News from NYSCHA (Updated 07-04-2014)

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NYSCHA 2014 Annual Meeting

October 22-24, 2014 • Syracuse, New York
We are looking forward to the NYSCHA 2014 Annual Meeting. The planning committee has been working for the past several months to select programs to meet the needs and interests of our many disciplines in college health. The NYSCHA 2014 Annual Meeting will open on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 with lunch followed by the Opening Keynote presentation. The conference will conclude on Friday, October 24 at noon. Companies that provide services and products for college students and health services and non-profit organizations that specialize in services for students are invited to exhibit on Wednesday and Thursday. For more information, check the NYSCHA Annual Meeting page.

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Conferences/Meetings of Interest

We would be happy to post your announcement of a conference/meeting being held in New York State. Please send your announcement to Mary Madsen at

Cayuga Lake Triathlon Sports Medicine Conference
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Ithaca, New York

We would like to invite you to the 5th annual Cayuga Lake Triathlon Sports Medicine Conference on August 2, 2014! The purpose of the conference is to provide health care professionals in the triathlon community with up-to-date information related to sports medicine and triathlon topics through lectures and hands-on sessions. Our presenters are well-versed in general sports medicine and triathlon medicine specifically and represent medical centers, university hospital, and research based institutions. The Cayuga Lake Triathlon will be held on Sunday, August 3. For the full conference schedule, speaker bios, registration, and information about the triathlon, visit our website at

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NYSCHA Job Listings

If you would like to post a position on the NYSCHA web site, send the job description to the NYSCHA web master ( Announcements will be posted on the NYSCHA web site for 30-45 days.

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NYSCHA 2014 Student Winners

NYSCHA is pleased to announce the winners of the NYSCHA 2014 Student Awards.

Yi Wan WuNYSCHA 2014 Student Award: Congratulations to Ms. Yi Wan Wu from Stony Brook University. During the past year Yi Wan, who is also a nursing student, led efforts to conduct a campus student health fair that included the Bone Marrow Registry, oral health screenings of those who reported use of tobacco, no cost anonymous HIV and Hepatitis C testing along with spearheading the distribution of health resource information throughout the event.  Yi Wan is also invested in health outcomes and health education that concentrates on health education and prevention.

Stony Brook SHAC GroupNYSCHA 2014 Student Group Award: Congratulations to “SHAC – Student Health Advisory Committee – Tobacco Free SUNY” from Stony Brook University. The SBU Kick Butts students submitted the winning entry of their efforts supporting a tobacco free SUNY. Over 500 students attended this event, which included petition circulation and creation of photos and videos, which among other issues, heightened awareness of the global impact of tobacco harvesting and physical health risks affiliated with harvesting as experienced by children and adults who actually work in the harvesting process.

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Handouts from Previous NYSCHA Annual Meetings

The handouts from the sessions are available on the Annual Meeting page of this web site. The handouts are organized by the session in which they were held.  We appreciate our speakers' willingness to share their presentations with us.