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December 3, 2014 • 5:15 PM - 7:30 PM

Dr. Robert Berenson, Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute, will address the issues around provider consolidation – current trends; potential positive and negative effects; and strategies to promote the benefits while mitigating risks.

December 4, 2014 • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Dr. Leona Baumgartner, New York City's first female Commissioner of Health, 1954–1962, was a fascinating individual whose story lies at the nexus of women's, public health, and urban history. This talk will look at the ways in which Baumgartner used her considerable politics skills and public persona to balance the Department’s traditional concerns for public health education and promotion, with the field’s increasing emphasis on scientific research.

December 9, 2014 • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The recent Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa presented the medical community with previously unencountered vulnerabilities. The arrival of the Ebola virus in the United States demanded immediate public health interventions, treatment of those infected and measures to protect New York State residents against its spread. This Grand Rounds introduces a team of experts presenting evidence-based best practices relevant to the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations and treatment of Ebola.

January 24, 2015 • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Recent forgeries of early modern books using photopolymer plates have attained a high level of sophistication. This talk will look at the longer technological, intellectual, and material aspect of book forgery, looking especially at efforts to create convincing artifacts, rather than merely forge texts.

March 2, 2015 - March 3, 2015 • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Conference Objectives:

1.    To provide a platform for constructive dialogue between stakeholders in the development, implementation and use of clinical guidelines.

2.    To enhance successful uptake, implementation and use of clinical guidelines through fostering ongoing collaboration between relevant stakeholders.

March 9, 2015 - March 12, 2015 • 8:00 AM -

Bangladesh Urban Health Network (BUHN) and Eminence joins pre-eminent organizations in Toronto, New York, Boston, Amsterdam, Baltimore, Belo Horizonte, Vancouver and Nairobi to welcome academics, policymakers and advocates to advance the generation, exchange, and application of high quality urban health knowledge across academics, policy makers, implementers, and communities to attain health equity in urban settings worldwide.

March 11, 2015 • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Please plan to join us for this special evening of short talks on the history of medicine and public health. Presenters and topics will be posted in early February.

March 17, 2015 • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

It’s commonly said that “you are what you eat.” These days, we tend to mean that if you consume the right foods, containing the right nutrients, you’ll tend to be healthy and live long. But some centuries ago, other sensibilities were available that helped define the nature and causes of human character, individual and collective. In his talk, Dr. Shapin discusses one of the more familiar examples of this analogical and causal mode of reasoning in the period from the 16th to the 18th centuries—why beef-eating made the English who they were.

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