Join Bolthouse Farms' Cheif Commercial Office, Todd Putman, as he discusses how we can make healthier food choices.
A consumer strategist at heart and advocate for mission-driven organizations and individuals that create value while delivering societal benefit, Todd Putman is the Chief Commercial Officer of Bolthouse Farms, the premiere grower/producer of baby carrots in the U.S. and the #1 super-premium juice brand in the country. His responsibilities at Bolthouse – a wholly owned subsidiary of the Campbell’s Soup Company – include sales, consumer and customer marketing, innovation and R&D.
The mission at Bolthouse Farms is to Inspire the Fresh Revolution, and Todd has dedicated himself to doing just that. He recently served as an architect of a unique partnership between the White House and First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative, the Sesame Workshop, and the Produce Marketing Association created to encourage children to make the choice to eat more fruits and vegetables. Todd now is tasked with bringing that partnership’s “Eat Brighter” campaign to the U.S. marketplace.
The National Rural Health Association's (NRHA) Annual Rural Health Conference is the nation's largest rural health conference, created for all of those with an interest in rural health care, including rural health practitioners, hospital administrators, clinic directors and lay health workers, social workers, state and federal health employees, academics, community members and more.
Phil Potter, University of Michigan (Joint with The Center for the Study of Contemporary China)
Title: Terrorism Challenges in China
Room: ANNS Room 111
"Ebola in 2014-2015 A Perfect Storm"
Wednesday, March 11, 2015; 3 - 4 PM
The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is hosting a special lecture for Postdoctoral Fellows and Students featuring Anthony S. Fauci, MD, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health.
Global Health Day
April 02, 2015
8:00 AM - 11: 45 AM: Poster Judging
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM: Keynote Speaker
Dr. Ian Crozier, Ebola Survivor
The 2015 Hopkins Global Health Day will take place on Thursday, April 02 at the JHSPH Wolfe St. Building as part of a week-long series of global health events (March 30 - April 03). The goal of global health week is to showcase Johns Hopkins students' global health work and sustainability.
The day will feature a keynote speaker, posters, excellence in global health mentorship awards, photography awards, and student presentations.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ian Crozier, Ebola Survivor
Talk Title: TBD
Students who were awarded the GHEFP, GHFRA, or MPH Field Experience Awards in 2014 are required to present posters on Global Health Day.
Students who have worked overseas in the past year are invited to submit posters as well and enter the poster contest!
Please see the poster guidelines and sign up below.
>> Poster Guidelines
>> Sign Up Sheet
Enter this year's global health photography competition! All Hopkins faculty, students, and staff will be eligible. Submissions are due March 16, 2015 to email@example.com.
Learn more about the competition, eligibility, prizes, and submission guidelines.
Questions about Global Health Day?
Contact: Emily Combs | firstname.lastname@example.org | 410.502.9871
Wayne Art Center; HomeGrown Lecture Series:
Dr. Harvey Friedman, BUP Director-
"The Impact of Diamonds
on Health and Culture in Botswana...
and the Global Ramifications"
Weds. March 4th, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Wayne Art Center (map)
413 Maplewood Ave
Wayne, PA 19087
Phone: (610) 688- 3553
Tickets are $20 at the door, or reserve in advance here.
Dr. Friedman will discuss with the HomeGrown audience his role as director of the Botswana-UPenn Partnership that began in 2001 at the invitation of Merck Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Government of Botswana. Dr. Friedman will talk about the threat of global disease as one of the consequences of living in our increasingly well-traveled world. He will explain how the resources of a unique partnership are transforming medicine in Africa and impacting the lives of millions globally.
CUGH's sixth annual conference is shaping up to be one of our best ever. The event's theme, 'Mobilizing Research for Global Health' will bring together some of the leading researchers from around the world. This year, half of the sessions are arranged around particularly compelling plenary presentations that address fundamental global health challenges. These will lead into breakout sessions to delve into the research challenges in basic and translational science, and the diverse issues in implementation. This allows the meeting to both focus and explore broadly across the whole research spectrum. The themes include genetics and vaccines, One Health (including antimicrobial resistance and food security), the drivers of non-communicable diseases, and a deep look at improvement science. Other pressing global challenges will also be addressed from building smart cities and protecting health workers in conflict zones to the Ebola crisis. Researchers, educators, implementers, faculty, students, administrators, members of NGOs, the private and public sectors will all find many sessions relevant to their interests across. Attendees and presenters will come from the medical and social sciences and address the challenges of delivering better health to populations everywhere. A special session entitled "Big Problems – Big Ideas" will include a panel of internationally renowned leaders who will share their bold and share creative ways to improve health outcomes. Additional pre-conference workshops are being planned with the National Cancer Institute on global cancer, and much more. Stay tuned to this site for additional details on programs and registration information.
Students will have a chance this year to engage leading researchers in small meet-the-speaker sessions. For everyone, the conference will be an opportunity to learn about cutting-edge research in global health and interact with a broad range of individuals from the world's leading academic centers and organizations involved in addressing global health challenges. It is an excellent opportunity to share knowledge, and build new partnerships.
We are proud that once again a special presentation will be made by the winner of the Gairdner Global Health Award. Our exciting Global Health Documentary Film Festival with the Pulitzer Center, video competition and awards that honor leaders in global health will be held. Practical workshops will cover a range of topics from education and advocacy to enabling systems. We are also delighted that the Lancet Global Health will again publish, in a special conference insert, the oral abstract presentations and the Annals of Global Health will publish up to 200 poster abstracts. Note the deadline to submit abstracts is Oct 15.
We sincerely hope that you will attend our 6th annual conference. We encourage attendees from outside the US, particularly those from developing nations to join us March 26-28, 2015.
The CUGH conference will increase your knowledge, broaden your networks, and enhance your efforts to tackle the challenges to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. Please spread the word about CUGH 2015. We look forward to seeing you in beautiful Boston, Massachusetts!
Gerald T. Keusch, MD Conference Chair
Professor of Medicine and Public Health
Associate Director, National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory
Boston University School of Medicine
Welcome to the Emory Global Health Institute's 2015 International Emory Global Health Case Competition Application Site! We're excited you're interested in our 2015 International Emory Global Health Case Competition!
The International Emory Global Health Case Competition is a unique opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students from multiple universities and disciplines to come together to learn about, develop, and recommend innovative solutions for a 21st century global health problem. Our international global health case competition brings together students from around the world, and it is always a pleasure hosting your case competition teams on the Emory University campus.
Planning is underway for the competition, which will take place from March 27-28, 2015. We are writing another great case for you this year, which will no doubt be challenging and a great learning experience. We hope this website answers your questions about the application process, logistics, and the competition in general.
The Global Health & Innovation Conference (#GHIC) is the world's leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,200 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries. This must-attend, thought-leading conference convenes leaders, changemakers, and participants from all sectors of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.
Unite For Sight is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit global health delivery organization that is free of commercial interests and committed to promoting high-quality health care for all. The Global Health & Innovation Conference is presented annually by Unite For Sight. GHIC 2015 is Unite For Sight's 12th annual conference.
Because Tomorrow Needs Her
Wednesday, March 4, 7:30pm EST
An in-depth discussion with Doctors Without Borders on women's health issues around the world
Join Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for a special webcast marking the launch of “Because Tomorrow Needs Her,” a multimedia campaign highlighting MSF’s efforts to provide accessible, high-quality health care to women and girls the world over.
Because Tomorrow Needs Her is a collection of first-hand accounts from MSF aid workers – midwives, OBGYNs, physicians, nurses, and counselors – who have treated women and girls in a host of different countries and contexts over the past two decades.
Women have distinct health needs that men do not have, starting with those related to the ability to get pregnant and bear children. In the absence of care, however, those needs can turn into risks. This is why 800 women still die every day from pregnancy-related causes, when most of these deaths could easily be prevented. And while we know how to keep HIV-positive mothers from passing the virus to their babies, 700 children are born with HIV every day. What’s more, victims of sexual violence go without medical or psychological care, because the care they need is too often beyond their reach. MSF treated more than 11,000 victims of sexual violence in 34 countries in 2013; around 95 percent of them were women and girls.
Why does this gap in health care services for women exist? What can be done about it? What is MSF doing already and what does the organization hope it can do in the future?
Nina Strochlic of The Daily Beast will lead a discussion on March 4th at 7:30pm EST on these and other questions related to women’s health care. She will be joined by MSF field workers and one of the project’s photojournalists, who will share stories of women they’ve been able to help, those they haven’t, and what still needs to be done.
Viewer participation is encouraged via a live chat.
Martina Bacigalupo studied photography at the London College of Communication. She lives in Burundi, where she works as a freelance photographer, often in collaboration with international NGOs. Her work has been published in the New York Times, Sunday Times Magazine, Le Monde, Vanity Fair, Esquire, Liberation, Internazionale, and has been shown in several international venues, including PARIS PHOTO 2013, UNSEEN, Amsterdam 2014, and AIPAD New York 2014. She won the Canon Female Photojournalist Award in 2010 and the Fnac Award for photographic creation in 2011.
Dr. Séverine Caluwaerts is a gynecologist-obstetrician and one of the referent gynecologists for MSF. Prior to joining MSF, she spent a year of her residency in South Africa where she cared for a large population of HIV-positive women. She has completed assignments for MSF in Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, Niger, Burundi, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. When she is not on mission, she works with HIV-positive pregnant women in Belgium and is involved in teaching medical students and midwives.
Catrin Schulte-Hillen has worked for MSF as a midwife, project coordinator and project manager in conflict and post-conflict contexts in Africa, Latin America, and the Balkans. She is the leader of MSF’s reproductive health and sexual violence care working group. Prior to that, Schulte-Hillen was a program director for MSF-USA and worked for several years as a health advisor and consultant for MSF, the European Commission, and other NGOs. She is a licensed midwife and holds a Masters of Public Health, a license in applied epidemiology and statistics, and a degree in business administration.
Africa Stewart is a wife and mother of three who graduated with honors from The Johns Hopkins University. She completed her medical degree and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Drexel University and Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Stewart joined MSF in 2011 and has completed assignments in Sudan, South Sudan and Nigeria. She is an outspoken supporter of women's rights and specializes in obstetric fistula prevention and repair. She continues to serve her local communities with adolescent outreach and education.
Nina Strochlic, moderator, is a reporter at The Daily Beast, covering women's rights and international development. She's reported from South America, Southeast Asia and Central Africa, most extensively in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She has written for Vice, Marie Claire and National Geographic Traveler.
Live in or near NYC? Be a part of the live audience for this webcast.
Evidence to Action: Challenges to Implementing Evidence Based Practices in Community Settings"
Join Ronnie Rubin, PhD, Director of the Evidence-based Practice and Innovation Center at the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility as she discusses the science, framework, and challenges about implementing evidence based practices in community settings.
Friday, March 20th
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
John Morgan Reunion Auditorium
"Trans* Communities of Color and Their Access to Health Care: A Spiraling Effect"
Join the discussion with a panel of experts as they discuss healthcare services, social policy, and LGBTQ health.
Monday, March 23rd
4:00 - 5:30 pm
John Morgan Class of '62 Auditorium
Marketing Magic: Creating Fruit and Veggie Passion, & the Role of Perceptions in Consumer Choice"
Join the discussion with Todd Putman, Chief Commercial Officer at Bolthouse Farms & Barbara Kahn, Professor of Marketing and the Director of the Jay H. Baker Retailing Center at The Wharton School.
Thursday, March 26th
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall (2nd Floor)
"Obesity: The Public Health, Health Policy, and Business Sides of the Disease"
Location: University of the Sciences, McNeil STC, AstraZeneca Auditorium
National experts will address how obesity is a public health challenge, fraught with health policy issues and business implications. Register at http://www.usciences.edu/connections/registration.shtml
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health
Immunizations 101 for Refugee and Immigrant Communities
Healthcare Workers, Social Workers, and Community Leaders
Monday, March 23rd, 2015
1:00 - 3:00PM
18 S. 7th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
This event is FREE and open to the public!
Make your community healthier by learning the basics of immunizations and available resources!
Philadelphia's Immunizations Program will provide an overview of vaccines and answer YOUR questions.
You will learn:
Why are refugee and immigrant communities at risk for vaccine-preventable diseases?
What diseases do vaccines prevent? Are vaccines safe?
What vaccines do children and adults need?
What resources are available in Philadelphia to help refugees and immigrants receive recommended vaccines?
NOTE: Individuals who participate in at least four monthly "Public Health 101" sessions will be eligible to receive a Public Health Outreach Kit.
QUESTIONS? Contact Sarah Levin-Lederer at
Levin-LedererS@freelibrary.org or (215) 567-2163
Brought to you by:
Philadelphia Department of Public Health
Free Library of Philadelphia
Philadelphia Refugee Health Collaborative
Nationalities Service Center
March 16, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
“Do Health Investments Improve Education Outcomes? Evidence on the intergenerational Effects of HIV/AIDS Treatment”
Adrienne M. Lucas Assistant Professor of Economics - University of Delaware, Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics
PSC Spring 2015 Colloquium Series
Location: McNeil Room 103
March 23, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
How the Design of a Pension System Influences Old Age Poverty and Gender Equity: A Study of Chile’s Private Retirement Accounts System
Petra E. Todd Professor of Economics - University of Pennsylvania
PSC Spring 2015 Colloquium Series
Location: McNeil Room 103
March 30, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Intersectional Race-by-Gender Disparities in Preventive Health Practices among U.S. Adults
Sarah A. Burgard Associate Professor of Sociology & Epidemiology - University of Michigan, School of Public Health
PSC Spring 2015 Colloquium Series
Location: McNeil Room 103
8TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
“WASH Projects in Developing Countries: Lessons Learned"
Where: Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
When: Thursday, March 26, 2015
‣ Martha Newsome, Global Director of Health, Nutrition, and WASH, World
‣ Vanessa Tobin, Senior Technical Adviser for Water Supply, Sanitation and
Water Resources Development for Catholic Relief Services
Other Speakers and Panelists:
‣ Howard Neukrug, Philadelphia Water Commissioner
‣ Walter Walker, President of the Mid-Atlantic Professionals Chapter, Engineers
‣ Susan Davis, Executive Director, Improve International
‣ Elynn Walter, Sustainability Director, WASH Advocates
‣ Dr. Jayanti Bandyopadhyay, Professor at the Business School at Salem State
‣ Wendy Voet, MPH, Executive Director, Women’s Way
‣ Karen Young, Director, Fairmount Waterworks
‣ Doug Blazey, Governor, District 7450, Rotary International
‣ Murat Sahin, Advisor, WASH in Schools, Program Division, UNICEF
For more information, visit www.globalwateralliance.wix.com/gwa2015
640 WATERWORKS DRIVE, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19130 office 215 - 645 - 2231 web www.pgwi.org
"Barriers to Successful Engagement in Care Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Moscow, Russia"
March 10, 2015; 1:30 - 2:30 PM
Wolfe St. Building, Sheldon Hall, W1214
Andrea Wirts, PhD Candidate in the Department of Epidemiology will present her Thesis Defense Seminar.
The Importance of the Margins - Intervening Upon the Multifaceted HIV Risk Environment of Sex Workers
March 10, 2015; 4 -5 PM
Wolfe St. Building, Sheldon Hall, W1214
This Dean's Lecture will feature Susan G. Sherman, PhD, MPH, Professor in the Department of Epidemiology.
"Formula Use in a Breastfeeding Culture: Changing Perceptions and Patterns of Young Infant Feeding in Vietnam"
March 11, 2015; 10 - 11 AM
Wolfe St. Building, W2008
Megan Henry, PhD Candidate in the Department of International Health will present her Thesis Defense Seminar.
"Science, Administration, & Policy: Reflections on a Career at the National Institutes of Health"
March 11, 2015; 11 AM - 12 PM
Wood Basic Science Auditorium, John Hopkins
This special lecture is apart of the Postdoctoral Affairs Lecture Series.
"Effectiveness of a Community-Based Participatory Nutrition Promotion Program to Improve Child Nutritional Status in Eastern Rural Ethiopia: A Cluster Randomize Trial"
March 12, 2015; 12 - 1 PM
Wolfe St. Building, W2008
Yunhee Kang, MS will present a Thesis Defense Seminar in the Department of International Health.
"Inside the Machine: A Case Study of Child Survival Policy from the Global Level to Niger"
March 13, 2015; 9:30 - 10:30 AM
Wolfe St. Building, Paige Hall, W2030
Sarah Dalglish, PhD Candidate in the Department of International Health will present a Thesis Defense Seminar.
The University of Pennsylvania is pleased to present the Global Distinguished Lecture, featuring Patricia Henwood, MD. Dr. Henwood will speak on "International Response to Global Epidemics." Dr. Patricia Henwood, through the lens of working with Ebola in Liberia, will address emergent epidemics, and the global response to diseases in our inter-connected world. Dr. Henwood is the Director of Global Health Initiatives in Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and Co-Founder & President of PURE (Point-of-care Ultrasound in Resource-limited Environments).
Global Distinguished Lecture with Patricia Henwood, MD
"International Response to Global Epidemics"
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 6:00 PM (reception to follow)
International House Philadelphia (3701 Chestnut Street)
South America Room
The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow, and all are welcome to attend.
Sponsored by: Penn’s Center for East Asian Studies, Africa Center, South Asia Center, Middle East Center, Perelman School of Medicine’s Global Health Programs, School of Nursing, and Perry World House.