Hhmi-local-public-health

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*Are there local public health issues that can be explored/researched/addressed by a group of motivated students and faculty during a 4 week May course, and possibly some on-going effort during the rest of the year?  This program can be continued over the 4 year timeframe of the grant.
*Are there local public health issues that can be explored/researched/addressed by a group of motivated students and faculty during a 4 week May course, and possibly some on-going effort during the rest of the year?  This program can be continued over the 4 year timeframe of the grant.
*Are there ways that we can work with local health care providers, public and private, to expose students to the wide variety of health careers?
*Are there ways that we can work with local health care providers, public and private, to expose students to the wide variety of health careers?
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* Can Earlham somehow collaborate with IU East, Ivy Tech to enhance regional pre-health, biotech education? (IU East bio dept thinks so and is eager to talk.)
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* Can Earlham somehow collaborate with IU East, Ivy Tech to enhance regional pre-health, biotech education? (IU East bio prof Joan Lafuze thinks so and is eager to talk.)
Our Current Working Idea:
Our Current Working Idea:
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*Readings/discussions on humanity in medicine and bioethics
*Readings/discussions on humanity in medicine and bioethics
*Laboratory and field experiments with a health emphasis
*Laboratory and field experiments with a health emphasis
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*Specific curricular activities would include data mining of WHO, CDC, Health and Human Services, Indiana data with statistical and meaningful anaylsis; SIR (susceptible, infected, recovered) epidemiological modeling.
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*Specific curricular activities would include data mining of WHO, CDC, Health and Human Services, Indiana data with statistical and meaningful anaylsis; SIR (susceptible, infected, recovered) epidemiological modeling (CS students would create modeling program.)
*Above activities could enable students to help Earlham, local gov. establish and revise pandemic and other health emergency plans.
*Above activities could enable students to help Earlham, local gov. establish and revise pandemic and other health emergency plans.

Revision as of 13:42, 18 June 2007

A group of Earlham science faculty is working on a grant proposal to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. One sub-group, the people listed below, has an interest in developing a public health/health careers component for the proposal.

Who We Are:

Our Questions:

Our Current Working Idea:

A 4-week pre-health May program with the following features:


Notes

Peter's plan:

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