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Keynote Address & Luncheon, Diversity Week

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Dissent from Hopelessness: Taking a Stand from Wherever You Sit

October 2, 2023 – 12pm

RRR – Margaret Rollins room

Traevena Byrd has served as Vice President, General Counsel and Board Secretary for American University in Washington, DC since 2018. She is a member of the President’s cabinet and chief legal advisor to the university’s executive officers and Board of Trustees. Traevena oversees the provision of legal services for the university, corporate governance, and board operations. She has previously worked as Vice President and General Counsel at Towson University in Maryland; as Title IX coordinator, EEO investigator, adjunct faculty member, and associate general counsel at Ithaca College in New York; and as Director of the Commission on the Status of African Americans for the State of Iowa.

For more information and to register, please click here

SDOH Panel – Conquering Drug and Alcohol Addiction: A Dialogue with Women in Greatest Need

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Join us for a dialogue with potential, current and alumni clients of BreakThru House


RRR 800 Food will be provided

Learn directly from women struggling with drug addiction about challenges they faced when seeking care, during care and after treatment

For more information and to register, please click here.

Research Symposium, Morningside Center for Innovative and Affordable Medicine

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Please join the Morningside Center for Innovative and Affordable Medicine to learn more about current research related to improving medical outcomes using repurposed drugs and nutraceuticals, especially in the area of cancer. This year’s symposium will feature many top physicians and researchers in their field who will share updates on their projects supported by the Morningside Center (clinical and pre-clinical). A networking reception will follow the symposium.

Date: 10/25/2023, 3:00-5:30 pm (Reception to follow)

Location: Winship Cancer Institute, John H. Kauffman Auditorium (Room C5012, 5th Floor)

Please register for the symposium here

For more information, please contact Krista Charen (Krista [dot] Charen [at] emory [dot] edu) or Greeshma Kombara (greeshma [dot] girish [dot] kombara [at] emory [dot] edu), or click here

Diversity of Desserts, Diversity Week Event

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In celebration of National Diversity Week, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will host Diversity of Desserts at Wonderful Wednesdays. 

Join us as we celebrate the diverse richness of the Emory community. Stop by to explore sweet treats from around the world.

October 4, 2023 – 12-2pm

For more information and to register, please click here.

Diversity Week Workshop: Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation

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This interactive session is designed to introduce the Emory University community the historical and foundational framework of the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Initiative. Participants will have the opportunity to understand the implementation process of this framework with their respective diversity, equity, and inclusion activities.

October 3, 2023 – 11am

Goizueta Business School, Room 500 (East Wing)

For more information and to register, please click here.

Dispatches from the AIDS Pandemic — Discussion and Book Signing

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Twenty-five years ago this month Dr. James W (Jim) Curran – Emeritus Dean of the Rollins School of Public Health and founding PI of the Emory Center for AIDS Research – green lighted, and funded!, the formation of the Vaccine Dinner Club.  The rest, as they say, is history.

Before that signal event though, while he was still at the CDC, Dr. Curran led the initial investigation of the disease later known as AIDS.   You may be familiar with the Hollywood story of that investigation, and what came after it, from the book / movie “And the Band Played On.”    

It was a good book and an engaging movie but those of us who lived those events in real time have spent the ensuing decades asking Dr. Curran and the other front-line insiders to write a book that tells the story from THEIR perspective.   And they finally have.  Yay!

So please authors Kevin M. DeCock, Harold W. Jaffe, and Jim Curran for a discussion and book signing of “Dispatches from the AIDS Pandemic: A Public Health Story,” —  their unique firsthand account of the CDC’s early response to AIDS.

Drawing in part on interviews from the CDC’s AIDS oral history project, the book traces the evolution of AIDS from newly recognized disease to pandemic.

Tuesday, September 25 

4pm: Discussion and Q&A

5pm: Book Signing

Margaret H. Rollins Room – Randall R Rollins Building

Register to attend at


The Hatchery Skills Builder Workshops

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The Anatomy of Experience
When: Tuesday, September 26, 5:30-8:30 pm (Dinner included) at The Hatchery
When you attend this workshop, you will:  

  • Gain understanding of why leading with experience-design benefits long-term growth. 
  • Learn to apply experience-based theory to business.
  • Take away a practical toolkit for use. 

Learn the art of experience from Robyn Duda, an award-winning event strategist, experience designer, and thought leader who has created customer and employee-centric strategies for Coca-Cola, Spotify, Visa, and IBM. 

Click here to register!

Resilience for Innovators with Brendan Ozawa-de Silva

When: Wednesday, October 4, 5:30-8:30 pm (Dinner included) at The Hatchery
Develop the resilience you need to persevere in your innovative work

When you attend this workshop, you will:

  • Participate in an experiential introduction to the neurophysiology of resilience
  • Learn how to incorporate practical body-based tools for resilience and well-being into your everyday life and work
  • Creatively explore the potential of innovation to contribute to interpersonal, social, and cultural resilience

Brendan Ozawa-de Silva, PhD, is an Associate Teaching Professor at the Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics at Emory. His research focuses on the scientific study of compassion, empathy and other prosocial emotions and their cultivation in educational, carceral, and other settings.

