Given that cases and the percentage of tests coming back positive have been trending up over the last two weeks, it appears that the rise in hospitalizations points to a real increase in infections, said Dean Jon Samet.
“The bottom line is, what happens this winter depends primarily on the next variant that takes over and also on booster uptake or what proportion of the population gets this bivalent booster,” said Beth Carlton, associate professor of environmental & occupational health.
Talking to more than 50 of his peers and interested public, longtime anti-tobacco giant Dean Jon Samet likened the century long “tobacco pandemic” to the COVID-19 pandemic during a presentation at the Medical University of South Carolina’s Hollings Cancer Center.
The new dual degree program will give doctor of physical therapy students more opportunities to understand how their work intersects with public health. “Physical therapy as a profession is really moving towards being more equity focused,” said Danielle Brittain, ColoradoSPH associate dean for academic and student affairs.
“Over the next 12 weeks, we’re pretty confident things will stay low,” said Bailey Fosdick, associate professor of biostatistics and informatics. That doesn’t mean people should treat the virus as a thing of the past, she clarified, emphasizing the importance of vaccinations and boosters.
The CDPHE and ColoradoSPH released an updated modeling report that presents varying scenarios for the state of COVID-19 in Colorado in the coming months. Model simulations show hospital demand through the end of 2022 may depend on the variants that dominate and continued statewide uptake of the new omicron vaccine.
The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) recently released “Responding to the Climate Change and Health Crisis: A Framework for Academic Public Health.” The framework will serve as the foundation for ASPPH’s future initiatives and was developed by a task force co-chaired by Dean Jon Samet.
The inaugural Colorado School of Public Health Research Exchange, held on September 23, was an opportunity to highlight “innovative ideas bubbling up,” and “cross-cutting public health themes,” said Dr. Cathy Bradley, ColoradoSPH’s Associate Dean for Research, who organized the event.
Emmy Betz, professor of epidemiology, deputy director of the Injury and Violence Prevention Center, and the co-founder of the Colorado Firearm Safety Coalition, a group bringing together the firearms industry and public health researchers to prevent gun suicides, is interviewed for the PBS documentary.
Jay Lemery, the Climate and Health Foundation Endowed Chair in Climate Medicine and associate professor of environmental and occupational health, provides an overview on the short- and long-term health impacts of a storm on the scale of Hurricane Ian and how providers and communities must prepare in the face of climate change.
“The LGBTQ community, particularly men who have sex with men, really stepped up to protect their health and work with public health authorities to get the word out about monkeypox,” Dan Pastula, associate professor of epidemiology said. “I think this would have been way worse without any intervention.”
President Biden answered the question of whether the pandemic is over with a clear ‘yes,’ but this is not a black and white issue, said Lisa Miller, adjunct professor of epidemiology. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what you call the current situation – COVID-19 still poses a significant, ongoing risk to the world, she reflects.
New research, led by Fuyong Xing, assistant professor of biostatistics & informatics, found that a new imaging information system may ultimately provide a faster, more accurate prognosis for certain cancers.
Linda Villarosa, who recently published book “Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation” spoke at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, an event co-hosted by ColoradoSPH, discussing issues surrounding racial equity and social justice.
“We’re trying to understand what kind of capacity exists to implement more evidence-based cancer interventions across Colorado regions,” Evelinn Borrayo, associate director of research at the Latino Research & Policy Center and chair of the CU Cancer Center Oncology Underrepresented Minority in Clinical Trials Taskforce, explained.
Two men in the US developed encephalomyelitis — inflammation of the brain and spinal cord — after contracting monkeypox, according to a new report published by the CDC. Lead author and Associate Professor Dan Pastula explains that these cases are rare and should be reported to state, tribal, local, or territorial health departments.
ColoradoSPH alumni Kristina Brandveen & Hue Phung are among a dozen national public health alumni selected from six participating schools to receive competitive fellowships from the American Public Health Association (APHA) and Kaiser Permanente (KP).