Upcoming & Recent Seminars

Public Health Administration Around the World: Perspectives of a UC Irvine Public Health Alumna
- Seminar by Sara Wei, M.H.A.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
AIRB 1030
Sara Wei, M.H.A.

A look into the life of Public Health 2007 alumna, Sara Wei, from her own perspective. She will share her experiences of preparing for graduate school, joining the hospital administration work force, traveling the world solo and joining the Peace Corps. Hear about Sara’s journey beyond UCI, her successes, failures and advice for the future. Sara Wei, ’07 UCI Public Health Policy graduate, is currently a Peace Corps Volunteer serving in China. She is an English University Professor at a Medical College in Chongqing teaching English to medical and nursing students. The... read more

Why Aren’t All Cancers The Same?
- Seminar by Dr. Paul C. Boutros, PhD, MBA
Monday, February 11, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Calit2 Auditorium
Dr. Paul C. Boutros, PhD, MBA

Human cancers are remarkably variable in their initial presentation. They can arise in almost every organ of the body, at almost any age. Even within a single tumor type, they vary dramatically in morphological characteristics, like their size, location within an organ and cellular structure. These larger changes are reflected in, and presumably are partially driven by, differences in the specific somatic mutational characteristics of tumours. Indeed, while individual tumors can harbor tens to hundreds of thousands of mutations, the median number shared by any pair of cancers is... read more

On the Road for Climate Action - Highlights from a National Outreach Project
- Seminar by Shahir Masri, S.M., Sc.D.
Monday, January 28, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Calit2 Auditorium
Shahir Masri, S.M., Sc.D.

Over a three-month period this summer, Dr. Masri traveled across 36 U.S. states in order to raise public awareness about climate change and assess climate change sentiment around the country. He gave presentations to school campuses, churches, and community groups, as well as interviewed scientists, farmers, policy makers, environmental justice leaders, and ordinary citizens in order to learn what aspects of climate change matter most to people, and how the face of climate change differs by region. He also administered a written 24-question climate sentiment survey to various... read more

Self-harm behavior and health across the lifecourse: Insights from the emergency department
- Seminar by Sidra Goldman-Mellor, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Monday, January 14, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Calit2 Auditorium
Sidra Goldman-Mellor, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Suicide mortality in the United States has risen steadily over the past fifteen years to become the tenth leading cause of death. Nonfatal self-harm behavior (the strongest risk factor for suicide) has increased concomitantly, particularly among adolescents. Efforts to turn this lethal tide are ongoing, although it is likely that only a sustained and multi-pronged public health response will reduce the toll. Healthcare settings such as emergency departments (EDs) are increasingly seen as playing an important role in this response, yet fundamental questions about the role of EDs... read more

Winter Quarter 2019

Please join us for engaged learning with our distinguished speakers throughout the Winter quarter in a series of seminar presentations that address contemporary issues in public health. All seminars are typically scheduled from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM on Mondays. Unless otherwise stated, seminars will be held in the Calit2 Auditorium. If necessary, alternative locations will be announced to accommodate specific audiences. We provide opportunities to meet with our speakers individually or in small groups during their visit.

No RSVP is necessary, and the seminars are free and open to the public.

Date Speaker
Sidra J. Goldman-Mellor, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Jan. 14, 2019

Sidra J. Goldman-Mellor, Ph.D., M.P.H. , Program in Public Health, University of California, Merced

TOPIC: Self-harm Behavior and Health Across the Life-course: Insights from the Emergency Department.
VENUE: Calit2 Auditorium
Shahir Masri, S.M., Sc.D.
Jan. 28, 2019

Shahir Masri, S.M., Sc.D., Air Pollution Exposure Assessment & Epidemiology; Program in Public Health, University of California, Irvine

TOPIC: On the Road for Climate Action - Highlights from a National Outreach Project.
VENUE: Calit2 Auditorium
Paul C. Boutros, Ph.D.
Feb. 11, 2019

Paul C. Boutros, Ph.D., Director of Cancer Data Science, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles

TOPIC: Why Aren’t All Cancers The Same?
VENUE: Calit2 Auditorium
Sara Wei, M.H.A.
Feb. 13, 2019

Sara Wei, M.H.A., United States Peace Corps Program, Medical College, Chongqing Province, China

(Org. Date - 2/4/2019)

Public Health Administration Around the World: Perspectives of a UC Irvine Public Health Alumna.
Roberto D. Sirvent, Ph.D.
Feb. 25, 2019

Roberto D. Sirvent, Ph.D. , Professor of Political and Social Ethics Hope International University, Fullerton; Claremont Theology Institute; Yale Summer Bioethics Institute

TOPIC: Prisons, Policing, and Premature Death: Why Abolition Matters for Public Health.
VENUE: Calit2 Auditorium
Danya Keene, Ph.D.
Mar. 11, 2019

Danya Keene, Ph.D., Yale School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven

TOPIC: Social Policies and Health Inequality.
VENUE: Calit2 Auditorium

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