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  SEPTEMBER 24, 2010


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ASPH News of Note
ASPH and CDC Welcome 2010 Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellows

Rosenfield fellowsOn Tuesday, September 14, ASPH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) welcomed 29 new fellows to the ASPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellowship Program. Over the past two weeks, members of the new class of fellows have attended an extensive orientation program in Atlanta, GA. Training began with an overview of ASPH and the history of the program, followed by extensive information sessions on current global health issues and the role and responsibilities of CDC’s Global Aids Program (GAP) in the fields of program management, epidemiology, strategic information and prevention.

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Public Health Law Network Launched This Week

PH Law networkFrom air bag requirements for cars to smoke-free regulations in restaurants and bars, the law has become an increasingly powerful tool to create healthier, safer communities. Those vested in public health have an increasing need for public health legal expertise to help develop, implement and enforce laws that solve public health problems. The Public Health Law Network opened this week to provide answers to professionals grappling with complex public health challenges that may warrant legal and policy solutions. Several regional centers of the network are located at ASPH-member Schools of Public Health.

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Advocacy Update
Additional Health Reform Provisions Become Effective

On Thursday, September 23, four major provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) went into effect: Adult Dependent Coverage Extended to Age 26; New Consumer Protections in Private Insurance; Insurance Plan Appeals; and Coverage of Preventive Benefits. Summaries of each provision can be found below:

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Public Health Research and Reports
Outbreak of Hepatitis A among Contacts of an International Adoptee

PHRIn the September/October issue of Public Health Reports, Dr. Andrew R. Pelletier and colleagues researched a hepatitis A outbreak and the affects the virus has on primary and secondary contacts of an adoptee. Based on the findings, the authors recommend that when adopting children from developing countries, family members should be immunized along with the adopted child. This immunization will stop the possible spread of a virus.

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Individual Cost of Obesity Unveiled

The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services’ department of health policy released a report that, for the first time, calculated the startlingly high individual costs of obesity to Americans. The report, “A Heavy Burden: The Individual Costs of Being Overweight and Obese in the United States,” used a series of measures including indirect costs, lost productivity, and direct costs, such as obesity-related medical expenditures, to estimate the price tag of obesity at the individual level.

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Most NYC Public School Students Have High Access to Unhealthy Food

fast foodMost studies of the food choices available near public schools have focused on fast food outlets rather than the full range of options available to schoolchildren. A new study by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health examined the patterns of exposure to a broad range of food outlets for school children in New York City.

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Father Absence Linked to Earlier Puberty among Certain Girls

Girls in homes without a biological father are more likely to hit puberty at an earlier age, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley's School of Public Health. The findings, published Friday, September 17 in the Journal of Adolescent Health, found that the absence of a biologically related father in the home predicted earlier breast and pubic hair development, but only for girls in higher income households. The findings held even after the girls' weight was taken into account.

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More Effective Approach to Malaria and Pneumonia in Africa

health postThe community health post in Siavonga District, Zambia – a one-room shack with a corrugated tin roof, no electricity and a sole community health worker – represents a life-saving promise to rural Zambians. Findings from a newly published study led by Mr. Yeboah-Antwi and a team of Boston University School of Public Health researchers show that such outposts and the workers who staff them could become major assets in effectively treating malaria and pneumonia, the two leading causes of death among children under age five in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Resurrection of Stem-Cell Funding Barrier Proves Problematic

annasThe interpretation of an amendment that restricts the use of federal funds in embryo research has emerged as a key sticking point in the stem-cell funding debate – an issue that needs to be resolved as the debate moves forward, Boston University (BU) School of Public Health Professor George Annas argues in an article published in the September 15th edition of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Brain Recovery Can Occur after Stroke, Speech can Improve

The largest study in the world involving neuroimaging of stroke patients suffering communication problems finds that brain cells outside the damaged area can assume new abilities to function, thus enabling speech to improve. Dr. Julius Fridriksson, a researcher at the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health, said the findings offer hope to patients of “chronic stroke,” characterized by the death of cells in a specific area of the brain. The damage results in long-term or permanent disability.

