Celebrating 100 Years of Public Health Innovation: Preparing for the Future
Assembly Welcome: Lise Chapman ’81 MBA, Chair of the AYA Board of Governors, welcomed delegates and guests; Christine Walsh ’73 MD, Co-Chair of Assembly LXXV, explained this year’s theme; and Jeannette Ickovics, Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Psychology, introduced the topic of “Yale and Public Health in the 21st Century.”
Keynote Address I: Dr. Peter Singer ’90 MPH, Chief Executive Officer of Grand Challenges Canada and Foreign Secretary of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, speaks on “Solving Grand Challenges in Global Health.”
Five current master’s and doctoral students at the Yale School of Public Health share their cutting-edge ideas and experience though brief presentations on their research and field activities.
"Up in Smoke: How Marijuana Legalization Affects Us All," Presented by Hannah G. Kaneck
"Khushi Baby: A Wearable Platform to Bridge the World’s Immunization Gap," Presented by Ruchit Nagar ’15
"Building Creative Health Care Organizations for Quality Improvement," Presented by Yuna Lee ’09
"Simplicity in Cargo Ships and Health Care," Presented by Alex Rich
"Ebola, Math, Risk and Global Health Crises," Presented by Laura Ann Skrip ’13
This session was curated by Frank Grosso, Associate Dean for Student Affairs; Debbie Humphries, Clinical Instructor in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); and Catherine Yeckel, Associate Research Scientist in and Lecturer in Epidemiology (Environmental Health), all at the Yale School of Public Health.
Facilitator: Zack Cooper, Assistant Professor of Public Health (Health Policy) and of Economicsm
Marna Borgstrom ’79 MPH, President and CEO, Yale-New Haven Health System; Lecturer in Public Health (Health Policy)
Dr. Harlan Krumholz ’80, Hines Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Professor in the Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies, of Investigative Medicine and of Public Health (Health Policy)
Judith Rodin, PhD, President, The Rockefeller Foundation
In recognition of our 100th year as a leader in public health education, research and practice, the Yale School of Public Health will recognize three leading innovators with the Winslow Medal in 2015. The medal commemorates the outstanding contributions of Charles-Edward Amory Winslow, the founder of our School, and many would say the founder of modern public health in the United States. The recipients' work exemplifies C.-E.A. Winslow's ideals, especially his concern for the social factors affecting health as well as outstanding achievement in public health leadership, scholarship, or contribution to society.