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Showing posts from April, 2016

2nd Annual SHHS Celebration of National Public Health Week is a Community Success!

Community Health Associate Faculty Professor Publishes a New Book!

SHHS Faculty member Dr. David Lemberg's newest book is out!  The 96 page book, Entitled Taking Care at the End of Life: Five Steps to Writing a Meaningful and Practical Advance Directive is a guide through the process of designing and creating an important health document.  As the U.S. and world population continues to age well, the issue of how to properly prepare you and your loved ones for a time when you can no longer make decisions for yourself is critically important.  Each chapter of the book ends with a personal reflection and action steps to help the reader properly prepare an advance directive.  Dr. Lemberg has been an Associate Faculty Member for over 8 years in the Department of Community Health.  He has taught numerous courses in the SHHS including Statistics, Healthcare Law & Ethics, and Legal/Ethical Issues & Health Promotion.  Dr. Lemberg is the founding editor of Bioethics Today and has given numerous speeches and interviews to scientific magazines and va…

Oprah Winfrey Speaks to National University Students

On an unusual rainy day in San Diego, talk show host, actor, producer, and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey gave an address to the National University Community.  Students were front and center for the address given at the Sanford Center on April 7th. The talk was streamed live to our California campuses and to the web.  Born into poverty to a single mother in rural Mississippi, Winfrey later moved to Milwaukee and then to Tennessee.  There she was offered an on-air job at a local radio station.  Winfrey later moved to Baltimore to co-anchor the news and start a talk show which was soon renamed The Oprah Winfrey Show and broadcast nationally. Her show remains to this day the highest-rated talk show in American television history.  Ms. Winfrey remains a powerhouse in the media, maintaining an intimate talk show format and an active website and magazine.  Oprah took questions from students after an hour talk on living your best life for the greater.

Faculty Begin the Journey of Earning the First Ever Planetree Designation for a University

SHHS faculty came together at their annual school retreat in March to begin the work of becoming the first Planetree designated University.  The faculty were joined by administration, staff and students in talks and workshops facilitated by Health Sciences Professor Ellen Kaye Gehrke with members of the Planetree executive team (Randy Carter, Senior Vice-President and Tracy Walsh,  Experience Advisor).  Preliminary reports of a gap analysis completed in February were presented and several successful team building exercises were given.  The media has picked up the story here.  Stay tuned for more announcements and updates on this important project as National University's School of Health and Human Services works to transform how we train health care professionals!