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Oct
20
10:00am-11:00am
IHME San Juan Conference Room, 2301 Fifth Avenue, 6th Floor, Seattle
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Join the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation for a job talk by Andrew Moran, MD, MPH, titled Cheap, safe, and effective: making the business case for hypertension control in populations.

Time: Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Location: IHME San Juan Conference Room, 2301 Fifth Avenue, 6th Floor

Biography:

Dr. Andrew Moran is a researcher, a general practice physician, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at Columbia University. Moran's chief research interests are in hypertension control and in the effects of aging, urbanization, migration, and economic development on cardiovascular disease and other non-communicable diseases in low and middle income nations. He is principal investigator for a current project comparing the effectiveness and costs of U.S. national hypertension treatment guidelines. He was a co-investigator for an analysis of a national dietary salt lowering policy for the U.S., and is leading an analysis of dietary salt-lowering strategies in China.

Dr. Moran has led computer simulation modeling studies of cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular disease prevention policies in China , Argentina, and Mexico. He led the ischemic heart component of the Global Burden of Disease 2010 Study, an international study of the burden of disease attributable to multiple major diseases in 21 world regions. Dr. Moran is leading a chapter on clinical quality improvement in cardiometabolic diseases in low and middle countries for the Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries (DCP3) Study.

Synopsis:

Hypertension is the leading single risk factor responsible for lost health in the United States and worldwide. Hypertension treatment is cheap, safe, and effective, and good medical therapy has been available for half a century. So why does hypertension remain poorly controlled everywhere? Innovative approaches to improving hypertension control are in motion in and outside of the clinic, but few have been embraced by health system payers. Computer simulation and economic analysis can synthesize data from national surveys, cohort studies, and clinical trials, and make the case for or against specific hypertension control strategies. This talk will present computer simulation and economic evaluation analyses of hypertension control in the U.S. and in China.


Event Sponsor: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Oct
20
12:00pm-1:00pm
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, M1-A305/A307, Arnold Building
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Michael Goran, PhD

Professor, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California (USC)
The Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Endowed Chair in Childhood Obesity and Diabetes
Co-Director, USC Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute
Director, Childhood Obesity Research Center

 

Light refreshments will be served.


Event Sponsor: FHCRC Public Health Sciences Division and UW Department of Health Services

Oct
21
12:30pm-1:30pm
Health Sciences Building, T-Wing, Room 435
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Come to a brownbag panel discussion with global health experts.

Panelists will include:

James Pfeiffer, Ph.D.
Health System Strengthening Expert
Executive Director Health Alliance International

Karin Huster, R.N., M.P.H.
Consultant – Health in Emergencies
Last Mile Health – Liberia

Anastasia Pantelias, M.S., Senior Program Officer
Amanda Lanzarone, M.A., Associate Program Officer
Ebola Response Team, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Vijay Narayan, M.P.H.c
Program Manager
Health and Social Development Association - Sierra Leone


Event Sponsor: UW Department of Global Health, UW School of Nursing, Health Alliance International, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Global Health Nurses Interest Group

Oct
22
3:00pm-4:30pm
Health Sciences Building, H371
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Justin Robertson
Department of Health Services


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

Oct
22
4:00pm-7:00pm
Alder Commons
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The Sustainability Summit is a centerpiece event of the SustainableUW Festival, held on national Campus Sustainability Day. The Summit features speakers from across the University of Washington for a discussion of sustainability, as well as a poster session on student environmental projects around campus.

At 4:30 pm, deans and students from three UW schools will address the theme, "Solving Grand Challenges," identifying the barriers to solving the largest issues regarding sustainability in various disciplines, and how we can start to address them. Representing the School of Public Health: Dean Howard Frumkin and Jessica Lavasseur, a second-year Environmental Health MS student.


Event Sponsor: 2014 Sustainable UW Festival

Oct
23
12:30pm-1:20pm
Magnuson Health Sciences Building, Room T-435
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Speaker is Jennifer Lincoln, PhD, director of the Alaska Pacific Office of NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health), U.S. Centers for Disease Control.


Event Sponsor: Dept of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, UW School of Public Health

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
23
3:30pm-5:00pm
Health Sciences Building, Room T-639
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Speaker: Sarah Holte, PhD, Principal Staff Scientist, Public Health Sciences Division, Biostatistics and Biomathematics Program, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Affiliate Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington

Abstract


Event Sponsor: UW Department of Biostatistics

Oct
24
12:30pm-2:00pm
Health Sciences Building, Turner Auditorium (D-Wing)
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After the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the nation's cities have been witnessing increasing rates of congenital birth defects and cancers. Public exposure to neurotoxic metals has been discovered in children and residents of Fallujah and Basrah, two cities in central and southern Iraq. Iraqi doctors have repeatedly asked for international help in dealing with this unprecedented crisis of birth defects.

An Iraqi Obstetrician, Dr. Muhsin Al-Sabbak, has been spear-heading efforts to bring international attention to the epidemic of birth defects. He and Mozhgan Savabieasfahani, an environmental toxicologist and independent researcher, are touring U.S. universities to highlight this important issue. Mozhgan Savabieasfahani will present evidence from their research on the far-reaching effects of the kinds of environmental toxins that are released with widespread use of today's military weapons


Event Sponsor: Departments of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences and Global Health, School of Public Health, Washington Global Health Alliance, HAI, Global WACh

Oct
27
5:30pm-7:30pm
University Temple United Methodist Church, 1415 NE 43rd St.,Seattle
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After the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the nation's cities have been witnessing increasing rates of congenital birth defects and cancers. Public exposure to neurotoxic metals has been discovered in children and residents of Fallujah and Basrah, two cities in central and southern Iraq. Iraqi doctors have repeatedly asked for international help in dealing with this unprecedented crisis of birth defects.

