Yearly Archives: 2018

1st Annual Public Health Program Cultural Potluck

December 6, 2018. As the fall semester came to an end, the public health program hosted its 1st Annual Cultural Potluck in the lobby of the Metropolitan Building. The event was attended by public health faculty, staff, and students along with their families and friends to celebrate the cultural diversity of the program. Everyone brought in a traditional food and shared how the dish is important to their culture. The evening ended with an entertaining ‘White

Inaugural Public Health Chatt

The first Public Health Chatts took place in the home of Dr. Greg & Janice Heath. Dr. Heath, Guerry Professor of the Department of Health & Human Performance, teaches Epidemiology for the Public Health program. Students were able to ask Dr. Heath about his experiences in working with the CDC and his research in physical activity among other things. Thank you Dr. Heath & Janice for opening your beautiful

Learners Participate in the 75th Annual Tennessee Public Health Association (TPHA) Conference

September 13, 2018. Ten of the 2020 Pioneers attended the 75th Annual Tennessee Public Health Association (TPHA) Conference in Franklin, TN. A special thank you to Kim Harrell for making it possible. Our learners presented their scholarly work, attended various workshops, networked with students and other public health professionals from all around the state. In addition, they had a special student-only session with the TN Commissioner of Health Dr. John

Students in Action at the 16th Annual Minority Health Fair (MHF)

August 18, 2018. The newly admitted UTC MPH cohort and their faculty engaged in the 16th Annual Minority Health Fair (MHF) at East Gate Mall only two days after the program orientation. They helped provide services to an estimated 4,000 individuals from the local community attending the MHF by supporting various non-profit organizations and health care providers and delivering health education to the community members in attendance. Overall, this

MPH Program Welcomes their first Inaugural Class the “2020 Pioneers”

August 16, 2018. Our MPH Program’s new student orientation was a success! We welcomed 22 eager learners to the first MPH cohort at UTC. The cohort is comprised of learners from very diverse educational backgrounds including exercise science, nutrition, psychology, anthropology, environmental science, English, biomedical engineering, biology, and public health. This passionate group of future public health leaders are embarking on a rewarding path to combat chronic diseases at

International Conference of Frailty Interventions

April 27, 2018. The Department of Health from New Taipei City in Taiwan hosted the International Conference of Frailty Interventions. Dr. Mark Stoutenberg represented the UTC Public Health program as an honorary guest speaker for the symposium called “Therapeutic Approaches to Cardiovascular Disease Prevention & Treatment.”

It’s Official; the MPH Program is Ready for the Class of 2020!

April 4, 2018. The Department of Health & Human Performance hosted an Open House & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the official launch of the Public Health program.  Held during National Public Health Week, the Open House offered individuals from UTC and the local Chattanooga area the opportunity to learn about the field of public health and the vision of the program in educating our future students and working

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New Master of Public Health Opens Career Doors

April 2, 2018. Even with a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in exercise science, Mark Stoutenberg ran into something of a wall. “I found my training and the way my degree was viewed as being somewhat limited in terms of actual application in a professional setting and how it was viewed by others in the field,” he says. To break through those bricks, he went back to school and

Global Expansion of Exercise is Medicine

January 19-20, 2018. Our program director, Dr. Stoutenberg, was invited to lead the Exercise is Medicine (EIM) Asia Regional Meeting at the Chinese University of Hong Kong . This meeting included special guests such as the Minister of Health of Hong Kong and other top leaders of Southeast Asia in efforts to increase the EIM initiative among health professionals.