Register for the Final SAAPHI Mentoring Teleconference!: A Day in the Life of a US Public Health Service Officer!

11 Sep

download The SAAPHI Mentoring and Professional Development Affairs Committee hosts a series of teleconferences to help public health professionals and students learn more about career development in various areas of public health. This is the final teleconference planned for this year. During this call, participants will have the opportunity to learn about career options within the US Public Health Service and speak with US PHS officers. Please distribute widely and see below and the attached flyer for details.

SAAPHI September 2014 Mentoring and Professional Development Teleconference
Thursday, September 25, 2014, 3:00 – 4:30 PM (EST)
Guest Speakers:

Commander Tracy Branch is a Physician Assistant and Commissioned Officer with the United States Public Health Service with 30 years of health care and social service experience.  She currently serves as a Public Health Advisor with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health. Prior to her current appointment CDR Branch spent over 6 years as the HHS Region VII Minority Health Consultant, in Kansas City, MO.  Her additional uniformed employment includes working with the Division of Immigration Health Service in Florence, Arizona; the Indian Health Service in Wagner, SD; the Federal Bureau of Prisons, in Brooklyn, NY; and within a free health clinic in Kansas City, MO.  She has deployed internationally providing primary care services in the countries of Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, the Republic of Marshall Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and Guyana. Commander Branch received her postgraduate Physician Assistant Certification from St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center, and a Master’s Degree in Family Medicine Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska.
Dr. Shondelle Wilson-Frederick is currently a Lieutenant in the United States Public Health Service and a Public Health Advisor in the Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. After Dr. Wilson-Frederick completed her doctorate, she sought an opportunity to apply these skills to research focused on chronic disease prevention in underserved populations. Dr. Wilson-Frederick obtained an inter-disciplinary postdoctoral fellowship in health disparities in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHBSPH), where she currently serves as a Faculty Associate. By exploring the social and environmental exposures that produce racial disparities in the distribution of disease and illness; Dr. Wilson-Frederick’s research seeks to identify appropriate targets for reducing such disparities. Dr. Wilson-Frederick has applied qualitative and quantitative research methodologies to generate empirical data on reducing the burden of chronic diseases in underserved and minority populations.
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