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Columbia Alumni Summit for Public Health Leadership

On Thursday, June 4th, the Mailman School of Public Health will hold the Seventh Annual Alumni Summit for Public Health Leadership for alumni and faculty and their guests. The event kicks off with a series of panels, Topical Discussions in Public Health: The Affordable Care Act; Managing the Ebola Crisis and Pandemic Preparedness; and Networking and Career Development. Panels are followed by a networking reception.

  • The Affordable Care Act: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly –the changing healthcare landscape after the ACA, with a focus on access to healthcare from a consumer’s viewpoint, what type of impact the ACA has made for the U.S. population.
  • Managing the Ebola Crisis and Pandemic Preparedness – The U.S. and global response to the Ebola crisis and an exploration of the systems that can forecast infectious disease outbreaks.
  • Networking and Career Development –An interactive session and discussion moderated by Heather Krasna, MS, assistant dean and director of Career Services at the Mailman School, focused on building fulfilling and successful public health careers.

The Alumni Summit culminates with dinner and the presentation of the Allan Rosenfield Alumni Award for Excellence, whichrecognizes the achievements of outstanding alumni and their leadership in the field of public health.This year’s recipient, Paul Brandt-Rauf, DrPH ’87, MD’79, ScD ’74, is dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago and former chair of the Mailman School Department of Environmental Health Sciences.

Dr. Brandt-Rauf’s major research interests are in occupational/environmental carcinogenesis. An author of over 230 journal articles and book chapters and editor of several volumes on occupational/environmental health, he currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Dr. Brandt-Rauf is the recipient of many honors in the field of occupational/environmental medicine, and has served as an advisor and consultant to industry, labor, academia, and government, including the WHO, OSHA, the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Institute of Medicine, among others. Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Preventive Medicine in Occupational Medicine, he is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Preventive Medicine, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and the Royal Society of Medicine.