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National expert to discuss future of public health education

by Melissa Schreck, HSC last modified Apr 04, 2014 11:15 AM

A century after the landmark Welch-Rose Report established the need for professionally trained public health workers, an Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) task force is setting a new vision for public health education.

National expert to discuss future of public health education

Donna Petersen

The chair of the task force, Donna Petersen, dean, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, will lead a discussion Monday, April 7 at noon in the Forum room at the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness, 400 E. Gray St.

Peterson will share information about the progress of the group charged with rethinking the continuum of public health education from undergraduate through doctoral levels, and addressing new workforce needs.

“This is a great time for us to be a part of these national conversations as our school launches an undergraduate program this fall, and as we consider changes to our graduate programs,” said Craig Blakely, PhD, dean, University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences (SPHIS).

Later that evening, from 6 p.m. to 7p.m., the SPHIS Student Government Association will host a career panel at the school, 485 E. Gray St., room 103. The event is open to anyone interested in learning more about working in the profession.

The panel will include:

Susan G. Zepeda, PhD
President/CEO Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky

Kraig E. Humbaugh, MD
Senior Deputy Commissioner Director, Division of Epidemiology and Health Planning Kentucky Department for Public Health

SteVon Edwards
Community Health Specialist Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness

Matthew Gronewold, PhD
US Public Health Services CDC Career Epidemiology Field Officer Kentucky Department for Public Health

Events to celebrate National Public Health Week are scheduled throughout April 7-14. View the complete list: http://louisville.edu/sphis/news-and-events/celebrating-national-public-health-week-2014.html

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