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October 2021

American Public Health Association Exhibition

October 24, 2021October 26, 2021
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, 2021, 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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Policies and Initiatives to Prevent the Recurrence of Intimate Partner Violence

October 27, 2021, 11:00 am PDT
Online – Virtual Event
California Initiative for Health Equity and Action

Click on the image to download the event flyer (.png image file) More than 1 in 3 women (35.6%) and 1 in 4 men (28.5%) in the United States report experiencing a form of intimate partner violence (IPV) in their lifetimes, and women of color, especially Indigenous and Black women, report this at higher rates. Despite the widespread impact of IPV, public health-oriented programs and initiatives to intervene before violence occurs are not widely available and used, or they are…

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

October 28, 2021, 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, 2021, 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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Berkeley Online MPH Graduate Essay Workshop

November 3, 2021, 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, 2021, 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, 2021, 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, 2021, 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, 2021, 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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Berkeley Public Health Alumni Getty Center Visit

November 13, 2021, 10:30 am11:30 am PST

Join the UC Berkeley Public Health Alumni Association on a tour of the magnificent Getty Center! This will be led by Janet Leader, MPH ‘83, a site docent at the Getty Center. Please meet at the bench under the trees in Front of the main Getty entrance. Reservations for the Getty Center are required and are free, please make a reservation at getty.edu/visit. This event is limited to the first 10 people who RSVP. Onsite parking is $20, so carpooling…

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Berkeley SPH Student and Alumni Berkeley Area Walk

November 13, 2021, 1:00 pm3:00 pm PST
Berkeley Way West, 2121 Berkeley Way
Berkeley, CA United States

Join the UC Berkeley Public Health Alumni Association on a walk of the Berkeley campus and surrounding areas! We will meet in front of the Berkeley Way West Building and walk through campus and the North Berkeley area. We will share some of our favorite places with you, and maybe discover some new gems. The walk will end with an option for outdoor food/drink. Register for this event

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How to Fund your Public Health Degree

November 15, 2021, 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, 2021, 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, 2021, 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, 2021, 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, 2021, 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, 2021, 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, 2021, 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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Analytic challenges in nutritional epidemiology: the promise of Bayesian methods

November 30, 2021, 11:40 am12:30 pm PST
Online – Virtual Event

Nutritional epidemiology is plagued by a number of analytical issues, including selection bias, crude measures of putative risk factors, and imprecision in estimating effects of multiple exposures. However, in many cases information exists that could be leveraged to mitigate these problems. The Bayesian statistical paradigm offers a principled way to incorporate such information into an analysis but is infrequently used in nutrition research. In this talk I will present results from a series of epidemiologic studies that used Bayesian methods…

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December 2021

Rethinking Information Asymmetries: Regulating Medical Therapies using Genomic Alteration at the FDA

December 7, 2021, 11:40 am12:30 pm PST
Online – Virtual Event

This study examines the regulatory processes surrounding approval for human clinical trials of therapies using genomic modification (e.g., CRISPR) and finds, according to those with relevant IND experience, that regulators are sufficiently up to speed in the science required to test the safety and effectiveness of such therapies. These findings challenge the common assumption that regulators lag the private sector when it comes to technical expertise related to rapidly emerging technologies. Drawing from the literature on bureaucratic agencies, the study…

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Berkeley Online MPH Student Experience

December 8, 2021, 3:00 pm3:45 pm PST
Online – Virtual Event

Are you interested in the online MPH program at UC Berkeley's School of Public Health? Want to connect with a current student? Join us virtually as we take you through the (first year) student experience along with a live Q&A! Register for this event Event Contact: online.mph@Berkeley.edu Access Coordinator: Stephanie Nguyen,  nguyens@berkeley.edu,  510-664-7979

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Global Perspectives: Leveraging the Public Health Infrastructure and Workforce in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

December 8, 2021, 8:00 pm PST
Online – Virtual Event

Public health is at the forefront of society in addressing the complexity of population health problems. As change agents, leaders in public health, locally and globally, have worked to serve the most vulnerable and marginalized communities. By transforming the way we understand and deliver public health and healthcare, public health practitioners in the field have worked to establish the needed infrastructure and workforce that are critical in our global response to COVID-19. The UC Berkeley Public Health Alumni Association invites…

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Berkeley Online MPH Application Clinic

December 13, 2021, 11:00 am12:00 pm PST
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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International Symposium on Caregiving for Older Adults: International Symposium on Transnational Caregiving for Older Adults and Caregivers’ Wellness in the U.S., Mexico, China (Taiwan), and Japan

December 13, 2021, 3:00 pm5:00 pm PST
Online – Virtual Event

Speakers: Winston Tseng, Associate Research Scientist / Associate Director of Research, University of California, Berkeley Health Research for Action; Marlon Maus, Adjunct Professor / DrPH Program Director, University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health; Kei Kamide, Professor / Vice Dean, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine Division of Health Sciences; Kazumi Hoshino, Visiting Professor, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine Division of Health Sciences Panelist/Discussant: Andrew E. Scharlach, Professor, University of California, Berkeley School of Social Welfare Moderator: Linda Neuhauser, Clinial Professor / Principal…

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January 2022

COEH Builds Bridges: Workplace Violence & Mental Health

January 20January 21
Online – Virtual Event

01/20 - 01/21/2022 | 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm Please join COEH UC Berkeley and UC Davis for COEH Builds Bridges: Workplace Violence and Mental Health. The world of work is changing. In addition to the physical risk of SARS-CoV-2, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the urgent need to address vexing accounts of workplace violence, psychological health and well-being in the workplace, and enduring health disparities. This year's symposium will feature panel discussions on violence in healthcare and in general…

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