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.
CTRB Building 3rd floor room 3040 right next to elevator
Speaker: Cynthia Koziol-White Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Division
University of California, Davis
Food from the fire: How the host response feeds Salmonella
Austrian Auditorium, CRB
Austrian Auditorium: Andreas Baumler, PhD (Univ California, Davis) "Food from the fire: How the host response feeds Salmonella"
Community Engagement Seminar Series
Please RSVP by Monday, April 8th!
Best Practices in Community-Based Participatory Research
Wednesday, April 10th
Biomedical Research Building (BRB), Room 253
Panel Discussion, including:
Ernestine Delmoor, MPH
President of the National Black Leadership Initiative on Cancer
Ted Emmett, MD, MS
Former Director of the CEET’s (Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology) Community Outreach and Engagement Core
Jerry Johnson, MD
Chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine, academic leader of PARCC (Philadelphia Area Research Community Coalition)
Nicole Thomas, MBA
Program manager and community liaison
Introductions by Janet Weiner, MPH and Moderated by Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH
Join us for a panel discussion introducing the newly released LDI Issue Brief on CBPR best practices. Come learn about CBPR and hear perspectives from researchers and community members.
What is Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR)?
According to the CDC, CBPR is a joint effort that involves researchers and community representatives in all phases of the research process. The joint effort engages community members, employs local knowledge in the understanding of health problems and the design of interventions, and invests community members in the processes and products of research.
To RSVP, click here! Please RSVP by Monday, April 8th.
After completing this activity, participants should be able to:
• Apply the latest clinical guidelines in the management of endocrine diseases • Evaluate and efficacy of therapeutic options in endocrine disorders • Describe the results of translational research as it pertains to endocrine diseases
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education to physicians
Designation of Credit
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.