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GSGA Newsletter 12.16.2021

GSGA Newsletter

December 16, 2021

Happy Thursday, SPH students,

The Fall semester is almost over! We know it has not been easy for all of us this semester. During this last week of classes, we want to wish you good luck and Happy Holidays!

Also, the GSGA newsletter will go on pause until the start of the Spring 2022 semester. If you would like to catch up with our previous newsletters, simply click here. We are also looking for a Masters Senator and a Certificate Senator for the upcoming semesters. Please send us an email at GSGA@sphmail.cuny.edu if you are interested!

We will remain active on our social media  Instagram and Facebook. So be sure to follow us!

We wish you a peaceful break, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year!

Sincerely,

GSGA 2021-2022


VIRTUAL ESCAPE ROOM

GSGA’s Arctic Survival Virtual Escape Room | Wednesday, December 22, 2021, | 7:00 PM EST | RSVP 

The Graduate Student Government Association (GSGA) is inviting all students, student leaders, and interested faculty and staff to join us for an End-of-Semester Virtual Escape Room.  In recognition of the Winter Solstice, the theme for this interactive online event will be “Arctic Survival”. During this event, teams will solve riddles and complete puzzles in a fixed amount of time, with the goal of “escaping the room.”

We hope you will join us for a little respite at the end of the Fall semester and a lot of fun to kick-off the Winter Holiday Season!


STUDENT RESOURCES

Career Services

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

Required Fieldwork Orientation Sessions for Summer 2022 FieldworkVarious Dates and Times  |  Virtual  | Register

Opportunity Spotlight: The NYC Mayor’s Office Public Engagement Unit is hiring two Policy Interns for the spring semester. The City of New York’s Public Engagement Unit (PEU) was created in 2015 to serve New Yorkers in historically underserved neighborhoods and connect them to key City services, using innovative methods of proactive outreach. PEU’s model has proven particularly critical in the midst of the global pandemic, a severe economic crisis, and now a challenging recovery. PEU policy interns will work 25 hours per week and receive ongoing training in order to assist PEU’s Policy Director and PEU’s outreach teams. To read more and apply see the first listing in this week’s Internship & Fellowship Postings.

NYC Department of Environmental Protections (NYC DEP) is currently recruiting college & university students for two unpaid volunteer positions:

Engagement & Wellness Liaison 

Strategic Workforce Planning Liaison


2021 Dr. K. York & M. Noelle Chynn CUNY Ethics and Morality Essay Contest

Funded by the Chynn Family Foundation

Extended Submission Deadline | Friday, December 17, 2021

The CUNY Ethics and Morality Essay Contest is funded by an endowment gift of $100,000 to the City University of New York by Dr. K. York Chynn and his wife Noelle Chynn. This annual award is intended to promote and stimulate thinking by college students at CUNY about the topic of ethics, morality, and virtuous behavior in their lives. More than ever, these issues arise not only in the personal relationships of individuals and family and friends, but also in the context of corporate, government, and social responsibility, whether it is about treating others fairly and honestly, or food safety.

The Asian American / Asian Research Institute will award the top three essays, selected by the Selection Committee, the following prizes in December 2021:

  • Best Essay ($1,000)
  • First Runner-up ($300)
  • Second Runner-up ($200)

Submission Guidelines
Click here for the Submission Form


Hearst Scholarship Fund

The CUNY SPH Foundation is pleased to share a scholarship opportunity for continuing CUNY SPH students thanks to the generosity of the William Randolph Hearst Foundation! Continuing CUNY SPH students who are currently enrolled and planning to enroll for courses in the spring 2022 semester and struggling to afford their tuition are invited to apply for one of up to twenty $2,500 scholarships.
To demonstrate financial need, applicants will be asked to provide documentation for verification. Only applications submitted prior to December 31, 2021, will be included in an independent review conducted by the Student Resiliency Fund Committee of CUNY SPH. If selected, students will be notified prior to the start of the spring semester and awards will be issued as a monetary credit towards tuition cost after the add/drop period of the spring 2022 semester. No cash awards will be issued.
To apply in Sharepoint, please click here!Any questions or comments should be directed to HardshipFund@sph.cuny.edu.

