“Globesity,” bullying and other events at Harvard School of Public Health this week

‘Universal Newborn Hearing Screening – Equal Opportunity and Access for All Families Regardless of Socio-Economic Variables, Race or Ethnicity

Monday, May 2, 2011 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm | FXB G13

Speaker: Christine Yoshinaga-Itano, MS. PhD, Professor of Audiology, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Colorado at Denver, Marion Downs Hearing Center

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Dr. Christine Yoshinaga-Itano has been researching language, speech, and social-emotional development of deaf and hard-of-hearing infants and children for over 30 years. Her talk will focus on the implementation of universal new born hearing screenings in the United States. Open to Harvard community. Lunch provided. For event flyer, click here.

 Universal Newborn Hearing Screening – Equal Opportunity and Access for All Families Regardless of Socio-Economic Variables, Race or Ethnicity

Recasting the Mathematical Theory of Mosquito-borne Disease Transmission
When Mon., May 2, 2011, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Where HSPH Kresge (Bldg. 3), Room 907
Gazette Classification Health Sciences, Lecture
Organization/Sponsor HSPH Infectious Disease Epidemiology Seminar Series
Speaker(s) David L. Smith, professor of biology, associate director for disease ecology, Emerging Pathogens Institute, University of Florida
Contact Info lcoventr@hsph.harvard.edu
Note Open to the public: lunch is provided


Diversity Talks Series:  Bullying As a Public Health Issue

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm | Kresge G3

Speaker: Jarrett Barrios, JD, President, Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)

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Jarrett Barrios served for 9 years in the Massachusetts legislature, and is the first Latino and first openly gay man elected to the state Senate. He is known for his work on marriage equality, anti-bullying education, and creating safe environments for LGBT youth. Talk followed by Q&A session and reception. Free and open to the public. For event flyer, click here.

Organized by HSPH Office for Alumni Affairs, Queer Students Alliance at HSPH, and Office of Diversity.

‘Thursday, May 5, 2011
“Eradicating Globesity: A Health in All Policies Approach”

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Susan Blumenthal, MD, MPA
Former US Assistant Surgeon General and Deputy Asst Secretary for Health
Clinical Professor, Georgetown and Tufts University Schools of Medicine
Director, Health and Medicine Program, Center for the Study of the Presidency
Chair, Global Health Program, Meridian International Center
Senior Medical Advisor, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research
Rear Admiral, USPHS (ret.)

With Remarks by:
Walter Willett, MD, MPH, DrPH
Fredrick John Stare Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition
Chair, Department of Nutrition
Harvard School of Public Health

Welcome and Discussion Moderation by:
Dean Julio Frenk, MD, MPH, PhD

Dean of the Faculty, Harvard School of Public Health
T&G Angelopoulos Professor of Public Health and International Development, Harvard
School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School

Lecture: 4:00 – 5:00 PM, HSPH, Kresge Building, Room G3, 677 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA
Reception to follow: 5:00 – 6:00 PM, HSPH, Kresge Building Atrium.

Dr. Blumenthal has provided distinguished service for several decades as a leading U.S. government health expert and spokesperson for the administration of four U.S. presidents bringing understudied health and science issues to increased public and scientific attention including women’s health, global health, obesity, and disease and violence prevention.

Please note: Space may be limited in the auditorium, it is recommended to arrive early or on time.


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