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Jan
28
9:00am-5:00pm
UW Tower, Auditorium, 4333 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle
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This first-ever Seattle event brings together people from academia, research organizations and the private sector with an interest in genomics and its applications to public health. Prominent Seattle scientists will discuss their latest work, and other participants are welcome to present their research in poster format. The symposium will also provide an excellent opportunity to establish new relationships and partnerships.

The event is free, but advance registration is required and attendance is limited to 200 people.

To register, go to to http://www.biostat.washington.edu/phg/registration

 


Event Sponsor: Institute of Public Health Genetics, Dept of Biostatistics, UW School of Public Health

Jan
28
3:00pm-4:30pm
Health Sciences Building, H371
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Abraham Flaxman
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Methods Topic: Meta-Regression


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

Jan
29
12:30pm-1:20pm
Alder Commons, Auditorium/104
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1/29 Speaker: Joe Gruber; Executive Director, University District Food Bank; Board Member, Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance; Executive Committee Member, Seattle Food Committee

 

About the Winter 2015 seminar series: This weekly seminar series will examine critical issues in global nutrition, such as malnutrition, hidden hunger, and dual burden of disease, focusing on food justice and the right to food both in Seattle–King County and globally. The seminar is open to all UW faculty, staff, and students.

Students may register for NUTR 490 (SLN 17807, undergraduates) or NUTR 500 (SLN 17808, graduates). For the complete schedule, click here.


Event Sponsor: Nutritional Sciences

Jan
29
12:30pm-1:20pm
Magnuson Health Sciences Building, Room D-209
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Elizabeth Halloran, MD, MPH, DSc

Professor of Biostatistics and Member
Vaccine and Infectious Diseases Division and Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Washington



Jan
29
3:30pm-5:00pm
Health Sciences Building, Room T-639
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Speaker: XH Andrew Zhou, PhD, Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Associate Director, National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center (NACC), University of Washington, Director of Biostatistics Unit, Center of Innovation for Veteran-Centered and Value-Driven Care, Seattle VA Medical Center

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Event Sponsor: UW Department of Biostatistics

Feb
3
2:00pm-3:00pm
Room 1309 Ė Ninth & Jefferson Building, 325 Ninth Ave, Seattle
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Pattricia Pavlinac, PhD, post-doctoral fellow, Kenya Research Program, Global WACh

Despite significant reductions in deaths attributed to diarrhea, it is estimated that approximately 600,000 children died from diarrhea in 2013. In additional to the acute consequences of diarrheal episodes that include fluid loss and electrolyte imbalance, children experience an increased risk of lower respiratory tract infections, linear growth faltering, and cognitive disabilities. The post-acute diarrhea consequences are unlikely to be attributed to diarrhea in estimates of diarrhea-associated morbidity and mortality and are unlikely to be addressed by currently available interventions. Drawing on evidence from observational and randomized studies, this lecture will review causes and consequences of diarrheal illness, the landscape of existing interventions, and highlight the need for a broadened perspective that extends beyond a single episode of illness assessed at a single point in time.

 


Event Sponsor: Global WACh

Feb
3
3:30pm-4:50pm
Health Sciences, K-069
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Jeff Stanaway, PhD, MPH
Acting Assistant Professor
UW Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)

Abstract
The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study seeks to develop a comprehensive suite of estimates of death and disability for 301 diseases and injuries. For each health outcome we estimate deaths, prevalence, years of life lost (YLL), years lived with disability (YLD) and disability adjusted life years (DALY). Estimates are produced for each of 188 countries, for the years 1990 through 2013, by age and sex. In this seminar we’ll take a high-level look at our approach to burden estimation for GBD. We’ll review burden metrics (YLLs, YLDs and DALYs) and their calculation, and discuss the methods used to estimate disease prevalence and mortality. Finally, we’ll review some of the key results from the GBD study and look at the visualization tools available to explore those results.

About the Speaker
Jeff Stanaway, PhD, MPH, is Acting Assistant Professor at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. He is part of the Global Burden of Disease research team and models morbidity and mortality from enteric and neglected tropical diseases. His research focuses on macro-epidemiology with a special interest in understanding connections between the physical environment (e.g., climate and land cover) and the spatiotemporal distribution of disease and how these connections may inform surveillance and research. Dr. Stanaway received his PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Washington and his Master of Public Health from the University of Arizona.