2022 AJPH Student Think Tank Application

2022 AJPH Student Think Tank Application
This prestigious fellowship allows six students from around the United States to directly advise the AJPH Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Alfredo Morabia, and interact with productions staff for one year. Students are given access to key insights into the Journal, manage their own student newsletter based on Journal research, coordinate their twitter, and work on other key student projects with assistance and collaboration with Journal staff. Students will also convene for two meetings in the year that will encourage and promote teamwork, collaboration, and ideas development. Travel and lodging costs for these meetings are covered by the American Public Health Association

Benefits Include:
Fall and Spring Meetings in Washington D.C
Publishing Newsletters for the Journal
Publishing Special Sections, Opinion Pieces & Calls for Papers
Selecting Covers for each Monthly Issue
Establishing Peer & Professional Connections


Student Wellness Services

The CUNY SPH Counseling and Wellness Center provides 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. 


Crisis Text Line

TEXT CUNY TO 741741 FOR CRISIS SUPPORT!


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.


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GSGA Newsletter 12.02.2021

GSGA Newsletter

December 02, 2021

Hello SPH students,

We hope you had a wonderful and refreshing holiday weekend. Now it is time to prepare yourself for the final class projects. Get it done as early as you can and embrace the well-deserved break following the semester.

We had incredible responses from the recent survey we sent out. Based on that, 50% of students said they were interested in receiving a Beanie as a welcome gift from the GSGA, 16.7% would like to have stickers, candles, and pens. We are working on that to send out the gifts as soon as possible. Don’t forget to update your mailing address in CUNYfirst if you have moved! If you haven’t filled out this survey yet, you can still express your opinion here.

Sincerely,

GSGA 2021-2022

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


SPH Doctoral Student Survey

Calling all SPH doctoral students! Please take this confidential, 5-minute survey about your experiences as a doctoral student, including current employment status, student funding, and health insurance coverage.

The data will be used by a team of your fellow CUNY SPH doctoral students to better understand and advocate for our needs.

For any questions, contact Emilia.Vignola45@sphmail.cuny.edu.


SPH STUDENT CLUBS

SPH Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights & Justice Club

RSVP | Friday, December 10, 2021 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Laurie Roberts is the executive director of Yellowhammer Fund, an abortion fund and reproductive justice organization in Alabama, and has decades of experience in sexual and reproductive health education and advocacy. In light of current events currently threatening Roe v. Wade, join us to discuss the basics of reproductive justice and the intersection of comprehensive sex education, abortion, and healthy pregnancy. #SexEducation #Sex #Inclussion #relationships #gender #education #sexuality #consent

Have you looked into joining an SPH student club or starting your own? Click here to find out more on how to get involved while earning your degree. 


ACADEMIC SUPPORT

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 RESOURCES

Career Services

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

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!


Student Wellness Services

The CUNY SPH Counseling and Wellness Center provides 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

TEXT CUNY TO 741741 FOR CRISIS SUPPORT!


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.


SPH EVENTS

Care for the homeless: Helpless or Hopeful?

RSVP |Wednesday, December 15, 2021 | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Join us for a webinar on homelessness and mental illness in New York City. The focus will be on the state of homelessness in NYC and a systems approach to this crisis.

The learning objectives of this webinar are to:

1. Define homelessness
2. Understand epidemiology of mental illness and homelessness in New York
3. Comprehend factors contributing to homelessness
4. Learn about morbidities of homelessness
5. Use clinical and systems approaches

The webinar will be followed by a discussion/Q&A session.


CUNY-WIDE EVENTS

WALKING WHILE TRANS: THE END OF NEW YORK’S ANTI-LOITERING LAW

RSVP | Monday, December 6 |  5 PM |  Roosevelt House, 47-49 East 65th Street

The LGBTQ Policy Center at Roosevelt House invites you to attend: A NEW PUBLIC PROGRAM PRESENTED IN-PERSON AND ON ZOOM

Continuing the first full season of public events at the Roosevelt House LGBTQ Policy Center under the leadership of its new Director, Erin Mayo-Adam, we are pleased to present a panel discussion on the successful effort to repeal New York State’s “Walking While Trans” law. Through a conversation with leading policymakers, attorneys, and activists, this event will examine how a powerful policy coalition came together to advance the law’s repeal and look ahead to future LGBTQ+ policy campaigns aimed at reducing mass incarceration in New York.

