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Newsletter 06.03.2021

GSGA Newsletter

June 3, 2021

Dear CUNY SPH Students,

We hope you’ve had a great semester! Congratulations to the SPH graduates of 2021. We wish you success in your new journey. If you would like to watch the Virtual Commencement today at 3:00 pm, click here.

We also want to remind you that the Lavender Graduation is on Wednesday, June 16. Below you will find the link to register and more information.

Lastly, the GSGA newsletter will go on pause and will return in August 2021 with the new GSGA student leaders of 2021-2022. As you know the 2020-2021 GSGA term will be over soon! We want to thank you for all your support and appreciate all the students who were able to participate in our virtual events despite the pandemic that kept us physically apart. You will hear from the 2021-2022 GSGA new student leaders soon. Stay tuned!

Sincerely,

GSGA 2020-2021


Wednesday, June 16, 2021  |  6pm  |  Zoom  |  RSVP
Lavender Graduation is an annual ceremony conducted on numerous campuses to honor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally students and to acknowledge their achievements and contributions to the University. SPH is taking part in this tradition for the first time this year. Students, faculty, and staff allies of the LGBTQ+ community are welcome to join us!

STUDENT RESOURCES

GSGA Student Awards

GSGA is no longer accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year. Stay tuned for more details!


Crisis Text Line

TEXT CUNY TO 741741 FOR CRISIS SUPPORT!


Wellness for Students 

Services Hours of Operation:

Mon 10am – 6pm

Tues 11pm – 7pm

Wed 11pm – 7pm

Thurs 1pm – 9pm

Fri 10am – 6pm

To make an appointment email Student Wellness Counselor Sherry Adams at sherry.adams@sph.cuny.edu  


Talkspace for international and out-of-state students

CUNY has partnered with Talkspace to offer online messaging therapy (at no cost) to international and out-of-state students. With a network of thousands of licensed clinicians, Talkspace is an online therapy service that connects users to a dedicated therapist from a secure, HIPAA-compliant mobile app and web platform. Users can send their chosen therapist text, voice or video messages, from any location, at any time.

Please reach out to Student Wellness Counselor Sherry Adams at sherry.adams@sph.cuny.edu for any support and/or questions.


Career Services

To view the SPH Career Services live calendar click here!


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.

Newsletter 05.13.2021

GSGA Newsletter

May 13, 2021

Hello SPH students!

We are almost done with the Spring semester! Can you believe it? Make sure you submit your last assignments on time. This is the last stretch for this semester!

In this newsletter, we would like to congratulate and share with you the 2021-2022 student leaders for the Graduate Student Government Association, the Governance Council (GC) and Committees. See below!

Graduate Student Government Association
President – Antonino Maltese
Vice-President – Catalina Uruchima
Treasurer – Kevin Chin
Masters Senators – Sherline Altidor, Julia Kolmakova, Bradley Meacham, Natalia Surujnath
Doctoral Senators – Claudia Calhoon, Shari Jardine
Advanced Certificate Senator -TBD

Governance Council
CHSS Rep. – Mariam Mohammed
EOGHS Rep. – TBD
EPI/BIO Rep. – Catalina Uruchima
HPAM Rep. – Bradley Meacham
Master’s Program Rep. – Sherline Altidor
Doctoral Progam Rep. – Dima Masoud
Alternates – Natalia Surujnath, TBD

Committee for Equity & Inclusion
Alanna Cruz
Natalia Surujnath

Faculty Student Disciplinary Committee
Antonino Maltese
Sherline Altidor

Sincerely,

GSGA 2020-2021


Talkspace for International and Out-of-state Students

CUNY has partnered with Talkspace to offer online messaging therapy (at no cost) to international and out-of-state students. Users can send their chosen therapist text, voice or video messages, from any location, at any time. Talkspace communication is convenient, confidential, and secure. CUNY will never know who uses the service or for what purpose. You can get started by registering here and entering code: CUNY2021. Once you register, Talkspace will add your email address to the system within 30 days so you can access your Talkspace account. You can check your registration status at talkspace.com/CUNY​.


