Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 8:00 am - Friday, April 18, 2014 - 2:00 pm. University of Washington Medicine, South Lake Union Campus

The University of Washington and the Group Health Cooperative Research Institute present: Latino Health Research, Practice, and Policy: Identifying our Strengths and Growing our Collaborations, the first-ever Latino Health Conference for the WWAMI region (WA, WY, AK, MT, and ID). Plenary topics include: behavioral & mental health, health policy, and chronic diseases.

As Latino communities in the WWAMI region continue to grow, so does the need for high-quality, community-engaged health research. Please join us in Seattle for a unique opportunity to connect with community leaders, researchers, health care providers, and policymakers who want to promote healthier Latino communities in our region by generating and implementing scientific discoveries.  We will exchange ideas, create professional networking opportunities, and develop new research collaborations focused on chronic disease, behavioral health, and health policy issues.

We hope to see you there!  Register online, or visit http://www.grouphealthresearch.org/news-and-events/events/latino-health.html for more information.

Leo Morales, MD, PhD
Associate Investigator, Group Health Research Institute
Associate Professor, Health Services, University of Washington

Gino Aisenberg, PhD
Associate Dean, The Graduate School, Community Partnerships and Diversity
Associate Professor, School of Social Work, University of Washington

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Health Science Building, Room T-637

The Search Committee for the next Chair and Professor, Department of Global Health presents: Steffanie Strathdee, PhD, Associate Dean of Global Health Sciences; Professor, Department of Medicine University of California, San Diego on “Reflections on Global Health in the 21st Century.” For more information, contact Ashlee Harty, hartya@uw.edu.

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. South Campus Center

Robert Newman, MD, MPH, is the 2014 School of Public Health Distinguished Alumnus. Dr. Newman earned his MPH in the International Health Program of the Department of Health Services in 1998 and rapidly emerged as a leader in global health.

Immediately after earning his MPH, Dr. Newman took on a leadership role with Health Alliance International in Mozambique. He then spent nine years as an officer in the US Public Health Service, serving as chief of several units as part of the Malaria Branch of the Centers for Disease Control. His work at the CDC included leading the President’s Malaria Initiative, working to control malaria in 15 countries. In 2009, Dr. Newman resigned from the US Public Health Service to become Director of the World Health Organization’s Global Malaria Programme in Geneva, where he has provided global leadership in the fight against malaria. Beginning in February 2014, Dr. Newman has assumed a new role as Managing Director of Policy and Performance with the GAVI Alliance in Geneva, dedicated to saving children’s lives and protecting people’s health by increasing access to immunization in poor countries.

Dr. Newman has published widely on issues of epidemiology, immunization, and international disease control efforts and has been a keynote speaker throughout the world. He remains an active Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Global Health and is generous in sharing his perspectives with students and others in the School of Public Health and University of Washington community. We are delighted to honor this outstanding alumnus and look forward to celebrating him on campus this spring.

RSVP online by clicking here or contact Michelle Chambers at chambm2@uw.edu.

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. HUB 145

The Jackson School of International Studies, Departments of Global Health, Anthropology, Geography present: "Climate Change, Global Health and Social Advocacy: Connecting Dots and Jumping Scale" featuring Patrick Bond, Development Studies, University of Kwazulu-Natal. See the attched flier for a full symposium schedule. For more information: Matt Sparke at sparke@uw.edu, or Celia Lowe at lowe@uw.edu.

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Allen Library, Petersen Room (fourth floor)

The University of Washington presents: "Climate Change, Global Health, and the Inequalities of Risk: Crossing Borders and Diciplines to Re-map Vulnerability and Resilience." Topics include Epistemologies of Climate Risk; Producing Vulnerability across Scales; Times of Global Environmental Change; and Putting it all Together: Engaging Risk. This event includes over 20 speakers from a variety of disciplines. See attached flier for the full schedule of speakers. Note the keynote with Patrick Bond from University of Kwazulu-Natal is Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. For more information: Matt Sparke at sparke@uw.edu, or Celia Lowe at lowe@uw.edu.

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm. Health Sciences Building, F-257

The University of Washington School of Public Health is pleased to announce Dr. Robert Newman as the 2014 SPH Distinguished Alumnus. Dr. Newman earned his MPH in the International Health Program of the Department of Epidemiology in 1998 and rapidly emerged as a leader in global health.

Immediately after earning his MPH, Dr. Newman took on a leadership role with Health Alliance International in Mozambique. He then spent nine years as an officer in the US Public Health Service, serving as chief of several units as part of the Malaria Branch of the Centers for Disease Control. His work at the CDC included leading the President’s Malaria Initiative, working to control malaria in 15 countries. In 2009, Dr. Newman resigned from the US Public Health Service to become Director of the World Health Organization’s Global Malaria Programme in Geneva, where he has provided global leadership in the fight against malaria. Beginning in February 2014, Dr. Newman has assumed a new role as Managing Director of Policy and Performance with the GAVI Alliance in Geneva, dedicated to saving children’s lives and protecting people’s health by increasing access to immunization in poor countries.

Dr. Newman has published widely on issues of epidemiology, immunization, and international disease control efforts and has been a keynote speaker throughout the world. He remains an active Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Global Health and is generous in sharing his perspectives with students and others in the School of Public Health and University of Washington community. We are delighted to honor this outstanding alumnus and look forward to celebrating him on campus this spring.

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm. Turner Auditorium, Health Sciences Building, Room D-209

Department of Global Health students present: "Neocolonialism" featuring Kshama Sawant, PhD, Seattle City Council Member. This seminar happens every Friday of Spring quarter at 12:30 p.m. This quarter’s presentations will bring Global Health MPH faculty, researchers from various UW departments, and visiting activists and scholars who will introduce their interdisciplinary, global perspectives and expertise on various topics related to Neocolonialism. The seminar is intended to be participatory, contentious, interactive, raucous, and controversial; in other words, a good learning environment to stimulate critical thinking.  Please join us!