In February of 2021, New York repealed the anti-loitering law commonly known as “Walking While Trans,” which, according to its critics, was used by law enforcement to harass and arrest trans people. Culminating years of grassroots activism led by trans people of color, the repeal is part of an ongoing fight to reform the police system and reduce the criminalization of New York’s queer and trans communities.


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GSGA Newsletter 11.18.2021

GSGA Newsletter

November 18, 2021

Welcome to November SPH students,

You have come a long way – whether this is your first year or your last semester at CUNY SPH. This is the time to reflect on everything you have accomplished and are currently doing to get closer to achieving your academic goals!

In our academic endeavors, our families and friends are often the ones who are keeping us on track and there should not be any need for an official day to say “Thank you” to our loved ones, friends, and families. Right? Every day can be a “Thanksgiving Day”, a time to express our gratitude. Enjoy the little break, refresh yourself, spend some super quality time with your amazing friends and families.

HAPPY FRIENDSGIVING!!!

We would like to share with you upcoming events, resources for students, trainings, and other opportunities! Check below!

Sincerely,
GSGA 2021-2022

GSGA Virtual Escape Room

GSGA is excited to inform you that, we are planning to arrange an Online Virtual Escape Room in the first week of December. Please stay tuned and do not forget to check your SPH email for more information.

Virtual escape rooms are online activities conducted via Zoom and other platforms. During these events, teams solve riddles and complete puzzles in a fixed amount of time, with the goal of “escaping the room.” The purpose of these experiences is to encourage collaboration, teamwork, and team building.

Get prepared for a lot of fun and a little respite before the end of the Spring semester.


STUDENT CLUBS

PHIIRE Club

Population Health Informatics Innovation, Research, and Education

RSVP  | Friday, November 19, 2021 | 2-4 PM

PHIIREATHON: An Ideation to Innovation Impact Event to Address COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

The PHIIRE Club, Dr. Joshi, the faculty advisor, and Rafaela Villacres, alumni, and Co-founder of PBC Labs, are hosting 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. 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.

If you want to attend the PHIIREATHON Event to be hosted on November 19, 2021, by the PHIIRE Club and co-hosted with Rafaela Villacres from PBC Labs, click the link:  

If you have any questions, please e-mail rafaela.villacres63@sphmail.cuny.edu for more information on the PHIIREATHON event. If you’re interested in learning about how you can be involved in the PHIIRE Club’s activities, please e-mail erica.roweowen66@login.cuny.edu.


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

Instagram:@sustainable.cuny.sph


EVENTS

Transgender Day of Remembrance (November 20) Observed

RSVP | Friday, November 19, 2021 | 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

The Transgender Day of Remembrance acknowledges the losses endured due to anti-transgender violence over the past year. We honor those lost. We continue the fight for justice in their names and all folks in the transgender community. This event will provide a forum to discuss this public health problem and encourage general memorialization by way of sharing words, art, and calls to action.

Organized by The Women’s Center and LGBTQIA Safe Zone Hub at LaGuardia Community College, the LGBTQ+ Student Center at City College of New York, and the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy Student Services.


ACADEMIC SUPPORT

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 RESOURCES

Career Services

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

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!


Healthy CUNY

Guide to Surviving and Thriving at CUNY

The new edition includes information about the COVID-19 vaccine and valuable 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 stay updated and follow us on social media: Instagram: @healthycuny, Twitter, and Facebook!


Student Wellness Services

The CUNY SPH Counseling and Wellness Center provides 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

TEXT CUNY TO 741741 FOR CRISIS SUPPORT!


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.



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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


STUDENT CLUBS

PHIIRE Club

Population Health Informatics Innovation, Research, and Education

 

PHIIREATHON EVENT: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS!! 

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

Instagram:@sustainable.cuny.sph


STUDENT RESOURCES

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

TEXT CUNY TO 741741 FOR CRISIS SUPPORT!


