The Mailman School of Public Health has launched a bi-monthly online newsletter, Public Health at the Frontline, which features information on new grants, research findings, innovations in the classroom and in the field, student achievements and special events. The newsletter is distributed to alumni, students, faculty, staff, community partners and colleagues at other schools of public health and in the healthcare industry.
The first issue, which went live on December 9, covered issues related to Hurricane Katrina, pandemic flu and the results of a surprising study that found healthcare workers in New York may be unable or unwilling to report to work during certain types of catastrophic events. A special feature in the first issue is "On the Frontline," a section highlighting the Mailman's involvement in current news events that have public health implications.
Mailman's newsletter aims to address today's critical health challenges by connecting research and science with education and service programs that affect the lives of millions of people -- locally, across the United States, and around the world, says Allan Rosenfield, dean of the Mailman School of Public Health.
The inaugural issue can be viewed at: http://www.mailman.hs.columbia.edu/news/e-newsletter/. You can subscribe to Public Health at the Frontline by clicking on the "subscribe" button in the newsletter.