Woolverton

Woolverton Dean Sonia Alemagno got the phone call mid-morning on October 15.  Provost Todd Diacon was on the line.  The college’s expertise was needed – now!  A second nurse who had cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first U.S. Ebola patient, was diagnosed as infected with the highly contagious, deadly virus.  The nurse visited Ohio just days before,...

A Kent State University student gets a flu shot at a Kent Campus flu clinic. This semester, the Honors Prevention and Control of Diseases class taught byChristopher Woolverton, Ph.D., was given a major project: to significantly increase student participation at the university’s annual flu clinic with a new awareness and marketing campaign. The class partnered with Kent State’s University Health Services, the College of...

College of Public Health

Ebola The 2014 West African outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) is the largest in history.  EVD is one of the world’s most virulent diseases, with a fatality rate of up to 90 percent, although in the present epidemic, the rate of death is about 70 percent.  The Ebola virus is transmitted to people from wild animals, and fruit bats of the...

Weintraub The faculty members teaching in the MPH degree in Health Policy & Management, leadership and organizational change concentration, bring vast real-world public health experience to their teaching.  They work directly and closely with the students enrolled in the program, who come to Kent State’s Twinsburg orTrumbull campuses one night a...