Public Health News
04.17.2013 The WKU Department of Public Health MPH Program, Health Education Concentration presents: THOSE WHO KNOW STUFF DO BETTER THAN THOSE WHO DON'T: How public perception of what causes health shapes public health. Guest Speakers: Marshall Kreuter PhD and Martha Katz MPA, April 17th at 2 pm, Augenstein Alumni Center in the Robertson-Feix Grand Ballroom
12.2013 Taylor, Lartey and Iyiegbuniwe receive 2013 CHHS Outstanding Faculty Award
Public Health faculty receive three of the four 2013 CHHS Outstanding Faculty Awards. The CHHS recipients pictured are (left to right): Dr. Ritchie Taylor - Public Service, Dr. Grace Lartey - Student/Advisement and Dr. Emmanuel Iyiegbuniwe - Research/Creativity. Congratulations on this recognition and honor!
For more information about the above recipients, please visit this link http://www.wku.edu/publichealth/staff/index.php
Darla Hayden of Henderson, a student in WKU's Master of Health Administration program, is one of two recipients of the W. Phillip McConnell Scholarship from the American College of Health Care Administrators.
For more information about this press release, please visit this link http://wkunews.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/hayden-scholarship/
For more information about the Master of Health Administration, please contact Dr. William Mkanta at (270) 745-5260 or email@example.com or visit this link https://www.wku.edu/publichealth/degree_graduates.php
11.2013 Health Care Administration Undergraduate Program receives AUPHA re-certification
The Board of Directors of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) approved WKU's Department of Public Health, Health Care Administration Program Undergraduate Review Report with the recommendation to continue Full Certified Undergraduate Membership status for Western Kentucky University. The certification term will be for six years and due for re-certification in 2019. Congratulations!
For more information about the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration or the AUPHA certification, please contact Health Care Administration Program Director and Associate Professor Dr. Gregory Ellis-Griffith at (270) 745-3076 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Several WKU students and faculty attended Louisville Innovation Summit that focused on "America's New Frontier in Aging."
WKU faculty who attended the Nov. 12-13 included Dr. Dana Burr Bradley, Director of WKU's Center for Gerontology; Dr. Gary English, head of WKU's Department of Public Health; Dr. Gregory Ellis-Griffith, assistant professor and director of WKU's Healthcare Administration Program in Public Health; Melanie Eaton, instructor in Public Health's Long Term Care Certificate Program; and Dr. Keith Knapp, CHHS Board of Stakeholders and CEO Christian Care Communities, Inc.
For more information about this press release, please visit this link http://wkunews.wordpress.com/2013/11/14/innovation-summit/
WKU students Joseph McCarty and Darla Hayden spent part of their day gaining a greater understanding of what life is like for patients suffering from mental disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.
For more information about this Business First Afternoon Edition Newsletter, please visit this link http://www.bizjournals.com/louisville/blog/health-care/2013/11/virtual-dementia-tour-gives-louisville.html
10.25.2013 Health Care Administration students attend 2013 Vanderbilt Health Care Conference
This gathering of highly talented students, alumni, and industry leaders discussed the latest trends and challenges in healthcare. "Transforming Health Care: Innovative Delivery Models for a New Era " was chosen to generate discussion about how to provide healthcare in a new and changing political environment. Students and faculty in attendance heard from some of the best minds in the industry about new approaches to change as they tackle the complex challenges facing healthcare. The trip was organized by the Student Healthcare Association (SHA).
For more information about the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration, please visit this link https://www.wku.edu/publichealth/bs_in_hca.php
For more information about the Student Healthcare Association, please visit this link http://orgs.wku.edu/sha/
Two Public Health students attend state long-term care meeting. Darla Hayden and Urmila Tokekar, both seeking a Master of Health Administration (MHA) in Public Health at WKU, were the only students in attendance at the recent American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) Kentucky Chapter meeting.
For more information about this press release, please visit this link http://wkunews.wordpress.com/2013/10/21/public-health-achca/
10.11.2013 Student Research and Presentations at NIOSH PRP Symposium
Dr. Emmanuel Iyiegbuniwe and two graduate students in the Department of Public Health (Sireesha Kodali, MHA and Usonwanne Nwosu, MPH) traveled to The University of Cincinnati, Ohio to participate and present at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Pilot Research Project (PRP) Symposium.
For more information about this event, please visit this link http://www.wku.edu/chhs/news/index.php?view=article&articleid=2652&return=archive
The screening event offers an in-depth look at obesity followed by a lively discussion about how we can work to reduce obesity rates on our campus and in our community.
For more information about the event, please visit this link https://www.wku.edu/publichealth/upcoming_events/index.php?eventid=13383&view=event
Students in Long-Term Care Administration, a healthcare administration course in WKU's Department of Public Health, recently visited the Hospice House of Southern Kentucky, Inc., the second in a series of off-campus experiences scheduled for this semester.
For for information about this press release, please visit this link http://wkunews.wordpress.com/2013/10/02/02/longtermcarevisit/
For more information about the Long Term Care Administration Certificate, visit https://www.wku.edu/publichealth/certificate_undergrad.php
Graduate and undergraduate students of Worksite Health Promotion, along with the Environmental and Occupational Epi students from WKU's Department of Public Health, took an off campus trip to Logan Aluminum. Mr. Johnny White, HR of benefits, medical and wellness, presented information on Logan Aluminum's Benefit, Medical and Wellness (BMW) program.
For more information about the Worksite Health Promotion Certificate, please visit this link https://www.wku.edu/publichealth/certificate_undergrad.php
2013: Kentucky Public Health Association, WKU Chapter, wins Best Student Chapter Award 2013
The Kentucky Public Health Association (KPHA) at WKU won the Best Student Chapter Award for 2013. This is the fourth consecutive year that WKU's student chapter won the 1st place in the state.
For more information about KPHA at WKU, please visit this link https://www.wku.edu/publichealth/kpha.php
A group of WKU graduate students from the Master of Public Health, Environmental Health, program collaborated with the Louisville/Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency to study the flow of hazardous materials through the region.
For more information about this press release, please visit the link http://wkunews.wordpress.com/2012/09/24/hazmat-study/
For more information about the Master of Public Health, please visit this link http://www.wku.edu/publichealth/masters_public_health.php