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July 2021

NIH Graduate and Professional Fair: MIXER: Public Health, from Admissions to Career Opportunities

July 19, 1:00 pm2:00 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

This year's NIH Graduate Fair will offer a networking session to give attendees the chance to meet professionals currently working in public health. Our Associate Director of Admissions and Recruitment, Michelle Azurin, MPH, will be available to talk about breadth of careers within public health and provide advice on applying to and pursuing an MPH. Registration information

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NIH Graduate and Professional Fair: Berkeley Public Health Info Session

July 20, 12:00 pm1:30 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

The Virtual NIH Graduate and Professional School Fair will provide an opportunity for attendees to prepare for the next step in their careers by exploring educational programs leading to the PhD, MD, DDS, MD/PhD, and other graduate and professional degrees. Come chat with our admissions representatives to learn more about the programs we offer at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and how to prepare a strong application! Registration information

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Three-Week Session Begins

July 26
Online – Virtual Event

  Three-Week Session Begins Monday, July 26, 2021. See the school-wide events list for more academic and administrative dates.

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Increasing Diversity in Innovation Virtual Conference: Capturing America’s Lost Inventors

July 26, 8:00 amJuly 29, 5:00 pm PDT
Shire Hall (Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership), 2451 Ridge Road
Berkeley, CA United States
$200

July 26 – 29, every day 8am – 5pm Findings by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and leading researchers show that women, people of color and veterans are significantly underrepresented as US patent inventors. All of the data indicates that the US has missed out on millions of inventors, impacting national innovation and economic growth . On July 26-29, the US Intellectual Property Alliance and UC Berkeley will host a virtual conference bringing together the USPTO, corporate legal…

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Increasing Aid for Girls’ Education & Family Planning in the West African Sahel

July 27, 5:00 am9:00 am PDT
Online – Virtual Event

Photo: WFP/Phil Behan Increasing access to education and reproductive health - especially family planning - are strategic, mutually reinforcing interventions that enhance self-determination for girls and women. Increasing overseas investment in these two strategies can enable donor countries and implementing organizations to mitigate the Sahel region’s security and humanitarian crises and to leverage positive outcomes. This half-day virtual event will promote increased investment in the Sahel to uphold girls’ and women’s rights. Specific recommendations will include: Promote girls’ education to…

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August 2021

SafeTREC Webinar: Engaging Communities During COVID – What We Learned

August 4, 10:00 am11:00 am PDT
Online – Virtual Event

Santa Ana Active Streets (SAAS) for the past year has adapted many of its in-person active transportation safety programs for the COVID-19 reality. Join UC Berkeley SafeTREC and California Walks for our latest Focus Cities webinar with SAAS staff and volunteers to learn how they took their programs online when needed, updated activities with COVID-19 public health guidelines, and how they are continuing to engage residents in diverse and meaningful ways, such as through the Lonely Hearts Ride, a self guided biking tour of…

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Wildfire Smoke Exposure in Kids: How to Mitigate Health Effects

August 4, 12:00 pm1:00 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

Children are particularly vulnerable to wildfire smoke. Low cost tools for assessing particulate matter exposure are available, but understanding their limitations is critical. Improving indoor air quality is key to decreasing exposure, and there are known health benefits to improving indoor air quality. The use of masks or respirators may also provide some protection from smoke. This webinar will review data on low-cost tools, indoor air quality interventions, and mask and respirator use for protecting children from wildfire smoke exposure.…

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Campus Conversations: What’s the spike in COVID cases mean for UC Berkeley?

