A Look Back at HAPPI’s Events

8 Aug

As the summer winds down and students prepare to go back to school, let’s take a look at some of the fun events from HAPPI Summer 2013!

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

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Public Health Symposium

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HAPPI Diversity Recruitment Events 2013

22 Jul

On July 16th and 17th , in the UNC School of Social Work, Sharon Thomas led HAPPI’s Diversity Recruitment Events for two groups of students.  The McNair Scholars and Carolina Advising Corp Students got a chance to hear about the different health schools at UNC. Representatives from Allied Health, Social Work, Public Health, Medicine, Pharmacy, and NC-HCAP presented vital information to the students about their respective programs and the many opportunities within their studies. The “working lunch” (provided by Jason’s Deli) provided a relaxed atmosphere where students were receptive to the information and appreciative for the presentation.

Program for HAPI Diversity Recruitment Event

Program for HAPPI Diversity Recruitment Event

Sharon Thomas speaking about School of Social Work with Carolina Advising Corp

Sharon Thomas speaking about School of Social Work with Carolina Advising Corp

Paula Borden speaking on NC-HCAP

Paula Borden speaking on NC-HCAP

Zakiyah Williams representing School of Public Health

Zakiyah Williams representing School of Public Health

Brenda Mitchell representing Department of Allied Health Sciences

Brenda Mitchell representing Department of Allied Health Sciences

McNair Scholars in attendance

McNair Scholars in attendance

Lunch provided for students and representatives

Lunch provided for students and representatives

HAPPI Book Award!!

9 Jul
books_stackedThe UNC Health Affairs Pipeline Partnership Initiative (HAPPI) is pleased to announce the availability of Fall 2013 Book Awards. In order to receive full consideration for a book award, you must:
-be an enrolled UNC Chapel Hill student for the Fall 2013 semester
-in good academic standing
- have participated in a HAPPI program/event between September 2012 – August 2013.
Graduate and undergraduate students may apply, however preference will be given to those that are newly admitted or currently enrolled in a Health Affairs Program, or on a trajectory for a health affairs discipline at UNC Chapel Hill. The minimum award will be $250.
 
Email Brenda Mitchell (brenda_mitchell@med.unc.edu) or Sharon Thomas (sharon_thomas@unc.edu) for an application. Students must complete the application and submit it by August 2, 2013. Incomplete applications will not be considered. This application is not associated with federal financial aid. Please send your completed application to Brenda MitchellE-mail delivery is preferred, but you may deliver your application to Ms. Mitchell at Bondurant Hall 1023, C.B. # 7120.
 
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns!

Hole in the Head: A Life Revealed

26 Jun

On Friday, June 21st, the S.E.P. and M.E.D. scholars at UNC had an opportunity to watch a documentary entitled Hole in the Head: A Life Revealed. The filmmaker, and author of the book with the same title, Dr. Wilbert Smith, attended the viewing as well. He spoke about his journey, which started in 2006, with Vertus Hardiman and how he was inspired to make the film and book. Hardiman was one of ten students who were irradiated in 1927, receiving over 35,000 times the amount of radiation recommended, at a Sanatorium in Lyles Station, Indiana. At the age of 85, he chose to share his story with Dr. Smith and share a painful secret. Smith and Hardiman documented the last two years of Mr. Vertus Hardiman’s life as the effects of radiation continued to haunt him. The radiation caused the deterioration of Hardiman’s head and skull. Cancer, caused by the radiation, was the ultimate cause of his death, but the radiation triggered burning and constant pain for Hardiman. The encouraging story of forgiveness and love shines through the documentary.

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Filmmaker Dr. Wilbert Smith speaking to students about the documentary

For more information or to order the story visit : http://www.holeinthehead.com 

June 7th-9th…What a Weekend!

25 Jun

During the weekend of Friday June 7th through Sunday June 9th, the partners of HAPI were busy spreading the word about Heath Careers! Throughout the entire weekend, a Public Heath Symposium for High School Students was headed by Trinnette Cooper. Twenty students from all over North Carolina stayed on the campus of UNC to learn about Public Health through lectures and activities. The event culminated with the students presenting what they learned from their research on specific topics. The Symposium is an annual event we hope to continue to provide for years to come!

Students interview people on Franklin St. about their views on bullying.

Students interview people on Franklin St. about their views on bullying.

Students Present on Cancer, Bullying, and Health Disparities

Students Present on Cancer, Bullying, and Health Disparities

Also on Saturday, June 8th, S.E.P students and Public Health Scholars volunteered at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The participants’ transitioned to their pre-assigned race locations.  Truly the event was an eye opening experience for the students and they took away a lot with regard to learning about Breast Cancer, celebrating the women/men that are in remission and remembering those that we have lost. Trinnette Cooper, Paula Borden, Brenda Mitchell, and Chanel Blaylock are partners of HAPI who aided in the events’ success.

Ms. Paula Borden and mascot

Ms. Paula Borden and mascot

Students participating in an activity

Students participating in an activity

S.E.P. students at Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

S.E.P. students at Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

S.E.P. students at Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

S.E.P. students at Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

SEP Students Learn About Allied Health!

19 Jun
SEP Students Learning About Allied Health

SEP Students Learning About Allied Health

photo 1On May 29th, 2013 students in the Science Enrichment Preparation Program (SEP) at UNC participated in a workshop where they learned about disciplines in Allied Health. Representatives from the Department of Allied Health Services came to speak to the students about their respective fields. The divisions of Allied Heath at UNC are: Clinical Laboratory Science, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Radiologic Science, Speech and Hearing Science, and Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology. SEP students actively listened to the presentations and answered questions about them to win prizes.  Shadowing opportunities will be available for students to observe the careers in which they are interested. The afternoon was great and the Health Careers Partnership Initiative plans to provide more opportunities resembling this workshop.

Hello world!

24 Jul

Welcome to the New HAPI website. Posts will be added periodically on up and coming events.

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