GVille Pet Rescue Fall 2017 Service Event

Fall Service Event at Gainesville Pet Rescue

Beta Upsilon hosted an event at Gainesville Pet Rescue on Sunday, November 12 from 3 pm – 6 which turned out to be a success. Pictured are members who volunteered […]

2017 Alumni Inductees

2017 Alumni inductees Pictured: Dr. Steven Smith and Johanna Pringle Not pictured: Dr. Van Brass II and Dr. Elizabeth Wood

2017 Faculty Inductees

2017 Faculty Inductees Pictured: Dr. Joseph Bisesi Not pictured: Dr. Anthony Maurelli, Dr. Susan McGorray  

2017 Student Inductees

2017 Student inductees Front row left to right: Akemi Wijayabahu, Hsiaochu Hsu, Laura Ramirez, Karen Restrepo, Cara McDonnell, Aleksandra Gasparova Back row left to right: Brittney Roth, Makyba Charles-Ayinde, Kelsea LeBeau […]

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Beta Upsilon

Welcome to Beta Upsilon, the University of Florida Chapter of Delta Omega, the Honorary Society in Public Health. The chapter is housed within the College of Public Health and Health Professions and was established in November of 2009.

Delta Omega was founded at Johns Hopkins University if 1924 in the School of Hygiene and Public Health by graduate students Edgar Erskine Hume and Claude W. Mitchell. According to the National Delta Omega website, "Membership in Delta Omega reflects the dedication of an individual to increasing the quality of the field, as well as to the protection and advancement of the health of all people."

There are over 70 Delta Omega chapters in the world, with over 14,000 elected members.

Delta Omega Fall 2017 Service Events

1.
Hurricane Relief Puerto Rico

Hurricane Relief Puerto Rico
The UF Chapter of the Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society is partnering with the College of Medicine for the Puerto Rico donation drive in efforts to collect needed items for Hurricane Maria disaster relief. The College of Medicine has a system in place for the drop off of goods and then a plane to get them to Puerto Rico. Until further notice, there are three locations for the collection boxes: the first floor of the Harrell Medical Education Building, inside the COM Admissions/H. James Free Center office, the first floor of the HPNP building, and the lobby of the EPI. Donations are greatly appreciated.

2.
Gainesville Pet Rescue

Gainesville Pet Rescue
Date/time: Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 3pm – 6pm
Location: 5403 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32608
Activities: Volunteers should wear close-toed shoes and clothes they won’t mind getting dirty from walking/bathing dogs or cleaning. General tasks include walking dogs, preparing cat enclosures, sweeping, bagging food, dishes, laundry, and making adoption folders. There will be a quick waiver to sign upon arrival.

Sign-up: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F044CAFA622A2F49-delta
All help is welcomed even if you cannot make all three hours!

3.
Food 4 Kids
Optional Food4Kids event with the UF Public Health Student Association (PHSA)
Date/time: Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 9am
Location: More details will be provided as volunteers sign-up
Activities: Involves taking lists and allocating the right amount of food items to specific bins that are subsequently delivered to local schools for the children/families in need.

Sign-up: Email Denny Agana, dfgagana@ufl.edu, if you would like to take part in this event.

Delta Omega Newsletter

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Read the Summer 2017 edition of the Delta Omega, Beta Upsilon Chapter Newsletter.

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2017 Members

Alumni Inductees

Pictured: Dr. Steven Smith and Johanna Pringle

Not pictured: Dr. Van Brass II and Dr. Elizabeth Wood

Faculty Inductees

Pictured: Dr. Joseph Bisesi

Not pictured: Dr. Anthony Maurelli, Dr. Susan McGorray

Student Inductees

Front row left to right: Akemi Wijayabahu, Hsiaochu Hsu, Laura Ramirez, Karen Restrepo, Cara McDonnell, Aleksandra Gasparova

Back row left to right: Brittney Roth, Makyba Charles-Ayinde, Kelsea LeBeau

Not pictured: Donna Carden, Haley Rademacher