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VAPHA 7th Annual Career and Student Research Day

  • 29 Apr 2016
  • 8:30 AM - 2:45 PM
  • Old Dominion University - Webb University Center - 5115 Hampton Boulevard - Norfolk, Virginia


  • For students enrolled in graduate or undergraduate public health programs.

Registration is closed

Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to learn about careers in public health.

The Virginia Public Health Association along with the EVMS/ODU Master of Public Health Program invite you to participate in our 7th Annual Career and Student Research Day. You will be exposed to the plentiful professional opportunities in public health as well as recent advancements in health research and development. Participants will also have an opportunity to meet and talk with a variety of potential employers. 

The program will feature a series of roundtable discussions on a variety of career opportunities in public health as well as ideas to help in the job hunt.

Registration is free for current students, and is required to participate in the roundtables. 

Program Schedule

  • 8:30 -Registration Opens - 
  • 9:00-12:00 - Employer Expo 
  • 11:00 - 12:00 - Student Research Poster Session
  • 11:30 - 12:00- Snack Break 
  • 12:00 - 1:30 - Keynote speakers - Dr. Julietta Rodriguez-Guzman, PAHO/WHO - Public Health Workforce Around the World
  • 1:30 - 2:45 - Roundtable Sessions begin (three 25 minute sessions)
  • 2:45 - 3:00 - Student Research Poster Winner - Adjourn

Roundtable Topics

  • Table 1 - Careers in Epidemiology
  • Table 2 - Careers in Health Management & Policy 
  • Table 3 - Careers in Health Promotion
  • Table 4 - Careers in Global Environmental Health 
  • Table 5 - Careers in Infectious Disease
  • Table 6 - Careers in Global Health 
  • Table 7 - Careers in Health Informatics 
  • Table 8 - Doctoral Careers in Epidemiology 
  • Table 9 - Doctoral Careers in Health Services 
  • Table 10 - The CPH Exam 
  • Table 11 - Interviewing/Networking 

Who Should Attend 

The program is designed for current undergraduates , MPH students and alumni interested in careers in public health.

Program Fees

Registration is free for current students. 


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ODU Parking Information

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Want to Submit a Poster? 

All Public Health Students and recent graduates can take this opportunity to present their research and projects. Abstracts should be no more than 200 words and summarize your rationale, methodology (if applicable), and findings/outcomes. Please include the names of all authors, with contact information, as well as the name of your college/university and program, and note whether your submission will be for display only or should be included in the judging. Prizes will be awarded for those submissions that are judged. Abstract submission deadline: 5 p.m., Tuesday April 26, 2016. Submit your abstracts with your registration.  You may also submit after registering by going to VAPHA 7th Annual Career and Student Research Day Poster Session under Events.



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