The mission of the Advancement Committee is to facilitate the professional development of students interested in public health. In particular, we assist students in the development of professional skills, career decision-making tools, and job search techniques in order to maximize their employment potential. To achieve this mission, we develop and circulate our own professional curriculum, host networking events, and provide unique access to employment opportunities. The Advancement Committee is recognized as APHA-Student Assembly’s primary resource to meet the evolving needs of young professionals in public health.
The Advancement Committee has six subcommittees:
If you are interested in getting involved in any of these subcommittees, contact Richard Arilotta, Advacement Committee Co-chair.
Rooming at 2013 APHA Annual Meeting:
Annual Meeting attendees can go here to sign up and search for a roommate. Students and other members planning to attend the Annual roommate to share accomodations and offset costs during their time in Boston.This program allows attendees to search for specific people that they wish to room with.
Mission: to increase participation within the committee and evaluate satisfaction of committee members.
Chair: Ikea Mulkey of Buffalo, NY. BS in Pharmacology and Toxicology. Working towards MPH in Epidemiology. Also a member of New York State Public Health Association.
Mission: to encourage, initiate, organize, and promote networking events for public health students. The Networking Subcommittee supports the APHA-SA Advancement Committee mission of facilitating professional development by hosting events that provide public health students with information, resources and networking opportunities as they navigate their career options.
Chair: Marianne Olaniran
Marianne is a Master of Public Health (Global Health Leadership) Candidate at New York University. Her research interests include the social and behavioral determinants of health, specifically as it affects children and adolescents, and she is obtaining advanced knowledge and skills in this area at The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in New York City. Her current project involves strategies and policies regarding immunization worldwide.
Mission:The Opportunities subcommittee strives to provide an easy reference to job openings that may fit your criteria of what you are looking for. The subcommittee also offers a way for you to reference jobs that will enable ideas of what qualifications you may need in order to reach future goals.
Chair: Johannan Kelly is an RN who graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing degree at Creighton University.
Professional Development Subcommittee:
Mission:The mission is two-fold: 1) We want to generate content for the APHA-SA professional development curriculum; 2) we offer an opportunity for writers to hone their skills.
Professional Development Resources
Chair: Travis Chapa
Currently, I am a senior PhD student at Washington University in Saint Louis where I study Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis. I became interested in APHA because I intend to get involved with the CDC and WHO at some point in my career.
The website subcommittee develops and maintains APHA-SA’s Advancement Committee webpage with the help of APHA Webpage Committee. Our goal is to regularly update the webpage with current and professional development content including webinars, conferences, career & networking opportunities, post-grad trainings, and fellowships.
Chair: Hung Le
Hung Le is recent graduate from Washington State University, College of Pharmacy in Spokane, WA. He has a passion for learning and using all the acquire knowledge and skills to improve people’s health. Hung is looking forward to working with a public health organization one day such as the World Health Organization or Centers for Disease Control.
Trong Award Subcommittee
Mission: To publicize and coordinate the selection for the Trong D. Nguyen Memorial Award, which recognizes the significant leadership contribution of a student in public health or a related field.
Chair: Mary Sun
Mary is currently pursuing a dual degree in the life sciences and health at the University of Pennsylvania. Her involvement in the APHA was sparked by her participation in a national epidemiology research competition, through which she studied the effect of gender differences on adolescent depression. She is excited to help recognize outstanding work in the public health field and support the professional mission of the Association.