Computer Health Pioneer Victor Strecher Receives 2014 Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award

Victor Strecher, Ph.D., M.P.H., today was presented with the 2014 Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). The James F. and Sarah T. Fries Foundation honored Strecher for pioneering the development of computer tailored health programs that have transformed the way people learn about and manage their health.

Next-Generation Sequencing in Public Health Settings

988
global health
Next-Generation Sequencing in Public Health Settings
Ethiopia
United States of America
To develop a white paper to identify where investments could best promote the development of the tools needed to enable the more effective use of next-generation sequencing in public health and to prioritize areas where further development would be most impactful.

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Seveso Women’s Health Study Second Generation

975
environmental health
Seveso Women’s Health Study Second Generation
United States of America
To investigate and provide essential data on the second generation of the Seveso Women's Health Study in utero dioxin exposure.
University of California Berkeley School of Public Health Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health (CERCH)
CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health

Household Air Pollution

967
air pollution
Household Air Pollution
Ghana
India
Kenya
Peru
To assess the capacity of four countries to evaluate and monitor the implementation of a clean fuel program to reduce household air pollution and develop a framework for systematic monitoring and evaluation.
Bloomberg Philanthropies
CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health; World Health Organization; Public Health Institute; Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Impact Review

961
infectious disease
Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Impact Review
United States of America
To provide a comprehensive literature search on Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine impact on immunogenicity, nasopharyngeal colonization, otitis media, pneumonia, invasive pneumococcal disease and mortality.
Johns Hopkins University (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)
CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; International Vaccine Access Center; World Health Organization

Green Nail Salons and Worker Chemical Exposures

957
environmental health
Green Nail Salons and Worker Chemical Exposures
Massachusetts, USA
United States of America
To assess exposure of nail salon workers to chemicals typically found in nail products including specific solvents, plasticizers, and pigments; and to determine if chemicals go through the skin and into the body.
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health
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