Weathering: The Extraordinary Stress of Ordinary Life in an Unjust Society

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Part of the Real World Perspectives on Poverty Solutions Speaker Series which introduces key issues regarding the causes and consequences of poverty through an in-person lecture series featuring experts in policy and practice from across the nation.

Pre-talk by Alexa Eisenberg, Research Fellow, Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health

Impact of Extreme Heat on Global Health and Possible Solutions

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A blue graphic advertising an upcoming lecture hosted by the Center of Global Health Equity at the University of Michigan titled Impact of Extreme Heat on Global Health and Possible Solutions.This event is part of the Center for Global Health Equity’s 2023-2024 Distinguished Seminar Series: Climate Vulnerability and Health—How are we Responding?

Climate change is already having dramatic effects on human health and well-being. How are we adapting to these new realities and mitigating health risks for the world’s most vulnerable communities? The Center for Global Health Equity’s 2023-2024 distinguished seminar series will engage global experts who are responding to these challenges. Join our conversations and explore emerging solutions for protecting health in the face of climate change.

Join us for the first seminar of the series: Impact of Extreme Heat on Global Health and Possible Solutions

September 22, 2023, 12–1pm EST
Virtual Event
Free with registration:

Featured Speakers:
Larissa Larsen, Urban and Regional Planning, U-M
Jai Das, Pediatrics and Child Health, Aga Khan University
Marie O’Neill, Environmental Health Sciences and Epidemiology, U-M

This event is co-sponsored by the International Institute, the Office of Global Health in the School of Public Health, and Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

Sexual Health Assessment and Treatment in Clinical Practice

The objective of this training is to help mental health professionals develop confidence and a skill set for discussing sexual identity, health/wellness, and intimacy with their clients. Fundamentals of sex therapy from a biopsychosocial approach will be covered to ensure that participants feel well-equipped to incorporate sexual functioning into their core approach to assessment and treatment. The learner will understand the ramifications of relegating this topic to a “specialized” treatment approach and feel skilled and capable in addressing sex therapy topics as a foundational approach to assessment and treatment.

Advancing Health Equity in East Africa

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Join us for a conversation with Rwanda’s Minister of Health Dr. Sabin Nsanzimana. Our distinguished guest will discuss Rwanda’s current efforts to strengthen its healthcare system, including significant expansions of the health workforce and international partnerships for education, advanced training, and health innovation.

This community conversation is open to all students, faculty, and staff. Please join us for this unique opportunity.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Global Health Equity, the African Studies Center, the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, and the School of Public Health.

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Health Equity Leadership Series

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Join us as we welcome Dr. Guillermo Prado for the Health Equity Leadership Series, hosted by the Office of Health Equity and Inclusion at the University of Michigan School of Nursing.

The goal of the Health Equity Leadership Series is to bring together members of the UM community to engage in critical thinking, learning, and dialogue about topics in health equity. Each month we welcome scholars and organizational leaders who are looking seriously at questions around health equity within Nursing and healthcare to share their expertise. Following the speaker’s presentation, audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions for our speakers.

On April 13th, we will be welcoming Dr. Guillermo (Willy) Prado of the University of Miami. Dr. Prado is Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs; Dean of the Graduate School; and Professor of Nursing and Health Studies, Public Health Sciences, and Psychology at the University of Miami. Previously, he was Miller Professor and Director of the Division of Prevention Science and Community in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami. As a researcher, Prado broadly focuses on the development, evaluation, and dissemination of parenting interventions for Hispanic youth and their families. His research has appeared in over 170 peer-reviewed articles and chapters. He has been PI, Co-I, or mentor of over $100 million dollars of NIH funding. He is currently PI of NIDA/NIH funded study evaluating the effectiveness of an online adaption of Familias Unidas, an evidence-based family intervention, for Hispanic youth in primary care. He is also the Director of the Investigator Development Core of the NIMHD/NIH funded Center for Latino Health Research Opportunities. His research has been recognized by numerous organizations, including the National Hispanic Science Network, the Society for Prevention Research, and the Society for Adolescence and has been featured in several domestic and international news outlets, including the Miami Herald and CNN en Español. Dr. Prado will be sharing insight from his research and implications for educators, parents/caregivers, and future nurses.

This event is in collaboration with UMSN Men in Nursing.

All UM students, faculty, staff, and alumni are welcome. Please register (see right) to access the Zoom link and passcode.

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The Dr. John Lamont Peterson Annual Research Symposium

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The annual Dr. John Lamont Peterson Annual Research Symposium is the culminating event for participants in the Student Opportunities for AIDS/HIV Research (SOAR) program. The symposium features a keynote, and presentations by SOAR scholars who share findings from their behavioral and social science research related to HIV and/or sexual and gender minority populations.

