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Date:
Friday, November 1, 2013
Time:
10:00-11:00 Orientation
11:00-12:00 Presentations
Location:
PCC SY ST 101

Orientation to Bridges to Baccalaureate
Bridges Research-Intern Poster Presentation
Keynote Speaker

Rock Creek StrenghtsQuest Workshop

Date:
Friday May 3, 2013
Time:
12 to 2pm
Location:
Building 2 room 108

Bridges to Baccalaureate Free Seminar Lecture Series Presents

The Health Benefits of the Natural Environment

Date:
Friday May 3, 2013
Time:
12 to 2pm
Location:
Cascade Campus, MAHB 104 (auditorium)

All students, staff and faculty are welcome! Q&A immediately following the lecture.

About the Lecture

Dr. Kurt Beil will give a lecture focusing on the different ways in which human beings are dependent on the natural world for the creation of optimum health. In keeping with the holistic, systems-based perspective, this discussion will cover a range of different scales of research from the molecular to the societal.

Bio: Kurt Beil, ND, MSOM, MPH, focuses his career on restoring a harmonious balance between human beings and their environment. As a holistic physician with training in naturopathic and classical Chinese medicine, Dr. Beil strives to promote health through creating an intimate relationship with Nature. His training in ecopsychology, public health and sustainability have helped him realize that destruction of natural environments and extensive urban development are contributing "upstream" causes of many forms of disease (dis-ease).

Rock Creek Seminar with Kelly Gonzales

Date:
Friday, May 31, 2013
Time:
1:30-3pm

Rock Creek Social and Intern Recognition

Date:
Friday, June 7, 2013
Time:
1-2pm
Location:
Building 2 room 108

The Influence of Childhood Segregation on Later Life Sense of Control and Physical Performance

Date:
Friday March 22, 2013
Time:
12:30 to 2pm
Location:
Cascade Campus, MAHB 104 (auditorium)

About the Lecture

For over ten years sociologist Dr. Wolinksy has been investigating the impacts of segregation and desegregation on a cohort of middle aged and older, urban African Americans in St. Louis, Missouri. During this lecture, Dr. Wolinsky reports on recent discoveries on how early life experiences with segregated and desegregated schooling influences health outcomes later in life.

Among the 250 most highly cited social scientists in the world, Dr. Wolinsky currently serves as Director of the Center for Health Policy & Research at the University of Iowa and the John W. Colloton Chair and Professor of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health. His work centers on the longitudinal assessment of health and health behaviors of older adults and the clinical, social, and behavioral significance of changes in health related quality of life measures.

Dr. Wolinsky has received numerous honors, including the National Institute of Health MERIT Award, the Distinguished Scholar Award from the American Sociological Association's Section on Aging and Life Course and the St. Martin de Porres Teacher of the Year Award from the Saint Louis University School of Public Health.

Bridges Orientation

All new & returning Bridges Students, please plan to attend one of the following two Bridges Orientation sessions:

Cascade

Date:
Nov 30, 2012
Time:
12 to 2pm
Room:
TBA

Rock Creek

Date:
December 7, 2012
Time:
1 to 3pm
Room:
TBA

Come learn more about:

  • Application preparation for 2012 PSU Summer Research Internship
  • Upcoming Bridges Events
  • PCC-PSU Dual Enrollment Process
  • Meet former PSU Summer Research Interns

Please RSVP to:

StrengthsQuest

Date:
Friday, May 27, 2011
Time:
12 noon to 1pm
Location:
PCC Cascade Campus, Jackson Hall 112

What is StrengthsQuest?

StrengthsQuest has helped millions of people around the word gain insight into how to use their talents to achieve academic success, explore careers, and in leadership development.

After taking the 30-minute online StrengthsFinder assessment, you will receive a customized report listing your top five talent themes. During the workshop, we will explore how our talents and individualized strengths-based action items can be used to achieve academic, career, and personal success.

