Graduate students from UCLA's Students of Color for Public Health (SCPH) mentored HSA students throughout the 09-10 school year. Mentors met with advisory classes every two weeks to guide students through public health research projects. Through this program, students learned what public health is, completed their own mini-internet research projects about student selected public health issues, and proposed public health interventions to help solve those problems.
The mentors also planned an April 5th field trip to UCLA for our students as a kick-off to their National Public Health Week. This fun and informative day started with a panel of graduate students from the UCLA School of Public Health. The grad students shared information on their educational paths and career plans, and answered questions about college and public health. The panel was followed by a tour through UCLA, where mentors pointed out the many examples of public health around the beautiful campus. The day ended with a wrap us session, during which students were treated to remarks by David Clark, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs for the School of Public Health and a goodie bag of treats to take with them.
Our sincere thanks to our mentors and everyone at UCLA School of Public Health for your hard work and hospitality on our behalf!
Visit our electronic photo album to view more pictures of the trip.