Category: BUSPH Events

CFAR Research Integration Seminar (CRISS) Series event focusing on HIV in the Social & Behavioral Sciences.

January 27th, 2017 in BUSPH Events, GH Events

Join the Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) for a seminar on February 1st to bridge the gap between HIV researchers on the Boston University and Boston Medical campus and those at Brown University and Tufts University. The Cores of the Providence/Boston CFAR will be sponsoring a CFAR Research Integration Seminar Series (CRISS) with the primary goal of increasing core-to-core integration and generating grant applications for scholars and faculty interested in pursuing HIV research. We expect that the program will serve as a platform for developing CFAR specific research interest groups and/or scientific working groups.

Find the agenda here.

StAMP Launch and Alumni Network Express

December 1st, 2016 in BUSPH Events

You are invited to the 2016 StAMP Launch & Alumni Networking Express event!

This event brings BUSPH alumni together with current students for "speed networking" to discuss public health career pathways, make connections, and learn about our Student and Alumni Mentoring Program (StAMP).

Do not miss this great opportunity for a night of networking, socializing, and public health engagement!
Friday, December 2 | 5:00 - 8:00 pm | Hiebert Lounge

Doors open at 5:00 pm with special remarks from Dean Galea at 5:30 pm.

Professional attire recommended.

* Special Note about Global Health alums who will be in attendance:

Dianne Perlmutter, Health Services, ’97, SSW’73 – Senior Program Consultant, JSI Inc.
Jamie Gaynes, Maternal & Child Health, ’14 – Government Relations Specialist, Boston Children’s Hospital
Bram Brooks, Epidemiology and Global Health, ’07, ’16 (DrPH) – Research and Metrics Advisor, Pathfinder International
Fei Huang, Biostatistics and Epidemiology, ’16 – Manager, Global Health Economics and Outcome Research, Philips Healthcare
Katherine Lee, Epidemiology and Global Health, ’12 – Epidemiology Research Associate, Quintiles (Previously Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, Grassroots Soccer)
Kathryn Spielman, Biostatistics and Global Health, ’14 – Data Analyst, Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy
Zachery Gersten, Global Health, ’14 – Project Coordinator, Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy
Sylvia Baedorf Kassis, Global Health, ’08 – Senior Clinical Research Project/Program Manager, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fiat Vongpunsawad, Global Health, ’11 – Director of Client Analytics, Eliza Corporation

The event schedule will be:

Hiebert Lounge, 14th Floor

MED Instructional Building
72 E. Concord Street
Boston, MA

Friday, December 2, 2016

5:00       Doors Open

5:30       Remarks from Dean Galea/StAMP Launch Presentation (come with any questions on the online platform/process for our CampusTap vendor, and feel free to update your profile)

6:00       General Student/Alumni Networking

6:30       Alumni Network Express (structured speed-networking at round tables with students and alumni table facilitators set in three 15-minute sessions)

7:30       Additional Networking

8:00       Event Concludes

Please feel free to bring your business cards for further networking! 

Highlights of The Lancet Commission Report: Essential Medicines for Universal Health Coverage

November 21st, 2016 in BUSPH Events, GH Events

Refreshments & snacks will be served. Please RSVP! 

Join SPH Dean Sandro Galea and Department of Global Health Chair Pat Hibberd in discussing: Highlights of The Lancet Commission Report: Essential Medicines for Universal Health Coverage.


Co-Chair of the Commission providing an overview of the report:

Veronika Wirtz, Boston University School of Public Health

Commissioners presenting are:

Michael Reich, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
Anita Wagner, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
Dennis Ross-Degnan, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute

Wednesday November 30th, 2016 1:00-2:00pm
Boston University Medical Campus 72 East Concord Street L311

The Lancet Commission Report will be available online November 8th. For more information go to: 

Cape Downwinders – EH internship opportunities

November 3rd, 2016 in BUSPH Events, Jobs, Practicums/Internships

Meet Diane Turco of Cape Downwinders

Learn about plans to close the Pilgrim nuclear power plant and the radiation monitoring campaign

Cape Downwinders is an all-volunteer nonprofit that investigates, educates and agitates for the immediate closure of the Pilgrim nuclear power plant. The group launched a citizens’ radiation monitoring campaign and is looking for public health students who can assist with data collection and analysis along with communication, outreach, research and education.

Diane Turco, Executive Director of Cape Downwinders, will be visiting the EH department. Join us to learn more about the community investigations on health risks related to Pilgrim, the organization’s work to safely close the power plant and internship opportunities.

Monday, November 7th

5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Talbot 4th Floor, EH Conference Room

Questions? Contact: Ruthy Rickenbacker,, 617-638-5855

Climate Change and Environmental Health: The Impact in Low-income Countries

November 3rd, 2016 in BUSPH Events


“Climate Change and Environmental Health: The Impact in Low-income Countries”

November 4th, 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. in BUSM L210

Speaker:   Barry S. Levy, MD, MPH

Adjunct Professor of Public Health, Tufts University School of Medicine
Former President, American Public Health Association (APHA)

Co-editor, Climate Change and Public Health

This weeks:
Gijs van Seventer Environmental Health Seminar

Interview Strategies Workshop- BUSPH Career Development

October 27th, 2016 in BUSPH Events

5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 2, 2016
5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 2, 2016
R103-BU School of Medicine
Maria McCarthy

Students will learn how to prepare for different interview types (phone screen, panel, behavioral, case, etc.)

