Current Seminars

2012-2013 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 Conf Rm)
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SPRING 2013

JANUARY

Monday, January 21- HSPH Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 28- Spring Semester Begins
Thursday, January 29, 12:30-1:30- WordPress Tutorial
Thursday, January 31

  • 12:30-1:30pm: Lunch with Michael Reich
  • 3:30-5pm: Takemi Seminar:John-Arne Rottingen, Visiting Professor of Global Health and Population, Department of Global Health and Population, HSPH: Balancing innovation and access to medicines – processes at WHO

 

FEBRUARY 

Wednesday, February 6 (12:30-2pm), 11th Floor Conference Room- Takemi Program Mid Year Presentations

  • 12:30-1:00pm: Rie Sakai, Geographic distribution of pediatricians in Japan
  • 1:00-1:30pm: Kazuichiro Hori, A comprehensive approach to trauma care in developing and emerging countries
  • 1:30-2:00pm:  Walter De Neve, The causal effect of education on HIV risk: evidence from policy experiments in sub-Saharan Africa

** Please note change in time, day, and location for this session **
Thursday, February 7- Takemi Seminar Canceled
Thursday, February 14 (3:00-5:00pm)- Takemi Program Mid Year Presentations

  • 3:00-3:30pm:Zhuo Zhang Cornely, Blood borne virus infections among people who inject drugs in China
  • 3:30-4:00pm:Zhongwei Jia, Evaluating the impact of large scale antiretroviral treatment on the epidemic of HIV/AIDS in China
  • 4:00-4:30pm:Mehlika Toy,The burden of chronic Hepatitis B in mainland China: modeling costs and effects of universal vaccination, early detection and treatment
  • 4:30-5:00pm: Aya Goto, Maternal confidence before and after the disaster in Fukushima City, Japan

** Please note change in time for this session **
Thursday, February 21 (3:00-4:30pm)- Takemi Program Mid Year Presentations

  • 3:00-3:30pm: Luzma Gonzalez-Robledo, Health reform in Mexico
  • 3:30-4:00pm: Ana Paula de Barcellos, Brazilian Public Health Care System: how to focus on the poorest and improve efficiency
  • 4:00-4:30pm:  Shusaka Uchiyama, Environmental improvement for privacy protection and effective use of large medical databases

** Please note the change in time for this session **

Wednesday, February 27 (12:30-1:30pm), 11th Floor Conference Room- Takemi Program Mid Year Presentation

  • Meg Henning, Factors associated with HIV Prevention Education in Lusaka, Zambia

** Please note this is an added session **

Thursday, February 28 (3:30-5:00pm)- John McDonough, Professor of the Practice of Public Health, Director of the Center for Public Health Leadership, HSPH- US Healthcare System and US Health Reform

 

MARCH

Tuesday, March 5 (4:00-5:00pm) at the Carr Center in Cambridge, WAPPP, Taubman Building, room T-102- Ana Paula de Barcellos will be presenting Sanitation in Brazil: Can Courts play a role in fostering access to sewage treatment systems in poor communities?

 

Thursday, March 7 (3:30-5:00pm)- Marcia Castro, Associate Professor of Demography, Department of Global Health and Population, HSPH- Infant mortality decline in Brazil: a spatio-temporal analysis

 

Thursday, March 14 (3:30-5:00pm)- Maggie McConnell, Assistant Professor of Global Health Economics, Department of Global Health and Population, HSPH- Price Expectations and Learning for Door-to-Door Drug Sales

Thursday, March 21 (3:30-5:00pm)- No Seminar- Spring Recess.

Thursday, March 28 (3:30-5:00pm)- Greg Connolly, Professor of the Practice of Public Health, Department of Social and Behavioral Science, HPSH- The Globalization of the World’s Tobacco Market and Impact on World  Health

 

APRIL

Thursday, April 4
  • (3:00-3:30)- Annual Takemi Program Group Photo- Please meet in 12th Floor Conference Room
  • (3:30-5pm)- Peter Berman, Professor of the Practice of Global Health Systems and Economics, Department of Global Health and Population, HSPH- Applying Health Systems Analysis to Improving Primary Care in Ethiopia

Monday, April 8 (12:30-1:30), 11th Floor Conference Room- Rajesh Kumar RaiResearch Associate, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, India - Teenage childbearing: a growing public health concern in need of urgent policy and program action

** Please note this is an added session.  Lunch will be served**

Thursday, April 11

 

  • (12:30-1:30): ORARC Tutorial: Applying for IRB Approval using ESTR- Takemi Fellows Office, Lunch will be served.  This session is intended for Takemi Fellows and Associates only.  If you have an interest in attending, please email alevin@hsph.harard.edu
  • (3:30-5pm): Jackie Bhabha, Director of Research, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, HSPH- The School Effect: Reconceptualizing the dichotomy between Education and Health

Thursday, April 18 (3:30-5pm)- Postponed

 

To be Rescheduled: Michael Reich, Taro Takemi Profressor of International Health Policy, Department of Global Health and Population, HSPH-

  • Access: How do good health technologies get to poor people in poor countries (a book on access to health technologies co-authored by Michael) is available for download free of charge.  We also have a limited number of hard copies available in our office.
  • PolicyMaker Software Tutorial- This easy-to-use tool can help you analyze, understand, and create effective strategies to promote your point of view on any policy question or political issue. PolicyMaker provides step-by-step guidance to help you conduct a stakeholder analysis and design political strategies to support your policy.

