Global Public Health Events
Coming up in Global Public Health
- Feb2Breakfast Workshop Series: IRB and International Research
Do you conduct international research with human subjects, use datasets with identifying information, or mentor students completing internships abroad? Join us as Adam Mrdjenovich, Education Coordinator from the IRB Health Sciences and Behavioral Sciences, presents on the IRB process at UM. He will provide insight into IRB issues that may come up when working with other institutions in the international setting. Continental breakfast provided.
Open to faculty, staff, and post-docs. Register by January 26th.9:00-10:30 am2695 SPH I
- Feb9EHS Distinguished Speakers Seminar: Air Pollution and Control in China
Professor He Kebin is dean of School of Environment at Tsinghua University and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. Dr. He has over 20 years of research experience in air pollution control. His main expertise includes complex fine particulate air pollution control, emission quantification
and source identification, and multi-pollutants control. His research has substantially promoted the air quality management and regulation system development. Up to now, he has published more than 260 peer-reviewed papers in the academic journals, including Nature, PNAS, Environ. Sci. & Tech., ACP and JGR, and got 8 papers selected into ESI highly cited papers. He is selected as "2014 Chinese highly cited researcher" by Elsevier. He had over 10 times of prizes and awards, including 1st Prize of Sci. & Tech.
Progress Award and the 2nd Prize of National Science & Technology Progress Award. He has been served as an Air Quality Support Expert in Beijing Olympic, Shanghai World Expo, and Guangzhou Asian Games.
Co-sponsored by the Office of Global Public Health and the School of Environment and Sustainability.1:00-2:30 pm1755 SPH I
- Feb16Breakfast Workshop Series: International Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs)
Will you or a student you are mentoring transfer tangible materials with an international partner/institution for research? John Corthell, Licensing Associate with the UM Office of Technology Transfer, will talk about when an MTA is needed, how to facilitate the process, time needed to implement an agreement, and will answer questions. Continental breakfast provided.
Open to faculty, staff, and post-docs. Register by February 9th.9:00-10:30 am2695 SPH I
- Feb20Global Crossroads Lecture: Levels and Trends of Under-Five Mortality in Sub-Saharan
Sub Saharan Africa is ranked second after South Asia in term of under-five mortality, and most child deaths are from preventable causes. Although significant progress was made between 1990 and 2015 in reducing under-five mortality, the current mortality levels remain very high in Sub Saharan Africa compared to the developed countries. A number of interventions have been implemented over time amidst challenges. Understanding how socioeconomic, demographic and contextual factors interact is critical in reducing under-five mortality.
Speaker Bio: Benard Odur joined Makerere University as a lecturer in 2006 and currently is pursuing his PhD in Biostatistics. In addition, Benard has worked with the Office of the Prime Minister as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist; conducted Demographic Surveillance for newborn and maternal health in eastern Uganda; designed and implemented a number of studies including birth registration, economic recovery, evaluation of youth livelihood programs; developed terms of reference for developing Development Plans; surveyed socioeconomic and demographics in Ivory coast; developed M&E systems for the Rwanda Maternal and Child Health Program; and worked as biostatistician to investigate early childhood obesity in Uganda. He currently is a visiting scholar under African Studies Center and attached to the Department of Biostatistics, mentored by Professor Brisa Sanchez.
This is a brown bag event. Refreshments will be provided.11:30-1:00 pm1680 SPH I