Member Spotlight - May 2016

FPU LogoThis month, NHPHA shines the spotlight on and welcomes the Franklin Pierce University (FPU) Public Health Program and Dr. Angela Ekwonye, Visiting Assistant Professor of Natural Sciences.

The Franklin Pierce University Public Health Program began in September 2015.  Their mission is to impart in their students a broad understanding of the factors that shape the health of the population and equip students with evaluative tools for improving the health of the FPU AEkwonyecommunity.  The curriculum is analytically focused and conceptually grounded and, as such, prepares their students for careers in Public Health, Health Service Administration, Health Education, or entry into graduate and professional programs  in public health, healthcare management, international policy, communication, medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc. FPU Team Photo

When asked about her involvement with FPU, Dr. Ekwonye stated, "As a faculty in the program, I teach different public health courses and have been actively involved in developing courses and activities for the program."  More recently, Dr. Ekwonye has moderated and helped develop the FPU Public Health Club and describes her work at FPU as very satisfying.  "I enjoy working with my students in the classroom and outside the classroom.  We hold weekly club meetings in which we discuss various health issues in our community and ways we can contribute to solving the problems.

In the coming fall, the FPU Public Health Club will be conducting a panel discussion on "Living a Healthy Lifestyle Away From Home" with the hope of creating awareness of different activities that individuals can do to improve their personal health and wellness and the overall health of the college community.  In the spring, they will organize and host a health fair to FPU Campus Photocreate greater awareness of healthy living among members of our community.  "Throughout the school year we will be taking photos of public health efforts, issues or events and will share the photos on our Twitter and Instagram accounts ", said Dr. Ekwonye.  Find the FPU Public Health Club on Twitter at @FPU_PubHClub or on Instagram at @FPU_PUBHCLUB.

To learn more about the Franklin Pierce University Public Health Program, visit their website.

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