 


Event Sponsor: Epi Seminar Series, Department of Epidemiology

Feb
3
6:30pm-8:30pm
Husky Union Building (HUB), Room 250
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This program honors the memory of the late Henrietta Lacks and her contribution to science, and the mentoring legacy of Dr. Millie Russell and the late Dr. Alvin Thompson.

Keynote speaker is Dr. Lovell Jones, Associate Dean for Research at the College of Nursing at Prairie View A&M University in Houston; with panelists Ron Sims, former King County Executive, former Deputy Secretary of HUD, and current Chair of the WA Health Benefit Exchange Board; Mona Humphries-Bailey, an independent educational consultant, former head of Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, and former Deputy Superintendent of Seattle Public Schools; and Dr. Leo Morales, Chief Diversity Officer for the UW School of Medicine and faculty member in the Schools of Medicine and Public Health. He is also co-director of the UW Latino Center for Health.

Mistress and Master of Ceremonies are Winona Hollins-Hauge, Regional Director of the Intercultural Cancer Council, and Dr. Rayburn Lewis, representing the WA State Association of Black Professionals in Health Care.

6:30 pm reception; 7 pm program. Please RSVP at 206-221-6016.


Event Sponsor: UW School of Public Health and Health Sciences Minority Students Program/OMAD

Feb
3
7:00pm-8:30pm
West Seattle Chaco Canyon Cafe, 3770 SW Alaska Street, West Seattle
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Allison Hiltner, the Environmental Protection Agency's Project Manager for the Duwamish Superfund Cleanup, and James Rasmussen, Coordinator of the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition community organization, will give informal short talks about the EPA Record of Decision, the official plan for how to clean up industrial pollution in the Duwamish River, a 100-year legacy of the industrialization of Seattle. Come and enjoy informal conversation with well-informed speakers, Q&A, Chaco Canyon's delicious organic food, and Happy Hour. 


Event Sponsor: Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health

Feb
4
3:00pm-4:30pm
Health Sciences Building, H371
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Ruth Etzioni
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Methods Topic: Simulation Modeling


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

Feb
5
12:30pm-1:20pm
Alder Commons, Auditorium/104
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2/5 Speaker: Jonathan Mayer, PhD; Professor of Epidemiology, Geography, Health Services, Global Health, Medicine (Div of Allergy and Infectious Diseases), and Family Medicine, UW; Chair, Faculty Council, UW School of Public Health


Event Sponsor: Nutritional Sciences

Feb
5
12:30pm-1:20pm
Magnuson Health Sciences Building, Room D-209
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Tom Carpenter, JD

Executive Director
Hanford Challenge



Feb
11
3:00pm-4:30pm
Health Sciences Building, H371
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Ali Shojaie
University of Washington

Methods Topic: Machine Learning


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

Feb
12
10:00am-10:50am
1107 NE 45th Street, Suite 200
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Amy Hagopian, Aaron Katz, Scott Barnhart

 

We appreciate RSVPs from guests so we can be sure to have enough chairs and handouts. Please RSVP to Yael Yanich at 206-543-2891 or hprc@uw.edu


Event Sponsor: Health Promotion Research Center

Feb
12
12:30pm-1:20pm
Alder Commons, Auditorium/104
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2/12 Speaker: Karen Litfin, PhD; Associate Professor, Political Science, UW; Core Faculty, UW Program on the Environment


Event Sponsor: Nutritional Sciences

Feb
12
12:30pm-1:20pm
Magnuson Health Sciences Building, Room D-209
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Dennis Paustenbach, PhD

President and Senior Principal
Cardno ChemRisk



Feb
18
3:00pm-4:30pm
Health Sciences Building, H371
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Carrie Bennette
University of Washington

Methods Topic: Value of Information


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

Feb
19
12:30pm-1:20pm
Alder Commons, Auditorium/104
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2/19 Speaker: Marieka M. Klawitter, PhD; Professor, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, UW


Event Sponsor: Nutritional Sciences

Feb
19
12:30pm-1:20pm
Magnuson Health Sciences Building, Room D-209
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Christopher James, MA

Principal, China and U.S. Programs
Regulatory Assistance Project, Tacoma, Washington



Feb
24
12:00pm-1:00pm
Webinar
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Hot Topics in Practice is a monthly webinar forum to discuss the issues currently affecting public health practice.


