Second MPH Poster Conference Showcases Public Health Internship Experiences

YEREVAN, Armenia Second-year Master of Public Health (MPH) students at the American University of Armenia (AUA) School of Public Health (SPH) delivered poster presentations describing their internship experiences at various public health-related organizations in Armenia and abroad. This was the second poster conference led by MPH students.

Internship sites included the Armenian Red Cross Society, World Vision Armenia, Children of Armenia Fund, Jinishian Memorial Foundation, Fund for Armenian Relief, State Health Inspectorate of the Ministry of Health, State Health Agency of the Ministry of Health, Project Implementation Unit of the Ministry of Health, the Center for Health Services Research and Development at SPH, and Coimbatore Cancer Foundation in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

The poster committee approached each student and asked questions about their internship projects. Voting took place for the best poster with Dhamodharan Ramasamy winning the majority of votes. SPH faculty, representatives of internship organizations, MPH students and alumni, and other guests participated in the voting.

The Public Health Internship program was added to the MPH curriculum in 2014 to provide students an opportunity to apply theories, ideas, and skills learned in the classroom to public health practice in real work settings, and to network with public health professionals.

The AUA School of Public Health works actively to improve the health of the populace and health services in Armenia and the region through interdisciplinary education and development of public health professionals and others to be leaders in public health, health services research and evaluation, and health care delivery and management.

Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia and affiliated with the University of California. AUA provides a global education in Armenia and the region, offering high-quality, graduate and undergraduate studies, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic values.