Weekly Edition – March 6, 2012
In this week’s edition
:: Public health professor elected member to National Academy of Engineering
Public health professor elected member to National Academy of Engineering
Cox recognized for applying public health principles to field of engineering
Election to the NAE is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer, and is based on an individual’s outstanding contributions to the field. Cox was selected for his application of operations research and risk analysis to solving significant national problems.
“It is exciting and encourage that the Academy recognizes that risk analysis and modeling can and should be contributors to solving vital national engineering challenges,” states Cox.
When applied to engineering, public health methods such as risk analysis can better inform engineers of the probable health and safety consequences of different design choices and operating decisions.
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Presentation “Catching Climate Fever: Diagnosing the Changing Environment of Infectious Disease” March 9
Attend the presentation “Catching Climate Fever: Diagnosing the Changing Environment of Infectious Disease, this Friday, March 9, with speaker Andrew Comrie, School of Geography and Development, University of Arizona.
Contact Elisabeth Dowling Root (Elisabeth.Root@Colorado.edu) for more information.
Seminar “Human Rights: A Framework for Promoting the Healthy Development of Youth??” Seminar March 13
Join the Department of Community and Behavioral Health March 13, 2012 from 12:00 PM – 12:55 PM for the Seminar “Human Rights: A Framework for Promoting the Healthy Development of Youth??” Presented by Robin Kimbrough-Melton, JD, Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse & Neglect. The event will take place on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Building 500, 3rd floor, in the Dean’s Conference Room W3166.
Contact Carla Denerstein (Carla.Denerstein@ucdenver.edu) for more information.
Introduction to Public Health Practice Training March 15
Join the Center for Public Health Practice on March 15 for the full-day Introduction to Public Health Practice training that provides a historical perspective on public health accomplishments, offers a brief overview of current trends and emerging issues in public health, and reviews the scientific disciplines that guide public health practice. Additionally, this training will identify organizations at the local, state and national level that comprise the public health system and will explore programs, policies and practices within the framework of the 10 Essential Public Health Services.
Instructor: Sally Casey, MPH
Sally has a Master of Public Health Degree and over 20 years experience in the field. She has worked in public health at the local, state and federal levels, and has held positions in the non-profit and international sectors as well. Sally is a Workforce Development Specialist at the Colorado School of Public Health and an Affiliate Faculty member at Metropolitan State College of Denver.
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