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Rural Residents Spend More on Out-of-Pocket Health Care Expenses

The burden of out-of-pocket spending is greater among rural residents than urban residents because their incomes are lower, according to scholars as the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. This may indicate rural residents are more sensitive to higher co-payments, deductibles and other out-of-pocket spending. Increased cost sharing may cause delays in seeking care, foregoing care and reduced effectiveness of care sought.

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ASPH Initiatives
ASPH Welcomes 2010 Public Health Policy Fellow

sandoeNow in its fourth year, the ASPH Public Health Policy Fellowship Program is pleased to welcome Ms. Emma Sandoe (GW) for a one year fellowship at the Budget Office of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). During her fellowship, Ms. Sandoe will gain first-hand knowledge of program budget and performance while participating in a variety of public health policy issues.

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ASPH/CDC Environmental Health Scholarship Recipients

ASPH and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) are pleased to announce the recipients for the 2010 ASPH/CDC Environmental Health Scholarship Program. Three doctoral-level students have been selected to receive scholarships of $25,000 each for the 2010-2011 academic year.

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ASPH Attends ASTHO's Directors for Public Health Preparedness Meeting

ASPH staff participated in the sixth annual meeting of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) Directors of Public Health Preparedness meeting which took place in Newport, RI from September 21-23.

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Help Fight HIV/AIDS! Join ASPH’s Team at DC AIDS Walk Next Week

AIDS WalkNext Saturday, October 2, ASPH is participating in the AIDS Walk Washington to benefit the Whitman-Walker Clinic, which provides accessible health care to those affected by HIV/AIDS in the DC area. One in 20 adults in the District of Columbia is infected, and numbers are on the rise. There is still time for individuals to join our “This Is Public Health” team and take part in the 5K fundraising walk or run to raise awareness and support prevention and treatment.

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Funding and Award Opportunities
New Funding Opportunities

ASPH regularly provides members and Friday Letter readers with information about grant opportunities. Readers can access a full listing of grant notices by visiting the “Funding for Faculty” section of the ASPH web site.  Listed below are grant opportunities that have been posted within the last seven days. Click on the title for more information:

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Fellowship and Training Opportunities
Beyond Numbers: Qualitative Research Methods, Application, Analysis—October 25-December 12, 2010

MPHTC onlineThe Michigan Public Health Training Center will offer a seven-week mentored online course, titled “Beyond Numbers: Qualitative Research Methods, Application and Analysis," from October 25-December 12.

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Johns Hopkins Fall Institute: Health Policy, Management & Medical Care—November 2-20, 2010

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Public Agency of Barcelona, in collaboration with the Pompeu Fabra University, established a Hopkins Fall Institute in Policy and Management in 2003. The Fall Institute in Health Policy and Medical Care was established in 2009 by the Bloomberg School and Parc de Salut Mar (Mar Health Park) with the collaboration of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Both programs will take place from November 2-20, 2010 in Barcelona, Spain.

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Latest from Schools of Public Health
Global Health Consortium: Transformative Role of Universities

Faculty and staff from the Schools of Public Health presented their work and spoke at the second annual meeting of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), held September 19-21 at the University of Washington in Seattle. The meeting, “Transforming Global Health: The Interdisciplinary Power of Universities,” focused on the transforming role of universities and how resources can be mobilized to advance global health. Dean James Curran (Emory) represented ASPH at the Consortium’s board meeting.

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Columbia’s ICAP Reaches One Million Milestone for HIV Care Services

mother, childThe International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health reached an important milestone in its global work. As of September 2010, one million persons living with HIV have gained access to critical HIV-related care services through its work in Africa. Since its establishment in 2003, ICAP has contributed to the establishment and scale-up of HIV prevention, care and treatment programs in 14 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

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SUNY Albany Celebrates 25 Years

public healthThis academic year, the University at Albany SUNY School of Public Health celebrates 25 years of academic and research excellence in 2010-11 with a series of lectures, a film and fiction series and special events.  The celebration began Wednesday, September 22nd with a screening of the film “Encounters at the End of the World,” directed by Werner Herzog. The film features School of Public Health professor emeritus Dr. Samuel Bowser. Throughout the year, the school will produce an array of events culminating in a 25th Anniversary Gala on May 7, 2011.

