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31st Annual Minority Health Conference
February 26, 2010


We know you had plans this Valentine's Day,
to spend it with those you hold dear,
But we'd still like to see you at our mass meeting
(they're only held a few times throughout the year).
So, come on out! Bring your loved one with you,
Joining BPHSN is just a start,
We're tackling cardiovascular issues
for our next meeting, titled "The Angry Heart"!

Join the Black Public Health Student Network (BPHSN) for our next mass meeting:
"The Angry Heart: Cardiovascular Diseases in the African-American Community"
Friday, February 19th, 2010
Ross Hall, Room #643 (Pharmacology Conference Room)


What would you say to an undergrad
...if they asked you why you got involved in the field of public health?
...if they worried about the workload of a graduate program?
...if they had questions about how to choose the right graduate program?

Here's your chance to answer!

Join the Black Public Health Student Network (BPHSN) as we present
"Life as a Graduate Student"
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010
MSSC Building, 2nd floor

Share your thoughts, opinions, and pieces of advice with undergrads interested in the field of public health. Join your other BPHSN colleagues as we reach out to the undergraduate community to address their concerns and answer their questions about life as a graduate student in the School of Public Health. Free food!

It is estimated that over

3 million people

were affected by the earthquake in Haiti.

More than

1,700 people

making up approximately

43 rescue teams

have flown to Haiti to assist in rescue efforts since last Tuesday.


72,000 bodies

have been recovered within the first week since the earthquake.

How many people does it take to make a difference?

One person.

The current state of Haiti is devastating beyond imagination. But what happens when a country's infrastructure makes recovery more difficult than imagined?

Join the Black Public Health Student Network as we discuss Haiti’s current status, their past issues with infrastructure, and what you can do to make a difference in the recovery process.

All types of donations (food, monetary donations, supplies, etc.) are encouraged and welcome.

BPHSN presents:
“Understanding Haiti”

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Ross Hall, Room #101


Join the Black Public Health Student Network as we hold our
Thanksgiving Cobbler Gobbler

We know you're busy with classes, exams, group projects, practicum work...the list just seems to go on!
But before you take off for the holiday....
have a piece of pie!

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009
Ross Hall
...it only takes a few nickels, dimes, and quarters to start your Thanksgiving feast early!


The higest HIV and AIDS prevalence rates in the nation are found here in Washington, DC.

African-American individuals are at a higher risk of contracting HIV than any other racial group in the United States.

What do YOU have to say about it?

"Emergency Assistance Needed: HIV/AIDS in the African-American Community"
Friday, 10/16/09
Ross Hall Room #643 (Pharmacology Conference Room)


Join the members of the Black Public Health Student Network (BPHSN), GW Chapter, as we usher in a new school year with our first event of the year, "What IS Public Health?" on Friday, September 11th, 2009 (Time and location TBA)

Whether you're interested in learning about the various fields within public health, looking to make valuable connections with current public health professionals, or simply wish to connect with new or familiar faces, this event is sure to please all those who attend. So save the date!

2008- 2009

As we approach the academic year to a close, the Executive Board members of the Black Public Health Student Network at the George Washington University would like to invite you and your guest(s) to the last event for the year.

The theme of our meeting is “Pass the Baton: Public Health and Beyond”. It will be held on Friday, April 24, 2009 at 6pm on The George Washington University Campus, Marvin Center, Room 405.

This meeting will feature a panelist of special guests who will discuss different opportunities within the field of Public Health, a chance to network with other Public Health professionals who are already pursuing a career in Public Health and related fields, and a chance to discuss future endeavors of the organization and its members.

