sThe Section on Public Health creates a forum for deliberation of relevant issues in public health, and provides information for the development of health policy.
The Section brings together public health professionals from all across the region to study public health problems and assess potential responses. Section events are listed on the College's Calendar of Events. The Section is chaired by James Buehler, MD.
Philadelphia Public Health Grand Rounds
We will announce dates and topics for the 2018-19 Philadelphia Public Health Grand Rounds shortly.
Student Poster Session
Each year the Section on Public Health & Preventive Medicine sponsors a poster contest for public health students in the Philadelphia area. The session featured about 60 posters; the abstracts are here.
Below are the winners of the May 2, 2018, poster session.
Patrick Kelly (Temple University)
FACTORS IMPACTING OLDER LATINAS' LIKELIHOOD OF REGISTERING AS POSTHUMOUS ORGAN DONORS
Jason Hammer (University of Pennsylvania)
MAPPING SOCIODEMOGRAPHIC AND HEALTH SENSITIVITY TO EXTREME HEAT EVENTS: PHILADELPHIA'S HEAT VULNERABILITY INDEX
Guarav Majmudar (University of Pennsylvania)
A QUALITATIVE SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF THE CONCUSSION-EMOTIONAL RESPONSE PARADIGM IN HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE ATHLETES
Alexandra Budenz (Drexel University)
MASS SHOOTINGS AND VIOLENCE-RELATED MENTAL ILLNESS STIGMA ON TWITTER
Public Health Recognition Awards
The Section gives out Public Health Recognition Awards for individuals, organizations, and students each year. The list of past winners is here.
Those honored in 2018 were:
Individual Recognition Award: James Plumb, MD, MPH, Jefferson College of Population Health
Organization Recognition Award: Philadelphia Department of Prisons
Student Recognition Award: Elaine Tran, University of Pennsylvania
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