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  MARCH 30, 2012


ASPH News of Note
Colorado Welcomes Dr. David Goff as New Dean of SPH
Goff

This week, University of Colorado Denver Provost Roderick Nairn announced that Dr. David C. Goff will assume the position of dean of the Colorado School of Public Health on June 1, 2012, replacing Interim Dean Judith Albino. Dr. Goff comes to Colorado from Wake Forest School of Medicine where he is the chair of the department of epidemiology and prevention in the Division of Public Health Sciences, as well as a professor of public health sciences and internal medicine. His research interests include prevention and understanding of heart disease and stroke with a focus on issues related to diabetes.

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Dean Gregory Evans Begins Tenure at Georgia Southern
Evans

On April 1, Dean Gregory Evans  officially begins his tenure with the Georgia Southern University Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health. Dean Evans comes to Georgia Southern from the Saint Louis University School of Public Health. When asked about his thoughts about this new opportunity, Dean Evans said, “It is with great anticipation that I join Georgia Southern University as dean. The school, despite its relative newness, already has an impressive teaching and research record. I plan to capitalize on these strengths to help increase national recognition for the school, while simultaneously recognizing the importance of service to the college, university, community, and the field of public health.”

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ASPH Framing the Future Task Force Meets to Establish Framework and Plan Activities
Framing

The Association of Schools of Public Health Education Committee’s new task force, Framing the Future: The Second Hundred Years of Education for Public Health, met on Wednesday and Thursday of this week in Crystal City, VA.  The aim of the meeting was to review the new draft of critical component elements of an undergraduate major in public health and to establish a framework for rewriting the Welch-Rose Report and mapping out plans for related report development activities.

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Featured Friday – Public Health In-Depth
National Public Health Week 2012
NPHW

The theme for this year’s National Public Health Week (NPHW), observed April 2-8, is "A Healthier America Begins Today: Join the Movement." Schools of Public Health have planned various events, presentations, drives, and outreach programs to help show both their students and the public at large how to encourage more Americans and their communities to take preventive measures to help improve their lives. This edition of the Friday Letter features a preview of these efforts, which aim to celebrate NPHW and prevention.

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Public Health Research and Reports
UIC Finds Most Latino Laborers Use Safety Gear When Available

A study from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health found that Latino day laborers in Chicago used personal protective equipment for 94 percent of the jobs they performed, likely preventing occupational injuries. Researchers at UIC partnered with the Latino Union of Chicago, a support organization for day laborers, to distribute nine types of personal protective equipment (PPE) at no cost to the workers during six distribution sessions.

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Harvard Finds Excess Weight May Affect Sperm Production
A new study co-authored by Dr. Jorge Chavarro, assistant professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health, finds that overweight and obese men are more likely than their normal-weight peers to produce lower numbers of sperm, or even no sperm at all. While the results do not prove that excess weight leads to fertility troubles, having a lower sperm count can make it more difficult for men to conceive.
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Washington Finds U.S. Health Ranking Declines Relative to Developed Countries
Bezruchka

The U.S. is being outpaced by most other developed countries when it comes to improvements in health outcomes, according to a new analysis by University of Washington School of Public Health researcher Dr. Stephen Bezruchka. The nation’s relative decline comes despite spending ever-larger amounts of money on health care services, he says.

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Iowa Issues “Cancer in Iowa 2012” Report, Highlights Lung Cancer Awareness
Lynch

The State Health Registry of Iowa, based in the University of Iowa College of Public Health, published its annual “Cancer in Iowa” report this week. The report estimates 6,400 Iowans will die from cancer and 17,500 new cancers will be diagnosed this year. 

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UNC Finds UN Hits Water Target, but 1.8 Billion People Still Drink Unsafe Water
Bartram

Recent widespread news coverage heralded the success of the United Nations' (UN) goal to greatly improve access to safe drinking water around the world. While major progress has been made, a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health indicates that far greater challenges persist than headline statistics suggested.

