YEREVAN – On June 26, 2013, the American University of Armenia (AUA)’s School of Public Health (SPH) hosted a bilingual poetry reading in AUA’s Akian Art Gallery dedicated to the healing power of words, as part of its Public Health Seminar series.
On the occasion of World No Tobacco Day, the American University of Armenia (AUA) School of Public Health (SPH) partnered with the Armenian Volunteer Corps (AVC) to present research on this year’s theme, “Ban Tobacco Advertising, Promotion, and Sponsorship.”
Meghrigian Institute of Preventive Ophthalmology of the AUA School of Public Health conducted a 4-day training on “Ophthalmic Diseases and Modern Diagnostic and Treatment Methods” among ophthalmologists of Gegharkunik and Tavush marzes between May 11-26, 2013.
AUA MPH Alumna Publishes Master’s Thesis Project on Child Undernutrition in the Journal Public Health NutritionMay 31, 2013
AUA MPH Alumna and lead author Lilit Hovhannisyan, MD, MPH (2011) and her coauthors Anahit Demirchyan, MD, MPH (1999), Senior Research Specialist with the AUA School of Public Health and Varduhi Petrosyan, Associate Professor and Associate Dean of the School, reported in their article Estimated Prevalence and Predictors of Undernutrition among Children Aged 5-17 Months in Yerevan, Armenia that about one-fifth (20.5%) of the 5-17 month-old children in Yerevan were undernourished.
On April 25, the American University of Armenia led a group of international experts on a scientific trip to examine local conditions and environmental concerns in two heavily polluted mining communities in northern Armenia.
The American University of Armenia is organizing an international scientific symposium on April 22-23 focused on exploring the occupational and environmental health issues around mining and construction in transition economies such as Armenia.
Mining contributed to economic growth in Armenia between 2004-2010 while simultaneously creating income inequality and poverty. This is according to a recent study by the AUA Acopian Center for the Environment conducted in cooperation with the AUA College of Business and Economics.
AUA’s School of Public Health is organizing a seminar on how to become a Fullbright Scholar on April 15 at 6:30 pm. The event, to be held in PAB room 213W, will feature remarks by Dr. Dana Walrath–a Fulbright Scholar at the AUA School of Public Health and Dr. Peter Bingham–a Fulbright Scholar at Yerevan State Medical University.
The AUA School of Public Health and the AUA Acopian Center for the Environment have partnered with two Armenian governmental ministries to develop an inventory of toxic waste sites in Armenia.
The American University of Armenia (AUA) hosted a seminar examining the impact of narrative medicine as it relates to Alzheimer’s disease on Thursday, February 21, 2013.