Pass the Baton: Public Health and Beyond
Friday, April 24, 2009
6:00 to 8:00PM
The George Washington University
Marvin Center Room 405
800 21st Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20052

Please RSVP by April 22nd to BPHSN.GWU@gmail.com

Special Guests
Barbara Guest MSW, MPH - National Cancer Institute
Leslie Cooper, PhD, MPH, BSN, RN,CAPTAIN/USPHS – National Institutes of Health
Aisha Moore, MPH – Metropolitan Washington Public Health Association
Tanchica Terry, MPH, MA - DC City Council’s Committee on Health


Come on out and meet with your fellow grad students around GWU at one of the FINAL meetings of the semester! All are welcome!

The Black Public Health Student Network and
The Black Graduate Student Association
Collaborative General Body Meeting

Friday, March 6th
6:15pm – 8pm
Marvin Center Room 309
(The Morris Room)

Guest Speaker: Dr. Max Lum
Associate Director
Office of Health Communications
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Refreshments will be provided


"L" is for the way you look at me...
...and "O" is for Outreach on GWU's campus!

Join the members of BPHSN after the mass meeting to pass out goodies to the students of GWU and the surrounding community. We will be passing out these goodies at the Ivory Tower right after the meeting on Friday, February 13th. So stick around after the meeting!

And in case you forgot...

Black Public Health Student Network- GW Chapter
"Heart to heart" mass meeting
Ross Hall 229
Friday, February 13th 2009



Strapped for cash on spring semester textbooks?

Wish you can borrow and loan books with your fellow colleagues?


From December 15th to January 20th BPHSN will grant access to its online book swap event.

IT'S EASY AS 1-2-3

1. Simply put your name and email address in the designated columns.

2. List the books you are willing to loan and the books you need.

3. Send a friendly email to your fellow BPHSN member to request books you need.

***PLEASE NOTE: Links for this online event will only be available to members who are on the BPHSN list serve. If you would like to join the list serve please send an email to BPHSN.GWU@gmail.com ***


Greetings Network!!!

Please join us at

The Black Public Health Student Network

GW Chapter's

2nd General Body Meeting


November 14, 2008


Ross Hall 227


This is just a friendly reminder about BPHSN upcoming outreach opportunities this week. Please see the list below. Also on Wednesday, October 29th is the BPHSN Campus Outreach from 11:00am to 2:00pm at Kogan Plaza. Our theme is "Be Informed! Protect Yourself!". We are encouraging everyone to be safe this Halloween weekend. We are still looking for volunteers ( no experience needed). If you are interested in volunteering, please send your name to corstella_henley@yahoo.com.

Outreach Opportunities

Tuesday, October 28th
High Heels Race Outreach
17th & P
Please meet at Foggy Bottom Metro Stop at 7:45pm. We will go together to the event.

Wednesday, October 29th
BPHSN Campus Outreach
Kogan Plaza (Right next to Gelman Library on H St.)
11:00am to 2:00pm
Volunteers please meet at Kogan Plaza at 10:30am

Friday, October 31st
Halloween Outreach Chinatown
8th and H St. NE
9:30am to 3:00pm

Friday, October 31st
Halloween Metro Outreach
Foggy Bottom Metro
9:00am to 12:00pm


Greetings Network!!!!

Friendly Reminder!!!
Join BPHSN and BGSA at AIDS Walk Washington:
This Saturday, October 4, 2008 8:20am ~ 1pm
Student Registration Fee $15
Walk Begins Promptly at 9:15am
Please Register Online at
Team Name: Black Public Health Student Network at GW
Meeting Location: Outside of the Federal Triangle Metro Station

MWPHA Fall Social:
Tuesday, October 7
6:30pm to 8:00pm
APHA HQ - 800 I St NW (Gallery Place metro)

Meet other public health students and professionals
Rep. Donna Edwards and local activists will speak
Silent Auction - Raffle - Great networking and food
No charge but RSVP to Ana Maria at ambridge06@aol.com

BPHSN’s 1st General Body Meeting
Friday October 10, 2008
Ross Hall 229


The 1st BPHSN General Body Meeting: Friday, October 10th @ 6:30pm. Location Ross Hall 229.

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