Event Sponsor: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Feb
25
3:00pm-4:30pm
Health Sciences Building, H371
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Holly Janes
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Methods Topic: Treatment Effect Heterogeneity (Biomarker Evaluation)


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

Feb
26
8:00am-9:00am
Health Sciences Building, Room T-635
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Camara Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, senior fellow a the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, will present on "Naming, Measuring, and Addressing Racism and Other Systems of Structured Inequity." Dr. Jones was the 2013 graduation speaker at the UW School of Public Health.

She is a national leader, teacher, and researcher in the field of health disparities  and brings an understanding of evidence-based research to the field of health equity. She received her MD from Stanford University School of Medicine and her MPH and PhD from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.


Event Sponsor: UW School of Medicine

Feb
26
12:30pm-1:20pm
Alder Commons, Auditorium/104
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2/19 Speaker: Scott W. Allard, PhD; Professor, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, UW; Co-Director, Family Self-Sufficiency Data Center at the University of Chicago


Event Sponsor: Nutritional Sciences

Feb
26
12:30pm-1:20pm
Magnuson Health Sciences Building, Room D-209
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Judy Village, PhD

Associate Researcher, Human Factors Engineering Lab, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (Ryerson University)
Adjunct Faculty, School of Population and Public Health (University of BC)
Ryerson University, University of British Columbia



Mar
3
3:30pm-4:50pm
Health Sciences K-069
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Janessa Graves, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Washington State University, College of Nursing

Abstract
Public bicycle share programs (PBSPs) are growing in popularity in around the world. We evaluated the effect of North American PBSPs, which typically do not offer helmets with rentals, on the occurrence of bicycle-related head injuries. An ecological study design was employed, comparing trauma center admissions for bicycle-related injuries from 5 cities with PBSPs and 5 comparison cities over time. Results showed that in PBSP cities, the proportion of head injuries among bicycle-related admissions significantly increased, whereas the proportion in comparison cities remained similar did not. Odds ratios for bicycle-related head injury were 1.30 (95% CI = 1.13, 1.67) in PBSP cities and 0.94 (95% CI = 0.79, 1.11) in control cities (adjusted for age and city) when we compared the period after implementation to the period before. Implementation of a PBSP was associated with significantly greater risk of head injury among bicycle-related trauma center admissions.

About the Speaker
Janessa M. Graves is an Assistant Professor at the Washington State University College of Nursing in Spokane. She is a health services researcher with expertise in occupational and pediatric injuries. She has a Master of Public Health degree in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences and a PhD in Health Services Research from the University Of Washington School Of Public Health. Her postdoctoral work in pediatric injury research was completed at the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center (HIPRC). Janessa’s research is a combination of both pediatric and occupational injury research, which includes studies on sports-related head injuries.

 


Event Sponsor: Epi Seminar Series, Department of Epidemiology

Mar
4
3:00pm-4:30pm
Health Sciences Building, H371
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Donald Hedeker
University of Chicago

Methods Topic: Intensive Longitudinal Data


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

Mar
5
12:30pm-1:20pm
Alder Commons, Auditorium/104
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3/5 Speaker: Grace John-Stewart, MD, MPH, PhD; Director, UW Global WACh (Global Institute for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents and Children); Professor of Allergy and Infectious Disease, Epidemiology, Global Health, Pediatrics, UW; Director, CFAR (Center for AIDS Research) International Core; Member, Kenya Research Program


Event Sponsor: Nutritional Sciences

Mar
5
12:30pm-1:20pm
Magnuson Health Sciences Building, Room D-209
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Peter Rabinowitz, MD, MPH

Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
University of Washington


Event Sponsor: Center for One Health Research

Mar
11
3:00pm-4:30pm
Health Sciences Building, H371
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Anirban Basu
University of Washington

Methods Topic: Instrumental Variables and Heterogeneity


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

Mar
12
10:00am-10:50am
1107 NE 45th Street, Suite 200
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Sarah Fishleder

 

We appreciate RSVPs from guests so we can be sure to have enough chairs and handouts. Please RSVP to Yael Yanich at 206-543-2891 or hprc@uw.edu


Event Sponsor: Health Promotion Research Center

Mar
12
12:30pm-1:20pm
Alder Commons, Auditorium/104
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3/12 Speaker: Jason Mendoza, MD, MPH; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Services, UW; Core Faculty for UW Nutritional Sciences Program; Founding Co-Chair, UW Global WACh (Global Institute for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents and Children) Nutrition Think Tank


Event Sponsor: Nutritional Sciences

Mar
12
12:30pm-1:20pm
Magnuson Health Sciences Building, Room D-209
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Brenda Eskenazi, PhD

Professor, School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology
University of California Berkeley



Mar
17
12:00pm-1:00pm
Webinar
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Hot Topics in Practice is a monthly webinar forum to discuss the issues currently affecting public health practice.


