Monday, May 18, 2015

Let's Recap: Michael & Susan Dell Community Collaborative for Child Health's Summit on Physically Active Learning

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**Update: Learn about the inspiring projects the 2015 Physically Active Learning grant awardees did in order to win here! **

On Saturday, May 9, 2015 the Michael & Susan Dell Community Collaborative for Child Health hosted their 3rd Annual Wellness Summit, with this year’s focus on physically active learning. Over 70 participants, including students, classroom teachers, PE specialists, school district leaders, out-of-school time (OST) leaders, and other child health and education stakeholders, attended the half-day summit at the Thompson Conference Center at University of Texas at Austin.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Faculty Spotlight: Nalini Ranjit

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At the Center, we have countless invaluable faculty members with accomplishments that consistently blow our minds. We'd like to honor these individuals by creating faculty spotlights, to present a few times a month. Today's special feature is Nalini Ranjit.

Dr. Nalini Ranjit has done work within just about any field you can name! She brings her varied background to the MSD Center currently working on the Texas Childhood Obesity Prevention Policy Evaluation (T-COPPE) along with many other projects. We could go on an on about her all-important contributions to our Center, but we have a video that says it all! Check out her Faculty Spotlight video to learn more:


Stay tuned every other Thursday for more #WeAreMSD faculty spotlights presenting the great work our faculty members are doing across the board.


Video and content created by:
Kate McKerlie
MPH Candidate and Graduate Assistant
University of Texas Health Sciences Center
School of Public Health Austin Regional Campus 

Monday, April 27, 2015

More Perspective on an Active Commute

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Katie Kantzes has been commuting by bike for about a year now. As a fairly new active commuter, she had some great things to say about the whole experience. Though she doesn’t commute by bike exclusively (weather and a large grocery haul can make that pretty difficult), she tries to ride as much as she can. In honor of physical activity month, and our enthusiasm for active commuting, below are some tips and a little perspective on another active commute.