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Tulane Finds Malaria Funding Helped Prevent Nearly 1M Child Deaths Over Past Decade

Researchers from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine published an article in Malaria Journal that suggests “funding for malaria prevention in Africa over the past decade has had a substantial impact on decreasing child deaths due to malaria.” Between 2001 and 2011, malaria prevention intervention scale-up helped prevent an estimated 842,800 malaria-related child deaths, an 8.2 percent decrease over the period had malaria intervention remained unchanged since 2000. The researchers note that 99 percent of the decline can be attributed to the use of insecticide-treated bednets.

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Columbia Health Policy Experts Indicate that Tax Rebates Boost Bankruptcies

GrossNew research from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health has found that many American families are waiting for their tax rebate to file for bankruptcy, and this trend has gained steam as costs related to filing for bankruptcy have gone up. Dr. Tal Gross, an assistant professor of health policy and management at Columbia, and colleagues at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the Olin Business School of Washington University in St. Louis published the study.

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UTexas Shows Benefit of Stem Cells and Heart Failure
Moye

A new study from the University of Texas School of Public Health shows that patients who receive two specific types of stem cells showed a small but significant increase in the ability to pump blood from the left ventricle to the body.

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Michigan Shows U.S. Economic Problems Extend to Latin America

A new study from the University of Michigan School of Public Health has found that many families in third world countries rely on remittances from family members in the U.S. Therefore, the national recession did not only affect people living in the U.S. but also has made it more difficult for people to pay for medical bills in poor countries like Honduras.

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Columbia Links Pollution from Trucks and Heating Oil to Childhood Asthma Hot Spots
PerzanowskiAccording to a new study by scientists at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, neighborhood differences in rates of childhood asthma may be explained by varying levels of air pollution from trucks and residential heating oil. Researchers found that levels of airborne black carbon, which mostly comes from incomplete combustion sources like diesel trucks and oil furnaces, were high in homes of children with asthma. They also reported elevated levels of black carbon within homes in neighborhoods with high asthma prevalence and high densities of truck routes and homes burning low-grade or “dirty” heating oil.
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Harvard Links White Rice to Heightened Type 2 Diabetes Risk

According to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health, eating white rice on a regular basis may increase the risk for type 2 diabetes. Harvard researchers from the department of nutrition — led by Ms. Emily Hu, research assistant, and Dr. Qi Sun, research associate — reviewed four earlier studies involving more than 352,000 people from China, Japan, the United States, and Australia who were tracked between four and 22 years.

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Funding and Award Opportunities
New Funding Opportunities for SPH Faculty

As a service to its members, ASPH’s dedicated grants staff regularly provide timely information about grant opportunities for faculty. This week’s additions include announcements from the Centers for Disease Control, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the National Institutes of Health. Readers can access a full listing of grant notices by visiting the “Funding for Faculty” section of the ASPH website. 

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CDC FOA for State Health Departments—Deadline: May 16

The Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Division of Population Health and the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion has announced the state arthritis Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). The purpose of State Public Health Approaches to Improving Arthritis Outcomes FOA is to build, support, and enhance state arthritis programs to substantially expand the access, availability, and use of evidence-based interventions that are appropriate for arthritis. Specifically, the intent of this funding opportunity is to implement strategies and other activities that embed evidence-based interventions into multi-site delivery systems, conduct surveillance and use data to inform decision making, and promote health equity. The closing date for applications is May 16. To learn more and to apply, click here.

   
Fellowship and Training Opportunities
National Parks Service Seeking Summer Internship Applications — Rolling Admission

The National Park Service (NPS), Office of Risk Management is accepting applications for a paid student summer internship for graduate and undergraduate students to work in NPS parks on a range of injury prevention projects.  Students will apply skills in epidemiology, behavioral sciences, risk management, public health, and/or social sciences to enhance NPS injury prevention and to mitigate unintentional injuries (e.g. drowning, fall injuries, hypothermia, dehydration, carbon monoxide poisoning, animal bites or attacks, and trauma from crashes in cars, boats, bikes, and other forms of transportation, among many other injuries that occur in parks) to park visitors.

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Latest from Schools of Public Health
UNC Invited to Join U.S. Water Partnership by Secretary of State
Clinton

Water experts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health are among the key members of a new initiative announced March 22 by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton that aims to solve water problems around the globe. The U.S. Water Partnership is a public-private group formed to share U.S. knowledge, leverage and mobilize resources, and facilitate cross-sector partnerships to find solutions to global water accessibility challenges, especially in the developing world.

