October 2011 (Fall 2) – Vol 2, Issue 3

WELCOME BACK TO OUR NEWSLETTER FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIETY, HUMAN DEVELOPMENT & HEALTH.

Our goal is to not only provide information about the Department news and initiatives, but to also serve as a resource where you can learn more about the work and lives of your colleagues, students and staff. If you’d like to contribute to future issues of the SHDH newsletter or have suggestions for topics, please send an e-mail to mbrooks@hsph.harvard.edu.

 

LETTER FROM THE CHAIR

Dear SHDH friends,

Well here we are again in the post season – and no Red Sox. I hope you are enjoying the crisp fall days. Enjoy the pumpkins and apples!

Best wishes,

Ichiro

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Mary Quilty will be presenting her research “Yoga in the Real World: Motivators, Barriers and Patterns of Use” at the New England School of Acupuncture’s research lecture series on October 18, 2011. (more…)

 

UPCOMING COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

SHDH 502: Neighborhood Intervention Health: Critical Approaches*
*ONLY OFFERED THIS YEAR
Fall 2
Dr. Jim Dunn
2.5 credits (more)

 

UPCOMING CONFERENCES

Second Pan-Hellenic Tobacco Control Congress
Dec 8-10, 2011 – Athens, Greece

The 17th Annual Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology (MCH EPI) Conference
December 14-16, 2011 – New Orleans, LA.

Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting
November 18-22, 2011 – Boston, MA  (more…)

 

ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES

Arrivals: Cabral Bigman, Ph.D., is a Yerby postdoctoral fellow working under mentor Dr. Vish Viswanath at the HSPH and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Center for Global Tobacco Control is pleased to welcome two new members to their team: Israel Agaku, DMD, MPH (HSPH) and Christina Kyriakos (more…)

 

Also in this issue

EVENTS IN REVIEW

Alan Geller gave the 2nd Annual Howard K. Koh Distinguished Visiting Professor Lecture at Boston University School of Medicine on September 7, 2011.

Alan Geller chaired the Oct 5-6, 2011 American Cancer Society-sponsored meeting entitled ‘National Meeting to Develop an Advocacy and Research Strategy to Dramatically Reduce Tanning Bed Use among Teens and Young Women’ at the ACS headquarters in Atlanta.

Professor Greg Connolly provided expert testimony at the US FDA’s Tobacco Product Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC) on July 21-22, 2011 related to dissolvable tobacco products, a new form of smokeless tobacco (more…)

 

COMMITTEES & INITIATIVES

Launching of FDA Watch. This month, the Department’s Center for Global Tobacco Control launched the FDA Tobacco Watch, an ongoing repository of information on hearings and actions taken by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Tobacco Product Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC). It provides information on how the public health community and tobacco control advocates can take part in the regulatory process of tobacco products through oral submissions and written testimonies at TPSAC meetings.

SHDH Department Rep Introduction from Kia Davis (more…)

 

GRANTS, AWARDS & FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Emily Kontos, a Research Associate within the Department and Assistant Director
of the Lung Cancer Disparities Center, was a recipient of LRP funding through
the National Institutes of Health Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Health
Disparities Research (more…)

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Research Assistant II. The Research Assistant will work on the Center’s Administrative, Planning, and Outreach Core which provides support to three Center projects including two intervention research projects in the construction and health care industries as well as a research study focused on the dissemination of best practices for implementation of comprehensive worksite health and safety programs in worksites (more…).

 

ARTICLES IN PRESS

Decker MR, Silverman JG, McCauley HL, Tancredi DJ, Levenson RR, Waldman J, Schoenwald P, Miller E. Partner notification of STI and IPV among women seeking care at family planning clinics. International Journal of STD/AIDS (in press)
(more…)