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Center for Health and Behavior announces Fall 2008 Seminar Series on diverse range of public health issues
Center for Health and Behavior announces Fall 2008 Seminar Series on diverse range of public health issuesAugust 29, 2008Jaime Winne Alvarezjlwinne@syr.edu
The Center for Health and Behavior (CHB) at Syracuse University has announced its Fall 2008 Seminar Series. The newly launched lecture series is part of the CHB’s efforts to promote health and behavior research on the SU campus and to strengthen collaborations on campus and within the community.
“We have an exciting lineup of speakers for the fall semester who represent a diverse range of disciplines and perspectives on important public health issues,” says Michael Carey, CHB director and Dean’s Professor of the Sciences in the Department of Psychology in The College of Arts and Sciences.
The series is free and open to SU students, faculty and staff, as well as community partners and members of the general public. Talks during the Fall 2008 semester will take place the first and third Friday of each month, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Allport Room (Room 530C) of Huntington Hall. Paid parking is available in SU pay lots.
Friday, Sept. 5″College Drinking: Rite of Passage or Public Health Concern?” Kate Carey, CHB senior scientist and Dean’s Professor of the Sciences in the Department of Psychology
Friday, Sept. 19″Health Communication: Public Service Announcements and the Role of Public Perceptions” T. Makana Chock, associate professor of communications, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Friday, Oct. 3″Acceptance of HPV Vaccination among African American Parents and Teens”Peter Vanable, CHB senior scientist and associate professor in the Department of Psychology
Friday, Oct. 17″Why Are Our Babies Dying? Pregnancy, Birth and Death in America” Sandy Lane, chair of the Department of Health and Wellness and professor of social work and anthropology, College of Human Ecology
Friday, Oct. 31″Applying for a National Research Service Award (F31)” Jennifer Brown, Kristin Heron and Sarah Woolf, doctoral candidates in the Clinical Psychology Program in the Department of Psychology
Friday, Nov. 7″Childhood Sexual Abuse and Adult Sexual Risk Behavior” Theresa Senn, CHB senior scientist and research assistant professor
Friday, Nov. 21″Health Concerns in Onondaga County: The Importance of Partnerships” Cynthia Morrow, commissioner of health, Onondaga County Health Department
Friday, Dec. 5″Religiosity, Spirituality and Health: What is the Link?” Kevin Masters, CHB research professor and associate professor of psychology and director of clinical training in the Department of Psychology
For those interested, the CHB has the capability to send a reminder e-mail a few days before each lecture. Contact Rebecca Bostwick at firstname.lastname@example.org or (315) 443-9007 to be added to the list.
The CHB is a University-wide center that facilitates and encourages research on the behavioral and psychosocial aspects of health, including topics such as the health effects of aging, alcohol use, arthritis, asthma, diabetes, heart disease, HIV, smoking and stress. Scientists in the center often develop and evaluate programs to promote health in children, adolescents, college students, adults and families. Research-in laboratories, hospitals, schools and community-based agencies and in collaboration with colleagues in the United States and abroad-is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and public and private sponsors. For more information, visit http://chb.syr.edu.