Forty states—including Tennessee—are already experiencing widespread and increasing influenza infections this season, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Paul Erwin, head of UT’s Department of Public Health, offers three simple tips that can go a long way in protecting you from getting or spreading the flu.
UT will help chart the direction of academic public health education, thanks to membership in a newly formed organization that launches today. The university has signed on as a founding member of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. The organization connects public health schools and programs accredited by the Council on Education
A mother’s prolonged use of antibacterial soaps containing the chemical triclocarban may harm nursing babies, according to a recent UT study. The study, which was conducted on rats, showed that exposure to the compound may reduce the survival rates of babies. Rebekah Kennedy, a graduate student pursuing a dual master’s degree in public health and
Paul Campbell Erwin, professor and head of the Department of Public Health, considers John Snow’s cholera investigations one of the foundations of modern epidemiology. He will discuss Snow’s work at this Friday’s Science Forum. The Science Forum is a weekly brown-bag lunch series during which professors and area scientists discuss their research with the general
Why is it so difficult to reform our health care system? David Mirvis, adjunct professor of public health, has some insight. The professor, investigator, and analyst will speak on three occasions to the UT and broader community.
Paul Erwin, professor and director of public health, has the big idea of using research to make communities healthier. His Public Health Grand Rounds program focuses on practice-based research to improve the public’s health. PHGR is an activity of UT’s Department of Public Health and Knox County Health Department’s formal partnership called the Academic Health
Want a slimmer, healthier community? Try building more sidewalks, crosswalks and bike paths. A study authored by UT Knoxville professor David Bassett Jr. and three other researchers was published today in the American Journal of Public Health, concluding that communities with more walkers and cyclists are healthier than those where people must rely on cars
After several years of planning combined with “a very serious and purposeful reallocation of internal resources,” UT Knoxville has established a Department of Public Health within the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences.
The UT Minute staff talks with two on-campus faculty experts, Mark Sangster and Paul Erwin, about the current outbreak of H1N1, or “swine flu,” virus, and what the University community should know about the disease.
In recognition of National Public Health Week (April 6-12), the University of Tennessee Public Health Program and the College of Veterinary Medicine have worked together to bring Marguerite Pappaioanou, a internationally recognized expert on infectious disease epidemiology, to campus Thursday, April 9.