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The IPHAM Webinar Series is a weekly public health webinar held on Thursdays at 12 PM Central.



 

Andrew V. Papachristos, PhD, presenting:

Blueprints for Safety: Engaged Science and the Story of Collaborative Gun Violence Prevention in Chicago

Thursday, May 2
12:00-1:00 PM CT

**THIS SESSION HAS BEEN MOVED ONLINE**

In 2017, a collective of gun violence prevention organizations in Chicago came together not simply to develop more "programs," but to draft plans for a broader civilianized approach to public safety that centered community violence intervention (CVI) efforts. Drawing on observational, interview, survey, and even quasi-experimental data collected through an engaged research partnership, this talk will discuss the lessons learned over the last five years about program effectiveness and about the deep and powerful nature of CVI work and its potential for changing the future of public safety.

Featuring:
Andrew V. Papachristos, PhD
Director Northwestern's Institute for Policy Research (IPR)
John G. Searle Professor Sociology
Director of the Center for Neighborhood Engaged Research and Science (CORNERS)

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Maryann Mason, PhD, presenting:

Preventing older adult overdose: using data to identify touchpoints

Thursday, May 9
12:00-1:00 PM CT

Online

Given the increasing prevalence of unintentional opioid overdose deaths in the older adult population, insight into prevention opportunities is needed.  This talk demonstrates an application of advanced analytical techniques to public health data on overdose death to identify touchpoints for outreach and service delivery including screening, harm reduction and treatment with the goal of improving older adult opioid overdose prevention.

Featuring:
Maryann Mason, PhD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine

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David E Victorson, PhD, presenting:

Nature Contact: A Social Determinant of Health for People, Population, and Planet

Thursday, May 16
12:00-1:00 PM CT

Online

Gain basic knowledge on some of the mental health benefits of spending time in nature. Learn about mental health outcomes of an immersive, nature-based program with young adult cancer survivors. Discuss the importance of reciprocity and independence between human health and the health of the planet.

Featuring:
David E Victorson, PhD
Professor of Medical Social Sciences
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine

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James Alan Fox, PhD, presenting:

Mass Shootings in Schools, Workplaces, and Other Public Settings

Thursday, May 23
12:00-1:00 PM CT

Baldwin Auditorium
303 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611

Recent mass shootings resulting in large numbers of fatalities have both shocked the American public, with many believing there to be an epidemic of bloodshed and even avoiding certain places. This presentation will examine the trends, patterns, and contributing factors underlying these tragedies with special attention to school massacres. The widespread concern that mass shootings are surging has encouraged a number of policy proposals—some worthwhile yet others ill-advised. This presentation will attempt to add perspective to perceptions of risk and critically assess some of the solutions that have been advanced by politicians and the public alike.

Featuring:
James Alan Fox, Ph.D.
The Lipman Family Professor of Criminology, Law, and Public Policy
Northeastern University

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Jennifer L. Kunde & Caitlin Leach, presenting:

Translating Research Into Policy

Thursday, May 30
12:00-1:00 PM CT

Online

Northwestern’s Office of Government Relations will discuss the current federal funding landscape for research agencies and how researchers can effectively position themselves to better engage with federal policymakers and to translate research findings and professional expertise into data-driven policymaking.

Featuring:
Jennifer L. Kunde
Executive Director, Government Relations
Northwestern University

&
Caitlin Leach
Director of Federal Relations, Government Relations
Northwestern University

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Upcoming Events

May

23

IPHAM Public Health seminar — James Fox on Mass Shootings in Schools, Workplaces, and Other Public Settings

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Recent mass shootings resulting in large numbers of fatalities have both shocked the American public, with many believing there to be an epidemic of bloodshed and even avoiding certain places. This presentation will examine the trends, patterns, and contributing factors underlying these tragedies with special attention to school massacres. The widespread concern that mass shootings are surging has encouraged a number of policy proposals some worthwhile yet others ill-advised. This presentation will attempt to add perspective to perceptions of risk and critically assess some of the solutions that have been advanced by politicians and the public alike.

Feature:
James Alan Fox, Ph.D.
The Lipman Family Professor of Criminology, Law, and Public Policy
Northeastern University

James Alan Fox has published 18 books, dozens of journal and magazine articles, and hundreds of freelance columns in newspapers around the country, primarily in the areas of mass murder, serial murder youth crime, school and campus violence, workplace violence, and capital punishment. As a member of its Board of Contributors, his column appears regularly in USA TODAY. In addition, he was the founding editor of the Journal of Quantitative Criminology.

