Articles: Tag: Global Health Studies

Allegheny Senior Shares Evidence About Making Planet-Friendly Choices in Diet

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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Allegheny’s Kirsten Peterson Receives Award for Pre-Professional Studies Guidance

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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National Radio Program to Spotlight Faculty Research at Allegheny College

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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Allegheny Professor to Join Webinar Panelists in Global Health Education Discussion

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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Allegheny Faculty Members Take Initiative for Positive Student Outreach

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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Allegheny College Professor Provides Coronavirus Expertise to Area Media Outlets, Agencies

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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Allegheny Professor Helps Explore the Economics of Nutrition

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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Allegheny College Professor Discusses Coronavirus in Erie News Now Interview

Rebecca Dawson, assistant professor of global health studies and biology at Allegheny College, discussed the coronavirus outbreak in an interview with Erie News Now, which airs on the city’s CBS and NBC affiliates. Dawson is an expert in epidemiology and global health challenges, researching disease risk factors and patterns of disease in human populations. Watch Dawson’s interview

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Allegheny College Students Learn From Measles Outbreak Simulation

Don’t be alarmed, but 43 members of the Allegheny College community were diagnosed with measles between March 12 and April 2. If this were actually the case, there’d likely be a team of investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention swarming the campus. But this was just an epidemiology class exercise developed by

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