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Oct

19

IPR Colloquium: S. Epstein (Sociology/IPR) - Diagnostic Reform as Global Health Policymaking

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"Diagnostic Reform as Global Health Policymaking: Gender and Sexuality in the International Classification of Diseases"

by Steven Epstein, John C. Shaffer Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Sociology, and IPR Associate

This event is part of the 2020 Fay Lomax Cook IPR Colloquium Series.

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Oct

22

Beyond Inclusion: Language, Culture and Research

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Registration required.

Hosted by the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) at Northwestern University.

Guest:
Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle, MA, CHI
Associate Director, Global Patient Services, Shirley Ryan Ability Lab
Researcher/Co-investigator, Coleman Foundation Project: Measuring and Enhancing the Reliability of Interpreter-Mediated Aphasia Assessments

Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle is the Associate Director of Global Patient Services at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, where he has worked for over a decade as a Spanish interpreter as well as administrator within an international department that helps facilitate access to rehabilitation for hundreds of patients from dozens of countries around the world every year. Matt received his MA in Translation & Interpreting Studies from the University of Illinois s Center for Translation Studies in 2015 and his BA from the University of Chicago in Latin American History in 2005. Matt has also trained hundreds of Chicago healthcare interpreters for both local language access agencies and community colleges over the last decade. He recently completed a project he designed and obtained funding for via a Shirley Ryan AbilityLab collaboration with the Coleman Foundation to better understand and improve the services received by patients with communication disorders who have Limited English Proficiency and access speech therapy through an interpreter. That project, Measuring and Enhancing the Reliability of Interpreter-Mediated Aphasia Assessments was the first study of its kind to not just understand the impact of interpreting on the assessment of patients with aphasia but implement and measure the effect of an intervention to shift the role of the interpreter and improve the reliability of those assessments.

For more public health news, events, and announcements, visit the IPHAM website: https://feinberg.northwestern.edu/ipham

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Oct

22

Wounded Literacy: Writing Hospital Time - Joanne Jacobson

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Joanne Jacobson, PhD
Professor Emerita of English
Yeshiva University
New York, NY

Wounded Literacy: Writing Hospital Time

This talk will consider hospitalization and the imperatives of writing about hospitalization from the patient s point of view. Approached as an immigration site what Mary-Louis Pratt has called a contact zone the hospital emerges as a site of competing literacies; the patient s experience one of wounded literacy, of disruption of such fundamental markers as time and spatial boundaries and personal identity. In turn, out of this experience emerge for the patient both the imperatives of writing and the challenges of creating narrative. My approach will be to put into dialogue with one another this critical analysis and personal writing from my essay collection, coming out this fall from The University of Utah Press, Every Last Breath: A Memoir of Two Illnesses.

** PLEASE REGISTER TO RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK**

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Oct

26

IPR Colloquium: S. Nuamah (IPR/SESP) - How the Punishment of Black Women and Girls Affects Our Democracy

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"How the Punishment of Black Women and Girls Affects Our Democracy"

by Sally Nuamah, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Social Policy and IPR Fellow

This event is part of the 2020 Fay Lomax Cook IPR Colloquium Series.

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Oct

27

The World Health Organization & the COVID Pandemic: Myth vs. Reality — A Conversation with Former WHO General Counsel Gian Luca Burci

No Location - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Please join us for this inaugural event of Global Governance in the Age of COVID, an iniative of the Weinberg College Center for International and Area Studies at Northwestern.

The COVID pandemic has brought international organizations back into the spotlight, highlighting the need for global coordination on health, communication, research, and more. It has also revealed both strengths and weaknesses of existing international institutions. The Global Governance in the Age of COVID project at Northwestern University supports public knowledge on how the pandemic is remaking the world of international institutions.

We are pleased to launch this initiative in the form of a dialogue with Gian Luca Burci, former General Counsel of the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO is the main global body responsible for international public health crises and is a central player in the response to the COVID pandemic. To understand how we got here and how future organizations might be designed, it is essential to make sense of the WHO's successes, failures, and limitations in this crisis.

