PITTSBURGH: The School of Health Sciences at Chatham University has been awarded a three-year grant in the amount of $945,000 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The grant funds a program providing student and faculty training on Substance Use Disorder (SUD) prevention, intervention and treatment within their practices and field.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.
PITTSBURGH: Dana Brown, Ph.D., the Executive Director of The Pennsylvania Center for Women In Politics at Chatham University, has been appointed a member of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women. The Commission for Women consists of twenty-six members from across the state of Pennsylvania, and acts as an advocate for policies and legislation it feels serves the best interest of women and girls in Pennsylvania.
PITTSBURGH: Chatham University is hosting one of the first coding workshops exclusively for women on October 10, 2015 on the Shadyside campus. Chatham, Google, IdeaFoundry and Schell Games are sponsoring this event being organized by Django Girls Pittsburgh. The purpose is to increase the number of women in the tech industry and provide an opportunity to learn how to program. The attendees will be mentored by Chatham’s Dr. Rachel Chung, Director of Business Programs, and female coders and engineers in the Pittsburgh region. To learn more and register, visit the Django Girls Pittsburgh website.
PITTSBURGH: the Chatham University Nursing Program’s Chi Zeta Chapter Honor Society of Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International will be holding a Mental Health Awareness Symposium on October 14, 2015 at 6:00pm in Eddy Theater on Chatham’s Shadyside Campus. Registration and refreshments will begin at 6pm, followed by “Awareness across America: The Strength of a Story” presentation by Ian Cummins, RN.
Following the presentation, a documentary of three inspiring stories related to people living with schizophrenia will be viewed, and the symposium will close with “Bridges of Hope,” a presentation by Michelle Doas, Ed. D, MSN, RN. During the event, a National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) information table will be set up. The event is open for all students and community members.
PITTSBURGH: Nick Flynn will read on Friday October 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm in the Welker Room, Chatham University, as part of the Words Without Walls Reading Series. A book signing and reception will follow the reading. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pittsburgh Foundation. The reading is free and open to the public.
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