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New UNC Endowed Professorship Supports Initiatives for World Water Sanitation
Holzworth

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health has received a $666,000 gift that will establish The Don and Jennifer Holzworth Distinguished Professorship Fund, which will give the School of Public Health the means to retain or recruit a professor who is a global leader in research and policies for improving the world's access to clean water and sanitation. The gift will be supplemented with matching funds through North Carolina’s Distinguished Professors Endowment Trust Fund to create a $1 million distinguished professorship.

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South Carolina’s PASOs Program Earns National Award
Smithwick

he PASOs Program at the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health has received the Promising Practice of the Year Award from the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP). The national award follows the program's designation last year of being named "A Promising Practice" by the association, which addresses the health needs of Latina women and their children in 13 South Carolina counties.

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Faculty & Staff Honors
UTexas’s Emery Receives American Chemical Society Award
Emery

Dr. Robert J. Emery, associate professor in the division of epidemiology, human genetics, and environmental sciences at the University of Texas School of Public Health and vice president of safety, health, environment, and risk management at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston has been selected to receive the 2012 Howard Fawcett Award from the American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Chemical Health and Safety (CHAS).

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Student & Alumni Achievements
South Florida Alumni Wins Thomas Chalmers Award

Dr. Rahul S. Mhaskar and a team of researchers with the University of South Florida Health Clinical Translational Science Institute/Evidence-Based Medicine group received the most prestigious honor in the field of evidence-based medicine—the Thomas Chalmers Award by the Cochrane Collaboration. The announcement was made at the Nineteenth Cochrane Colloquium in 2011 and acknowledges the teams’ work titled “True methodological quality of trials is not reflected in their reporting.” Dr. Mhaskar was the lead author on the study. Currently, he is a faculty member in the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine.

   
ASPH Partners in Public Health
AAMC Receives Grant to Develop Portal for IPEC
The Association of American Medical Colleges, as a partner in the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC), has been awarded funding by the Macy Foundation to launch an interprofessional education portal in support of the IPEC report “Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice.”  The initiative will create a national clearinghouse of competency-linked learning resources on interprofessional education and models of team-based or collaborative care. 
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ASPR Twitter Challenge

The Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) is announcing the launch of the 2012 ASPR Challenge titled Now Trending: #Health in My Community. This challenge aims to address the gaps in health surveillance at the state, local, tribal, and territorial level to improve situational awareness and response to health threats. Specifically, this contest will challenge entrants to create a web-based application that takes open source Twitter data for a specified geographic area, counts the frequency of common illness related terms, and creates a top five list of trending illnesses for the previous twenty-four hour period. This information can then be used by the health departments in multiple ways such as building a baseline of trend data, engaging the public on trending health topics, serving as an indicator of potential health issues emerging in the population, or cross-referencing other data sources. The resulting product from this challenge will cut down on the manpower intensive task of sifting through Twitter postings for useful health data. To enter the Twitter challenge, click here.

   
APHA Video Contest—Deadline: April 16

This year, the American Public Health Association (APHA) is sponsoring a National Public Health Week Student Day video contest in order to recognize students and the contributions they make to public health and their campus. The contest is open to students from any college or university. Participants will film their National Public Health Week event during NPHW and then submit the raw footage to APHA for prizes.  APHA will compile select footage — drawing from all student submissions — into one final NPHW Student Day promotional video. 

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Public Health Resources
Iowa Presents New Video to Promote Public Awareness of Clubfoot Deformity

The Ponseti International Association (PIA), located at the University of Iowa College of Public Health, has released a new three-minute video as part of its global initiative to ensure that every child born with clubfoot, the most common musculoskeletal birth defect anywhere in the world, is provided with effective, corrective treatment. The Ponseti Method is a simple, inexpensive, outpatient treatment that consists of a series of specific gentle manipulations followed by plaster casts begun, ideally, shortly after birth.  Studies in the USA, England, France, Turkey, Israel, Austria, Malawi, and India have all shown that 93 percent or more of infants treated with the Ponseti Method can walk successfully and live normal lives. The new video can be found here.

