by Candice Brown
The University of New Hampshire’s Master of Public Health (MPH) graduate students presented summaries of their field study projects at the NH Public Health Association (NHPHA) Annual Meeting, held at the McAuliffe-Sheppard Discovery Center in Concord on April 10. Each student’s poster represents over 100 hours of research and fieldwork, putting into practice all aspects of their MPH program curriculum. MPH faculty, alumni, NHPHA committee members, and administrators from NH Department of Health and Human Services judged the appearance, quality, oral presentation, and project methodologies of the posters. The NHPHA sponsored two individuals to attend the upcoming National Public Health Association meeting in Boston. Three students also received cash awards through a grant sponsored by The Dartmouth Institute. “The MPH Field Study experience provides students with a valuable opportunity to work with respected leaders and local organizations on projects that directly benefit the state in a variety of areas,” said Adjunct Professor MaryGaye Grizwin, MPH, MBA. “The NHPHA Poster Session is a unique way to inform the public on active public health concerns and to showcase MPH students’ contributions to the field.” The UNH Master of Public Health and Certificate graduate programs are offered in their entirety on the Manchester Campus. Students taking two courses at a time can complete the master’s program in about two years, attending class two nights a week. The next information session is on Monday, May 20 at 4:30 pm at the Pandora Mill Building, 88 Commercial Street, Room P146, Manchester. Prospective students will have an opportunity to learn more about the programs, as well as sit in on the first of the course, “Health Education & Promotion,” taught by MPH Program Coordinator, Ann-Marie Matteucci. For more information and to register, visit: http://gradschool.unh.edu/manchester/php/gsmc_reg.php.
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