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GSGA Newsletter 04.28.2022

GSGA Newsletter

April 28, 2022

Hello SPH students,

Happy Thursday and welcome to this issue of the GSGA newsletter. We hope you had a safe, relaxing, and rejuvenating spring break!

In this issue of the newsletter, we share details about our upcoming GSGA event on mindfulness meditation. We hope you are as excited as we are for this event! The event will be led by Kell Julliard on Tuesday, May 3, at 5 p.m. ET via Zoom. Make sure to check out the details and reserve your spot! Additional resources on mindfulness meditation will also be shared with participants!

We would also like to share with you that the Call for Nominations for the upcoming SPH student elections has been extended through Thursday, April 28 at midnight (11:59pm EST). Thank you to all who have submitted their nominations! The CUNY SPH and GSGA are still seeking nominations for student representatives to serve as Masters and Certificate Senators on the GSGA, and as Departmental Representatives and Degree Program Representatives on the CUNY SPH Governance Council (GC) for the 2022-2023 academic year. Please check your SPH email for the Call for Nominations and be sure to submit all nominations by today Thursday, April 28 at midnight (11:59 pm EST). The GSGA will postpone the Candidates’ Forum until next week. Stay tuned for details!

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GSGA and SPH Clubs Events

Stressed? Give Mindfulness Meditation a Try

Tuesday, May 3 | 5:00pm to 6:00pm | RSVP

Graduate school is hard, but there is an effective, enjoyable way to achieve calm: mindfulness meditation. Join the GSGA for an introduction to mindfulness meditation to discover how it works and perhaps set yourself on a path toward improved awareness, sharpened mental focus and concentration, and less stress. Mindfulness is shown to rewire the brain for the better, so join this special session to see what all the fuss is about.

The session will be led by Kell Julliard. Certified by the International Mindfulness Teachers Association, Kell has taught mindfulness skills to health professionals and the public since 2010. Kell he teaches mindfulness for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and is trained as a facilitator for the Eat Right Now mindful eating program. He holds a master’s degree in Expressive Therapy from the University of Louisville and served as a psychotherapist in the chemical dependency field. Formerly, he was director of clinical research at the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone in Brooklyn, where he also taught mindfulness skills to employees. For over two decades, he mentored medical and dental residents and faculty in research methods and evidence-based medicine.

PHIIRE CLUB Faculty Series: Health Informatics

Saturday, April 30  |  10:00am to 11:00am  |  RSVP

The Population Health Informatics Innovation, Research, and Education (PHIIRE) Club at CUNY SPH presents the ‘Faculty Series,’ where professors of population health informatics discuss their experience in health informatics and possible career trajectories. On Saturday, April 30, Dr. Jose Florez-Arango will present about his career experience in the health informatics field. Make sure to join this interesting discussion!

Upcoming SPH Events

For a complete listing of all SPH events for the semester, please visit the CUNY SPH Events page.

Reaching policymakers in MHPSS evidence translation and service integration

Tuesday, May 3  |  8:00am to 9:00am  | RSVP

The Implementation Science Collaborative, the CUNY SPH Center for Innovation in Mental Health (CIMH) and East, Central, and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA-HC) will host “Reaching Policymakers in MHPSS Evidence Translation and Service Integration” as part of its MHPSS Webinar Series, “Accelerating Evidence to Use in Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Policy and Programming.” This webinar series is supported by the HEARD Project and managed by University Research Co., LLC.

How to Respond to Anti-Asian/American Harassment When it Happens to You

Monday, May 9  |  5:00pm to 6:00pm  | RSVP

ASIAN AMERICANS ADVANCING JUSTICE (AAJC) and RIGHT TO BE _____(formerly Hollaback!) will be co-facilitating a training for students. During this interactive training you’ll learn their methodology for responding to anti-Asian/American harassment: 1) Trust your Instincts, 2) Reclaim your space, and 3) Practice resilience. You’ll learn how your identities can shape your experience of harassment and the impact that harassment has on you and your community as a whole. There will be discussion on what to look for when assessing your safety, and how to determine if responding in the moment is the right action or not. Facilitators will take a deep dive into how to build your resilience on an individual, interpersonal, organizational, community, and societal front. You’ll leave with new tools on how to respond to harassment, whether your response is in the moment while that harassment is happening or long-term.

Other Upcoming Events

CSAAH’s Tenth Biennial Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Health Conference.

Tuesday & Wednesday, June 7 and 8

The NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health (CSAAH) at NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health, NYU Langone, together with the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) will virtually co-host CSAAH’s Tenth Biennial Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Health Conference.

The theme of this year’s event is “ROOTED, RESILIENT, AND RISING. Rooted in Culture. Resilient in our Communities. Rising in Power.” The convening will highlight the current state of health disparities research focused in Asian American (AA), Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (NH/PI) populations. Speaker sessions will weave together how community-led and community-participatory efforts and strategic collaboration help to triangulate our actions toward collective growth. For more information, please visit the website. Registration information will be released in May.

Student Resources

Career Services and Events

Career Services Workshop: Breaking Into the Public Health Field
Tuesday, May 10  |  12pm – 1pm  |  Register 

New to the field of public health? From the Office Career Services, this virtual workshop will showcase the many careers that public health graduates from across SPH’s academic concentrations can break into. Participants will learn about key resources available to explore careers in public health as well as strategies to launch a successful job/internship search. Students and recent alumni welcome.

Student Emergency Fund

CUNY SPH is committed to helping students who are facing financial hardship. Students who are experiencing a short-term financial emergency for any reason may apply for a quick-response grant from the Student Emergency Fund by clicking here.

Student Wellness Support Services and Events

Incorporating restorative circle practices into student group work
Friday, April 29  |  1:00pm to 2:00pm  |  RSVP

We offer this session as newcomers to the world of restorative circles, but enthusiasts about their potential in student group work and beyond. In this session, participants will learn what restorative circles are, the role they can play in building trusting and resilient working relationships, and be introduced to some restorative circle principles and practices with which to experiment.

Presenters: Associate Professors Emma Tsui, PhD and Spring Cooper, PhD


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