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Public Health in Focus: Shivayogi Hiremath, assistant professor of physical therapy

Each week in 2019, we're highlighting someone in the College of Public Health—students, alumni, researchers and beyond—for a feature we're calling Public Health in Focus. Click the photo for a portrait of Shivayogi Hiremath, assistant professor of physical therapy, or read on for the full interview.

 

Posted:  April 4, 2019

At Dean’s Seminar, McKay urges importance of community and family partnerships

Mary McKayOn March 29, Mary McKay, Neidorff Family and Centene Corporation Dean of the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, delivered the final Dean’s Seminar of the 2018-2019 academic year. Formed in recognition of the College’s accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health, the series brings internationally renowned scholars and practitioners to campus for discussions on pressing issues facing an ever-expanding field of public health.

Posted:  April 1, 2019

Public Health in Focus: Ksenia Berestetska, assistant women's tennis coach

Each week in 2019, we're highlighting someone in the College of Public Health—students, alumni, researchers and beyond—for a feature we're calling Public Health in Focus. Click the photo for a portrait of Ksenia Berestetska, a PhD student who also assists in coaching the women’s tennis team, or read on for the full interview.

Posted:  March 21, 2019

AHA-funded study explores how and why exercise leads to positive health outcomes

It’s well known that exercise can improve a person’s health: weight management, mood improvement, and heart disease prevention are common outcomes for regular exercise. But though these effects are documented, scientists don’t exactly know how and why regular exercise can produce these outcomes, especially related to heart disease prevention.

Posted:  March 19, 2019

Conversations with Maiken Scott, Research Day highlight Public Health Week events

The College of Public Health has announced its lineup of events in celebration of National Public Health Week, April 1-7, including a lunch and learn series on a number of public health topics, the college’s annual Research Day, and a conversation with Maiken Scott, host and reporter for WHYY’s weekly health and science show, The Pulse.

Posted:  March 14, 2019

For first time, College of Public Health ranked by US News and World Report

On March 12, U.S. News & World Report released the 2020 Best Graduate Schools rankings, which included new rankings for the School of Social Work and Doctor of Nursing Practice and, for the first time in its history, a national ranking for the College of Public Health.

In its inaugural ranking, the college is 46 among the nation’s 177 schools and programs of public health, placing it in the 26th percentile.

Posted:  March 13, 2019

Fatherhood Research and Practice Network announces new grant recipients

According to 2016 U.S. Census Bureau data, 23 percent of U.S. children under the age of 18 live in single-mother households. Nonresidental fathers can play an important role in their children’s lives, influencing many positive outcomes such as academic achievement, high school graduation, lower rates of aggression and delinquency, improved behavioral adjustment and overall well-being.

Posted:  March 12, 2019

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