Thanks to Mr. Brian Seavey the DGHI Professional Development Coordinator who is MC’ing this session for students about diverse employment opportunities available after graduation related to global health and medicine.
Some links of interests:
Students, please comment on this post, leaving your response to the following prompt. Do not forget to include your team name in the comment text:
Given what you have experienced over the last two days, what conclusions has your group reached about the essential considerations in response to a pandemic?
A glimpse into the entertaining Penn Holderness video shoot for Pandemic 2011. This aired on NBC17, along with a follow up mention of the event.
On the Front-lines: A Healthy Dose of Career Networking will now take place in the HCA Auditorium. No change in time. See you at 5pm in HCA!
In a word, surveillance. Most people think of public health as equating to preventative medicine – getting vaccines, washing hands, cleaning up garbage. But the oft overlooked aspect of public health is the effective use of timely and accurate epidemiology. This can make “predicting” a pandemic less of a mystical game of darts, and a more predictable (and hopefully reliable) science. Preventing a devastating disease outbreak is not about seeing the bad coming before it happens, but getting in early to stop the bad from becoming worse. With the explosion of new technologies and social media our ability to track the spread of disease is greatly strengthened. Please take the time to explore the links posted on this website to learn more about the important role that epidemiology and new technologies will play in future public health efforts.
A Duke student responds to the question, “What did you learn from Session IV: Pandemics, Perception, and the Power of Stigma, lead by Dr. Broverman and Dr. Wald?”
Origin of Patient 0?
Team Eleven: Could be from Dr. Brodhead touring hospitals?
Another team speculates: That the origin of virus was from touring of Pig Farms in North Carolina to purchases carbon offsets.
The migrant workers (from Mexico) returning from North Carolina was the vector in spreading the virus to Mexico. A second group also believes that migrant workers (with origins in Mexico) might have returned to Mexico as they didn’t want to be seen in US health institutions in fear of deportation of family members and friends of non-legal status.
Please note: this is for a fictional “pandemic” or hypothetic scenario for education purposes.
Origins and Blame and Stories
January 11, 2011
Your working group has one hour to discuss the following questions:
Where did these strains come from?
How did they spread?