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      • MPH students attend the APHA 2019 Annual Meeting & Public Health Expo in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

        Every year, the largest gathering of public health professionals, academics, and students occurs at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Public Health Expo. This year, the event took place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with sessions focused on the theme, “Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health.” This was the first APHA Annual Meeting and Public Health Expo for all of the program’s MPH students that attended.

      • One Health Case Competition 2019

        Funded by the Student American Veterinary Medical Association and sponsored by the veterinary college’s One Health Working Group, the annual One Health Case Competition on Nov. 2 featured a dozen interprofessional teams of DVM, MPH, PhD, DO, and MD students, who presented their cases before faculty and staff judges from Virginia Tech, the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the New River Health District.

      • Master of Public Health capstone projects showcase One Health research

        Graduating Master of Public Health (MPH) students shared their capstone project work at the spring 2019 MPH Capstone Presentations on May 15. Of the students who submitted capstone abstracts, four were chosen by a faculty committee to showcase their work via seminar presentation. The rest of the graduating MPH cohort presented their capstone projects via poster presentations, also on May 15.

      • National Public Health Week 2019

        Each year during the first full week of April, the American Public Health Association brings together communities across the country to observe National Public Health Week. The week’s daily themes address the underlying causes of poor health and disease risk in an effort to raise awareness and ensure that everyone has the chance to live a long and healthy life. The Master of Public Health Student Ambassadors and Public Health Association coordinated events for students, faculty, staff, and community members across campus and in the surrounding region that addressed each day's theme.

      • Public Health Program attends the APHA 2018 Annual Meeting & Public Health Expo in San Diego, California

        Each year, the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo brings together the largest gathering of public health professionals in the world. Master of Public Health (MPH) students and faculty from the college were among the nearly 13,000 attendees that presented and learned about public health research and practices. Topics focused on the 2018 theme, "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now."

      • Master of Public Health capstone projects address local and global One Health challenges

        Graduating Master of Public Health (MPH) students shared their capstone project work at the Spring 2018 MPH Capstone Presentations, which took place on May 9. Of the students who submitted capstone abstracts, four were chosen by a faculty committee to showcase their work via seminar presentation. The rest of the Spring 2018 graduating MPH cohort presented their capstone projects via poster presentation, also on May 9.

      • MPH students attend the APHA 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo

        Current Master of Public Health (MPH) students were among the more than 12,000 public health professionals from around the world who attended the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo in Atlanta, Georgia. Guided by the year’s meeting theme, “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health,” private-sector, government, non-profit and academic professionals convened to address current challenges, opportunities and accomplishments in public health.

      • Student targets hunger and malnutrition in Mozambique

        Jessica Agnew, a PhD/MPH student, is one of 50 students worldwide selected to crowdfund and present her Buy2Thrive project in the annual Clinton Global Initiative University Commitments Challenge. Buy2Thrive is inspired by her passion to end hunger, along with years of research on how food, agriculture, and economics play a role. For the past few years, Agnew — a former chef — has conducted field research in Bangladesh and Kenya, partnering with businesses in developing nations to help low-income consumers make more nutritious food purchases.

      • Creating sustainable public health solutions in Tanzania

        Julia Sherry, a second-year student in the Master of Public Health (MPH) program, spent her summer in Tanzania working with Water Mission, a nonprofit Christian engineering organization dedicated to creating sustainable water solutions in developing countries. While in Tanzania, Sherry applied skills learned during the MPH program to real world crisis scenarios and, in turn, expanded her understanding of concepts explained in the classroom. Sherry, who is also pursuing a master’s degree in geography at Virginia Tech, received funding from the Sidman P. Poole Scholarship and a World Bank grant.