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Muskie students form Public Health Education Corps to support Maine CDC

Muskie School Public Health Education CorpsThree students in the Muskie School’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program have been chosen to provide health education services for the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Program of the Maine Center for Disease Control (CDC).

The Muskie Public Health Education Corps was created to increase the public health education capacity at the Maine CDC and advance the skills and experience of the emerging public health workforce. The Corps will help develop and implement educational programs that support community awareness and prevention of infectious diseases.

Carissa Parent, Nikki Busmanis, and Jacey Keller will form the inaugural Public Health Education Corps team, whose initial projects will include a middle school level intervention regarding tick- and mosquito-borne disease.

Dr. Judy Tupper, Muskie faculty member and managing director of the Population Health and Health Policy Program at Muskie’s Cutler Institute, is serving as the Corps advisor.


Photo: Carissa Parent, Nikki Busmanis, and Jacey Keller (left to right).

Nellie Mae Education Foundation nominates Pious Ali for the Lawrence W. O'Toole Award

Pious Ali

Pious Ali, Youth and Community Engagement Specialist in Cutler’s Children, Youth, and Families Programs, has been nominated for the Lawrence W. O’Toole Award by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation. Pious is one of six nominees from the New England states.

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation believes that student-centered learning – where learning is personalized, engaging, competency-based and not restricted to the classroom – will prepare young people to graduate high school ready to contribute to their communities and succeed. This award is given out each year to an individual, school district, or non-profit that has exhibited great leadership in moving student-centered approaches to learning forward in the New England region.

The winner will be selected by online voting and will be awarded a $100,000 grant to help advance student centered learning!

 

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