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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

Supporting Surgical Smoke Evacuation Legislation Through A Policy Analysis

September 1, 12:00 pm1:00 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

For more than 25 years, health risks associated with surgical smoke exposure have been debated. In 1996, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) confirmed that smoke produced by laser or electrosurgery units may contain toxic vapors, blood fragments, and viruses which subsequently can produce respiratory and eye irritation in health care personnel. Aside from unpleasant odors, surgical smoke has known mutagenic potential. National and international organizations have long recommended the use of smoke evacuation systems; however, adoption…

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This is Public Health Virtual Fair

September 8, 9:00 am3:00 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

Our admissions team will be present at the This is Public Health virtual fair to discuss how to apply and why you should choose Berkeley Public Health. Join us during the live chat to have your questions answered and meet our Admissions Counselors. Register for this event

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Elections Matter: The Politics of Coronavirus in Canada and the United States

September 14, 12:30 pm2:00 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have wide-ranging consequences on North American politics. The effect of the pandemic on Joe Biden's 2020 win remains debated; meanwhile, Justin Trudeau hopes to use the belated success of his vaccine procurement strategy to win his party a parliamentary majority at the September 20 federal elections. How has COVID-19 shaped electoral politics in Canada and the United States as it relates to crucial recent and ongoing policy choices? Political scientist Daniel Béland will address this…

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Leading Through Culture: A Conversation with Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann MPH ’88

September 15, 1:00 pm2:00 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

Leading Through Culture: A Conversation with Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann, Former Genentech Leader; CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; UCSF Chancellor BCI Directors Jennifer Chatman and Sameer Srivastava will lead a conversation with Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann, former Genentech leader, CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Chancellor at UCSF, on September 15 from 1:00 – 2:00pm PST. This event is co-sponsored by the Berkeley Haas Dean’s Speaker Series and the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. View more event…

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Smoky Skies Ahead: How to Reduce Indoor Smoke Exposure to Improve Public Health during Wildfire Season

September 16, 12:00 pm1:30 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

A history of limited forest management and a hotter planet is leading to more frequent and catastrophic wildfires. While this underscores the importance of finding solutions to contain fires, the reality is that we must also learn to adapt better to their associated health threats. In this month’s Midday Science Cafe, you’ll meet two scientists who are dedicated to understanding wildfire health risks and improving public health protection. Berkeley Lab scientist Dr. Jacob Bueno de Mesquita examines the patterns of…

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Berkeley Online MPH Overview

September 20, 5:00 pm6:00 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

Join the admissions team as we walk you through our online MPH format and expectations. We'll cover general program information and application requirements. If you have any questions, please contact online.mph@Berkeley.edu. Register for this event

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​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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UC Wildfire Virtual Symposium 3

September 22, 8:00 am12:00 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

Wildfires and their aftermath impact all Californians and cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars every year. The 2021 UC Wildfire Symposium Series focuses on California’s resiliency to wildfire, extreme drought, and climate change. Panels will include Q &A Welcome Remarks – Cecilia Estolano, Chair UC Board of Regents – The Honorable Zoe Lofgren, CA-19 U.S. House of Representatives – Theresa A. Maldonado, VP Research and Innovation, UC Keynote Session – Policy and Politics of Wildfire – Assemblyman Richard Bloom, State of CA Assembly – Ken Alex, Moderator, Director, Project Climate, Center for Law, Energy, &…

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Safety on Our Streets: Traffic Safety in San Jose

September 22, 11:00 am PDT
Online – Virtual Event

In 2020, 49 community members were killed in traffic-related incidents in San Jose. Despite fewer cars on the road due to shelter-in-place orders, San Jose residents saw an increase in driver speeds AND overall traffic deaths did not decrease. Now, halfway through 2021, the rise in traffic deaths has not slowed down. Join UC Berkeley SafeTREC, California Walks, the City of San Jose’s Department of Transportation, and LA Walks to learn about traffic safety trends in San Jose over the…

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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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Masters Pre-Application Advising Session

