2014-2015 Takemi Program Calendar and Seminar Schedule
The Takemi Program Seminars occur weekly on Thursdays 3:30-5pm
HSPH, Building 1, Room 1208 (12th Floor Conference Room)
Wednesday, December 24 through Friday, January 2- HSPH CLOSED- WINTER BREAK
Winter Session: January 5-23, 2015
Thursday, January 8 (3:45-5pm)- Sharing our culture from home: Social event hosted by current Takemi Fellow Ronald Tran Ba Huy in celebration of “La Fête des Rois” (Three Kings Day). GHP 12th Floor Conference Room.
No weekly Seminars will be scheduled during Winter Session.
Monday, January 19- HSPH closed (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
January 26- Spring Semester begins and Takemi Program Events Resume
January 29 (3:30-5pm): Nancy Turnbull, Senior Lecturer on Health Policy, Associate Dean for Professional Education, Department of Health Policy and Management, HSPH- Discussion: US Healthcare System
Wednesday, Feb. 4 (12:30-2:00pm)- Mid-Year Presentations, 11th Floor Conference Room- lunch served
- 12:30-1pm: Maggie Kwok- Where do socioeconomic inequalities in cardiovascular disease originate? Money, Income Inequality, Grade and Rank in a Non-western Rapidly Transitioned Setting (MIGRANTS)
- 1-1:30pm: Sujin Kim- Public Pension and Elderly Depression in South Korea
- 1:30-2pm: Nadeem Alduaij- Financing health in the Arabian Gulf: Why the narrative matters
Tuesday, Feb. 10 (1-2:30pm)- Mid-Year Presentations- lunch served
- 1-1:30pm: Junko Tanuma- The Multi-Center HIV Cohort Studies in Asia: Hanoi HIV Cohort and East Asia Clinical HIV Cohort
- 1:30-2pm: Shinichi Tomioka- Inequality of medical care for dementia patients
- 2-2:30pm: Dario Novak- Social Capital and Youth Physical Activity: High School Population-Based Study in Croatia
Thursday, Feb. 12 (2:30-4:30pm)- Mid-Year Presentations
- 2:30-3pm: Sang Min Park- Analysis of healthcare status, health aid trend and aid effectiveness of North Korea
- 3-3:30pm: Haeyoung Kwon- Explaining the market expansion mechanism in Korea after the entry of generic drugs; the impact of new generic policy on market competition among off-patent drugs
- 3:30-4pm: Ken Hashimoto- Integration of Chagas disease surveillance into the primary health care service in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras – what determines the sustainability?
- 4-4:30pm: Ronald Tran Ba Huy- Have results-based financing models delivered against health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and how should these models be adapted post-2015?
Thursday, Feb. 19 (3-4:30pm)- Mid-Year Presentations
- 3-3:30pm: Svetlana Doubova- Socio-demographic characteristics, health status and use of health services of older adults with and without social security in Mexico: Implications for health policy
- 3:30-4pm: El-Fatih El-Samani- Development of a diploma/master’s degree in epidemiology training program for Sudan and neighboring countries
- 4-4:30pm: Maryam Farvid- Dietary intakes and esophageal squamous cell carcinoma incidence and mortality: the Golestan Cohort Study
Monday, Feb. 23 (12:30-1:30pm)- Mid-Year Presentations- lunch served
- 12:30-1pm: Ahmed Daak- Epidemiological study and development of a comprehensive primary health care and management program for sickle cell disease in Sudan
- 1-1:30pm: Shogo Kanamori- Effectiveness in introducing the Japanese 5S concept to healthcare facilities in developing countries
Monday, February 16- HSPH Closed (Presidents Day)
February 26 (3:30-5pm)- Cassandra Okechukwu, Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, HSPH- From racism and injustice to health and other outcomes
March 5 (3:30-5pm)- Marc Mitchell, Lecturer on Global Health, Department of Global Health and Population, HSPH- mHealth: revolutionizing health care delivery
March 12 (3:30-5pm)- John McDonough, Professor of the Practice of Public Health, Director of the Center for Public Health Leadership, Department of Health Policy and Management (HSPH)- US Healthcare System and US Health Reform
March 16-20- Spring Break
March 26 (3:30-5pm)- Taryn Vian, Associate Professor, Global Health, Center for Global Health and Development, Boston University- Corruption in the health sector: Evidence and Interventions
Wednesday, April 1- GHP Symposium- more details to come!
April 2 (3:30-5pm)- Jessica Cohen, Assistant Professor of Global Health and and Idrani Saran, PhD Candidate (2016), Department of Global Health and Population, HSPH- The Impact of Packaging and Messaging on Adherence to Malaria Treatment: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Uganda
April 9 (3:30-5pm)- William Hsiao, K.T. Li Research Professor of Economics, Department of Health Policy and Management, Department of Global Health and Population, HSPH- Policy research on Vermont single payer system
April 16 (3:30-5pm)- Margaret Kruk, Professor, Department of Global Health and Population, HSPH- Methods to Elicit User Preferences for Health System Change
Monday, April 20- Boston Marathon (HSPH Open)
April 23 (3:30-5pm)- Speaker to be announced.
