March 28, 2019

NDSU Public Health Week events announced


Presentations and events on a range of topics will be featured during NDSU’s Public Health Week, scheduled for April 1-5.

Most lectures and events can be viewed live through Facebook.

“The faculty, staff, students and alumni from the Department of Public Health are excited to present several excellent programs celebrating National Public Health Week. Speakers will highlight tobacco and vaping, American Indian Public Health, indigenous evaluation methods, women’s mental health, infectious disease control and how the #metoo movement has maybe effected our health here at NDSU,” said Abby Gold, Department of Public Health acting chair and associate professor. “I believe many people will find a topic of passion within the schedule.”

Scheduled events include:

Monday, April 1

• “Infectious Disease Workshop/Outbreak Activity” 

Presented by Levi Schlosser, NDSU MPH student, and Mallory Koshiol, Sanford Health director of quality. 

10 a.m. to noon in the Memorial Union Hidatsa room

Tuesday, April 2

• “Indigenous Evaluation and Data Considerations in Tribal Communities"

Presented by the American Indian Public Health Resource Center.

10 a.m. in the Memorial Union Arikara room

• “Liquid Nicotine, Vape Stores and Public Health Policy Solutions”

Presented by Kelly Buettner-Schmidt, NDSU School of Nursing associate professor.

1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Memorial Union Arikara room

• “Tobacco: Not What it Used to Be”

Presented by Jason McCoy, tobacco prevention coordinator for Clay, Becker, Wilkin and Otter Tail Counties.

2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Memorial Union Arikara room

Wednesday, April 3

• Mary J. Berg Women’s Public Health Lecture–“Women's Mental Health and Impact on Life and Work”

Presented by Ninez Ponce, UCLA professor in the Fielding School of Public Health, Center for Health Policy Research and the Center for Global and Immigrant Health.

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Memorial Union Hidatsa room

Light refreshments reception to follow.

Thursday, April 4

• “American Indian Public Health Day”

Tribal sovereignty and economic development

Combatting the epidemic of murdered and missing Indigenous women

Traditional "Food as Medicine" meal

Intergenerational healing activity

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Harry D. McGovern Alumni Center

• “Examining #metoo Through an NDSU Lens”

Presented by NDSU faculty members Mary Larson, Andrea Huseth-Zosel and Kjersten Nelson.

3 p.m. to 4 the Memorial Union Mandan room

• “How one American Indian man found the resiliency and courage to overcome the challenges that confronted him: Lessons to share to overcome adversity”

Presented by Ron Brownotter, Native American businessman, buffalo rancher and former Standing Rock tribal councilman.

5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Memorial Union Prairie room

Friday, April 5:

• “Public Health Film Festival”

Possible films include:

“Symphony of the Soil”

“Period. End of Sentence”

“The Raising of American”

“Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic”

“Half the Sky”

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Memorial Union Century Theater

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