September 28, 3:00 pm5:30 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

The UC Berkeley School of Public Health is excited to host prospective Masters applicants for a pre-application advising session! The purpose of this session is to help you learn more about how to prepare a strong application for our graduate programs and assess if our school is the right fit for you. The second half of the event from 4:30 - 5:30pm will provide opportunities for you to network directly with program representatives from Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences,…

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Right Care Initiative Virtual University of Best Practices

September 28, 4:00 pm6:00 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event
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On Tuesday, September 28, we will have the pleasure of hearing from seven leading women physicians and scientists, starting off with Noel Bairey Merz, MD from the Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center. She will present an overview of the Right Care Initiative's Women's CVD Writing Group and the importance of raising awareness on young women's early mortality threats. Then, Jessica Núñez de Ybarra, MD, MPH, FACPM, from the California Department of Public Health will share the State Action Plan for…

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How to Fund your Public Health Degree

September 29, 12:00 pm1:00 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

Interested in pursuing a graduate degree at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, but unsure about how to fund your education? Join our Student Funding and Admissions Coordinator, Betssy Valencia, for an info session on funding your degree. Betssy will cover tuition, financial aid, fellowships, graduate student appointments, and other resources available across campus. Register for this event

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This is Public Health Virtual Mini-Fair

September 30, 8:30 am11:00 am PDT
Online – Virtual Event

Our admissions team will be present at the This is Public Health Virtual Mini-Fair to discuss how to apply and why you should choose Berkeley Public Health. Join us during the live chat to have your questions answered and meet our Admissions Counselors. Register for this event  

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Berkeley Online MPH Application Clinic

September 30, 5:00 pm6:00 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

Missed our priority deadline? Don't worry and apply by February 13, 2022 to meet our (Fall 2022) application deadline. Join the admissions team for an hour as we walk you step by step through our application process. We'll also hold a space for Q&A! Register to attend this event! Please contact online.mph@berkeley.edu if you have any questions. Register for this event

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Touro University Social Justice in Public Health Series: Generational Trauma and mental health, Part 1

September 30, 5:00 pm7:00 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event
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The focus of the Touro University Social Justice in Public Health Speaker Series this year is the complex intersections between the COVID-19 pandemic, structural racism, and inequities in mental health, through the public health lens. Speakers will address the social and structural determinants that contribute to the inequities in mental health and will discuss solutions and opportunities that these public health crises present. Speakers: Michael Lu Dr. Michael C. Lu, the Dean of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health,…

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October 2021

Problem Solving in Public Health

October 5, 2:00 pm4:00 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

With Kathy Kwan, MBA/MPH, President of the Eustace-Kwan Family Foundation A CPHPL Leadership Boot Camp The capacity to address "hairy, ambiguous problems" is an essential tool for today's public health professionals. How do you identify the problem? How do you structure the work when you have limited time and resources? What are some strategies for driving consensus when you have multiple decision-makers and stakeholders? Please join us for this virtual introductory workshop on Complex Problem Solving to start your journey.…

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Fall 2021 Pre-Health & Pre-Med Graduate & Professional School Fair with UC Merced

October 6, 12:00 pm3:00 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

Registration is only available to UC Merced students. We will be in attendance at the University of California, Merced, Graduate and Professional School Fair. Learn how to submit a strong application, our available programs, and the admissions process. Our Admission Counselors will be there to answer your questions, and explain what makes University of California, Berkeley Public Health so special!

