The University of Lynchburg’s Master of Public Health program has partnered with the city of Lynchburg’s parks and recreation department on a project aimed at helping area residents stay safe from tick-borne diseases.
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Kayla Hugate ’20 wouldn’t know what it’s like to work at the University of Lynchburg’s Beard Center on Aging during “normal times.” A student in the Master of Public Health program, Hugate started her job as the center’s graduate assistant just last semester, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The University of Lynchburg has been recognized as part of the 2021 PLEXUSS Global Rankings. Lynchburg ranked No. 1 in Virginia for criminology programs, No. 5 for public health programs, and No. 5 for education management programs.
At home in India, Paramnistha Kanadiya ’20 MPH saw a lot of poverty, particularly among the country’s children. Wanting to do something about it led her to the University Lynchburg’s Master of Public Health program. Here, she’s gaining the knowledge and skills she’ll need to help many of these children someday through her own charitable organization.
It’s not every day that you’re disappointed by not finding a tick. Students in the University of Lynchburg Master of Public Health program recently went “tick dragging,” an activity that uses a cloth to pick up ticks that are hiding in vegetation. They are studying tick-borne diseases, such as Lyme disease, as a part of […]
Emily Guthrie ’18 MPH admits that her job title at the Lynchburg Health Department — environmental health technical specialist — is a “mouthful.” Add to that the fact that she is the technical consultant for the Central Virginia Health District Food program, which deals with food safety and inspections, and she’s training to be the district standardization officer, the individual who would oversee those inspections.
Two University of Lynchburg faculty members recently completed tours of Kazakhstan, where they provided training for educators, nonprofit leaders, and health care workers. The U.S. Department of State sent Erika Mork, an adjunct professor in the nonprofit leadership program, to the Asian country to teach workshops on grant writing and fundraising. The project came about […]
Public health students at the University of Lynchburg are getting more than book smarts. The Master of Public Health program gets students out into the community to meet senior citizens, learn about their health needs, and create new programs to help with their health. The program began with a project at the Jefferson House in […]