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HELP Course 2019
For more than 20 years, Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) has offered humanitarian workers an intensive training experience in public health principles and disaster epidemiology. The two-week course is held each January. The 2019 cohort (pictured) featured eight SON student nurses and was co-led by Professor Tener Veenema and colleagues at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
MLK Day Message
From Dean Davidson: "This is an opportunity for us as a nation, a school, and as individuals to pause, reflect, and recommit ourselves to strive for equality for all. ... I encourage all of us to keep the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King alive throughout the year. Together we can make this world a better place through a shared sense of compassion, respect, and dedication to end health and social disparities based on race or any other factor."
Safety Reminder: Don't Drive Distracted
In the past, individuals have joined zoom meetings related to school work while driving. Students can be seen on some zoom recordings looking back and forth to the screen. Over 3,000 Americans die each year in accidents associated with distracted driving. If you will be driving during a zoom meeting, ask your instructor if she/he could record the meeting to view later. Or, ask a classmate to take notes. — Executive Vice Dean Marie Nolan
Free Yoga at CooleyUHS Wellness is sponsoring a free yoga class at the Cooley Center as its East Baltimore outdoor series moves inside for the winter on Wednesdays, 7:15-8:15 p.m. Led by certified yoga instructor and preventive medicine resident Margarita Ramos. Relax: No Cooley membership or registration required. Mats provided.
SON Career Fair
The SON Career Fair is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. January 23. Gather copies of your resume and polish up your elevator pitches. Registered employers include Johns Hopkins Hospital, Bayview, Howard County, Sibley, Suburban, University of Maryland, Children's National, MedStar Georgetown, Inova Health System, Yale New Haven Health, Northwestern Medicine, and Swedish Medical Center. More info on Handshake.
International Visiting Scholar: Xueling Xiao
Xueling Xiao, PhD, of Central South University in China, will work with Dr. Nancy Reynolds to learn American scientific and ethical standards of research, techniques in developing intervention strategies, and to enhance her own research skills. Dr. Xiao will study the adaptation status and management of people living with HIV in America, participating in Dr. Reynolds' projects. Please welcome Dr. Xueling Xiao, who will be at the SON through January 2020.