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UTHealth Celebrates National Public Health Week

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health joins the American Public Health Association (APHA) in celebrating National Public Health Week 2017, April 3 – 9. This year, the celebration focuses on the power of prevention, advocating for healthy and fair policies, sharing strategies for successful partnerships and championing the role of a strong public health system. Become part of a growing movement to create the healthiest nation in one generation.

Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association (APHA), will be part of a panel at a town hall meeting on “The future of public health.” Additional panelists include Dr. Stephen Linder, a professor in the Department of Management, Policy and Community Health at UTHealth School of Public Health; Dr. Umair Shah, executive director of Harris County Public Health and an alumnus of the School of Public Health; Hadley Smith, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Management, Policy and Community Health at the School of Public Health; Stephen Williams, director of the Houston Health Department; and will be moderated by Dr. Catherine Troisi, an  associate professor, in the Department of Management, Policy and Community Health at the School of Public Health. The town hall panel will take place on April 4 from 9:30-11 a.m. in the Reuel A. Stallones Building auditorium, 1200 Pressler St., Houston, TX 77030, with ITV to the five other School of Public Health campuses. A drawing will be held for two APHA student memberships. Benjamin will also speak on “Building healthy and resilient communities and the future of public health,” at UTHealth’s McGovern Medical School on April 3 from 12-1 p.m. in room 1.006, 6431 Fannin, Houston, TX 77030.

Research Day 2017, April 6

Research Day provides UTHealth School of Public Health students with an opportunity to showcase ongoing projects in their respective degree programs. During the event, students will receive valuable feedback from a judging panel. A cash prize is awarded to the first, second and third place winners. The event will be held on Thursday, April 6 from 9- 11:30 a.m. in rooms 102 A&B in the RAS building. Research Day winners will be announced at the 25th Annual James H. Steele Lecture Series that immediately follows the poster presentation from 12- 1 p.m. in the RAS building auditorium.

25th annual Steele Lecture: April 6
‘Antibiotic resistance: superbugs, genes and public health’

Dr. Cesar A. Arias will present the 25th annual James H. Steele Lecture, titled “Antibiotic resistance: superbugs, genes and public health,” on April 6 at noon in the RAS Building auditorium. Arias is a professor of medicine, microbiology and molecular genetics and director of the Molecular Genetics and Antimicrobial Resistance Unit and International Center for Microbial Genomics, Universidad El Bosque, located in Colombia, South America; an associate professor of infectious disease at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth; and is on the faculty of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. RSVP your attendance to SteeleLecture@uth.tmc.edu.

11th Annual Michael & Susan Dell Lectureship in Child Health: April 6, Austin campus

The 11th Annual Michael & Susan Dell Lectureship in Child Health takes place on April 6 at 2 p.m. at the Blanton Museum of Art, Edgar A. Smith Building, 200 E Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78705. Registration will open March 1. The featured guest is Dr. Simón Barquera, director of the Nutrition, Policy and Research Division of the National Institute of Public Health of Mexico. More information is available at www.childhealthlectureship.org. This lectureship is hosted by the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at UTHealth School of Public Health in Austin.

Spring 2017 Alumni Panel and Networking Social, April 6

The spring 2017 Alumni Panel and Networking Social will be held on Thursday, April 6 from 6-9 p.m. at Saint Arnold Brewing Company, 2000 Lyons Avenue, Houston, Texas 77020. The event will feature an alumni panel discussion focused on their career and educational experiences. A networking reception will immediately follow the panel. Space is limited. Please RSVP here. For more information, please contact the alumni association at sphalumni@uth.tmc.edu.

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