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Epidemiology PhD Information Session

October 13, 5:00 pm6:30 pm PDT

At our Epidemiology PhD Information Session you will learn more about the program curriculum, what makes a strong applicant, and how to apply. Join the Epidemiology Program Mangers, Division Head of Epidemiology, and our Admission Counselors to get your questions about the Epidemiology PhD answered! While this session is geared towards students applying for the Fall 2022 start date, all are welcome! Register here

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Berkeley Online MPH Faculty Series | Health Policy & Management Overview with Kimberly MacPherson

October 14, 12:00 pm1:00 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

Are you planning to concentrate in Health Policy & Management? In between deciding? Join staff and BPH & HAAS faculty, Kimberly MacPherson in this 60 minute virtual session! We'll discuss: Online program format Tips to positioning yourself as a competitive HPM applicant Q&A If you have any questions or issues logging on, please contact online.mph@berkeley.edu. Register for this event

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Biostatistics MA and PhD Information Session

October 14, 5:00 pm6:30 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

Thursday, October 14, 5:00pm - 6:30pm PST Description: Interested in our Biostatistics MA and/or PhD? This event is the perfect opportunity for you to learn more about both degrees and get your questions answered. Alongside of our Biostatistic Program Managers and Admission Counselors, we will be joined by a Biostatistics faculty member and current student. We look forward to seeing you there! While this session is geared towards students applying for the Fall 2022 start date, all are welcome! Register…

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UC Davis Pre-Health Conference

October 16, 8:30 am5:00 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

The UC Davis Pre-Health Conference provides community college, university, and post-bac students, as well as pre-health advisors with the information and skills necessary to succeed in the health-professions school admission process. It provides a unique opportunity for direct contact with deans of admission, admission officers, financial aid officers, faculty, and staff from a wide variety of health professional programs and other organizations. Admissions representatives from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health will be hosting a zoom room to answer…

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This is Public Health Virtual Mini-Fair

October 19, 9:00 am11:00 am PDT
Online – Virtual Event

Our admissions team will be present at the This is Public Health Virtual Mini-Fair to discuss how to apply and why you should choose Berkeley Public Health. Join us during the live chat to have your questions answered and meet our Admissions Counselors. Registration information will be posted to this page when it becomes available.

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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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How to Fund your Public Health Degree

October 19, 12:00 pm1:00 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

Interested in pursuing a graduate degree at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, but unsure about how to fund your education? Join our Student Funding and Admissions Coordinator, Betssy Valencia, for an info session on funding your degree. Betssy will cover tuition, financial aid, fellowships, graduate student appointments, and other resources available across campus. Register for this event

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2021 Virtual Healthcare Graduate School Fair with Boston College

October 20, 9:00 am11:00 am PDT
Online – Virtual Event

Registration is only available to Boston College students Description: Join us at the Boston College Healthcare Graduate School Fair, where you can get your questions about preparing a strong application, the admissions process, and student experience, answered! Our Admissions Counselor look forward to talking with Boston College students about what makes Berkeley Public Health the right fit for you. The Boston College Career Center team is aware that many students pursuing a career in healthcare need an advanced degree. We…

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Berkeley Online MPH Application Clinic

October 20, 12:00 pm1:00 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

Missed our priority deadline? Don't worry and apply by February 13, 2022 to meet our (Fall 2022) application deadline. Join the admissions team for an hour as we walk you step by step through our application process. We'll also hold a space for Q&A! Register to attend this event! Please contact online.mph@berkeley.edu if you have any questions. Register for this event

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Berkeley Graduate Diversity Admissions Fair

October 22, 3:00 pm4:00 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

This fair will be held from Monday, October 18 through Friday, October 22. Berkeley Public Health will hold a session on Friday, October 22. Welcome! If you’re a prospective student considering graduate study at UC Berkeley, we encourage you to attend our a virtual Graduate Diversity Admissions Fair Monday, Oct. 18 through Friday, Oct. 22. This admissions fair was developed specifically for underrepresented minority students considering graduate school, though it is open to all attendees. The School of Public Health…

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American Public Health Association Exhibition

October 24October 26
Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado and online

This event takes place on October 24, 25, and 26. 10am – 4pm MDT. Berkeley Public Health Admission Counselors will be attending this years APHA Exhibition. We're looking forward to connecting with prospective students to discuss our available programs, how to prepare a strong application, and advise on whether our school is the right fit for you! We are excited to connect our exhibitors, partners and sponsors with our attendees and the public health community. Thousands of students, professionals and…

