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Photos: UMMC celebrates Public Health Week

Published on Thursday, April 4, 2019

UMMC employees and students celebrated Public Health Week with a variety of activities that encouraged healthy eating, physical activity and overall well-being. Activities included a "Pups and Pops" event with Deep South Pops, a National Walking Day jaunt through campus, an on-campus farmers’ market, and more.

Claire Vickers, a third-year pharmacy student from Starkville, pets Raja, a 5-year-old Shetland Sheepdog, during Pups and Pops.
Brittany Coleman, left, and Molly McCarthy, second-year dental hygiene students, enjoy a popsicle from Deep South Pops.
Meg Newman, a second-year occupational therapy student from Gulfport, greets Trixie, a 5-year-old mini Australian Labradoodle.
Makenzie Rials, a senior dental hygiene student from Wesson, poses with Raja.
Emily Hugh, a fourth-year pharmacy student and Public Health Week activity coordinator, donates clothes to the Center for Violence Prevention at a drop-off bin in the School of Pharmacy.
Alex Gochenauer, a fourth-year pharmacy student from Republic, Missouri, collects clothes in bags to be taken to the Center for Violence Prevention. Clothes placed in the bins, located across campus, will be picked up at the end of the week.  
Susan Shands Jones, front row left, and Pam Peeples, front row right, warm up with dance moves led by Heather Biddle, back to camera, before the National Walking Day walk through campus. 
Ivory Stuckey, front row right, a wellness champion, leads a group of UMMC employees in a warm-up session before walking across campus.
Walkers traverse a half-mile loop starting from the front of the medical education building. 
Tanja Bisesi and Dr. Joshua Mann chat during the walk.
Candise Johnson, a second year medical student, looks through a bin of cucumbers at the on-campus farmers’ market.