Am pleased to share the news that one of the great graduate students of the Public Health Microbiology laboratory was recently inducted as a member of Phi Tau Sigma, the Honor Society of Food Science and Technology. Congratulations, Sabrina, for this wonderful and well-deserved recognition.
Start-up food companies and small farmers play an important role in our lifestyle and for food security and public health in their communities. I dedicated my recent talk for sharing information with them about meeting regulatory requirements of food commerce and assuring microbial safety of their products. If you are an emerging food entrepreneur, or intellectually curious about the topic you are cordially invited to access my talk here.
New PhD Candidate in PHM Laboraotry
Congratulations to Ms. Jyothi George, one of the outstanding PhD students of the Public Health Microbiology laboratory, who successfully passed her 5-week qualifying examination today and became a PhD candidate. As part of her examination she also received a certification from the World Health Organization.
If you are intellectually curious to know the relationship between climate change, safety of our food and water supplies, and antibiotic resistance in hospitals, you are cordially invited to read our new editorial article (Microorganisms, IF=4.1). This publication is made freely available to the public. You can access the article using the below link.
Title: The Threat of Antibiotic Resistance in Changing Climate
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This is a true human tragedy in the United States. Qualifications and competence matters, evidence-based decision making is important, ethics and honesty is a necessity, and proper education and climbing the ladder to get important leadership positions is critical.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” ― Benjamin Franklin
The Health Effects of Climate Change
Learning is a life-long process. Even as teachers and faculty members, we should always strive to widen our horizon. I was pleased to complete this very new and emerging topic during my weekends. The Edx has many great learning opportunities for detail- and career-oriented scientists and life-long learners.
From World Health Organization (WHO)
World Health Organization has recently initiated an on-line platform for delivering free and knowledge-based courses and certifications for stakeholders. I would recommend you spend some time and make yourself familiar with these great resources that are delivered in several languages. I particularly recommend all courses specially “Pandemic and epidemic-prone diseases,” and “Antimicrobial Stewardship: A competency-based approach.” As a faculty member with public health training, I greatly appreciate the leadership of World Health Organization and the great programs they are offering. Kudos to our colleagues in many important and critical divisions of WHO in all their regions around the globe. WHO open courses: https://openwho.org/
You could access our newest publication in Microorganisms (IF 4.1) about persistence and biofilm formation of three bacteria of public health concern in surface water and on abiotic surfaces. Since the 1854 outbreak in London, safety of water has been the cornerstone of modern public health and epidemiology and despite great progress in last two centuries, waterborne contaminations are still an important contributor to illness, hospitalization, and death episodes associated with raw agricultural commodities, those that are consumed by consumer without any additional treatments or processes at their homes. You can also access the article by visiting under the Publication tab.
Link to article: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-2607/8/3/408
PUBLIC HEALTH MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY
Developed by Collaborators in Iowa- 2019
This video is not developed by our group but the authors/producers have done an excellent job. I strongly recommend watching this video to our students, stakeholders, and colleagues.
My Classmates and I, in Yale School of Public Health