Students in the Central New York Master of Public Health program (CNYMPH) gathered in the Setnor Academic Building atrium last Friday to give poster presentations on their recent field placements.
The event was part of orientation activities for the fall semester at Upstate.
Students in the CNYMPH program, which is offered jointly by Upstate and Syracuse University, spend 200 hours working on a public health project at sites such as municipal health departments, clinics, community centers and other organizations and agencies.
In addition to the field placement and coursework, CNYMPH students must complete a culminating experience that includes a capstone project, written report and oral presentation.
The students and their field placement reports:
Leesha Alex — Oneida and Herkimer County Health Assessments
Rachel Carballo — Cortland County Health Department: Community Health Assessment
Megan Carlberg — Working with the Spanish Action League in Syracuse, NY.
Sarah Evans — Assessment of Community Resource Needs at Christian Health Service of Syracuse
Sean Haley — The Resettled Refugee Medical Home Demonstration Project
Katherine Oja — Baby Teeth Matter: Success By 6′s Dental Initiative
Gabriel Plourde — Grameen Primacare: Social Capital & Health
Magdalena Postolovska — Increasing the Visibility and Utilization of the Red Cross Restoring Family Links Program
Raj Shrestha — Leveraging Local Ethnic Community Based Organizations to Improve Health Outcomes of the Syracuse Refugee Population
Rachelle St. Onge — A Cross-Cultural Experience: Working with H.O.P.E. to Create a Patient Database
Sarah Ventre — Improving Health Care for Refugees
Xin Wang — Syracuse Healthy Start and Local Birth Outcomes
Lauren Wetterhahn — Progress in Onondaga County’s Collaborative County Health Assessment Process