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Welcome New Faculty to Department of Public Health Sciences

Dr. England-Kennedy as assistant professor and Dr. Khubchandani as professor join our outstanding department in the NMSU College of Health and Social Services. Dr. Elizabeth England-Kennedy received her doctoral degree in Medical Anthropology from the University of Arizona and her Master’s Degree in Public Health from New Mexico State University. Before returning to NMSU, she…
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2019 Public Health Heroes/Alumni Celebration

April 1, 2019 at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum, the 2019 Public Heroes/Alumni Celebration was held. Above are pictures of our Public Health Heroes recipients Diana Bustamante, executive director, and Erika Contreras, assistant director, Community Organization Award (Colonias Development Council) (Left), Ruben Marquez Rising Star Award (Southern NM Diabetes Outreach) (Middle) and, Lorenzo Alba…
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Welcome our new Faculty

  Welcome our new Faculty   Dr. Shin received a PhD degree in Administration-Health Services from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in December, 2014. Before joining NMSU, he served as Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Southern Mississippi for three academic years. He has a specialty in health services administration in terms of strategic management,…
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PHS announces GRE Waivers for 2019 applicants

The Department of Public Health Sciences has waived the GRE requirement for students applying for admission to the fall 2019 semester. This includes applications submitted for all four deadlines in this admission cycle (November 2018, January 2019, February 2019, and March 2019). Please see the Graduate Admission Page for additional information or contact the Graduate…
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PHS announces new MPH application deadlines

The Department of Public Health Sciences has added two new early application deadlines to its traditional admissions deadlines.  For on-campus students, the new application deadlines will be November 15 and February 15 of each year.  For online students, the new application deadlines will be January 15 and Mach 15 of each year.  In all cases,…
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2018 National Public Health Week Celebration!

A department celebration was held Wednesday, May 09, to recognize the selected regional unsung public health heroes. Elmer Gonzalez, director of the Dental Hygiene program at Doña Ana Community College, received the Community Organization/Program Public Health Hero Award, and Yolanda Diaz, president and founder of Cancer Aid Resource & Education received the Community Leader Public Health Hero Award.  The…
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Health advocacy among high school students

An article examining public health advocacy among high school students as youth change agents by Dr. Cindy Kratzke, Dr. Satya Rao, and Ruben Marquez, BPH graduate, was accepted for publication in the Journal of Community Health. This study is very timely since Las Cruces High School students learned how to advocate for improving individual, school, and community health including safety. Their research was funded by…
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Exercise is Medicine on Campus Initiative

President Garrey Carruthers kicks off the 2nd Annual Oct. Exercise is Medicine on Campus Initiative with our department. Over 100 universities across the nation participate promoting healthy lifestyles and physical activity. Our department collaborated with the Campus Health and Wellness Center for a successful event.

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2017 National Public Health Week Celebration! 

A department celebration was held Tuesday, April 11, to recognize the selected regional unsung public health heroes. NMSU students in PHLS 375 Foundations of Health Education class coordinated the event. Mesilla Valley Community of Hope received the Community Organization Public Health Hero Award. Jamie Michael, director of the Doña Ana County Health and Human Services Department, received the Community Leader Public…
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2017 New Mexico Public Health Association (NMPHA) Conference News!

Thursday, April 6, the plenary session included a dynamic presentation of Advocacy at Work project with NMSU undergraduate peer educators teaching in Las Cruces High School. The work was funded by a Con Alma Foundation grant. Left to right in picture – Dr. Rao, Brianna Rodriquez, Ruben Marquez (project coordinator), Dr. Cindy Kratzke. Congrats to our new leadership on NMPHA Board…
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