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!
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.
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:
- A brief overview of the history of the ballroom scene, including its origins, evolution, and significance to the black LGBTQ experience.
- Ballroom as a coping mechanism: How the ballroom community addresses HIV/AIDS, other health disparities and social injustices.
- 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.
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.
- Visit talkspace.com/CUNY to check your registration status.
Career Services and Events
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.
- Navigating Our New Normal Support Group
Mondays 5pm – 6pm through April 11
- Drop-in Counseling Hours
Tuesdays 5pm – 6pm and Thursdays 3pm – 4pm through April 14
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.