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--------------------- CONGRATULATIONS --------------------

  • Congratulations goes to Dr. Jen Nickelson for being the MCHES high scorer for the October 2017 exam.
  • Congratulations to two Delta SOPHE members who received awards during the 2018 SOPHE Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio.  Dr. David Birch received the Distinguished Fellow Award, which is the highest honor awarded to a SOPHE member.  Dr. Mary Shaw received the SOPHE Trophy, which is an award presented by the SOPHE President to the SOPHE member she/he judges to have contributed most to the success of her/his administration.


The Journey To Change Poster
Delta SOPHE Pre-Conference Workshop and Annual Conference Information
University of Mississippi
October 25 - 26, 2018

Join fellow public health professionals and students from Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama at Delta SOPHE’s Chapter Annual Conference, October 25, 2018 (pre-conference) and October 26, 2018 in Oxford, MS.

Pre-Conference workshop (October 25, 2018, 1:00-4:00pm)
-Target Audience: Undergraduate, Graduate Students, and Entry Level Professional
-Workshop Content: Resume Content and Structure, Cover Letter Review, Professional Interview Techniques, and more!

Conference workshop (October 26, 2018, 8:00am-5:00pm)
-Target Audience: All groups, Researchers, Students, and Practitioners
-Workshop Content: The Journey to Change Health Disparities in the Delta

Conference Registration Fee:
Delta SOPHE Student Member $35
Student Non-Member (includes conference & membership) $30
Delta SOPHE Professional Member $ 60
Professional Non-Member (includes conference & membership) $55
Professional Non-Member (Conference only) $75

To register for the conference, please click here.
Host Hotel: The Inn at Ole Miss
Mention “Delta SOPHE Conference” for our host hotel rate.


The call for abstracts is now open! Abstracts are due September 14, 2018 at 11:59 pm CTS. Any questions should be
directed to the Delta SOPHE Planning Committee Chair(s):
Erin Cromeans and Taja Hereford!
To submit your abstract proposal, click here.

Call For Abstracts Flyer



Summary by:  Dr. Nakietra Burse - Advocacy 2017 Summit

This was my second year attending SOPHE’s Advocacy Summit. I think it is an invaluable experience for not only public health practitioners, but also students and other academicians.  The skills taught at the conference are practical skills that can be used in our daily advocacy work.  The most profound part of the experience for me is being able to go to Capitol Hill and advocate on behalf of Mississippians.  Each year, though SOPHE has an agenda prepared for the Capitol Hill visits, I find it extremely important that we always make sure the issues hit home and are representative and reflective of what is going on in Mississippi.  The Capitol Hill visits are typically with staffers, but just the experience of being in the nation’s capital being a voice for Mississippi is powerful.  I think this is even more impactful for students.  Particularly, with Jackson State University being located in the capital city, going to the State Capitol is a fairly easy and common thing to do, but to be able to interact with individuals from different states, learn best practices, and bring those practices back home is extremely impactful. 

I think this opportunity was great and I hope that more students and JSU faculty can attend in the future.