Successfully Managing the Internship Experience

Date:
Friday, May 27, 2011
Time:
1pm to 2pm
Location:
PCC Cascade Campus, Jackson Hall 112

During this workshop PCC faculty, PSU mentors and 2010 student interns will provide valuable information, practical advice and strategies to help successfully manage and maximize the benefits of the internship experience. RSVP: Before May 11 to Shari Rochelle srochell@pcc.edu

Cascade Bridges to Baccalaureate Seminar Series

Date:
Friday, April 29, 2011
Time:
12 noon to 2pm
Location:
PCC Cascade Campus, Moriarty Auditorium, Room 104
Film:
10 Americans
Lecture Topic:
Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging
Guest Lecturer:
Dr. Maye Thompson, RN, PhD.

Film: 10 Americans

This short film, produced by the Environmental Working Group, discusses the most comprehensive study ever conducted on umbilical cord blood samples of ten American babies born in 2004. The study revealed the presence of 287 industrial chemicals – all of which are neurotoxins or hormone disruptors and nearly half of which are known carcinogens, some of which had been banned for decades.

Lecture: Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging

Emerging evidence suggests that toxic environmental exposures, in combination with lifestyle choices, are significant contributing factors in many of the chronic degenerative diseases of aging, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging, published jointly by Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Science and Environmental Health Network, examines the lifetime influences of environmental factors on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and their underlying pathologic mechanisms.

A close look at the science of these diseases shows they are related to a number of features of modern society and that Alzheimer's disease especially is linked to other serious health problems of modern times, which we call the "western disease cluster".

Speaker: Dr. Maye Thompson RN, PhD

Dr. Maye Thompson is the Environmental Health Program Director for the Oregon Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility. Dr. Thompson will discuss her research, summarize the evidence uncovered in the report and also give suggestions for reducing your exposure and building resilience against environmental threats.

Light Refreshments Served.

Sylvania Bridges to Baccalaureate Seminar Series

Date:
Friday, April 8, 2011
Time:
12 noon to 1:30pm
Location:
PCC Sylvania Campus, College Center Building, Cedar Room
Lecture Topic:
The Public Health Benefits of the Natural Environment
Guest Lecturer:
Dr. Kurt Beil

Dr. Kurt Beil will give a lecture focusing on the different ways in which human beings are dependent on the natural world for the creation of optimum health. In keeping with the holistic, systems-based perspective, this discussion will cover a range of different scales of research from the molecular to the societal.

Kurt Beil, ND, MPH, focuses his career on restoring a harmonious balance between human beings and their environment. As a holistic physician with training in naturopathic and classical Chinese medicine, Dr. Beil strives to promote health through creating an intimate relationship with Nature. His training in ecopsychology, public health and sustainability have helped him realize that destruction of natural environments and extensive urban development are contributing “upstream” causes of many forms of disease (dis-ease).

Cascade Bridges to Baccalaureate Seminar Series

Date:
Friday, February 25, 2011
Time:
12 Noon to 2pm: Film at 12 noon, Lecturer at 1pm
Location:
PCC Cascade Campus, MAHB 104
Lecture Topic:
Self-Inflicted Deaths Among Men And Women With Military Service
Guest Lecturer:

Mark S. Kaplan, Dr.P.H., professor of community health at Portland State University studies population-wide data to understand suicide risk factors among seniors, veterans, racial and ethnic populations. In his recently co-authored study, titled Self Inflicted Deaths Among Women with US Military Service: A Hidden Epidemic?, Dr. Kaplan reveals that young women veterans have nearly triple the suicide rate compared to young women who never served in the military.

Dr. Kaplan, received his doctorate in public health from the University of California, Berkeley and holds a Distinguished Investigator Award from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. He testified before the Senate Special Committee on Aging at its hearing on veterans’ health and was a member of the Expert Panel on the VA Blue Ribbon Work Group on Suicide Prevention in the Veteran Population.

