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UofM Amplatz Children's Hospital Opening Soon

The new University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital opens this week! Look here for more information on the services this hospital provides.

Look here to see a virtual tour of this state-of-the-art facility and Minnesota's first green hospital.

Are you a pre-med or other prospective health professional student and are interested in volunteering? To find out more about getting involved in this exciting location, look here for volunteering information.

Respiratory Care, Echocardiography, Sonography, Radiography

The University of Minnesota Rochester has a new degree, the Bachelor of Science in Health Professions (BSHP), for students who want to complete their four year degree while getting certified in one of the following four areas:

- Respiratory Care
- Echocardiography
- Sonography
- Radiography

Learn more about this new degree at an information session, held at the Health Careers Center (2-565 Moos Tower). Email to RSVP for a session date and time:

- Wednesday, April 27 at 2:00pm
- Wednesday, May 18 at 1:30pm

Obesity Prevention Week: 4/19 - 4/21

Join the Public Health Association student group in their Obesity Prevention Week activities:

Tuesday, April 19
5:00 - 6:00pm
Coffman Memorial Union, Room 324
(Healthy snacks to be served)

- Hear Dr. Chrisa Arcan from the School of Public Health speak about obesity and nutrition
- Determine your BMI
- Prizes!!

Wednesday, April 20
3:00 - 5:00pm
Northrop Plaza
(Rain location: Recreation Center Lobby, east bank)

- Get fit with jump ropes, hula hoops and frisbees
- Determine your BMI
- Prizes!!

Thursday, April 21
11:00am - 2:00pm
Washington Ave Bridge, east bank side
(Rain location: Contact Table in Coffman outside of the food court)

- FREE healthy snacks
- Determine your BMI
- Prizes!!

Sponsored by the Seward Co-op Grocery & Deli, the Student Activities Grants Initiatives, and the Public Health Association student group.

Physical Therapy Information Night - 4/21/11

Learn about the opportunities in Physical Therapy and the U of M program's DPT program. Join them for a presentation called, "The Education and Career of a Physical Therapist". Look here for the flyer for this event.

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2011
Time: 4:00 - 6:30pm
Location: Children's Rehab Center (426 Church Street SE), Room 202
University of Minnesota, East Bank

RSVP to: ptquest@umn.eduor 612-626-5303

Attend these remaining events as part of the "Immigrant and Refugee Health Awareness Week Lecture Series".

International Medicine

Speaker: George Tadros, MD
Thursday, April 14
12:15 - 1:15pm (Free food!)
5-125 Moos Tower

Medicine in Underserved Communities
Speaker: Shailendra Prasad, MD
Friday, April 15
12:15 - 1:15pm (Free food!)
5-125 Moos Tower

Sponsored by: Student Activities Grants Initiatives, Circle of Giving, and Coca-Cola

Affordable Health Care for the Poor: Dialogue with Dr. Devi Shetty

The Center for Health Equity will host a talk with Dr. Devi Shetty, world-renowned cardiac surgeon and founder and chairman of Bangalore's Narayana Hrudayalaya, one of the largest hospitals in the world.

Dr. Shetty was the first Indian to perform heart surgery on newborns and was the first to use a microchip camera to close holes in the heart. Dr. Shetty will share his insights on providing affordable healthcare for the poor.

Date: April 18, 2011
Time: 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Location: 2-650 Moos Tower

Lunch will be provided.

For more information, look here: Affordable Health Care for the Poor

Beauty and Brutality: An Uncustomary Journey into Global Medicine

Dr. Stephen Swanson, CLA alumnus and physician in pediatric international health, will discuss his career path, share lessons he has learned, provide advice for students, and summarize the challenges and rewards of working in global health at this Magraw-Fuller lunchtime lecture.

Dr. Swanson is a board certified pediatrician trained in infectious diseases and tropical medicine. Before attending college, he traveled to the Philippines and India to volunteer at orphanages including working with Sisters of Charity (Mother Teresa). Later, as a student at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Swanson went to Rwanda to care for refugees during the genocide crisis.

Learn more about this exciting lecture here.

Date: 04/18/2011

Time: 12:00 PM

Location: Coffman Memorial Union, President's Room, 3rd Floor


Contact: Tessa Eagan (

It's National Public Health Week - Attend the Annual Film Festival!

Everyone is invited to attend the 7th annual School of Public Health Film Festival, hosted in celebration of National Public Health Week, April 4-8. All film goers will receive:

FREE admission, FREE food, and FREE beverages

This year's festival will focus on mental health, food, nutrition, social justice, health care, environment, climate change, HIV and sex education.

Doors open at 5pm, films start at 5:30, followed by Q&A sessions.

Remaining films this week include:

Wed, April 6: Social Justice & Health Care
Thur, April 7: Environment & Climate Change
Fri, April 8: HIV & Sex Education

Click here for more information!

Mental Health Training: For Students Who Want to Help Others

The Stamp Out Stigma Committee and the Provost's Committee on Mental Health are offering a mental health training for students on April 6, 2011 from 7:30 -8:30 pm in the Mississippi Room of Coffman Memorial Union.

Students who receive the training will have an opportunity in the future to provide similar training to other students.

Our training will highlight:

- the state of mental health issues on campus,
- the valuable role that students play in a broad public health approach to mental health,
- the existing campus resources that can support them when they want to help other students, and
- the information available on the mental health web site at and effective ways for students to identify, approach, support and refer fellow students in distress.

The trainers for this session will be Barbara Blacklock, MA, Disability
Services, Gary Christenson, MD, Boynton Mental Health, and Salina Renninger, Ph.D., University Counseling & Consulting Services. Questions? Call 612 624-5862.

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