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ASPPH Hosted SOPHAS Virtual Fair

ASPPH presented the third SOPHAS Virtual Fair of the year for our CEPH-accredited Schools and Programs of Public Health on September 10 and 11. Over 50 SOPHAS schools and programs participated this year, a record number. The Virtual Fair is a widely accessible forum in which prospective students from around the world can learn more about the participating schools and programs. Read More

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TIPH Student Recruitment Fair (NYC)

ASPPH will host a free recruitment fair for prospective students of public health on Monday, September 22 at New York University in NYC. The “This Is Public Health Student Recruitment Fair” allows prospective students to meet admissions staff from CEPH-accredited schools and programs of public health and the event is free for exhibitors. Read More

Member Research and Reports

Harvard Finds Mercury Exposure May Cause Birds to Change their Tune

The amount of methylmercury, a neurotoxin, in the earth’s atmosphere has quadrupled since the days before industrialization, and its toxic effects are changing the songs being sung by birds in the area of Waynesboro, Virginia. An article in Environmental Health News explores how the mercury emitted by a nearby factory contaminated Waynesboro’s South River, affecting the animals that the area birds feed on. This ingestion of mercury may have altered the birds’ brains in a way that changed how they learned their songs. Read More

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