What About Workforce? June 2020 Update

written by Andrea Guzman, Workforce Development Coordinator

NHPHA Virtual Student Poster Session

As the annual meeting was cancelled this past April to keep everyone safe, we worked with students and our academic partners to move the student poster session to an online format. NHPHA is grateful to our academic partners for their help in planning this major adjustment and to the judges who volunteered to review and score the posters. We would especially like to thank the students who still submitted 21 posters from 5 schools while adapting to the many changes in their academic and personal lives.

We were pleased to be able to find an alternative means to share the excellent work the students carried out in the New Hampshire public health community! Please take a look at the varied and engaging student poster submissions on our website.

We are pleased to announce the winners of the NHPHA Virtual Poster Session:


  • Olivia Randlett, Colby-Sawyer College: Poster Title: “Preventing Neural Tube Defects in the Southern Rural Villages of Thailand”
  • Victoria Vargas & Steven Finnell, Franklin Pierce University: Poster Title: “Maple Syrup: A Sustainable Pre-Workout Energy Source for Female Collegiate Soccer Players” 


  • Samantha Bartol, University of New Hampshire: Poster Title: “Community Outreach Strategies to Enhance Education and Awareness on Lead in Nashua, NH”

Congratulations to the winners and all the students who submitted posters!

NHPHA Public Health Mentor Program Check-In

The NHPHA also virtually convened our 2019-2020 Mentor Program to provide an opportunity for all to connect. Typically this would have been an in-person final celebration, which has been postponed until the fall. Considering the last time we all saw one another was in January, we thought it was important to check-in and see how the program was progressing. We enjoyed hearing how mentor and mentee relationships continued to flourish. We also gained some feedback to improve the quality of the program going forward, as well as some great ideas for our final fall celebratory event.

Thank you to the mentors and mentees for making the program a success!

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