August 9, 4:00 pm5:00 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

UC Berkeley health experts Anna Harte, Guy Nicolette, Art Reingold and John Swartzberg will discuss the changing COVID-19 landscape and what it means for the UC Berkeley community in a Campus Conversation. The rise in the number of COVID-19 cases locally and nationally, along with reports of breakthrough infections among those who are vaccinated, has resulted in localities reinstituting preventive measures such as mask requirements. And it has caused a fresh wave of anxiety for those ready and preparing for a return to normal. Is the…

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Permeation Through Disposable Nitrile Gloves: Gun Cleaning Solvents and Gunshot Residue

August 10, 12:00 pm1:00 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

Firearms emit a complex mixture of inorganic and organic compounds that pose health risks. These compounds, or gunshot residues (GSRs), must be removed from the firearm to assure its proper function and for the safety of the user. Cleaning requires the use of gun cleaning solvents (GCSs) and manufacturers recommend appropriate protective gloves be worn while using GCSs. However, no research has previously been conducted to investigate the permeation of these solvents through disposable nitrile gloves. GCSs are generally complex…

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Panel Discussion: Using the Power of Disability for Change

August 11, 4:30 pm5:30 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

 This event is a part of the Berkeley Haas Dean's Speaker Series. A discussion on how to Use the Power of Disability for Social Change with Former Special Advisor to President Obama and star of Netflix’s Oscar-Nominated Documentary “Crip Camp”, Judy Heumann; Nobel Prize of Computer Science Winner and “Father of the Internet” Vint Cerf; and former Mexican Paralympian and CEO of 2Gether International, Diego Mariscal. View more event information on the Haas YouTube channel

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Sessions Ending: Three-week, Second Six-week, Eight-week, and Ten-week

August 13
Online – Virtual Event

The following sessions are ending on Friday, August 13, 2021: Three-week Second Six-week Eight-week Ten-week See the school-wide events list for more academic and administrative dates.

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Hazards in the Craft Brewing Industry: Understanding Injuries through Workers’ Compensation Data

August 18, 12:00 pm1:00 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

Workers at craft breweries are an understudied population in a rapidly growing industry. Craft beer is produced through a manufacturing process which exposes workers to numerous occupational hazards including awkward body postures, lifting/carrying heavy loads, sharp edges, and hot surfaces. Unfortunately, national injury surveillance data does not effectively represent craft breweries. The purpose of this study was to characterize injuries specific to craft brewery workers, to identify contributing factors, and to inform practitioners tasked with directing interventions. Data from workers'…

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SOPHAS Application Workshop

August 25, 5:00 pm6:00 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

Join our Admissions team as we walk through our application requirements, navigating the SOPHAS portal, and how to submit a strong application. Find out if the program you are applying to requires a SOPHAS application by reviewing our application instructions page. Event registration

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Campus Conversation: Changemaking and the Berkeley Changemaker

August 26, 12:00 pm1:00 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event
Changemaking and the Berkeley Changemaker - Jennifer Johnson-Hanks, Linda M. Burton, and Michael Lu. Speaker details are found in event information area of this page.

Now, more than ever, our world needs creative solutions from our Berkeley Changemakers. Berkeley Changemaker™ is a way to codify an essential part of what UC Berkeley has always stood for, and judging from student and faculty feedback, provides a future-oriented narrative that our whole campus can rally behind, humanists and scientists alike. Its focus on critical thinking, communication, and collaboration activates student’s passions and helps them develop a sharper sense of who they want to be and how to make that happen. Join moderator Oliver O’Reilly…

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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

Chan Zuckerberg Biohub 5th Anniversary Symposium

October 4, 12:30 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

In 2016, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced a bold new mission to support the science and technology that will make it possible to cure, prevent, or manage all disease by the end of the century. The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub was created to advance that mission—by understanding the fundamental mechanisms underlying disease and developing new technologies to lead to actionable diagnostics and effective therapies. Please join us for a virtual scientific symposium and celebration of CZ Biohub’s first five years of…

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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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The U.S. Pandemic Response: Lessons from the H1N1 Pandemic of 2001

October 6, 2:00 pm3:30 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

Join former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in conversation about the H1N1 Pandemic of 2009 and what lessons that pandemic might have for our current situation. Janet Napolitano served as the Secretary of Homeland Security in the Obama Administration. She is also a former governor of Arizona and the former president of the University of California. She directors the Goldman School's Center for Security in Politics. Kathleen Sebelius served as Secretary of Health and…

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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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