In this webinar, which will be the first in the Global Governance in the Age of COVID series, we will do a deep dive and examine the WHO in order to draw out the key issues of intergovernmental cooperation and competition that are key to our times.

Gian Luca Burci is currently Adjunct Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, where he also serves as Academic Adviser with the Global Health Centre and Director of the Joint LLM in Global Health Law and Governance. Burci began in the Legal Office of the World Health Organization in 1998 and was appointed Legal Counsel in 2005. He previously served as Legal Officer at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna and in the United Nations Secretariat in New York for nearly a decade.

At the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, he has taught in the joint LLM in Global Health Law and International Institutions programme in partnership with Georgetown University. He holds a post graduate degree in law from the Universit degli Studi di Genova, Italy. His areas of expertise are in international law and international organisations as well as governance and law related to international health. He is co-editor of the Research Handbook on Global Health Law (2018), editor of Global Health Law (2016), and co-author of World Health Organization (2004).

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://northwestern.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpdOGhqjkjHtxVMuezhB6x0GZMF4yVxIWT

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Oct

29

Creating Moral Commodities:  Marketing in the For-Profit Global Health Volunteering Industry - Noelle Sullivan

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Noelle Sullivan, PhD
Associate Professor of Instruction
Program in Global Health Studies
Northwestern University

Creating Moral Commodities:
Marketing in the For-Profit Global Health Volunteering Industry

Global health travel interest has spiked over the last two decades. In response to the demand by students in particular, hundreds of international voluntourism companies have emerged. These companies offer placements in health facilities in the so-called Global South where students can intern, complete an elective, or volunteer. As public debates about the ethics of voluntourism have become common, companies have responded by advertising themselves as providing ethical, safe, and worthwhile placements where students can help make a difference in under-resourced health facilities. Yet in spite of companies advertising pivot emphasizing the impact and ethical nature of their projects, the industry nonetheless creates an enabling environment for unethical engagements and practices that undermine the safety and quality of health care. This talk emerges from Sullivan s book manuscript in progress, The Business of Good Intentions: Reframing the Global Health Volunteering Debate, based on ethnographic and online research undertaken from 2008-2017.

**REGISTRATION REQUIRED - link to be posted**

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Oct

29

The State of IPHAM

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Registration required.

Hosted by the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) at Northwestern University.

Presenter:
Ronald T. Ackermann, MD, MPH
Senior Associate Dean for Public Health
Director, Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM)
Director, Center for Diabetes and Metabolism
Professor of Medicine and Medical Social Sciences and Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

For more public health news, events, and announcements, visit the IPHAM website: https://feinberg.northwestern.edu/ipham

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Oct

29

The Chicago 400 Alliance: Fighting conviction registries & housing banishment

Online - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Learn about the Chicago 400 Alliance and take immediate action to address the carceral crisis caused by public conviction registries and housing banishment laws, which force people very disproportionately Black men into homelessness and re-incarceration. Justice advocates will give an overview of how these discredited policies undermine community health by keeping thousands of people stuck in prison past their release date and trapped in an artificial housing crisis. Attendees will also hear from Northwestern undergraduates (interns through the Engage Chicago program) who contributed to this ongoing grassroots campaign over the past several months and learn of opportunities to get involved. This event is free but participants must register.

Register: https://centerforcivicengagement.wufoo.com/forms/rbnh9oz0pwgwmq/

Sponsored by: Center for Civic Engagement

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Nov

02

CHET Conversation: Older Adults and Social Isolation Panel Discussion

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

CHET Conversation: Older Adults and Social Isolation Panel Discussion

Date/Time: Monday, November 2nd 12pm-1pm
Location: Zoom Webinar
Topic: COVID-19 and its impact on older adult populations

More details to come!

