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FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS TO HEALTH SCIENCES DOCTORATE GRAD

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Aug 2, 2016 9:21:49 AM

“Life kept me so busy so I didn’t have time to look back. Then one day earlier this summer my dissertation committee – Dr. Frank Gomez, Dr. Bernice B. Rumala, and Dr. Welford Roberts started calling me Dr. Fernando. I had just completed my doctorate at Trident,” remarked the newly minted Ph.D., Dr. Wickramarachchige Sugath Rohitha Fernando.

Dr. Fernando’s beginnings were humble. He came from a small village in Sri Lanka, growing up on a tea plantation. Each day would begin with walking several miles to school, and although this journey may have been difficult, it helped to build perseverance and focus.

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Topics: Health Sciences, Public Health, Doctoral Degrees, Student Success

TRIDENT PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERT DISCUSSES FLINT WATER CRISIS

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Apr 12, 2016 2:56:10 PM

While the Flint water crisis can trace its origins back to April 2014, it has only become front page news in the past few months. This public health crisis was set in motion when the city of Flint, MI changed its water source from treated Detroit Water and Sewerage Department water to the Flint River.

This decision to make the switch, made by an emergency city manager appointed by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, resulted in 6,000 to 12,000 children drinking water with a high level of lead, which will cost the city of Flint an estimated $100 million to resolve, according to WNEM. The highly polluted water from the Flint River caused lead from aging pipes to leak into the city’s water supply, and concerns were first raised by citizens in January 2015.

Dr. Frank Gomez, professor in the College of Health and Human Services, is one of Trident’s foremost experts in public health. He has a great deal of experience in this field, which includes serving as a lecturer and professor in health sciences and environmental health dating back to the ‘70s, serving on the State of California’s Environment Health Specialist Registration Committee, and professional studies and papers covering research areas like noise pollution, environmental health, wastewater, and air quality, among others.   

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Topics: Health Sciences, Master's Degrees, Public Health, College of Health and Human Services

INTRODUCING THE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN PUBLIC HEALTH

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Jan 8, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Students interested in exploring public health courses in Trident’s College of Health and Human Services now have a new option: The Graduate Certificate in Public Health!

Open to students of all professional and academic backgrounds, this certificate allows students to take graduate level public health courses in a 100% online setting. As with other doctoral level coursework at Trident, courses within this certificate emphasize critical thinking and analysis skills – a must for all managers and aspiring researchers. Students currently in business or education programs are welcome to enroll! 

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Topics: Health Sciences, Master's Degrees, College of Health Sciences, Doctorate Degrees, Certificate Programs

COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES PH.D. GRAD STARTS SCHOLARLY JOURNAL

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Mar 12, 2015 1:29:25 PM

Dr. David Nadler earned a Ph.D. in Health Sciences degree from Trident, graduating in 2013. According to David, obtaining a doctorate was integral to his career for a number of reasons. In addition to teaching at the university level, scholarly research was something that was key to him as he grew as a professional.

Currently, David serves as a senior program manager in a capital construction group in New York City. Some of his projects include building a filtration plant below The Bronx and digging tunnels through the bedrock hundreds of feet below the ground to serve as aqueducts. He puts together policies, procedures, and specifications for contractors' occupational health programs.

“One reason I wanted a Ph.D. was so that I can continue learning through conducting novel research, and so far I have had a few papers published. This work also allows for others to learn from what I have studied,” says David.

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Topics: Health Sciences, PhD Degrees, Scholarly Research, Online Learning

HOW A MASTER IN HEALTH SCIENCES DEGREE CAN MAKE AN IMPACT ON GLOBAL HEALTH

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Mar 5, 2015 9:52:00 AM

Are you considering a Master of Science in Health Sciences with a Global Health Security concentration at Trident University? How is this degree the right fit?

During your time as a student, you’ll learn about:

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Topics: Health Sciences, Online Learning, Master's Degrees

5 WAYS TO SUCCEED AS A PH.D. STUDENT IN THE COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

Posted by Trident University on Feb 20, 2015 2:53:00 PM

Are you contemplating a Ph.D. in Health Sciences? If so, you’ll need to understand the landscape and what to expect from a doctoral program. Good preparation is key – and it will set you up for success in the long run. Key factors like research skills and desire will help you guide yourself way through a successful Ph.D. program.

Here are five qualities that contribute to student success in Trident’s Ph.D. in Health Sciences program.  

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Topics: Health Sciences, PhD Degrees

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