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Your Story Matters: Dr. David Malebranche, MD, MPH

Your Story Matters: Dr. David Malebranche, MD, MPH

Dr. David Malebranche was born in a mid-sized upstate New York town called Schenectady. The son of a Haitian father who came to the United States in the early 1960s, and a 2nd generation Ukrainian mother who hailed from Granville, New York, he attended Catholic grade schools and high schools in Schenectady with his sister, […]

Migration of Plasmodium Sporozoite through Host cells

Malaria kills close to a million people yearly. It is most prevalent in countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia (Breman , 2004). The Plasmodium parasites in mosquitoes that cause malaria can be transmitted to humans by mosquito vectors of the genus Anopheles. A female mosquito bite transfers the parasite from an infected Anopheles mosquito to the human body and the Plasmodium sporozoites eventually make their way to the liver (Sinnis, 2007). The life cycle of sporozoites both in the mosquito as well as the host cell is important to consider because each step determines infection (Mota, 2001). Sporozoites are made and released in the mosquito midgut; they bind to the salivary glands and inhabit their secretory cells. Once they enter the mammalian host cell, they travel to the liver and traverse multiple cells until successfully invading hepatocytes (Coppi, 2007). Without successful invasion of hepatocytes, the infection is not viable.

Dr. Edward Cornwell

Violence Prevention in a Clinical Setting

At the June 2010 SNMA National Leadership Institute the keynote speaker, Dr. Edward Cornwell III, suggested that violence be considered as the top public health issue. Traditionally, public health is thought of in terms of obesity, cancer prevention and environmental health. However, the scope of modern public health has far exceeded its early beginnings of water sanitation, waste removal and vaccinations.

I AM SNMA: Lisa F. Waddell, M.D., M.P.H.

I AM SNMA: Lisa F. Waddell, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Lisa F. Waddell is the first African American and the first woman to hold the position of Deputy Commissioner for Health Services for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC). A preventive medicine and public health board certified physician, Dr. Waddell received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia (currently known as Virginia Commonwealth University), and her Master of Public Health Degree with a concentration in Health Policy and Administration from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health. She also participated in the Centers for Disease Control National Public Health Leadership Institute.

Social Marketing Can Play a Role in Preventing Childhood Obesity

Social Marketing Can Play a Role in Preventing Childhood Obesity

Tobacco and alcoholic beverage companies are well recognized for their ability to use mass media to promote the consumption of their products. The successful campaigns of these companies exemplify how a marketing tool such as mass media can convincingly encourage consumers to purchase a certain product.