Career Fair and Student Poster Presentations
Health Science Department
Introduction by Department Chair, Dr. Robert H. Friis
Pyramid Annex, May 13, 2009
Welcome to the annual career fair and poster presentations held on this May 13, 2009. First, I would like to recognize our student organizers, faculty sponsor Dr. Mo, other faculty members, and Associate Dean Dr. Stanley. In addition, I would like to welcome our speakers from the professional community, Mr. Olenschlager and Dr. Van Sky, both from the Orange County Health Care Agency. Our first event in this format was held last year.
I would like to recognize some of the department’s achievements this year:
How does today’s event relate to the many challenges faced by the public health work force and the larger society? First of all, what is the proper focus of public health? It is the field that addresses the health of the public from the population perspective; epidemiology is the discipline that studies the distribution and determinants of health outcomes in the population.
Many of the posters on display today deal with topics such as these. From these presentations, you can see that there are numerous and exciting issues that you will confront during your career in public health. This event will help you to explore further the service and employment opportunities that exist in our community.
Congratulations to those of you who will be graduating, and have an enjoyable summer.