Conferences and Community Events

Global Public Health Conference (GPHCON) 2014

Date: 
Fri, 2014-02-21 09:00 to Sun, 2014-02-23 17:00
Location: 
SRM University Campus, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu, India

The theme of the Global Public Health Conference (GPHCON) 2014 is "Multi- disciplinary Approaches in Public Health: innovations, practices and Future Strategies."  The aim of this conference is to bring public health professionals from various disciplines to a single platform and share their technical expertise. If you are working actively with public health systems or practicing public health at any level you are invited to share this experience at the conference.

Office of Research Seminar

Date: 
Wed, 2013-12-11 13:00 to 14:00
Location: 
UMass Amherst, Skinner Hall, Room 101

Aline Gubrium, Associate Professor & Program Director of Community Health Education, will present a seminar entitled "Digital Storytelling as a Multidisciplinary Methodology: A Case Study."

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Climb Against Heart Disease Kick Off

Date: 
Fri, 2013-12-06 11:30 to 12:45
Location: 
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Carrie Hall, 15 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115

ClimbAmerica! is a climb to the top of Boston’s tallest buildings to fight America’s #1 killer – heart disease. Filled with fun, energy, and hope for a healthier tomorrow, climbers come from across the Commonwealth for a friendly race to the top of iconic Boston buildings to raise funds and awareness for heart disease prevention. ClimbAmerica! is a great way to bring family and friends together, get moving, and help fight heart disease – one step at a time!

Registration for ClimbAmerica! begins in December 2013. If you're interested in meeting the ClimbAmerica team, hearing stories from heart disease survivors and learning more about getting involved, please attend this kick-off event on Dec 6, 2013.

Food and refreshments will be provided.

RSVP to Micho Pilotte at mpilotte1@partners.org or 617-582-4833.

 

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Climb Against Heart Disease Kick Off

Date: 
Thu, 2013-12-05 12:00 to 13:00
Location: 
53 State Street, 10th Floor, Boston, MA 02109

ClimbAmerica! is a climb to the top of Boston’s tallest buildings to fight America’s #1 killer – heart disease. Filled with fun, energy, and hope for a healthier tomorrow, climbers come from across the Commonwealth for a friendly race to the top of iconic Boston buildings to raise funds and awareness for heart disease prevention. ClimbAmerica! is a great way to bring family and friends together, get moving, and help fight heart disease – one step at a time!

Registration for ClimbAmerica! begins in December 2013. If you're interested in meeting the ClimbAmerica team, hearing stories from heart disease survivors and learning more about getting involved, please attend this kick-off event on Dec. 5, 2013.

Food and refreshments will be provided.

RSVP to Micho Pilotte at mpilotte1@partners.org or 617-582-4833.

Climb Against Heart Disease Kick Off

Date: 
Wed, 2013-12-04 08:00 to 09:00
Location: 
Prudential Center, Belvidere Pavilion, Boston, MA 02199

ClimbAmerica! is a climb to the top of Boston’s tallest buildings to fight America’s #1 killer – heart disease. Filled with fun, energy, and hope for a healthier tomorrow, climbers come from across the Commonwealth for a friendly race to the top of iconic Boston buildings to raise funds and awareness for heart disease prevention. ClimbAmerica! is a great way to bring family and friends together, get moving, and help fight heart disease – one step at a time!

Registration for ClimbAmerica! begins in December 2013. If you're interested in meeting the ClimbAmerica team, hearing stories from heart disease survivors and learning more about getting involved, please attend this kick-off event on Dec 4, 2013.

Food and refreshments will be provided.

RSVP to Micho Pilotte at mpilotte1@partners.org or 617-582-4833.

CPR/BLS for Healthcare Providers

Date: 
Sat, 2013-11-16 12:00 to 16:00
Location: 
Skinner Hall Room 201

The UMass MRC will be offering a CPR/BLS for healthcare providers class Saturday 11/16 from 12 pm - 4 pm in Skinner Hall Room 201.

