- State Senator Doug McCrory, Democratic Deputy President Pro Tempore was keynote speaker at the New Student Convocation for MPH and PhD in Public Health students on August 22nd. He addressed “The Disparities in Mental Health Treatment for Minorities” and “The Importance of Data Collection in Healthcare”. Convocation announcement
- A forum was held on Oct. 11, 2017 with the CT Dept of Public Health Commissioner Raul Pino, MD, MPH (our 2009 MPH graduate) to exchange ideas on population health and structural changes that may be needed in CT to achieve and obtain better health outcomes.
- On Sept. 6, 2017, the MPH Program welcomed John Scott for a workshop on Community Health Mapping (CHM). Mr. Scott came to us from the National Library of Medicine Center for Public Service Communications. There were nearly 50 registrants for his workshop.
- Gambling on a Third Casino
As Connecticut considers a third casino, UConn Health addiction expert Thomas Babor discusses the growing gambling epidemic and its potentially negative impact on our society and our health.
- “Gambling with the Public’s Health: A Global Evaluation of the Modern Gambling Epidemic” – the slides and broadcast of the Public Health grand rounds featuring Professor Pekka Sulkunen, a sociologist from Finland.
- Joe Camel in a Bottle
An op-ed piece expressing that the alcohol industry still makes ads appealing to youth.
- Substance Abuse: The Case for Early Intervention
A new compilation of research reports edited by two UConn Health researchers finds that a brief, early intervention may keep someone who’s at moderate risk of abusing drugs or alcohol off that dangerous path.
- Current Alcohol Marketing Controls Don’t Protect Youth
This includes information on a series of research reports in a special issue of the scientific journal Addiction presenting the latest evidence on alcohol marketing and its impact on children.
- Road to Family-Based Recovery Goes Through UConn Health
Public health researcher Jane Ungemack believes that keeping children with their parents – and out of the child welfare system – gives them the best chance of success in life.
- Barry Levy, MD, MPH presented “Climate Change and Human Rights,” at the MPH New Student Convocation, in Keller Auditorium, on Aug 25, 2016.