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Newsletter 04.22.20


April 22, 2020

Be Positive, Think Positive!

Hi SPH students!

This week we want to share with you that the GSGA nominations have been extended to Friday April 24 at 12:00AM. We are looking for students interested in the Doctoral Senator and Masters Senator position. Voting will then take place from May 11 to May 22. Also the University Student Senate (USS) Scholarship is now up on CUNYFirst. Please see the flyer below for more information!

USS Scholarship

Petition for CUNY to divest from fossil fuels

Sign the petition to remind our Chancellor and Trustees that we haven’t forgotten the dramatic struggle that must resume when the current crisis passes. CUNY’s administration already has the power to divest from fossil fuels, conserve energy to reduce carbon emissions, eliminate single use plastics and MOVE TOWARD 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY.


CUNY SPH Foundation Student Emergency Fund

If you are in need of immediate financial relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, please consider applying for a grant from the CUNY SPH Student Emergency Fund. For more information and to apply, click here. If you have questions, please reach out to Lynn Roberts, Associate Dean for Student and Alumni Affairs (


Upcoming Virtual Events

**Keep an eye out for Mental Wellness workshops and support groups for essential workers!**


The current crisis in historical perspective: Looking back, looking forward with Michael Merson

Friday April 24 | 2:30pm -4:00pm | Register


Harlem Counts! Census2020 Virtual Town Hall: Engaging Our Neighbors During COVID-19

Monday April 27 | 3:00pm -4:00pm | Register


Virtual HRTP Information Session

Monday May 11 | 5:00pm -6:30pm | Register via Zoom

Representatives from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) will be hosting this virtual event. HRTP: A Public Health Internship Program is open to undergraduate, graduate and professional school students of public health, health education, laboratory sciences, medicine, social work, environmental engineering, public administration, accounting, mathematics, computer science, law, nursing, the social sciences, and many other majors. HRTP offers dynamic internships in public health research, community health outreach and education, fieldwork, laboratory work and public health administration.

Meeting ID: 979 4277 0810
One tap mobile: +16465588656,,97942770810# US (New York)

Public Health Partnership Conference

April 28-30, 2021| Register
Are you passionate about public health issues? Do you have an interesting paper, project or research study to share? If you answered yes, then you should apply for the 2021 student poster competition!

Accepting student poster abstracts for presentations on the following topic areas:

  • Air (tobacco, asthma, climate change.)
  • Water (drinking water, emerging contaminants, HABs, sugar-sweetened beverages)
  • Food (insecurity, breastfeeding, food safety and sourcing)
  • Housing/Built Environment (lead, walkable communities, complete streets)
  • Environmental Health- Innovations in Policy & Practice


Capsule logo

June 20-21 | Online |Sign Up

Students can participate in three ways:
1) Submit a project to be hacked over the course of the weekend
2) Help move forward a proposal submitted by others
3) Volunteer to help this event be successful

If you have any questions about ASPPH’s partnership with Capsule, feel free to reach out to

Blackboard Logo

Drop-In Sessions for Blackboard Questions: Bring Your Questions!

Every Wednesdays until May 20 | 11:00am | Link


For more details about the events visit Virtual Events


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