   
GW Policy Briefs Examine the Challenge of Health Center Growth and Medicaid

Two new policy research briefs from George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services analyze health centers’ growth over the past two decades and Medicaid’s role in propelling and sustaining that growth. The analyses chronicle federal health center growth initiatives pursued by Republican and Democratic Administrations alike, as well as the 2011 retrenchment in the growth trajectory. The studies also document the relationship between more expansive Medicaid coverage policies for low income adults and more robust health center size, staffing, and patient care capacity.  

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Columbia’s Guilarte Presents on Lead Neurotoxicity

Dr. Tomás Guilarte, Leon Hess Professor and chair of the department of environmental health sciences at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, presented a talk on the Synaptic and Cellular Mechanisms of Lead Neurotoxicity at Michigan State University on March 29. Dr. Guilarte’s presentation was part of the Distinguished Scholars In Toxicology Lecture Series, and was delivered to students, faculty, and staff at the Center for Integrated Toxicology and Neuroscience Program. To access these slides, click here.

   
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
Call for Abstracts on Children, Youth, and Adults with Developmental Disabilities – Deadline: March 30

The Health & Wellbeing in Children, Youth and Adults with Developmental Disabilities Conference invites authors to submit abstracts on best  practices in physical and mental health for individuals with developmental disabilities, the determinants of challenging behavior, the role of traumatic experiences in understanding challenging behavior, and maximizing health and wellbeing in order to minimize disability and improve quality of life at the Interprofessional University of British Columbia conference November 15-17. To read more about the call, click here.

   
AAMC Seeking Content for Web-based Courses on Implementing Health Reform — Deadline April 20
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is seeking content for a series of web-based courses designed to support medical schools and teaching hospitals as they implement key elements of health care reform. While the needed content covers a broad range of areas, including care delivery design, quality reporting and improvement, and payment initiatives, there is a specific need for content on transitions of care. As part of the AAMC’s Readiness for Reform and Leadership Development programs, the courses will prepare faculty and clinical staff members to lead and participate in health reform initiatives. The series will launch in 2012 and responses are due April 20.  For more information, click here
   
Upcoming Events
Ohio State Students Lead TEDx Talk: March 31

Two students, Ms. Jen Ludwin and Mr. Christopher Volpe from Ohio State University College of Public Health will speak at the first-annual TEDx event on Saturday, March 31 at the Ohio Union. The event is open to the public and focused on public health in practice.

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Columbia’s Davidson Speaks on Adolescent Relationship Violence: March 31

davidsonAs part of the Columbia Center to Prevent Youth Violence program of work, the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health’s Dr. Leslie Davidson, Dr. David Bell, and Dr. Marina Catallozzi, and Ms. Liz Isakson, and Ms. Melissa Dupont-Reyes developed and piloted a two hour training session on adolescent relationship violence. The objectives of the training are to understand the boundaries between child protection laws and adolescent health rights (state based laws) and expand knowledge on training health care providers to support adolescent patients who do not want disclosure or referral.

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Emory Global Health Case Competition Challenges Teams from 23 Universities: March 31
koplanStudents from 23 universities across the United States and four foreign countries will gather at Emory University March 30-31 to compete in the fifth Emory Global Health Case Competition. Approximately 140 students will work in teams of six, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students from a variety of disciplines. The 23 student teams will spend an intensive weekend developing innovative solutions for a 21st century global health challenge.
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Colorado National Public Health Week Events

On April 4, the Colorado School of Public Health is hosting the 3rd Annual Public Health Symposium at Colorado State University. This year’s symposium theme, “From community to care: Redefining the public health workforce,” takes a unique perspective on the future of the public health workforce. Keynote speakers Mr. Monte Roulier from Community Initiatives, and Mr. Ned Calonge from the Colorado Trust, are presenting the topics “Community-driven public health” and “Bridging public health and health care,” respectively.

