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Another Interesting 400 level Supporting Course for Spring 2017

GEOG 497, section 005 – Forests, Agriculture, and Human Health: Evidence, Policy, and Landscape Approaches
Spring 2017
MW 2:30-3:45 p.m. in 219 Willard Building
Class #
29350

This course will examine multi-disciplinary research on the ways forests and agricultural systems interact with human health, nutrition and food security. Some examples include the ways forests and biodiversity contribute to diet and nutrition, zoononic infections mediated by agricultural practices, the role of forests in cultural and psychological well-being, and the ways forest loss impacts the spread of vector born disease, and the impacts of agrarian transitions on gender and resource control needed to ensure food security / food sovereignty.  It will seek to strengthen students’ interdisciplinary research skills and specifically their ability to communicate effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team.  Students will be introduced to the ways scientific evidence can inform and shape international- (United Nations) and national-level policy making and specifically examine “Landscape Approaches” as a case study for policy and policy change.

Please direct any questions to Dr. Bronwen Powell, bxp15@psu.edu
http://www.geog.psu.edu/people/powell-bronwen

Study Abroad – Sustainable Food and Environmental Systems Program

If you are interested in a study abroad program, this one is very relevant for nutrition students.  This is a semester long experience in Florence, Italy.  See the attached brochure for additional information. SFESP Brochure Fall 2016

Your advisor can help determine if credits from this program might be applicable to your nutrition degree.

Global Impact Corps: Global Health Volunteer Abroad Opportunity

Global Impact Corps: Global Health Volunteer Abroad Opportunity
http://www.uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad

Join Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps for a hands-on, immersive and unique global health experience. A transformative volunteer abroad experience for students and professionals, Unite For Sight is renowned as the highest quality global health immersion and volunteer abroad program worldwide. Unite For Sight prides itself on offering the best global health experience for our volunteers, coupled with the highest quality healthcare delivery programs with our local doctor partners.

The Unite For Sight Experience: New 5-minute Video

Locations of Year-Round Health Care Delivery: Ghana, Honduras, and India
(volunteer for 7 days, 15 days, 20 days, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 10 weeks, or more)

What do Global Impact Fellows do? Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps Program is an immersive global health experience for students and professionals who are interested in public health, international development, medicine, or social entrepreneurship. Fellows participate with and learn from Unite For Sight’s talented local partner doctors who have provided care to 1.9 million patients living in poverty, including more than 95,000 sight-restoring surgeries. Fellows assist with patient education, visual acuity testing, patient intake, distributing the glasses and medication prescribed by the local doctors, and other important support tasks.  They also have the opportunity to observe the surgeries provided by the local doctors.  Additionally, fellows may participate in the Global Impact Lab, an optional program for those interested in pursuing research. For example, we currently have fellows pursuing research studies about medication management, the use of visual resources for patient education, traditional medicine practices, and patient barriers to eye care.

Unite For Sight is the only organization in the world that:

  • is a healthcare delivery organization that also offers immersive global health education opportunities for students and professionals;
  • uses 100% of all donations and funds submitted to directly provide care for patients who are otherwise unable to access or afford care;
  • directly teaches the importance of supporting and assisting local professionals in their own social ventures to eliminate disparities in their communities and countries;
  • offers an opportunity to learn from local medical professionals about effective strategies to reach the hardest-to-reach patients in villages, slums, and refugee camps;
  • develops comprehensive training materials in cultural competency, ethics, and global health best practices to prepare its volunteers for a high-impact immersive experience.

Complete details are available online at http://www.uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad

Service Learning Opportunity in South Africa

The following volunteer opportunity was recently sent to us. As with all outside programs, please research thoroughly before applying.  (This opportunity would not be sufficient for NUTR 495 credit for dietetics students.)

One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for our 2016 Service Learning Programs. We are offering 2 week Health Innovation programs in South Africa!

As an OHS Volunteer you will:

  • Gain international experience on the ground in global health initiatives.

  • Mentor students who strive to become healthcare professionals and cultivate lifelong relationships.

  • Immerse yourself in diversity through service and excursions.

  • Collaborate with groups of university students from around the world.

  • Develop leadership and entrepreneurial skills through the pursuit of social justice.

