Epidemiology and Biostatistics News
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.
By early next year, Heather Murphy, as assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, will have an idea of how community latrines in South Asia compare to public toilets at Temple University in terms of cleanliness and hygiene. The answer may lead the way to new public toilets that are also a resource for renewable energy.
The College of Public Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Resa Jones as incoming chair and associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Jones joins the college as a seasoned leader and educator with a strong portfolio in epidemiological research who will lead the department’s pedagogical mission and development.
The College of Public Health celebrated the grand opening of its new clinical education spaces on October 3, with over 250 people joining us to mark this transformational step forward for the college.
Reports on Philadelphia’s recreational water quality get an international spotlight this month. While the news isn’t all good, what it could mean for further study is significant.
Shannon McGinnis, a graduate student and research assistant in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, presented findings on Philadelphia’s creeks at the International Conference for Urban Drainage, from Sept. 11 to 15, in Prague, Czech Republic.
CPH faculty member Heather Murphy joined a national panel of experts in food- and waterborne illness lending their expertise at the Centers for Disease Control in a study to attribute illnesses to various pathways.