More than 1,600 service members from the conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria have experienced devastating battle injuries—the loss of a face, for instance, or limbs, hands or feet—according to a 2015 report from the Congressional Research Service. While some veterans are treated through a combination of prosthetics and physical therapy, a new form of transplantation could help provide a new face or hands for those who experience particularly catastrophic blast injuries.
News from the Dean
Laura A. Siminoff, Dean of the College of Public Health and Laura H. Carnell Professor of Public Health, was quoted in The New York Times for a story on New York City’s surprisingly low organ donation rates. From the story:
On Friday, March 23, Sandro Galea, dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health, delivered the final lecture in the 2017-2018 Dean’s Seminar Series.
On Friday, Dec. 1, Margaret Rogers, chief staff officer for science and research for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), delivered the second lecture in the Dean’s Seminar Series. 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.
On Friday, Oct. 27, Robert Fullilove, associate dean for community and minority affairs and professor of clinical sociomedical sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, delivered the inaugural lecture in the Dean’s Seminar Series in Ritter Hall’s Walk Auditorium.
With a new study, College of Public Health Dean and Laura H. Carnell Professor Laura A. Siminoff is investigating a relatively small population that's underrepresented in current research. However, her findings could be significant not only for this community but for other, larger demographics as well.
A message from Dean Laura A. Siminoff:
I am proud to announce that the College of Public Health has been fully accredited as a school of public health by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The college is now one of two CEPH-accredited schools of public health in the Philadelphia region, and one of three in the state of Pennsylvania.
This week College of Public Health Dean Laura Siminoff and other leaders of public health schools and programs across the nation publicly urged U.S. Congress to protect federal funding for Planned Parenthood health centers. In an open letter to leaders of the U.S.
As I read the new budget proposal that the Trump administration released on Tuesday, my head spun. The gutting of programs that support education, healthcare, and research is vast, its potential impact so devastating not only to the health of individuals and institutions but to our wellbeing as a society.