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Pokhrel receives Outstanding Reviewer Award

Lok R. Pokhrel, a researcher and assistant professor of instruction in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics has received an Outstanding Reviewer Award for 2015 from the international journal Science of the Total Environment (Elsevier). The award recognizes Pokhrel’s work as a peer reviewer for the publication and for his positive contribution to the journal’s quality.

Posted:  March 4, 2016

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

Op-Ed: Mark Salzer discusses mistake in linking violence and mental health policy together

Mark Salzer

In an opinion piece in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Mark Salzer, chair of the Rehabilitation Sciences Department, discusses the fallacy in using violence and crime in mental health policy discussions and that such a narrative leads to ineffective policies. Here is an excerpt from the piece. Read the full story online.

Posted:  October 30, 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

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