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Center for Education in Health Sciences

Seminar Series & Events

The Center for Education in Health Sciences coordinates the Institute for Public Health and Medicine’s weekly speaker series. The IPHAM Seminar Series is an interdisciplinary forum where faculty, students, residents, fellows and staff gather to hear invited speakers present leading-edge work in the areas spanning public health and medicine.

For more information and to see the archive of previous seminar presentations, visit the Institute for Public Health and Medicine Seminar Series page.

May

29

Virtual Training: Using Focus Groups in Research & Evaluation

Online - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This training is intended as an introduction to focus groups- what they are, when to use them, how to conduct them, and what to do with the data once you are done. This presentation will briefly touch on alternative methods for convening focus groups under physical distancing guidelines.

Topics for Training
1. How to Tell if a Focus Group is Right for Your Context
2. Basic Focus Group Techniques
o Facilitation techniques
o Focus group guide development
o Analytic approaches

This series open to everyone but designed for community organizations. This training is co-hosted by Northwestern's Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) and Buehler Center for Health Policy and Economics.

This session is part of an evaluation training series. Workshops will be offered monthly.

RSVP for Zoom Log In Info: https://northwestern.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYof-GsrjsvEtBsN-IxWWPyCieH2EwLQT24

This training will be presented by Sarah Welch, Director of Evaluation Research in Northwestern's Buehler Center for Health Policy and Economics. Sarah and her team provide high quality, state of the art evaluation services to Northwestern faculty, staff, and community organizations working on public health research, policy, and programming efforts. The goal of this program is to support the evaluation of these efforts and promote the use of data for decision-making to strengthen these efforts and their ability to improve and protect health in Chicago and beyond.

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Jun

01

Andrew Papachristos (IPR/Sociology) - Managing Two Epidemics: How Street Outreach Workers Are Addressing Gun Violence and COVID-19

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

"Managing Two Epidemics: How Street Outreach Workers Are Addressing Gun Violence and COVID-19"

by Andrew Papachristos, Professor of Sociology, IPR Fellow, and Director of the Northwestern Neighborhood and Networks (N3) Lab, with Dallas Wright N3 Senior Research Study Coordinator, and Rose Werth, N3 Graduate Research Fellow and IPR Graduate RA

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The Spring 2020 IPR Monday Fay Lomax Cook (FLC) Colloquium Series will be held online using Zoom.

Northwestern faculty, staff, and students: Please be sure to log into Zoom using your authenticated Northwestern netid and password (Sign In with SSO). This will allow you to enter the colloquium directly at 11:50 a.m. CDT.

If you are signed in as a guest or on a personal account in Zoom, this might cause delays in admitting you to the colloquium.
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No Northwestern netid? External participants are required to register for this colloquium here and cannot join without having registered by 10:00 a.m. CDT on Monday, June 1. If you have already registered for this or other IPR talks, you do not need to do so again.

To avoid delays in admitting you to the colloquium, please be sure to use the same first name and last name that you used to register when you join the colloquium in Zoom.
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Please make sure that you are running the latest version of Zoom.

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Jun

16

[WEBINAR] CHETchat Spotlight Series featuring Dr. Dinee Simpson

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

CHETchat Spotlight Series featuring Dr. Dinee Simpson

Speakers: Dr. Dinee Simpson
Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: [Online - WEBINAR]

The CHETchat Spotlight Series highlights the equity work of our invited speakers and fosters a dialogue about ways that attendees can engage in work that promotes health equity.

More details regarding the webinar registration coming soon.

RSVP here!

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Jul

10

Chicago Area Behavior Workshop

Evanston -

Chicago Area Behavior Workshop

with Barry Burden, University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Yoshi Ono, Tohoku University;
Cindy Kam, Vanderbilt University; Mary McGrath, Northwestern University; Mara Ostfeld, University of Michigan

Registration to be announced soon.

Sponsored by: The 2019 Chicago Area Behavior Workshop is sponsored by Northwestern s Political Science Department, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, and NORC s AmeriSpeak Panel.

Northwestern and IPR continue to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and will notify those who registered of any changes to this event. You can always find the latest event information by visiting our online calendar.

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Aug

27

Current Issues in LGBTQ Health featuring CONNECT Paper Competition Winners

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Please join us for our upcoming Current Issues in LGBTQ Health lecture with CONNECT Paper Competition Winners: Dylan Felt, Sandra Isano, Isabel Sturla.

The talk will be held from 12:00 1:30pm (CT) on Thursday, August 27 in the Stonewall Conference Room at 625 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1400, Chicago IL. Lunch will be provided. The talk will be livestreamed via BlueJeans.

About the speakers:

Dylan Felt, B.A., M.P.H. student, (she/her and they/them) is a Research Project Coordinator with the Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance (EDIT) Research Program at Northwestern University. She earned her BA in Psychology from Brown University, and is currently pursuing her Masters in Public Health at Northwestern University in the evenings. A non-binary transgender woman, their work emphasizes community activism and leadership in public health, and the importance of using research as a political tool to advance health equity among marginalized populations.

Isabel Sturla, B.A., (she/her and they/them) is an M1 at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Born in Argentina to an Argentine father and American mother, she moved to the United States at six years old and grew up in Evanston, her mother s hometown. Isabel graduated from Northwestern University in 2017 with a Bachelor of the Arts, double majoring in Biological Sciences and Psychology with a minor in Spanish. In her free time, she loves to cook, go biking down Chicago s lakeshore path, and play with her beloved cat Pluto.

