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June 2021

Berkeley Online MPH Office Hours

June 25, 12:00 pm1:00 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

Have a few questions for the Berkeley Online MPH admissions team? Drop in our office hours and ask us! Register to attend this event

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John G. Bartlett Award “Catalyzing Clinical Research to Improve Global Health” Presented to Jeffrey Murray

June 29, 10:00 am11:00 am PDT
Online – Virtual Event

Jeffrey MurrayDeputy Director, Division of Antiviral Products, FDA The Forum for Collaborative Research (The Forum) invites you to join a celebration to honor the memory of Dr. John G. Bartlett, a pioneer in HIV/AIDS study and treatment, and acknowledge Dr. Jeffrey Murray's twenty-nine years of service at the Division of Antiviral Products at the FDA. During this special celebration, the Forum will inaugurate the John G. Bartlett Award for Catalyzing Clinical Research to Improve Global Health to be presented to Dr. Jeffrey…

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Berkeley Public Health Residential and Online Admissions Webinar

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

Join our Admission Advisors as we discuss the Residential and Online degrees offered at Berkeley Public Health. During the presentation you'll learn about our area's of study, tuition costs, and the application process, finishing off with a live Q&A. We'll help you find the best program fit for you! Register to attend this event

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July 2021

First Six-Week Session Ends

July 2
Online – Virtual Event

First Six-Week Session Ends Friday, July 2, 2021. See the school-wide events list for more academic and administrative dates.

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Academic and Administrative Holiday

July 5
Online – Virtual Event

Academic and Administrative Holiday Monday, July 5, 2021. See the school-wide events list for more academic and administrative dates.

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Second Six-Week Session Begins

July 6
Online – Virtual Event

Second Six-Week Session Begins Tuesday, July 6, 2021. See the school-wide events list for more academic and administrative dates.

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Health Affairs Briefing: Border Health: Evidence & Policy

July 12, 10:30 am12:00 pm PDT
Online – Virtual Event

In a country where one-in-seven residents is an immigrant, and about 15 million people live within 100 kilometers of the US-Mexican border, there are significant disparities in health status between people born in the US and those who have immigrated, and the demographics are changing constantly. The July 2021 thematic issue of Health Affairs takes an intensive look at the policy issues related to immigrants, borders, and health. Articles describe current migration trends sand supply new data analysis and commentary on…

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This is Public Health Virtual Fair

July 14, 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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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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