Category Archives: News/Events

Public Health, Medicine, and Poverty Webinar, 12/10

Category : News/Events

Description 

This event is sponsored by the Boston University School of Public Health. Poverty poses a serious threat to the health of the public, as those living in poverty are less likely to be able to access the conditions that promote health. These authors will discuss the intersections of health, medicine, and poverty, and how addressing the social factors that create health can lead to greater health for all.

Speakers include: 

  • Soni Gupta, Director of Neighborhoods and Housing, The Boston Foundation
  • Jamila Michener, Assistant Professor, Cornell University
  • Herminia Palacio, President and CEO, Guttmacher Institute
  • Michael Stein, Professor, Boston University School of Public Health

Moderator

  • Natalia Linos, Executive Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University

 

How to Join 

  • This webinar will take place on Thursday, December 10, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
  • Click here to register for the Zoom webinar! 

COVID-19 Journal Club Trivia Night, 12/14

Category : News/Events

Description

Please join the COVID-19 Journal club for their next meeting, which will be a Zoom trivia night on Monday, December 14th at 5:00PM

 

How to Join 

Click here to join this Zoom event on 12/14 at 5:00PM!

 


Public Health + Community Networks, 12/8

Category : News/Events

Description 

Addressing social determinants of health through community strengthening efforts is gaining traction as we embrace a more holistic view of health. With this shift comes the challenge of community coordination. The team at the Center for Public Partnerships and Research (CPPR) at the University of Kansas has been able to strengthen community networks and ultimately improve health outcomes by crafting a community care referral system. Their tool, IRIS, equally weighs people, technology, and research, differentiating it as a sustainable offering to facilitate these cross-sector referrals. Are human-centric solutions like these the future of public health?

Join us in learning from Dr. Teri Garstka, Associate Director of the Center for Public Partnerships & Research (CPPR) at the University of Kansas. This conversation will be facilitated by Isabelle Swiderski, MA, MBA of Seven25.

 

About the PH+ Series:

Public health touches nearly every aspect of our world, as is becoming clearer every day. This series of conversations was conceived to examine the space where public health intersects with other disciplines. Our goal is to highlight those at this intersection, discuss their work and broaden our thinking. This series is led by the Career Development Committee of the Rollins School of Public Health Alumni Association Board.

 

Meeting Information 

  • Tuesday, December 8th, 12:00 – 1:30PM (EST)
  • Click here to register for this event, Zoom link will be provided upon registration

 


Society for Public Health in Medicine Meeting, 11/18

Category : News/Events

Description

Come join the Society for Public Health in Medicine for their first meeting as a new student organization! 

The SPHM rises to meet the growing need for peer support and faculty guidance as current MPH students look to continue their academic journey in MD and DO programs. We aim to organize and support students’ career goals by providing connections with clinical mentors and opportunities, resource banks, peer review of application materials, writing assistance, and peer support groups. 

Meeting Information 

  • Date/time: November 18th at 12PM
  • Click here to join the meeting on Zoom!

 


APHA COVID-19 Conversations Series, 11/18

Category : News/Events

Description 

Brought to you by the American Public Health Association and the National Academy of Medicine, the COVID-19 Conversations webinar series is exploring the state of the science surrounding the current outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States and globally, with a focus on the emerging evidence on how to best mitigate its impact. Hear from trusted experts in such fields as public health, infectious disease, risk communication, and crisis standards of care.

The 15th COVID-19 Conversations webinar will discuss the path to a COVID-19 vaccine, including steps forward in development, approval and allocation.

The webinar’s panel of expert speakers:

  • Peggy Hamburg (Moderator) —Former FDA commissioner
  • James Hildreth, PhD, MD — President and CEO, Meharry Medical College
  • Larry Corey, MD — President and Director Emeritus, Fred Hutch
  • Marion Gruber, PhD — Director, Office of Vaccine Research and Review, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Jay Butler, MD — Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Webinar Information 

  • November 18, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM EST
  • Click here to register!

 


COVID-19 & the Federal Budget Panel Discussion, 11/11

Category : News/Events

Description 

The COVID-19 pandemic has focused attention on the nation’s health care system. Much of that attention has understandably been devoted to strategies for combating the virus, which has infected millions of Americans and caused hundreds of thousands of deaths, devastated the economy, and contributed to a ballooning federal debt. Controlling the virus is a public health issue but also an essential element of any plan to revive the economy and stabilize the budget.

Looking forward, the focus of attention will inevitably shift back to longer-term health care issues such as coverage, quality and costs that pre-existed the pandemic. How should policymakers address these issues and how, if at all, has the pandemic affected the policy options?

Please join this panel of experts including Robert Bixby, Executive Director of the non-partisan Concord Coalition, Dr. Kenneth Thorpe, Professor and Chair of the Health Policy and Management Department at Emory University and Dr. Jodie Guest, Professor and Vice Chair of the Epidemiology Department at Emory University.

 

How to Join 

  • The panel will occur on Wednesday, November 11 at 12:05 pm via Zoom
  • Check your Outlook inbox the Zoom meeting information 

 


EGHI Student Programs Information Session, 11/4

Category : News/Events

Description 

The Emory Global Health Institute (EGHI) helps Emory University and its global partners bring health issues into focus and improve health around the world. Learn about our approach, our emphasis on vulnerable populations living in low-and-middle-income countries, our robust breadth of programs, research, and scholarship opportunities, and how you can be a catalyst for global change.

If you are interested in learning more about EGHI and the variety of opportunities they have for Rollins students every year, attend their Student Program Information Session on Wednesday, November 4th, 12:00-1:00PM

 

How to Join

Click here to access the zoom meeting (Passcode: 244421) for the information session! 

 


The Cost of Beauty: Characterizing Inhalation Risks and Respiratory Effects of Aerosolized Cosmetic Exposures, 11/9

Category : News/Events

Description 

Join the Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health for the first seminar in the new series, Our Voices: Diversity in Environmental Health Sciences. Dr. Christa Wright, Assistant Professor at Georgia State University’s School of Public Health will be giving a talk titled, “The Cost of Beauty: Characterizing Inhalation Risks and Respiratory Effects of Aerosolized Cosmetic Exposures”.

See the flyer below for additional details!

How to Join

Click here to join the seminar on Monday, November 9; 12:00-1:00pm. 

 


Updates on Evaluation Kit

Category : News/Events

Description 

RSPH is looking forward to utilizing our new course evaluation tool, Evaluation Kit (Ekit), this semester. Remember, course evaluations will open for students from  8:00 am on Friday, November 6th until Sunday, November 22nd at 11:59pm. 

Click here to learn more about Ekit, and check out the “Frequently Asked Questions” section to prepare for upcoming course evaluations and make sure you complete them for all of your Fall 2020 courses!

 


Rollins Takes Action Part X, 11/10

Category : News/Events

Description

Join us for the next installment of the Rollins Takes Action Series, which will discuss Research and Practice of Public Health in Rural Communities. This webinar will include a panel with Professors Kelli Komro and Viola Vaccarino, moderated by Professor Micelle Kegler!

 

Event Details 

  • November 10, 12:00 – 1:00PM
  • Check your Outlook email for the link to register and submit questions in advance!