News and Announcements - PBHL Newsletter October 28, 2022
My name is Kenyatta Richardson(She/They). I am a Public Health Undergraduate and just transferred to UC Denver this semester.
For 12 weeks over the summer, I had the privilege of having a paid internship with the CDC and Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. This program was called Project Imhotep, and recently changed to the Lewis Scholars' IMHOTEP Project. This program falls under the umbrella of the CDC's Undergraduate Public Health Symposium(CUPS) which offers undergraduates across the country an opportunity to have hands-on research experience in Public Health. With thousands of applications and a 7% acceptance rate, two different programs offered me a position in their respective cohorts, and I chose Project Imhotep.
I attended classes at Morehouse College to refresh my knowledge of the basics of Public Health from some of the top Public Health professionals in the country. I also conducted research about oral health care and health risk behaviors among African American high school students in the United States. I was paired with a mentor and utilized resources from the CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health. Then, I presented at a nationwide virtual conference as well as an in-person cohort symposium. Now, I'm really excited to have the opportunity to present my research at an upcoming conference. I will be presenting at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists (ABCRMS) in Anaheim, California, on November 9th- 12th.
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.
Register For PBHL 3999 - Diffusion: How Diseases, Ideas & Other Things Spread! This course will be offered online and taught by Jimi Adams during the spring 2023 semester. See the attached flyer below for more information!
Anschutz Medical Campus Workforce Development Core: Research Administration Program (RAP) is in search of undergraduates, graduates, and professionals who are hoping to change careers to join this paid research administration internship program. This year’s program will take place with a hybrid modelfrom January 19th, 2023 – May 4th, 2023, at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
If your letters of recommendation are being emailed, please make sure to upload a blank document titled “Blank Document”.
Please feel free to e-mail the Workforce Development Core Coordinator, Yunliang (Lily) Luo, BS, at Yunliang.firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional questions about the program or the application process.
Eboni Nash, DEI Program Recruitment Manager for MSU Denver is collaborating with Be The Match and will be hosting a tri-institutional donor drive. Be The Match is a nonprofit organization operated by the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) and they are dedicated to helping every patient get the life-saving transplant they need. In addition to the donor drive, there will be a discussion panel regarding bone marrow transplant, Be The Match, and the importance of donor registries. Click the links below for more information and to RSVP.