach teams. To read more and apply see the first listing in this week’s Internship & Fellowship Postings.

NYC Department of Environmental Protections (NYC DEP) is currently recruiting college & university students for two unpaid volunteer positions:

Engagement & Wellness Liaison 

Strategic Workforce Planning Liaison


2021 Dr. K. York & M. Noelle Chynn CUNY Ethics and Morality Essay Contest

Funded by the Chynn Family Foundation

Extended Submission Deadline | Friday, December 17, 2021

The CUNY Ethics and Morality Essay Contest is funded by an endowment gift of $100,000 to the City University of New York by Dr. K. York Chynn and his wife Noelle Chynn. This annual award is intended to promote and stimulate thinking by college students at CUNY about the topic of ethics, morality, and virtuous behavior in their lives. More than ever, these issues arise not only in the personal relationships of individuals and family and friends, but also in the context of corporate, government, and social responsibility, whether it is about treating others fairly and honestly, or food safety.

The Asian American / Asian Research Institute will award the top three essays, selected by the Selection Committee, the following prizes in December 2021:

  • Best Essay ($1,000)
  • First Runner-up ($300)
  • Second Runner-up ($200)

Submission Guidelines
Click here for the Submission Form


Hearst Scholarship Fund

The CUNY SPH Foundation is pleased to share a scholarship opportunity for continuing CUNY SPH students thanks to the generosity of the William Randolph Hearst Foundation! Continuing CUNY SPH students who are currently enrolled and planning to enroll for courses in the spring 2022 semester and struggling to afford their tuition are invited to apply for one of up to twenty $2,500 scholarships.
To demonstrate financial need, applicants will be asked to provide documentation for verification. Only applications submitted prior to December 31, 2021, will be included in an independent review conducted by the Student Resiliency Fund Committee of CUNY SPH. If selected, students will be notified prior to the start of the spring semester and awards will be issued as a monetary credit towards tuition cost after the add/drop period of the spring 2022 semester. No cash awards will be issued.
To apply in Sharepoint, please click here!Any questions or comments should be directed to HardshipFund@sph.cuny.edu.

2022 AJPH Student Think Tank Application

2022 AJPH Student Think Tank Application
This prestigious fellowship allows six students from around the United States to directly advise the AJPH Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Alfredo Morabia, and interact with productions staff for one year. Students are given access to key insights into the Journal, manage their own student newsletter based on Journal research, coordinate their twitter, and work on other key student projects with assistance and collaboration with Journal staff. Students will also convene for two meetings in the year that will encourage and promote teamwork, collaboration, and ideas development. Travel and lodging costs for these meetings are covered by the American Public Health Association

Benefits Include:
Fall and Spring Meetings in Washington D.C
Publishing Newsletters for the Journal
Publishing Special Sections, Opinion Pieces & Calls for Papers
Selecting Covers for each Monthly Issue
Establishing Peer & Professional Connections


Student Wellness Services

The CUNY SPH Counseling and Wellness Center provides free and confidential counseling, webinars and offers a place for students to come together and support each other.

Hours of remote operation:

Mondays 10 AM – 7:30 PM
Tuesdays 10 AM – 8:30 PM
Wednesdays 10 AM – 7:30 PM
Thursdays 10 AM – 6:30 PM
Fridays CLOSED

To schedule a counseling appointment, e-mail: Sherry.Adams@sph.cuny.edu and learn about upcoming Wellness events here. 


Crisis Text Line

TEXT CUNY TO 741741 FOR CRISIS SUPPORT!


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 Talkspacehere and enter code: CUNY2021.

Student Emergency Fund

If you are a current CUNY SPH student-facing short-term financial hardship, we encourage you to submit an application to the Student Emergency Fund.

To access the application, you will need to log into SharePoint using your SPH login (sph\______) credentials.  Reach out to HelpDesk@sph.cuny.edu if you require assistance with SharePoint.

Click here to apply. Please note that applicants will be asked to submit supporting documentation to demonstrate financial need.


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GSGA Newsletter 12.02.2021

GSGA Newsletter

December 02, 2021

Hello SPH students,

We hope you had a wonderful and refreshing holiday weekend. Now it is time to prepare yourself for the final class projects. Get it done as early as you can and embrace the well-deserved break following the semester.

We had incredible responses from the recent survey we sent out. Based on that, 50% of students said they were interested in receiving a Beanie as a welcome gift from the GSGA, 16.7% would like to have stickers, candles, and pens. We are working on that to send out the gifts as soon as possible. Don’t forget to update your mailing address in CUNYfirst if you have moved! If you haven’t filled out this survey yet, you can still express your opinion here.

Sincerely,

GSGA 2021-2022

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SPH Doctoral Student Survey

Calling all SPH doctoral students! Please take this confidential, 5-minute survey about your experiences as a doctoral student, including current employment status, student funding, and health insurance coverage.