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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GSGA Newsletter 10.21.2021

GSGA Newsletter

October 21, 2021

Hello SPH students,

It’s hard to believe that this week marks the halfway point of the semester! We hope that you are managing well during the midterm season and not getting too distracted by the lovely fall weather or other things.

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

 

Stay focused!

Sincerely yours,

GSGA 2021-2022


Upcoming GSGA Events

Save the Date: GSGA Townhall 2021

Thursday, October 28, 2021 |  7:30 PM  |  Please RVSP

The Graduate Student Government will host a town hall for SPH students. We will talk about student leadership positions, GSGA student awards, student clubs, and more! We encourage you to join us and share with your classmates.


CUNY Votes!

Please be aware that there will be 5 ballot proposals in this year’s elections. Two are on voting: Same Day Voter Registration and No-Excuse Absentee Voting.  To get more information on these ballot proposals, you can go to NYC Votes here.  This site includes a collection of pros and cons for each of the five proposals.

Please Remember these Important Dates:

  • Early Voting: Sat, October 23, 2021 – Sun, October 31, 2021
  • Find Your Poll site and View a Sample Ballot here
  • Absentee Ballot Application Deadline: Mon, November 1, 2021 (in person)
  • You can request an absentee ballot online here.
  • General Election and Deadline to Return Absentee Ballot: Tuesday, November 2, 2021
  • Deadline for Board of Elections to receive absentee ballots: Tuesday, November 9, 2021

STUDENT RESOURCES

Career Services

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

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 stronger 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 email: Sherry.Adams@sph.cuny.edu and learn about upcoming Wellness events here. Upcoming student support groups appear below: 


Crisis Text Line

TEXT CUNY TO 741741 FOR CRISIS SUPPORT!


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.


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


CUNY-WIDE EVENTS 

Free Film Screening with Filmmaker, Sébastien Lifshitz

Albertine Cinémathèque presents LITTLE GIRL / Petite Fille is the moving portrait of 7-year-old Sasha, who has always known that she is a girl. Realized with delicacy and intimacy, Lifshitz’s documentary explores the emotional challenges, everyday feats, and small moments in Sasha’s life, while her family works to confront outdated norms and find affirmation in a small community of rural France.


17th Annual Women’s Leadership Virtual Conference

October 28 & 29, 2021 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Please RSVP by 6:00 pm Wednesday, October 27

Save the date for this year’s Women’s Leadership Conference, open to the entire CUNY community. This conference used to take place in person, and the seats were limited. However, now it is open to all, and we strongly encourage participation from across the student body. This event is also not limited to those who identify as women. 


STUDENT CLUBS

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


PHIIRE Club

Population Health Informatics Innovation, Research, and Education

PHIRE flyer

Mission: To equip future public health professionals and leaders with the knowledge to address 21st-century challenges in urban communities and beyond. Its purpose is to form a coalition whereby graduate students can share ideas and facilitate the exchange of knowledge, information, and resources to advance the efforts being made in the field of population health.

Click here to learn more about the PHIRE club


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 opportunities for leadership development, and to encourage networking. ISC shall use available fundraising capabilities to actively promote the professional development of international students.

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 health of the environment 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 goals 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.

Email: Fiona.Conway14@sphmail.cuny.edu

Instagram:@sustainable.cuny.sph

 


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GSGA Newsletter 10.07.21

GSGA Newsletter

October 07, 2021

Dear CUNY SPH Students,

We hope you are having a wonderful and prosperous semester. We all know graduate studies are not an easy deal; however, we all will eventually get through this with good grades and shine in our field of study.

During this period, CUNY SPH is offering you many gateway opportunities to refreshen and embolden your knowledge. The GSGA would like to remind you of some upcoming events and share information and resources we hope you will find helpful.

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Would you please remember our online GSGA feedback survey to provide us with how we can better serve you? It will only take a few minutes. You can complete the survey here. 

We wish you all the best.

