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Sep
22
11:00am-2:00pm
The Quad - UW Seattle Campus
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Swing by the quad to enjoy the School of Public Health Field Day. We will have games, activities as well as information about the various departments in the School of Public Health. Don't miss out!


Event Sponsor: SPH Office of the Dean

Sep
23
12:00pm-1:00pm
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These monthly Web-conferencing events, sponsored by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, provide an authoritative hour-long forum for discussing topics that are important to the public health practice community and the tribal health units in the six Northwest states: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.


Event Sponsor: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Sep
25
12:30pm-1:20pm
Alder Hall Commons Auditorium, Room 104
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9/25 SpeakerAdam Drewnowski, PhD Professor, Epidemiology Director, UW Center for Public Health Nutrition & UW Center for Obesity Research University of Washington

About the Fall Seminar Series:

This weekly seminar series will examine sustainability and nutrition security as it pertains to food, nutrition, and health including topics such as greenhouse emission, global sustainability, agroecology, food systems, and climate change. The seminar is open to all UW faculty, staff, and students. 

Students may register for NUTR 490 (SLN 22188 - undergraduates) or NUTR 500 (SLN 18676 – graduate students). For the complete schedule, please see: http://depts.washington.edu/nutr/docs/2014_FALL_NUTR_490-500.pdf


Event Sponsor: Nutritional Sciences

Sep
26
1:00pm-3:00pm
Raitt Hall, room 229
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Please come join us as we officially open the School of Public Health's newest space to the masses. The SPH Student Center - Open house on north campus in Raitt Hall 229 is open to anyone and everyone as we look to showcase the new space. There will be informative materials and representatives from various undergraduate programs within the School on hand as well as light refreshments. So please, help us christen this exciting new space on upper campus.



Oct
2
12:30pm-1:20pm
Alder Hall Commons Auditorium, Room 104
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10/2 Speaker:  Susan Long, Environmental Impact Manager, Starbucks Coffee Company. Seattle, WA

Brief Description:

From the way we buy our products, to minimizing our environmental footprint, to investing in communities locally and global – Starbucks is committed to building stronger communities. This ties directly to our company Mission Statement – a mission statement that is actively shared externally and used internally to guide our strategies and actions at all levels of the organization. 

Starbucks Mission: To inspire and nurture the human spirit—one person, one cup, and one neighborhood at a time

We recognize Starbucks can be a force for positive action – bringing together our partners, customers, suppliers and their communities to contribute positively every day. We continually challenge ourselves and all those we work with and serve to expand & innovate around their thinking  “community”.   By leading with our values, our impact can be significant.

In this presentation, we will discuss Starbucks commitment to communities and the resulting impacts:

    • What do we stand for? How does it come to life? Share Starbucks Global Community approach
    • How are we doing? Starbucks commitments to responsible business; our programs, goals & our performance
    • What can you do?  Hopefully today will inspire you to learn & participate more in our efforts.

About the Fall Seminar Series:

This weekly seminar series will examine sustainability and nutrition security as it pertains to food, nutrition, and health including topics such as greenhouse emission, global sustainability, agroecology, food systems, and climate change. The seminar is open to all UW faculty, staff, and students. 

Students may register for NUTR 490 (SLN 22188 - undergraduates) or NUTR 500 (SLN 18676 – graduate students). For the complete schedule, please see: http://depts.washington.edu/nutr/docs/2014_FALL_NUTR_490-500.pdf


Event Sponsor: Nutritional Sciences

Oct
7
7:00pm-8:30pm
Chaco Canyon Cafe, West Seattle, 3770 SW Alaska (2 blocks east of 38th)
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DEOHS Professor Edmund Seto will talk about crowdsourcing to collect environmental health data for research and describe some of his projects and the devices he makes to collect data. Time for table discussions and Q&A. Happy Hour at Chaco Canyon Cafe


Event Sponsor: Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health

Oct
8
12:00pm-1:00pm
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These monthly Web-conferencing events, sponsored by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, provide an authoritative hour-long forum for discussing topics that are important to the public health practice community and the tribal health units in the six Northwest states: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.


Event Sponsor: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Oct
8
7:30pm
Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, Seattle 98101
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Join Washington State Secretary of Health John Wiesman, Washington Health Care Authority Director Dorothy Teeter, and Pam MacEwan, Washington Health Benefit Exchange Chief of Staff,  for an assessment of the Affordable Care Act a year after its implementation. Learn how our communities have fared, and what the coming years will bring.

This is the second in a series on Public Health issues presented by the UW School of Public Health and Town Hall to foster discussion and encourage people to think broadly about the different dimensions of public health.

Admission $5.


Event Sponsor: UW School of Public Health and Town Hall

Oct
9
12:30pm-1:20pm
Alder Hall Commons Auditorium, Room 104
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10/9 Speaker: Bob Langert. Vice President, Sustainability, McDonald's Corporation. Oakbrook, IL.

