Stuart McLean, 2014 Concordia honorary doctorate
Stuart McLean is a best-selling author, award-winning journalist and humorist, and host of CBC Radio program The Vinyl Cafe. He began his broadcasting career making radio documentaries for CBC Radio's Sunday Morning. Following Sunday Morning, Stuart spent seven years as a regular columnist and guest host on CBC's Morningside. His book, The Morningside World of Stuart McLean, was a Canadian bestseller and a finalist in the 1990 City of Toronto Book Awards. Stuart McLean has also written Welcome H
This program allows users to graphically enter population and disease characteristics (e.g., the virulence of the pathogen, the likelihood of transmission), to set up an initial population, and then observe the changes in population characteristics and the prevalence of the disease through time. Using modified SIR-type models (Susceptible-Infected-Recovered), Epidemiology allows students * to ask a variety of "what if" questions * to design and perform their own investigations * to
EXCITE (Teaching Epidemiology)
This is a collection of teaching materials for teaching students about public health and epidemiology. Materials focus on principles and practices of epidemiology, including the scientific method of inquiry, biostatistics, and outbreak investigation. Exercises allow students to use what they've learned to solve real outbreaks.
Cyanobacteria Health Page
This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Studies page focuses on cyanobacteria, single-celled organisms thought to be the origin of plants. Cyanobacteria live in fresh, brackish, or marine water and are of concern to the CDC and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) because some can form harmful blooms that deplete the oxygen and block sunlight that other organisms need to live. They can also produce powerful toxins that affect the brain and liver of animals and humans. This
Rescue Work of Culver Cadets, Logansport, Indiana
During the 1913 flood, cadets from Culver Military Academy in Marshall County came to Logansport to help rescue citizens trapped by flood waters. They are seen here rowing their boat down the middle of a street in Logansport, Indiana.,Cass County Journey
Calling All Students: Facts About Toxic Substances and the Environment
This site provides information on toxic substances that may be found in our homes, schools, and neighborhoods. It provides links for kids, parents, and teachers to other government websites that offer information, teaching aids, and curriculum guides on consumer and environmental health.
MyPyramid Audio Podcasts
The MyPyramid Audio Podcasts explain how taking small steps can add up to real changes in your weight and health.
Immunization Hesitancy: A Rising Tide that Challenges the Public Health
Societal support for traditional childhood immunization is changing. Increasingly, parents are renegotiating recommended immunization schedules with pediatricians. Marcuse, also associate medical director at Seattle Children's Hospital, discusses this hesitancy and the potential consequences for disease prevention. In this videotaped lecture, he also addresses balancing parental rights with protecting public health. This lecture was part of the Howard A. Schneiderman Memorial Bioethics Lecture S
Public Health Students Speak about the Faculty
Students Speak: On the Department of Public Health Sciences Faculty
London, England - Study Abroad
The current era presents the most energetic and challenging of times for North American study abroad programs, given intensifying concerns with such urgent international issues as globalization, transnational migration, ethnic and religious encounters and collisions, planetary environmental concerns, world health, and the turbulent state of global finance. Students study in what is arguably the world's most cosmopolitan city, a located suited for engaging with such crucial international prioriti
Vegetation Images Show Drought in Western US (WMS)
Satellite data can gauge the health of plants, which is a good indicator of drought. The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) measures how dense and green plant leaves are. NDVI images are useful as a measure of drought when compared to "normal" plant health. Scientists calculate average NDVI values for an area to find out what is normal at a particular time of year. This animation uses satellite imagery to show changes in vegetation between 1999 and 2003. In 2002, drought had settled a
APFRI Health Day -- Fitness after 40
Dr. Vonda Wright presents Still Got Game: Fitness After 40, as part of the Army Physical Fitness Research Institue Health Symposium Oct. 4.
Understanding Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care
The primary objective of this content is to prepare students to read and interpret cost-effectiveness studies. The students will first be introduced to basic economic concepts that are needed in order to understand the recommendations from the United States Panel on Cost Effectiveness in Health and Medicine. One example is the distinction between opportunity costs and budgetary costs. The recommendations will then be reviewed, particularly as they apply to what students should expect to read in
Training Methods and Continuing Education for Health Workers
This course in Training Methods and Continuing Education for Health Workers identifies the role of training and continuing education as an important component of health service and personnel management. Participants will be guided through the steps of planning training and continuing education activities for a range of health workers from managers to village volunteers. The course draws on real life examples from community-directed onchocerciasis control, village health worker programs, and pate
Statistical Reasoning I
Statistical Reasoning in Public Health provides an introduction to selected important topics in biostatistical concepts and reasoning through lectures, exercises, and bulletin board discussions. It represents an introduction to the field and provides a survey of data and data types. Specific topics include tools for describing central tendency and variability in data; methods for performing inference on population means and proportions via sample data; statistical hypothesis testing and its appl
Public Health Biology
Offers an integrative molecular and biological perspective on public health problems. Explores population biology and ecological principles underlying public health and reviews molecular biology in relation to public health biology. Modules focus on specific diseases of viral, bacterial, and environmental origin. Uses specific examples of each type to develop the general principles that govern interactions among susceptible organisms and etiologic agents. Devotes special attention to factors tha
Global Tobacco Control
Provides an introduction to global tobacco control. Presents the health and economic burden of tobacco use worldwide and highlights practical approaches to tobacco prevention, control, surveillance, and evaluation. Examines transnational tobacco control issues, including the following: the interpretation and packaging of epidemiologic evidence for policy makers, the determinants of tobacco addiction, the economics of global tobacco control, tobacco industry strategies, legal foundations for regu
The modern advertising industry really began in the early 1900s. These early advertising images show how companies approached the business of selling products, places, and ideas in the early 20th century. Overview The promotion of products, particularly national brands, began to become more prevalent in the early 1900s. Some categories of advertising shown in this group of images are still with us today: cars, cigarettes, and products aimed at homemakers. In California, car dealers and garages
Health-Care Integration at the Arizona Health Sciences Center
Dr. William Crist is a nationally noted pediatric cancer investigator and serves as The University of Arizona's Vice President for Health Affairs. He explains how integration has been playing a growing roll in health-care and research efforts.
Patrick F. Loughlin, Vice President, Environment, Health, Safety and Quality - IMPACT
October 20, 2010 IMPACT presents Patrick F. Loughlin, Vice President, Environment, Health, Safety and Quality. Patrick F. Loughlin was appointed vice president of Environment, Health, Safety and Quality in February 2009. He is responsible for establishing EH&S policies and standards, setting and tracking performance goals, and providing resources and ensuring global consistency within the EH&S organization. In addition, he leads the global quality organization, which covers the company's Global