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Engaging Students in Active Learning: The Flipped Classroom and Other Strategies

Recorded March 18, 2013

Annual JHSPH Teaching Workshop

Keynote: Dr. Marcio Oliveira
Asst. Dean for Educational Innovation,UMD School of Public Health
"Making Learning Un-Googleable: 21st Century Pedagogy that will Transform Education"

Featuring: Dr. Scott Zeger
Vice Provost for Research, Johns Hopkins University
"Promoting Active Learning in a Large "Lecture" Class; Experience from a First Try"

Panel Discussion: Other Active Learning Strategies: Dr. Nan Astone, Associate Professor, Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health; Dr. Keri Althoff, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology; Dr. Elizabeth Golub, Associate Scientist, Department of Epidemiology; Dr. Beth Resnick, Director, Office of Public Health Practice and Training and the MSPH Program in Health Policy.

Sponsored by The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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Greener Pastures: A Vision for Healthy Farming

Recorded October 24, 2012

Francis Thicke, PhD
Soil Scientist and Practicing Organic Dairy Farmer

A Polly Walker Ecology Fund lecture. The Polly Walker Ecology Fund was established at the Center in November 2008 to honor co-founder Polly Walker and to increase our understanding and application of the essential ecological perspective first promoted by Sir Albert Howard in 1939: "The whole problem of health in soil, plant, animal and man is one great subject."

Sponsored by The Department of Environmental Health Sciences and The Center for a Livable Future

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2012 Daniel J. Raskin Memorial Symposium on Injury Prevention: The Politics of Safety

Recorded October 9, 2012

Joan Claybrook
President Emeritus of Public Citizen and Former Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Dr. Claybrook received the 2012 Community Hero award from the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy. The Community Hero Award was created by the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy to recognize distinguished injury prevention leaders and exemplary programs that contribute to improving safety in our communities. After accepting her award, she shared her thoughts on how research and data favoring safety initiatives often conflict with political pressures on policymakers and administrative agencies, and offered her recommendations on what can be done to facilitate progress in safety programs.

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Vaccine Day 2012

Recorded October 5, 2012

Featuring: William H. Foege, MD, MPH
Professor Emeritus of International Health, Emory University

Vaccine Day events began on Friday October 5th at 12:00pm in Sommer Hall with an introduction by Ruth Karron, M.D., Director of the Johns Hopkins Vaccine Initiative and an introduction by the Dean of the School of Public Health, Michael Klag, MD, MPH. Dean Klag presented Dr. Foege with the Dean's Medal.

Dr. Foege's keynote address was titled "Vaccines and Society: Some Unexpected Stories." Following the keynote, an expert panel moderated by Dr. Karron discussed issues surrounding vaccine research in the 20th century.

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Putting Refugees First: Presentation of Goodermote Humanitarian Award to Sam Waterston

Recorded May 9, 2012 4:00 PM (EST)

Sam Waterston

Emmy award-winning actor Sam Waterston is the recipient of the Goodermote Humanitarian Award from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health for his longtime support of refugees around the world. Waterston was presented with the award at a ceremony at the Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Md., on May 9.

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Mountains Beyond Mountains - A Panorama of Vaccine Clinical Trials

Recorded May 2, 2012

Katherine L. O'Brien, MD, MPH
Professor, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Dr. O'Brien is a recognized international expert in the areas of pneumococcal epidemiology, pneumococcal vaccine trials and impact studies, and surveillance for pneumococcal disease. She shares stories and lessons learned about the power and unintended consequences of vaccines, through her work treating children in Haiti, and on American Indian reservations. Sponsored by Office of the Dean

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It All Starts with Epi: The Integration of Epidemiology, Genetic Epidemiology and Epigenetics

Recorded April 30, 2012

Dani Fallin, PhD
Professor, Department of Epidemology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

In this lecture, Dr. Dani Fallin unpacks the factors that can increase disease risk, including genetics, environment and age, to help us better understand the relationships among the disciplines of epidemeology, genetic epidemeology and epigenetics. Sponsored by Office of the Dean

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The 6th Annual George G. Graham Lectureship: Malnutrition: Fundamental Lessons When Standing on Shoulders of Giants

Recorded April 19, 2012

Michael HN Golden
Professor Emeritus Department of Medicine, University of Aberdeen

Professor George G. Graham, MD, founding director of the Human Nutrition Division in the Department of International Health, was a leading expert in child nutrition whose discoveries continue to guide infant and child feeding practices. Family and friends endowed the School's first chair in human nutrition in his name in 2005, and in 2008 the Middendorf Foundation provided the Department's first endowed lectureship, in Dr. Graham's name, to highlight child and maternal nutrition issues of public health importance.

For more information: Center for Human Nutrition

Presented by the Middendorf Foundation.

Sponsored by International Health and the Center for Human Nutrition

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Health Systems, Planning, Results, and Evidence: Why Nothing is as it Appears

Recorded April 18, 2012

David H. Peters, MD, MPH, DrPH
Professor, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

David Peters chronicles his quest to to find sustainable solutions to improve the health of disadvantaged people. Based on field work over decades in Uganda, the Phillipines, Sri Lanka, across Africa, in Afghanistan and with the World Bank, Peters believes to improve people's health, there is a continuous need to find different strategies and new ways of understanding how systems work. In this lecture Peters explains the complex adaptive system (CAS) approach to understand initiatives and scale up health services. Sponsored by Office of the Dean

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Pe Thet Khin on Fixing the Health System of Burma

Recorded April 10, 2012

Pe Thet Khin, MD
Minister of Health, Myanmar

Burma's minister of health Pe Thet Khin has two overriding goals: to enable citizens to reach their life expectancy and to ensure that every citizen is free from disease. He spoke to an audience at the Bloomberg School on April 10, 2012 about his vision and most pressing challenges: a severe shortage of health care workers and qualified health educators, inadequate health care facilities and substandard maternal and child health care.

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