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Tuesday, February 15

SWEET Seminar

Sharing Work and Educational Experiences Together

Current MPH students Jessica Alderman and Pauline Lubens discuss photography, media and Public Health.

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Place: W3030

Thursday, February 17

Hiding Divya: Exploring Stigma Against Mental Illness in the South Asian American Community through Film

Time: 5:00 PM
Place: Sheldon Hall

Q&A with the director and panelists from CHAI (Counselors Helping South Asians/Indians) and Reception to follow film screening.

Hiding Divya explores the stigma against mental illness in the South Asian American community. The director says, "people throughout the world - even in America - struggle with the 'disgrace' of a family member with emotional problems. Compounded in the South Asian and Asian American communities, stigma and shame are barriers to treatment." We believe this film is an accessible and enjoyable starting point for an important, emerging area in Public Health: barriers to accessing care in America, particularly in minority groups where specific cultural factors are at play. We hope this will be a rich discussion about mental health and minority communities.

Co-sponsored by: Behavioral Health International Group, International Health Student Group, Mental Health Student Group, ABS, and JB Grant Society.

Tuesday, February 22

Innovation Network Event: The State of Evaluation in the U.S. NonProfit Health Sector

Time: 12 - 1:30 pm
Place: W3030

Many philanthropic and nonprofit organizations strive to improve the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities. They provide services such as immunizations, or share knowledge through public health education campaigns, or advocate for practice/policy change in support of positive health outcomes. But how do nonprofits and funders know their interventions are making progress or are successful? What approaches and tools exist to support information gathering, decision making, and strategy revisions? What capacity and practices exist in the nonprofit sector to support evaluation?  

Joanna Morariu and Veena Pankaj, senior associates of Innovation Network (, will draw on research findings from The State of Evaluation 2010: Evaluation Practice and Capacity in the Nonprofit Sector, and real world experiences drawn from Innovation Network's consulting engagements in the areas of health promotion and public policy advocacy.

Tuesday, March 1Type for Life - Saving Lives Through Bone Marrow Donation

Time: 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Place: Sheldon Hall

Join us in a panel discussion of various speakers, inclduing a pediatric oncologist, an MPH student who donated bone marrow to a leukemia patient, and more.

Event followed by a dessert reception.

Tuesday, March 8Type for Life Bone Marrow Registry Drive

Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Place: Courtyard 1 (JHSPH)

Opportunity for students and faculty to learn information about joining the National Bone Marrow Registry and join if you desire (cheek swab required to join).

Co-sponsored by ABS and TFL

Wednesday, April 6

Subjectified: Documentary Screening and Reception

Subjectified: nine young women talk about sex.Subjectified is a documentary that presents a real, human picture of the diversity of sexual experiences from women around the US.

Time: 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Discussion with director Melissa Tapper Goldman to follow. 
Food will be served.

Co-sponsored by: ABS, the Women and Children's Health Policy Center and the Student Assembly.


Tuesday, February 1

Access to Experts Panel: Careers in Latino Health

Come learn about issues to consider and what it is like to work with Latino communities from our 4 panelists:

Miryam Gerdine, MPH: Public Health Analyst, Office of Health Information Technology and Quality (OHITQ), HRSA
Catalina Rodriquez: Language Access Coordinator/Hispanic Affairs Liason, Office of the Mayor
Maureen Monroy: Manager, Health Services Center, Esperanza Center
Fannie Fonseca-Becker, DrPH, MPH, RD: Associate Scientist and Director J&J Community Health Scholars Program Core Faculty, Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions JHSPH

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Place: Anna Baetjer Room

Friday, January 28

Ice-Skating Fun!

Please join ABS and Student Assembly for ice staking fun. Catch up on winter break adventures while gliding gracefully on the ice! We will share a slideshow of your photos from your winter break adventures in travel, work, internships, etc.

Time: 9:15-10:15 PM
Place: Mimi DiPietro Family Skating Center in Patterson Park

Free admission and snacks provided!

Tuesday, November 16

Becoming an Effective Policy Advocate: a Practical Tutorial

Grassroots Advocacy Program

Current MPH students Riley Steiner, Jessica Ladd, Jeff Moon, and Kathleen Blake discuss how-to's for policy advocacy on the international, national, state, and local levels.

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Place: W2033

Thursday, November 18

SWEET Seminar

Sharing Work and Educational Experiences Together

Current MPH students Marco Ambrosio, Alison Romano, and Andy Stamp discuss non-profit and NGO Development, evaluation methods, executive director experiences, and lessons from abroad.

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Place: W2030

Thursday, November 4

SWEET Seminar

Sharing Work and Educational Experiences Together

Current MPH students Tiffany Wandy and Shun Mabuchi share the interface of business and healthcare: application of corporate concepts to nonprofits and experiences in Shanghai.

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Place: W2030

Wednesday, October 27

SWEET Seminar

Sharing Work and Educational Experiences Together

Current MPH student Scott McPherson addresses the world's leading cause of preventable blindness, Guinea worm eradication and trachoma control in South Sudan

Time: 12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
Place: W2008

Monday, October 4


Friday, October 18

Annual Canned Food Drive

Any kind of canned food is welcome.

Drop off locations: Student Lounge (1st Floor) or Student Affairs (E1002). Food can also be taken directly to SOURCE at 2017 E. Monument St.

Brought to you in collaboration by SOURCE, African Public Health Network, ABS, and Student Assembly.

Thursday October 14

SWEET Seminar: African Impressions

Sharing Work and Educational Experiences Together

Current MPH students Maggie Murphy, Megan Peterson, Edmond Baganizi and Ebenezer Oni share their first-hand experiences and impressions of working in Africa

Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Place: Room E9519

Bag of Sweets for the first 15 attendees!

Brought to you in collaboration with the African Public Health Network
Wednesday October 6

Discussion: Globalization of Health Solidarity with Dr. Ravi Narayan

Dr. Naryan's short presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. 

Time: 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Place: Room E9519, Wolfe Street Building

Dr. Narayan has a wealth of knowledge in the 'new public health' approach of organizing and mobilizing communities for realizing health rights from his works in various capacities for more than three decades. He is one of the co-initiators of Community Health Cell, a professional resource group in community health and public health rooted in civil society and has also spearheaded The People's Health Movement and was its Global Coordinator until 2006. He is currently with the Center for Public Health and Equity (CPHE) in India.
Thursday September 30

SWEET Seminar: Will the Midterm Elections Affect Health Care Reform?

Panel Discussion & Reception featuring:
Dr. Adam Sheingate & Dr. Brad Herring

Brought to you in collaboration with SPHERE

Sunday September 19
Apple Picking!
Please join us for an afternoon of apple picking, live bluegrass music, food and fun!
Location: Weber's Cider Mill Farm, 2526 Proctor Lane, Parkville, MD 21234