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UTHealth Hosts 2018 National Public Health Week Events

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health joins the American Public Health Association (APHA) in celebrating National Public Health Week 2018 (NPHW), April 2-8. This year’s celebration focuses on “the power of prevention, advocating for healthy and fair policies, sharing strategies for successful partnerships and championing the role of a strong public health system.”

2018 National Public Health Week events include the following and more:

Harris County Public Health town hall meeting, April 2   

with Dr. Umair A. Shah

Dr. Umair A. Shah, executive director of Harris County Public Health (HCPH), will moderate a panel at a town hall meeting on important public health issues affecting the global community. Panelists include regional directors and leadership from various HCPH departments. The town hall meeting will take place on April 2 from 10-11:30 a.m. CST in the Reuel A. Stallones building auditorium, 1200 Pressler Street, Houston, Texas 77030 with ITV to other School of Public Health campuses.

26th Annual Steele Lecture, April 5

‘Conducting research that transforms healthcare policy

Dr. Carlos del Rio, will present the 26th Annual James H. Steele Lecture, titled “Conducting research that transforms healthcare policy,” on April 5 at noon CST in the RAS building auditorium in Houston with ITV available to all campuses by request. del Rio is the interim executive associate dean for Grady Clinical Affairs at Emory University School of Medicine, Hubert Professor and chair of the Hubert Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health, and principal investigator and co-director at the Emory Center for AIDS Research. For more information, please email Consuelo Kleemann at SteeleLecture@uth.tmc.edu.

In April 1992, the James H. Steele Lecture was established at UTHealth School of Public Health by Herbert L. DuPont, M.D., director of the Center for Infectious Diseases, and R. Palmer Beasley, M.D., then dean of UTHealth School of Public Health. The lecture was created in recognition of a lifetime of work carried out by James H. Steele, D.V.M., M.P.H., “the father of veterinary public health,” in his bi-pronged efforts to establish the field of veterinary public health and to prevent the spread of infectious diseases from food-producing animals to humans through epidemiologic study and disease control measures.

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