Previous Seminars (Archive)

EBOLA: Six Weeks in West Africa-- Public Health, Nursing, Medicine, and the Threatening Pandemic
- Seminar by Joel Adelson, MD, PhD, MPH & Farrah Kashfipour, RN, MSN
Monday, January 12, 2015
12:00 PM
Calit2 Auditorium
Joel Adelson, MD, PhD, MPH  & Farrah Kashfipour, RN, MSN

Ebola has been called the worst global public health crisis in modern times; the first deadly virus to completely escape local control in the molecular age. At present, control is completely dependent on classical public health methods of case finding, isolation, and quarantine which must occur in settings of extreme underdevelopment, recent civil wars, and fully debilitated health care systems, and in direct violation of... read more

Innovative Thinking
- Seminar by Roberta B. Ness, M.D., M.P.H.
Monday, December 8, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Calit2 Auditorium
Roberta B. Ness, M.D., M.P.H.

Leaders of global corporations rank creative thinking among the top characteristics they need from their workforce. Yet how many workers feel they are living up to their creative potential? A shocking 2012 study of thousands of employees from the US, UK, Germany, France and Japan shows this to be only 1 in 4. Fully half said they have not been given the tools to be maximally innovative. Yet 40 years of research shows that given a... read more

Global Landscape of Social Determinants of Health: Constitutional Protections, Laws and Policies.
- Seminar by Natalia Milovantseva, Ph.D.
Monday, November 24, 2014
12:00PM - 1:00 PM
Calit2 Auditorium
Natalia Milovantseva, Ph.D.

Dr. Milovantseva will present new data on links between constitutional protection of rights to health and national health care schemes worldwide. She will also overview the quantitatively comparable global data on laws and policies important to population health outcomes that is developed at the WORLD Policy Analysis Center, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. After graduating from UCI with BA in International Studies, MA in... read more

Air Pollution Effects on Adverse Birth Outcomes, Childhood Cancer, Neurodevelopment and Neurodegeneration in California
- Seminar by Beate Ritz, MD, PhD
Monday, November 10, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Calit2 Auditorium
Beate Ritz, MD, PhD

For almost 20 years, our research team has conducted epidemiologic studies of prenatal exposures to air pollution assessing its influence on adverse pregnancy outcomes and subsequent child development and health. The relatively short period during which the fetus develops in utero provides unique opportunities to study the influence of exposures that vary not only spatially but also over time (i.e. seasonally). The availability of... read more

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