Northeastern and IUHRP Receive National Recognition for Community Engagement

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has selected Northeastern to receive the 2015 Community Engagement Classifications, a national recognition that highlights the university’s longtime institutional focus on community engagement.

In selecting Northeastern, the Carnegie Foundation noted that the university has shown “excellent alignment among campus mission, culture, leadership, resources, and practices that support dynamic and noteworthy community engagement.”

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First Responder

Pilot Sites Selected for National Vicarious Trauma Toolkit Project

Northeastern University’s Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice announces the selection of national pilot sites for the testing of the Vicarious Trauma Toolkit developed with support and funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime.

Check out the Vicarious Trauma Toolkit for more information.


When Cops Need Counseling

Dr. Beth Molnar’s Vicarious Trauma Toolkit and related work was recently featured in this article for The Crime Report. Click on the link below to learn more:


When Cops Need Counseling

Ten years into his law enforcement job, Sheriff’s Deputy Chad Louviere snapped, terrorizing the Louisiana town of Houma in an October 1996 rape and murder rampage that finally led him to the bank where his estranged wife worked, and where he took the employees hostage at gunpoint—still in his sheriff’s uniform.


To read more about Dr. Molnar’s work click here.

To read more about the Vicarious Trauma Tool Kit click here.


The evolution of food


The evolution of food

A new course launched this summer at Northeastern University called Food, Food Policy, and Health. It is the brainchild of John Auer­bach, director of the Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice, and his husband Corby Kummer, restaurant critic for Boston Magazine and senior editor of The Atlantic.

To learn more click on the link above.

Tobacco Use in the MLB

Players Find Tobacco Habit Hard to Shake

Players Find Tobacco Habit Hard to Shake

By Peter Abraham

The Boston Globe

Smokeless tobacco use stubbornly remains a part of baseball, even though Major League Baseball has tried to discourage its use for the last few years because it is known to increase the risk of cancer. While smokeless tobacco use is not as prevalent in baseball as it was several years ago, a survey of the 58 Red Sox players invited to spring training this year found 21 who admitted to using it.

The Literacy Study
Public Health Minute with Dr. Alisa Lincoln

Dr. Alisa Lincoln, Associate Professor of Health Sciences and Sociology at Northeastern University and Associate Director of the Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice, shares her expertise with Public Health Minute.

Click below to hear more about Dr. Lincoln’s work:
Alisa Lincoln

Medical Symbol

Tending to the Health Care Workers of America

By Timothy Hoff

Given the atten­tion now paid to imple­menting national health reform, the bulk of which is now upon us as 7 mil­lion new indi­vid­uals now have health insur­ance, one impor­tant issue remains largely ignored by policy makers and industry leaders–health care workers are very unhappy. 


CVS to stop selling cigarettes by Oct. 1

CVS to stop selling cigarettes by Oct. 1

by Sarah Kliff

Washington Post
February 5, 2014

CVS, one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, said Wednesday that it will stop selling cigarettes at its 7,600 locations in an expensive but calculated bid to boost its image as a full-fledged health-care provider rather than a simple purveyor of greeting cards and shampoo.


Visiting Lecturer Opportunities: How To Apply

Mission Statement
Through its innovative, interactive, and interdisciplinary programs, the Experimental College strives to enrich the intellectual experience of undergraduates at Tufts. These programs serve as an incubator for new ideas about teaching, learning, and curriculum. They also aim to engage students actively in the design and delivery of new academic initiatives, often in collaboration with faculty.  Shared governance, collaborative learning, and involvement with the community are hallmarks of the ExCollege.

How we select our instructors and courses

Proposals are reviewed by members of the Tufts faculty from appropriate departments, references are solicited, and the large majority of applicants receive an interview conducted by two students and a faculty member. The Board of the Experimental College evaluates all the information generated and makes the final selection. Over the last few years, we have averaged more than 100 proposals each semester, all of which are competing for roughly twenty available slots.

Interested in teaching? Call us at 617-627-3384, or  .  Please specify whether you are a prospective visiting lecturer or a returning lecturer (if you have proposed and/or taught this course at the ExCollege within the last 5 years).

Applications are due in early March for the fall semester and early October for the spring semester. The deadline for applications is March 10, 2014 for the Fall 2014 semester.

For assistance in completing the application, please see this model of a previously selected course proposal. While some personal information has been redacted, it should serve as a helpful guide.

Faces of Public Health

NewPublicHealth Q&A: John Auerbach and Cheryl Bartlett on the Massachusetts Prevention and Wellness Trust

The Massachusetts Prevention and Wellness Trust is a four-year, $60 million project designed to support prevention and health-promotion activities in the state. The first project of its kind in the United States will fund six to 12 collaborative initiatives, and partners on the initiative will include municipalities, community-based organizations, health care providers, regional agencies and health plans. Information on the Trust is detailed in a new report prepared by the Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice at Northeastern University and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.