5:00 PM17:00

Fall 2015 COEH Get Together


Thursday , October 29, 2015 5:00PM-7:00PM

Event Location: University of California, San Francisco Nursing Building, Room N127

Hosted By: The Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing and the Occupational and Environmental Health Medicine Programs

We hope that you will be able to join us. A light supper will be provided.

RSVP to Sharon Solorio at Sharon.Solorio@nursing.ucsf.edu

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Global Health Equity Scholars Fellowship Program

The Global Health and Equity Scholars (GHES) Fellowship is and 11-month mentored reasearch fellowship program sponsored by the Fogarty International Center (FIC) and several collaborating institutes and centers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The GHES program brings together a consortium that includes the University of California, Berkeley, Florida International University, Stanford University, and Yale University; and 25 affiliated international sites across 16 countries.

The application cycle for the 2016-2017 fellowship is from September 12 to November 2, 2015.

Eligibility criteria is available here.

There is also a special fellowship opportunity assessing burden of disease and health disparities in favelas in Rio de Janeiro.


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6:00 PM18:00

River of Hope

Explore Schistosomiasis in West Africa with a screening of this Al Jazeera documentary and Shelly Xie's short "Neglected" along with a discussion with our panelists:

Robert Spear, PhD 

Professor, Division of Environmental Sciences, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley, and Director, Berkeley Schistosomiasis Group,

Connor Caffrey, PhD 

Professor, Center for Discovery and Innovation in Parasitic Disease, UCSF

 Please RSVP here by Tuesday, April 28th.

When: Wednesday, April 296 - 8 pm

Where: 125 Li Ka Shing, UC Berkeley

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5:00 PM17:00

The COEH M. Donald Whorton Writing Award Applications Due

Students and recent alumni (within 5 years of graduation) from any of the COEH-affiliated programs are eligible to submit a manuscript for consideration for the Don Whorton Writing Award. Papers may be co-authored; however the student/alumnus must be first or senior author. To be considered, papers must be recently published or accepted for publication.

Learn more at: http://coeh.berkeley.edu/students/WhortonAward.html.

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5:00 PM17:00

18th Annual Suzanne Llewellyn Award Applications Due

18th Annual Suzanne Llewellyn COEH Student Project Award Program funding for projects in 2015-16

Up to $5,000 for a Student Project!

The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) invites applications from graduate students and medical residents wishing to conduct a multidisciplinary research project in occupational or environmental health. Teaching, service, community intervention, and policy projects will also be considered. The purpose is to encourage students to work in teams with students from other disciplines in order to better address real world problems.

Learn more at: http://coeh.berkeley.edu/students/studentaward.htm

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4:30 PM16:30

EHS Research Symposium

Location: 150 University Hall

Talks by:
Tom McKone - Oil and Gas Well Stimulation in California: Hazards, Risks, and Uncertainties for Human Health


John Balmes - A New Policy Approach to Air Qualify Regulation: Health & Climate Changes Co-Benefits

Followed by graduate Student research presentations, alumni networking, and a student poster session.

Food and drinks will be provided and there will be a raffle for those who present posters. Graduates and postgraduates interested in presenting or joining the poster session should contact EHS@berkeley.edu by Friday, December 19, to submit your talk/poster title and a two to three sentence summary of your topic.

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12:00 PM12:00

SPH Fall 2014 Research Symposium

UC, Berkeley School of Public Health Fall 2014 Research Symposium

A Second Chance in the Second Decade: Adolescence as a Key Developmental Window to Transform Population Health

December 8th, 2014: Noon to 5pm
David Brower Center: Tamalpais room, 2nd floor

Come join us for lunch, comments from Dean Stefano Bertozzi, presentations by SPH faculty and guests, and wine and cheese/discussions to follow!


Registration, Lunch and Welcome from Dean Bertozzi

Session 1 - 12:30PM  I4Y: Innovations for Youth Locally and Globally

Colette (Coco) Auerswald, MD, MS.
Associate Professor, UC, Berkeley SPH and Co-Director, I4Y
"Adolescent Reproductive Health: Decreasing risk and optimizing prospects"
Ndola Prata, MD, MSc
Associate Professor, UC, Berkeley SPH
Director, Bixby Center for Population, Health and Sustainability, and Co-Director, I4Y

Session 2 - 1:15PM Community-Based Participatory Research Approaches for the Promotion of Adolescent Health

 "Integrating the 'Insider Expertise' of Adolescents in Innovative School-Based Interventions"
Emily Ozer, PhD
Professor, UC, Berkeley School of Public Health and Co-Director, I4Y
"Reducing teen girls' exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals in make-up: the HERMOSA Study"
Kim Harley, PhD
Associate Professor, UC, Berkeley School of Public Health
Marguerita Lightfoot, PHD
Professor, UCSF School of Medicine and Director, UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies

Session 3 - 2:15PM Community-based structural interventions for youth health and wellbeing

 "Transforming adolescents’ food choices"
Kris Madsen, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, UC, Berkeley SPH
"Community violence and reproductive health among Latino youth: Connections and Prevention Directions"
Ali Minnis, PhD, MPH
Senior Research Epidemiologist, RTI International and Assistant Professor, UC, Berkeley SPH

Session 4 - 3PM Adolescent Developmental Science Informing Public Health Tools

 "Brains, Buddies, and Behavior: Implications for Adolescent Sexual Decision-Making"
Ahna Suleiman, DrPHLecturer and Postdoctoral Fellow
UC, Berkeley School of Public Health
"The Developmental Science of Adolescence: Motivational Learning as a Window of Opportunity for Population Health"
Ron Dahl, MD, Professor, UC, Berkeley School of Public Health, and Director, Institute of Human Development
Discussant: Pending

David Brower Center Gallery

If you have any questions about the SPH Research Symposium, contact:

Eileen Pearl,
Director, External Relations Programs and Annual Giving
School of Public Health
Phone 510-643-6382
Email phaa@berkeley.edu



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