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May

29

Virtual Training: Using Focus Groups in Research & Evaluation

Online - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This training is intended as an introduction to focus groups- what they are, when to use them, how to conduct them, and what to do with the data once you are done. This presentation will briefly touch on alternative methods for convening focus groups under physical distancing guidelines.

Topics for Training
1. How to Tell if a Focus Group is Right for Your Context
2. Basic Focus Group Techniques
o Facilitation techniques
o Focus group guide development
o Analytic approaches

This series open to everyone but designed for community organizations. This training is co-hosted by Northwestern's Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) and Buehler Center for Health Policy and Economics.

This session is part of an evaluation training series. Workshops will be offered monthly.

RSVP for Zoom Log In Info: https://northwestern.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYof-GsrjsvEtBsN-IxWWPyCieH2EwLQT24

This training will be presented by Sarah Welch, Director of Evaluation Research in Northwestern's Buehler Center for Health Policy and Economics. Sarah and her team provide high quality, state of the art evaluation services to Northwestern faculty, staff, and community organizations working on public health research, policy, and programming efforts. The goal of this program is to support the evaluation of these efforts and promote the use of data for decision-making to strengthen these efforts and their ability to improve and protect health in Chicago and beyond.

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Jun

05

Institute for Global Health Seminar Series - COVID-19 Response in Nigeria and South Africa: Lessons Learned and Emerging Knowledge

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Please join the Institute for Global Health for our "First Friday" Seminar Series! This webinar will be available through Zoom, and registration is required in order to receive information to join.

Speakers:

Lillian Dudley, BSc, MBChB, DCH, MSc, FPHM
Associate Professor of Public Health Medicine
Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Sade Ogunsola, MBChB, PhD, FMCPath, FWACP, FAS
Professor of Medical Microbiology
Deputy Vice Chancellor, Development Services
University of Lagos

Moderated by:

Lisa Hirschhorn, MD, MPH
Professor, Medical Social Sciences
Associate Director, Center for Global Cardiovascular Health
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

The Institute for Global Health Seminar Series is held the first Friday of each month, September through June, and will feature the research and ideas of outstanding global health leaders at Feinberg, the larger Northwestern community, and beyond.

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Jun

16

Virtual Discussion #4: Community-Engaged Research Partnerships During COVID-19

Online - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Community-Engaged Research Partnerships During COVID-19

Staying True to Principles of Engagement in Community-Engaged Research Partnerships during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) at Northwestern University supports and promotes community-engaged research partnerships. During the COVID-19 pandemic, community-academic research collaborations need to consider how the pandemic is impacting health and equity in their communities and how research projects and partnerships can adjust in response.

Join our 4th virtual zoom gathering to participate in small group dialogues to share and discuss experiences, ideas, and challenges and build our collective knowledge about staying engaged as community-engaged research partnerships. Submit questions in advance to ARCC@northwestern.edu that you would like discussed.

Register here:

https://northwestern.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYscu-grTgoGtVY9oNLNOiKUv6iqsNV_kSU

Please submit topics & questions for discussion in advance to ARCC@northwestern.edu

Open to any interested community and academic partners.

Related Resource: Community Document that provides ideas and resources to support community & academic partners and is open to facilitate sharing of additional ideas and questions. Anyone is able to add and share. bit.ly/COVID_ARCC

For other resources related to community-engaged research, visit our website at www. ARCCOnline.net. or our online resource directory www.ARCCresources.net.

Discussion will be facilitated by Jen Brown, ARCC Director & Co-Founder and ARCC Community Partner Joseph Harrington.

Joseph Harrington is the Co-Lead for the CAPriCORN Patient & Community Advisory Committee (PCAC) and Project Lead for the PCORI-funded patient engagement project, Elevating the Patient Voice in Research. He has worked in education, social services, mental health, healthcare, and public health. He served for six years as an Assistant Commissioner at the Chicago Department of Public Health and retired in 2017 after serving as the State Health Department s Regional Health Officer for Cook County. He serves on the Board of Directors for CommunityHealth & Alzheimers Association Illinois Chapter.

Questions? Contact ARCC at ARCC@Northwestern.edu

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Jun

18

Virtual Training: Introduction to Evaluation

Online - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This workshop will provide an overview of what evaluation is and what it can do for you and your programs. The focus will be on building a strong evaluation foundation to gather and, most importantly, use information to improve programming efforts. Many of the examples will focus on community-based programs and this training is appropriate for community-based organizations as well as researchers implementing programmatic interventions in community settings. Many learnings can be applied to internal, organizational programming efforts as well. Topics will include the difference between evaluation and research, how evaluation can benefit your program, methods for collecting and using evaluation data, and involving stakeholders in evaluation activities.

This training is co-hosted by Northwestern's Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) and Buehler Center for Health Policy and Economics.

This session is part of an evaluation training series. Workshops will be offered monthly.

Click HERE to register

This training will be presented by Sarah Welch, Director of Evaluation Research in Northwestern's Buehler Center for Health Policy and Economics. Sarah and her team provide high quality, state of the art evaluation services to Northwestern faculty, staff, and community organizations working on public health research, policy, and programming efforts. The goal of this program is to support the evaluation of these efforts and promote the use of data for decision-making to strengthen these efforts and their ability to improve and protect health in Chicago and beyond.

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