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Documentary screening: 'This Changes Everything'

The extraordinary detail and richness of the cinematography in This Changes Everything provides an epic canvas for this exploration of the greatest challenge of our time. ...

Online social work program unites faith-based universities

The Saint Louis University School of Social Work welcomes the inaugural cohort in its innovative hybrid online MSW program. 17 students from Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio will begin a combination of online courses taught by SLU faculty and classroom instruction at Lourdes, while doing their field education locally in the northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan region. ...

A Message from the Dean

Wherein Dean Airhihenbuwa greets the College for Public Health and Social Justice: Social Work, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Applied Behavior Analysis, faculty, staff and students. Airhihenbuwa outlines three objectives for the college: strengthening community university relationships for health promotion in the St. Louis area, strengthening global health education and service, and developing a model for collaboration between the disciplines in our college. ...

Faculty and student researchers respond to “Grand Challenges”

Wherein contributions from Saint Louis University School of Social Work at the SSWR Society for Social Work Research 2016 Annual Conference are described, including social entrepreneurship, intimate partner violence, biosocial social work, homelessness, economic inequality, and others. ...

Symposium showcases doctoral student research, awards outstanding work

More than 20 doctoral students in public health and social work shared their research through posters and oral presentations ...

New Master of Public Health program brings biosecurity and disaster curriculum completely online

The Saint Louis University College for Public Health & Social Justice is launching an online Master of Public Health in Biosecurity & Disaster Preparedness degree program. We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2016 semester. ...

McGuire honored for teaching excellence

Dyan McGuire has been honored for her dedication to students with the Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award ...

Fifteen years at the forefront of biosecurity education

The Institute for Biosecurity at Saint Louis University has been at the cutting edge of biosecurity education since its founding ...

Homer Schmitz, M.B.A., Ph.D.: 1938-2015

Homer Schmitz, M.B.A., Ph.D., faculty emeritus in health care management, died September 8. He was 76. A faculty member in Health Management and Policy since 2002 and faculty emeritus since his retirement in 2013, Schmitz had extensive executive experience managing the operations and finances of a wide variety of health care organizations; experience he brought to bear in his academic career as an educator, researcher, and leader. ...

SLU professor speaks at White House suicide prevention symposium

Dr. Monica Matthieu, assistant professor of social work at Saint Louis University, joined data scientists, analysts, tech innovators, advocates, clinicians, and policy makers for a "day of innovation" at the White House on Oct. 9. ...

Health Policy Leader Tanchica Terry, M.P.H., returns to SLU for Health Policy Rounds

Leading public health and health policy professional Tanchica Terry returned to SLU to share her experiences in Washington D.C. at Health Management Rounds in the Department of Health Management and Policy. ...

Collaboration builds connections, opens doors

Nygel Williams (BS '15) and faculty mentor Keon Gilbert worked together on a University-supported study providing insight into African-American men's health, changing Williams' educational path along the way. ...

Saint Louis looks at attitudes toward anthrax, smallpox vaccines

Saint Louis University researchers recently published a paper in the journal Health Security on US disaster planners attitudes regarding preevent vaccine for first responders and point-of-dispensing workers - the first of its kind. ...

Scharff, Kelly, LaRose Win SOPHE Paper of the Year

SLU public health alumnae Cheryl Kelly and Jessi LaRose and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Darcell Scharff won the Society for Public Health Education Sarah Mazelis Paper of the Year Award. Thier paper makes a leading contribution to health promotion practice and connecting research and practice with the practical approach to program evaluation it offers to community based organizations. ...

Saint Louis University Names New Dean of College for Public Health and Social Justice

Collins O. Airhihenbuwa joins SLU as the new dean of the College for Public Health and Social Justice. A global leader in culture and health, Airhihenbuwa brings an interdisciplinary approach to research and teaching. ...

Social work: A life filled with adventure

Jack and Julie Lally (MSW '59) remember their time at SLU's School of Social Service and talk about how the field of social work has changed. ...

College graduates biggest class to date

The 432 graduates encompass diverse faith traditions, educational backgrounds, and professional aspirations ...

SLU finds differences in nonprofits, investor-owned hospitals’ debt use

Four Saint Louis University researchers have found that nonprofit hospitals use debt differently to investor-owned ones. This finding, based on a large, multi-year dataset from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Healthcare Cost Report Information System, is in contrast to previous findings from a relatively small sample. ...

SLU guides passion towards 'actual' change

Victoria Anwuri '02, Master of Public Health alumnus, talks about her MPH degree and the public health field ...

