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_Public Health News - News Releases 2020

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  1. Study Suggests Drug Overdose Linked to PTSD

    Drug overdoses are psychologically traumatic events that can lead to symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
    Wed, 05 Aug 2020 14:21:05 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/study-suggests-drug-overdose-linked-to-ptsd.html
  2. Immunization Programs Yield High “Return On Investment,” Saving Hundreds of Billions of Dollars

    Immunization programs offered in low- and middle-income countries provide a high “return on investment” in terms of the economic costs of diseases that are prevented and the values of lives that would have been lost.
    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 19:56:30 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/immunization-programs-yield high-return on investment-saving-hundreds-of-billions-of-dollars.html
  3. In Memoriam: Noel R. Rose, 1927-2020

    Noel R. Rose, MD, PhD, a longtime Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health faculty member and researcher recognized as a father of autoimmune disease research, died Thursday. Rose, 92, died at home in Brookline, Massachusetts.
    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 17:41:31 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/in-memoriam-noel-r-rose-1927-2020.html
  4. Shannon Frattaroli Named Director of The Johns Hopkins Center For Injury Research and Policy at Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Shannon Frattaroli, PhD, MPH, has been named the next director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy.
    Fri, 31 Jul 2020 13:32:47 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/shannon-frattaroli-named-director-of-the-johns-hopkins-center-for-injury-research-and-policy-at-bloomberg-school-of-public-health.html
  5. Johns Hopkins Receives $35 Million in Funding from Department of Defense for COVID-19 Blood Plasma Trials

    Johns Hopkins researchers have received $35 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) JPEO-CBRND, on behalf of the Defense Health Agency, for two nationwide clinical trials.
    Thu, 30 Jul 2020 14:07:36 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/johns-hopkins-receives-35-million-in-funding-from-department-of-defense-for-covid-19-blood-plasma-trials.html
  6. Higher BPA Levels Linked to More Asthma Symptoms in Children

    Children in low-income neighborhoods in Baltimore tended to have more asthma symptoms when levels of the synthetic chemical BPA in their urine were elevated, according to a study from JHSPH researchers and the School of Medicine.
    Tue, 28 Jul 2020 13:54:01 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/higher-bpa-levels-linked-to-more-asthma-symptoms-in-children.html
  7. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Offers New Online Course for Public Health Program Managers and Developers on Maximizing Effectiveness of COVID-19 Contact Tracing

    The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with Bloomberg Philanthropies, today announced a free new online course to help public health officials implement strong contact tracing programs to break the chain of novel coronavirus transmission.
    Mon, 27 Jul 2020 14:01:37 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-offers-new-online-course-for-public-health-program-managers-and-developers-on-maximizing-effectiveness-of-covid-19-contact-tracing.html
  8. The Challenge Initiative at the Bloomberg School of Public Health Receives Two Grants to Support Family Planning for Women and Girls in Poor Urban Areas

    The Challenge Initiative (TCI), a global initiative based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has received grants totaling $18.1 million from Bayer AG and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
    Tue, 21 Jul 2020 13:17:01 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/the-challenge-initiative-at-the-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-receives-two-grants-to-support-family-planning-for-women-and-girls-in-poor-urban-areas.html
  9. Fast-Spreading Mutation Helps Common Flu Subtype Escape Immune Response

    Strains of a common subtype of influenza virus, H3N2, have almost universally acquired a mutation that effectively blocks antibodies from binding to a key viral protein.
    Fri, 10 Jul 2020 15:04:54 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/fast-spreading-mutation-helps-common-flu-subtype-escape-immune-response.html
  10. COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in Federal and State Prisons Significantly Higher Than in U.S. Population

    A new analysis led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that the number of U.S. prison residents who tested positive for COVID-19 was 5.5 times higher than the general U.S. population.
    Wed, 08 Jul 2020 15:21:07 GMThttps://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2020/covid-19-cases-and-deaths-in-federal-and-state-prisons-significantly-higher-than-in-u.s.-population.html