News and Events
- The Center for Public Health and Human Rights Fall Symposium: Transgender Health - Human Rights, is scheduled for Thursday, Nov 17th at the Bloomberg School of Public Health in Anna Baetjer, W1030, From 12:15-1:30pm. The Symposium will be led by center faculty member Dr. Tonia Poteat, PhD, MPH, MMSc. Guest panelists include Sari Reisner, ScD, Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and the T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Gail Knudson, MD, MEd, FRCPC, Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia and current President of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, DaMia Richardson, a local transgender activist, leader, and internet radio host, and Paula Neira, RN, CEN, Esq., a nurse educator at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Director of the new Center for Transgender Health at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
- Call for Nominations 2017 Aspen New Voices Fellowship. Go to the website to nominate your candidate before October 15th, 2016
- Follow the link to see the Symposium "Violence Against LGBTQ Populations: The Public Health Response"
- The High Court of Belize struck down an anti-sodomy law in August - a great victory for human rights and the LGBT group UNIBAM!
- Lancet Series on HIV and related infections in prisoners was launched at AIDS 2016 in Durban. Congratulations to the entire team!
- AIDS 2016: The 21st International AIDS Conference was held between July 18-22 in Durban, South Africa.
- Congratulations to Director Chris Beyrer for receiving the first inaugural Archbishop Desmond Tutu Professorship in Public Health and Human Rights! Watch the video from the installation event.
- World Bank & Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) recognized Michele Decker and colleagues from SWING (Thailand; Surang Janyam, Chamrong Phaengnongyang, Dusita Phuengsamran) with a Development Marketplace Innovation award for Trauma-Informed, Community-Engaged Violence Prevention for Female Sex Workers in Thailand
- Registration opens soon for the Summer 2016 launch of the free, open-access Coursera course Confronting Gender-based Violence led by Center faculty Michele Decker and featuring Andrea Wirtz, Nancy Glass and other CPHHR faculty
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