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.


STUDENT RESOURCES

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!


Wellness for Students 

Wellness & Counseling Services Hours of Operation:

Mon 10am – 6pm

Tues 11pm – 7pm

Wed 11pm – 7pm

Thurs 1pm – 9pm

Fri 10am – 6pm

To make an appointment email Student Wellness Counselor Sherry Adams at sherry.adams@sph.cuny.edu  


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.


Career Services

To view the SPH Career Services live calendar click here!


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.

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.


Scholarships

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.


STUDENT RESOURCES

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.

Newsletter 04.28.2021

GSGA Newsletter

April 28, 2021

Hello SPH Students!

Today is the last day to vote for the future 2021-2022 GSGA student leaders. If you haven’t yet, here is the link to vote.  You can also visit our website to view the GSGA and Governing Council candidates’ bio and check out the Candidates’ Forum video!

We want to remind you that we are also searching for one student who would like to take on the Communications Officer (CO) role in GSGA for the 2021-2022 term. If you are great at social media and writing newsletters like this one — this is your chance!  These are skills you will develop as CO and can add to your resume. You will get guidance and training from the previous Communications Officer! Please send a letter of interest to GSGA@sphmail.cuny.edu

Sincerely,

GSGA 2020-2021

CUNY Disability Awareness Month Events

Panel: Creating a Culture of Disability Inclusion and Equity

Thur April 29 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM | RSVP

Four members of the CUNY and SPH communities will share their insights about what it means and what is required to create and sustain an inclusive and equitable learning and working environment for all. Following their brief presentations, panelists will engage us in a dialogue to explore actions that can be taken as individuals, as a campus community, and as a society to facilitate and ensure disability inclusion and equity. ASL interpretation will be available for this event.


Film Screening: Give Me Liberty

Fri, April 30 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM | RSVP

John Jay College Event

May 4 | 6pm | RSVP


CUNY School of Public Health Upcoming Events

Various SPH Events | RSVP Here

Check out the upcoming SPH events! Events such as panels, dissertations, essential workers support groups, and more!


Crisis Text Line

Text CUNY to 741741 for crisis support!


Career Services

To view the SPH Career Services live calendar click here!


 STUDENT RESOURCES

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

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.

Newsletter 04.21.2021

GSGA Newsletter

April 21, 2021

Happy Wednesday SPH students,

This week we have important announcements! First, we would like to introduce you to the candidates that are running for the 2021-2022 term in the Graduate Student Government Association. you may watch the Candidates Forum here prior to voting so that you can make an informed decision. See below their short bios and the link to vote for future student leaders. The last day to vote is April 28, 2021!

We are also searching for one student who would like to take on the Communications Officer (CO) role in GSGA for the 2021-2022 term. The CO handles GSGA social media and weekly newsletters (like this one). If you are interested, please send a letter of interest to GSGA@sphmail.cuny.edu

You may visit our GSGA website to check out our latest updates, newsletters, events, current student clubs, and more!

Lastly, tomorrow April 22 from 6pm-7pm we will be co-hosting the CUNY Ranked Choice Voting Training! Join an interactive training to learn about this new system, and how it will help determine our city’s leadership! RSVP Here TODAY!

Sincerely,

GSGA 2020-2021

2021-2022 GSGA Candidates

Election Timeline: Online voting will take place from Wednesday, April 14 through Wednesday, April 28 at 11:59 PM.

1) Watch the Candidates’ Forum here! 

2) Vote here today!

Ansu Abraham

Candidate for: Masters Senator (EPI/BIO),

Concentration: Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Hello everyone! My name is Ansu Abraham. I am an international student pursuing my MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. I am originally from India and was a dentist there. I have held leadership roles in the research association in my previous university. That involvement truly enhanced my student experience and helped me engage with my classmates. This led me to look into the GSGA. As a Masters Senator candidate, I hope to represent my peers and their needs. A fun fact about me is that I learned to bake while quarantining with my parents. I also spend my weekends reading and traveling.


