Anything is possible with passion and hard work. That’s the message students took away from keynote speaker CPHHS alum and OSU Women’s Basketball Head Coach Scott Rueck at the College of Public Health and Human Sciences’ first Career Symposium held April 10.
“My work focuses primarily on improving patient-physician communication about end-of-life care, through better integration of advance care planning and palliative care services into routine primary care," Sangeeta says.
“There is a critical need for effective ways of preventing falls and fractures among older adults, as these can severely impact both health and quality of life. My research is helping to address this need," Mike says.
"I loved my job because it was what I studied in school and it was very challenging - never a dull moment - and it was very humanitarian in nature," says CPHHS alum Peter Okoye, who worked for the UN for 24 years.
"My big dreams are to see Western culture and society start to view long-term care differently and put a higher value on the elders in our society and how they might be better respected, cared for and integrated into community," Tera says.
With students’ success as its core mission – the CPHHS 2014 Career Symposium, held from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center, is bigger and better this year – arming students with all the professional tools they need to build a lucrative career.
When CPHHS alum Seth Wolpin begins his journey through the mountaintops of South Asia, he’s not just stepping into a trip of a lifetime – he’s putting one foot forward toward a movement to improve public health for children in Nepal.