School well-represented at 2011 APHA annual meeting

October 25, 2011

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Research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health will be presented by faculty, staff and students at the 139th annual American Public Health Association meeting to be held in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 31-Nov. 2. The theme of the 2011 meeting is “Healthy Communities Promote Healthy Minds & Bodies.”

The School’s annual alumni reception will be held on Monday, Oct. 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Washington Convention Center, Salon A, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, in Washington, D.C. Alumni do not have to be registered for the conference to attend the reception. Registration for the alumni event is requested.

More information about the annual meeting is available on the APHA website.

Selected conference presentations appear below. Other presentations may be added by sending the appropriate information to sphcomm@listserv.unc.edu.
 
 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30 Health Administration business meeting, Business planning for health departments
Sunday, Oct. 30 at 2 p.m.
Stephen Orton, PhD (North Carolina Institute for Public Health)

 

 
MONDAY, OCTOBER 31246194 Design and implementation of a uniform Center-wide evaluation strategy using the Kirkpatrick Model
Monday, Oct. 31 at 8:30 a.m.
Lauren N. Bradley, MHS (UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness)
Rachel A. Wilfert, MD, MPH, CPH (UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness)
Tanya A. Montoya, MPH (UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness)
Karl Umble, PhD, MPH (North Carolina Institute for Public Health)
Lorraine K. Alexander, DrPH, MPH (UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness)

246117 RotaTeq coverage and perceived barriers to vaccination in a rural health district in RAAN, Nicaragua
Monday, Oct. 31 at 10:30 a.m.
Emily Treleaven, MPH (MCH)
Douglas Morgan, MD, MPH (UNC Center for Latino Health)
Jennifer A. Horney, PhD, MPH (EPID)

3080 Delta Omega Poster Session II, Abstract 1
Monday, Oct. 31 at 10:30 a.m.
Eric Staunton (ESE)

238407 Can Team Epi-Aid lead students to careers in Applied Public Health?
Monday, Oct. 31 at 12:30 p.m.
Jennifer A. Horney, PhD, MPH (EPID)
Meredith K. Davis, MPH (North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness)
Kristen Ricchetti-Masterson (EPID)
Pia D.M. MacDonald, PhD, MPH (North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness)

249894 Does local public health department accreditation in North Carolina have a positive impact on emergency preparedness: Conclusions from the NACCHO national profiles
Monday, Oct. 31 at 12:30 p.m.
Mary Davis, DrPH, MSPH (North Carolina Institute for Public Health & HBHE)
Brittan Williams-Wood, MPH (NC Local Health Department Accreditation)

237719 Services provided by regional preparedness and response teams in North Carolina and Virginia
Monday, Oct. 31 at 2:30 p.m.
Jennifer A. Horney, PhD, MPH (EPID)
Milissa Markiewicz, MPH, MIA (Legal Preparedness Initiative)
Christine Bevc, PhD, MA (North Carolina Institute for Public Health)
Julie Casani, MD, MPH (Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response)
Pia D.M. MacDonald, PhD, MPH (North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness)

253841 Evaluation of the National Public Health Improvement Initiative
Monday, Oct. 31 at 2:30 p.m.
Mary Davis, DrPH, MSPH (North Carolina Institute for Public Health & HBHE)

251144 Revenue + Effort = Outcomes: Applying business planning to Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) community health improvement
Monday, Oct. 31 at 2:30 p.m.
Stephen Orton, PhD (North Carolina Institute for Public Health)

240285 Competencies to practice toolkit: A repository of workforce development resources for public health
Monday, Oct. 31 at 4:30 p.m.
Janet Place, MPH (North Carolina Institute for Public Health)

 

 
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1237563 Linking academics and practice: Graduate student practicum experiences in epidemiology
Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 12:30 p.m.
Lorraine K. Alexander, DrPH, MPH (UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness)
Jennifer A. Horney, PhD, MPH (EPID)
Nancy Colvin, MS (EPID)
Gerardo Heiss, MD, PhD (EPID)

238184 From competency to KSAs: An effective collaborative process
Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 4:30 p.m.
Allison George, MPH (UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness)
Lorraine K. Alexander, DrPH, MPH (UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness)
Amy B. Sloane, BA (North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness)
Rachel A. Wilfert, MD, MPH, CPH (UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness)
Tanya A. Montoya, MPH (UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness)

 

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health contact: Ramona DuBose, director of communications, (919) 966-7467 or ramona_dubose@unc.edu.