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Columbia National Public Health Week Events

On April 4, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health will celebrate the publication of a foundational injury epidemiology textbook written by Finster Professor of epidemiology, Dr. Guohua Li. The book, Injury Research: Theories, Methods, and Approaches, examines the idea that “accidents happen,” and it explores whether they are actually more predictable and preventable than we think. Columbia and the department of epidemiology will host a reception and a talk from 6-7 pm in Hess Commons.

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Drexel National Public Health Week Events

On April 2, Drexel University School of Public Health will host a webinar on Careers in Health Disparities. This event is designed to connect public health undergraduate, graduate students, and public health professionals to information about careers related to health disparities. Panelists include: Dr. Lisa Bowleg, associate professor and principal investigator of the Opening Doors Health Disparities Training Program at Drexel, Dr. Steve Owens, director of health equity at Directors of Health Promotion and Education, Dr. Debra Perez, senior program officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Dr. Michelle S. Davis, region II regional health administrator, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.

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Emory National Public Health Week Events
On April 3, the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health Student Outbreak and Response Team (SORT) will sponsor a lunchtime screening of the documentary “The Vaccine War.” The documentary examines the rising anti-vaccine movement and the implications it has on the return of vaccine-preventable diseases.
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Florida National Public Health Week Events

 The University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions student association has planned a week of activities to educate fellow students and the public about the contributions of public health to our communities. Monday through Thursday public health students will share information with the campus community on each of public health week’s daily themes. On Friday, Florida’s chapter of Delta Omega has partnered with Gainesville’s Woodland Park Boys and Girls Club to offer a full day of public health activities and games to children ages 5 and older. For a complete list of UF events, click here

   
Georgia National Public Health Week Events

University of Georgia College of Public Health will literally take their wellness tips to the streets in honor of National Public Health Week. Throughout the week, students will be hosting several activities and events to raise awareness for various public health initiatives across the community. In one unique outreach effort, students will fan out across campus in 11 teams of three and serve as mobile hand sanitization stations by offering information on how to curb the spread of communicable disease, as well as hand sanitizer. There also will be a screening of “And The Band Plays On,” fitness and yoga classes, a cooking class, daily displays related to key public health issues and an end-of-the-week 5K run benefitting a local AIDS awareness organization. For more information, click here.

   
Iowa National Public Health Week Events

The University of Iowa College of Public Health will host a legislative breakfast at the State Capitol in Des Moines on April 5. The gathering will be an opportunity for faculty and students to highlight current projects and areas of interest, and to raise awareness of public health among Iowa’s legislative leaders. Following the breakfast, the college will take part in the annual Iowa Health Sciences Day at the Capitol. As part of this university-organized event, the college will spotlight public health outreach activities, community-based partnerships, and student service projects that improve the health of communities throughout Iowa, the Midwest, the nation, and the world.

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Kentucky National Public Health Week Events

On April 2, the University of Kentucky College of Public Health Student Public Health Association will host an active living/healthy eating workshop on bringing healthy foods to campus. There will be free healthy snacks in proper serving size and healthy recipe ideas. On April 3, public health students will host a forum on alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.  Information will be distributed to students and there will be a petition for a smoke-free Kentucky. On April 4, the focus will be on communicable diseases, information on UNICEF and malaria information. There will also be an information session on “What Is Public Health?” On April 5, Kentucky will focus on sexual health, and the University Student Health Services will provide information and free condoms. On April 6, information and pamphlets will be distributed to students on mental health and the Violence Prevention Center.

 

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Minnesota National Public Health Week Events

The University of Minnesota School of Public Health will host its annual film festival, April 2-6, in conjunction with National Public Health Week. The films will cover several timely health issues, including the farm-to-school food movement, health as a human right, the AIDS epidemic in the1980s, end-of-life decisions, and sexual education.

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Nebraska National Public Health Week Events

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health has planned events for each day of National Public Health Week, and the following activities are open to the public.

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North Texas National Public Health Week

University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health students will celebrate National Public Health Week with a discussion panel on Reproductive Health Issues on April 2; a showing of the film Contagion on April 3; a student community service event focusing on mental and emotional health on April 4; an alcohol and drug awareness presentation, “Calling the Shots,” on April 5; and a student/faculty/staff appreciation event on April 6 titled, “Kickin’ it in the Field - Healthy Mind, Body and Spirit.” This outdoor event will feature a cookout, music, fitness sessions, board games, athletic events, and networking.

