Allegheny College Professor of Global Health Studies Caryl Waggett has been named the recipient of the 2022 Riegelman Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Public Health Education from the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH). The award recognizes faculty who have made exemplary efforts to start or sustain an undergraduate program, collaborated with
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July 6th 2022
Matt Zaborowski ’17, MPH, CPH, initially set out to pursue a career as a dentist. However, as an Allegheny College student, he found another route and realized his vision of promoting oral health. “I was actively involved on campus and was presented with tremendous opportunities in the community to develop my passion,” says Zaborowski, who
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May 25th 2022
Jessica Margraf ’21 says her time at Allegheny College shaped her interests in global public health. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in global health studies and environmental studies, and a minor in psychology, she’s putting those interests to work as a 2021 Public Health Associate with the Centers for
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April 1st 2021
Allegheny College senior Margo Beck wants to help members of her generation make informed decisions about how they eat — and how those choices impact not only their health but also the Earth. The environmental science and sustainability major has focused her Senior Comprehensive Project on a diet based on her Armenian heritage, drawing on
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July 16th 2020
Kirsten Peterson, a 1978 Allegheny College graduate and a member of the Gateway Pre-Professional Studies staff, received the Buck Hill ’68 Award from the Northeast Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NEAAHP) during its June 2020 annual meeting, which was held online. Peterson was honored for her outstanding service to NEAAHP and the National
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May 22nd 2020
Six Allegheny College professors will be featured on “The Academic Minute,” a national radio broadcast and podcast that highlights research from colleges and universities throughout the world, beginning on Monday, May 25. Starting with Monday’s broadcast, five of the professors will “take over” “The Academic Minute” program for the week. Each day, one Allegheny faculty
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April 22nd 2020
Allegheny Global Health Studies Associate Professor Caryl Waggett will join three other educators for a live-streamed seminar titled “Shaping Teaching and Learning to Address a Global Health Crisis: COVID-19 and Global Health,” at 2 p.m. (EST) Friday, May 1. The free session is hosted by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, a national association
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March 19th 2020
From offering advice on social media to holding “online office hours” to assembling a reading list to educate and inform, Allegheny College faculty members are working to help students grapple with the COVID-19 crisis and the shift to off-campus, remote learning. Allegheny students currently are on their spring break but will start remote classes March
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As the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to spread across the U.S., Allegheny College global health studies and biology professor Becky Dawson has served as an expert source for area media outlets covering the outbreak. Dawson is an expert in epidemiology and global health challenges, researching disease risk factors and patterns of disease in human populations. With
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January 27th 2020
Everyone thinks like an economist about food. They just don’t necessarily know it, says Amelia Finaret, assistant professor of global health studies at Allegheny College. The economics of nutrition is not just about how much consumers spend on certain types of food, she adds. “It’s a lot broader than people think. It’s not only about
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