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Apr
24
3:00pm-4:30pm
UW Tower, 4333 Brooklyn Ave NE, 22nd floor, Boardroom
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Zachary Olson and John Staples
Department of Global Health
University of Washington


Event Sponsor: PHEnOM Seminar Series, Program in Health Economics and Outcomes Methodology, Department of Health Services, UW School of Public Health

Apr
24
3:30pm-5:00pm
Health Sciences Building, Room T-639
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Speaker: Wei Pan, PhD, Professor of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Abstract


Event Sponsor: UW Department of Biostatistics

Apr
24
6:30pm-7:30pm
UW Kane Hall 210
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Join us for an evening of discussion about health inequality in America with David Cay Johnston, investigative journalist and the winner of a 2001 Pulitzer Prize.

His newly released book, Divided, collects the writings of leading scholars, activists, and journalists to provide an illuminating, multifaceted look at inequality in America.

Johnston gave the 2008 Stephen Stewart Gloyd Endowed Lecture. Also speaking at the event will be Stephen Bezruchka, Senior Lecturer in Health Services and Global Health, and a contributor to Johnston's book.
Copies of Divided will be available for sale at the event.


Event Sponsor: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, University Bookstore, Population Health Forum, and the Health Equity Circle

Apr
25
11:30am-1:00pm
Odegaard 220, event begins with procession from Red Square into Odegaard
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UW event to honor workers who died from job-related injuries or illnesses in Washington State in 2013.


Event Sponsor: M.L. King Labor Council, SEIU 925, Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, GPSS SPA DEOHS, UAW 4121, WFSE 1488 AFSCME Council 28

Apr
30
4:30pm-6:30pm
South Campus Center, Room 316
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Please join faculty, staff, students and community members for this great showcase of our student work and community partnerships! The Annual MPH Practicum Reception is a wonderful opportunity for students to display the amazing work that they did during their practica. It is also our chance to thank the site supervisors and agencies who volunteer their time mentoring our students in an informal and fun setting. Please join us - light refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there!

When: April 30, 2014

Time: 4:30pm -6:30pm

Where: South Campus Center Rm # 316

(Directions to SI Parking Lot Here)

Please RSVP by April 25th here:

https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/agpen/230422


Event Sponsor: SPH Office of Student Affairs

May
1
12:30pm-1:20pm
Magnuson Health Sciences Building, T-435
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Hester J. Lipscomb, Ph.D.

Professor
Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Duke University Medical School

biography



May
1
3:00pm-4:30pm
UW Tower, 4333 Brooklyn Ave NE, 22nd floor, Boardroom
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Anirban Basu
Department of Health Services
University of Washington


Event Sponsor: PHEnOM Seminar Series, Program in Health Economics and Outcomes Methodology, Department of Health Services, UW School of Public Health

May
6
3:30pm-4:50pm
Health Sciences K-069
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Thanh G. Ton, MPH, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
School of Medicine at UW

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Global Health

Abstract

By 2030, non-communicable diseases will contribute to three quarters of all deaths worldwide. Over the past four decades, age-standardized stroke incidence rates in high-income countries decreased by 12% whereas rates in low and middle-income countries (LMIC) increased by 12%. Furthermore, the World Health Organization projects stroke will account for the highest percentage of disability-adjusted life years worldwide by the year 2030. LMICs have the largest burden of stroke, accounting for nearly 70% in disability adjusted life years. As LMICs, such as Viet Nam, experience epidemiologic transitions from infectious to chronic diseases, the morbidity and mortality from stroke will rise. We conducted a population-based study to assess the prevalence of risk factors and stroke symptoms in Da Nang, Viet Nam. We also developed a stroke registry at the primary hospital, and followed stroke patients to assess vital and functional status at 28-days after stroke. In this talk, I will present results from these two studies that address a growing public health problem in Viet Nam, reflecting a larger global trend of the growing burden on non-communicable diseases in LMICs.

About the Speaker

Dr. Ton received her undergraduate training at University of California - Berkeley in Neurobiology, and went on to obtain an MPH in International Health at Yale School of Public Health before she came to the University of Washington for her doctoral degree in Epidemiology. She is currently a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology in the School of Medicine at UW and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health. Her research portfolio includes neuroepidemiologic studies on Parkinson's disease; subclinical cerebrovascular among American Indians; stroke and neuroinfectious diseases in low- and middle-income countries. She also mentors fellows who conduct global health research in China, Thailand, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Peru and Cameroon, and contributes to capacity building in these countries.

Suggested Readings

Global and regional burden of stroke during 1990-2010: findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010, www.thelancet.comVol 381 June 8, 2013


Event Sponsor: Department of Epidemiology, Spring Quarter 2014 Seminar Series

May
6
7:30pm-9:00pm
T.S. McHugh's, 21 Mercer Street, Seattle, 98109, one block from Seattle Center
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Tao Kwan-Gett, Director of the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, will talk about how communities vary in health, and what key factors determine the health of a community.

