What happens when free speech meets public health efforts to regulate commercial enterprises that potentially raise health and safety risks? In the latest issue of Public Health Reports, September/October 2014, George Washington University assistant research professor Ms. Stephanie D. David, explores the question, using the case of raw milk sales to illustrate the issues that can arise for public health policy-making and enforcement. Read More
People who have had colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy to remove low-risk colorectal polyps may have no greater risk of dying from colon cancer than the general public and likely do not need frequent follow-up colonoscopies, according to new findings by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers and colleagues. Read More
A research team that includes investigators from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded $1.9 million over three years to study a new model of health delivery. Dr. Paula Song, associate professor of health policy and management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, is principal investigator of the study. Read More
Fulbright Scholar and USF College of Public Health alumnus Ms. Malinee Neelamegam conducted a two-day “Introduction to Epidemiology” workshop sponsored by the Malaysia Ministry of Health on July 10 and 11 in Penang, Malaysia. The 42 workshop participants included physicians, nurses, pharmacists, research officers and Ministry of Health officials. Read More
Dr. Joseph Bresee is Chief of the Epidemiology and Prevention Branch in the Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and is a captain in the United States Public Health Service. This Branch is responsible for conducting influenza surveillance; working to understand influenza disease burden; helping to derive appropriate seasonal influenza vaccine and antiviral use policies; detecting and preventing avian influenza and pandemic influenza; and providing technical expertise to global public health partners. He has led the Branch since 2005. Read More
Congressional consideration of the 12 fiscal year 2015 appropriations bills has ground to a halt. With the October 1 start of the new fiscal year approaching, not a single funding bill has cleared the Congress. A Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the government past the November 4 general election is expected, but even passing that is proving difficult. Read More
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