SPHSA

About SPHSA

The SPHSA is proud of being the largest student organization among schools of public health in the state of Texas, and is a part of the world’s largest medical center. This site is a resource for the ever-busy graduate student and a medium to bring together the student community. We encourage you to keep an eye out for planned Student Association activities when you arrive on campus.

Purpose

The purpose of the Student Association is three-fold:

  • Promote the mutually supportive two-way communication within and between the student body, faculty, staff and administration at the school and institutional levels
  • Improve the quality of student life through a variety of social activities
  • Foster opportunity for student involvement in special events and to promote service to the community at large

Please click here for a copy of the SPHSA bylaws.

Benefits of the Student Association

  • Get to know your Peers
  • Get to know your Faculty
  • Build Leadership Skills
  • Build Social Skills
  • Get involved in UTSPH
  • Stay connected with other UT Regional Campus Reps.
  • Meet other students in TMC
  • Use discussion board on Blackboard to sell/buy books or find roommates!

If you have any questions, suggestions or just want to get involved with the Student Association contact us at SPHSA@uth.tmc.edu

SPH Survival Guide

The SPH Survival Guide is now online! Access the PDF here. This guide  is intended for incoming students, though returning students may find it useful as well. Comments/suggestions? Please send them to sphsa[at]uth.tmc.edu, or use the survey link on the right. Kudos to the SA and SPHISO officers who have put in the time and effort to compile this document!   Check out the SPH Student Association Schedule of Events. Click the tab above.

2014-15 Executive Board

 

 

Emily Wei, Executive Director

 Abigail

Abigail Sedory, Associate Director

 

Sarah Wesely, Administrative Director of Public Relations

   

Brenda Cantero, Administrative Director of Community Involvement

 

Trisha Amboree, Deputy Director of Community Involvement

Kathy Abusager, Administrative Director of Records

Jake Casanova, Administrative Director of Finance

 

Alokananda Ghosh, SIC Representative

Jocelyn Triplett, SIC Representative

Melissa Bing, SIC Representative

Kathi Ackerman, Practice Council Representative

Josh Fernelius, Research Council Representative

Pritul Patel, School-Wide Curriculum Council Representative

Eboni Stafford, TMC Student Advisory Council Representative

Digant Shah, New Student Liaison


Anne Baronitis,  Administrative Advisor


Mary Ann Smith, Faculty Advisor


 

There are currently six vacant SPHSA officer positions for the 2015/2016 session.  Click on the link below to see the available positions and apply for those that interest you.  It is a great way to exercise and develop your leadership skills as well as be an active participant in student light.  No matter the number of positions you apply for, only one position can be held per person.

SPHSA Fall 2015 Officer Election

Curriculum

Libraries

  • SPH Library - Access journal articles from home! Choose “Google Scholar” in the pulldown menu, and enter your login credentials.
  • MD Anderson Library - On the 21st floor of the Pickens Academic Tower next to SPH. Has great views of the Houston area! Open M-F 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Closed on weekends.
  • TMC Library - check website for hours. Located on John Freeman Blvd. behind the UT Medical School.
  • Fondren Library - located on the campus of Rice University - open to the general public “7am to midnight M-Thursday, 7am to 10pm on Friday, 9am to 10pm on Saturday, noon to midnight on Sunday. “

Housing and transportation

Local resources

To report any broken links, please email sphsa[at]uth.tmc.edu.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS SPHSA Spring 2015

January 21 (Wednesday)

Student Organization Fair

11:00am-1:00pm

Lobby

January 22 (Thursday)

Welcome Back social

4:30pm-7:30pm

Pump Handle

January 27 (Tuesday)

Deadline to join SPH team for Soccer League

Contact cordelia.nagle@uth.tmc.edu

5:00pm

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January 29 (Thursday)

OutREACH/SNLD social

4:30pm-7:30pm

Pump Handle

February 12 (Thursday)

AcademyHealth social

4:30pm-7:30pm

Deck

February 17 (Tuesday)

SPH Blood Drive for Gulf Coast

10:00am-2:00pm

102B

February 19 (Thursday)

Townhall Meeting

12:00pm-1:30pm

Auditorium

February 26 (Thursday)

International Student Organization social

4:30pm-7:30pm

Deck

March 3 (Tuesday)

Deadline to join SPH team for Softball League

Contact cordelia.nagle@uth.tmc.edu

5:00pm

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March 19 (Thursday)

St. Patrick’s Day social with UT SON

4:30pm-7:30pm

Deck

March 28 (Saturday)

Ronald McDonald House Ice Cream Party volunteer opportunity

12:00pm-4:00pm

Ronald McDonald House

March 31 (Tuesday)

Deadline to join SPH team for Basketball Tournament  Contact cordelia.nagle@uth.tmc.edu

5:00pm

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April 6-11 – National Public Health Week

 April 6 (Monday)

Advocacy Day
Theme: Raising the Grade

TBD

TBD

 April 7 (Tuesday)

Sweets N Trivia (co-sponsored with faculty)

Theme: Starting from Zip

1-3pm

Deck

 April 8  (Wednesday)

Skit Night           

Theme: Building Momentum and People

6:00pm-8:00pm

Auditorium

 April 9  (Thursday)

Research Day
Theme: Building Broader Connections

11:30am-1:30pm

Lobby/102AB

 April 10 (Friday)

Newly Admitted Students Day Social
Theme: Celebrating APHA's 20th anniversary of coordinating National Public Health Week/ greatest accomplishments in PH

4:30-6:00pm

Deck

April 18 (Saturday)

Spring Formal   

Theme: Hollywood: A Night in Tinseltown   

7:00pm-11:00pm

Cooley Center

April ??  (Saturday)

Food Bank volunteer opportunity  

More details coming!

morning

Houston Food Bank

April 24 (Friday)

Spring Officer Applications DUE

midnight

sphsa email

April 23 (Thursday)

Society for Women and Leadership social

4:30pm-7:30pm

Deck

April 27-May 1 (Friday)

Spring Elections Week

midnight

Qualtrics

May 5 (Tuesday)

Deadline to join SPH team for Kickball: starts May 11
Contact cordelia.nagle@uth.tmc.edu

5:00pm

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Diversity Fair (OCTOBER 17TH)

The University of Texas School of Public Health (UTSPH) has the most diverse student body of all the six schools at UT-Houston – international students comprise 30% of SPH’s student body. The main purpose of Diversity Fair is to celebrate SPH’s diversity and to increase cultural awareness within the community through live performances, national exhibit tables, a cultural parade and ethnic cuisine. Diversity Fair debuted in fall 2009, and has become much bigger ever since.   This event will take place OCTOBER 17TH, 5-8pm at the Cooley center. There will be parking available in the UT Dental parking lot and it will cost $5. The UT shuttle will also be available.

Who can come?

Diversity Fair is open to everyone (including friends and family) regardless of their affiliation with SPH. Everyone is also encouraged to wear the traditional clothing from their country and participate in the Country Parade! ADMISSION IS FREE!

How can you volunteer?

Diversity fair needs volunteers in order for the event to be a success for the community. There are various areas where you can volunteer- food preparation, creating a performance, representing your country through a booth, and general volunteering. Please look at the links provided on the right hand side.

How can you donate?

Check out the link to the right to see how you can contribute to help make Diversity Fair possible!

Previous Diversity Fair Performances:

SPH Diversity fair 09 pics.pptx (1)   SPH Diversity fair 09 pics.pptx (2)

 

The Nigerian Contingent

Diversity Fair 2014 Saw The Nigerian Contingent Perform A Popular Marriage Skit