Alanna Cruz

Candidate for: Committee for Equity and Inclusion

Concentration: Health Policy & Management

I would like to nominate myself to serve on the Committee for Equity and Inclusion. This would be a continuation of my current role as a student representative on the CEI, which began in January 2021. I am dedicated to equity issues within CUNY SPH and outside of this institution. This past year, I was accepted to join a small cohort of health-career professionals to receive ongoing training related to advocacy and community organization as part of the Cambridge Health Alliance Center for Health Equity, Education, and Advocacy. Additionally, I currently work as a pediatric speech-language pathologist with underserved communities in NYC. In my current role in the CEI, I have proposed initiatives that will benefit the student body and I would like to continue to bring students’ concerns to the forefront of these important discussions so that all individuals are heard and represented at CUNY SPH. Thank you for your consideration!


Antonino Maltese

Candidate for: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Masters Senator, Governance Council Committee for Equity and Inclusion, and Faculty and Student Disciplinary Committee

Concentration: Health Policy & Management

I’m Antonino Maltese, a Health Policy & Management member, and I want to be your candidate for the Graduate Student Government Association! Over the past eight months, I’ve heard the student bodies’ grievances, and I believe I can make the necessary improvements due to my experience working with students & staff to create equitable opportunities. My platform is increased communication between students and faculty, more internship opportunities, and an improved college to career pipeline.

My only promise is that I will work hard for you!


 

 

 

Dima Masoud

Candidate for:  Doctoral Program Representative

Concentration: CHHP, PHD Student

Dedicated public health professional with solid experience supporting the needs of underserved individuals in different settings, including programs in the Philippines, Occupied Palestinian Territory, and the U.S. Proficient in quantitative and qualitative research methods, evaluation, statistical software knowledge, and program planning. Multilingual in English, Arabic (mother tongue), and basic French.

 


Sherline Altidor

Candidate for: Masters Senator (HPAM), Governance Council Departmental Student Representative HPAM, Governance Council Degree Program Student Representative MPH/MS Program, Governance Council Student Alternate, Governance Council Committee for Equity and Inclusion, and Faculty and Student Disciplinary Committee

Concentration: Health Policy & Management

 I, Sherline Altidor nominate myself for these positions as a result of my outstanding record with leadership. Previously, in my undergraduate university, I served on a department committee as well as starting my own organization at the university. I also served as the Vice President of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars for two years. Among the aforementioned is also my attentiveness, perseverance, and willingness to work as a team with my colleagues. I believe that these qualities alongside the ability to quickly adapt allow me to be one of the best candidates for these positions I have nominated myself for above. I hope that you will continue forward with my nomination and allow me to utilize my skills, experiences, and adaptability to better serve the CUNY School of Public Health and CUNY community.


Bradley Meacham

Candidate for: Vice President, Masters Senator (HPAM), Governance Council Departmental Student Representative HPAM

Concentration: Epidemiology & Biostatistics

I believe with my determination for incusivity and equity I can bring people together and help bring ideas to light that would be otherwise not be illuminated. I have much determination and I am a team player who enjoys hearing different perspectives and progressing ideas. I care about helping as many people as possible and improving the communication of students to GSGA to actionable results. I hope to give back to the university that will be giving me so much opportunity with my masters.


Julia Kolmakova

Candidate for: Masters Senator (EOGHS)

Concentration: EOGHS

My name is Julia Kolmakova and I am pursuing my M.S. in Environmental and Occupation Health Sciences. This is my first year at CUNY SPH and I am very excited to be here. I received my Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at SUNY at Stony Brook. I became interested in Environmental and Occupational Health sciences after working for some time as a Chemist at the NYC Department of Environmental Protection. I hope to gain the necessary knowledge, certifications, and training to become an experienced hazardous materials Industrial Hygienist Specialist and perhaps even subsequently an Environmental Health and Safety Engineer. I wish to pursue a career that allows me to predict and prevent health risks from work/school tasks/activities and environmental processes that contribute to the development of non-communicable diseases. I enjoy spending time outdoors especially camping, hiking, snowboarding. My guilty pleasure is traveling to Catskills on weekends to enjoy the nature, peace, and quiet of country living and observing the millions of stars at night while the crickets unleash their nightly chorus.