Late April and May- Final Presentations
May 15- Spring Semester ends
May 21 (3:00-5:00)- Year End Certificate Ceremony
Monday, May 25- HSPH Closed (Memorial Day)
May 28- HSPH Commencement
June 5- Japan Medical Association Visit (includes Takemi Fellows presentation session and meeting with HSPH Researchers from Japan)
August 25-29- HSPH Orientation
Tuesday, August 26 (12:00-1:00pm)- Global Health and Population Department Orientation, Kresge G-1
Monday, September 1- HSPH CLOSED- LABOR DAY
September 2- Fall Semester Begins
Tuesday, September 2 (2:00-5:00pm)- Takemi Program Orientation and Reception
- 2:30-3:45pm: Takemi Program Orientation
- 3:45-4:00pm: Harvard Bridge Information Session, John Antonellis
- 4:00-5:00pm: Takemi Program Welcome Reception
September 4- NO SEMINAR
September 11 (3:30-5:00pm): Richard Cash, Senior Lecturer on Global Health, Department of Global Health and Population, HSPH- Scaling up Health Programs in Low Income Countries
Friday, September 12 (12:30-1:30pm): California Congressman Raul Ruiz- From HSPH to the U.S. Congress: Leadership Lessons from an Alum
* The link to the “Voices in Leadership” session with Raul Ruiz has been posted to the Voices website: hsph.me/ruiz.
September 18 (3:30-5:00pm)- Preliminary Presentation & Seminar
- (3:30-4:00pm): Ken Hashimoto: Integration of Chagas disease surveillance into the primary health care service in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras – what determines the sustainability?
- (4:00-5:00pm): Michael Reich, Taro Takemi Professor of International Health Policy, Department of Global Health and Population, HSPH- Governing Health Systems: For Nations and Communities Around the World
Wednesday, September 24 (12:00-1:00pm), FXB 301 (Lunch will be served)
(1991-92) Takemi Fellow Dr. Uche Amazigo will be visiting HSPH from Nigeria and will present: Defeating river blindness in Africa: Implementation, research and community participation
September 25 (3:30-5:00pm): Anne Lusk, Research Scientist, Department of Nutrition, HSPH- Bicycling, Health, and Infrastructure Innovations to Increase Numbers and Types of Bicyclists
Tuesday, September 30 (12:30-1:30pm): WordPress Lunch Tutorial for Takemi Fellows: Learn to edit your HSPH Researcher Directory Page.
*Meeting the the Takemi Fellows Office (Building 1, Room 1210A).
October 2 (2:00-4:00pm) Preliminary Presentations
- 2:00-2:30pm: Maryam Farvid: Dietary intakes and esophageal squamous cell carcinoma incidence and mortality: the Golestan Cohort Study
- 2:30-3:00pm: El-Fatih El-Samani: Development of a diploma/master’s degree in epidemiology training program for Sudan and neighboring countries
- 3:00-3:30pm: Dario Novak: Social Capital and Youth Physical Activity: High School Population-Based Study in Croatia
- 3:30-4:00pm: Shin Tomioka: Inequality of medical care for dementia patients
Wednesday, October 8 (1:00-2:00pm)- Preliminary Presentation & Informal Lunch Meeting *We are meeting in GHP 10th Floor Conference Room (accessible via the spiral staircase on the 11th Floor) for this session
- 1:00-1:30pm: Takemi Fellows Lunch Meeting
- 1:30-2:00pm: Haeyoung Kwon: Explaining the market expansion mechanism in Korea after the entry of generic drugs; the impact of new generic policy on market competition among off-patent drugs
October 9 (3:00-4:30pm)- Preliminary Presentations
- 3:00-3:30pm: Sang Min Park: Analysis of healthcare status, health aid trend and aid effectiveness of North Korea
- 3:30-4:00pm: Junko Tanuma: The Multi-Center HIV Cohort Studies in Asia: Hanoi HIV Cohort and East Asia Clinical HIV Cohort
- 4:00-4:30pm: Shogo Kanamori: Effectiveness in introducing the Japanese 5S concept to healthcare facilities in developing countries
Monday, October 13- HSPH CLOSED- COLUMBUS DAY
Tuesday, October 14 (3:00-5:00)- Preliminary Presentations
*Please note we are meeting on a Tuesday this week
- 3:00-3:30pm: Svetlana Doubova: Socio-demographic characteristics, health status and use of health services of older adults with and without social security in Mexico: Implications for health policy
- 3:30-4:00pm: Sujin Kim: Financial Incentive and Provider’s prescription in South Korea; Financial Hardship and Depression in Korean elderly
- 4:00-4:30pm: Maggie Kwok: Where do socioeconomic inequalities in cardiovascular disease originate? Money, Income Inequality, Grade and Rank in a Non-western Rapidly Transitioned Setting (MIGRANTS)
- 4:30-5:00pm: Ahmed Daak: Development of comprehensive primary health care and prevention program for sickle cell disease in Sudan
October 16- (No Seminar) GHP Department Social, 3:30-6:30pm, 12th Floor Conference Room
October 23 (3:30-5:00)- Till Bärnighausen, Associate Professor of Global Health, Department of Global Health and Population, HSPH- Establishing the impacts of HIV interventions
October 30 (3:00-4:30pm) Seminar & Preliminary Presentation *Please note change in time for this session.