Sincerely Yours,

GSGA 2021-2022


STUDENT RESOURCES

“Student Survival Guide” – The City University of New York

#CANTSTOPCUNY

Welcome home, CUNY! After 17 months of Zoom classes, online office hours, and remote events, we’re excited to have you back on campus for this historic Fall 2021 semester. Use this page to find life hacks, resources, college-specific advice, and other tools to help you thrive this semester. Additionally, check here for the latest, most important news you need to know:

Click to access the Student Survival Guide.


Career Services

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


ResilienceCon 2022 Scholarships Available

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

ResilienceCon provides an excellent opportunity to present your own work and interact with other professionals committed to resilience and social justice. Unlike other conferences, ResilienceCon is unique in that sessions are interview-based and provides the opportunity to learn about what goes on behind the scenes of outstanding research & advocacy!

Note that awardees can present virtually in 2022. If public health guidance permits, there may also be the opportunity to attend in person.

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

Life Paths Promising Scholar Award:
There are four scholarships for current students, post-baccalaureate fellows, and post-doctoral fellows who focus on underserved or marginalized communities.

Click here to apply for a Promising Scholar Award

Life Paths Promising Advocate Award:
Four scholarships for advocates who are 1) based in non-profit organizations serving people or communities who are underserved or have experienced violence, marginalization, or distress, and 2) have seven or fewer years of professional experience in the field.

Click here to apply for a Promising Advocate Award

Both the Promising Scholar and Promising Advocate awards include conference registration. If an in-person event is held, the prize will also cover two nights’ lodging at the Scarritt-Bennett Center.

Please note that you must also complete the submission form for presentations here if you wish to present.


Obtain your CUNY SPH ID card

You will be able to get your CUNY SPH ID card remotely. Visit this link to request an I.D. card. Note that you will only be able to obtain your CUNY SPH ID card after you have received an email from I.T. regarding your CUNY SPH student email account.


Student Wellness Services

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


Crisis Text Line

TEXT CUNY TO 741741 FOR CRISIS SUPPORT!


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). 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. 
  • 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.


UPCOMING SPH EVENTS 

Doctoral Career Pathways Panel and Networking Event 

Wednesday, October 20  | 6 pm – 7:30 pm |  Register  

Are you interested in learning more about the different places a doctoral degree can take you? There are many ways to apply a doctoral public health degree to the world of work, and your road will probably look different from the person next to you. Attend this virtual panel and networking event to hear public health professionals representing academia, non-profit, government, post-doctorates, hospitals, and the private sector share their doctoral career stories and engage in a Q&A followed by networking. 


Domestic Violence Awareness Month

“You are Not Alone: Intimate Partner Violence and the Hybrid Campus”
Thursday, October 21, 2021 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM | RVSP

This event will raise awareness, offer resources, and support for survivors of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and those who care about them. An interdisciplinary team of experts that includes Student Wellness Counselor Sherry Adams, Title IX Coordinator Sahana Gupta, Human Resources Director Arthur McHugh, and Public Safety Officer Dawn Murrain will discuss best practices for members of the CUNY SPH Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy community to protect and support those who are impacted by intimate partner violence amidst the ongoing challenges of COVID-19


CUNY-WIDE EVENTS 

Queer Cinema at Queens College: Monster Pies!

This event is sponsored by Queens College and co-sponsored by the CUNY Office of Student Inclusion Initiatives. Students from other CUNY campuses have the opportunity to participate virtually.

About this event 

When Mike’s English teacher pairs him up for a class assignment on Romeo and Juliet with hot new kid William, Mike can’t believe his luck! As the two spend more and more time working together on a monster movie version of Bard’s classic tale, they soon realize their feelings for one another may be more powerful than either is genuinely ready for. 

This film screening is open to everyone on Zoom. Still, only the first (50) fully vaccinated Queens College students may join us on campus! Masks are required. Seating will be distanced. Space is limited and registration is required. Register today!.


17th Annual Women’s Leadership Virtual Conference

October 28 & 29, 2021 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | RVSP to follow 

Save the date for this year’s Women’s Leadership Conference, open to the entire CUNY community. Stay tuned for more detailed information. This conference used to take place in person, and the seats were limited. However, now it is open to all, and we strongly encourage participation from across the student body. This event is also not limited to those who identify as women. 


