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Newsletter 05.06.2021

GSGA Newsletter

May 6, 2021

Welcome to May SPH students,

You have come a long way – whether this is your first year or your last semester at SPH. This is the time to reflect on everything you have accomplished and are currently doing to get closer to your master’s in public health degree!

We would like to share with you events, scholarship opportunities, and dissertation defense happening this month below. Also, the deadline for the GSGA Manuscript Awards application was extended to May 31, 2021. GSGA provides support to CUNY SPH students in their academic and professional growth. The GSGA provides monetary awards UP TO $1000 per award to matriculated students and those who have graduated within the last 12 months that publish peer-reviewed manuscripts related to public health in open-access journals. To apply and to view the other awards click here.

Stay focused!

GSGA 2020-2021

Annual Asian American Film Festival 

Submissions Deadline: Friday, May 7, 2021

The CUNY AAFF helps to promote artistic visual talents and stimulate communication among CUNY students who are separated by the different campuses and serve as a central location to display their creative works. Past participants have also had their films screened at the Asian American International Film Festival.

On the evening of the (Virtual) Festival, tentatively on June 4, 2021, all winners and runner-ups will remain anonymous until after a screening of selected films that have been reviewed by our distinguished panel of judges. Winner ($200) and runner-up ($100) prizes will be awarded for each of the following categories: Fiction | Documentary

Upcoming SPH Dissertation Defense

Fri May 7 | 1:00pm-2:00pm | Pamela Vossenas | RSVP

The Intersection of Industry, Occupation and Job Tasks with Hotel Room Cleaner Musculoskeletal Disorder Injuries: A Methods Approach to the Analysis of California Workers’ Compensation Data

Anthony Conrardy

Tue May 11 | 3:30pm – 4:30pm | Anthony Conrardy | RSVP 

Allergy and Anaphylaxis from the Prehospital Perspective

madeline travers

Wed May 12 | 9:00am – 11:00am | Madeline Travers | RSVP

Can racial disparities in poor birth outcomes be partially attributed to stress?: A mendelian randomization study.


University Student Senate | Applications OPEN today!| Apply Here

C.L.E.F Scholarship 

Deadline May 28, 2021 | Click here to apply!

The Caribbean Leadership Empowerment Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and cultural purposes. Our aim is to provide financial assistance to college students throughout their academic journey. Preference will be given to applicants who may not otherwise be able to attend college for financial reasons. The values of the awards are $2,000 for International students from the Caribbean, $1,000, and $500 for U.S. Residents/Citizens of Caribbean descent.


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!

Crisis Text Line

Text CUNY to 741741 for crisis support!

Career Services

To view the SPH Career Services live calendar click here!


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

Students for Racial Justice Support Group

Weekly on Wednesdays  |  5:00pm – 6:00pm  | RSVP

We acknowledge the emotional and social challenges of doing antiracism work while adjusting to the Covid-19 pandemic that has disproportionately impacted BIPOC. We name white supremacist terrorism as a threat to public health. Self-care is crucial as we engage in activism on the ground and/or from our homes. With great respect, we offer an open, weekly, virtual support group for CUNY SPH students promoting racial justice. The goal is mutual empowerment through sharing experiences and resources in a supportive environment where stress can be managed. If you would like more information please email Student Wellness Counselor Sherry Adams at sherry.adams@sph.cuny.edu.

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 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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