Films:
  • Suicide Epidemic Among Veterans: CBS News Investigation uncovers a suicide rate for veterans twice that of other Americans
  • Service: Documentary highlighting the unique challenges facing disabled female veterans as they transition from active duty to civilian life
  • Veterans Fighting The Enemy Within: Documentary showing three men struggling against a death wish after returning from Iraq and Afghanistan

Rock Creek Bridges to Baccalaureate Seminar Series

Date:
Friday, February 25, 2011
Time:
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Location:
PCC Rock Creek Campus, BLDG 3 Room 225
(Faculty: please contact Marlene Eid if you would like to bring your class - this is to insure enough space is available)
Lecture Topic:
Issues of Acculturation and Cognition among African American Seniors, by Fred Miller
Guest Lecturer:

Mr. Miller will discuss the results of his study, "Acculturation and Cognitive Performance among African American Seniors." This study examines within-group differences in cognitive function as related to the levels of acculturation among African American seniors.

Mr. Miller is the Director of the African American Dementia & Aging Project at Oregon Health & Science University, a position he has held since 2000. In addition to conducting the research study, Mr. Miller has over 25 years of experience as a Psychology Professor at Portland Community College.

Cascade Bridges to Baccalaureate Seminar Series

Guest Speaker:
Dr. Thornburg, Director of OHSU's Heart Research Center leads clinical studies to determine the role of maternal diet and body in regulating fetal growth in women. Dr. Thornburg, PhD in developmental physiology, holds professorial appointments in Physiology, Pharmacology, Biomedical Engineering and Cardiovascular Medicine. He has published over 125 papers on pregnancy and fetal development and co-authored a leading book on placental physiology.
Film:
"Unnatural Causes: When the Bough Breaks"
Date:
Friday, November 19, 2010
Time:
Film at 12 Noon; Speaker at 12:30pm
Location:
PCC Cascade Campus, MAHB 104

Diet and Racism: Adult Illness and Infant Survival

The film, When The Bough Breaks explores reasons for the high rate of infant deaths among African Americans (nearly twice as high as for white Americans) and why even well-educated Black women have birth outcomes worse than white women who haven't finished high school.

Some neonatologists believe that African American women and infants are at increased risk not because of their biology, but because of the cumulative impact of racism they experience over their lifetime - an impact that can outweigh even the benefits of higher social and class status

Our guest speaker, Dr. Kent L. Thornburg, presents compelling new research linking maternal and childhood nutrition to vulnerabilities for diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer later in life AND in the next generation.

Bridges Advising and Poster Preparation Workshop

Attention all current and new Bridges students:

Date:
Friday, October 1
Time:
12 Noon through 2pm
RSVP:
RSVP intentions to attend or questions to Shari Rochelle.
Location:
Cascade Campus, PSEB 111

Bridges Advising

12 Noon to 1pm

Please join the CA Bridges Faculty Advisors and Academic Advisor Jim Fasculo for an informal Bridges gathering to answer your questions about PCC courses and academic preparation for research careers in biomedical and behavioral science.

Poster Preparation Workshop

1pm to 2pm

Dr. Ken Friedrich, CA Chemistry Bridges Advisor, will present a workshop on "How to Prepare a Poster Presentation". Sample posters (the Good, Bad and Ugly) will be available for viewing. Bridges summer interns strongly encouraged to attend (bring your questions, poster ideas and a basic outline of your summer research project).

Pollution in People: A Study of Toxic Chemicals in Oregonians

Guest Speaker:

Renee Hackenmiller-Paradis, PhD. Environmental Health Program Director at Oregon Environmental Council. Lead author 2007 Pollution in People

Film:
"10 Americans"
Date:
Friday, May 7, 2010
Time:
Film at 1pm
Speaker at 1:30pm
Location:
PCC Cascade, MAHB 104

Description:

Film:
"10 Americans" explores the issue of chemical body burden.
Lecture:

Oregonians are polluted with many hazardous industrial chemicals according to a 2007 study conducted on ten Oregon women and men who volunteered to have their bodies tested to study levels of chemical pollution in people. Representing a diverse group of Oregonians from rural and urban areas throughout the state the one thing they unfortunately share with all Oregonians is the unwelcome presence of toxic chemicals in their bodies.

Dr. Hackenmiller-Paradis will discuss her research on pollution in people and work to develop and promote policies and projects that protect kids from toxic pollution. Renee has her BS in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Washington, received her PhD. in Genetics at University of Chicago, and a MPH from Portland State University.