STUDENT CLUBS

CUNY SPH 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.

President: Adriana Padilla

Email: sph.sexreprohrj.club@gmail.com

Treasurer: Sara Birnel

Events Coordinator: Amanda Pierz

Facebook: SPHSexReproHRJ

Twitter: @SPHsexreprohrj

Instagram: @SPHsexreprohrj


PHIIRE Club

Population Health Informatics Innovation, Research, and Education

PHIRE flyer

Mission: To equip future public health professionals and leaders with the knowledge to address 21st-century challenges in urban communities and beyond. Its purpose is to form a coalition whereby graduate students can share ideas and facilitate the exchange of knowledge, information, and resources to advance the efforts being made in the field of population health.

President: Erica Rowe-Owen

Email: erica.roweowen66@login.cuny.edU

Secretary: Kiyante Beaugris 

Treasurer: Sadaf Ahmad

Founder and Alumni Ambassador: Rafaela Villacres, M.S.

Email: rafaela.villacres63@sphmail.cuny.edu

PHIIRE CLUB Academic Commons Page


International Students Club

Email: iso@sph.cuny.edu


Sustainable SPH Club

Mission: A student outlet for sharing information and concerns regarding the impact of the health of the environment 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 goals 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.

President: Fiona Conway

Email: Fiona.Conway14@sphmail.cuny.edu

Instagram:@sustainable.cuny.sph


OBSERVATIONS IN OCTOBER 2021

The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2021!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer. It is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure. Each year in the United States, about 255,000 women get breast cancer, and 42,000 women die from the disease.


 

GSGA Newsletter 09.20.21

GSGA Newsletter

September 20, 2021

 

Hello CUNY SPH students,

Welcome to the Fall 2021 semester. We hope that everyone has enjoyed their summer. The GSGA would like to remind you of upcoming events and information. You can check out the CUNY Survival Guide.

 

Are you interested in getting more involved and helping to serve our SPH community? Would you please reach out via our email: GSGA@sphmail.cuny.edu? Bring your dreams, goals & ideas to GSGA and make them come to life.

 

We would like to introduce you to the 2021-2022 student leaders of the Graduate Student Government Association. See below!

 

President – Antonino Maltese

Vice-President – Bradley Meacham

Treasurer – Kevin Chin

Communications Officer- Shawon Shahriar

Masters Senators – Sherline Altidor, Julia Kolmakova, Ansu Abraham, Natalia Surujnath

Doctoral Senators – Claudia Calhoon, Shari Jardine

Advanced Certificate Senator -TBD

 

Graduate Student Government Association (GSGA)

Email: GSGA@sphmail.cuny.edu

Website: CUNY SPH GSGA Website

Facebook: CUNY Student Facebook Group

Instagram: GSGA Instagram

 

Past GSGA Leaders

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our former GSGA leaders 2020-2021 for their valuable guidance.

Please check out their profiles: GSGA Student Leaders 2020-2021.

Learn more about the 2021-2022 GSGA Student Leaders.

 

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Would you mind completing our online survey & providing us feedback about how we can better serve you? It will only take a few minutes. You can complete the survey here: GSGA Online Feedback Survey.

 

Sincerely,

GSGA 2021-2022


 “Student Survival Guide” – The City University of New York

#CANTSTOPCUNY

Welcome home, CUNY! After 17 months of Zoom classes, online office hours, and remote events, we’re excited to have you back on campus for this historic Fall 2021 semester. Use this page to find life hacks, resources, college-specific advice, and other tools to help you thrive this semester. Additionally, check here for the latest, most important news you need to know:

Click to access the Student Survival Guide.


STUDENT RESOURCES

Career Services

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


CUNY SPH Sexual & Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice Club

REPRO flyer

Hi, all of you! 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.

President: Adriana Padilla

Email: sph.sexreprohrj.club@gmail.com

Treasurer: Sara Birnel

Events Coordinator: Amanda Pierz

Facebook: @SPHsexreprohrj

Twitter: @SPHsexreprohrj

Instagram: @SPHsexreprohrj


PHIIRE Club

Population Health Informatics Innovation, Research, and Education

PHIRE flyer

Mission: To equip future public health professionals and leaders with the knowledge to address 21st-century challenges in urban communities and beyond. Its purpose is to form a coalition whereby graduate students can share ideas and facilitate the exchange of knowledge, information, and resources to advance the efforts being made in the field of population health.

