Student News: Public Health

Helen Cole, DPH student in the Community, Society, and Health track (2010 cohort), presented a poster, “Measuring chronic disease outcomes for older black men in New York City: Prevalence estimates from a true community-based sample,” in mid-December at the 2012 NIH Summit on Health Disparities. She also copresented three other posters with her colleagues at the summit.

Taeko Frost, DPH student in the Health Policy and Management track (2011 cohort), a member of the Community Advisory Board of Community Healthcare Network, was named executive director as of January 2013 of Washington Heights CORNER Project, northern Manhattan’s only harm reduction–specific social service agency. She has been serving as program director since 2009, overseeing the development of onsite medical and primary care services, case management, quality assurance, and evaluation.

Michelle Glaser, DPH student in the Epidemiology track (2011 cohort), will receive $10,000 in funding from the Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention at Columbia toward her one-year pilot project, “Incidence and risk factors for injuries among firefighters at the Fire Department of New York (FDNY).” 

Submitted on: FEB 1, 2013

Category: Student News