HRSA grant helps train much-needed youth social workers for Saint Louis

Five SLU students awarded a $10,000 stipend to help at-risk children and youth at St. Louis psychiatric hospitals, outpatient behavioral health clinics, and residential treatment centers. ...

Outstanding researchers honored at awards ceremony

With an $8.9 million research portfolio and 211 publications by its faculty, the College for Public Health and Social Justice had an outstanding year in 2014, Mario Schootman, PhD, Associate Dean for Research, told the audience at the April 28 awards ceremony. ...

SLU volunteers tackle homework, big issues in St. Louis schools

Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice students tutor St. Louis children through the student run group Overground Railroad to Literacy ...

‘Impressive’ MSW student awarded scholarship

Williams was awarded the 2015 Distinguished Student scholarship on March 10 by the Social Work Leaders in Health Care of Metro St. Louis, Inc., in recognition of her excellence in academics, practical experience and leadership ...

Disaster planning gaps undetected by CDC measures

"Are US Jurisdictions Prepared to Dispense Medical Countermeasures through Open Points of Dispensing? Findings from a National Study," published online by Health Security, found that not all open PODs were sufficiently prepared and the evaluation measures of their preparedness are also lacking. ...

Linhorst named interim dean of the College

Donald Linhorst, PhD, Professor and Director of the School of Social Work at Saint Louis University, has been named as the interim dean of the College for Public Health and Social Justice. ...

SLU’s MHA, Public Health rise in US News rankings

Saint Louis University's Master of Health Administration program ranks No. 7, and the College of Public Health earned the No. 23 spot in the 2016 Best Graduate Schools rankings, released today by U.S. News and World Report. ...

SLU Emergency Management Student Wins Prestigious Boren Award

Corey Walters, a senior at SLU studying emergency management, has been awarded a $20,000 David L. Boren Scholarship to study in Morocco. ...

MO Foundation for Health funds infant mortality study at SLU

Pamela Xaverius, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice, has been awarded $167,449 from the Missouri Foundation for Health to address infant mortality in St. Louis and the Bootheel region of southeast Missouri, areas which comprise a third of Missouri's deaths in the first year of life. ...

SLU MSW Student is Awarded Presidential Fellowship

SLU MSW Student is Awarded Presidential Fellowship ...

International maternal health research expert joins College

"It's the nerdy research side mixed with the messy reality of how programs and interventions really happen," says Anne K. Sebert Kuhlmann, PhD, MPH, who joined the SLU faculty this semester. She’s an expert in program evaluation and evaluation research in international public health. Her research touches mothers from Malawi to Ecuador. ...

Zero New Cases: a Discussion on the U.S. Military’s Response to the Ebola Crisis in Liberia

Dr. Alex Garza will lead a discussion on progress in the fight against the Ebola virus in Liberia. According to Liberia’s Ebola taskforce, the nation could be free of Ebola by early February, reporting no new cases and only 10 confirmed current cases as of mid-January. ...

Operation United Assistance Briefs SLU on Liberia

Lieutenant Colonel Ross Lightsey, joined by members of Operation United Assistance, answers questions from the Saint Louis University public health community on the fight against Ebola in Liberia. ...

Master of Social Work student Karissa Anderson co-authors op-ed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Saint Louis University Master of Social Work student Karissa Anderson co-authors op-ed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ...

CPHSJ graduate addresses the United Nations

Sara Rahim, graduate of the College for Public Health and Social Justice, addressed the United Nations on Feb. 6 as part of World Interfaith Harmony Week. ...

Just-in-time disaster training not enough, says SLU

Most public health agencies are planning to use “just-in-time” training to educate point-of-dispensing (POD) staff and volunteers – a strategy that may not be feasible due to time constraints during a large-scale biologic event, Saint Louis University researchers found. ...

SLU receives grant to fund biopsies for uninsured

Saint Louis University's Center for Cancer Prevention, Research, and Outreach has been awarded a grant of $16,720 from the Episcopal Presbyterian Health Trust to expand the Prostate Cancer Education and Screening Program, which offers free Prostate-Specific Antigen testing to uninsured and underinsured African American men in St. Louis. ...

SLU postdoc wins NIH global health fellowship

Saint Louis University postdoctoral fellow Prajakta Adsul, PhD, MBBS, MPH, has been awarded a competitive Global Health Equity Scholars fellowship, funded by the Fogarty Global Health Program at the National Institutes of Health. ...

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