We appreciate RSVPs from guests so we can be sure to have enough chairs and handouts. Please RSVP to Yael Yanich.
March 13th Speaker:
Nidhi Agrawal, PhD, Associate Professor of Marketing, Foster Business School, University of Washington
Professor Abraham Flaxman
Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation, University of Washington
Nancy Krieger, PhD
Professor, Social Epidemiology
Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences Harvard School of Public Health
About the Speaker
Nancy Krieger is Professor of Social Epidemiology, in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health and Director of the HSPH Interdisciplinary Concentration on Women, Gender, and Health. She received her PhD in Epidemiology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989. Dr. Krieger is an internationally recognized social epidemiologist, with a background in biochemistry, philosophy of science, and the history of public health, combined with over 30 years of activism linking issues involving social justice, science, and health. In 2004, she became an ISI highly cited scientist, a group comprising "less than one-half of one percent of all publishing researchers," and in 2013 was the recipient of the Wade Hampton Frost Award from the Epidemiology Section of the American Public Health Association
Theme of conference is gender, sexuality, and social movements in global health.
Keynote speaker: Stella Nyanzi, PhD, anthropologist and research fellow, Makerere Social Research Institute, Makerere University, Uganda.
A team of 30 students from across UW schools and departments have organized a conference around powerful topics in the margins of most discussions in global health -- a deeper understanding of social and political movements, diverse sexualities and sexual health, gender-based violence, reproductive rights, global discrimination against the LGBTQ community, income inequality, and universal access to health care. With over 20 sponsors, and an additional 11 co-sponsors, the conference will feature perspectives from multiple disciplines, cultures and communities. The Western Regional Health Conference is for anyone interested in deepening their knowledge base about global health, and the impact of movements to improve health globally.
Registration at http://2014.wrihc.org/?page_id=14
High quality community engagement includes reflection, celebration, and linking theory with practice. Come join students, faculty, and community members as we combine all three and build momentum toward interprofessional community engagement projects that are firmly rooted in principles of social justice, praxis, and health equity!
Join us for the following:
•Recognition of Interprofessional Service-Learning and Advocacy Projects and Participants
•Social Justice and Health Equity in Community Engagement Workshops
This workshop is part of the UW Health Sciences Interprofessional Education (IPE) initiative, bringing together all the Health Sciences schools to explore topics and issues. This event also is part of the Health Sciences Common Book Series. The common book this year is "In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction" by Dr. Gabor Mate.
Mark your calendars for the School of Public Health's Celebration of Public Health. This is a school-wide event--all students, faculty, staff, their families and friends are invited.
The School of Public Health will hold the first annual Undergraduate Symposium on Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 4 – 6 pm in the UW South Campus Center.
The Undergraduate Symposium is a chance for students from across the School's undergraduate majors and minors to demonstrate how they have applied the knowledge and skills gained in the classroom to address public health problems through research, internship, and capstone experiences. Students from the following programs will be presenting: The Public Health Major, the Environmental Health Major, the Health Informatics and Health Information Management Major, the Global Health Minor, and the Nutritional Sciences Minor.
The Symposium also provides a forum for current students, prospective students, faculty, and the community to discuss current topics in public health.
We hope you'll join us for this exciting event, with opening remarks by Sara Mackenzie, Assistant Dean – Undergraduate Education. The event will include poster presentations and a reception, a full program will be available on this site in May.
SPH students who are interested in presenting should talk with their adviser. An online application including abstract submission will be available in February.
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