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Group to Diversify Scholarship in HIV/AIDS Research Housed at Yale

vialA new research and education institute has received a $1.3 million grant to address the documented shortage of HIV/AIDS researchers from underrepresented groups. The new Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS) will aim to provide scholars from underrepresented racial, ethnic, disabled and economic groups with the skills and experience needed to become successful HIV researchers. The institute will be housed at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) at the Yale School of Public Health.

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South Carolina to Study Nanoparticles’ Role in Killing Antibiotic-Resistant Infections

Antibiotics bound with nanoparticles may be just what the doctor orders one day to treat infections, especially those that are drug resistant. A $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to researchers at the University of South Carolina will fund a study on how nanoparticles can be used to change the way that antibiotics are delivered to cells.

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Iowa’s Center for Agricultural Safety and Health Promotes Farm Safety Week

ride safeIn conjunction with National Farm Safety Week, September 19-25, Iowa's Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (I-CASH), based in the University of Iowa College of Public Health, hosted a news conference and public education event on all-terrain vehicle safety on Tuesday, September 21, at the Hills Bank, in Hills, IA. To correlate with National Farm Safety Week’s theme, “ATVs: Work Smart. Ride Safe,” the I-CASH event aimed to educate ATV owners, the public and the media about safe ways to operate ATVs and share rural roads.

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Texas A&M Center Reducing Health Care Costs, Improving Care

Airlines protect themselves from passenger “no-shows” by overbooking. Could the same approach—overbooking patients—work in a doctor’s office or hospital? This is an example of the kinds of questions under study by the Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT), a multi-university National Science Foundation center involving Northeastern University, Texas A & M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health and Georgia Institute of Technology, in partnership with a growing number of prominent health care systems and hospitals across the nation.

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Colorado Seeks Comments: Battlement Mesa Health Impact Assessment

Researchers from the Colorado School of Public Health along with Garfield County authorities are inviting the public to comment on a new report that assesses the potential health impact of natural gas development and production. Commissioned by the Garfield County Board of Commissioners, the Battlement Mesa Health Impact Assessment (HIA) was prepared by a team of environmental and public health experts from the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

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UNC to Study Pregnancy, Obesity and Breast Cancer Disparities

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) scientists have received a five-year, $2.2 million grant to study how factors such as pregnancy and obesity may promote susceptibility to an aggressive subtype of breast cancer that is more prevalent in young African-American women. Dr. Melissa Troester, assistant professor of epidemiology, and Dr. Liza Makowski, assistant professor of nutrition, both in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, are the principal investigators.

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Maryland Signs Agreement with Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County

gold, galenThe University of Maryland College Park, School of Public Health and the non-profit Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County Inc. signed an agreement on Thursday, September 2, to work together to improve the health of the Maryland public. The agreement primarily aims to benefit Maryland residents who have low incomes, are uninsured and who have a limited English-speaking proficiency.

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Texas Obesity Awareness Event Hosted by UTexas , Michael & Susan Dell Center

The Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living and The University of Texas (UTexas) School of Public Health Austin Regional Campus, in conjunction with Live Smart Texas, hosted the third annual Texas Obesity Awareness event at the Legislative Conference Center in the Texas State Capitol in Austin, TX, on Wednesday, September 22. The event included several presentations, including: preliminary results from the Texas Child Obesity Prevention Policy Evaluation (T-COPPE).

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Faculty & Staff Honors
Dean Rodriguez to Chair WHO Tropical Diseases Research, Training Advisory Committee

Dean Rodriguez Dean Mario Henry Rodriguez of the National Institute for Public Health (Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública, INSP-Mexico) was recently named Chair of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) of the Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR). TDR is a global program of scientific collaboration that helps coordinate, support and influence global efforts to combat a portfolio of major diseases of the poor and disadvantaged.

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UNC’s Siega-Riz Leads Landmark Children’s Health Study

Siega-RizNorth Carolina researchers soon will begin enrolling participants in the National Children's Study, which will examine the effects of environmental influences on the health and development of 100,000 children across the United States, following them from before birth until age 21. Dr. Anna Maria Siega-Riz, professor and associate chair of the epidemiology department in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) Gillings School of Global Public Health, is a co-principal investigator of the Durham County study.

