Thursday, January 28, 2010

February Public Health Seminars at VCU

Monday, February 1, 2010, 12-1:00 PM
One Capitol Square Building
5th Floor Conference room

HOMBRE--Honduras Outreach Medical Brigada Relief Effort

Dr. Michael Stevens, Fellow in Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology at VCU will describe HOMBRE and discuss the health concerns and pressures faced by people in the Yoro district of rural Honduras as illustrated by data from 2 needs assessment surveys collected in 2008 and 2009. He will also describe his work with a large-scale water filter project the program has been participating in since 2008 and discuss potential future health projects in this region.

Thursday, February 4, 2010, 12-1:00 p.m.
Medical Sciences Building
1217 E. Marshall St.
Room 104/105

Health Disparities Brown Bag Lecture: "Understanding Health Disparities and Health Equity"

Saba Masho, PhD, will examine the differences in the burden of disease between socio-demographically defined groups of people. She will shed light on how disparities can lead to morbidity and mortality. This event is sponsored by the Dept. of Epidemology and Community Health, and the Center on Health Disparities.

Thursday, February 18, 2010, 10-11 AM
MCV Campus, Molecular Medicine Research Building
1220 East Broad Street - Room 1013

"Environmental exposures contributing to inner-city asthma"

Guest Speaker: Matthew S. Perzanowski, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

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