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Effectiveness of a Federal Healthy Start Program in Reducing Primary and Repeat Teen Pregnancies: Our Experience over the Decade.

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Salihu HM, August EM, Jeffers DF, Mbah AK, Alio AP, Berry E. Effectiveness of a Federal Healthy Start Program in Reducing Primary and Repeat Teen Pregnancies: Our Experience over the Decade.. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2011 Mar 11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 21397532. Abstract STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a Federal Healthy Start program in reducing primary and repeat teen pregnancies in a disadvantaged community. DESIGN: An ecological study that compares trends in teen pregnancy in the catchment area in which the community-based intervention was administered […]

The Impact of Birth Spacing on Subsequent Feto-Infant Outcomes among Community Enrollees of a Federal Healthy Start Project

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Salihu HM, August EM, Mbah AK, de Cuba RJ 2nd, Alio AP, Rowland-Mishkit V, Berry EL. The Impact of Birth Spacing on Subsequent Feto-Infant Outcomes among Community Enrollees of a Federal Healthy Start Project. J Community Health. 2011 Jun 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 21656254. Abstract Numerous studies have shown an association between shorter birth intervals, and several adverse fetal outcomes, including low birth weight (LBW), preterm birth (PTB), and small for gestational age (SGA). However, there is little evidence on the effectiveness of interconception care on fetal […]

EPB Spring 2011 Field Experience Students

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Students presented their Field Experience posters during the spring Field Experience debriefing held on April 15, 2011.  Students who took part in this event were (L to R):  Loralie Peterson, Megan Gumke, Cheri McIntosh, Michael Wiese, Raymond De Cuba, Mary Moore, Arturo Rebollon, and Jessica Shaw.

Drs Stockwell, O’Rourke and Sanchez-Anguiano attend conference

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Drs. Stockwell, O’Rourke, and Sanchez-Anguiano attended and gave presentations at the International Technology, Education and Development Conference held March 7-9 in Valencia Spain.  Dr. Stockwell and Dr. Sanchez-Anguiano presented a poster titled “The Experience of Teaching Public Health Using Online Technology. Epidemiology Beyond the Classroom”. Dr. O’Rourke gave a presentation […]

2011 Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics

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The 2011 Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics (SIBS), a 6-week program to stimulate undergraduate students’ and recent graduates’ interest in the field of Biostatistics began on May 16th.  This year’s program is sponsoring 19 students from 8 states selected from over 170 applicants.  Students in the program explore the […]

Stillbirth as a risk factor for subsequent infant mortality.

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Salihu HM, August EM, Weldeselasse HE, Biroscak BJ, Mbah AK. Stillbirth as a risk factor for subsequent infant mortality. Early Hum Dev. 2011 May 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 21605952. Abstract BACKGROUND: Infant mortality is an important indicator of the health and wellness of a society. Multiple risk factors for infant mortality have been identified and investigated; however, the influence of prior pregnancy experience on subsequent infant mortality is under-researched. AIMS: To examine the association between stillbirth in the first pregnancy and risk for infant mortality in the second […]

Outcome for Gram-negative bacteraemia when following restrictive empirical antibiotic guidelines.

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Enoch DA, Phillimore N, Mlangeni DA, Salihu HM, Sismey A, Aliyu SH, Karas JA. Outcome for Gram-negative bacteraemia when following restrictive empirical antibiotic guidelines. QJM. 2011 May;104(5):411-9. Epub 2010 Nov 28. PubMed PMID: 21115461. Abstract Introduction: Restrictions in prescribing broad spectrum antimicrobials have been part of a strategy to reduce Clostridium difficile cases in the UK in recent years. However, there has been little work on assessing the safety of alternative antimicrobial agents. METHODS: We performed an uncontrolled prospective observational survey over a 1-year period to determine the effectiveness and safety […]

Addressing policy barriers to paternal involvement during pregnancy.

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Alio AP, Bond MJ, Padilla YC, Heidelbaugh JJ, Lu M, Parker WJ. Addressing policy barriers to paternal involvement during pregnancy. Matern Child Health J. 2011 May;15(4):425-30. PubMed PMID: 21472512. Abstract Efforts to reduce infant mortality in the United States have failed to incorporate paternal involvement. Research suggests that paternal involvement, which has been recognized as contributing to child development and health for many decades, is likely to affect infant mortality through the mother’s well-being, primarily her access to resources and support. In spite of that, systemic barriers facing the father and the […]