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Previous Seminars (Archive)

PUBLIC HEALTH POSTER SYMPOSIUM
- Seminar by GRADUATE PRACTICUM STUDENTS
Monday, June 10, 2019
3:00pm - 6:00pm
AIRB, 653 EAST PELTASON DRIVE
GRADUATE PRACTICUM STUDENTS

The graduate practicum and culminating experience in public health provides opportunities for hands-on experience for graduate students at agencies or organizations engaged in public health practice. Students are matched with placement sites based on academic preparation and students’ career goals. The practicum poster and report describe the culminating experience. Students apply concepts, principles and theories learned in... read more

Challenges and Triumphs in Community-Engaged Health Disparities Research: Establishing the UC Merced Nicotine and Cannabis Policy Center
- Seminar by Anna Song, Ph.D.
Monday, June 3, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
AIRB Room 1030
Anna Song, Ph.D.

The new NICOTINE AND CANNABIS POLICY CENTER (NCPC) at UC Merced is the result of a $3.8 million grant from the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP), which began in August 2018. Dr. Anna Song, Associate Professor of Psychology and Public Health, is the Principal Investigator and Director of the NCPC. The new NCPC conducts research that enhances our understanding of tobacco & cannabis use, prevention and cessation, the... read more

Fostering Civic Advocacy on Campus
- Seminar by (1) Dave Min, J.D. (2) Candice Taylor, M.D. (3) Miryha Runnerstrom, Ph.D.
Monday, May 20, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Calit2 Auditorium
(1) Dave Min, J.D. (2) Candice Taylor, M.D. (3) Miryha Runnerstrom, Ph.D.

Civic advocacy is to engage with those in power to improve the lives of those who are marginalized either by race, ethnicity, religion, gender, and other characteristics taking into consideration their views in decision-making. This process involves developing knowledge, skills, values, and motivations to make a difference at individual, local, institutional and policy levels. Panelists:... read more

Novel opportunities for anal sexual health among men
- Seminar by Alan G. Nyitray, Ph.D.
Monday, May 13, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Calit2 Auditorium
Alan G. Nyitray, Ph.D.

Dr. Nyitray will discuss some of his recent research findings, including: (1) The association between body mass index and anal canal human papillomavirus prevalence and persistence (The HIM Study); (2) Factors associated with self-reported anal cancer screening history in men who have sex with men; (3) Lack of HIV testing and dissatisfaction with HIV testing and counseling among men having sex with men in Hungary; (4) Parental... read more

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