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. South Campus Center (SOCC), Crow's Nest.

Role Tensions Workshop: Self-Care and Reflection for HealthCare Professionals. Participate in this interactive workshop with Dr. Josephine Ensign, Associate Professor, Psychosocial & Community Health and Dr. Tom McNalley, Attending Physician, Rehabilitation Medicine. 

 For more information, contact Kaelyn Caldwell, caldweka@uw.edu 

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 9:30 am - 11:30 am. Seattle Children’s Roosevelt Commons Admin Building, Rm 4040 A/B (4300 Roosevelt Way)

Pacfic Northwest Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE) presents: "Infographics and Visual Information" featuring Amy Balliett, Co-owner of Seattle-based Killer Infographics. Discover how infographics, motion graphics and interactive infographics can help you reach your target audience, communicate your message, get results, save lives and make the world a better place. Register at www.pnwsophe.org. Registration: Students: $15, Members: $25, Non-members: $35. Fee includes 2 M/CHES credits. For more information: Taryn Oestreich, 425.286.4948.

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm. Turner Auditorium, Health Sciences Building, Room D-209

Department of Global Health students present: "To Hell with Good Intentions" featuring the Global Health MPH Student Committee. This seminar happens every Friday of Spring quarter at 12:30 p.m. This quarter’s presentations will bring Global Health MPH faculty, researchers from various UW departments, and visiting activists and scholars who will introduce their interdisciplinary, global perspectives and expertise on various topics related to Neocolonialism. The seminar is intended to be participatory, contentious, interactive, raucous, and controversial; in other words, a good learning environment to stimulate critical thinking. Please join us!

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, first floor, to right of elevators, Room G1-006

University of Washington and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance present: Stephen Gloyd, MD, MPH on "Global Health Systems and Chronic Disease Management.” Gloyd is a family practice physician, and University of Washington faculty member; He is Associate Chair for Education and Curriculum in the Department of Global Health, and he has worked for over 30 years in Africa, Latin America, and Asia as a clinician, manager, researcher, teacher, and policy advocate. His work has focused on strengthening Primary Health Care and using health systems research to improve care. Boxed lunch available. Note: The Q&A will be followed by Bernhard H Weigl, PhD on "Cancer diagnostics for low resource settings” at 12:30 p.m. For more information: Jchase1@seattlecca.org.

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, first floor, to right of elevators, Room G1-006

University of Washington and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance present: Bernhard H Weigl, PhD  on "Cancer diagnostics for low resource settings.” Weigl is a Senior Technology Officer at PATH, and Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington Department Of Bioengineering. Dr. Weigl received his M.Sc and Ph.D. from Karl-Franzens-University Graz and has completed post-doctoral studies at the University of Southampton and the University of Washington. He has authored more than 100 scientific papers and is an inventor on over 80 US patents and patent applications. Boxed lunch available. Note: This lecture is preceded by Stephen Gloyd, MD, MPH on “Global health systems and chronic disease management” at 12:00 p.m. For more information: Jchase1@seattlecca.org.

Friday, May 2, 2014 - 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm. Turner Auditorium, Health Sciences Building, Room D-209

Department of Global Health students present: "Human Trafficking" featuring Norma Timbang, MSW, Lecturer, UW School of Social Work. This seminar happens every Friday of Spring quarter at 12:30 p.m. This quarter’s presentations will bring Global Health MPH faculty, researchers from various UW departments, and visiting activists and scholars who will introduce their interdisciplinary, global perspectives and expertise on various topics related to Neocolonialism. The seminar is intended to be participatory, contentious, interactive, raucous, and controversial; in other words, a good learning environment to stimulate critical thinking.  Please join us!

Monday, May 5, 2014 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Foege Auditorium, Room S-060, (Foege Building South/Genome Sciences), 3720 15th Ave. N.E.

Washington Global Health Alliance presents: "The Gun Violence Morass: Science Can Get Us out of It" featuring Mark Rosenberg, MD, MPP, President and CEO of the Task Force for Global Health. Lecture at 4:00 p.m., followed by a networking reception at 5:00 p.m. For more information: ghrc@uw.edu.
Dr. Rosenberg has broad experience in medicine and public health, ranging from infectious diseases, to injuries, and mental health. Before joining The Task Force in 1999, Dr. Rosenberg served 20 years with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including early work in smallpox eradication, enteric diseases, and HIV/AIDS. He was instrumental in establishing CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) and became the first permanent director in 1994, serving as director and Assistant Surgeon General until 1999. He has worked with President Oscar Arias of Costa Rica to organize a coalition to address road traffic injuries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
Dr. Rosenberg has done research and consulted widely on effective collaboration in global health and is the lead author of the book Real Collaboration: What Global Health Needs to Succeed (2010). Dr. Rosenberg is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), where he served 7 years on the Board on Global Health and co-chaired the Forum on Global Violence Prevention. He was co-editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion. He serves on the faculty of Emory University School of Medicine, the Rollins School of Public Health, and Morehouse School of Medicine.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. South Campus Center, Room 303

UW Centers for Comparative and Health Systems Effectiveness (CHASE) Alliance present: "Recent Health Care Reform In China: The Role of Government” feautring Professor Emeritus Teh-Wei Hu, PhD, University of California, Berkeley. He will discuss the challenges of implementing the 2009 health care reforms. For more information: Sean D. Sullivan, sdsull@uw.edu.