Notes: Registration is required through SPH Handshake (under "events")

Bhutan: The Intersection of Climate Change & Health 11/16

October 14th, 2016 in BUSPH Events, GH Events

Bhutan is a small Himalayan country that is forging a unique path for national development, emphasizing the multiple facets (not just economic growth) that determine Gross National Happiness. As part of this effort, the country has emphasized development of accessible health care, and has been assisted in this effort by the Bhutan Foundation, as well as faculty and students from the Boston area. But climate change could threaten positive health developments. Join us for this panel event discussing this pivotal intersection, followed by a reception.

Please RSVP Here

For parking & directions see below

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Keynote Address:
Dasho Benji
Founder of the Bhutan Trust for Environment and Conservation and currently a special advisor to the National Environmental Commission. He has served in a variety of roles in the Government of Bhutan since 1966.

Panel Moderator
Prof. Anthony Janetos
Director, Pardee Center for the Long Range Future

Rich Feeley, Former hair of the Department of Global Health, Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH)
Kristin Johnson, DrPH Candidate BUSPH, worked with a Bhutanese AIDS NGO in 2014
Dr. James Richter, Massachusetts General Hospital, currently studying the etiology of stomach cancer in Bhutan
Tshering Dukpa, Kysar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences
Tshewang Wangchuk, Executive Director, Bhutan Foundation

Information regarding Parking and Directions:


BU staff/faculty with green parking stickers may park at Rafik B. Hariri Building Garage (M) - 595 Commonwealth Ave.

Outside guests (pay on entry) can park at either Kenmore Lot (O) - 549 Commonwealth Ave. or Granby Lot (N) 665 Commonwealth Ave. for the flat rate of $12 or on street meter parking is an option.

If you have speakers/guests you would like to offer “complimentary parking” -  you can purchase a guest pass for $10 in advance and arrange for them to park at Rafik B. Hariri Building Garage (M) - 595 Commonwealth Ave which is the same building as the Metcalf Trustee Center.

  • To purchase guest passes, send an email request to with # of passes, date and guest names.  Once they confirm availability, an ISR for payment will need to generated.

Here’s a link to the Charles River Campus parking map:

Direction to 1 Silber Way, 9th Floor – Metcalf Trustee Center

From the West (I-90)
Take Mass Pike (I-90) East to Exit 18 (Brighton/Cambridge). Exit left. Follow signs to Cambridge to second set of lights. Turn right at lights onto Storrow Drive/Soldiers Field Road. Exit Storrow Drive at Kenmore exit. Follow local directions below.

From the North (I-93)
Take I-93 South or Route 1 South to Boston to Storrow Drive (Exit 26). Continue on Storrow to Kenmore (exit from left/center lane). Follow local directions below.

From the South (I-93)
Take I-93 North to Boston to Storrow Drive (Exit 26). Continue on Storrow to Kenmore (exit from left/center lane). Follow local directions below.

From Logan Airport
Take Route 1-A through Sumner Tunnel. Follow signs onto Expressway North (I-93). Take Back Bay/Storrow Drive exit (Exit 26) and follow signs onto Storrow Drive. Continue on Storrow to Kenmore (exit from left/center lane). Follow local directions below.

Local Directions

After taking the Kenmore exit off Storrow Drive, turn right at first set of traffic lights onto Beacon Street. At this point, the road forks; the right fork is Bay State Road. Take left fork, which leads into Kenmore Square. In the Square, bear right onto Commonwealth Avenue. Boston University Questrom School of Business is located in the Rafik B. Hariri building at 595 Commonwealth Avenue. The Metcalf Trustee Center is located on the 9th floor of this building. To access the 9th floor, use the 1 Silber Way entrance and take elevators to 9th floor.

Via the MBTA

The Metcalf Trustee Center is located directly across from the Blandford stop on the ‘B’ branch of the Green Line on the 9th floor of the Questrom School of Business. This stop is the first above ground after Kenmore Square. Passengers on other Green Line branches should transfer to a westbound ‘B’ train or walk from Kenmore Station.

Global Health Symposium – International Education Week 11/17

October 12th, 2016 in BUSPH Events, GH Events

Date: November 17th 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Metcalf Trustee Center, 9th Floor, 1 Silber Way

Click here for more information

Wolffy facilitates “The Future of Healthcare” conversation 10/25

October 6th, 2016 in BUSPH Events, GH Events

RSVP on Handshake for this special event. A conversation with Robert Wells the Executive Director for Strategy, GE Healthymagination

10/25 5-6:30pm

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Mental Health – Public Health Connections meeting 10/12

October 5th, 2016 in BUSPH Events, GH Events

To celebrate: World Mental Health Day coming on Monday, October 10th, join us for the first Mental Health - Public Health Connections campus interest group meeting Wednesday October 12th from 5-5:50pm in L109A.

Earlier this year The World Bank and the WHO held a two-day series of events focused on Making Mental Health a Global Development Priority and bringing Mental Health “Out of the Shadows”. Our first meeting will focus on the importance of bringing mental health ‘out of the shadows’ both on our campus and throughout our work in Public Health.