News and Announcements - PBHL Newsletter November 11, 2022
My name is Nikkeria Murphy. I am a Public Health, BS major and on track to graduate next spring. In my free time, I love indoor bouldering, working out, and taking care of my houseplants. I am currently working as a nanny, and it has been a great joy to help new parents navigate the rocky road that is postpartum. It can be mentally challenging, and every parent can benefit from having a listening ear and someone to help them figure out their new roles as parents, and that is what I provide for each family that I have worked with. My initial goal was to pursue medical school with hopes of becoming an OB-GYN; however, earlier this year, I realized that I love how much reach public health gives us in making a difference in society. I’ve always been drawn to women and infant health. I am a black woman, and when I started learning more about the mortality rates of black women and infants, it scared me. I realized that we have a serious issue in America, and I knew immediately that I needed to research and find a way to improve mortality for the women and babies that look like me. Since medical school is no longer my path, I am most likely going to be pursuing a master’s degree in public health with a focus on Maternal and Infant Health.
Our department advisors are here to help you navigate registration for PBHL classes or any other questions you might have about completing your PBHL undergraduate degree. Monica and Ashlyn are available for both in-person drop in and Zoom meetings by appointment. Alternatively, you can email questions to advisors at PBHLAdvisors@ucdenver.edu. In all communication with advisors, please include your name, student ID, and question.
Diffusion: How Diseases, Ideas & Other Things Spread is a course that will dive into learning about how diseases, learned behaviors and novel ideas spread throughout a population. Jimi Adams will be offering this spring 2023 elective online only. Click the link below for more information about this course and where to direct your questions.
Future Leaders in Public Service Internship Program
The Future Leaders in Public Service Internship Program is actively recruiting for its summer 2023 cohort and seeking young talent—undergraduate, graduate and professional students from across disciplines—to join the federal workforce as paid interns. Participants receive a 10-12 week summer internship at the departments of Commerce or Transportation, or the General Services Administration, a $4,000 stipend and professional development sessions. Applications are due November 27, 2022.
Register for the next information session to learn more about the program from past participants, federal agency supervisors and Partnership staff.
Participate in a 2-day Digital BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Storytelling workshop to share your story related to being a BIPOC student, staff or faculty member at CU Denver and receive $250. A few spots are available.
The goal of the workshop is to create a repository of compelling videos to raise the profile of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the university and existing concerns, including policy equity, white privilege, and restorative justice.
Format: 2-days; in-person
Dates: Friday, November 11, 2022 & Friday, November 18, 2022
CU Denver students have access to the Lynx Food Pantry located on the 3rd floor of the Rob & Lola Salazar Student Wellness Center. This is a wonderful resource for anyone who may be facing food insecurites as you can grab a snack for the day or if you need help with a meal. Students must present their CU Student ID to use this resource. Click the link below for more information and hours of operation.
Interested in supporting the CU Denver Food Pantry?
Food donations may be dropped off at the Lynx Food Pantry directly or in the main office of the Health and Behavioral Sciences department. Please reach out to HBSAdminSupport@ucdenver.edu with any questions on coordinating donation drop-offs in the HBS office. For those interested in contributing monetary support, please click the link below for more information.
As we begin to transition into the holiday season, many may find it difficult navigating this time of year. You are not alone! The CU Denver Counseling Center is an available resource offering private and confidential mental health services. Students can contact this office by email or by calling them directly at 303-315-7270. Click the link below for more information about what services are provided and how to schedule an appointment.