"Challenges of Running an NGO in the Public Health Space"Tuesday, January 28
Pruyne Lecture Hall, Amherst College
Cary Adams, CEO of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) in Geneva, Switzerland, will give a talk along with Ariella Rojhani, Senior Advocacy Manager with the Non Communicable Disease Alliance in New York. They will address the topic "Challenges of Running an NGO in the Public Health Space". There will be an opportunity to discuss an internship with UICC in Geneva this summer. See Quest to apply and get in touch with Katherine Britt '15 or CJ Bernstein '15 if you have any questions.
CULTURE HEALTH AND SCIENCE GLOBAL HEALTH SERIES
Confronting Social, Economic, and HIV-Related Challenges for Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Microfinance/Health Leadership Intervention Trial in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
with Dr. Nina Yamanis, American University
6:30 pm at Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather Hall, Amherst College
Refreshments will be served.
Find out more about Dr. Yamanis here:
Friday, April 5th, 2013
***Please note this event has been rescheduled from March 8th to April 5th, and has been moved to Hooker Auditorium.
Reducing Health Disparities: Changing the Public Health Paradigm
7:30pm, Hooker Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College
Please mark your calendars -- Dr. Joia Mukherjee, Chief Medical Officer at Partners in Health, will be speaking at Mount Holyoke on Friday, March 8 at 7:30 pm in Gamble Auditorium. Her talk is called "Reducing Health Disparities: Changing the Public Health Paradigm."
The talk is free and open to the public. Gamble is wheelchair accessible. Please invite your students. If you'd like me to reserve seats for them, please let me know. A flyer is attached.
Break the Silence: To Write Love On Her Arms Benefit Concert
7:30pm in Keefe Campus Center - Friedmann Room, Amherst College
Doors open at 7:00pm.
Do I Need a Pill For This?: Growing Up in the Age of Psychiatric Medicines
7:30PM in Hooker Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College
A talk by Katherine Sharpe (author of Coming of Age on Zoloft), followed by comments from a panel of local mental health professionals, activists, and students, and a community dialogue about depression, psychiatric medication, and broader cultural issues involved in understanding and treating emotional distress.
"To a degree unimaginable just 20 years ago, many America children, teens, and young adults use antidepressants, ADHD medications, or other psychiatric drugs as a routine part of their lives. What does it feel like to "come of age" on psychiatric medication? How have these medications changed the ways we understand ourselves and the world--whether we take them or not? What new challenges does the culture of medication pose to our collective search for mental health? How does it affect our lives on campus?"
This is the launch event for a series called the Open Mind Forum, organized by Gail Hornstein with Lynn Pasquerella, President of Mount Holyoke, to create opportunities for community discussion of important mental health issues.
Event is free and open to the public.
Racism and Health: Findings, Questions, and Directions
1:15PM in Campus Center - Reading Room, UMass Amherst
Dr. David R. Williams is internationally recognized as a leading social scientist, enhancing the understanding of the complex ways in which race, racial discrimination, socioeconomic status and religious involvement can affect physical and mental health. The Everyday Discrimination scale that he developed is currently one of the most widely used measures. He is the author of more than 300 scholarly papers in scientific journals and edited collections and has played a visible, national leadership role in raising awareness levels of the problem of health disparities. Dr. Williams directed the South African Stress and Health Study, the first nationally representative study of the prevalence and correlates of psychiatric disorders in sub-Sahara Africa. He was also a key member of the team that conducted the National Study of American Life, the largest study of mental health disorders in the African American population in the U.S. and the first health study to include a large national sample of Blacks of Caribbean ancestry.
This lecture is co-sponsored by the UMass Center for Research on Families' Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series, the 2012-13 Clinical Psychology Diversity Speaker Series (awarded a 2012 APA CEMRRAT Implementation Grants Fund (IGF) for Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention and Training in Psychology), the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Psychology Department Research Mentoring Group Speaker Series which is supported by the UMass Amherst Center for Teaching & Faculty Development's Mutual Mentoring Initiative, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Department of Public Health in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences and the Western MA Public Health Training Center.
“What am I doing here?”: A Global Health and Humanitarianism Lecture by Sofia Redford, MHC '08
11:30AM-12:45PM in Skinner Hall 202, Mount Holyoke College
Sofia Redford, MHC '08, now at the Sabin Vaccine Institute in Washington, DC, will be speaking in an open class at Mount Holyoke on Thursday, Feb 7 from 11:30-12:45, room Skinner 202. She will be speaking about her career trajectory as an Anthropology major with a Five College Certificate in Culture, Health, and Science, and a little bit
about smallpox eradication.The building is accessible and all are welcome to attend. A poster is attached. For further information, contact Lynn Morgan <email@example.com>.