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Berkeley’s Dudoit Honored at International Statistics Conference

DudoitIn August, at the 2010 Joint Statistical Meetings, the world's largest annual gathering of statisticians, Dr. Sandrine Dudoit (left), professor of biostatistics and statistics at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health, was honored for her election as a fellow into the American Statistical Association (ASA), the nation's preeminent professional statistical society. The recipients were recognized for their outstanding professional contributions to and leadership in the field of statistical science. Each year the Committee on Fellows elects no more than one-third of one percent of the total ASA membership as fellows.

   
BU's Sherr Wins Award to Advance Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment

sherrDr. David Sherr, a professor of environmental health at Boston University (BU) School of Public Health, has been named a recipient of Boston University's Ignition Award, which he will use toward the development of a drug to prevent and treat breast cancer.  Ignition Awards are presented to four BU researchers twice a year by the University's Office of Technology Development, providing them with funding to move their research discoveries into practical implementation. Dr. Sherr was recognized in the health care category.

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Newman Appointed Chair of Epidemiology at Pittsburgh

newmanExpert in aging and public health, Dr. Anne B. Newman, has been chosen to lead the department of epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Dr. Newman has been a professor of epidemiology at the school since 2005 and directs the school’s Center for Aging and Population Health. Through research and clinical practice, Dr. Newman has shown people how to remain productive, active and healthy as they age.

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Arizona’s Martínez Named to National Cancer Institute Board of Scientific Advisors

MartínezDr. M. Elena Martínez, professor of epidemiology at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, has been appointed to the National Cancer Institute’s Board of Scientific Advisors. The 35 advisory board members are appointed by the NCI director and serve at major national research universities and at institutions and organizations engaged in cancer research. Dr. Martínez will serve a five-year term.

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Loomis Named Epidemiology Chairman at Nebraska

loomisDr. Dana Loomis was named chairman of the epidemiology department in the University of Nebraska Medical Center's College of Public Health. He was formerly the director of the School of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada-Reno. Dr. Loomis began his appointment on Wednesday, September 1.

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Panigrahi to Direct Nebraska Global Health and Development Center

PanigrahiDr. Pinaki Panigrahi, an internationally recognized global health expert, has been named director of the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Public Health's Center for Global Health and Development. The center received approval from the University of Nebraska Board of Regents in April. In a recent interview, Dr. Panigrahi shared his views on the importance of global health and how UNMC students and faculty will benefit from the new center.

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BU’s Jette Honored for Contributions to Disability Research

jetteDr. Alan Jette, director of the Health and Disability Research Institute (HDR Institute) at Boston University (BU) School of Public Health, has been honored for his pioneering contributions to the field of disability rehabilitation research and to people with disabilities. The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) has named Dr. Jette a 2010 recipient of its Recognition Award for Distinguished Public Service.

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UMDNJ’s West Receives University-Wide Award for Public Health Service

westDr. Bernadette West, associate professor of health systems and policy, associate dean for Stratford/Camden Campus and associate dean for community health at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)-School of Public Health, received a university-wide award.  Dr. West was one of only four people to receive this honor, which was presented for the first time this year.  She earned the award for her commitment to public health service, including assisting with development of a student-led community service organization and working with interdisciplinary teams of students to perform service projects in public health agencies.

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James Named to New Health Planning and Policy Position at Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh schools of the health sciences has named Mr. Everette James as associate vice chancellor for health policy and planning. Mr. James, currently serving as secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, will assume this newly created position on Friday. October 1.He will also serve as a professor in the Graduate School of Public Health’s department of health policy & management.

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Student & Alumni Achievements
BU Summer Practicum Poster Session Winners

As a culmination of their required practicum experiences, Boston University (BU) School of Public Health students presented their practice work on Tuesday, August 31 at the Summer Practicum Finale & Poster Session. Students participate in a range of health care, governmental, research and academic settings, and the BU Practice Office recognized students for their exceptional practicum work.

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ASPH Partners in Public Health
DEA Nationwide Effort to Take-Back Prescription Drugs on September 25, 2010

take back logoASPH joins the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s prescription drug “Take-Back” Campaign on Saturday, September 25 to prevent increased pill abuse and theft, as well as accidental poisoning.  The National Take-Back Day provides an opportunity for the public to turn in expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications for safe disposal. Collection sites are available in local communities.   For more information, click here.

