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Virtual Vaccine Dinner Club, 10/7

Category : News/Events


Topic for the October 2020 Vaccine Dinner Club (VDC):

SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines Part II: Distribution Challenges

Think ahead for a minute to a halcyon future in which one or more pharma companies have reached the finish line in developing their SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. Their Phase III human trials are complete, their data have been parsed, their regulatory approvals have been secured, and enough glass vials and syringe needles to fill Shea Stadium (to REBUILD Shea Stadium) are in the process of being churned out.

So NOW what?  Given that there is no way in the world that there will be enough vaccine to go around right at first:

  • Who decides what countries should get the first shipments of vaccine?
  • How is it decided what people in recipient countries should be on the short list for first dibs at a dose?
  • What is it going to take to purchase, distribute, and deliver vast amounts of the vaccine to every remote spot on the planet it is needed?  and
  • What is it going to take to keep all those individual doses viable until they are needed?*

Speakers Include:

  • William H. Foege, MD, MPH
  • Capt. Janell Routh, MD, MHS


Event Details 

  • Wednesday October 7, 5:20PM – 7:00PM via Zoom
  • Advance registration is required in order to participate, click here to register for the October 7th meeting 
  • To learn more about the VDC, click here




Health Equity: The Urgency of Removing Barriers, 9/24

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This session, the fourth in the Health Equity: The Urgency of Now series, continues the conversation with Dr. Camara Jones in June where she defined the various levels of racism and how racism and institutional bias impede health equity. During this session, Dr. Jones will discuss the barriers to achieving health equity and ways to overcome them.

See the flyer below for more information about the event, and click here to watch a TEDxEmory talk Dr. Camara Jones gave on Allegories of Race and Racism in 2014!


Webinar Information

  • Date: September 24th
  • Time: 10:00AM – 12:00PM EST
  • Click here to register!


About the Speakers 

Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD

  • Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones is a family physician and epidemiologist whose work focuses on naming, measuring, and addressing the impacts of racism on the health and well-being of the nation. She is a Past President of the American Public Health Association and was the 2019-2020 Evelyn Green Davis Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. She has taught at the Harvard School of Public Health, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Rollins School of Public Health and served as a medical officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Her allegories on “race” and racism illuminate topics that are otherwise difficult for many Americans to understand or discuss. Recognizing that racism saps the strength of the whole society through the waste of human resources, she aims to mobilize and engage all Americans in a National Campaign Against Racism.

Brittany Evans, MHA

  • Brittany Prince Evans received a BS from the University of South Carolina in Public Health and a Master of Health Administration from Clayton State University. Brittany is currently enrolled at Georgia Southern University pursing a Doctorate in Public Health. Brittany is the Assistant Director at Emory University Urban Health Initiative and an Engagement Manager for Georgia Memory Net. She is the CEO and Founder of a non-profit, WellStart Initiatives. She also serves as the Vice President of DeKalb’s Men’s Health Task Force and Chapter Operations Director of Healthcare Businesswomen Association of Atlanta. Brittany is a certified Health Coach and Personal Trainer. Her hobbies include hiking and reading. Her life’s motto is “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”


CDC Presidential Management Fellowship Info Session, 9/28

Category : News/Events


Join virtually on Monday, September 28th from 12:00 – 1:30PM for an information session about what it means to be a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) at the CDC, hosted by the Office of Career Development.

In this session CDC PMF program manager, Dawn Arlotta, will discuss what the fellowship is like at the CDC, answer frequently asked questions about the application process, and describe next steps if you are selected as a finalist. 


About PMF

The PMF Program is a highly selective, prestigious two-year training and leadership development program that is administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The PMF Program was established by Executive Order in 1977 by President Jimmy Carter, to attract outstanding citizen-scholars from a variety of academic disciplines and career paths who have an interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs. It is the federal government’s premiere pipeline for moving advanced degree graduates into government leadership positions.


How to Join 

Click here to register for the information session on Handshake! 



REDI to Register, 9/14

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The Rollins Election Day Initiative (REDI) is holding their first information session for students about how to register to vote in Georgia on Monday, September 14th at 12:15pm


How to Join 

Click here to register for the Sept 14th webinar! 


Get Involved with REDI

Click here to learn more about REDI and different ways to be civically engage leading up to the Rollins Day-ON, on November 3rd!


