Suspected Measles Case Reported On-Campus; Student Had Been Vaccinated

Preliminary testing has suggested that a University student could have a case of the measles, Princeton’s University Health Services announced in an email to the student body late Wednesday afternoon.

The email stated that 99.5% of the student body has been vaccinated against the disease. The student with the suspected case is among those who had been immunized against the measles, according to University Spokesperson Martin Mbugua. Continue reading

Hear from the scientist who discovered the meningitis vaccine

Don’t miss this chance to listen to and speak with Dr. Rappuoli, the developer of the Meningitis B vaccine that you received last winter! It will be an incredible lecture that you don’t want to miss with a Q&A session designed to give students an opportunity to engage in a discussion about the vaccine with the developer himself. The event is co-sponsored by the Princeton Public Health Review and the Woodrow Wilson School.
Join the event on Facebook and spread the word!: https://www.facebook.com/events/1401903213422241/

Public lecture: “Towards a Meningitis-free world” – Rino Rappuoli, PhD

Thursday, Apr. 24 – 4:30pm – 6:00 – Lewis Thomas Laboratory Auditorium (LTL 003)
Public reception to follow

Rino Rappuoli is Global Head of Vaccines Research for Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics. He discovered and developed the Meningitis B vaccine recently administered at Princeton.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Call for papers

UPDATE: As a result of requests, we have extended our deadline to MONDAY, MARCH 31 @ 11:59 PM!

Have you submitted a paper for a class? Is it now gathering figurative dust on your hard drive? Take a few minutes to share it with us, and your ideas could potentially be published and appreciated by other students, faculty, and more.

PPHR is a student-edited publication intended to showcase the outstanding global health research performed by Princeton University undergraduates and to provide a forum for any and all health-related discussions. We encourage academic works of all forms and from all disciplines.

We are soliciting papers, research articles, opinion pieces, creative works, academic term papers, junior independent work, and senior theses related to health and/or health policy. We want to emphasize that these pieces can be written from scientific, social scientific, or humanities oriented perspectives, and mulitidisciplinary work is encouraged. If you’ve written anything health-related for a class, no matter the format or topic, we encourage you to submit your work. We will be able to find space for high-quality submissions of any type in either the print or online editions of our journal. We are now currently accepting submissions for our 2014 issue.

Please upload your work on our website (http://pphr.princeton.edu/submit/) by SATURDAY, MARCH 15 @ 11:59 PM! Alternatively, submissions can also be received via email at pphr@princeton.edu. We look forward to reading your work!