This page celebrates some of our E.P.I.C. faculty and student successes!

  • E – Ethical
  • P – Professional
  • I – Interdisciplinary
  • C – Competent

August 2016

The PCHS Department of Counseling is now providing Community Counseling in the Odessa Chambliss Center for Health Equity  Monday - Friday from 9am to 5p by appointment only (386-481-2838). It is free to the community!

April 2016

The Department of Psychology will host The Association of Black Psychologists Student Circle (ABPsiSC) 2016 Student Circle Conference: “Unafraid to Matter” on April 1-2, 2016.

The Tuskegee College of Veterinary Medicine was the featured graduate/professional school for the PCHS Health Professions Symposium on April 4, 2016. 

The University of Florida College of Dentistry was the featured graduate/professional school for the PCHS Health Professions Symposium on April 15, 2016

The Petrock College of Health Sciences Health Careers program once again offered Super Testing Saturday on April 16, 2016!  Students registered to take one of the following practice exams in to assist them in their preparation for and application to graduate/professional school: GRE, MCAT, DAT, PCAT, LSAT.  Contact Health Careers Program Director, Asia Arnold, M.A., M.S.C. for further information each semester.  Students must register at the front desk of the College of Health Sciences in the Lemerand Building. 

Dr. Matilda Johnson has been selected as a new member of the Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMRI) and will attend the Annual Meeting in Maryland, April 20-22nd. Dr. Johnson and Rahim-Williams also presented a selected abstract at this conference.

The Petrock College of Health Sciences and the Odessa Chambliss Center for Health Equity served as the co-sponsor (with Halifax and the Vince Carter foundation) and host for the first annual Men’s Health Summit on Saturday, April 23rd

March 2016

Research Rocks!

Dr. Rahim-Williams had two manuscripts accepted for publication during this report period. These additions bring the total of accepted publications in the College to four over the past year!  

February 2016

The Department of Counseling hosts Community Mental Health Conference!

Department faculty (Dr. Haynes, Dr. Wilson, Dr. Jones) and students coordinated and hosted the second annual B-CU Community Mental Health conference on Saturday, February 27th, 2016.  It proved to be an incredible conference with outstanding speakers and thought-provoking discussion.  The Department hosts the conference annually with the intent of bringing academia, practice, and community together in a meaningful way.  In this era where mental health issues are at the forefront of political debate and action, the Petrock College of Health Sciences is proud to house a Department so committed to ongoing discussion, debate, and activism!

Pharmacy, Technology and the Future; Building a pipeline for students

The PCHS hosted the Founding Dean of the USF College of Pharmacy, Dr. Kevin Sneed.  He delivered a rousing, innovative keynote lecture centered on the future of pharmacy and healthcare as technology shifts the paradigm of how care is delivered. The USF and B-CU teams engaged in a full day of activities/meetings as they worked to identify and encourage B-CU students to pursue a doctoral degree in Pharmacy. 

American University of Antigua College of Medicine visit

The Senior Associate Director of Admissions for the AUA College of Medicine provided the keynote lecture for the Health Professions Symposium on February 19th, 2016.  

Petrock College of Health Sciences hosts Peer Counseling training!

The Peer Preconception training was created by the Office of Minority Health in the Department of Health.  Students from a variety of HealthScience/STEM majors registered and participated in the all-day training.  The students provided positive feedback about the program and will receive certificates for Internship Credit  from the Office of Minority Health for attending the training session.

Growing doctors-to be: Pipeline partnership between B-CU and FIU

Health Science/STEM students applied for FIU's F-STAR program (application cycle closed on February 15th).  The program is a multi-year academic and social enrichment initiative for motivated students who are preparing for a career in medicine. The program provides year-round support and services (including free MCAT preparation and AMCAS application guidance) to students throughout their undergraduate experience. 

Research rocks!

B-CU Professors Johnson (PCHS), Williams (PCHS),  Rahim-Williams (PCHS) Wathington (PCHS), Isokpehi (CSEM) and Center Director Dr. Lee, had their abstracts accepted to the Florida Health Disparities Summit sponsored by HERI (The Health Equity Research Institute).  The abstracts were presented on February 5 and 6, 2016 at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL.

January 2016

Social Justice and Health

Dr. Adewale Troutman, internationally known expert on health equity and social justice and former President of the American Public Health Association, visited Daytona for a Social Justice Initiative weekend The event was hosted by Halifax Health in conjunction with partners, B-CU Petrock College of Health Sciences and Tubman-King Community Church.  Dr. Troutman  toured Mid-town with a number of Daytona Beach dignitaries, public health practitioners and physicians whom he engaged in a leadership forum to address health equity issues in the 32114 area code.  The visit was concluded by a keynote address from Dr. Troutman at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. dinner on January 16th. 

Clinic celebrates milestone!

The Volusia Volunteers in Medicine clinic provided care to its 100th patient. The clinic opened in Fall of 2015 and see patients 3 days a week.

Chambliss Center Director receives honor

Dr. Lee was selected as one of the individuals to be involved in the year long program Florida Health Equity Research Institute (HERI) Research Leadership Scholar Program.  She will be working with 2 researchers from the University of Florida in research focused on tobacco. 

November 2015

Research Rocks!

Abstracts submitted by Dr. Briscoe and Dr. Wathington were accepted to the 143rd American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.  Their respective research projects were presented at the meeting held from October 31st to November 4th, 2015.  Public health professionals gather at the Annual Meeting to learn from experts in the field and hear about cutting-edge research.