Exercise Science Department Name Change

Exercise and Nutrition SciencesThe relationship between exercise and nutrition is key in promoting healthy lifestyles, and the Department of Exercise Science has chosen to reflect this in its new name: the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. This new name communicates the education students in the department receive, which includes learning the more advanced science behind exercise performance, physical activity promotion, and nutrition science, as well as how to design programs that promote health and wellness at the individual, as well as at the population level.

Anna Samedova Sevilla, MPH ’02, began her studies last summer at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, NJ.

Lauren (Hunt) Wattenmaker, BS ’06, MPH ’10, and her husband David are expecting their first child, a baby girl, due September 2014. Lauren works as a policy advisor in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Atlanta Regional Office.

Research Poster Template – New Size Now Available

In response to faculty requests, we’ve created a new research poster template perfect for very large posters, such as those used at the Academy Health conference. The recommended poster size for that conference is larger than the 56 inch limit of Powperpoint. However, we’ve created a new template that is 18 inches by 42 inches, which is sized so it can be printed at double size in order to meet the suggested 3 foot by 7 foot size.

All the research poster templates and powerpoint templates are online at the proposal development and resources portal.

 

Milken Institute SPH Celebrates Building Opening

On May 15, 2014, Milken Institute SPH celebrated the opening of its new building at 950 New Hampshire Ave. Faculty, staff, alumni, students, and friends were invited for a self-guided tour of the building before the ribbon cutting ceremony. Read GW Today‘s recap of the day’s events and view photos from the event on the SPH Flickr page. The open house was followed by an evening celebration at the Fairmont hotel with university leadership and friends of GW. At the celebration, the school announced the first three Michael and Lori Milken Public Health Scholars. Read more about the three scholars in GW Today.

Milken Institute SPH Building Earns LEED Platinum Status

The Milken Institute SPH building has recently received a platinum rating under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System of the U.S. Green Building Council. Platinum is the highest LEED certification available. The building’s sustainable features include rainwater collection, terracotta panels, a green roof, an HVAC system with chilled-beam and mass air-displacement technologies, and enhanced system to reduce storm water runoff by more than 25 prevent, low-flow plumbing fixtures and energy-saving lighting controls. Local, rapidly renewable and recycled building materials are also included in the design.

Milken Institute SPH Celebrates Building Opening

ribbon cutting On May 15, 2014, Milken Institute SPH celebrated the opening of its new building at 950 New Hampshire Ave. Faculty, students, staff and members of the community were invited for a self-guided tour of the building before the ribbon cutting ceremony. Read GW Today‘s recap of the days events and view photos from the event on our Flickr page.

The open house was followed by an evening celebration at the Fairmont hotel with university leadership and friends of GW. At the celebration, the school announced the first three Michael and Lori Milken Public Health Scholars. Read more about the three scholars in GW Today. Since the celebration, another scholar has been announced, Jennifer Schindler-Ruwisch, who will be pursuing a DrPH in Health Behavior.

Event Planning at Milken Institute SPH

Building AuditoriumAre you interested in holding an event at the new building?  If so, there is a process to ensure that the event gets properly planned and executed. To get started, please fill out an event inquiry form.

Eric Church is the school’s senior events planner and is responsible for event scheduling, booking, planning, pricing and execution.  Any faculty, students, staff or outside clients must contact Eric if they are interested in reserving space.  Events must be scheduled and reserved at least 30 business days prior to the scheduled event date to guarantee proper planning and promotion. Events submitted less than 30 business days prior to the event will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Please contact Eric Church at echurch3@gwu.edu with any questions.

Delta Omega Induction Ceremony

The Omega Chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health at GW held an induction ceremony on May 14, 2014 at the Milken Institute SPH building. Each year, Delta Omega elects new students, faculty and alumni based on high academic standards and outstanding performance in scholarship, teaching, research and community service. See the list of new members. During the ceremony, Kelley Vargo, MS ’12, MPH ’14, was presented with the GW Alumni Association Prize for her commitment to the university, outstanding leadership in campus and community activities, and curricular and extracurricular accomplishments. GW Alumni Association board member Nse Witherspoon, MPH ’00, co-presented the prize with Loretta DiPietro, chair of the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences.