An international conference organized by the Master of Public Administration Program, in collaboration with The African & Caribbean Business Council.
While other regions of the world are making strides in improving the living standards of their citizens, Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is still trapped in poverty with more than 40% of its 600 million people living below the internationally recognised absolute poverty level of US$ 1 per day. Several reports highlight corruption as one of the institutional and systemic problems responsible for keeping million of Africans under absolute poverty. In fact, the 2008 Transparency International report demonstrates a direct link between corruption and failure of societal institutions to effectively achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in SSA. It is a serious concern that the goals of halving poverty in SSA by the year 2015 from the level of 1990 will not be met.
Featuring a keynote address, a short video and photo slideshow,
delicious food and beverages, and rich networking opportunities.
6 pm – Arrival
6:15 pm – Welcome & Video
6:45 to 7 pm – Keynote Address
7:25 pm – Wrap Up
Power Up Gambia’s Impact on Global Health
Dr. Shannon P. Márquez, PhD, MEng
Director of Global Public Health Initiatives
Drexel University School of Public Health
Botswana-UPenn Partnership Research Update,
5/1/2013, 3-5PM at UPenn, BRB 252
Speakers include Robert Gross, Carrie Kovarik, and Charlene Compher. Light refreshments will be served.
Research Update Info
What to expect:
* Learn what research is currently being conducted by faculty and staff in Botswana * Find out what support and information is available to researchers * Update others on your project and seek ways to share information and resources
How to prepare:
Researchers are invited to provide a brief update on their project to the group.
* What are the specific aims of your project? Who are your collaborators? * Who is the primary funding source? * Where is your work being done? What data you are using? * How far along are you in this project? * What obstacles have you encountered? Do you need help or information to move forward? Have you learned any logistical lessons?
This is intended as an informal session. Participants are asked not to bring slides, but are welcome to bring handouts to share with the group.
Charlie Branas, PhD Charles Branas is a Professor of Epidemiology and faculty co-director of the Cartographic Modeling Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Branas works to improve health and healthcare and is recognized for his efforts to reduce violence and enhance emergency care. Much of his work incorporates human geography and spatial interactions. His studies have taken him to various places including the neighborhoods of Philadelphia, rural counties across the US and cities and small towns in Guatemala and other countries.
Amy Hillier, MSW PhD Dr. Hillier is an Assistant Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning in the School of Design at the Uage redlining, fooniversity of Pennsylvania and a faculty co-director of the Cartographic Modeling Lab. She teaches classes in GIS and research methods and has served as the faculty director for Penn's Master of Urban Spatial Analytics program. Her research focuses on geographic disparities in housing and health, including historical mortgd access, and childhood obesity.
Doug Weibe, PhD Dr. Wiebe is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include environmental risk factors for injury, youth violence and intimate partner violence, alcohol use and alcohol availability, and the impact of daily routines on health-related behavior. A number of his studies examine how keeping a firearm at home relates to homicide, suicide, and unintentional shootings of household members. He also leads an NIH-funded study on how the nature and location of adolescents' daily activities relate to the liklihood they will be assaulted.
This institute is co-sponsored by:
Penn Cartographic Modeling Lab
The CSIS Global Health Policy Center and the CSIS Americas Program invite you to join us for
The Last Mile: Ending Neglected Tropical Diseases in the Americas
3:30-5:00pm (EDT) Tuesday, May 7
B1 Conference Center Center for Strategic and International Studies Washington, D.C., 20006
Approximately 1.4 billion people in the world are infected with one or more of the seven most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). NTDs have severe public health consequences, including: malnutrition, anemia, serious and permanent disability and disfigurement, illness, and even death. Not only do NTDs disproportionately affect poor and vulnerable populations, the public health consequences of these diseases threaten broader economic and social improvement in affected nations.
The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have recognized the threat from NTDs and have begun to unite to work to eliminate a number of these diseases from their region. The LAC countries, supported by multilateral organizations, are working to achieve the elimination of NTDs as a public health threat by 2015 through proven, cost-effective interventions.
Please join us for a public discussion that will highlight the progress and prospects for NTD elimination in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Speakers will include:
President Alvaro Arzú Mayor of Guatemala City; Former President of Guatemala (1996-2000)
Mr. Carl Meacham Director, CSIS Americas Program
Dr. Neeraj Mistry Managing Director, Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases
Dr. Mirta Roses Periago Former Director of the Pan American Health Organization (2003-2013)
Dr. Katherine E. Bliss Senior Associate, CSIS Global Health Policy Center
4th Annual Dr. Helen O. Dickens Commemorative Symposium in Medicine
Monday, May 20, 2013
Nawal M. Nour, MD, MPH Director, Global Ob/Gyn and African Women's Health Center Director, Ambulatory Obstetrics at Brigham and Women's Hospital Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Clinical Research Building (CRB) - Austrian Auditorium 415 Curie Boulevard, Philadelphia 12:00 - 1:00PM
Sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine Office of the Dean * Office of Academic Programs * Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Please RSVP to Dorothy Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org byMay 17.
INFORMATION SESSION FRIDAY, MAY 17 @ 5 PM / BRB 253
For medical students considering a year out, particularly one that would have some global dimensions, Global Health Programs and the Registrar’s Office have been working with Cheryl Shipman, Associate Director for Fellowships at CURF, Center for Undergraduate (and Graduate) Research and Fellowships, http://www.upenn.edu/curf/ to design a brief presentation for you. This will include an introduction to the processes involved in obtaining funding like the Fulbright; Indicorps (for India); Luce (for many countries in Asia); Erasmus (for European Community countries); and Churchill/Gates Cambridge/Thouron (all for graduate studies in the UK).