The University of Washington School of Public Health has so many events going on in April they decided to turn Public Health Week into “Public Health Month.”
Among the highlights:
- “Public Health as Social Justice: Lessons from Harlem to Harare” – an April 3 talk by the School’s 2015 Distinguished Alumnus, Dr. Mary T. Bassett. Dr. Bassett is commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and has more than 30 years of experience in public health, from AIDS prevention interventions in Zimbabwe to serving as an associate editor of the American Journal of Public Health.
- “Our National Eating Disorder” – an April 8 lecture by bestselling author Michael Pollan, who kicks off a Weight and Wellness Series sponsored by the university’s Graduate School. The series runs through May 19 and features other distinguished speakers, including Dr. Shiriki Kumanyika, professor of epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (“30 Years of the Obesity Epidemic and Counting”); former US Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin (“Advice from America’s Doctor”); and Dr. Adam Drewnowski, director of the UW School of Public Health’s Center for Public Health Nutrition (“Obesity and Poverty: Linking Food, Health and Incomes”).
- “Huskies Kick Butts Cigarette Butt Clean-Up” campaign on April 9, sponsored by the UW Tobacco Action Group, UW Student Public Health Association and Associated Students of the University of Washington (ASUW) Student Health Consortium.
- “SPH Public Health Week Day of Service” on April 11 – students, staff and faculty will volunteer to restore an urban forest and volunteer at the UW Farm.
For a complete listing of events, visit http://sph.washington.edu/news/public-health-month.asp