Yale School of Public Health Alumni Day 2013
Innovations in Public Health — A Homecoming
Friday, October 11, 2013 • Yale School of Public Health • 60 College Street, New Haven, CT
Alumni Day is coming home! In a return to tradition, and with our eyes firmly on the future, the students, faculty, and staff invite you to spend alumni day at the School of Public Health. If you haven’t been to 60 College Street in a while, or you graduated before LEPH (aka Laboratory of Epidemiology and Public Health) was built in 1964, we think you will be pleased with what you find: new laboratories, redesigned classrooms, attractive landscaping, and a Winslow Auditorium outfitted with the latest technology to broadcast Alumni Day around the world.
Our theme for this year is Innovation. And what better way to illustrate innovation than to hear from our faculty and see our students’ work. Faculty will address important, innovative approaches to public health challenges, and others will show how some of the leading centers at the School are working to improve global health, implement HIV/AIDS prevention programs, and better understand the health impact of global warming.
Dean Cleary will give a state of the School address where you can learn about some of the many achievements over the past few years, and our plans for the future.
You will have opportunities to tour labs where world-class research in African trypanosomiasis, commonly referred to as African Sleeping Sickness, and Lyme Disease is conducted. And come to a poster session where our students will discuss their summer internships—they took place in dozens of cities and over 20 countries.
WHAT BETTER TIME TO COME HOME.
7:45am Registration - Professional Development Workshop
8:00am Probing Strategies for Better Outcomes
Rick Milczanowski, Master Trainer and Director of Consulting Services, New Haven Consulting Group
Probing Strategies for Better Outcomes provides participants with a set of skills, processes, and a matrix that allows them to formulate the right kind of question to get the response or information they need – all the while maintaining a productive and effective interaction. Participants will analyze a common business situation and apply all of the workshop skills in a role-play situation. Learn not only from experience, but the experiences of others in small groups.
8:30 - 9:30am Welcome Breakfast and Student Poster Session
8:45-9:15am Tour 1 - African trypanosomiasis Laboratory and Lyme Disease Tickery
9:30- 10:00 am State of the School Address
Paul Cleary, PhD
Dean, Yale School of Public Health; Anna M. R. Lauder Professor of Public Health (Health Policy) and Professor of Sociology; Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA), Yale School of Public Health
10:00- 11:00am YSPH Study Centers
Global Health Initiative—Elizabeth Bradley, PhD ‘96
Professor of Public Health (Health Policy), Yale School of Public Health; Director, Yale Global Health Initiative; Faculty Director, Global Health Leadership Institute; Master, Branford College, Yale College
Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies Center for Eco- Epidemiology—Durland Fish, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases), Yale School of Public Health and of Forestry And Environmental Studies
Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS—Elaine O’Keefe, MS
Executive Director, CIRA; Executive Director, Office of Public Health Practice; Lecturer in Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases), Yale School of Public Health.
11:00am - 11:30am Tour 2 - African trypanosomiasis Laboratory and Lyme Disease Tickery
11:30am - 12:30am Innovations in Research
The New Frontier: Using Genes to Predict Individual Risk and Personalize Therapy—Michael Bracken, MPH ‘70, PhD ‘74
Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and Professor of Neurology and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; Co-Director, Center for Perinatal, Pediatric and Environmental Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health
Cell Phones and Social Networks—Trace Kershaw, PhD
Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases), Yale School of Public Health
Financial Models to Modify Behavior– Jody Sindelar, PhD
Professor of Public Health (Health Policy), Yale School of Public Health
12:30pm Luncheon & Alumni Awards Ceremony
Greetings - Kevin Nelson, MPH ‘92
President, Association of Yale Alumni in Public Health
Distinguished Alumni Award: Katrina Clark, MPH ‘71
Eric Mood New Professional Award: Kee Chan, PhD ‘07
Public Service Honor Roll: Linda Schwartz, DrPH ‘98