Category Archives: News/Events

Infectious Disease Career Panel, 3/30

Category : News/Events

Description 

The Infectious Disease Across Scale Training Program (IDASTP) is hosting a career panel following the IDAS Symposium.This new event will follow the IDAS Symposium scheduled on the same day (see link below for IDAS Symposium details).  Both IDAS Symposium keynotes speakers, Vincent Bond from Morehouse School of Medicine and Erin Mordecai from Stanford University, will join IDASTP Trainee Elizabeth Sajewski and IDASTP Award of Distinction awardee Sandra Mendiola for a one hour question and answer session designed for undergraduate and graduate students.  Jacobus de Roode IDASTP Director will moderate the panel as we explore the career pathway in the field of infectious disease across scales approach.  

 

Event Information

  • Date/Time: March 30th, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Click here to register for the panel!

 


ECDS Spring Workshop Series

Category : News/Events

Description 

Registration is now open for the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship’s Spring 2021 workshop series! We are excited to continue offering these virtual training sessions. Take an hour each week and join us to learn some new skills around working with data, code, and digital content! This semester’s topics are listed in the flyer below.

Each workshop will be Wednesdays from 1-2pm on Zoom. We are recording these sessions and will make them available afterwards to Emory affiliates through our ECDS Workshops Canvas site. Everyone who RSVPs will be added to the site.

 

How to Register 

For course descriptions and to RSVP, visit the ECDS calendar (the Zoom link will be sent to those who RSVP). 

For any questions about the workshops or access to the Canvas site, email ecds [at] emory [dot] edu.

 


Racial Disparities at Every Stage of COVID-19, Webinar Recording

Category : News/Events

Overview

This is a 90-minute recording of a webinar held on February 8, 2021.

This webinar discussed how the existing racial disparities and health inequities in our country have amplified the effects of COVID-19. From infection rates, hospitalizations, and deaths, communities of color have been impacted by COVID-19 at higher rates. Now, after more than a year since the world woke to a spreading viral pandemic, an effective COVID-19 vaccine offers protection and a promise of normal life. But a final-step challenge persists – getting the vaccine into the arms of people who need it most. Please join us for a presentation and conversation with Taison Bell, MD and moderated by Sam Fulwood, PhD.

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss how communities of color are more vulnerable to the COVID-19 infection
  • Identify reasons Black and Brown people are reluctant to embrace the vaccine
  • Discuss how minority community leaders, especially in the medical profession, are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination efforts
  • Discuss how social determinants of health and systemic racism have led to worse outcomes for COVID-19

 

How to Watch

Click here to access the recording of this webinar!


Behind the Manuscript, 2/23

Category : News/Events

Description

Join us on Tuesday, February 23rd at 12:05PM for a discussion with EPI faculty, Dr. Tené Lewis, about her manuscript: Race/Ethnicity, Cumulative Midlife Loss, and Carotid Atherosclerosis in Middle-Aged Women.  Link to manuscript here.

Check your Outlook inbox for the zoom meeting information! 

 


Legal Epidemiology Training, 2/23

Category : News/Events

Description 

Join the Emory CFAR Prevention Science Core to learn about legal epidemiology & the CDC Public Health Law Program. This session is part of the Core’s ‘Next Generation Methods’ Seminar Series. This is a training on using legal epidemiology methods to study how laws impact health. 

For additional information please contact Megan Fields, CFAR PSC Program Manager megan [dot] fields [at] emory [dot] edu

 

Event Information 

  • Date/Time: February 23, 2021 12:00 – 1:00PM
  • Click here to register in advance! 

 


Racism, Bias, and Other Determinants of Health: Issues and Actions, 3/1

Category : News/Events

Description 

This webinar is sponsored by Emory University and the Region IV Public Health Training Center. During this webinar we will discuss racism and social determinants of health, and the role bias plays in healthcare decision making as well as its impact on adverse health outcomes. We will discuss how our backgrounds inform our perspectives and how we relate to colleagues and patients. We will also explore strategies that students and physicians can employ to mitigate bias. 

By the end of the session, learners will be able to:

  • Describe social determinants of health
  • Describe the role of bias in medical decision making & impact on adverse health outcomes
  • Connect addressing bias to provision of equitable high-quality care
  • Recognize how our backgrounds inform our perspectives and how we relate to colleagues & patients
  • Explore strategies that students and physicians can employ to mitigate bias

 

How to Join 

  • This is a live webinar scheduled for Monday, March 1, 2021 from 12pm-1:30pm 
  • Click here to register for the webinar! 

ILE Information Session, 2/16

Category : APE/ILE News/Events

Description 

Join the Department of Epidemiology for the ILE information session on February 16th at 12:05PM to hear more about the requirements for the ILE and how to decide whether a thesis or capstone is the right choice for you!

See your Outlook inbox or the EPI Department calendar for the zoom meeting information! 

 


First Machine Learning Book Club Meeting, 2/19

Category : News/Events

Description 

Join Dr. Ashley Naimi starting this Friday, February 19th at 10:50am to 12:00pm for the first Machine Learning Book Club meeting! 

The book club will meet every other Friday at 10:50am. We will be studying The Hundred Page Machine Learning Book, available (free) here. This club will be introductory: no experience with machine learning is necessary. A basic understanding of regression will help. 

 

How to Join

Email Dr. Naimi (ashley [dot] naimi [at] emory [dot] edu) in advance to obtain the Zoom meeting information! 


Spring Career Fair, 2/26

Category : News/Events

Description

The Office of Career Development hosts two annual Career Fairs where public health and healthcare organizations network with bright and promising Rollins students and alumni. The event provides an exciting atmosphere to learn of opportunities, hiring practices, desired skill sets, and future needs.

We are excited to offer our Spring Career Fair in a highly interactive, virtual format. 

Join us on Friday, February 26th from 11 am- 4 pm EST.

 

How to Register 

  • Registration for the career fair opens on February 17th
  • Click here to register for the event on Handshake! 

 


PRISM Thesis Opportunities Meeting, 2/10

Category : News/Events

Description 

Join the PRISM faculty on February 10th at 12PM to hear about thesis opportunities for EPI students interested in HIV and sexual health. 

In order to receive the Zoom meeting information, please RSVP to Susan at sschlue [at] emory [dot] edu by February 9th

See the flyer below for further information!