Brief Description:

McDonald's has a huge reach, serving 70 million customers a day. It recently developed a bold 2020 CSR/Sustainability Framework, with sustainable food and agriculture at the very core of this plan. Why is McDonald's stepping up its efforts and strategy? How is McDonald's working with stakeholders to achieve their new goals? Bob Langert will address the issues of integrating sustainability within McDonald's, including the challenges, the barriers, and the rewards.

About the Fall Seminar Series:

This weekly seminar series will examine sustainability and nutrition security as it pertains to food, nutrition, and health including topics such as greenhouse emission, global sustainability, agroecology, food systems, and climate change. The seminar is open to all UW faculty, staff, and students.

Students may register for NUTR 490 (SLN 22188 - undergraduates) or NUTR 500 (SLN 18676 – graduate students). For the complete schedule, please see: http://depts.washington.edu/nutr/docs/2014_FALL_NUTR_490-500.pdf


Event Sponsor: Nutritional Sciences

Oct
15
9:00am-4:00pm
The Bil & Melinda Gates Foundation, 500 5th Ave N, Seattle 98109
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In a world with 7 billion people, nearly 2 billion people on earth are undernourished, and more than 2 billion people are obese. This full-day learning symposium is focused on emerging research, implementation science and capacity strengthening to combat these statistics. From early research on microbiomes and growth, to cost-effectiveness of nutrition interventions,  experts will discuss the generation of evidence to improve nutritional outcomes around the world. 

REGISTER BY OCTOBER 1st, 2014 at www.globalwach.org/NTT

Speakers include:

  • Judd Walson, MD, MPH. University of Washington Associate Professor, Allergy and Infectious Dis., Global Health, Pediatrics; Adjunct Associate Professor, Epidemiology; Co-Director, START program
  • Rachel Katzenellenbogen, MD. Seattle Children’s Hospital Assistant Professor, Pediatrics Section of Adolescent Medicine
  • Rachel Nugent, University of Washington Clinical Associate Professor, SOM DGH Proviso.
  • Eleanor Brindle, MA. University of Washington Research Scientist, CSDE
  • Donna Denno, MD, PhD. University of Washington Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Global Health; Adjunct Associate Professor, Health Services
  • Grace John Stewart, MD, MPH, PhD. University of Washington Professor, Allergy and Infectious Dis, Epidemiology, Global Health, Pediatrics; Director, Global WACh; Director, CFAR International Core; Director, Kenya Research Program
  • Jennifer Rigg, MPA. Director of Policy & Partnerships, 1,000 Days
  • Katharine Kreis, MPH.  PATH Director of Strategic Initiatives for International Development  
  • Jonathan Gorstein, PhD. University of Washington Clinical Associate Professor, Global Health
  • Suzinne Pak-Gorstein, MD, MPH, PhD. University of Washington Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics; Attending Physician, Harborview Medical Center; Co-Director – Global Health Pathways, Seattle Children’s Residency Program
  • Carol Levin, MSc, PhD. University of Washington Senior Health Economist, Disease Control Priorities Network; University of Washington Clinical Associate Professor, Global Health
  • Carey Farquhar, MD, MPH. University of Washington Professor, Departments of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Global Health Director, International AIDS Research and Training Program (IARTP), Director, Afya Bora Consortium Fellowship in African Global Health Leadership

    Established in 2014, the Global WACh Nutrition Think Tank (NTT) aims to build a community of institutions and people working to improve the nutritional status of people around the world.  UW faculty and global health professionals regularly meet to discuss ongoing projects, lessons learned while identifying synergistic opportunities to collaborate on projects and research in the field of nutrition. 

 


Event Sponsor: UW Global WACh

Oct
16
12:30pm-1:20pm
Alder Hall Commons Auditorium, Room 104
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10/16 SpeakerEddie Allison, PhD. Professor, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, University of Washington

About the Fall Seminar Series:

This weekly seminar series will examine sustainability and nutrition security as it pertains to food, nutrition, and health including topics such as greenhouse emission, global sustainability, agroecology, food systems, and climate change. The seminar is open to all UW faculty, staff, and students. 

Students may register for NUTR 490 (SLN 22188 - undergraduates) or NUTR 500 (SLN 18676 – graduate students). For the complete schedule, please see: http://depts.washington.edu/nutr/docs/2014_FALL_NUTR_490-500.pdf


Event Sponsor: Nutritional Sciences

Oct
23
12:30pm-1:20pm
Alder Hall Commons Auditorium, Room 104
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10/23 Speaker: Andrea Dwyer. Executive Director, Seattle Tilth.  Seattle, WA.

Bio: Andrea Dwyer, Seattle Tilth’s Executive Director, is an accomplished executive with more than thirty years of experience in leadership roles in the nonprofit sector. Her experience includes both small and mid-sized organizations, and she has carried responsibility in all areas of nonprofit work including financial management, program development and evaluation, human resources, board relations, fundraising, technology, facility and risk management, and community outreach. 


Event Sponsor: Nutritional Sciences

Oct
30
12:30pm-1:20pm
Alder Hall Commons Auditorium, Room 104
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10/30 Speaker: Janice Rueda, PhD. Director of Health and Nutrition, American Pulse Association. Moscow, ID.


