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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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Anup Amatya Receives Award

Anup Amatya, an assistant professor in the department of public health sciences at New Mexico State University, has received a sub award from the Mountain West Research Consortium to help researchers with biostatistical support. As a faculty member in NMSU’s College of Health and Social Services, Amatya is the lone professor at NMSU to receive…
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Breast Cancer Prevention Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors among College Women and Mother-Daughter Communication

Dr. Cindy Kratzke is an Assistant Professor at New Mexico State University (NMSU) Department of Public Health Sciences. She received her Ph.D. in Health Services Research from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. At NMSU she teaches courses in the undergraduate Community Health program and Health Communication courses in the Master of Public Health Program. Dr….
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Health Hero: NMSU researcher Rebecca Palacios seeks answers to improve the health of border communities

Rebecca Palacios is passionate about community involvement. Her road to the merger of academic excellence and community service began when she participated in a National Institutes of Health-funded program called MARC (Minority Access to Research Careers), which introduces minority students to medical research. A first-generation Mexican-American, second to youngest in a family of eight children,…
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NMSU researcher studies bird flu, intrigued by current cases in China

Health officials in China are looking into a serious bird flu outbreak that has killed at least 17 people and sickened dozens more. While such outbreaks pop up from time to time around the world, one researcher at New Mexico State University finds this one particularly intriguing. “From a research perspective, this is a new,…
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NMSU’s Child Advocacy Studies program earns regional training center designation

New Mexico State University is an active partner in the efforts to end child abuse in three generations. The developers of NMSU’s Child Advocacy Studies program review the curriculum. Members of the steering committee are, from left, Sue Forster-Cox, associate professor of health sciences; Susan Samuel, program coordinator; Esther Devall, Family and Consumer Sciences department…
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Researchers study prevalence of obese, overweight students, employees at NMSU

According to one national survey, more than 60 percent of people in New Mexico are either overweight or obese. Those numbers are similar across the country and have serious implications when it comes to illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and even some cancers. With that in mind, a group of researchers from New Mexico…
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NMSU ranks high in Native American, Hispanic health professions and related programs

“Diverse Issues in Higher Education” has ranked New Mexico State University’s health professions and related programs among the top producers for Native American and Hispanic degree recipients in the nation. NMSU ranks number 10 nationally in the number of degrees awarded to Native American students in graduate health professions and related programs, and 23rd in…
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