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Nov

05

CHETchat Spotlight Series featuring Xavier McElrath-Bey

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

CHETchat Spotlight Series featuring Xavier McElrath-Bey

Speaker: Xavier McElrath-Bey

Date: Thursday, November 5th
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Online Via Zoom (registration is required)

The CHETchat Spotlight Series highlights the equity work of our invited speakers and fosters a dialogue about ways that attendees can engage in work that promotes health equity.

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Nov

05

Dinee Simpson - Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Dinee Simpson

Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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Nov

06

Institute for Global Health Seminar Series - Too Much, Too Crazy: A Pandemic, A Presidential Election, and Global Health Reporting

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Please join the Institute for Global Health for our "First Friday" Seminar Series! This webinar will be available through Zoom, and registration is required in order to receive information to join. All that register will receive a link that is unique to them.

On November 6th, we will be joined by Brian W. Simpson and Dayna Kerecman Myers, editor-in-chief and managing editor of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Global Health NOW, to discuss global health reporting through not only an election year, but also during a pandemic.

As a key forum for news and information for the global health community, Global Health NOW (GHN) is a free weekday e-newsletter, delivering exclusive stories and commentaries, breaking news, and news summaries related to global health.

This webinar is co-sponsored by the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) and Northwestern Medicine's Department of Preventive Medicine.

The Institute for Global Health Seminar Series is held the first Friday of each month, September through July, and will feature the research and ideas of outstanding global health leaders at Feinberg, the larger Northwestern community, and beyond.

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Nov

10

13th Annual Institute for Global Health/GHI Event

Online - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please join us for this online event, emceed by Bill Kurtis, and hear from:

Robert Murphy, MD
Executive Director, Institute for Global Health
Director, Center for Global Communicable and Emerging Infectious Diseases
John Philip Phair Professor of Infectious Diseases
Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering

Robert Havey, MD
Deputy Director, Institute for Global Health
Director, The Global Health Initiative Fund
Founder, The Global Health Initiative
Clinical Professor of Medicine, General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics

...and fellow global health leaders, faculty, and students who will share
our recent achievements, global projects, and how the Institute is helping
in the fight against COVID-19.

Our Institute for Global Health Host Committee
Paula and Jim Crown
Andrew McKenna
Diane and Chuck Douglas
Anne and Chris Reyes
Karen and Richard Duffy
Lydia and Pat Ryan Jr.
Diane Heller
Shirley and Patrick Ryan
Leslie and Dag Kittlaus
Satter Foundation
Liz and Eric Lefkofsky
Robin and Mark Tebbe
Timothy Turner
John Madigan

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Nov

12

Jeanne Wirpsa - Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Jeanne Wirpsa

Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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Nov

16

IPR Colloquium: R. Nusslock (IPR/Psychology) - How Stress Gets Under the Skin

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"How Stress Gets Under the Skin: A Neuroimmune Network Perspective"

by Robin Nusslock, Associate Professor of Psychology and IPR Fellow

This event is part of the 2020 Fay Lomax Cook IPR Colloquium Series.

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Nov

18

Chicago’s Police Violence Epidemic

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Andrew V. Papachristos, a Professor of Sociology and faculty Fellow at IPR, will discuss how we might leverage advances in network science to underhand how police violence and misconduct spreads among and between officers in the Chicago Police Department. Using thousands of publicly available data provided by The Invisible Institute, Papachristos research shows that patterns of police violence follow patterns similar to those of infectious disease and understanding those patterns might allow cities to mitigate some of the harms associated with police misconduct as we, as a society, strive for mercy and justice.

Registration required. https://forms.gle/GMeiJnFmgB5gz8bH9

Participants will receive the Zoom link a day prior to the event.

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Nov

19

Susan Duyar - Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Susan Duyar

Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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Dec

03

Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Speaker/Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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Dec

10

Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Speaker/Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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Jan

07

Jordan Brown - Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Jordan Brown

Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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Jan

14

Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Speaker/Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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