Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center Newsletter
February/March 2016 Newsletter
Learning Management System courses to be converted.

Staff at the Region 6 SCPHTC are working hard to make all courses more user-friendly. All Java-based courses are being converted into a pop-up free format. While the conversion process will take some time, users should not experience any interruptions in course performance. Questions? E-mail us!

Zika Virus Webinar

Sue McLellan, MD, MPH, and Dawn Wesson, PhD, from the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine recently gave an online presentation on the Zika Virus. Click here to view the "Update on Zika Virus: Transmission, Clinical Implications and Potential for Introduction to the United States" webinar.
Region 6 SCPHTC welcomes new team member.  

We'd like to formally introduce our newest team member, Janine Clarke!

For the past ten years, Janine Clarke has been intrigued by how technology can be used to enhance teaching and learning. After receiving her Bachelor's in Biology from Xavier University of Louisiana and a Master's in Genetics from The George Washington University, she began teaching high school general science and Career & Technology Education (CTE) courses in biotechnology in Baltimore City. She assumed the role of Department Head and developed curriculum for the CTE department. She also became the Technology Coordinator for the school, where she developed and conducted all professional development in the use of technology in the classroom, including utilizing the LMS Blackboard effectively. During that time, she earned a Master's in Educational Technology Leadership and a certificate in School Administration and Supervision from Johns Hopkins University in partnership with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). She progressed to the University of Maryland where she assumed the role of Instructional Technology Specialist and oversaw all outreach efforts such as face-to-face and online software training, as well as provided support for the LMS Canvas. Prior to moving back to New Orleans and joining Tulane, she was Program Coordinator for the Continuing Umbrella for Research Careers (C.U.R.E.) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, which was funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). As a pilot program, it set out to have minority students become interested in science as early as 6th grade. She developed and implemented all curricula and maintained Blackboard courses for all stakeholders. Janine hopes that she can bring her expertise to Region 6 to not only continue the great work that has been done, but to assist in ushering in a new era in online instruction.

Featured Courses

Transportation Triage during Emergencies

This Transportation Triage web-based course is designed to explain the concept and operational procedures for en-route Transportation Triage during emergencies. A scenario with timelines will be presented as well as a virtual demonstration of the process. Learn More

Medical Needs Sheltering

This online course introduces specific topics and outlines criteria related to the establishment of a medical needs sheltering. The Medical Needs Sheltering (MNS) course was originally developed for the Mississippi State Department of Health Medical Needs Shelter team members as part of their annual training. The course provides an overview of policies and procedures related to how a MNS operates, shelter staff roles and responsibilities, the types of residents admitted to the shelter, and existing MNS resources in Mississippi. The course curriculum also addresses staff preparation, activation, deployment, demobilization and other logistical considerations during an event. Learn More
We Want To Hear From You!

Looking for more training on a specific topic in public health? Need additional training on a current public health hot topic? We want to help you address these needs. Please email us and let us know about your current training needs/interests/issues. We will evaluate our current trainings to see if we have something that can address your area of interest.

If we don't have the resources already available, we will look into the possibility of developing those resources for you. Please send us an email at and let us see if we can be of help. Thank you.
Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center