The call for abstracts is now open for the fifth Undergraduate Education for Public Health Summit, co-sponsored by ASPPH and AAC&U, which will be held in Arlington, Virginia on Sunday, March 20, 2016. The summit will be held in conjunction with the 2016 ASPPH Annual Meeting which will take place March 20- 22, 2016. Read More
Across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, homicides of police officers are linked to the statewide level of gun ownership, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health. The study found that police officers serving in states with high private gun ownership are more than three times more likely […] Read More
Over 150 public health and healthcare professionals from across the nation, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Marshall Islands gathered at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Public Health from August 10 through 14 to learn about healthcare response to Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). The Ebola Assessment Hospital Course is specifically targeted […] Read More
Dr. Linda Alexander, associate professor in the department of health behavior at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, has been elected to serve a three-year term as a Section Councilor for the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) ATOD section. ATOD Section Councilors provide leadership by shaping policies and procedures, as well as advocating […] Read More
Dr. Kristjana Ásbjörnsdóttir, a graduating PhD student from the University of Washington School of Public Health, received the International AIDS Society (IAS) Lange-Van Tongeren young investigator prize for her research on HIV-infected infants and their response to antiretroviral therapy. [Photo: Dr. Kristjana Ásbjörnsdóttir] The $2,000 award was given at the recent IAS Conference on HIV […] Read More
Abstract submission for the 2016 Preparedness Summit is now open. This year’s Summit will explore the theme, “Planning Today for Rebuilding Tomorrow: Focusing on Resiliency and Recovery in the 21st Century.” Abstracts are encouraged on subjects related to National Health Security Strategy objectives such as: Building and sustaining resilient communities Effectively using, producing, and disseminating […] Read More
The House and Senate Appropriations Committees in late June approved differing versions of the fiscal year 2016 Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill. The bills provide major increases for the National Institutes of Health: +$1 Billion in the House version, +$2 Billion in the Senate measure. The House would eliminate the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research, while the Senate would cuts the agency’s budget by 35 percent.ASPPH’s legislative priorities fared well, with funding provided for most of our priority accounts. Read More
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