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.
In an article written in The Temple News, Jamie Reilly, director of the Memory, Concepts, Cognition Laboratory, is interviewed about his work on memory disorders and helping to treat them. Of his work, Reilly notes that there is still a long way to go. “The problems are so big that you could spend a lifetime looking at them. For me, the number of questions just keep coming.”
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.
Even though the majority (68 percent) of people affected by HIV are minorities, approximately 70 percent of those participating in clinical trials for medication are predominately white.
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is thought to affect 1 to 2 percent of the American population. Among patients presenting for cosmetic treatments, 7 to 15 percent may suffer from the condition.
As the 2015 APHA Annual Meeting gets underway in Chicago, two dozen faculty members from the College of Public Health and Temple University are getting ready to present on the latest public health research. Below is a list of those presentations. (On Monday, 11/2, CPH is also hosting a free cocktail reception.)
Sunday, November 1, 2015
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.
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.