Public health refers to the efforts undertaken at the population and societal level to prevent disease. Even though hospitals provide care for people with lung cancer. New York City decided to ban smoking in bars and restaurants. This public health campaign improved health without treating patients, but instead by reducing the number of patients in the hospital with lung cancer.
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- Mission Critical: Sourav Bose Tackles Public Health Research and Disaster Management Sourav Bose, a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, majored in biology and crisis management. As a junior in high school, Bose founded a non-profit agency that sponsors an HIV education center in India and complemented his work abroad by volunteering as an emergency medical technician and firefighter with his local fire department. He has continued his interest in disaster management, as well as researching emergent medical care in Guatemala. In an interview with classmate Mindy Zhang, Bose talked to Knowledge@Wharton High School about the intersection of business and medicine, and leadership lessons from his experiences in crisis response.
- Breaking Down Community Barriers: The Fight for Environmental JusticeAs Earth Day approaches on April 22, KWHS calls on guest writer Rebecca Unger, a high school senior from Massachusetts, to explore the environmental justice movement. Says Unger: “Environmental justice is significant for adolescents, educators and aspiring businesspeople alike. A good entrepreneur needs to consider the practical implications of how systemized inequality affects the market; a good citizen needs to consider the moral implications of failing to challenge that inequality.”
- Volkswagen's Smog-filled ScandalVolkswagen, the world's largest carmaker, is caught in one of the biggest scandals to hit the global auto industry. With help from Knowledge@Wharton, KWHS breaks down the key points of this business news, which deals with everything from algorithms and branding to ethics and the environment.
- Career Spotlight: Scientist Charu Chaudhry on Life in a Big Biopharmaceutical LabWhile recent research suggest a significant gender gap for young people entering science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, plenty of women are already hard at work as scientists, researchers and other high-tech professionals. KWHS spends some time with a senior research investigator at Bristol-Myers Squibb to better understand what her job is all about.