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New study looks at contamination of private well water

A study out in the journal Epidemiology and Infection reports that Canadians who receive water from household or private wells may be at a greater risk of contracting waterborne illnesses than those served by municipal systems. Private household wells are not regulated in Canada or the United States.  

Each year, more than 20 million people in Canada report some level of acute gastrointestinal illness (AGI). Though much is known about AGI in relation to food, little is known about the connection between AGI and drinking water. 

Posted:  December 1, 2015

Temple Opens Free Physical Therapy Clinic in North Philadelphia

College of Public Health (CPH) students, faculty and alumni realized a long-held dream in opening the North Broad Physical Therapy Center, a pro bono student-run clinic for residents of North Philadelphia.
 
Underscoring Temple’s commitment to addressing critical health care gaps facing low-income communities, the clinic will serve uninsured and underinsured residents of all ages.
 
Posted:  October 29, 2015

David Sarwer Appointed as Associate Dean of Research

David Sarwer

Dean Laura A. Siminoff has appointed David B. Sarwer in a new role as associate dean of research for The College of Public Health. Sarwer will also serve as director of the Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE).

In this new position, Sarwer will oversee and develop all aspects of the College’s research mission, support faculty in interdisciplinary research programs, create a mentorship program and promote the college’s research work among faculty and students.

Posted:  October 16, 2015

New Faculty: Heather Murphy on her work and travels around the globe

Heather Murphy
The College of Public Health has hired 31 new talented faculty members since the beginning of the year. We sat down with Heather Murphy, a new assistant professor of environmental health in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics to learn more about her and why she came to CPH.
 
You’ve done a lot of work in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector in developing countries. In that work, what would you say was the biggest challenge you faced?
Posted:  October 15, 2015

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