Bridges Seminars at Rock Creek Campus

Each seminar is approximately 45 minutes in length. Contact Susanne Christopher, RC Bridges Campus Coordinator if you have questions about RC Seminars.

Behind Closed Doors in an Emergency - Working to Keep Oregonians Safe: the Strategic National Stockpile, Emergency Management, and Disaster Planning

Seminar provides an overview of the Strategic National Stockpile program and discusses Oregon specifics, including H1N1.

Presenter:
Sonya L. Czerniak, Strategic National Stockpile Coordinator, Oregon Department of Human Services, Public Health Division, Immunization Program
Date:
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Time:
12:30pm
Location:
RC Bldg. 2, Rm. 246

Health Equity for Latinos in Oregon

This presentation will provide an overview of cancer health disparities that exist for Latinos in Oregon including social, economic and political determinants that impact health.

Presenters:
Rosemary Celaya-Alston, Executive Director of Familias en Acción and Marie Dahlstrom, Diversity Coordinator for the University of Portland School of Nursing. Adjunct faculty to Oregon Health Sciences University, Department of Radiation Medicine
Date:
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Time:
12 Noon
Location:
RC Bldg. 2, Rm. 246

Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT)

Environmental Health and Human Health are areas of strong public concern. This seminar explains the federal Environmental Public Health Tracking program and how it is providing information on environmental health concerns.

Presenter:
Tara Chetock, Health Education, Environmental Public Health Tracking Program, Oregon Public Health Division
Date:
Monday, May 17, 2010
Time:
8:30am
Location:
RC Bldg. 2, Rm. 111

Environmental Justice, Social Equity & Health Disparities

Guest Speaker:
Stephanie Farquhar, PhD. Associate Professor, School of Community Health, Portland State University
Film:
"Unnatural Causes: Collateral Damage"
Date:
Friday, April 23, 2010
Time:
Film at 1pm
Speaker at 1:30pm
Location:
PCC Cascade, MAHB 104

Description

Film:
This documentary examines how extensive WWII nuclear testing on the Marshall Islands disrupted the lives and health of the native Marshallese islanders. Displaced from their island with their traditional ways of life destroyed, many developed tuberculosis and other diseases fed by poverty and squalid conditions; a tragic legacy of poverty and powerlessness remained with them into present times.
Lecture:

As an associate professor at Portland State University, Dr. Farquhar examines issues of social and environmental equity as they relate to human health. She currently conducts research seeking to reduce pesticide exposure and occupational stressors among indigenous farm workers in Oregon. She has researched health issues in Portland’s Latino and African American communities, has served on the city’s Sustainable Development Commission and currently serves on the board of Upstream Public Health. Dr. Farquhar completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Medical Anthropology before going on to receive a PhD in Public Health from the University of Michigan.

Bridges Internship Preparation Workshop

Receive guidance on completing internship applications and tips for successful internship interviewing. Light refreshments provided.

Presented by:
Gregory Flores, PSU Career Counselor/Academic Advisor.
When:
Friday March 12th, 2010 | 1 - 2:30pm
Where:
Portland State University, Room 511 URBN Space is limited.

Health Disparities in Minority Populations

This is the first in a series of PBTB Program Seminars.

Guest Speaker:
Thomas Becker, MD, PhD. MPH Professor of Medical Epidemiology, Department of Public Health & Preventive Medicine Oregon Health Sciences University
Date:
November 20, 2009
Time:
12 noon to 2pm
Location:
PCC Cascade Campus, TH 201
Description:
Dr. Becker is a medical epidemiologist with interests in both infectious and chronic disease epidemiology, with focused interests in viral carcinogenesis as related to cancers in special populations. He has published extensively on American Indian and Hispanic health issues, and is currently funded to study of cervical neoplasia in American Indian and Alaska Native populations. In addition to his training in medicine and public health, Dr. Becker also has a PhD in Anthropology, and his research has been designed to combine his experience in all of these disciplines. At OHSU, he teaches courses in epidemiologic methods and in infectious disease epidemiology.