Undergraduate Program in
Public Health

News & Events

New Center to Advance Bioethical Education, Training

Alumnus Paul M. Schyve, M.D., has committed $5 million to the University to support the study and practice of bioethics in health care and research. The center will advance bioethical training and education throughout the region; help professionals, patients, and families make bioethical decisions; and enhance community understanding of bioethical issues. Housed at the Medical Center, the center will unite programs across the entire University through the creation of a bioethics counsel. Read more>>


2015 Health and Human Values Creative Excellence Award

The Health and Human Values Creative Excellence Award is given each year to a student who submits a piece of original, creative work that best presents a unique perspective of the human experience of health and illness and its meaning for patients, families, caregivers, health care workers, or society.

The contest is open to all University of Rochester STUDENTS (undergraduate, graduate, nursing, medical).  Entries may be in any medium: poetry, fiction, fine arts, photography, or personal essay.  Entries will be judged on the originality of perspective they present, on their connection to meaning of health and illness, on the skill of their presentation, and on their overall quality.  Please note that previously published material is not eligible.

The winner will receive $200 and an award plaque and prizes will also presented to Honorable Mention winners.

All entries must be accompanied by a cover sheet identifying you and your submission.  The submission deadline is Friday, March 20, 2015 by 4 p.m.

Sponsored by the University Interdisciplinary Cluster on Health and Human Values.


Morgan Named Educator of the Year  

Adrienne Morgan, PhD., one of the instructors for PH 397, the Community Engagement Internship class, has been named the  Barbara J. McGriff 2014 Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Urban League of Rochester.  The award recognizes an individual who shows distinguished performance in and out of the classroom to benefit students in the Rochester area.  The recipient also fosters understanding and involvement in urban issues.

Morgan is the Senior Director of the School of  Medicine and Dentistry’s Center for Advocacy Community Health Education and Diversity (CACHED) and an assistant professor in the Division of the Medical Humanities and Bioethics.

In addition to her extended service on the Urban League's Black Scholars Steering Committee and participation in many of their student enrichment and support activities, Morgan is a visible icon in the greater Rochester community and a faculty member who generates enormous goodwill for the School of Medicine and Dentistry.


Peer Advisors

There are peer advisors available for students majoring in Health, Behavior, and Society. For information, go to the Peer Advisors web page.


Summer Study Abroad

Find out how four Public Health majors spent their summer: Smoking Cessation in the Foothills of the Himalayas.