Cost of the class is $45, and those interested should RSVP to pennell.sheila@gmail.com

Registration Information: 
$45 Registration Fee

2013 - 2014 Alvin F. Poussaint, MD Visiting Lecture

Date: 
Thu, 2013-11-07 15:00 to 16:00
Location: 
Waterhouse Faculty Room, Gordon Hall, Harvard Medical School, 25 Shattuck Street, Boston MA

Edward M. Barksdale, Jr., MD will present a lecture titled “Youth Violence: The Ultimate Health Disparity: Reflections of a Pediatric Surgeon."

Barksdale is the Robert J. Izant, Jr. Professor & Chief of Pediatric Surgery at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine & Surgeon-in-Chief at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital/University Hospitals in Cleveland Ohio. He received his Bachelor’s of Science Degree with honors at Yale University, where he was also an NCAA All-American fencer. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and trained in General Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital and was selected to serve as the prestigious Chief of the West Surgery Service (first African American). He completed clinical fellowship training in Pediatric Surgery at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dr. Barksdale began his academic career at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, the University of Pittsburgh where he advanced to Full Professor with tenure during his 13 year career prior to coming to Case Western. A frequent lecturer in pediatric intestinal failure, Dr. Barksdale was the Co-founder of the first center to provide coordinated care (including intestinal transplantation) for children with intestinal failure. He has also received numerous awards and recognitions as a medical educator. Dr. Barksdale has been a passionate advocate for child health and health care through bridging his academic endeavors with diverse community activities ranging from child welfare, violence prevention to health disparities. His professional and personal career have been strongly driven by core values instilled during his youth growing up in Central Virginia during the 1960’s. His career embodies his ongoing pursuit of individual responsibility, personal excellence and social justice.

Questions? Contact Terésa Carter via email (teresa_carter@hms.harvard.edu) or phone (617-432-4697).

Registration Information: 
Please RSVP online

The Business of Creating Social Value

Date: 
Thu, 2013-10-17 19:00 to 20:00
Location: 
Integrated Sciences Building, Room 135

Inequality, climate change, and access to medicines are generally considered public policy issues, but at their core, they are also management issues.  In many corners, however, businesses and MBAs have been criticized for contributing to these problems rather than to their resolution.   In this talk, an acclaimed senior researcher and TedxTalk presenter shares her thoughts on how business can create value not just for shareholders, but for everyone.  Businesses face unprecedented opportunity to make a positive impact on the world.  And by updating business education, we can change the culture of business overall. 

About the presenter:

Anita M. McGahan is the Associate Dean of Research, the Rotman Chair in Management, and the Director of the PhD Program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.  Cross appointed to the Munk School of Global Affairs, she is also the chief economist in the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Division for Global Health and Human Rights.  This year, McGahan was elected by more than 18,000 business-school professors worldwide into the Presidency of Academy of Management on a platform that emphasized liberalizing business-school curriculum to include history, humanism, and open governance.  Her research currently deals with the emergence of industries, entrepreneurship in the public interest, and global health.

 

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Leading Toward Health Equality: Lessons from the Field

Date: 
Wed, 2013-11-13 11:30 to 14:00
Location: 
Museum of Science, Boston, 1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114

Please Join Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare to celebrate the release of their first comprehensive publication. Mildred Thompson, Director of the PolicyLink Center for Health Equity and Place, will lead an engaging, thought-provoking conversation on how to create environments free of health disparities.

Space is limited, so please RSVP by October 18th to CultureInSight@harvardpilgrim.org.

There is no cost to attend this event. Lunch will be served.

Registration Information: 
please RSVP by October 18th

Research Development Workshop: Applying to the Faculty Research Grant Program

Date: 
Fri, 2013-09-13 09:30 to 11:00
Location: 
Campus Center Room 1001

The purpose of this workshop is to review the Faculty Research Grant application and eligibility guidelines, discuss the format and content of successful proposals, and answer questions about the submission and review process. The session will be led by Dr. Rick Taupier of the Office of Research Development and is intended also to identify and encourage good proposal writing strategies for internal and external grant proposals.  Newer faculty and first time applicants are especially encouraged to attend.

Registration is required. Click here to register.

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Registration required

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