Event Sponsor: Nutritional Sciences

Oct
30
7:30pm
Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, Seattle 98101
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Health professionals are finding that animals and humans alike experience health problems related to changes in the global environment, and that sharing information between human health care providers and veterinarians can create new awareness of the importance of healthy environments for all species. Examples include the rise of obesity in both humans and pets (and what grizzly bears can teach us about obesity), as well as endocrine-disrupting chemicals and their effect on sexual development in children as well as wildlife.

Panelists include Peter Ross, senior scientist with the Vancouver, BC, Aquarium, and Rich Grady, UW Professor of Medicine and pediatric urologist at Seattle Children’s Hospital. They will share clinical cases of environmentally induced disease in different species. They will discuss how to use these overlaps to better detect and prevent environmental health problems in the future.

This evening discussion precedes the "zoobiquity" conference on Sat., Nov. 1, sponsored by the UW School of Public Health, the UW School of Medicine, the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health, the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Woodland Park Zoo.

This is the third in a series on Public Health issues presented by the UW School of Public Health and Town Hall to foster discussion and encourage people to think broadly about the different dimensions of public health.

$5 admission.


Event Sponsor: UW School of Public Health and Town Hall

Nov
6
12:30pm-1:20pm
Alder Hall Commons Auditorium, Room 104
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11/6 Speaker: Celeste Schoenthaler, MPH. Healthy Eating & Active Living Program Manager, Public Health – Seattle & King County, Seattle, WA.

Bio:Celeste Schoenthaler is the Program Manager for Healthy Eating & Active Living at Public Health – Seattle and King County. She has worked in local and state public health since 2005 in a variety of public health topic areas including maternal and child health, youth engagement, and chronic disease prevention. She graduated from the University of Montana with a Master of Public Health.

Brief Description: Celeste Schoenthaler, Healthy Eating & Active Living Program Manager with Public Health – Seattle & King County will present on the work happening in King County to increase access to healthy, affordable foods. She will share information on the approach Public Health takes when identifying and selecting strategies, the focus on policy, systems, and environment change strategies, the current strategy portfolio, past successes, and projects that Public Health is considering for future initiatives.


Event Sponsor: Nutritional Sciences

Nov
13
10:00am-10:50am
1107 NE 45th Street, Suite 200
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Lesley Steinman

We appreciate RSVPs from guests so we can be sure to have enough chairs and handouts. Please RSVP to Yael Yanich.


Event Sponsor: Health Promotion Research Center

Nov
13
12:30pm-1:20pm
Alder Hall Commons Auditorium, Room 104
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11/6 Speaker: Devon Pena, PhD. Professor, American Ethnic Studies, Anthrolopology and Program on the Environment. University of Washington. 


Event Sponsor: Nutritional Sciences

Nov
20
12:30pm-1:20pm
Alder Hall Commons Auditorium, Room 104
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11/6 Speaker: Jennifer Otten, PhD. Assistant Professor, Health Services and Nutritional Sciences Program. University of Washington.


Event Sponsor: Nutritional Sciences

Nov
24
8:30am-5:30pm
UW Tower Auditorium, 4333 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, WA
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The Lessons Learned from Cardiovascular Epidemiology symposium celebrates Professor Richard Kronmal's 50-year career in cardiovascular epidemiology research. The focus is the design, analysis, and results from prospective cohort studies in cardiovascular epidemiology. There will be several broad thematic areas that highlight contemporary issues of relevance to translating the findings from these cohort studies to improving public health, including biomarkers, subclinical heart disease/imaging, neurology/stroke, the genetics of cardiovascular disease (CVD), statistical methods for CVD, and future directions in CVD epidemiology. The intent is that this all-day symposium will suggest future directions that can be used to improve the conduct of cardiovascular cohort studies. The symposium will be an opportunity for students, and early stage investigators to network with experienced researchers.

For more information and registration, click here.


Event Sponsor: Department of Biostatistics, UW School of Public Health

Dec
4
12:30pm-1:20pm
Alder Hall Commons Auditorium, Room 104
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11/6 Speaker: Dave Gustafson, PhD. Director, Center for Integrated Modeling of Sustainable Agriculture and Nutrition Security (CIMSANS), International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) Research Foundation, Washington D.C.


Event Sponsor: Nutritional Sciences

Dec
10
7:30pm
Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave at Seneca, Seattle 98101
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According to the World Health Organization, every country in the world is now party to at least one human rights treaty that addresses health. Despite these pledges, health as a universal human right is far from being fully realized. Significant health disparities exist on the global, national, and local level. Within King County for example, the life expectancy in the least healthy communities is a full 10 years shorter than that of the healthiest communities.

On Dec. 10, designated as the annual Human Rights Day by the United Nations, learn from Global to Local Executive Director Adam Taylor how that innovative partnership is applying cutting-edge global health strategies to improve the health of underserved communities in King County.

This is the fourth and final in a series on Public Health issues presented by the UW School of Public Health and Town Hall to foster discussion and encourage people to think broadly about the different dimensions of public health.

$5 admission.


Event Sponsor: UW School of Public Health and Town Hall

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