 Natalia Surujnath

Candidate for: Masters Senator (HPAM), Governance Council Committee for Equity and Inclusion

Concentration: Health Policy & Management

My name is Natalia Surujnath, I am a first-year student majoring in Health Policy and Management. I believe I am the best fit for GSGA student senator. I worked previously with my undergraduate student government. I understand the need for inclusion and allowing all students to have a voice. I will listen to any complaint the student body may have and continue to push towards a positive impact that is beneficial to everyone.


 Catalina Urichima

Candidate for: Vice President

Concentration: PHI, MS Student

I’m a bilingual and innovative professional with 12 years of experience in the healthcare industry. I excel in working in teams and have a strong background in project management. Currently, I’m in the second semester of the Master’s of Science, Population Health Informatics program. I’m a highly motivated individual who is interested in collaborating with fellow CUNY peers and being part of the SPH GSGA and Governance Council. In my spare time, I am an avid traveler, which has allowed me to develop my communication skills and cultural sensitivity. While traveling I enjoy learning about new cultures and immersing myself in the local cuisine. My motivation for joining GSGA is to offer student representation and bring new perspectives from the online Population Health Informatics program. By participating in the governance council I can assist in increasing student participation, increase the GSGA’s social media presence, and ensure that our peers can connect as well as develop a professional network. While in this leadership position I would not only gain additional skills but also have the opportunity to make long-lasting connections.


Ranked Choice Voting | RSVP TODAY

Thursday April 22 | 6pm-7pm | RSVP

Join an interactive training to learn about this new system, and how it will help determine our city’s leadership.

For the June 2021 primary election, you will get to choose up to five candidates for NYC Mayor and other city elected offices using ranked-choice voting. We’ll answer some of the most common questions we’ve heard from New Yorkers, including:

  • Why are we starting ranked-choice voting this year?
  • How does ranked-choice voting make elections more representative?
  • How do you rank your preferred candidates?

For more information, check out the CUNY VOTE 2021 Primary Election booklet!


Crisis Text Line

Text CUNY to 741741 for crisis support!


Upcoming CUNY Events

CUNY SPH Disability Awareness Month Events | RSVP

This inaugural series of events will bring together students, faculty, staff, and alumni to illuminate the challenges and opportunities for creating and sustaining a more accessible and supportive learning and working environment for all who study, work, and visit our campus. We will be hosting a panel, a webinar, and screening several films organized around the themes of Invisibility, Inclusion, and Intersectionality. These events are open to the entire SPH and CUNY communities and we hope you will join us for some or all of them.


Career Services

To view the SPH Career Services live calendar click here!


 STUDENT RESOURCES

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

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.

Newsletter 04-14-2021

GSGA Newsletter

April 14, 2021

Hello SPH students!

GSGA nominations are over! Now it is time to vote, vote, vote for the next student leaders in the Graduate Student Government Association 2021-2022. Voting starts today April 14 and ends April 28! You may cast your vote here beginning today and follow us on Instagram to help spread the word and follow our voting campaign!

This week we will also host the Candidates’ Forum on Thursday, April 15 at 5:00pm. RSVP here to meet the next GSGA student leaders! 

See below a few reasons why SPH students should vote for the next GSGA student leaders:

➡️Your vote will help provide GSGA with a space to represent you (SPH students).

➡️Your vote will help GSGA provide students with funds for public health conferences, scholarships, and more!

➡️Your vote will help support SPH student clubs and continue to provide events for students

➡️ Your vote will help the GSGA newsletter stay active every Wednesday providing you with the latest!

