HEHP PH~CHE Fall 2020 Preceptorship Graduates Virtual Presentation

Study shows UWL, Viterbo students plan to get vaccinated

More than three-quarters of students attending La Crosse’s four-year colleges intend to roll up their sleeves and get a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Researchers from Gundersen Health System’s Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine, UW-La Crosse and Viterbo University found that 76% of students surveyed at UWL and Viterbo this winter plan to get vaccinated.  

The reasons: 81% think the vaccine will protect them, while 82% think the vaccine will protect others. A total of 78% believe the COVID-19 vaccine will be beneficial in getting things back to normal. 

“I think what surprised me in the study, if anything, was the percentage of students indicating they would get the vaccine when it became available to them,” says Professor Dan Duquette, chair of the UWL Health Education and Health Promotion Department and the study’s lead facilitator. “And one of the main reasons was to help things return to normal.”  

Of the roughly 350 students completing the survey between mid-February and early March, 66% reported they had already received the seasonal flu shot — heeding advice of health professionals to avert a double health crisis. 

Duquette says it was an all-hands-on-deck study for him and his students, along with Associate Professor Matthew Bersagel Braley of the Viterbo Ethics, Culture and Society Department, and Dr. Kim Lansing, Gundersen Health System. UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health WARM (Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine) students from Gundersen and undergraduate students from Viterbo also assisted.  

The research is timely for creating strategies to increase turnout for the vaccine once it’s available to college students, says Duquette. 

“Part of the follow-up messaging needs to point out that most college students intend to get vaccinated — that may inspire some fence-sitters to roll up their sleeves, too,” he says.  

Please see the full story: https://www.uwlax.edu/news/posts/a-vaccine-victory/?utm_source=Campus%20Connection%202021-04-12&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Campus%20Connection&ConnectionDate=2021-04-12

 

UW La Crosse Alumni Association - What’s new Wednesdays

Thriving in the wake of COVID-19's new normal 

Drs. Dan Duquette and Gary Gilmore shared what UWL is doing to support students during the COVID-19 pandemic, and discussed ways alumni and community members can stay safe and healthy.  They shared with the audience their perspectives on the long-term implications of the pandemic.

Online: Watch the recorded presentation. 

Environmental Health course at UWL learning from COVID-19

Dr. Dan Duquette's PH 335 Environmental Health class at UW La Crosse

COVID-19, alongside other coronaviruses, such as SARS and MERS are a hot topic right now in UWL's Environmental Health course.

The class, taught by Dr. Dan Duquette, focuses on real-life examples of the viral interaction between people, the environment and animals. 

Students at UW-La Crosse study the origins of the Coronavirus and its threat

Students at UW La Crosse in Dr. Dan Duquette's PH 335 Environmental Health class were busy studying about the coronavirus Tuesday as part of their environmental health class.

Eta Sigma Gamma

Eta Sigma Gamma is a health education honorary for students within the Public Health and Community Health Education Major. Our chapter here at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse is Beta Phi. The main purpose of the Beta Phi Chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma is to promote health education. We do this through our four pillars that are service, research, education and advocacy. Students are involved in various projects on campus, in local schools, and the community. Additional goals of the honorary include promotion of professional standards and ethics, networking activities among health educators, and recognizing academic achievement. Eta Sigma Gamma helps further the professional competence and dedication of the individual members in the health education field.

Contact:

Dr. Keely Rees
Department of Health Education and Health Promotion
217 Mitchell Hall
608.785.8168
krees@uwlax.edu

You can view the UWL Eta Sigma Gamma web site https://uwlmyorgs.collegiatelink.net/organization/etasigmagamma

Eta Sigma Gamma National Health Science Honorary