Event Sponsor: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Mar
26
March 26-March 28
Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, Mass.
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Theme of this year's conference is Mobilizing Reseearch for Global Health. Special topics include the technology revolution in genetics, transforming the OneHealth agenda, non-communicable diseases, improvement science.

Click here to register.



Apr
8
6:30pm-8:00pm
Kane Hall, Room 130, UW Campus
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For the past 25 years, Michael Pollan has been writing books and articles about the places where nature and culture intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in the built environment. He is the author of Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation (2013) and of four New York Times bestsellers: Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual (2010); In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto (2008); The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (2006) and The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World (2001).

This lecture kicks off the Weight and Wellness series, taking place in the spring. All lectures are free and open to the public. Once registration for each event is available to the public, we will post a link to register online.  To ensure a seat, please register in advance. Standby seating will be offered, but a seat cannot be guaranteed without a reservation.

 


Event Sponsor: UW Graduate School in partnership with the UW Alumni Association

Apr
9
10:00am-10:50am
1107 NE 45th Street, Suite 200
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Debby Passey

 

We appreciate RSVPs from guests so we can be sure to have enough chairs and handouts. Please RSVP to Yael Yanich at 206-543-2891 or hprc@uw.edu


Event Sponsor: Health Promotion Research Center

Apr
11
April 11
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Apr
14
6:30pm-8:00pm
Kane Hall, Room 130, UW Campus
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Is obesity coming to a neighborhood near you? That depends on where you live. Health disparities are driven by unequal socioeconomic status (SES). Obesity rates within King County show six fold variations (from 5 to 30%), depending on address and residential property values. While higher obesity rates were observed along the I-5 corridor, waterfront properties appeared to be immune to the obesity epidemic. Shopping at high end supermarkets was also associated with lower obesity rates. Whole Foods shoppers were overwhelmingly lean; Safeway shoppers were more likely to be obese, adjusting for SES. Yet both supermarket chains offer a variety of healthy foods, vegetables and fruit whole grains, lean meats, and low fat dairy. However, their customers do not have equal resources or purchasing power.

Adam Drewnowski, PhD, is a world-renowned leader in the prevention and treatment of obesity. He is Professor of Epidemiology and the Director of the Center for Public Health Nutrition at the UW School of Public Health. He is also the Director of the University of Washington Center for Obesity Research, which addresses the environmental, social and economic aspects of the obesity epidemic. Dr. Drewnowski is Adjunct Professor of Medicine and is a Joint Member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

This lecture is part of the Weight and Wellness series, taking place in April and May. All lectures are free and open to the public. Once registration for each event is available to the public, we will post a link to register online. To ensure a seat, please register in advance.   Standby seating will be offered but a seat cannot be guaranteed without a reservation.



Apr
21
6:30pm-8:00pm
Kane Hall, Room 130, UW Campus
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Increases in the numbers of children and adults with weight levels in the overweight or obese range have been observed all over the globe and are linked to global increases in rates of non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.   Efforts to combat epidemic obesity are taking place at local, regional, and national levels.  Solutions require big system changes affecting whole societies.  Dr. Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, will reflect on what we have learned so far here at home and abroad, how to tackle societal problems with a high level of complexity, what new lessons we are learning, what lessons we might have learned before that may be returning to haunt us, and what future implications of these lessons might be.

Dr. Kumanyika is Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology  and in the Nutrition Section of the Department of Pediatrics, and Associate Dean for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

Dr. Kumanyika has a unique interdisciplinary background that integrates epidemiology and public health nutrition to focus on the primary and secondary prevention of chronic diseases, with a particular emphasis on obesity prevention.  She also has a particular interest in addressing the disproportionately high risk of diet-related chronic diseases in African Americans. In 2002 she founded the African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network (AACORN) to improve the quality, quantity, and effective translation of research on weight issues in African American communities.

This lecture is part of the Weight and Wellness series, taking place in April and May. All lectures are free and open to the public. Once registration for each event is available to the public, we will post a link to register online. To ensure a seat, please register in advance.  Standby seating will be offered, but a seat cannot be guaranteed without a reservation.


Event Sponsor: UW Graduate School in partnership with the UW Alumni Association

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