➡️ Your vote will help provide gifts to graduating students

➡️Your vote will help with a lot more, especially when we get back on campus!

Vote here today and share with your classmates!

Sincerely,

GSGA 2020-2021

Tomorrow: GSGA Candidates’ Forum 

Thursday, April 15 | 5:00 pm | RSVP here

This week you will get to meet the next GSGA 2021-2022 student leaders!

Panera Bread gift certificates will be provided to the first 30 students who register to attend the Candidates’ Forum!


Ranked Choice Voting | CUNY Votes

April 22nd, 6pm – 7pm | RSVP

GSGA, CUNY Votes, NYC Votes, COSDI, and several student organizations participating in the Peer to Peer Initiative are planning a Ranked Choice Voting training event open to the CUNY community. The presentation will be given by NYC Votes!

For more information, check out the CUNY VOTE 2021 Primary Election booklet!


Crisis Text Line

Text CUNY to 741741 for crisis support!


Upcoming CUNY Events

CUNY SPH Disability Awareness Month Events | RSVP

This inaugural series of events will bring together students, faculty, staff, and alumni to illuminate the challenges and opportunities for creating and sustaining a more accessible and supportive learning and working environment for all who study, work, and visit our campus. We will be hosting a panel, a webinar, and screening several films organized around the themes of Invisibility, Inclusion, and Intersectionality. These events are open to the entire SPH and CUNY communities and we hope you will join us for some or all of them.


Career Services

To view the SPH Career Services live calendar click here!


 STUDENT RESOURCES

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

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 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.

Newsletter 04.07.2021

GSGA Newsletter

April 7, 2021

Happy Wednesday SPH students!

The nominations period for GSGA and the SPH Governing Council 2021-2022 has begun! Please check your email and be sure to submit your nominations by the deadline of April 11 at midnight. If you are interested in learning more about what GSGA officers do, please email us at gsga@sphmail.cuny.edu.

Take a look at the short descriptions of the GSGA positions below:

President: Create Sunday meeting agenda and lead the weekly meetings. Meet with the Dean of Student Affairs and Business office weekly. Represent the students in the Student Governance Committee and with administration.

Vice-President: Manages club-related activities and documents. Meets with GSGA weekly along with the business office and Dean of Student Affairs to represent students and support the President with their duties.

Treasurer: Manages and maintains the budget and all budget-related documents. Oversees the awards processes and attends meetings with the business office weekly or biweekly.

Communications Officer: Manages the GSGA website, social media accounts, and Wednesday Weekly newsletters. Must continue to update social media with recent posts and weekly news.

Senator: Support GSGA and the student body in a variety of ways. Senators attend weekly meetings, help brainstorm ideas for new events, assist with elections, and vote on new measures.

USS Delegate and Alternate: Attends monthly plenary meetings and represents the school at CUNY-wide USS events. Votes on CUNY-wide resolutions and disseminates information from USS back to the students of SPH.

Also, it is National Public Health Awareness Week (NPHAW) from April 5-11. Today’s theme is Strengthening Community. Here are some tips from the NPHAW: one way you can get involved is by getting information on how your state uses public health funding and uses Health Impact Assessments to identify key public health concerns in your community. You can also engage your public health peers and elected officials on these topics through social media, including on Facebook and Twitter. Finally, ask questions at public forums, like virtual town halls, to start conversations about public health.

During NPHAW, there will also be events happening throughout the week. Simply click here to RSVP for them! Follow GSGA on Instagram and Facebook to stay updated on the upcoming themes during NPHAW.

Sincerely,
GSGA 2020-2021

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.


Disability Awareness Month

CUNY SPH Disability Awareness Month Events | RSVP

This inaugural series of events will bring together students, faculty, staff, and alumni to illuminate the challenges and opportunities for creating and sustaining a more accessible and supportive learning and working environment for all who study, work, and visit our campus. We will be hosting a panel, a webinar, and screening several films organized around the themes of Invisibility, Inclusion, and Intersectionality. These events are open to the entire SPH and CUNY communities and we hope you will join us for some or all of them.


