Past Seminars

2011-2012 Takemi Program Calendar and Seminar Schedule
The Takemi Program Seminars occur weekly on Thursdays 3:30-5pm
(unless otherwise noted)
HSPH, Building 1, Room 1208 (12th Floor Conference Room) 

AUGUST

August 21-27- HSPH Public Communications Seminar
August 28-30-HSPH Orientation
Monday, August 29 (2:00-3:15pm)- Global Health and Population Department Orientation, HSPH Building 1, Room 1208 (12th Floor Conference Room)
August 31- Fall Semester Begins

SEPTEMBER

Monday, September 5- HSPH CLOSED- LABOR DAY
Tuesday, September 6 (3:00-5:00pm)- Takemi Program Orientation and Reception
Tuesday, September 13     *Please note time and venue change*

12:15-1:45 pm- Harvard’s Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Special Series on Post-Disaster Japan: Rebuilding Japan 
Panelists: Robert Alan FeldmanManaging Director, Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities Co., Ltd.; Michael R. Reich,  Taro Takemi Professor of International Health Policy, and Director, Takemi Program in International Health, Harvard School of Public Health; Theodore C. Bestor, Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology and Japanese Studies, Chair, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.
This event will Stream live.  It will also be recorded and available for viewing at a later date on the US-Japan Relations Vimeo channel.
Location: Lower Level Conference Room, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies) 27 Kirkland Street at Cabot Way, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 *Take the M2 Shuttle or Red Line to Harvard Square and walk.

3:30-5:00pm ** SEMINAR CANCELED** –

Tuesday, September 20

2:00-3:00pm- HSPH Researcher Directory WebPage Editing Tutorial, Amy Levin, Program     Coordinator, Takemi Program.  *We will meet in the Takemi Fellows Office for this sessions so that you can edit your page during the tutorial.
3:30-5:00pmMichael R. Reich,  Taro Takemi Professor of International Health Policy, and Director, Takemi Program in International Health, HSPH- Lancet Japan Series and Symposium.

Tuesday, September 27 (3:30-5:00pm)Goodarz Danaei, Assistant Professor of Global Health, Department of Global Health and Population, HSPH- Global, regional and national trends in metabolic risk factors of chronic diseases: analysis of health surveys and epidemiologic studies since 1980.

OCTOBER

Tuesday, October 4 (3:30-5:00pm)Richard Cash, Senior Lecturer on Global Health, Department of Global Health and Population, HSPH- Limiting the impact of natural disasters in low income countries
Monday, October 10-  HSPH CLOSED- COLUMBUS DAY.

Tuesday, October 11 (3:30-5:00pm)-  Takemi Fellow Preliminary Presentations

3:30-4:00PM: Rie Sakai, PhD, MPH, Japan- Geographic maldistribution of pediatricians in Japan
4:00-4:30PM: Hee-Kyung Joh, MD, MPH, S. Korea- Socioeconomic status and prevalence, awareness, and control of diabetes in Korean adults, 2007- 2009
4:30-5:00PM:Mehlika Toy, MPH, DRPH, PhD, The Netherlands- The burden of chronic Hepatitis B in mainland China: modeling costs and effects of universal vaccination, early detection and treatment

Thursday, October 13
2:30-3:30PM: 2007-2009 Takemi Fellow Salih Mollahaliloglu, Director, School of Public Health,     Ministry of Health, Turkey- will present his research on the Health Workers Satisfaction Study in Turkey.
* Please note that we will meet in the 11th Floor Conference Room for this session

3:30-6PM: Department of Global Health and Population Social with Department Chair Wafaie Fawzi.  12th Floor Conference Room.

Tuesday, October 18 (3:30-5:00pm)-  Takemi Fellow Preliminary Presentations

3:30-4:00PM: Solomon Chen, PhD, MPH, Taiwan- Cost-effectiveness of immunization strategies for Hepatitis B: Comparing the cost of maternal screening test and Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin

4:00-4:30PM: Prerna Banati, PhD, MPH, India- Early feedback on ongoing assessment of the implementation of the 2010 WHO PMTCT guidelines in selected high burden countries
4:30-5:00PM: Yoon Kim, MD, PhD, MS, S. Korea- Contribution of hospital quality variations to socioeconomic disparities in in-hospital mortality

Tuesday, October 25 (3:30-5:00pm)- 2006-2008 Takemi Fellow Richard Wamai, Assistant Professor of African American Studies- Male circumcision for HIV prevention: current evidence and implementation in sub-Saharan Africa     *Please note that we will meet on Tuesday for this session.

