April 2020 Student E-newsletter

A word from Dean Ronald Perez

Dear Zilber School of Public Health Students:

As you return from your extended Spring Break and restart your classes in a new online format, we recognize the difficulties and challenges that you are going through and I want you to know that the faculty and staff of the Zilber School of Public Health is here to support you and your success during this challenging period. Please reach out if you need assistance and please communicate with your instructors if you have any questions or are experiencing any challenges.

Your health and well-being are of critical importance; together we will do our best to be adaptive and work through this unusual time. This is a difficult and uncertain time for all and we thank you for your patience while we work through these difficulties together.

Best regards and stay healthy,


Stay Safe – get the Rave Guardian app

UWM is adding an optional program to its alert system this spring that allows students to dial an emergency number with one push of a button or choose a “guardian” to virtually walk them home. The Rave Guardian app is available free to students and staff who choose to add it to the university’s existing Safe Alert program. That current system is used to send texts and/or emails to all students, faculty and staff in case of an emergency. The Rave Guardian app can be downloaded free from the Apple and Android app stores. The app, which is customized to the university when the user enters their UWM information, includes a number of features beyond the safety alert. One is a Guardian timer, which allows an app user who is traveling alone to connect with a friend or relative to let them know when they are leaving, where they’re heading, and when they expect to arrive. If the timer isn’t turned off when the user arrives, the friend can contact the user or police. For more information and details on other features, how the Rave Guardian works and how to download it to your phone, go to the University Police Department website.

Job Opportunities for Students and Alumni

North Shore Health Department –  Public Health Program Manager

Under the guidance of the Health Officer, this position manages a broad spectrum of public health programs including the emergency preparedness and community health initiatives for communities in the North Shore. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Summer Job for Equality –  Multiple Jobs
Fund for Equality is a project of Fund for the Public Interest, a national nonprofit that has partnered with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) to tackle issues like marriage and workplace equality. We’re hiring people this summer to help fight for LGBTQ equality. HRC has counted on us for years to generate the people power and resources it needs to take on the opponents of progress and win. We’re hiring in several cities across the country to raise money and get thousands of people to take action. Learn more about Fund for Equality.

Stanford University –  School of Medicine Program Manager

The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Division of Public Mental Health and Population Science, Center for Behavioral Health Services and Implementation Research (CBHSIR) is seeking a Social Science Research Professional. The candidate will serve as a team leader and along with the center director, oversee a research portfolio and team dedicated to the application of implementation science methods to improve the quality of health care delivery and public health.

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