Entries by Wendy Pernal

Northeastern and IUHRP Receive National Recognition for Community Engagement

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has selected Northeastern to receive the 2015 Community Engagement Classifications, a national recognition that highlights the university’s longtime institutional focus on community engagement. In selecting Northeastern, the Carnegie Foundation noted that the university has shown “excellent alignment among campus mission, culture, leadership, resources, and practices that support […]

When Cops Need Counseling

Dr. Beth Molnar’s Vicarious Trauma Toolkit and related work was recently featured in this article for The Crime Report. Click on the link below to learn more:   When Cops Need Counseling Ten years into his law enforcement job, Sheriff’s Deputy Chad Louviere snapped, terrorizing the Louisiana town of Houma in an October 1996 rape and […]

Food, Food Policy and Health

  The evolution of food A new course launched this summer at Northeastern University called Food, Food Policy, and Health. It is the brainchild of John Auer­bach, director of the Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice, and his husband Corby Kummer, restaurant critic for Boston Magazine and senior editor of The Atlantic. To learn more […]

Players Find Tobacco Habit Hard to Shake

Players Find Tobacco Habit Hard to Shake By Peter Abraham The Boston Globe Smokeless tobacco use stubbornly remains a part of baseball, even though Major League Baseball has tried to discourage its use for the last few years because it is known to increase the risk of cancer. While smokeless tobacco use is not as […]

Public Health Minute with Dr. Alisa Lincoln

Dr. Alisa Lincoln, Associate Professor of Health Sciences and Sociology at Northeastern University and Associate Director of the Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice, shares her expertise with Public Health Minute. Click below to hear more about Dr. Lincoln’s work:

Tending to the Health Care Workers of America

Tending to the Health Care Workers of America By Timothy Hoff Given the atten­tion now paid to imple­menting national health reform, the bulk of which is now upon us as 7 mil­lion new indi­vid­uals now have health insur­ance, one impor­tant issue remains largely ignored by policy makers and industry leaders–health care workers are very unhappy. 

CVS to stop selling cigarettes by Oct. 1

CVS to stop selling cigarettes by Oct. 1 by Sarah Kliff Washington Post February 5, 2014 CVS, one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, said Wednesday that it will stop selling cigarettes at its 7,600 locations in an expensive but calculated bid to boost its image as a full-fledged health-care provider rather than a simple […]

Tufts University Accepting Applicants to Guest Lecturers at Experimental College

Visiting Lecturer Opportunities: How To Apply Mission Statement Through its innovative, interactive, and interdisciplinary programs, the Experimental College strives to enrich the intellectual experience of undergraduates at Tufts. These programs serve as an incubator for new ideas about teaching, learning, and curriculum. They also aim to engage students actively in the design and delivery of new […]

APHA Call for Abstracts Going on Now!

2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition New Orleans, LA | November 15-19, 2014 Healthography: How where you live affects your health and well-being Annual Meeting & Exposition The APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition attracts more than 13,000 national and international physicians, administrators, nurses, educators, researchers, epidemiologists, and related health specialists. APHA’s meeting program addresses current and emerging health […]