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PhD Application Bootcamp 2023

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Hosted by the Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health and Environmental Sciences PhD program.

Applying to graduate school can be equal parts exciting and stressful. Our goal with a PhD application bootcamp is to take some of the mystery and anxiety out of the process, so that students can focus on developing their strongest graduate application.

The PhD Application Bootcamp is designed to help students complete each part of the application process, starting with deciding which PhD program is right for them, assisting with development of their personal statement and resume, as well as fine-tuning their interview skills. Students will also explore the expectations of a PhD and consider the diversity of career options for PhD graduates.

Session I: Is a PhD right for me? When: September 20; 6:00p Where: Virtual (Zoom)

Session II: Navigating a PhD When: October 12; 6:00p Where: Virtual (Zoom)

Session III: Writing your personal statement, resume, letters of recommendation
When: October 26, 6:00p Where: In-Person (TBD)

Session IV: Broadening the career path in PhD training
When: November 16; 6:00p
Where: Virtual (Zoom)

Session V: Next steps, whether you received an interview, or not When: January 10; 6:00p
Where: Virtual (Zoom) *Opportunity to schedule a mock interview with Dr. Caudle

Session VI: Deciding on a program When: March 13; 6:00p
Where: Virtual (Zoom)

To register for the workshop, please email Dr. Mike Caudle (wcaudle@emory .edu)

Maternal and Child Health Policy Workshop

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September 22nd, 2023 10:30am – 5:00pm

Presented by HMHBGA and Georgia Watch

Georgia Watch and HMHBGA are partnering to provide this all day workshop to students with an academic focus on maternal and child health in Georgia. We hope to empower students to be more engaged with policy solutions to solve the ongoing maternal mortality crisis in the state. We aim to bring students from different backgrounds together with community organizations and policy experts to address maternal and child health disparities.

This event is informed by Georgia Watch’s Civic Advocacy Training and HMHBGA Maternal and Infant health expertise. We are thrilled to partner with Morehouse School of Medicine – Center for Maternal Health Equity and Emory Rollins School of Public Health – Maternal and Child Health Center of Excellence to bring this to students in our state.

For more information — including a detailed itinerary — and to register, please click here.

Fellowship with Fellows

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Hear from Health and Policy Management Alumni about their journey to kick starting their Public Health Careers with Fellowships

Interested in becoming a C-Suite level Healthcare Executive?

An Administrative Fellowship is the perfect way to start.

Attend this Virtual Lunch and Learn to hear from recent Emory Alumni about their path to becoming the next generation’s top healthcare leaders. Hear from current Administrative Fellows and Healthcare Consultants on how to land a fellowship, leverage your MPH degree, and harness relationships to be successful in this lucrative industry.

Alumni Panelists

  • Dana Harvey: Administrative Fellow | UPMC Health Services Division |Health Policy Management, 2022|
  • Phyllis Elliott: Administrative Fellow | Atrium Health WakeForest Baptist | Health Policy Management, 2022
  • Tumi Akin-Sodipo: Administrative Fellow | Massachusetts General Hospital | Health Policy Management, 2022
  • Marcus Strickland: Administrative Fellow | Duke University Health System | Health Policy Management, 2022

Date: Thursday, August 31st Time: 12 Noon
Location: Virtual

For more information and to register, click here.

Upcoming Events

  • EGDRC 2024 Distinguished Lecture June 20, 2024 at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Guest Lecture Event Type: Guest LectureSpeaker: V. Mohan, MD, PhD, DSc, FRCP, FACE, FACP, FNA, FRSEContact Name: Wendy GillContact Email: wggill@emory.eduRoom Location: CNR_8030 Lawrence P. &Ann Estes Klamon roomLink: us at the EGDRC 2024 Distinguished Lecture on June 20th to commemorate two decades of Emory-MDRF research and honor this year’s Kelly West awardee, Dr. V. Mohan,…
  • The Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID) July 15, 2024 – July 31, 2024 Conference / Symposium Event Type: Conference / SymposiumSeries: The Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID)Speaker: Leaders in the FieldContact Name: Pia ValerianoContact Email: pvaleri@emory.eduLink: Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID) is designed to introduce infectious disease researchers to modern methods of statistical analysis and mathematical modeling.
  • The Second Annual RSPH Staff and Post-Doctoral Ice Cream Social August 14, 2024 at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Networking and Special Event Event Type: Networking,Special EventContact Name: Staff CouncilContact Email: rsphstaffcouncil@emory.eduRoom Location: RRR_Terrace 2nd FloorRSPH staff and post-docs are invited to join us for ice cream and delightful conversation. This event is hosted by the RSPH Staff Council.

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