COVID-19: State of the Science Webinar, 9/15

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The seminar, sponsored by the Boston University School of Public Health, will bring together experts to discuss the causes and consequences of this global pandemic, exploring what we know now, and what we still need to learn.

Speakers include: 

  • Hallie Prescott, Associate Professor, University of Michigan
  • Gabriel Leung, Dean of Medicine, University of Hong Kong
  • Gabriela Gomes, Professor, University of Strathclyde Glasgow
  • Caitlin Rivers, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

This event will be moderated by David Hamer, Professor of Global Health and Medicine, Boston University. Click here to read more about each of the speakers! 


Webinar Information

  • Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020
  • Time: 9–10:30 a.m
  • Register: Click here to register! 



Doers Wanted – We Have Enough Critics Seminar, 9/15

Category : News/Events

Join the Department of Environmental Health this week for a special seminar by Dr. Enrique Schisterman! 

Seminar Description 

Dr. Schisterman is a Senior Investigator and Branch Chief of the Intramural Epidemiology Branch at NICHD and the Editor in Chief of the American Jornal of Epidemiology. He earned both his master’s degree in Statistics and his doctorate degree in Epidemiology from the State University of New York, Buffalo. Overall, his research focuses on the development of new methodologies motivated by environmental health data, and etiologically, he is interested in the evaluation of low-cost interventions to improve reproductive health.

Event Information

  • Tuesday, September 15 at 12:30 p.m
  • Check your Outlook inbox for the Zoom meeting information! 


CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellowship Program Webinar, 9/9

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Join the Society for Epidemiologic Research for this overview of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Applied Epidemiology Fellowship Program.

CSTE, in collaboration with CDC, the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, and the Health Resources and Services Administration, established the Applied Epidemiology Fellowship to train recent graduates in the expanding field of applied epidemiology. The goal: provide a high quality training experience and to secure long-term career placement for Fellows at the state or local level. Participating fellows receive two years of on-the-job training at a state or local health agency under the guidance of an experienced mentor.

The webinar, sponsored by the Society for Epidemiologic Research Membership and Nominations Committee, will feature Amanda Masters, MPH, CSTE deputy director of governance, strategy and support, and Robert C. Orellana, PhD, MPH, Senior Epidemiologist, CDC Foundation, and an SER member since 2007.


Webinar Details

  • Date and Time: Wednesday, September 9th, 12 – 1pm


How to Join

  • Click here to learn more and register for the webinar.

Rollins Takes Action: Race, Racism & Health Webinar, 9/11

Category : News/Events

Event Description

Join us for the next installment of Rollins Takes Action 2020 on September 11th, 12:00 – 1:00pm EST to hear panelists from the Department of Epidemiology discuss Race, Racism and Health. 

See the attached flyer for more details!

How to Join

  • Click here to register for this webinar!
  • To submit questions for the panelists in advance, click here. 


RSPH Fall 2020 Public Health Virtual Career Fair, 9/11

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The need for diverse, well-trained public health practitioners has never been greater. In our commitment to ensuring the availability of opportunities for our students, the RSPH Office of Career Development is excited to announce our Fall Virtual Career Fair.

A highly interactive experience, this fair facilitates interactions between employers and students through a variety of virtual modalities including voice calls and video chat rooms. In addition, employers are able to virtually screen candidates, receive electronic resumes, host walk-in hours and set one-on-one appointment times. The Career Development team will also be available to address any of your last-minute questions or concerns.


Event Details 

Friday, September 11th, 12:00 – 6:00pm EST


How to Join 

Click here to register and read tips about preparing for the virtual career fair on Handshake! 


Center for Global Safe Wash Open House, 9/8

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Please join our faculty, staff and partners to learn more about The Center for Global Safe WASH (CGSW)!

Presentations will include an overview of the CGSW, current faculty research projects, the WASH certificate program and upcoming GFE opportunities! You will also have an opportunity to virtually visit with our partner agencies in separate break-out rooms after the presentations.


About CGSW

The Center for Global Safe Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (CGSW) conducts applied research, evaluation, and training to promote global health equity through universal access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions for the world’s most vulnerable populations.


Event Details 

  • Date: Tuesday September 8th, 2020
  • Time: 4 – 5:30PM


How to Attend

  • Click here to find the meeting information on the RSPH calendar of events.