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Newsletter 03.31.2021

GSGA Newsletter

March 31, 2021

Hello SPH students,

We hope you had a great weekend! There are many professional development opportunities happening in April. On April 8-9, the APHA Policy Action Institute is hosting a conference on topics such as health equity, COVID-19, climate change, the federal health agendas, and how to effectively communicate across party lines. If you are interested in attending, the information is below. Also, we want to remind you that if you are paying for this conference you may also qualify for reimbursement here.

Keep an eye out for the GSGA 2021-2022 nominations email! If you are interested in a GSGA position, email us gsga@sphmail.cuny.edu

GSGA 2020-2021

Public Health Professional Development

Building Bridges: Creating Health | April 8 & 9 | Virtual RSVP
APHA’s Virtual Policy Action Institute brings the importance of policy to the forefront during National Public Health Week. Join elected officials, policy experts, and influential speakers as they explore such topics as health equity, COVID-19, climate change, the federal health agendas, and how to effectively communicate across party lines. #SpeakForHealth

Public Health Student Poster Presenters |April 30 | 12:00-2:00 – live and virtual | Entry Form here

Do you have an interesting paper, project, or research study to share that has not been previously presented? If so then you should apply to participate in the 2021 student poster presentation! Click here for more information. 


Dr. Anthony S. Fauci Scholarship | Deadline: April 1, 2021 | Apply here

We are pleased to announce that the Dr. Anthony S. Fauci Scholarship application is now open! 2021 marks the first year of CCF’s new Dr. Anthony S. Fauci Scholarship. The Foundation will award the first $25,000 Annual Scholarship to Italian American Students who exemplify the values and determination of Dr. Fauci. The scholarship will support Italian Americans with great academic prowess seeking financial aid at the graduate level in medical and public health fields of study.

Health CUNY

Healthy CUNY is now on Instagram @healthycuny!  Check out the information they are sharing with CUNY students as well as the food advocates who are promoting the SNAP campaign on various CUNY campuses such as Lehman College, LaGuardia CC, Brooklyn College, and Medgar Evers! And don’t forget to read the Guide to Surviving and Thriving at CUNY!

Upcoming CUNY Events

The CUNY Climate Coalition needs your help to bring to light the work CUNY can be doing to protect the environment and commit to sustainability and climate justice. Join the movement- Click Here!
NOT SO FUN FACT: Did you know CUNY still invests in fossil fuels?

The CUNY Climate Coalition meets bi-weekly via ZOOM Thursdays at 4:15pm. In this past year, we have worked on plastics reduction and composting, divestment from fossil fuels, and other environmental issues.
In-Person Climate Demonstration Wednesday, April 7th 5 PM Union Sq. marching to Washington Sq. Join us if you can! Fill out this form if you would like to join the CUNY-wide sustainability movement and get google calendar invites for posting on your social media accounts during Earth Month this April 1st – 30th.

Town Hall for CUNY Trans Students | April 14 | 6pm-8pm | RSVP Here

The NYC Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) and Nicholas Cevoli, Brooklyn College LGBTQ Community Intern are pleased to co-host the Trans CUNY Student Town Hall. It will be a discussion of student experiences, human rights law, and next steps for CUNY accountability to comply with NYC laws.

The event is co-sponsored by the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA)and the Center for LGTBQ Studies (CLAGS).

Career Services

To view the SPH Career Services live calendar click here!


GSGA Student Awards

Apply for reimbursement when you pay out of pocket to attend virtual public health conferences! There are also GSGA awards for community service, professional development, and manuscripts. You can’t miss out on this. For more details, click here to check it out!

Wellness for Students 

Stress Management Support Group

Tuesdays from March 2 through May 11  |  5pm – 6pm  |  Virtual

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 813 2542 4718
Passcode: 540433

Email: Sherry.Adams@sph.cuny.edu

Crisis Text Line text: CUNY to 741741

Student Emergency Funds 

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 the 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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