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GSGA Newsletter 11.04.2021

GSGA Newsletter

November 04, 2021

Dear SPH Students,

We would like to thank the students who participated in the GSGA town hall last week. It was terrific to have SPH students share ideas, learn about student leadership opportunities, hear what students had to say about their experience as graduate students (especially during the post-pandemic sessions), student clubs, and more! We encourage you to join us in our future events. If you missed it, then we have the recap for you. Please click here.

Check below for student training, opportunities, and upcoming events!

For many of us, this time of year can represent a time of anxiety with midterms rolling around. It is essential to look back on what we have all achieved so far. We’re already more than halfway through the semester and either another month or another semester closer to our goal of graduating. Please take a moment to realize all you’ve already accomplished & celebrate the small goals that will lead to our most enormous goal!!!👩‍🎓👨‍🎓🧑‍🎓


Keep up the excellent work!

Sincerely yours,

GSGA 2021-2022



Population Health Informatics Innovation, Research, and Education



The PHIIRE Club, Dr. Joshi, the faculty advisor, and Rafaela Villacres, alumna and Co-founder of PBC Labs, are looking for applicants for the PHIIREATHON: An Ideation to Innovation Impact Event to Address COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy taking place on Friday, November 19, 2021, from 2–4 PM. This student-led initiative intends to empower and foster students’ creative, critical thinking, and technological skills to propose innovative digital health approaches using informatics principles to reduce vaccine hesitancy within our communities.

This exciting opportunity for public health and informatics master and doctoral students to gain experience and training in informatics principles, problem-solving skills, entrepreneurship, leadership, teamwork, and communication skills. With the knowledge gained from this experience, we hope that students can better conceptualize, design, and develop innovative solutions to tackle public health challenges that arise post-COVID-19 and beyond.

Click here if you want to apply to the PHIIREATHON. Here you’ll find a recording of the information session, where you’ll learn what it takes to be one of the ten ideas invited on November 19 for a chance to win one of three stipends awarded:  

The deadline to apply is Friday, November 12, 2021!! 

If you have any questions, please e-mail rafaela.villacres63@sphmail.cuny.edu for more information on the PHIIREATHON and how you can be involved in the PHIIRE Club’s activities.

Sexual & Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice Club

REPRO flyer

Known as the Repro Club, we are a student group focused on providing an open forum to discuss reproductive and sexual health issues and spreading awareness of safer sex practices, contraceptive options, and surrounding issues on campus. If you would like to join us, please fill out this form.

Facebook: SPHSexReproHRJ

Twitter: @SPHsexreprohrj

Instagram: @SPHsexreprohrj

International Students Club

Mission: Our purpose is to fulfill the needs of international students to create an environment dedicated to international students’ support. ISC aims to provide students a safe haven to discuss issues related to student lives, offer leadership development opportunities, and encourage networking. ISC shall use available fundraising capabilities to promote the professional development of international students actively.

If you would like to join us, please E-mail: iso@sph.cuny.edu

Sustainable SPH Club

Mission: A student outlet for sharing information and concerns regarding the impact of the environment’s health on human health. It is also the student arm of the sustainability committee at CUNY SPH, which endeavors to help CUNY SPH meet or exceed the sustainability goals of Sustainable CUNY. The objectives of this club include: implementing and sustaining a composting system at CUNY SPH, campaigning for more energy-efficient practices, a B.Y.O.Cutlery initiative, etc. This also includes information sessions with faculty, documentary screenings, and networking events.

E-mail: Fiona.Conway14@sphmail.cuny.edu



Career Services

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

Public-Private Impact Career DaysNonprofit and Government | Wednesday, November 10  | 12 PM – 2 PM |  Zoom  |  RegisterPrivate Sector | Friday, November 12  |  12pm – 2pm  |  Zoom  |  Register

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!

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 Wellness Services

The CUNY SPH Counseling and Wellness Centerprovides 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


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.

Healthy CUNY

Guide to Surviving and Thriving at CUNY

The new edition includes information about the COVID-19 vaccine and useful resources for finding help with food insecurity, mental health, educational challenges and so much more. Scroll through the whole guide, or simply link to topics of interest within the table of contents! Make sure to also stay updated and follow us on social media: Instagram: @healthycuny, Twitter, and Facebook!


Scholarship Opportunity

ResilienceCon 2022 Scholarships Available

ResilienceCon is committed to supporting new professionals and offers conference awards to Promising Scholars and Promising Advocates.

The scholarship application deadline is Tuesday, November 9, 2021 (11:59 pm Central time).

Click here to apply for a Promising Advocate Award


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