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Celebrating Public Health!




The School of Health and Human Services celebrated Public Health Month by hosting a Public Health Fair at the Spectrum Campus on April 27th.  Student’s had the opportunity to get CPR certified, talk to and network with local vendors and organizations, fine tune their resumes, and get moving with a public health walk that explored the area surrounding the Spectrum campus and library.
25 students were able to participate a free CPR certification side by side with the Dean of the School of Health and Human Services, Gloria McNeill.  No pressure.  Well, actually, enough pressure to get the heart pumping again, am I right?  The CPR certification was offered by National University’s Division of Extended Learning.  If you are interested in becoming CPR certified or if you need to get re-certified and you are local to the San Diego area, email Cody Rogers, here.

The National University Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) Club and National University Student Nursing Association (NUSNA) hosted tables at the event.  The CLS Club created a brochure that was handed out at the event that discussed the purpose of public health, gave a timeline of recent public health case files, and offered a link to obtain information on pathogens in your local area.  Check out a PDF of the brochure, here! NUSNA hosted a table to help raise funds for their upcoming conference in October.  They were selling custom ID card holders and also talked about the benefits of getting involved with the organization.  If you are interested in becoming a member of either group, just click on their name above to be directed to their website.

The International Student Office was on hand providing information about getting involved and also handing out delicious snacks! The library brought along a display of public health related books that were available for check-out.  Did you know that if you live outside of the San Diego area that you can have books shipped to you? For FREE?? Contact a librarian for more information, here! Career Services was also at the event hosting Resumania!  Kind of like Wrestlemania….just without the cage match or pile drivers, although trying to get a job can often feel like that.  Career Services staff were doing a rapid review of student’s resumes and helped them fine tune them so that they could have the edge while out competing for work.  Career Services are available to all students so make sure to check out their website by clicking on the link above.
Several local organizations, on-campus clubs and organizations, and student services were on hand for the event.  Health Education Advocacy Leadership, Inc. (HEAL), San Diego Youth Services, Planned Parenthood, and Harmony Women’s Recovery Center were in attendance providing information about staying healthy, getting involved with advocacy efforts, and promoting available resources to those in attendance.  To learn more about these organizations, just click on their name to be directed to their website. 

Finally, there were HORSES!  Professor, Dr. Ellen Kaye Gehrke operates a ranch and does research about the therapeutic properties of interacting with the horses.  The research is actually quite interesting and the concept of therapy horses has so many benefits!  Check out the article she published with some of her National University colleagues, here!

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