NOVEMBER

Thursday, November 3 - Session canceled.
Thursday, November 10 (3:30-5:00pm)-Michael R. Reich,  Taro Takemi Professor of International Health Policy, and Director, Takemi Program in International Health, HSPH- Reflections on the Recent Ministerial Leadership Forum in South Africa and HSPH’s New Initiative for Ministers of Health     *Please note that we will meet in the 11th Floor Conference Room for this session.

Friday, November 11-  HSPH CLOSED- VETERANS DAY
Tuesday, November 15 (3:30-5:00pm)- Wafaie Fawzi, Richard Saltonstall Professor of Population Sciences, and Professor of Nutrition, Epidemiology, and Global Health; Chair, Department of Global Health and Population- Meeting with Takemi Fellows     *Please note that we will meet on Tuesday for this session.

Thursday, November 17 (3:30-5:00pm)2009-2011 Takemi FellowJesse Bump, Assistant Professor, Department of International Health, Georgetown University- Healthy Competition: Can private sector business strategy models explain global health donor behavior?      *Please note that this session will be held in the 11th Floor Conference Room.

Thursday, November 24-Friday, November 25-  HSPH CLOSED- THANKSGIVING

DECEMBER

Friday, December 2 (12-1:30pm)1999-2000 Takemi Fellow Chwan-Chuen King, Professor, Institute of Epidemiology – College of Public Health, National Taiwan University- Surveillance, Epidemiology and Public Health Policies of Influenza – From Taiwan to Global Efforts        *Please note we will meet on Friday for a lunch meeting for this session.
Thursday, December 8 (3:30-5:00pm)Jeanne Madden, Instructor, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School- Measuring Medicine Prices in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Thursday, December 15 (3:30-5:00pm):

Takemi Program Holiday Tea Party

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An informal gathering to celebrate the end of the Fall Semester, and the upcoming Holiday Season.
Friday December 16- Last day of classes for Fall Semester
Friday, December 23- Friday, December 30- HSPH CLOSED- WINTER BREAK

JANUARY

January 3- January 20- Winter Session
January 23- Spring Semester Begins
Thursday, January 26 (3:30-5pm)Marc Mitchell,
Lecturer on Global Health, Dept of Global Health and Population, HSPH- Research in the Real World: What are the problems? What are the solutions?
* This session will be a discussion of (a) the need for (b) the problems of and (c) solutions to these problems of doing research in low income settings. It will begin with a short presentation by Dr. Mitchell followed by more informal presentations by fellows of their own research. The goal is to share experience in how to overcome obstacles to doing research in sometime difficult environments.

FEBRUARY

Thursday, February 2(3:30-5pm)- Steve Marks, François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of Health and Human Rights, Department of Global Health and Population, HSPH- Is There a Human Right to Health?

Thursday, February 9 (3:30-5pm)- 2010-2012 Takemi Fellow Minah Kang Kim- Malaria: International health aids, governance, and outcome

Thursday, February 16 (3-4pm)-

Takemi Fellow Mid-Year Presentations

3-3:30pm: Solomon Chen, PhD, MPH, Taiwan- Cost-effectiveness of hepatitis B control programs: Insights from Taiwan’s experience

3:30-4pm: Mehlika Toy, MPH, DRPH, PhD, The Netherlands- The burden of chronic Hepatitis B in    mainland China: modeling costs and effects of universal vaccination, early detection and treatment
*Please note the change in time for this session

Tuesday, February 21 (3-4pm)-

Takemi Fellow Mid-Year Presentations

3-3:30pm: Rie Sakai, PhD, MPH, Japan- Geographic maldistribution of pediatricians in Japan
3:30-4pm: Hee-Kyung Joh, MD, MPH, S. Korea- Socioeconomic status and prevalence, screening, and care quality of diabetes in Korean adults, 2007- 2010
* Please note the change in TIME and DAY for this session
Thursday, February 23- No Seminar

MARCH

Thursday, March 1 (3:30-5pm, 11th Floor Conference Room)- Bill Hsiao, K.T. Li Professor of Economics, Department of Health Policy and Management, Department of Global Health and Population, HSPH- Vermont’s Pathway to Single-Payer: the political economy of reform  *Please note that we will meet in the 11th Floor Conference room for this session

Thursday, March 8 (3:30-5pm)- Kavi Bhalla, Research Scientist, Department of Global Health and Population, HSPH- Road Safety: what happened in rich countries and what will happen in poor countries

March 12-16- Spring Break

Thursday, March 15- No Seminar (HSPH Spring Break)

Thursday, March 22 (3:30-5pm)- Nancy Turnbull, Senior Lecturer on Health Policy, Associate Dean for Educational Programs, Department of Health Policy and Management- The US Health Care System

