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August 2021

NORMalizing mask wearing – science to scale-up

August 31, 11:40 am12:30 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

The NORMalizing mask-wearing program grew out of an RCT assessing behavioral communication strategies to increase mask wearing and measure the effect of mask-wearing on the spread of COVID-19. The first stage results on how to effectively increase mask-wearing was picked up by large NGOs and state governments across SouthAsia. As of July, the results of the second stage (the effect of masks on symptomatic sero-prevalence of masks, is pending. This talk will explore determinants for uptake and scale of research…

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September 2021

​Accessible LAMP-Enabled Rapid Test (ALERT) for SARS-CoV-2: Reimagining molecular diagnostics from the bottom up

September 21, 11:40 am12:30 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

ViralALERT was born out of the Oakland Genomics Center (ogc.bio), a shared laboratory space for biologists and biotech startups. Together with our collaborators at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, in Chile (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile) and France (Center for Research and Interdisciplinary (CRI) and Hôpital Saint Louis) we developed a RT-LAMP based test for the simple detection of SARS-CoV-2. Our variation of this well-established diagnostic method incorporates low-melting waxes for the stable packaging of reactions, a magnetic…

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A COVID-19 Communication Training: Principles of Health Literacy and Risk Communication

September 21, 2:00 pm3:00 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

Are you interested in growing your scientific communication skills? Join featured speakers, Linda Neuhauser, DrPH, MPH, and John Swartzberg, MD, as they share principles of health literacy and risk communication in the age of COVID-19. They will share strategies to promote health literacy, as well as the challenges communicating with the public using print, video and radio media. Come ready to engage and learn. This training is open to graduate and undergraduate students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members. Linda…

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Violence against Healthcare in Conflict – and what can be done about it

September 28, 11:40 am12:30 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

Perilous Medicine: The Struggle to Protect Health Care from the Violence of War Pervasive violence against hospitals, patients, doctors, and other health workers has become a horrifically common feature of modern war. These relentless attacks destroy lives and the capacity of health systems to tend to those in need. Inaction to stop this violence undermines long-standing values and laws designed to ensure that sick and wounded people receive care. In his new book, Perilous Medicine: The Struggle to Protect Health…

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October 2021

Understanding the contribution of social, economic and environmental drivers in the spread of antimicrobial resistance in Ecuador

October 19, 11:40 am12:30 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

The emergence and dissemination of antimicrobial resistance among humans, animals and the environment poses an enormous threat to human health worldwide. Current evidence suggests that widespread dependency on antibiotics and complex interactions between humans, animals and the environment, have contributed to the propagation and spread of resistant organisms. This presentation will cover some environmental issues that contribute to antimicrobial resistance, including water and soil related factors, animal husbandry and wastewater and irrigation water management, and food safety, with examples drawn…

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Maternal Fetal Medicine Physician Use of Telehealth During Covid-19

October 26, 11:40 am12:30 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

The COVID-19 pandemic has hastened the transition to telehealth in obstetric care to provide safe and continuous care. Multiple factors are associated with uptake and amount of telehealth use in maternity care. Yet studies performing multivariable modeling are scarce, raising many questions about the actual drivers of telehealth use among providers and consumers. We drew data from the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM) Telehealth Survey administered online to SMFM members in December 2020. Maternal fetal medicine clinicians provide care…

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November 2021

More Than Words: In Conversation with the Language Of Racial and Social Justice-Making

November 2, 12:00 pm1:30 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event
150 Years of Women

Commitments to the work that connects diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging/justice, anti-racism, anti-Blackness, anti-white supremacy and abolition work, are deep and rich. Each of these terms also have motivations and genealogies. Join us in a discussion focused on unpacking the relationships between these frameworks and how they help us better understand and situate the work and the questions that they generate. When we think about the relationships that we hope to foster with and between students, how do we use…

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16th Annual Master’s Research Symposium Presented by the UC Berkeley/UCSF Joint Medical Program

November 5, 8:30 am5:00 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

Please join the JMP for a presentation of graduating students' thesis presentations. Due to COVID-19 concerns, this will be a virtual event, though the students will present from campus. Please RSVP here. Livestream via Facebook: facebook.com/events/902731860376382 Program Schedule 8:30-9 AM Welcoming remarks:  Jyothi Marbin, JMP Director; Coco Auerswald, Director, JMP MS Program Climate Change and Youth (moderator: Prof. Jodi Halpern) Christina (Xiaoxuan) Chen - Mental health and Coping Strategies for Youth Climate Justice Activists  9:15-11:30 AM Health (in) Justice: The health…

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Inflamed: Decolonizing Medicine for Better Health Outcomes

November 16, 12:00 pm1:00 pm PST
Online – Virtual Event

This event is co-sponsored with Berkeley Center for Social Medicine Associate Professor of Medicine, activist, composer, and co-author of the bestselling book Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice, Rupa Marya, MD, will describe how medicine is limited in its capacity to serve the health of all people by the same histories and contours of power that create and recreate the structural inequalities in society. To achieve the possibility of different health outcomes, we must re-conceptualize health with the…

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Discussion on Master Protocols for Evaluation of Candidate COVID-19 Therapeutics

November 22, 5:00 pm PST
Online – Virtual Event

The instructional team from PHW236A: Regulatory Science, Drug Development, and Public Health are extending an invitation to the entire Berkeley Public Health community to attend the course's online Journal Club session on Master Protocols for Evaluation of Candidate COVID-19 Therapeutics. The Journal Club is scheduled for Monday, November 22 at 5 pm PST. In their recent article, the Therapeutics-Clinical Working Group members of the Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutics Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV) public-private partnership describe the process by which nine master…

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