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IPHAM Population Health Forum

December 4, 2018

9 AM - 1:30 PM

Where: Lurie Medical Research Building; 303 E. Superior St., Chicago, IL 60611

Who: Northwestern faculty, staff, students, and affiliates, as well as all members of the community are welcome to attend.

What: We are pleased to announce that the inaugural IPHAM Population Health Forum will take place on December 4, 2018.

The event will include a keynote speech by Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH, dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Galea's scholarship lives at the intersection of social and psychiatric epidemiology, with a focus on the behavioral health consequences of trauma, including those caused by firearms. He was named one of Time magazine’s epidemiology innovators and has been listed as one of the “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds.” 

In addition to the keynote, the IPHAM Population Health Forum will include a research poster session and breakout sessions.



9-9:45 AM: Global Health Seminar - Introduction to “Glocal” Health

Baldwin Auditorium, Lurie Medical Research Building
Ashti Doobay-Persaud, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Associate Director of Global Health Graduate Education, Center for Global Health
Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

10-10:45 AM: Community Health Seminar - "Working Out and Working Together as a Team: Creating an Innovative Community and Academic Partnership to Optimize Physical Activity in Lung Cancer Survivors"

Baldwin Auditorium, Lurie Medical Research Building
Featuring Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) Seed Grantees*:

  • Kathleen Boss
    Director of Special Initiatives
    Gilda’s Club
  • Prakash Jayabalan, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
    Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

*The ARCC 2019 Seed Grant funding opportunity is currently open.

10:45 AM-12  PM: Poster Session with Community Partners Showcase

Ryan Family Atrium, Lurie Medical Research Building

View complete list of posters that will be presented.

The community partners showcase will include:

12-1:30 PM: Keynote & Q&A: "Guns, Opioids, and Obesity: Is Population Health Science Complicit in the Evolution of Three Contemporary Epidemics?"

Hughes Auditorium, Lurie Medical Research Building
Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH
Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health



Information for Poster Presenters

Poster sessions give presenters an opportunity to discuss their project/research and exchange ideas with colleagues and new audiences. The purpose is to visually stimulate interest on collaborative research approaches to health research. We hope it will promote conversations and networking among session attendees.

All posters will be considered for awards that will be presented before the keynote speech at 12 PM in Hughes Auditorium. Please plan to attend.

Maximum size of poster display: 3’x5’. If you haven't created a poster yet, consider using the IPHAM Forum template (Powerpoint). Presenters are responsible for the cost of printing their poster. IPHAM will provide easels, tack boards, and push pins. 

You are encouraged to use standard section headings typical for the presentation of research findings (Title; Background; Methods; Results; Conclusions).  As part of your conclusions, please include a brief response to the question, "How would you describe the importance of your work to a lay person with no background in population health?".

Please note the poster session schedule on December 4th:

  • 8:30 – 10 AM: Poster setup. Bring your printed poster to the Lurie Medical Research Building atrium for poster setup. Check in at the registration table for information on which poster tack board you are assigned to.  We will have tack boards, easels, and push pins available.
  • 10:45 AM – 12 PM: Poster session. Plan to stand near your poster during this time period to present your work to the community.
  • 12 PM: Poster awards presentation in Hughes Auditorium. Please plan to attend.
  • 1:30 PM: Poster break down. You can break down your poster after the keynote lecture.

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