This year’s keynote speech, “HIV/AIDS in Ethnographic Perspective: Black Women, Bodily Autonomy, & Reproductive Justice” is by Dr. Jallicia A. Jolly, an Assistant Professor in American Studies and Black Studies at Amherst College. Dr. Jolly researches and teaches on Black women’s health, grassroots activism, and reproductive justice; the transnational politics of gender, structural racism, sexuality, class, and health; intersectionality and HIV/AIDS in the U.S. and Caribbean; Black feminist health science, Black motherhood, and birth justice.

This symposium is free and open to the public. Portions of the symposium will be streamed on Zoom.


9:30 AM: Welcome Remarks
10:00 AM: SOAR Scholars Lightning Talks*
11:00 AM: Keynote Presentation by Jallicia A. Jolly*
12:00-12:45 PM: Lunch (provided for all registered attendees)
12:45- 1:45 PM: SOAR Scholars Poster Session
2:00 PM: SOAR Scholars Lightning Talks*
3:00 PM: Awards & Graduation*
4:00-5:00 PM: Reception
(*livestreams available)


PHSAD 36th Annual Health Equity Conference

Our 36th Annual Health Equity Conference, “What’s Next? Transforming the Climate of Health Ethics, Equity, and Justice in Public Health” will be held at Palmer Commons on Saturday, April 1, 2023, from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm. The purpose of the conference is to highlight sustainable results that bridge public health, policy, healthcare initiatives, and health behaviors. The conference will highlight keynote speakers and panels featuring University of Michigan School of Public Health alumni, faculty, and experts in the field of public health.
Educate students, public health practitioners, researchers, and the general community about how to facilitate solutions to current health inequities present in Michigan and across the United States. Have participants leave motivated to get involved with health inequity initiative organizations related to their field. Foster greater education and personal advocacy for public health-specific health inequities. Examine current public health solutions aimed at improving health equity in Michigan.
Keynote Speaker: 
Ruqaiijah A. Yearby, J.D., M.P.H. The Region V Public Health Training Center will be streaming the keynote address from 9:30 – 10:30 AM ET from Dr. Ruqaiijah Yearby, JD, MPH. Please enroll here to view the live stream.
Panelists:Loretta V. Bush, MSHA, President & CEO, Authority HealthLanie Dixon, MBA, Vice President of Patient Experience at Essentia HealthDr. Bryan O. Buckley, DrPH, MPH, MBA, Director, Health Equity Initiatives, NCQA; Assistant Professor in Medicine, Georgetown University School of MedicineDr. Okeoma Mmeje, M.D., M.P.H, Associate Chief Clinical Officer for Health Equity for the University of Michigan Medical Group at Michigan Medicine
Agenda: 9:00 – 9:30am Registration and Breakfast

9:30 – 10:15am Keynote Address10:15 – 10:30am Q&A

10:30 – 10:45am Break 10:45 – 12:00pm Panel Discussion12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 – 3:15pm Case Discussion and Networking Hour3:15 – 3:30pm Closing Remarks
This conference is hosted by the Public Health Students of African Descent (PHSAD) and funded by the Region V Public Health Training Center, the Office for Student Engagement and Practice (OSEP), Health Equity Grant, Public Health Student Assembly (PHSA), Pathways to Public Health, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS).Please be advised that a photographer will be present during this event. The School of Public Health does not seek specific permission from individuals when photographing school-sponsored events, where individuals do not have a reasonable expectation of privacy. If you do not wish to be photographed, please advise the photographer and/or place yourself behind them while they are working.

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UMSN Global Health Summer Institute

2023 Global Health Summer Institute

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Live keynote presentations and breakout sessions from experts in the field that will provide synchronous learning opportunities to exchange knowledge and build dialogue with leaders in global health

Thanks to the support of our various sponsors, you can now submit an application for a scholarship to attend the conference for free! (Visit website link below)

Now accepting abstracts for Flash Presentations! Abstracts can be submitted by clinicians, scholars, and students to highlight completed or ongoing projects related to global health research, evidence-based practice, or policy. (Visit website link below)

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Curtis Center Health Equity Seminar featuring Dr. Jodi Jacobson Frey

The workplace is a relatively untapped environment for social work education, prevention, and intervention, despite the fact that adults spend a majority of their time at work and interacting with managers and coworkers. The need for social workers in the workplace has never been greater as workplace leaders realize and embrace the need to improve working conditions with improved policies and programs that foster a culture of health and well-being and support psychological safety in the workplace. Social work values and ethics permeate all areas of the workplace with behavioral health, DE&I, equity, and social justice. These values, ethics, and practice mandates are informing workplace leadership on ways to improve conditions and treatment for their most valuable asset – their employees.