   
Oklahoma National Public Health Week Events

University of Oklahoma College of Public Health will be hosting two lectures. On April 3, Dr. Peter Hotez will speak about his book “Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases: The Neglected Tropical Diseases & their Impact on Global Health and Development,” and on April 5, Mr. Bill Grace will discuss his new book “sharing the rock” Shaping Our Future through Leadership for the Common Good.

   
South Carolina National Public Health Week Events

On April 2, the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health will launch its Laces 4 Love fund-raising campaign to provide athletic shoes for underserved children. Laces 4 Love, which began in Georgia, has an international reach and was established about 11 years ago to give shoes to low-income, elementary school children. To learn more, click here.

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South Florida National Public Health Week Events

The University of South Florida College of Public Health will host several fairs where attendees can receive health screenings from South Florida students, as well as engage in activities that promote healthy behaviors like bicycle safety, exercise, and wellness.

 

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SUNY Buffalo National Public Health Week Events

The University at Buffalo SUNY School of Public Health and Health Professions will celebrate National Public Health Week with two seminars that address this year’s theme of encouraging communities to take preventive measures to help lead healthier lives. Both seminars will be available as live webinars to enable anyone around the world to participate. Learn more and register for these free events here.

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Texas A&M National Public Health Week Events

The Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health will offer an array of events in both Bryan-College Station and McAllen during National Public Health Week.

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UMass National Public Health Week Events

The University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences will host the following events in honor of National Public Health Week.

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UMDNJ National Public Health Week Events

The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Public Health will host the 17th Annual Public Health Symposium on April 2, 4-7 p.m. This year’s theme is "A Healthier New Jersey Begins Today: Health in All Policies."  Attendees will learn more about how local, state, and federal policies can impact the health of our communities. To learn more and to register, click here.  

   
UNC National Public Health Week Events

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health’s North Carolina Institute for Public Health is leading the school’s celebration of National Public Health Week, April 2-8.

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UTexas National Public Health Week Events

The University of Texas School of Public Health will be sponsoring two school-wide events. On April 4, UTexas’s James H. Steele Endowed Lecture Series will host Dr. Charles E. Rupprecht, chief of the rabies program for the Centers for Disease Control and Population and the director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Reference and Rabies. Dr. Rupprecht will speak on “Toward the Global Elimination of Canine Rabies.”

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Emory Hosts Tuberculosis International Conference: April 13-14
On April 13-14, Emory University will host the first international meeting dedicated to human immunity to tuberculosis. The conference will focus on the design and development of optimal tuberculosis vaccines, and its goal is to facilitate exchange of information and ideas among scientists, policymakers, and anyone interested in human immunology, tuberculosis, vaccine development, or pathogenesis. The list of conference speakers and program details are available at the conference website here.
   
"Public Health Reports"
Volume 127, Issue No. 2 March/April 2012

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In Volume 127, Issue 2...

  • Closing the Gap Between Injury Prevention Research and Community Safety Promotion Practice: Revisiting the Public Health Model
  • Health Impact Assessment: Necessary but Not Sufficient for Healthy Public Policy
  • Preventable Injury Deaths: A Population-Based Proxy of Child Maltreatment Risk in California
  • Actions to Control High Blood Pressure Among Hypertensive Adults in Texas Counties Along the Mexico Border: Texas BRFSS, 2007
  • HIV Testing and Management: Findings from a National Sample of Asian/Pacific Islander Men Who Have Sex with Men
  • Using Emergency Department Data to Conduct Dog and Animal Bite Surveillance in New York City, 2003–2006
  • Passenger Contact Investigation Associated with a Transport Driver with Pulmonary Tuberculosis
  • The Economic, Institutional, and Political Determinants of Public Health Delivery System Structures
  • Examining Compliance with a Statewide Law Banning Junk Food and Beverage Marketing in Maine Schools
  • Using State Laws to Vaccinate the Health-Care Workforce
  • NCHS Dataline
  • On Linkages: Participatory Research Partnerships: Addressing Relevant Public Health System Challenges

 

   

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