On Monday, March 2, Dr. Camara Jones was appointed as an APHA-representative member of the National Board of Public Health Examiners board of directors. Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones, who is the APHA president-elect, is research director on social determinants of health and equity in the Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Read More
University of Florida Health researchers have found that putting people on a feast-or-famine diet may mimic some of the benefits of fasting, and that adding antioxidant supplements may counteract those benefits. Read More
Residents of North Carolina are 20 to 40 percent more likely to die of stroke than those living in other parts of the country. While stroke awareness campaigns educate the public about symptoms and the importance of getting to a hospital quickly, patients and health care providers believe that what happens after stroke patients leave the hospital is just as important as how quickly they arrive. A new grant will help discover whether this is true. Read More
Dr. Hanifa Denny, a PhD graduate of the USF College of Public Health, has been elected dean of the College of Public Health at Diponegoro University in her home town of Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia. She was chosen November 27 from among seven candidates. Read More
The working agenda for the eighth Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Institute, Building Interprofessional Education for Population Health, scheduled for April 29-May 1, 2015 in Herndon, VA is now available here. Read More
President Obama released his proposed fiscal year 2016 budget on February 2. He is proposing $31.3B for NIH, a $1B increase or +3.3%. For the CDC, he is proposing $11.5B, an increase of $250M or +2.2%. The budget proposal would level fund the HRSA Public Health Training Centers and the CDC Prevention Research Centers. The President would not fund the Public Health Traineeships, the Academic Centers for Public Health Preparedness, and the NIOSH Education and Research and Agricultural Forestry and Fishing Centers. The budget proposes a 25% increase for the NIH Office of Disease Prevention to enhance its activities implementing its Strategic Plan (+$2 million to $9.91 million). Read More
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