Other Events

October 28, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Ernest Drucker Professor Emeritus of Family and Social Medicine, Director of the Academy for Public and Criminal Justice
Location: Flyers / 76ers Surgery Theatre at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
November 1, 2016 1:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Roman Macaya Hayes Ambassador - Embassy of Costa Rica
Location: Biomedical Research Building 421 Curie Blvd, Gaulton Auditorium, Philadelphia, PA
Description: This year’s PLAC conference will coalesce thought leaders from throughout the greater Latin America region with faculty at Penn in discussions around governmental and regional public health responses to emergent threats in Latin America. Recognizing that such threats encompass both communicable and non-communicable disease, the conference will be organized with two major sessions – one focused on responses to Zika Virus and the second on the explosive growth of metabolic disease and diabetes.
November 1, 2016 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Devesh Kapur Dreictor, Center for the Advanced Study of India - University of Pennsylvania
Sanjoy Chakravorty Professor of Geography and Urban Studies - Temple University
Location: Perry World House
Center for the Advanced Study of India
Description: People of Indian origin—whether they are Indian-born or American-born—make up about 1% of the American population.  While there are several anecdotal and journalistic accounts of Indians in America as well as scholarly studies on specific sub-groups of the population, The Other One Percent is the first data-driven comprehensive account of the community. The book focuses on three major issues: Selection—the processes by which people from a poor, developing nation have become the highest-income and most-educated group in the most advanced nation; Assimilation—the multiple pathways and challenges of becoming American while maintaining some aspects of their distinctive identities while shedding others, for both the first and the second generation; and Entrepreneurship—the narratives and niches of archetypal American success, from motels to medicine and finance to technology. Analytical yet with a keen eye for the telling anecdote, critical yet empathetic, and enriched by insights from different academic disciplines, the study looks at the entire community, ranging from its successful and very visible to its marginal and almost invisible members.
November 2, 2016 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Alison Buttenheim Assistant Professor of Nursing
Location: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, Meyerson Conference Room, 2nd floor
Description: Join us for tea, cookies, and conversation to share and learn about ongoing research at Penn: the what, the why, and the how. Today's tea features Dr. Alison Buttenheim, Assistant Professor of Nursing and Assistant Professor of Health Policy discussing "Behavioral Phenotyping of Pregnant Smokers."  Relax, listen, ask questions, share your own ideas; use one of our tea cups or bring along your own. We look forward to seeing you at the Research Tea!
November 8, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Laura Magaña Valladares Executive Senior Advisor, IANPHI Mexico Secretariat, National Institute of Public Health - International Association of National Public Health Institutes
Antonia M. Villarruel Professor and Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing Senior Fellow - University of Pennsylvania
Location: Hall of Flags, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA
Description: Health starts long before illness - in our homes, schools, and jobs - and these "social determinants of health "account for approximately 75% of health outcomes.  It is essential that our students and workforce are prepared to address these determinants.  Please join us for a provocative presentation and discussion with Dr. Laura Magana Valladares and Dean Antonia Villaruel, who both served as members of the National Academy of Medicine committee that developed the report,  "A Framework for Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health" (2016).  During this stimulating discussion, you will hear highlights from the report followed by an interactive Q & A.
January 6, 2017 - January 8, 2017
Location: Houston, TX
Description: The main aim of the conference is to bring together educators and policy makers from the U.S. and around the world to network, educate and share their research with colleagues and students. The conference is sponsored by the Hobby School of Public Affairs, University of Houston, Center for Geospatial and Population Studies, University of New Mexico and the International Applied Demography Association. A reception will be held on the evening of Friday, January 6, with a full day of sessions on Saturday, January 7 and a half day session on Sunday, January 8.