Ranked Choice Voting | CUNY Votes

SAVE THE DATE: April 22nd, 6pm – 7pm,  GSGA, CUNY Votes, NYC Votes, COSDI, and several student organizations participating in the Peer to Peer Initiative are planning a Ranked Choice Voting training event open to the CUNY community. The presentation will be given by NYC Votes!

For more information, check out the CUNY VOTE 2021 Primary Election booklet!


People of Color Experiences | Deadline April 30

Priyanha, a student from SPH is putting together a zine centered on People of Color’s experiences with the medical-industrial complex, discrimination in public health spaces, and collective healing. Submissions can be anything from a poem, an essay, a rant, a recipe, a picture with a description, an illustration, a fiction piece, a prayer, a mantra, a spell, a list etc. The goal is to center the voices of anyone who identifies as Non-Binary, Transgender, and/or a Woman but any POC is welcome to share something. If you or anyone you know is interested, please send it to Priyanha.Nadanasabesan98@sphmail.cuny.edu


APHA’s Keep It Moving Challenge

Until April 11, 2021 | Join the Challenge

APHA’s Keep It Moving Challenge makes it easy and fun to promote healthy behaviors and physical activity in your community. We have tools to help you find creative ways to stay active and motivate others in your neighborhood, workplace or congregation. You can use our sample marketing materials to invite your whole community to join!


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

Upcoming CUNY Events

Thursdays | 4:15pm |Zoom | Join the movement

Tomorrow, the CUNY Climate Coalition will meet on Zoom 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

April 7 | 5 PM | Union Sq. marching to Washington Sq | RSVP

April 7th is an important date in an important week. Both the state and federal legislature are on recess and back home in New York City. It is time for us to make a loud and powerful splash to tell them that they need to pass the Climate and Community Investment Act (CCIA) on a state level and the THRIVE Act on the federal level.

 


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!


 STUDENT RESOURCES

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 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.

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

Sincerely,
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. 


Scholarships

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!


 STUDENT RESOURCES

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.

Newsletter 03-24-2021

GSGA Newsletter

March 24, 2021

Hello SPH students!

The PHIIRE student club is here! The PHIIRE (Population Health Informatics Innovation, Research, and Education) Club is a new student-led initiative at CUNY SPH run by students in the MS in Population Health Informatics Program. The mission of the PHIIRE Club is to equip future public health professionals and leaders with the knowledge to address 21st-century challenges in urban communities and beyond.

Think you have what it takes to join this club? If you are interested in being part of a graduate student organization that empowers its members to think innovatively while leveraging the cross-sections of information science, technology, and public health, please contact Rafaela.Villacres63@sphmail.cuny.edu.

Spring 2021 PHIIRE Executive Committee:
  • Rafaela Villacres – Founder & President
  • Erica Rowe-Owen – Vice President
  • Kiyante Beaugris – Secretary
  • Sadaf Ahmad – Treasurer

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

Sincerely,
GSGA 2020-2021

Public Health Professional Development

The American Journal of Public Health is searching for students to serve as an editor for the Journal in a one-year, unpaid fellowship program. The selected student will begin in April 2021. Deadline March 31, 2021.

Learn more and apply here!


2021 Greenlight Festival: CUNY Climate Conference

Wed, Mar 31, 2021, 10:00 AM –Thu, Apr 1, 2021, 4:00 PM EDT | RSVP

GREENLIGHT is a two-day climate conference geared towards educating the public and connecting new grads with their futures in sustainability. Hear from over 20 industry leaders and professionals leading the way in the fight against climate change. Engage in meaningful conversations with like-minded peers about sustainability and the future of our planet.

Building Bridges: Creating Health | April 8 & 9 | Virtual
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

Career Services

To view the SPH Career Services live calendar click here!


 STUDENT RESOURCES

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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