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Columbia Grand Rounds on the Future of Public Health: Team Science for the Public’s Health

Grand Rounds on the Future of Public Health: Team Science for the Public’s Health

Each year, the Mailman School of Public Health holds a Grand Rounds series of talks to discuss society’s role in creating broad population health. The theme of the 2016-17 Dean’s Ground Rounds on the Future of Public Health is Team Science for the Public’s Health. Every month collaborators from across the many disciplines and portfolios at the Mailman School will come together for a discussion on how interdisciplinary teams are breaking down silos to take on issues including obesity, climate change, and racism and violence.

The Mailman School is committed to interdisciplinary science. For example, some of the largest questions being asked of public health demand answers with multiple perspectives:

  • How can we reduce the impact of Zika virus both effectively and ethically?
  • How do we deliver prevention information to those whose risk for HIV infection is four times as great as the general population but who seldom access any organized form of care?
  • What makes young people embrace a future of promise and resist counter-productive impulses that keep them in School and out of prison?

The Mailman School kicks off this academic year’s series with a talk on Incarceration and Community Health led by Dr. Robert Fullilove, professor of Sociomedical Sciences and associate dean of community and minority affairs. Dr. Fullilove is an active participant in the conversation on the benefits of putting a public health lens on incarceration in the U.S. Since 2010, he has been teaching public health courses in six New York State prisons that are part of the Bard College Prison Initiative (BPI) and serves as the Senior Advisor to BPI’s public health program.

All are invited to the talk and reception that follows. Each Grand Rounds is also broadcast live online. Participate using #TeamScience on Twitter. For more information visit: Grand Rounds 2016

The first Mailman School Grand Rounds of 2016-2017 takes place on Wednesday, September 28th at 4pm, on the Columbia University Medical campus, Alumni Auditorium, 650 West 168 Street, NYC 10032.