2014-2015 Takemi Program Schedule

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)



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

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 *To register for this event is (by lottery), click here.

September 18 (3:30-5:00pm)

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.

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 Presentations- *We are meeting in GHP 11th Floor Conference Room (Room 1110) 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 (3:00-5:00pm)- 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: Nadeem Alduaij: Ethnocracies and Health: Political Economy of Health in the Arab States of the Gulf
  • 4:00-4:30pm: Shogo Kanamori (tentative): Effectiveness in introducing the Japanese 5S concept to healthcare facilities in developing countries
  • 4:30-5:00pm: Junko Tanuma: The Multi-Center HIV Cohort Studies in Asia: Hanoi HIV Cohort and East Asia Clinical HIV Cohort


Tuesday, October 14 (3:00-5:00)- Preliminary Presentations- *

  • 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: Evaluating the effect of Korean drug pricing policies on providers
  • 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- Title to be announced.

October 30 (3:30-5:00)- Barry Bloom, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Professor of Public Health, Department of Immunology and Infectious DiseasesDepartment of Global Health and Population, HSPH (former Dean, HSPH)- Title to be announced.


November 6 (3:30-5:00)- Speaker to be announced.

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

November 20 (3:30-5:00)- Speaker to be announced.

November 27- NO SEMINAR (Thanksgiving)



December 4 (3:30-5:00)- Marc Mitchell, Lecturer on Global Health, Department of Global Health and Population, HSPH- mHealth: revolutionizing health care delivery

December 11 (3:30-5:00)- Nancy Krieger, Professor of Social Epidemiology, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, HSPH.

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

Winter Session

Wednesday, December 24 1pm to Thursday, January 1- HSPH CLOSED- WINTER BREAK

Winter Session: January 5-23, 2015

No weekly Seminars will be scheduled during Winter Session.


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

February- Mid-Year Presentations (tentatively scheduled for Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26)

March 16-20- Spring Break

Late April and May- Final Presentations and Certificate Ceremony

May 15- Spring Semester ends

May 28- HSPH Commencement

June- Japan Medical Association Visit (includes Takemi Fellows presentation session)