Thursday, March 29 (3:30-5pm)- Keizo Takemi - The Lancet Japan Series and Moving Towards Universal Coverage

APRIL

Thursday, April 5(4-5:30pm)- Norman Daniels, Mary B. Saltonstall Professor of Population Ethics and Professor of Ethics and Population Health, Department of Global Health and Population, HSPH- Benchmarks of Fairness for Health Reform: Theory and Practice   *Please note that we are meeting 4-5:30 for this particular session

Thursday, April 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-The US Health Care System and US Health Reform

Thursday, April 19 (3:30-5pm)- Barry Bloom, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Professor of Public Health, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases and Department of Global Health and Population, HSPH (former Dean)- WHO Reform

Thursday, April 26- Department of Global Health and Population Thursday Brown Bag Seminar Series- Michael Reich- “Reflections on Japan’s 50 years of universal health coverage”

Michael Reich, Taro Takemi Professor of International Health Policy, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health
Thursday, April 26, 2012
12:30 – 1:20 p.m.
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Thursday, April 26- GHP Department Social
Professor Wafaie Fawzi  cordially invites youto join him at a Department Social hosted by the  Department of Global Health and Population
WHEN:    Thursday, April 26, 2012
WHERE:  Department of Global Health & Population, Bldg. I, 12th Floor Conference Room
TIME:      3:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Come meet and mingle with faculty, students, and staff and enjoy some food and drinks.

MAY

Thursday, May 3 (3:30-5pm)-

Takemi Fellow Final Presentations

3:30-4pm: Solomon Chen, PhD, MPH, Taiwan-Cost-effectiveness of hepatitis B control programs: Insights from Taiwan’s experience
4-4:30pm: Mehlika Toy, MPH, DRPH, PhD, The Netherlands- The burden of chronic Hepatitis B in    mainland China: modeling costs and effects of universal vaccination, early detection and treatment
4:30-5pm: Raúl Andrés Mendoza Sassi, PhD, MSc, Brazil, Socioeconomic factors, health services utilization and the Health Family Strategy in Brazil: What can we conclude after 10 years of implementation?

Wednesday, May 9 (12:30-2pm)-

Takemi Fellow Final Presentations 
12:30-1pm: Hee-Kyung Joh, MD, MPH, S. Korea- Socioeconomic status and prevalence, screening, and care quality of diabetes in Korean adults, 2007- 2010
1:00-1:30pm: Rie Sakai, PhD, MPH, JapanGeographic maldistribution of pediatricians in Japan
1:30-2pm: Luz María González, Mexico- Mexican health system integration (Preliminary Presentation)
*Please note the change in time/day and also please note that we will meet in the 11th Floor Conference Room for this session
*Lunch will be provided: please RSVP alevin@hsph.harvard.edu

Thursday, May 10- no session today (rescheduled to May 9)

May 11- Spring Semester Ends

Thursday, May 17 (12-2pm)-

Takemi Fellow Certificate Ceremony

May 24- HSPH Commencement

Thursday, May 31 (12-1:30pm)- Prof. Jung-Der Wang, Department of Public Health, National Cheng Kung University College of Medicine, Taiwan- Integration of quality of life and survival for comparative outcome assessment and health policy decision in health care services
*Please note that this is an added Seminar and that it is also at a different time than usual.
*Lunch will be provided: please RSVP alevin@hsph.harvard.edu

JUNE

Thursday, June 21- Annual JMA Visit

HSPH Building 1, Room 1208 (12th Floor Conference Room)

12:00-2:00pm- Takemi Fellow Presentations and Luncheon Meeting
2:15-4:00- HSPH Researchers from Japan Discussion and Tea (in Japanese)
6:00-8:00- Dinner- Brassier Jo, 120 Huntington Ave., Boston
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2010-2011 Takemi Program Calendar and Seminar Schedule
The Takemi Program Seminars occur weekly on Tuesdays 3:30-5pm (unless otherwise noted)
HSPH, Building 1, Room 1208 (12th Floor Conference Room)
* Please note that the Takemi Program Seminars are for Takemi Fellows and invited guests only
*Invited guests please RSVP 2 days in advance so that we have proper amounts of refreshments and handouts

AUGUST

August 25-31  HSPH Orientation: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/student-life/orientation

Thursday, August 26 (2-3pm)- Global Health and Population Department Orientation, HSPH Building 1, Room 1208 (12th Floor Conference Room) 

SEPTEMBER

Monday, September 6- HSPH CLOSED- LABOR DAY

Tuesday, September 7

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