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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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Justice for Black Farmers: A Conversation to Uproot Racist Policy and Plant Seeds of Redress

October 28, 12:30 pm2:00 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

The introduction of the Justice for Black Farmers Act in 2020 and the Emergency Relief for Farmers of Color Act of 2021 was the first time many Americans learned about the historical and ongoing discrimination against farmers of African descent by local farm service agencies and private entities like banks. Yet, it was only the latest chapter in the long saga of anti-Black racism in American farming. Join a panel of legacy farmers, critical race scholars, and a civil rights…

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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
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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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Berkeley Online MPH Graduate Essay Workshop

November 3, 5:00 pm6:00 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

Applying to the Berkeley Online MPH program? Join the admissions team as we share tips to craft two strong statement essays. We'll leave space for Q&A! If you have any questions, please contact online.mph@Berkeley.edu Register for this event

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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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How to Fund your Public Health Degree

November 5, 12:00 pm1:00 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

Interested in pursuing a graduate degree at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, but unsure about how to fund your education? Join our Student Funding and Admissions Coordinator, Betssy Valencia, for an info session on funding your degree. Betssy will cover tuition, financial aid, fellowships, graduate student appointments, and other resources available across campus. Register for this event

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Fall Prospective Student Conference 2021: Imagining Our New Public Health World

November 6, 9:00 am12:00 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

The last two years have been pivotal for our approach to public health. We have seen the detriments of misinformation, Anti-Asian rhetoric, police brutality, and so much more. We are at an inflection point for current and future public health leaders to reimagine how to create a more equitable and just future for all communities, especially those that are most marginalized. This year along with our main virtual conference, we will also be hosting various webinars for prospective students (you!)…

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Imagining an Ethnography of the Reproductive Lives of Class-Privileged People of Color: Race, Class, Gender, and Prenatal Care

November 10, 12:00 pm1:00 pm PST
Online – Virtual Event

Speaker: Khiara M. Bridges, Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law Studies across a range of measures of wellbeing show that class privilege does not necessarily immunize racial minorities from the structures and processes that produce excess morbidity and mortality in people, communities, and populations without racial privilege. These facts invite a consideration of the complex relationship between race and class in the United States. They invite a theorization of the simultaneous inclusion and exclusion that characterizes class-privileged racial minorities.…

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How to Fund your Public Health Degree

November 15, 12:00 pm1:00 pm PST
Online – Virtual Event

Interested in pursuing a graduate degree at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, but unsure about how to fund your education? Join our Student Funding and Admissions Coordinator, Betssy Valencia, for an info session on funding your degree. Betssy will cover tuition, financial aid, fellowships, graduate student appointments, and other resources available across campus. Register for this event

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Berkeley Online MPH Graduate Essay Workshop

November 16, 9:00 am10:00 am PST
Online – Virtual Event

Applying to the Berkeley Online MPH program? Join the admissions team as we share tips to craft two strong statement essays. We'll leave space for Q&A! If you have any questions, please contact online.mph@Berkeley.edu Register for this event

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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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Residential Admission Office Hours

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

The Fall 2022 deadline for our On-campus (residential) programs is quickly approaching on December 1, 8:59pm PST. Join Residential Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator, Ella M. Crawford, and fellow prospective students for this hour long live Q&A to answer any lingering questions as we draw closer to the application deadline. Register for this event

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This is Public Health Virtual Fair

November 17, 9:00 am3:00 pm PST
Online – Virtual Event

Our admissions team will be present at the This is Public Health virtual fair to discuss how to apply and why you should choose Berkeley Public Health. Join us during the live chat to have your questions answered and meet our Admissions Counselors. Register for this event

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Public House Powerhouse

November 18, 4:00 pm5:30 pm PST
Online – Virtual Event
Public Health Powerhouse

Join us for Powerhouse to learn how to make your public health graduate school application stand out. Representatives from top ranked schools, including Berkeley Public Health, will be on hand to share information about the admissions process for public health and to answer your questions. Register for this event

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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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