This event offers the Seattle community the opportunity to hear first-hand from a doctor witnessing and researching birth defects in Iraq, on a topic that has not been previously addressed in Seattle. An Iraqi obstetrician, Dr. Muhsin Al-Sabbak, has been spear-heading efforts to bring international attention to the epidemic of birth defects. He and Mozhgan Savabieasfahani, an environmental toxicologist and independent researcher, are touring U.S. universities to highlight this important issue. They will present evidence from their research on the far-reaching effects of the kinds of environmental toxins that are released with widespread use of today's military weapons.



Oct
29
3:00pm-4:30pm
Health Sciences Building, H371
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Souvik Banerjee
Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program


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

Oct
30
12:30pm-1:20pm
Magnuson Health Sciences Building, Room T-435
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Hasanat Alamgir, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Texas, is the speaker.


Event Sponsor: Dept of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, UW School of Public Health

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
1
7:30am-7:00pm
Morning at Kane Hall, UW campus, and afternoon at Woodland Park Zoo
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The Zoobiquity 2014 conference focuses on how rapidly changing local and
global environments affect the health of humans and animals. Through case
presentations and interactive discussions, human and veterinary medicine experts
as well as environmental health scientists will explore the clinical overlaps between
human and animal response to environmental factors, including climate, the built
environment, air pollution, and domestic violence. By fostering this cutting-edge
“One Health” dialogue, the conference will demonstrate how a species-spanning
approach to medicine can improve human, animal, and environmental health.

Among the many topics: Obesity in an Urban Dweller and a Dog, Penguins as Sentinels for West Nile Virus, Geriatric Issues in a Great Ape, Biosafety at the Petting Zoo.

Full-day student registration is $145, $200 after Oct 1. Non-Student registration $295, $350 after Oct 1. Half-day registration is $145, $195 after Oct 1.


Event Sponsor: UW School of Public Health, UW School of Medicine, Woodland Park Zoo, WSU College of Veterinary Medicine, Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health at WSU

Nov
4
6:30pm-8:00pm
Town Hall Seattle (1119 8th Ave, Seattle)
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Most people had never heard of Ebola as recently as a few of months ago—now this deadly virus is leading every newscast. As West Africa fights the largest Ebola outbreak in history, Pacific Northwest researchers and organizations are working to aid its containment and curb its destructive potential.

How contagious is Ebola? How do we stop its spread? Does it pose a genuine public health threat to Seattle and the rest of the world?

Join us for an honest discussion about the disease, its effect on the continent of Africa and the US, and what we can do to help. Tuesday, November 4, at Town Hall Seattle. Featured panelists include Dr. Jeffrey Duchin, chief of the Communicable Disease Epidemiology & Immunization Section, Public Health-Seattle & King County, and Joe DiCarlo, Vice President, Programs, Medical Teams International, Ann Marie Kimball, Professor Emerita, University of Washington and Karin Huster, RN, MPH, recently returned health volunteer in Liberia.

Contagion - Ebola Facts & Fiction Town Hall
Location: Town Hall Seattle (1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101)
Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m. Lecture, 8:00-9:00 p.m. Reception
Tickets: $10 at Brown Paper Tickets.
- See more at: http://www.wghalliance.org/Media/WGHAAnnouncements/WGHANewsDetail/tabid/148/ArticleId/476/Ebola-Facts-and-Fiction-November-4-at-Town-Hall-Seattle.aspx#sthash.H4FCqb73.dpuf


Event Sponsor: CodeMed, Washington Global Health Alliance, WGHA Discovery Series

Nov
5
3:00pm-4:30pm
Health Sciences Building, H371
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Paul Fishman
Group Health Research Institute


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

Nov
6
12:30pm-1:20pm
Magnuson Health Sciences Building, Room T-435
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Victoria Breckwich Vásquez, DrPH, MPH, MA

Director, Community Engagement & Education
Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health


Event Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health, School of Public Health

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
12
3:00pm-4:30pm
Health Sciences Building, H371
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Laura Di Giorgio
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation


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

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
17
7:00pm-8:30pm
Kane Hall, Rm 120
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The second of the 2014 Fall Graduate School Public Lectures features Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United (National) Farm Workers Association and activist.  

Huerta co-founded the United Farm Workers alongside Cesar Chavez and was a founding board member of the Feminist Majority Foundation. She has been a social justice activist and community organizer for 50 years. Her many awards include the Ohtli Award from the Mexican Government, the James Smithson Award from the Smithsonian Institution, the Icons of the American Civil Rights Movement Award from the National Civil Rights Museum, the Puffin Foundation Award for Creative Citizenship, and induction to the U.S. Department of Labor Hall of Honor. Huerta has earned nine honorary doctorates throughout the U.S., and was the first Latina inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame. 

Free, but advance registration required.


Event Sponsor: UW Alumni Association

Nov
19
3:00pm-4:30pm
Health Sciences Building, H371
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Jean A. McDougall
Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program


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

Nov
20
12:30pm-1:20pm
Magnuson Health Sciences Building, Room T-435
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Thomas Kensler, PhD

Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Event Sponsor: Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health

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
3
3:00pm-4:30pm
Health Sciences Building, H371
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Norma B. Coe
Department of Health Services


Event Sponsor: PHEnOM Seminar Series, Program in Health Economics and Outcomes Methodology, Department of Health Services, 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
4
12:30pm-1:20pm
Magnuson Health Sciences Building, Room T-435
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Amy May

Senior Manager
Boeing Commercial Airplanes EHS Fabrication Division



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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