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Friday, June 8, 2012

Dillard University School of Public Health Students Participate in Future Public Health Leaders (FPHL) Summer Program

Leatrice Wilson, a 2012 graduate from Dillard Univesity's School of Public Health and Byron Caulton (Junior, Public Health major) are participating in the Future Public Health Leaders summer program.
Michigan Wins $4.2 Million Grant to Train Future Public Health Leaders
 The first cohort of undergraduate students from across the U.S. arrived last week in Michigan to take part in Future Public Health Leaders (FPHL) summer program. The University of Michigan School of Public Health is using a recently awarded $4.2 million grant over five years to expand its minority undergraduate student recruitment and internship programs. The funding comes from the Centers for Disease Control’s "National Minority Undergraduate Student Program: A Public Health Workplace Experience to Increase Minority Student Interest in Public Health."
The grant enables Michigan to build upon its existing nationally recognized Summer Enrichment Program (SEP), already run out of the Michigan department of health management and policy, to the additional School of Public Health departments of environmental health sciences and health behavior and health education. Associate professor Dr. Richard Lichtenstein said the grant draws upon the documented successful model that health management and policy has used for the last 26 years. "This grant will fortify the School of Public Health's position as a national leader in the effort to increase diversity in the leadership ranks of the public health work force," Dr. Lichtenstein said.


IDEA Department Chair Seminar | June 28-29, 2012

IDEA Department Chair Seminar

Chicago, IL

June 28-29, 2012

You may have received earlier announcements about the upcoming professional development opportunity for Department Chairs that The IDEA Center is sponsoring in Chicago, IL on June 28 - 29, 2012. Registrations to the seminar have exceeded our expectations! When we hosted our first seminar for Department Chairs this past November the majority of registrations came during the six to eight weeks immediately prior to the seminar. We would fall far short of being able to accommodate everyone if there is similar interest for this seminar in the coming weeks. We encourage you to consider attending the seminar and to share this information with your colleagues. Please visit our website or contact Jenny Sump at 800.255.2757 or to learn more.

Our four interactive sessions, facilitated by national practitioner-leaders, will address the following essential components of the work of a departmental leader:
  • Peter Seldin: Evaluating College Teaching
  • Mary Lou Higgerson: Managing Conflict and Especially Difficult Personalities
  • Walt Gmelch: Leadership and Team Building
  • Susan West Engelkemeyer: Navigating the Whitewaters of Departmental Change
Each of the individuals above is a skilled presenter who has led workshops at many national conferences. They are also experienced administrators who have published extensively on the work of the department chair.
I hope you will encourage your department chairs to join us in Chicago!
Jenny Sump
Event Coordinator

The IDEA Center
301 S. Fourth St., Ste. 200
Manhattan, KS 66502