- (3:00-4:00)- Barry Bloom, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Professor of Public Health, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Department of Global Health and Population, HSPH (former Dean, HSPH)- WHO and the Architecture of Global Health
- (4:00-4:30)- Nadeem Alduaij: Financing health in the Arabian Gulf: Why the narrative matters
Tuesday, November 4 (12:30-2:00pm)- Longwood Medical Area Office of Human Research Administration, GHP 11th Floor Conference Room (1-1110)- When and How do I submit for IRB approval for my research? A presentation and Q&A on the subject of IRB submissions at Harvard.
November 6 (3:30-5:00)- 2006-2008 Takemi Fellow Richard Wamai, Assistant Professor, Department of African-American Studies, Integrated Initiative for Global Health, Northeastern University- An integrated community interventional-evaluative model for neglected diseases in East Pokot district, Kenya
Friday, November 7 (11:00am-4:00pm)- HSPH Poster Day. Location: Kresge Atrium and Kresge Cafeteria. Awards Ceremony and Reception: 4:00 – 4:30 pm, FXB Atrium Takemi Fellows Presenting:
- Junko Tanuma: Gender difference in mortality during antiretroviral therapy: Results from the cohort of HIV-infected individuals in Hanoi, Vietnam
- Haeyoung Kwon: The impact of new pricing policy on market competition among off-patent drugs in South Korea
- Maggie Kwok
Tuesday, November 11- HSPH CLOSED- VETERANS DAY
November 13 (3:30-5:00)- Veronika Wirtz, Associate Professor, Center for Global Health and Development, Boston University and Corrina Moucheraud, SD candidate, Department of Global Health and Population, HSPH- Decision making for the World Health Organization’s Essential Medicines List: Examining the role of economic data
Friday, November 14
- 12:30-1:30pm- Brown Bag Seminar: Takemi Fellow (1999-2000) Ranga Bodavala, Thrive Solar Energy Private Limited. THRIVE Solar Energy: Bringing light to poor homes worldwide. Meeting in FXB G13. Feel free to bring your own lunch! To view the live broadcast (or recording of the talk) click here.
- 1:30-2:30pm- Lunch with Takemi Fellows, Meeting in Fellows Office (1-1210A).
November 20 (3:30-5:00)- David Canning, Richard Saltonstall Professor of Population Sciences, and Professor of Economics and International Health
Department of Global Health and Population, HSPH- Economic Analyses of Family Planning
November 27- NO SEMINAR (Thanksgiving)
November 27-28: HSPH CLOSED- THANKSGIVING
December 4 (3:30-5:00)-Seminar Canceled so that Fellows can attend: The Last Mile to Malaria Eradication: A special symposium discussing multidisciplinary approaches to malaria control and elimination, and the path to eradication. Symposium 3-5pm in Kresge G3, Poster Session 5-6pm in FXB Lobby and Atrium.
Friday, December 5 (12:30 – 1:30 p.m.)- HSPH Building 1, Room 1208- JAIDS Panel: Bridging Gaps Between HIV, Maternal, and Reproductive Healthcare in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence for Action (Ana Langer, Till Barnighausen, Sarah Raifman, Tamil Kendall, Wafaie Fawzi)
Sunday, December 7 (1:00-3:00pm)- Potluck Family Party at Michael Reich’s house.
December 11 (3:00-5:00)- please note earlier start time this week
- 3:00-3:30: Michael Reich, Taro Takemi Professor of International Health Policy, Department of Global Health and Population, HSPH- Health Systems and Reform Journal
- 3:30-5:00: Nancy Krieger, Professor of Social Epidemiology, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, HSPH- Health equity: what’s cause got to do with it?
- 5:00-7:00pm: GHP Holiday Party- come celebrate the holiday Season in the Kresge Cafeteria. Refreshments and drinks served. Fun and games. Families welcome! Should be a lot of fun!
Tuesday, December 16 (4:00-5:00)- Till Bärnighausen, Associate Professor of Global Health, Department of Global Health and Population, HSPH- Establishing the impacts of HIV interventions (Part 2) *Meeting in Takemi Fellows Office, 1-1210A
December 18 (3:30-5:00pm): Takemi Program Holiday Tea Party- An informal gathering to celebrate the end of the Fall Semester, and the upcoming Holiday Season.
Friday December 19- Last day of classes for Fall Semester