News Release: Events

Apr. 2,  2010

Rollins National Public Health Week to "Follow the Road to Health, One Step at a Time"

Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH) is celebrating National Public Health Week April 5-11 with the theme, "Follow the Road to Health, One Step at a Time." RSPH's Student Government Association has scheduled a series of information sessions, movie screenings, and service projects to profile timely issues in the public health arena.

Events include:

Public health week participants will convene at the Hope Lodge in Decatur on April 5 to prepare meals for cancer patients and their caregivers. The American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge provides free lodging and a home away from home for adult cancer patients and their families.

April 6, Active Minds is sponsoring a screening of the film Adam. In the movie, the main character learns to manage his professional and personal life while dealing with Asperger's Syndrome. The screening will be held in the Dobbs University Center Harland Theater on the main Emory campus.

April 7, the Donna H. Brogan Lecture will feature Donald A. Berry, PhD, who will discuss "Statistical Issues in Breast Cancer Screening and Treatment." Berry will describe aspects of breast cancer research and the roles of statisticians in each. The lecture will take place in the Rita Anne Rollins Room at RSPH.

Philip Navin, director of the Division of Emergency Operations at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will lead an April 8 discussion on how the CDC prepares for emergency response during disasters. The discussion will be held in the RSPH 7th floor conference room.

Tug of war, Frisbee golf, rock climbing and public health trivia are just a few of the Rolympics games public health week participants will engage in to show off their competitive spirit. A money grab and other races are also planned for the April 9 event at McDonough Field.

National Public Health Week at Emory ends April 10 with service day projects at MedShare, the Atlanta Chapter of the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, Clyde Sheppard Nature Preserve clean-up, and Brookdale Park clean-up.

National Public Health Week 2010 is sponsored by the RSPH's Student Government Association, Emory Global Health Organization, Rollins Environmental Health and Action Committee, Rollins Healthcare Association, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), Global Elimination of Maternal Mortality Due to Abortion (GEMMA), Active Minds, Student Outreach and Response Team (SORT), Georgia Public Health Association, Panera Bread, Emory Reproductive Health Association, the Red Cross, as well as the RSPH departments of Health Policy & Management, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Global Epidemiology, Global Health, Environmental Health, Epidemiology and the Dean's Office.

For a full schedule of 2010 National Public Health Week activities at Emory, visit the local event web site.

To learn more about the Rollins School of Public Health, visit www.sph.emory.edu

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