Events in 2011

Past Events

W&HI Open Office Hours
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 from 12:30-1:30pm
10th Floor Conference Room, Department of Global Health and Population, Building 1

White Ribbon Campaign at HSPH
December 5th through 9th, 2011
A student-led campaign to end violence against women
Events will take place on campus throughout the week with support from the Women & Health Initiative and the Women, Gender and Health concentration.
Wednesday, December 7th at 12:30pm
Rob Buelow presents “Act Like a Man: Think Outside the Box” in Kresge G2
Wednesday, December 7th at 5:00pm
Professor Jutta Lindert presents “Violence Against Women: A Global Perspective” in Kresge G2

W&HI Book Club – December 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 5:15pm
The Squealing Pig, Boston
“Half the Sky” by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
**Chapters One – Four ONLY!**

Improving Global Maternal and Neonatal Health: Challenges and Innovative Approaches
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 from 12:30 – 5:00pm
A panel of speakers including the W&HI’s own Dr. Priya Agrawal
Children’s Hospital Boston

Roundtable on Women’s Health in Nigeria
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 from 12:30-1:30pm
12th Floor Conference Room, Department of Global Health and Population, Building 1

W&HI Book Club – November 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 5:15pm
The Squealing Pig, Boston
“The Patron Saint of Liars” by Ann Patchett

Working Towards Eradicating Preventable Maternal Mortality
Thursday, November 17, 2011 from 12:30-1:30pm
Presented by Dr. Ana Langer at the Department of Global Health and Population’s Brown Bag Seminar

W&HI Open Office Hours
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 from 12:30-1:30pm
10th Floor Conference Room, Department of Global Health and Population, Building 1

Understanding fetal growth across populations towards a phenotypic classification of preterm birth and intrauterine growth retardation
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 from 4:00-5:00pm in FXB G-12
A seminar with Dr. Jose Villar, Professor of Perinatal Medicine at University of Oxford and remarks by Dr. Michelle Williams, HSPH Department of Epidemiology
Hosted by the Women and Health Initiative and the Department of Global Health and Population

**SPECIAL SEMINAR**
Advancing Maternal Health: Reflections on the role and contributions of the Harvard School of Public Health
Welcome – Dean Julio Frenk
Panel Featuring:
Wafaie Fawzi - Nutrition Interventions and Maternal and Perinatal Health
Jennifer Leaning – Maternal Mortality and the Lives of Their Remaining Children
Atul Gawande - A Checklist Strategy for Increasing the Safety of Childbirth Globally
Ana Langer – Working Towards Eradicating Preventable Maternal Mortality
Student Remarks – Aparna Chandrasekhar
Monday, November 7, 2011 from 4:00-5:30pm in Kresge G-1

Integrating Sexual and Reproductive Health with HIV to Achieve the Health-Related Millennium Development Goals: Progress and Barriers in Latin America 
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 from 12:30-1:30pm
Kresge 502
A seminar with Tamil Kendall, doctoral candidate at the University of British Columbia
Hosted by the Women and Health Initiative

Closing the Cancer Divide: The Global Equity Imperative of Expanding Access in Low and Middle Income Countries 
Friday, October 28, 2011 from 8:00am-6:00pm
This symposium is free and open to the public.
For more information, visit the Global Task Force on Expanded Access to Cancer Care and Control in Developing Countries.

W&HI Potluck Lunch
Monday, October 31, 2011 from 12:30-1:30pm
12th Floor Conference Room, Building 1
All faculty, staff and students in the Department of Global Health and Population are welcome!
Sign up for what you’d like to bring in Room 1108B.

W&HI Book Club – October 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 5:00pm
The Squealing Pig, Boston
“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot
Book Club Summary – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Our Bodies, Ourselves: The Collective Goes Global
Open now through Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
For exhibit details, visit http://www.radcliffe.edu/schles/Our_Bodies_Ourselves.aspx.

Women, Population & the Millennium Development Goals
Thursday, October 6, 2011 from 4:00-5:00pm
Kresge 502
A seminar with Jane Roberts, co-founder of 34 Million Friends of the UNFPA
Event Summary – Jane Roberts Seminar

Our Bodies, Our Future: Advancing Health and Human Rights for Women and Girls
Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 9:00am-5:00pm
Tsai Performance Center at Boston University
A public symposium marking the 40th anniversary of the original “Our Bodies, Ourselves” book
Registration is full, but visit http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/40thanniversary.asp for more details on options to participate.

W&HI Book Club – September 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 5:00pm
The Squealing Pig, Boston
“Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese
Book Club Summary – Cutting for Stone

Global Women’s Health Research Retreat 
Monday, September 26, 2011 from 8:00am-1:00pm
The Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is partnering with the Harvard Global Health Institute, Center for Global Health at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Women and Health Initiative at HSPH

Winter session informational meeting for GHP 547: Field Experience in Maternal Health
Monday, September 12, 2011 from 12:30-1:20pm
FXB G13
For more information on GHP 547, please view the course page.

Seminar on Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Crisis Settings
Thursday, May 19, 2011 from 3:30-4:30pm
Presented by Dr. Maki Takamoto
For more information, please view the seminar poster.