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Section on Public Health and Preventive Medicine

The Section on Public Health creates a forum for deliberation of relevant issues in public health, and provides information for the development of health policy. The Section brings together public health professionals from all across the region to study public health problems and assess potential responses. Section events are listed on the College's Calendar of Events. The Section is chaired by Robert G. Sharrar, MD, MSc.

Membership Information

Membership in the Section is open to everyone. Section Members pay dues which go towards the cost of programming and mailings to its members:

Membership Fee: $40

For more information, and to join the Section, please fill out this form.
If you have any questions, please contact Denise Diadyk at 215-399-2333 or

Call for Posters for Student Poster Day, May 6, 2014  

Each year the Section on Public & Preventive Medicine hosts a Public Health Poster Session that showcases regional public health research by students and professionals from public health and related disciplines. This event serves to increase awareness of public health efforts in the Philadelphia region. Poster Session winners will be selected by judges from among the Section on Public Health & Preventive Medicine members. Winners will be provided with a small monetary award and an opportunity to shadow a Philadelphia leader in public health.  

Participants must be a member of The College's Section on Public Health and Preventive Medicine or be a student at one of the Section's Institutional Membership Organizations. Student memberships are free. To become a Section member visit THE PUBLIC HEALTH WEBSITE.

Submit your posters HERE! 

To read the complete guidelines for posters, CLICK HERE 

For more information about the poster session, contact Denise Diadyk at or at 215-399-2336. 

Call for Public Health Proposals Deadline Extended to February 21

The Section on Public Health & Preventive Medicine of the College of Physicians is conducting a half day symposium honoring the public health work done in the Delaware Valley by public health professionals. It will be held at The College of Physicians on Monday morning, April 7, 2014 at the beginning of Public Health Week.  This is your opportunity to showcase your accomplishments and to give the students in public health an opportunity to meet and dialogue with public health professionals.  The Steering Committee of the Section would encourage you to submit a proposal describing your program.  We are interested in the data upon which your program is based, the rationale for your program, and the data that evaluates the success of your program.  If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Robert Sharrar, Chair of the Section, at  

Click here for submission form. Please return completed form to Denise Diadyk at

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