President: Erica Rowe-Owen

Email: erica.roweowen66@login.cuny.edu

Secretary: Kiyante Beaugris 

Treasurer: Sadaf Ahmad – Treasurer

Founder and Alumni Ambassador: Rafaela Villacres. MS

Email: rafaela.villacres63@sphmail.cuny.edu

 Academic Commons Page


Obtain your CUNY SPH ID card

You will be able to get your CUNY SPH ID card remotely. Visit this link to request an ID card. Note that you will only be able to obtain your CUNY SPH ID card after you have received an email from IT regarding your CUNY SPH student email account.


Crisis Text Line

TEXT CUNY TO 741741 FOR CRISIS SUPPORT!


Wellness for Students

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 make an appointment, email Student Wellness Counselor Sherry Adams at sherry.adams@sph.cuny.edu, Call (646) 364-9526


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). 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.


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.


Vaccination Van at the CUNY Graduate Center

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff:

The CUNY Graduate Center (GC) is hosting a vaccine van organized by NYC Health and Hospitals (H+H) this week, Monday, September 20 through Sunday, September 26, from 8 am to 6 pm. The vaccination van will be parked in front of the GC on Fifth Avenue between 34 and 35th Streets, and anyone can visit to get vaccinated. It is a walk-up, first come, first served service. Appointments are not accepted.

NYC Health and Hospitals primarily uses the Pfizer vaccine and offer first doses to all patients ages 12+ and second and third doses to eligible patients. Patients receiving the first dose will be connected to a permanent site near them for their second shot and are also eligible for the $100 incentive for getting their first shot.

Individuals coming to get vaccinated need to bring any form of ID (including national passport) and documentation of vaccine eligibility (document showing age, employee ID, physician note, etc.).

New York City is coming back strong with COVID-19 Vaccines. Safe. Free. Easy.

Please spread the word to all eligible colleagues!


Scholarships for minority researchers to learn Introduction to R Statistical Software for Public Health

APHA, in partnership with NIH’s All of Us Research Program, is offering scholarships for underrepresented minorities to attend the Introduction to R Statistical Software for Public Health Learning Institute. This virtual course will be held on Oct. 23 & 24 as a part of the pre-conference period of the APHA Annual Meeting. This training will address educational gaps in data science skills through the introduction of R software for statistical analysis and data visualization. This scholarship program demonstrates a commitment to diversifying the public health workforce and ensuring equitable access to professional development opportunities. Apply by Sept. 30: https://ampublichealth.wufoo.com/forms/qc8njeb122s35r/


Days to Observe in September

National Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 in the United States: September 15 to October 15

We celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success. Discover documents, exhibits, films, blog posts, and more from the National Archives and Presidential Libraries that highlight Hispanic culture.

 


Native American Day 2021

Date When Celebrated: 4th Friday in September

This day is set aside to honor and celebrate Native Americans, the first Americans to live in the U.S. Still commonly referred to as American Indians, the term “Native Americans” has been used in recent years as a sign of respect and recognition that they were indeed the first indigenous people to populate our great and wonderful nation.

By the time the first explorers and settlers arrived from Europe, Native Americans had populated the entire North American continent, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and from the Gulf of Mexico all the way to the northern reaches of Canada.

We encourage you to spend this day learning about Native Americans, the true original settlers in America.


CUNY Votes!

Stay tuned for more information from the Graduate Student Government Association in anticipation of National Voter Registration Day on September 28.

Remember these important dates:

  • Register to Vote Deadline: October 8, 2021
    You can register directly via CUNYFirst or online here.
  • Absentee Ballot Application or Letter of Application Deadline: October 18, 2021 (by mail, online portal, email, or fax)
  • Absentee Ballot Application Deadline: November 1, 2021 (in person)
    You can request an absentee ballot online here.
  • General Election: November 2, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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