News and Announcements - PBHL Newsletter October 14, 2022
Dr. Hyeyoung Oh Nelson
A huge congratulations and moment of recognition are in order for Dr. Hyeyoung Oh Nelson, Director of Undergraduate Studies as she has recently published her book Conflicted Care: Doctors Navigating Patient Welfare, Finances, and Legal Risk. In her book, she takes a closer look at the decion-making processes of physicians within a large, prestegious academic medical center and what factors may govern their day-to-day decisions. You can check it out by clicking the link below!
Hello everyone! My name is Ruth Mekonnen, and I am a public health major with a concentration in Global Health. While pursuing my PBHL degree, I am also working toward a GIS (Geographic Information System) Certificate at CU Denver.
The summer before entering my First Year as a Lynx, my family and I took a trip to Ethiopia that completely changed my life. Seeing the beauty, progress, and various opportunities for growth in my ancestral country was deeply moving. My parents moved from Ethiopia to Colorado in 1996, and despite the culture shock they experienced as immigrants, they built a wonderful life for my brothers and I, while always reminding us of where we came from. After that trip, I decided I wanted to return “Home” (as I lovingly call the Horn of Africa) and contribute to bringing solutions to the healthcare industry. After looking up various degrees that sought to advance health, I stumbled on public health. That fall, I enrolled in Dr. Hyeyoung Nelson’s Intro to Public Health course and was blown away at the immense possibilities within the field. Throughout my time at CU Denver, I have been motivated to follow my curiosity, fall in love with research, and discover my why. From projects about Sudan in my Global Health Perspectives course, to developing maps that intersect epidemiology with GIS, to my presentation before government officials about the burden of environmental exposures on the health of North Denver/Commerce City residents, I found a passion and purpose that I hope will take me back to Ethiopia and beyond.
Currently, I am a full-time student within the CLAS, an undergraduate research assistant in Dr. Katie Dickinson’s Lab (CSPH), and a student worker in Dr. Judy Regensteiner’s lab (Anschutz). Working simultaneously with the incredible faculty at CU Anschutz and CU Denver has been the opportunity of a lifetime. I anticipate obtaining my degree by the Summer of 2023 before diving into graduate school to pursue an MPH or an MD. Mentorship has been a vital part of my undergraduate experience, and I am always looking for ways to be a source of encouragement to students like me, so if I can of help, please let me know!
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.
Study Abroad in the Dominican Republic!
Travel Dates: January 4-15, 2023
Application Deadline: October 20, 2022
Click below to learn more about this opportunity and how to apply.
Katherine Barrett is a postdoctoral fellow at the Children’s Eating Laboratory at CU-Anschutz, where infant-caregiver feeding interactions, caregiver decision making, and infant growth is studied. This team has several research projects that might be interesting for undergraduate students who are looking for research experience working with families with young children. Students who work with our lab will have opportunities to collect and analyze observations of infant-caregiver feeding interactions, measure infant anthropometrics, and work closely with a research team.
Greetings! Beginning January 2023, The LEAD Center of the Colorado School of Public Health will have openings for up to three undergraduate interns to perform tasks involving participant-facing data collection. For more information around this opportunity, please click link below. For any questions, please feel free to email me here.
The Colorado Healthcare Corps is a new program designed to be a pathway to high-demand careers in the healthcare industry for people with diverse backgrounds and experience levels. We are recruiting 180 people to serve at healthcare facilities across the state, 40 hrs/week for 25 weeks.
There are now opportunities for eligible members to earn a FREE Nurse Aide Certification (CNA) while serving their community and earning competitive benefits. Applications for this program will be accepted from now until Dec 12th!
Be 18 years of age prior to start date
have the ability to pass a background check
Be a U.S. Citizen/National or Green Card holder/Lawful Permanent Resident Alien
Not have been terminated from a prior National Service experience
Able to provide proof of COVID vaccination (the full series, plus booster if applicable)
Click below for more info around benefits and how to apply.