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Health in All Policies Luncheon & Keynote Address

  On September 8th and 9th, the Department of Public Health Sciences and College of Health and Social Services co-sponsored two events intended to increase awareness of the need and movement to consider the potential health impacts of all governmental policies.  Events included a keynote address on September 8 and a day-long workshop for county…
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Enhancing Connections

Teams from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and NMSU participated in a weeklong training on Enhancing Connections, a cancer education program for mothers diagnosed with cancer.  Drs. Fran Lewis (FHCRC) and Dr. Rebecca Palacios (NMSU), pictured on the left, are Co-PIs on a U54 NMSU-FHCRC Pilot Project that will adapt the Enhancing Connections program…
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Professors Satya Rao and Cindy Kratzke led the program integrating a culture of health and advocacy

Students and teachers in various Las Cruces High School classes are getting excited to begin developing projects for integrating a culture of health and advocacy into their communities. Ten undergraduate NMSU Public Health students attended a peer educator workshop led by Ruben Marquez in preparation to teach the health advocacy curriculum. They will conduct training from September to November at the high school. The program is led by professors Satya Rao and Cindy Kratzke, Dept. of…
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NMSU public health graduate student is striving to keep children safe

Parents of children struggle with the challenges of child safety seats. Whether it’s newborns in an infant carrier or small children in booster seats, installing and maintaining the correct type of seat can be difficult. According to Safer New Mexico Now, an estimated three out of every four child safety seats are used incorrectly.  …
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NCAA CHOICES Grant funded

The Department of Public Health Sciences, Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the Campus Health Center received a three-year NCAA CHOICES Grant funded at $30,000 for “Aggies Winning Choices: Awareness, Education, and Smart Decision-Making about Binge Drinking.” The grant aims to reduce binge drinking among undergraduate students at New Mexico State University over the funding period…
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NMSU sponsors Aggie family spring biking event

After a successful first run, the New Mexico State University Environmental Health and Safety Department invites Aggies of all ages to cycle to campus for an all-day bicycle event. A bike ride from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and an informational, hands-on event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. will take place Saturday, April 25, at the Aggie…
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NMSU students to honor local leaders in public health

New Mexico State University students in the Department of Public Health Sciences have created the first Public Health Heroes event, which will honor community leaders in public health. The ceremony will be held during National Public Health Week at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, in the Health and Social Services Building, Room 320. Mark Kittleson,…
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NMSU students aim to educate about the dangers of pregnant women drinking alcohol

New Mexico State University Public Health Sciences students along with Eta Sigma Gamma and the La Clinica De Familia Healthy Start Program are working together to host events March 13-19 across Dona Ana County to raise awareness about fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).   The disorders occur when a woman had consumed alcohol during her…
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NMSU and Memorial Medical Center to offer public health courses to medical residents

Beginning in fall 2014, the Department of Public Health Sciences in the New Mexico State University College of Health and Social Services and the Southern New Mexico Family Medicine Residency Program at Memorial Medical Center will offer residents the opportunity to take courses in public health. “This collaboration is unique in so many ways,” said…
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Six NMSU students intern at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

New Mexico State University and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have had a long-standing relationship researching cancer. Last year, this effort was backed by a $9 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, which includes the training of future cancer researchers. This summer, six NMSU students are interning at the FHCRC in Seattle. Here…
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