This event is part of the Pacific Science Center's Science Café series, which brings together scientists and the general public in the comfortable, lively atmosphere of a neighborhood café or pub. The evening begins with a brief presentation by a scientist, which kicks off an extended discussion session between the scientist and audience. All Science Cafés are free to the public, open to all ages and no science background is required. All Science Cafés are recorded by KCTS9 and are available for online.


Event Sponsor: Pacific Science Center

May
8
10:30am-11:20am
1107 NE 45th Street, Suite 200
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Miruna Petrescu-Prahova
Department of Health Services, University of Washington

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

May
8
3:00pm-4:30pm
UW Tower, 4333 Brooklyn Ave NE, 22nd floor, Boardroom
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Joshua Roth
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


Event Sponsor: PHEnOM Seminar Series, Program in Health Economics and Outcomes Methodology, Department of Health Services, UW School of Public Health

May
9
4:00pm-7:00pm
Center for Urban Horticulture
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Mark your calendars for the School of Public Health Excellence Awards: Recognizing and Celebrating Outstanding Achievement. This is a school-wide event--all students, faculty, staff, their families and friends are invited.

Program details to come.

Information and driving directions to the Center of Urban Horticulture. There is plenty of on-site parking.

 


Event Sponsor: SPH Dean's Office

May
13
4:30pm
Foege Building, Room S060, UW campus
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As part of the Health Innovators Collaborative seminar series, Larry Kessler, Chair of the Dept of Health Sciences in the UW School of Public Health, will consider the necessity for innovations to demonstrate their value and how comparative effectiveness research can help innovators gather the evidence they need.

RSVP at:

http://depts.washington.edu/bioe/innovation/health-innovators-collaborative/register/


Event Sponsor: Health Innovators Collaborative, UW Dept of Bioengineering

May
13
7:00pm-8:30pm
Chaco Canyon Cafe, 3770 SW Alaska, West Seattle
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Quarterly Public Health Cafe addresses a research topic of interest to the public. CEEH Director Terry Kavanagh and PhD student Megan Cartwright will give short presentations (no slides) about nanotechnology and nanotoxicology. Table discussions and Q&A follow. No science background required. Chaco Canyon's Tuesday Happy Hour includes beer/wine/cider all evening for $3.00.


Event Sponsor: Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health

May
15
3:00pm-4:30pm
UW Tower, 4333 Brooklyn Ave NE, 22nd floor, Boardroom
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Steven Zeliadt
Department of Health Services
University of Washington


Event Sponsor: PHEnOM Seminar Series, Program in Health Economics and Outcomes Methodology, Department of Health Services, UW School of Public Health

May
15
5:30pm-7:00pm
UW School of Social Work, 4101 15th Ave NE, Room 305, Seattle
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Social Work Associate Professor Tessa Evans-Campbell explores recent research conducted on the resiliency of indigenous people, as seen against the historical context of Indian boarding schools and public child welfare policies. She will illustrate the effects these policies have had on family well-being, contemporary Native American identity, and indigenous-led strategies to strengthen resistance and promote healing.

Dr. Evans-Campbell directs the Masters in Social Work program (MSW) and has extensive practice experience in Indian child welfare, adoptions, and community advocacy/organizing with American Indian communities. She is also the associate director of the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute.

Space is limited; RSVP required at :

http://engage.washington.edu/site/Calendar/751944227?view=RSVP&id=118061


Event Sponsor: UW School of Social Work

May
18
11:00am-1:00pm
Begins at Red Square, UW campus
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This campus- and community-wide event will raise awareness and funds for suicide prevention, offer support to loss survivors, and commemorate those who have been lost. The three-mile walk will wind through some of the most beautiful parts of the UW campus and be a journey of hope and strength. It is co-sponsored by Forefront: Innovations in Suicide Prevention and Huskies for Suicide Prevention and Awareness (HSPA).

In addition to promoting a sense of community and deeper understanding of this public health issue, the event will raise money for Husky Help & Hope (H3), a UW effort to improve awareness and prevention efforts on campus through sustainable student organizations and innovative prevention tools. The journey begins at 11 a.m. May 18th, 2014 in Red Square.

Registration is free. Click here to participate or donate


Event Sponsor: Huskies for Suicide Prevention and Awareness, Forefront

May
22
4:00pm-6:00pm
SOCC 316
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The Undergraduate Symposium is a chance for students from across the School's undergraduate majors and minorsto 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 for Undergraduate Education. The event will include poster presentations and a reception.



Jun
11
9:30am-2:30pm
Hec Edmundson Pavilion
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For the most up-do-date information, visit: http://sph.washington.edu/news/graduation.asp


Event Sponsor: UW School of Public Health

Jun
12
10:00am-10:50am
1107 NE 45th Street, Suite 200
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Teresa Litton
Puget Sound Health Alliance

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

Jul
10
10:00am-10:50am
1107 NE 45th Street, Suite 200
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Emilee Quinn

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

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