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May 2011 Archives

Career Changers: New Online Workshop for YOU

Are you considering a change to a health career? The Health Careers Center has a new online workshop that is designed just for you!

The Career Changers online workshop is designed for adults who are considering a health career. It offers step-by-step assistance and will be useful to you at any stage in the process. It will help you walk through the decision-making process and steps you need to take as you prepare to start this new and exciting chapter of your life as a health professional.

It is online and easy-to-use. You can work through the activities at your own pace, on your own time.

The cost for access to this online workshop is $50. Personalized feedback from a career counselor is also available for an additional cost.

Interested in learning more? Look here for the Career Changers website page and here to view an online tutorial.

Public Health: "How did you get that job?!"

Public Health Career Advice: "How did you get that job?!"
6 esteemed panelists. 7 minutes each. 1 networking event celebrating 67 years of the School of Public Health.

Six School of Public Health alumni will share their career insights and experience at this celebratory networking event.

June 2, 2011
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Carlson Private Dining Room
U of MN West Bank
Hors d' oeuvres and cash bar



Ellen Benavides (MHA '84)
Assistant Commissioner,
Minnesota Department of Health

Kenneth Bence (MHA/MBA '92)
Director, Community Health Initiatives,
State Public Programs, Medica

Elizabeth Hutchinson (MPH '09)
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist,
Land O'Lakes International Development

Terry Lyman (MPH '73)
Manager of Safety & Technical Training,
CenterPoint Energy (Retired)

Andrew F. Nelson (MPH '87)
Executive Director, HealthPartners Research Foundation;
Vice President, HealthPartners

Brigid Riley (MPH '98)
Executive Director, Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention and Parenting

The Neuroscience of Play

We are designed by nature to play throughout our entire life. Attend the 20th Annual Ruth Stricker Mind-Body Lecture, presented by author Stuart Brown, MD, to learn more about the evolution, neurobiology, and characteristics of play behaviors.

Monday, May 16, 2011
12 - 1:30 p.m.
Mayo Memorial Auditorium
Space is limited, so register in advance.

Sponsored by the Center for Spirituality and Healing.

Speak Spanish? Do Research in Chile!

Are you interested in infectious disease, epidemiology, and medical research? Do you speak some Spanish? Interested in going abroad?

Claudia Muñoz-Zanzi, an assistant professor in Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, received an NSF grant to do research in Chile this fall.

Expenses are paid, with a stipend included.

Interested? Contact Claudia Muñoz-Zanzi, at

Perinatal Issues and Women's Mental Health

Join the Deborah E. Powell Center for Women's Health to celebrate National Women's Health Week! Hear from a panel of research experts in psychology and medicine as they discuss mental health and perinatal issues.

Monday, May 9, 2011
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5-125 Moos Tower (Fifth floor)
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Look here for more details.