  • Enhance health care skills in real-world environments

 

Apply here for our Volunteer Programs: 2016 Application

Application Deadline: March 1, 2016

Learn more about our Health Program here.

www.oneheartsource.org

Global Health Minor Information Sessions

Many nutrition students have found the Global Health Minor to be a valuable opportunity.  Students needing NUTR 495 credit are able to count some of their hours from the African field work experience toward their total 300 hours needed for NUTR 495.  The attached flyer  announces upcoming information sessions that will be held regarding the Global Health Minor.  Students who have completed their African field work experiences and the minor requirements will be joining Dr. Dana Naughton to talk about the program.
Dana Naughton, Ph.D.
Director, Global Health Minor Program
The Pennsylvania State University
Department of Biobehavioral Health
Biobehavioral Health Building, Room 228
University Park, PA 16802dmn161@psu.edu

Free Webinar April 16th – How to prepare for a career in Global Health

How to Best Prepare for a Career in Global Health Webinar
April 16th, 4-5pm Eastern Time

Register at http://slate.uniteforsight.org/register/april16webinar

Learn from leading experts about how to best prepare for a successful career in global health. Learn about the diversity of skills and expertise needed within the broad field of global health, as well as suggested preparations in academics, field experiences, internships, and jobs. For example, what is the best way to stand out in job applications and job interviews? What are pitfalls to avoid in cover letters and resumes? How should undergraduate and graduate students best prepare for a global health career?

Webinar Panelists:

  • Kirk C. Allison, Director, Program in Human Rights and Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
  • Arachu Castro, Samuel Z. Stone Chair of Public Health in Latin America, Department of Global Health Systems and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
  • Vanessa Kerry,  CEO, Seed Global Health
  • Robert S. Lawrence, The Center for a Livable Future Professor in Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Marie H. Martin, Assistant Director of Education and Training, Vanderbilt University Institute for Global Health
  • Richard Skolnik, Lecturer, Department of Health Policy and Management, Yale School of Public Health; Author, “Essentials of Global Health/Global Health 101”
  • Moderated by Jennifer Staple-Clark, Founder and CEO, Unite For Sight

Global Impact Corps: Global Health Volunteer Abroad Opportunity

Global Impact Corps: Global Health Volunteer Abroad Opportunity
http://www.uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad

Join Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps for a hands-on, immersive and unique global health experience. A transformative volunteer abroad experience for students and professionals, Unite For Sight is renowned as the highest quality global health immersion and volunteer abroad program worldwide. Unite For Sight prides itself on offering the best global health experience for our volunteers, coupled with the highest quality healthcare delivery programs with our local doctor partners.

Locations of Year-Round Health Care Delivery: Ghana, Honduras, and India
(volunteer for 7 days, 15 days, 20 days, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 10 weeks, or more)

What do Global Impact Fellows do? Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps Program is an immersive global health experience for students and professionals who are interested in public health, international development, medicine, or social entrepreneurship. Fellows participate with and learn from Unite For Sight’s talented local partner doctors who have provided care to 1.9 million patients living in poverty, including nearly 90,000 sight-restoring surgeries. Fellows assist with patient education, visual acuity testing, patient intake, distributing the glasses and medication prescribed by the local doctors, and other important support tasks.  They also have the opportunity to observe the surgeries provided by the local doctors.  Additionally, fellows may participate in the Global Impact Lab, an optional program for those interested in pursuing research. For example, we currently have fellows pursuing research studies about medication management, the use of visual resources for patient education, traditional medicine practices, and patient barriers to eye care.

Unite For Sight is the only organization in the world that:

  • is a healthcare delivery organization that also offers immersive global health education opportunities for students and professionals;
  • uses 100% of all donations and funds submitted to directly provide care for patients who are otherwise unable to access or afford care;
  • directly teaches the importance of supporting and assisting local professionals in their own social ventures to eliminate disparities in their communities and countries;
  • offers an opportunity to learn from local medical professionals about effective strategies to reach the hardest-to-reach patients in villages, slums, and refugee camps;
  • develops comprehensive training materials in cultural competency, ethics, and global health best practices to prepare its volunteers for a high-impact immersive experience.

Complete details are available online at http://www.uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad

Lanch McCormick
Executive Director | Unite For Sight
234 Church Street, 15th Floor | New Haven, CT 06510
tel 203-404-4900 | lmccormick@uniteforsight.org

Summer Study Abroad Opportunity in Italy

NSD 452/652: Mediterranean Food & Culture: An Italian Experience
(3 credit) Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics
SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
 
This course will provide you with an opportunity to experience one of the most renowned cuisines in the world. What is the Mediterranean diet and why do people eat this way? How many ways can we really define the Mediterranean diet, based upon regional and cultural differences? We will investigate the historic, geographic, and socio-economic underpinnings of the Mediterranean diet.  We will critique the health benefits and implications of following a Mediterranean diet.  We will discuss the current dietary habits of people surrounding the Mediterranean to determine just how closely the Mediterranean diet is being followed. Once in Italy, we will experience the current Mediterranean diet from farm to table by exploring small artisan producers for cheese, olive oil and pasta. We explore the significance of local/regional production not only from a food system but also from a legislative and labeling perspective.  We will work in the fields, shop for the freshest ingredients and cook authentic Italian meals. Here is a video describing the experience and trip https://ensemble.syr.edu/Watch/c2MJx34F
This course is open to any college student who has interest in the interaction between Mediterranean foods, wine, health and culture. For nutrition majors or minors, this course can often be taken as an alternative to a required Food, Culture and Environment course.
  
