Galveston Farmer's Market
Student Poster Session
National Public Health Week
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Spotlight on Students
Ball High School Vaping Harm Reduction Program
Leonard Wang and Manjushree Shanmugasundaram are partnering with Teen Health Center, Inc. to deliver a theory-based, evidence informed nicotine prevention program that engages youth in discussions around
vaping through the use of motivational interviewing and dissonance-enhancing techniques. Ultimately, the project aims to increase student knowledge of tobacco/nicotine products and awareness of strategies used by manufacturers to engage adolescent
consumers and improve their vaping refusal skills.
The Migrant Health and Advocacy Project
Jasmine Chaij and Yara Samman: This project is intended to serve the migrant community of the Greater Houston Area and tackle the main obstacles that the migrant population have in receiving primary care and ensure they
establish a relationship with the HOPE clinic.
Madeline Bonnet and Sheldon McCown are addressing mental and physical disabilities in Galveston by working with Camp PossAbilities in collaboration with the Christina Sullivan Foundation. They are working with student volunteers to train them on how to
create adaptive equipment as well as creating relationships with the athletes by cooking with them each week. The goal is to increase physical health through sports participation and healthy cooking while simultaneously helping the participants become
more confident and independent.
Spotlight on Faculty Activities
UTMB alumnus, Dr. Rahul Suresh (GSBS ’17 – MPH)
Has been named President of Space Medicine Association.
UTMB alumnus Dr. Serena Aunon-Chancellor (GSBS ’06 – MPH)
Alejandro Villasante-Tezanos, PhD
School of Public and Population Healthand Graduate School of Biomedical SciencesCommencement
Friday, May 17, 20242:00 p.m.
William C. Levin Hall The University of Texas Medical BranchGalveston, Texas
SPPH X (Twitter)
January 8, 2024
SPPH and GSBS Commencement date
November 13, 2023
SPPH - GHED
Global health is dedicated to improving health. Academic institutions like UTMB can have an impact on these laudable goals by developing long-term, sustainable global collaborations in education, training, policy, and clinical as well as public health practice.
November 29, 2023
On November 13th, 2024, the UTMB Department of Global Health and Emerging Diseases attended the Symposium on
Equitable Collaborative Research at the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.