Department of Health Professions News and Events
The Latest from the Department of Health Professions
COMMUNITY HEALTH/HEALTH SCIENCES
"Post-Licensure Investigation of Vaccine Safety and Effectiveness," Monday, Nov. 13, 2017.
Hector Izurieta, MD, MPH, senior epidemiologist in the Office of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, presented a talk on the methods used to gather evidence on the safety and effectiveness of vaccines once they are on the market. Dr. Izurieta discussed the challenges posed by these investigations as well as the ongoing work of the FDA in the area of vaccine safety. Event organized by Dr. Sharon Phillips, Assistant Professor of Health Professions.
Dr. Vanessa Vielka de Danzine, PhD, MPH, MPA, spoke to Dr. Sharon Phillips' HPR 116 class about career options for students in health professions. She is a NYPD detective and former ER nurse practitioner who is committed to public health initiatives through advocacy as a health educator who provides workshops on forensic science. She is also a peer support officer, providing education to more than 100 NYPD members of service about mental illness, suicide, stress and crisis management, and self-care.
L-R: Dr. Eytan Behiri; Prof. Corine Kyriacou; Dr. Michael Oppenheim; Prof. Vimla Patel; Prof. Edward H. Shortliffe; Paul Savage; Prof. Edward Coffield; Dean Holly Seirup and Prof. Khalid Moidu
The MS in Health Informatics program welcomed two leading experts, Professors Edward Shortliffe and Vimla Patel, to share their thoughts on the challenges facing the booming health informatics field. Earlier in the day, Professors Shortliffe and Patel, Dr. Michael Oppenheim, and Ronald Nair, Esq. joined Hofstra Vice Provost Robert Brinkmann, Dean Holly Seirup, Dr. Eytan Behiri, and Professors Hak J. Kim, S.S. Valenti, Edward Coffield, and Corinne Kyriacou for a review of Hofstra's Health Informatics program to identify opportunities for growth and advancement. Event organized by Dr. Khalid Moidu, director of the graduate program in Health Informatics.
Master of Public Health students volunteered their time on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 at a "Learn How To Be a Disease Detective" class for high school students.
The MPH Community Advisory Board (CAB) had its first meeting of the academic year on Oct. 27, 2017 in the University Club, North Campus. "We look forward to working with the MPH CAB on developing new mission-critical professional opportunities for our students, alumni, and faculty," said MPH Program Director Anthony Santella.