Fox is one of the principals in maintaining the Associated Press/USA TODAY/Northeastern University Mass Killing Database. He has led or worked on criminal investigations surrounding serial and mass murder cases, served as an expert witness in over a dozen of civil cases related to multiple homicide, and was a visiting fellow with the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

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May

23

Songs on the Death of Children: A Case Study in Music as Narrative Medicine - Michael Certo

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Michael Certo, MD, MA, MM
Attending Physician,
Pediatric Palliative Care and Critical Care Medicine
Ethics Consultant & Advisory Board Member
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Songs on the Death of Children: A Case Study in Music as Narrative Medicine

Acts and events constituting music vary widely in form and function, but music itself is a nearly universal behavior and experience. Music communicates and translates elements of human experience that defy linguistic description and is therefore uniquely poised to deepen the experience of absorbing, interpreting, and being moved by stories of illness, death, and dying. And yet, despite a broad expansion of scholarship within the arts and humanities, music remains an underexplored discipline with respect to narrative medicine. This talk will demonstrate the remarkable potential of music as a powerful medium for exploring stories of illness, death, and dying, and offer a method for engaging with music as narrative medicine using Gustav Mahler s Kindertotenlieder [Songs on the Death of Children] as an exemplar.

This lecture is open to the public and will be held in the Searle Seminar Room in the Lurie Research Building (303 E Superior), Chicago Campus. For those outside the Chicago area and anyone who would prefer to attend remotely, a Zoom option is also available.

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May

30

IPHAM Public Health seminar —Translating Research Into Policy

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Northwestern s Office of Government Relations will discuss the current federal funding landscape for research agencies and how researchers can effectively position themselves to better engage with federal policymakers and to translate research findings and professional expertise into data-driven policymaking.

Featuring:
Jennifer L. Kunde
Executive Director, Government Relations
Northwestern University

Caitlin Leach
Director of Federal Relations, Government Relations
Northwestern University

Jennifer Kunde is Northwestern's liaison to the City of Chicago, managing all aspects of the university's interactions with elected officials and local community groups. Her work also includes managing governmental issues of concern to Northwestern at both the state and federal levels, including liaison activities with legislative and executive agencies, encouraging funding for the University's research endeavors, and advocating higher education policy that benefits Northwestern students and faculty.

Caitlin Leach joined Northwestern University's Office of Government Relations in September 2016 and is resident in the University's Washington, D.C. office. Her primary responsibilities include advocacy on research-related and regulatory matters before federal executive agencies and the U.S. Congress.

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Jun

04

Save the Date: June 4 Community-Engaged Research Meeting

Chicago - 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

SAVE THE DATE

TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2024
Community-Engaged Research Meeting

Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center
303 E. Superior St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Sponsored by
Center for Community Health
Feinberg Community of Practice for Community Engagement

All members of the Northwestern Medicine community are
welcome to attend.

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Jun

05

June IGH Seminar with Sokhieng Au, PhD, MPH (Program in Global Health Studies)

Online - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Havey Institute for Global Health Seminar Series is held the first Wednesday of each month, September through July, and features the research and ideas of outstanding global health leaders at Feinberg, the larger Northwestern community, and beyond.

Our speaker for June is:
Sokhieng Au, PhD, MPH
Visiting Assistant Professor
Program in Global Health Studies

Speaker biography:
Sokhieng Au is a medical historian and public health practitioner focused on health and illness in the Global South. Her research examines medicine and disease broadly in both contemporary and historical perspectives, with particular focus on (cultural, scientific, technical) exchanges/interventions and global inequities in health. She is an area specialist in Southeast Asia and Central Africa. She worked with Doctors Without Borders for several years, and has researched and taught in universities in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Her first monograph was a study of French colonial medicine in Cambodia. Her two most recent publications examined Belgian colonial medicine in the Congo and present-day antibiotic overuse in Afghanistan. Prior to joining Northwestern's faculty, Au was the interim director of the Global Health Studies Program at the University of Iowa. She spent the previous decade living in Europe, the Caribbean, South America, and Asia.

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