The data will be used by a team of your fellow CUNY SPH doctoral students to better understand and advocate for our needs.

For any questions, contact Emilia.Vignola45@sphmail.cuny.edu.


SPH STUDENT CLUBS

SPH Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights & Justice Club

RSVP | Friday, December 10, 2021 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Laurie Roberts is the executive director of Yellowhammer Fund, an abortion fund and reproductive justice organization in Alabama, and has decades of experience in sexual and reproductive health education and advocacy. In light of current events currently threatening Roe v. Wade, join us to discuss the basics of reproductive justice and the intersection of comprehensive sex education, abortion, and healthy pregnancy. #SexEducation #Sex #Inclussion #relationships #gender #education #sexuality #consent

Have you looked into joining an SPH student club or starting your own? Click here to find out more on how to get involved while earning your degree. 


ACADEMIC SUPPORT

Writing Assistance

CUNY SPH provides one-on-one consultation for all current CUNY SPH students, assisting with the various stages and strategies of the writing process. From brainstorm to final proof, from macrostructures to mechanics, from analysis to rhetoric, we’re here to help you craft intelligible, exhaustive, and compelling work. Book an appointment online now!

Quantitative Tutoring

CUNY SPH offers students access to quantitative tutoring services to provide students a more substantial basis for, and understanding applied statistical concepts, report generation, and interpretation of results. Such services cover but are not limited to R, SAS, and SPSS programming, model building, hypothesis testing, statistical regression, and data visualization. Book an appointment online now!


STUDENT RESOURCES

Career Services

To view the SPH Career Services live calendar, click here!

Required Fieldwork Orientation Sessions for Summer 2022 FieldworkVarious Dates and Times  |  Virtual  | Register

Are you interested in speaking with a Career Coach? 

Schedule a 1:1 Career Coaching appointment with the Office of Career Services. Book an appointment online now!


Student Wellness Services

The CUNY SPH Counseling and Wellness Center provides free and confidential counseling, webinars and offers a place for students to come together and support each other.

Hours of remote operation:

Mondays 10 AM – 7:30 PM
Tuesdays 10 AM – 8:30 PM
Wednesdays 10 AM – 7:30 PM
Thursdays 10 AM – 6:30 PM
Fridays CLOSED

To schedule a counseling appointment, e-mail: Sherry.Adams@sph.cuny.edu and learn about upcoming Wellness events here. Upcoming student support groups appear below.


Crisis Text Line

TEXT CUNY TO 741741 FOR CRISIS SUPPORT!


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 Talkspacehere and enter code: CUNY2021.

Student Emergency Fund

If you are a current CUNY SPH student-facing short-term financial hardship, we encourage you to submit an application to the Student Emergency Fund.

To access the application, you will need to log into SharePoint using your SPH login (sph\______) credentials.  Reach out to HelpDesk@sph.cuny.edu if you require assistance with SharePoint.

Click here to apply. Please note that applicants will be asked to submit supporting documentation to demonstrate financial need.


SPH EVENTS

Care for the homeless: Helpless or Hopeful?

RSVP |Wednesday, December 15, 2021 | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Join us for a webinar on homelessness and mental illness in New York City. The focus will be on the state of homelessness in NYC and a systems approach to this crisis.

The learning objectives of this webinar are to:

1. Define homelessness
2. Understand epidemiology of mental illness and homelessness in New York
3. Comprehend factors contributing to homelessness
4. Learn about morbidities of homelessness
5. Use clinical and systems approaches

The webinar will be followed by a discussion/Q&A session.


CUNY-WIDE EVENTS

WALKING WHILE TRANS: THE END OF NEW YORK’S ANTI-LOITERING LAW

RSVP | Monday, December 6 |  5 PM |  Roosevelt House, 47-49 East 65th Street

The LGBTQ Policy Center at Roosevelt House invites you to attend: A NEW PUBLIC PROGRAM PRESENTED IN-PERSON AND ON ZOOM

Continuing the first full season of public events at the Roosevelt House LGBTQ Policy Center under the leadership of its new Director, Erin Mayo-Adam, we are pleased to present a panel discussion on the successful effort to repeal New York State’s “Walking While Trans” law. Through a conversation with leading policymakers, attorneys, and activists, this event will examine how a powerful policy coalition came together to advance the law’s repeal and look ahead to future LGBTQ+ policy campaigns aimed at reducing mass incarceration in New York.

In February of 2021, New York repealed the anti-loitering law commonly known as “Walking While Trans,” which, according to its critics, was used by law enforcement to harass and arrest trans people. Culminating years of grassroots activism led by trans people of color, the repeal is part of an ongoing fight to reform the police system and reduce the criminalization of New York’s queer and trans communities.


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