National Public Health Week

The College of Health Sciences is joining other communities across the country during National Public Health Week to recognize public health contributions and highlight issues important to improving our nation’s health.

The theme, “Healthiest Nation 2030,” defines one central challenge for Americans: to make the U.S. the healthiest nation within the next 15 years.

Join us at the STAR Campus for UD’s celebration of NPHW.

National Public Health Week

Family Night at STARfamily night 2016 nphw

April 4, 2016 


Pack up the kids! Join us for a Family Night here at the STAR Health Sciences Complex. We’ll have kid-friendly activities throughout the building, including a scavenger hunt. The UD Public Health Club, Health Behavior Science Club, and many other student organizations will host interactive, hands-on stations for kids to learn about different health topics.

And if you can spare school supplies, personal hygiene items, or clothing (all ages, all seasons), please consider bringing them with you as a donation. All contributions go towards the Narenj Tree Foundation, which benefits Syrians in need of humanitarian assistance.

Additionally, we’ll have Food Bank donation barrels for urgently needed items. Please consider bringing hot cereal, cold cereal, peanut butter, canned fruits, canned meats, canned vegetables, and spaghetti sauce.

Stella Vope

Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series

April 5, 2016 


The College of Health Sciences Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series continues on Tuesday, April 5 at 4 p.m.  in the STAR Health Atrium. Stella Volpe (professor and chair of Nutrition Sciences at Drexel University) will discuss prevention of obesity and diabetes. Her three distinct research areas of approaching the obesity and diabetes epidemics include:

  1. Mineral metabolism
  2. Exercise and diet trials
  3. Changing the environment to encourage healthier eating and increased physical activity
First Step

First Step Poster Presentations & Awards Dinner

April 6, 2016 


It’s been a year in the making. Nearly 100 UD undergraduates from across all seven colleges have created innovative solutions to health, societal, and environmental issues — big and small. Now each team is on the clock, presenting their entrepreneurial ideas to a panel of judges from academics, private industry professionals, and community leaders. Funding is on the line to turn their ideas into realities. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a poster session preceding spotlight presentations and an awards ceremony.

Healthcare Theatre

Parkinson’s Disease: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

April 7, 2016 


The University of Delaware College of Health Sciences presents the Evelyn Hayes Innovations in Healthcare Symposium. This year’s topic is ‘Parkinson’s Disease: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.’ Our presenters include Daniel Kremens, assistant professor and co-director of the movement disorders program at Jefferson University, and our very own Healthcare Theatre, a unique interdisciplinary education program that helps healthcare professionals develop communication skills through interactive scenarios presented by theatre students.

Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich

Movie viewing & environmental health discussion

April 8, 2016 


The community is invited alongside UD employees and students for a ‘lecture and a movie,’ featuring “Erin Brockovich” and a succeeding discussion on environmental health. The event is hosted by the UD Public Health Club.

Scrub Run 5K

Scrub Run 5K

Another successful National Public Health Week in the books. Great ending to the week by celebrating our 50th Anniversary University of Delaware School of Nursing with the 2016 Scrub Run 5K! Great job to all the participants that braved the wintry mix and wore their scrubs!

April 9, 2016 


Scrub up! It’s the first-ever ‘Scrub Run 5K’ in Newark, DE. This race course starts on University of Delaware’s Laird Campus and heads out onto Creek Road. No need to be a healthcare professional to participate. If you are a healthcare professional, wear your scrubs! After the race, stick around for refreshments and an awards ceremony.

The run is brought to you by the University of Delaware School of Nursing and the Delaware Academy of Medicine and the Delaware Public Health Association on behalf of the Immunization Coalition of Delaware.




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