   
Get Certified in 2011! CPH Exam Early-Bird Registration Ends September 30, 2010

CPH examEarly-bird registration for the 2011 Certified in Public Health (CPH) exam ends on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at midnight (Eastern). Register early for the best price ($400 USD), and first choice of seats in February 2011! Registration can be completed online at www.publichealthexam.org.  From the left side, select “Click here to Register.”

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NBPHE Exhibits at WV Public Health Association Conference

exhibitThe National Board of Public Health Examiners exhibited at the 86th annual conference of the West Virginia Public Health Association.  More than 200 professionals from federal, state and local health departments attended the conference, "A Healthy Life is a Life Well Lived," in Canaan Valley, WV.  The NBPHE encourages those interested in becoming Certified in Public Health to register online at www.publichealthexam.org before Thursday, September 30 to take advantage of the early-bird rate of $400.

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AcademyHealth Offers Student Scholarships to National Health Policy Conference

AcademyHealth is offering the Alice S. Hersh Student Scholarship, which provides two free registrations to the National Health Policy Conference (NHPC), February 7-8, 2011, in Washington, DC. The scholarship is designed to encourage professional and educational development in health services research and policy among student members. Applicants must be current student members of AcademyHealth and must be enrolled full-time in a master’s or doctoral program at the time of application. The application deadline is Monday, November 15. To apply or read more, visit the AcademyHealth web site.

   
AHRQHealthTV Showcases Videos for Consumers

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has posted itsconsumer health videos on AHRQHealthTV, a free channel available on YouTube. To view the videos, click here.

   
Public Health Resources
Health Reform Resource Center

To mark the six-month anniversary of the passage of health reform, The Commonwealth Fund launched a new Health Reform Resource Center, a comprehensive tool for exploring and understanding the provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

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Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Knowledge Path

The Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University released a new edition of the knowledge path on “Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention.”  The knowledge path directs readers to a selection of resources that measure, document and monitor the problem; identify risk and protective factors; and report on promising intervention strategies.

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Global Health University Online Resource

Global Health University, an initiative of Unite For Sight, provides open access online courses. The programs are designed to provide students and professionals with important skills and understanding about global health and social entrepreneurship strategies.

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E-Newsletter Resource

ASPH regularly provides members and Friday Letter readers with links to other electronic newsletters that may be of interest to the public health community. Links to E-newsletters will be added to a web page found at www.asph.org/document.cfm?page=924. This week’s additions include:

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Publishing and Presenting Opportunities
Global Health & Innovation Conference—Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2010

Thursday, September 30 is the deadline for abstract submission for GH/Innovate 2011, Unite For Sight’s Annual Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale University. Abstracts may be research-focused, clinical-focused, or program-focused, and can be submitted by students, scientists, academic, and professionals.

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Papers: Epidemiologic Approaches to Injury and Violence—Deadline: March 1, 2011

Epidemiologic Reviews, a sister publication of the American Journal of Epidemiology, is devoted to publishing comprehensive and critical reviews on specific themes once a year. The theme of the 2012 issue (volume 34) will be injury and violence. Submission of manuscripts on topics related to injury and violence – including the effects of cross-cutting factors such as alcohol and racial differences – are being accepted.

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Upcoming Events
Drexel Hosts Idealist.org Graduate Degree Fair—September 27, 2010

The Drexel University School of Public Health will be hosting the Philadelphia Idealist.org Graduate Degree Fair for the Public Good on Monday, September 27 from 5-8 p.m. (Eastern). The event, which will be held at Drexel’s Creese Student Center (32nd and Market Sts.), will give students an opportunity to meet graduate admissions representatives from local, national, and international programs to discuss professional development through graduate education.

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Harvard Prospective Student Information Sessions – September 27 & October 16, 2010

The Admissions Office at the Harvard School of Public Health will be hosting prospective student information sessions on Monday, September 27 from 6-8 p.m. (Eastern) and on Saturday, October 16 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The events will be held in the Kresge Building located at 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.