** Please bring your laptops to follow along.  Software should be downloaded in advance:

Instructions on downloading:

• Your browser may ask you whether you want to “Save the File” or “Run” it. Choose “Save”.
• Unzip PolicyMaker4_331_4.zip, placing the files in an empty directory (copy the folder structure and files to an emp…ty directory, or extract the files). Do NOT execute the setup.exe while it is still compressed.
• Be sure to create a new folder, put the zip file in it, unzip it, and then click on setup.exe
• Then, execute setup.exe.
• If you do not have the .NET package installed on your machine, you will be prompted to download and install it (from Microsoft’s site).
• Once Policymaker has been installed, it can be found as “PoliMap” as a Program when you go to the “Start” menu

 

Thursday, April 25 (Full day)-  Department of Global Health and Population Symposium: GHP@50

** Please note that there will be no Takemi Program Seminar on this day **

 

AGENDA

Opening Remarks: Dean Julio Frenk and Wafaie Fawzi

Panel 1: Looking Back: The Past 50 Years of Global Health
Moderator: Julio Frenk.  Panelists: Howard Hiatt, Barry Bloom, Jeff Flier

Panel 2: Addressing the Unfinished and Emerging Population Health Agenda
Moderator: Ana Langer.  Panelists:Robert Black, Jaime Sepulveda, and Michelle Williams

Panel 3: Nutrition and Global Health Priorities
Moderator: Wafaie Fawzi.  Panelists: Kenneth Brown, Calestous Juma, and Walter Willett

Panel 4: Strengthening Health Systems for Effective Coverage
Moderator: Peter Berman.  Panelists: Rifat Atun, Jono Quick, and Winnie Yip

Panel 5: Measuring and Evaluating Health and Development
Moderator: David Canning.  Panelists: Esther Duflo, Sue Goldie, and Majid Ezzati

GHP@50 Reception and Poster Session

Takemi Fellows Presenting Posters:

  • Jan-Walter De Neve: The effect of education on HIV status in sub-Saharan Africa: evidence from policy reforms in Botswana
  • Meg Henning: Analysis of Orphans and Vulnerable Children results from 2009 Zambian Health Survey and Praxis of Community Schools
  • Mehlika Toy: Population health impact and cost-effectiveness of monitoring inactive chronic hepatitis B and treating eligible patients in Shanghai, China
  • Michael Reich and Aya Goto: TakemiProgram@30 (1983-2013): Thirty Years of the Takemi Program in International Health at HSPH

 

 

MAY

Wednesday, May 1 (1:00-3:00pm)- Takemi Program Final Presentations- 11th Floor Conference Room

 

1:00-1:30 Walter De Neve The causal effect of education on HIV risk: evidence from policy experiments in sub-Saharan Africa
1:30-2 Meg Henning Factors associated with HIV Prevention Education in Lusaka, Zambia
2-2:30 Ana de Barcellos Brazilian Public Health Care System: how to focus on the poorest and improve efficiency

** Please note difference in time, day, and location for this meeting- Lunch will be served **

Thursday, May 9 (3:00-5:00pm)- Takemi Program Final Presentations

3-3:30 Shu Uchiyama Environmental improvement for privacy protection and effective use of large medical databases
3:30-4 Zhuo Zhang Cornely Blood borne virus infections among people who inject drugs in China
4-4:30 Zhongwei Jia Evaluating the impact of large scale antiretroviral treatment on the epidemic of HIV/AIDS in China
4:30-5 Mehlika Toy The burden of chronic Hepatitis B in mainland China: modeling costs and effects of universal vaccination, early detection and treatment
Thursday, May 16 (12:00-2:00)- Takemi Program Final Presentations
12-12:30 Rie Sakai Geographic distribution of pediatricians in Japan
12:30-1 Aya Goto Early parenting support toolkit for Japanese and Vietnamese parents to improve maternal and child health
1-1:30 Luzma Gonzalez Health reform in Mexico
1:30-2 Kazu Hori A comprehensive approach to trauma care in developing and emerging countries

** Please note difference in time for this meeting- Lunch will be served **

Thursday, May 23 (11am-1pm)- Takemi Program Certificate Ceremony