Class size is limited to 20 students. Any graduate student or advanced undergraduate student is eligible to apply. Students who enroll in this course must participate in both the Syracuse (online) and Florence portion of the program. This is not an introductory course; taking a basic nutrition class first is suggested. The Tuscany/Florence portion of the class requires a lot of walking and some vineyard field work.

Faculty Tanya Horacek, Ph.D., R.D. Dr. Horacek is a Professor in the department of Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition at Syracuse University. She teaches upper level/graduate applied dietetics classes (nutrition counseling and participatory program planning). Her current research involves the development and validation of a healthy campus environmental audit and randomized treatment control trials using a non-diet approach to weight management. She has a variety of other research projects include eating competence, green eating, participatory program planning, and the effectiveness of lifestyles-oriented nutrition counseling/education. She is passionate about helping students fit a study abroad experience into their program of study. She has broadened her area of study/teaching to include sustainability and a global cultural experience via the Mediterranean Food Culture class. She spent fall 2009 semester living and teaching in Florence, lead five study abroad groups/classes over the last four years and continues to study Italian. Contact : thoracek@syr.edu
 
SU Abroad Admissions Counselor : Jill Hyman jchyman@syr.edu
Summer 2015 Taught online May 2015, then travel to Florence for 11 days
Online class 5/18-6/7/2015 (with trip 6/8-6/19/2015)
Tentative Itinerary Summer 2015
June 8th Monday: Arrive in Pisa
June 9th Tuesday: Transport to agriturismo La Ginestra
June 10th Wednesday: Tour/work at the agriturismo Bee keeping/ Vineyards
June 11th Thursday and sustainable garden / cooking with Italian chef/
June 12th Friday: Visit cheese production / Siena
June 13th Saturday: At La Ginestra: Walk fields /make pizza in wood/stone oven
June 14th Sunday: Transport to Florence/ walking Tour/Biologic Market/ Find it Florence competition
June 15th Monday: Visit Sant’ Ambrogio mercato/Taste of Florence tour
June 16th Tuesday: Tour Pasta factory, Olive Oil mill and vineyard
June 17th Wednesday: Guided Uffizi museum tour/ cook with Italian chef
June 18th Thursday: free day
June 19th Friday: Return to US from Pisa
The deadline to apply is February 20th   Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
 
http://syr-sa.terradotta.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10348
Costs
ndergraduate (3 cr.)                    Graduate student (3 cr.)
Tuition             $3,335 (estimated)                               $4,164 (estimated)
Program Fee   $1,550 (estimated)                               $1,550 (estimated
Total                $4,885                                                     $5,714Additional Financial Information: We estimate that students should budget accordingly for the following expenses:

Air travel: $1,400
Books & Supplies: $200
Personal: $400
Lunches and other meals: $400

These figures are for expenses not covered in the tuition or program fee and are paid out-of-pocket.

SU Summer Abroad contact: Marie-Elizabeth Kulikowsky  mthery@syr.edu

 

Info sessions for Global Health Minor starting this week

If you are looking for an interesting minor that would combine Nutrition with Global Health issues, you will probably find the Global Health Minor very exciting.  Courses for the minor can be used as supporting courses in the Nutrition major.  Information sessions will be held fairly frequently, but are starting tomorrow evening, Wednesday Sept 10, 7-8pm in 110 Henderson.  Other dates will occur later in the semester.  See the attached flyer for additional information.

GlobalHealthMinor_InformationSessions_2014-2015

Fulbright Scholarship Information Session – Friday, April 18

The information session for the Fulbright Scholarship (Sponsored by Penn State University Fellowships Office), is on the 18th of April (Friday) 12:15 – 1:15 (doors open at 11:45), at the The Grandfather Clock Room (Atherton Hall).

The guest speaker is Walter Jackson, Program Manager from the Institute of International Education (IIE).

We invite undergraduate and graduate students, as well as Penn State alumni, who hold U.S. citizenship to attend!

This event is an opportunity to ask all your questions, and to learn more about the Fulbright program application and evaluation process.

Please, RSVP by April 11 to univ-fellowships@psu.edu.

Light lunch will be served!