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World Rabies Day—September 28, 2010

world rabies dayThe world is again joining together on Tuesday, September 28 to raise awareness and understanding about the importance of rabies prevention.  Led by the Alliance for Rabies Control, World Rabies Day brings together hundreds of thousands of people across the world to reinforce the message that rabies is a preventable disease, yet kills 55,000 people each year, half of which are children under the age of 15. For more information and to become involved, visit www.worldrabiesday.org.

   
Iowa Forums: Employee Health, Wellness—Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 23, 2010

Employers, employees and others interested in employee health and wellness are invited to participate in the Iowa Worklife Forum, a series of free, online discussions with employee benefit and health and safety managers. The forums – on Tuesday, September 28, Tuesday, October 26 and Tuesday, November 23 – will share best practices and experiences with insurance, wellness and incentive programs.

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Teaching through Experience: Healthcare Leadership in Clinical Settings—September 29, 2010

Breaking down learning barriers requires transitioning from pure knowledge retention towards affective learning via either bringing real world experiences into the classroom or taking the classroom into the clinical setting. As part of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) Annual Meeting Webinar Series, “Teaching through Experience: Learning Healthcare Leadership in Clinical Settings” will be held Wednesday, September 29 from 1-3 p.m. (Eastern).

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BU Lecture: Controlling Health Care Costs: Your Money or Your Life?—October 1, 2010

moneyWhat will happen to the cost of health care under the Obama Administration's new national health care law? Hear leading experts discuss this idea and others regarding controlling health care costs as part of the 2010 William J. Bicknell Lectureship in Public Health at the Boston University School of Public Health. The event will be held on Friday, October 1 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (Eastern) on the first floor auditorium of 670 Albany St., on the Boston University Medical Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

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Global Health Idea Incubator Workshop—October 1, 2010

Unite For Sight's Founder and CEO will hold a half-day workshop to help participants develop and launch ideas for a program, project or organization. The workshop will focus on effective healthcare delivery and the importance of best practices in global health, successful strategies of social innovation and social entrepreneurship and mentoring and guidance on how to establish new initiatives and organizations.

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Disparities Research Webinar Series—October 5, 2010

AcademyHealth and the Aetna Foundation offering a series of webinars that provide insight into the policymaking and methodological challenges and opportunities for disparities research. Disparities research is vital to understanding discrepancies in health care access, cost and quality and improving health outcomes for minority populations.

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Preparedness Webinar: The Kansas H1N1 Experience—October 7, 2010

HCPHP webinar On Thursday, October 7 at 11 a.m. (Eastern), the Heartland Center for Public Health Preparedness (HCPHP) at the Saint Louis University School of Public Health will host an upcoming webinar on “Using Quality Improvement Tools to Advance Public Health Preparedness: The Kansas H1N1 Experience.”

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Isms Conference: Leading From Where You Are—October 7-8, 2010

The Center for Health Leadership at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health will hold its 2010 Isms Conference, titled “Leading From Where You Are: Unraveling Privilege, Power and Difference for Organizational Change,” from October 7-8, 2010 at Berkeley’s Clark Kerr Conference Center. The conference will focus on issues of privilege and oppression, and how public health/health care professionals who are working to build cultural competence and address health inequities can bring social justice values to the workplace.

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Cochrane Public Health Review Group Workshop—October 16, 2010

The Cochrane Public Health Review Group, in conjunction with the Colorado School of Public Health, is sponsoring a satellite meeting on Saturday, October 16, before the Cochrane Campbell Colloquium begins in Keystone.  Persons interested in attending this workshop do not need to be registered to attend the Cochrane/Campbell Colloquium.

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People in Public Health
Former HHS Secretary Shalala Honored With Nelson Mandela Award

Former U.S. Secretary for Health and Human Services Donna E. Shalala was awarded the 2010 Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights at a ceremony and dinner at Blair House hosted by current U.S. Secretary for Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and the Kaiser Family Foundation honoring her retirement from the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Former Secretary Shalala, who serves as president of the University of Miami, was recognized for dedication to advancing access to health care in the U.S., helping disadvantaged people around the world, and her special commitment to ending apartheid and developing democracy in South Africa.

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"Public Health Reports"
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