CHSS Connection: Presentations
March/April 2021 issue
At the Virtual Ergonomic Summit, February 24-26, Professor Erik Peper (Institute for Holistic Health Studies, Department of Recreation, Parks & Tourism) presented the invited talk, “Posture: The Body-Mind Bridge for Health,” and Professor Richard Harvey (Institute for Holistic Health Studies, Department of Recreation, Parks & Tourism), presented the invited talk, “Addressing Systems, Not Symptoms: Whole-person approaches to ergonomics.”
Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics and Registered Dietitian Zubaida Qamar (Family, Interiors, Nutrition & Apparel Department) was invited to speak at the Teaching with ePortfolios Webinar/Faculty Showcase, organized in March by the Center for Equity and Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Qamar spoke about her experiences incorporating e-portfolios into a senior professional development course.
Assistant Professor of Public Health David Rebanal gave the keynote address at the UCSF/SFSU Doctor of Physical Therapy Spring Symposium on February 20. The annual symposium is an opportunity for students, faculty and keynote speakers to update peers, alumni and clinicians from the community in current evidence supporting physical therapy clinical practice. The symposium’s theme was health equity research. Rebanal’s remarks focused on critical reflections of his research for building practice-based evidence for racial and health equity and healing.
Ruby N. Turalba (MPH ’06)— a lecturer of Public Health, alumna and doctoral student — presented her preliminary research, “Nagugutom sila/They’re hungry: Affirming Filipina/x/o students’ identities with culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogy” at SF State’s Graduate Research and Creative Works Showcase on March 4. Turalba’s video was posted on the event website, followed by a Q&A session about her research. She is one of three students representing the Graduate College of Education.
Professor and Coordinator of Gerontology Darlene Yee-Melichar was one of the CSU academic senators who participated as a guest panelist in a CSU Dominguez Hills Women's Leadership Workshop: When Women Lead & Demystifying Running for Office in the CSU System. Held on March 15 during Women’s History Month, the event showcased the opportunities for female leadership development at the statewide level and learning from the experiences of female leaders across the CSU. It also demystified the process of running for all offices (CSU Senates, Academic Senate California State University, and Board of Trustees) and the importance of getting onto committees that make policy and select leaders.