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4th Annual Public Health Summit at UCI
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About this Event

Passionate about public health? Still trying to figure out your passion? Just want to learn some great new things and network? At this student-led conference, you'll hear from different professors, professionals, alumni about their experiences and expertise on diverse topics, issues, careers, and advances in public health research and practice!

Motivated by our goal to empower public health students in their academic and career pursuits, the Undergraduate Public Health Association is hosting an 4th Annual Public Health Summit at UCI. Open to students across all majors on campus, our goal is for Summit attendees to explore different disciplines in public health such as epidemiology, environmental health, health policy, and global health.

Students who attend Summit are able to immerse themselves in workshops, academia professors panel, and alumni panel that discuss key public health issues and advancements and have the chance to network with a variety of career professionals.

Some of our workshops' topics:
- Medical School and Research
- Non-linear Career Paths in Public Health
- Community Health
- HIV/AIDS
- Refugee Health
- Working with a non-profit organization
- and much more!

Follow us on social media and see our flyer for a list of guest speakers! Facebook: Public Health Association at UCI Instagram: phauci


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Advanced Health Policy Elective: Join The UC-Irvine School Of Medicine to Learn More About Health Policy -- April 13-24, 2020
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This lecture series includes a broad-ranging curriculum covering not only the basics of health policy but also a series of very special lecturers on specific vulnerable populations. Students from all fields of training will be able to learn more about the full context of the socioeconomic and political landscapes that guide health care delivery. Students who consistently attend can request recognition for their resumes that they sought further education on these topics.


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Now accepting applications for this year’s Grad Slam competition! - The application deadline is January 16, 2020
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It is officially Grad Slam season! Grad Slam is a UC system-wide annual competition that showcases and awards the best three-minute presentation by graduate scholars, highlighting the excellence, importance and relevance of their research. Students compete first on their home campus, and then campus champions go on to a system-wide competition hosted by President Napolitano in Oakland.


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Video: UCI Public Health Dean Bernadette Boden-Albala
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Get to know Dean Bernadette Boden-Albala in this short video where she shares her vision for our future School of Population and Public Health. We look forward to getting to know each and every one of you better as we embark on this journey together.



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Article: UCI’s Oladele Ogunseitan joins executive team of USAID-funded global health project
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UC Presidential Chair Oladele “Dele” Ogunseitan has joined the executive team of the One Health Workforce – Next Generation project, which is based at UC Davis’ One Health Institute and supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development. The project provides multidisciplinary training for health workers to prevent public health crises – such as pandemic influenzas or the spread of incurable diseases – by recognizing the interconnection among people, animals, plants and their shared surroundings.


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Special Presentation Speaker Program -- Social Determinants of Health and Outcomes -- Presented by UCI Paul Merage School of Business
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There are a growing number of initiatives to address social determinants of health within and outside of the health care system. Addressing them is not only important for improving overall health, but also for reducing health disparities that are often rooted in social and economic disadvantages. The Center for Health Care Management and Policy at UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business is hosting an event to discuss insights on incorporating social determinants of health to improve health outcomes.


10.30.19 | 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
The Beckman Center
100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617


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Population Health & Disease Prevention Founding Chair Oladele Ogunseitan Named UC Presidential Chair
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Oladele “Dele” Ogunseitan, professor and founding chair of the Department of Population Health & Disease Prevention at the University of California, Irvine, has been selected as a UC Presidential Chair. During his five-year nonrenewable term, he will help advance campuswide goals of encouraging new or interdisciplinary program development and enhancing the quality of existing academic programs. His appointment marks only the second time a UCI faculty member has held the distinction.


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Los Angeles Times Article: Toxic soil in Santa Ana? Community groups are working with UC Irvine to find out - featuring Prof. Alana LeBron
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Enrique Valencia believes there are poisons in the soil in Santa Ana which are adversely affecting poorer neighborhoods. His organization, Orange County Environmental Justice, has been working with UC Irvine and other community members for the last two years to determine whether lead levels in Santa Ana soils are high enough to negatively affect residents.


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