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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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NMSU’s spring 2014 community college and American Indian Program outstanding graduates announced

The New Mexico State University has named the community college and American Indian Program Outstanding Graduates for spring 2014. The NMSU Alumni Association selected a recipient from each of NMSU’s four community colleges and the American Indian Program based on outstanding scholarship, leadership and participation in university and community activities. The Outstanding Graduates are: American…
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Twin sisters, first generation college students to celebrate NMSU Commencement Saturday

Twin sisters Cristal and Ruby Aguayo have exceeded hometown expectations as first generation college students, and will graduate from New Mexico State University with bachelor’s degrees in community health. The pair from Palomas, Chihuahua, Mexico, is eagerly anticipating walking across the stage as part of the College of Health and Social Services at NMSU’s first…
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NMSU Professor Sue Forster-Cox appointed to U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission

New Mexico State University College of Health and Social Services associate professor Sue Forster-Cox has been appointed to the United States-Mexico Border Health Commission (USMBHC) by President Barack Obama. The bi-national presidential commission is co-chaired by the Secretaries of Health of the U.S. and Mexico. The goal of the commission is to provide international leadership…
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Best Online Colleges Announces the 2014 Best Online Masters in Public Health Degree Programs

Best Online Colleges, the premier site behind the rankings of top online programs and online schools, has released its annual findings for the Best Online Masters in Public Health Degree Programs. (PRWEB) MARCH 31, 2014 BestOnlineColleges.org is a web-based educational resource. The site helps students make informed decisions about their college educations by providing analysis…
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NMSU College of Health and Social Services student groups receive grant for ACA education

Three student organizations in the New Mexico State University College of Health and Social Services received a grant for Affordable Care Act education. The College of Health and Social Services Student Ambassadors, Student Nurses’ Association and Public Health Student Organization each received $3,000 to provide literature and information on enrolling in healthcare coverage to NMSU’s…
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NMSU’s new Fulton Chair to direct center for improving health in border region

As the newly named Stan Fulton Endowed Chair in Health Disparities Research, Jill McDonald is utilizing her extensive background in maternal and child health research to develop a center dedicated to studying health disparities across southern New Mexico and the border region. The center is based in New Mexico State University’s College of Health and…
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