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‘Closing the Gap’ at the Annual Minority Health Fair (MHF)

As part of the orientation process, our newest cohort of students participated in the 18th Annual Minority Health Fair (MHF) before even attending a day of class on campus! Over twenty MPH students, staff, and faculty joined to help provide 6,000+ attendees with free health screenings, health education information and educational resources. The MHF offers our students a unique opportunity to learn about the organizations in Chattanooga that offer

UTC Public Health Assists with Local RAM Clinic in Rhea County

A group of UTC Public Health students, staff and faculty volunteered at the Remote Area Medical (RAM) Mobile Clinic at Rhea County Middle School. The two-day RAM clinics are open to community members in need of free medical services including dental work, women’s health, eye exams, flu shots, general medical exams, among other services. The RAM clinics serve approximately 47,000 patients per year and provides more than $15 million

Guest Speaker on the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

The Public Health program hosted a special lecture titled “Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans,” by Kenneth Powell, MD, MPH. Dr. Powell played an instrumental role in developing the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, and served as the co-Chair for the 2018 Physical Activity Scientific Advisory Committee, which provided the scientific evidence for the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd Edition in 2018. Dr. Powell is a renowned epidemiologist

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

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

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