Events

Throughout the year, we host panel discussions and a series of lectures which have attracted some of the top names in public health as speakers. Each spring, community members and faculty, staff and students at ISMMS join us for Public Health Research Day to celebrate the work of our upcoming graduates. Additional events and seminars are planned based on the needs of our students and the public health community.

"Native American and Border Health"
Speaker: Gail E. Emrick, MPH/MIA, Executive Director, Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center (SEAHEC)
Tuesday, October 24 from 4-5pm 
CAM Building, 17 East 102 St., 5th Floor West, Room D5-122
1.0 CPH continuing education credit available.
View the Event Announcement

“The role of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the future of Global Public Health”
Speaker: Nata Menabde, PhD, Executive Director of the World Health Organization Office at the United Nations
Tuesday, October 17 from 4-5pm 
CAM Building, 17 East 102 St., 5th Floor West, Room D5-122
1.0 CPH continuing education credit available.
View the Event Announcement
View Dr. Menabde's Bio

Past Spotlight Lectures

"Pandemic Influenza Viruses: Past and Future "
Speaker: Peter Palese, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Chair of the Department of Microbiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
June 22, 2017, 4-5pm
Annenberg Building, 1468 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor Rm A5-212
1.0 CPH continuing education credit available.

"A fish story:  n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, myocardial vulnerability, and sudden cardiac death"
Speaker: David Siscovick, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President for Research at the New York Academy of Medicine
June 19, 2017, 4-5pm
Annenberg Building, 1468 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor Rm A5-212
1.0 CPH continuing education credit available.

"Global Surveillance and Concepts in Early Warning Systems for Infectious Diseases"
Speaker: Stephen S. Morse, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology
Director, Infectious Disease Epidemiology Certificate Program
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health|
Chair, Columbia University Institutional Biosafety Committee
June 15, 2017, 4-5pm
Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM), 5th Floor West, D5-122
1.0 CPH continuing education credit available.

Understanding the Ecology of Emerging Zoonoses”
Speaker: Jonathan Epstein, PhD, DVM, MPH, Vice President for Science and Outreach, EcoHealth Alliance
June 8, 2017, 4-5pm
Annenberg Building, 5th Floor Rm 5-212
1.0 CPH continuing education credit available.

"Cardiovascular Polypill: Rationale, Evidence, and Progress to Date" (Part I)
"Acute Coronary Syndrome Quality Improvement in Kerala (ACS QUIK): A Cluster Randomized Stepped Wedge Clinical Trial" (Part II)
Speaker: Mark D. Huffman, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA
Assistant Professor, Preventive Medicine
Assistant Professor, Medicine-Cardiology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
June 5, 2017 at 4:00pm
Annenberg Building, 5thFloor Rm 5-212
1.0 CPH continuing education credit available. 

"Zoonotic Diseases of Common Laboratory Animals: Occupational Health Concerns"

Speaker: Crystal Johnson, DVM, DACLAM

Assistant Professor

Assistant Director

Center for Comparative Medicine & Surgery, ISMMS

 

May 25, 2017, 4-5pm

Annenberg Building, 5thFloor Rm 5-212

1.0 CPH continuing education credit available.

  

"New Metabolic and Proteomics Tools for Epidemiological Research"

Speaker: Robert E. Gerszten, MD

Director, Clinical and Translational Research, Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center

Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Senior Associate Member, Broad Institute

 

May 22, 2017, 4-5pm

Annenberg Building, 5thFloor Rm 5-212

1.0 CPH continuing education credit available.

 

"Flying Below the Radar to Epidemics: The Story of Zika Virus"

Speaker: Sergios-Orestis Kolokotronis, PhD

Associate Professor, Epidemiology

SUNY Downstate Medical Center

 

May 18, 2017, 4-5pm

Annenberg Building, 5thFloor Rm 5-212

1.0 CPH continuing education credit available.

 

"Malaria: A Relentless Public Health Challenge"

Speaker: Johanna P. Daily, MD, MS

Associate Professor, Medicine (Infectious DIseases)

Associate Professor, Microbiology & Immunology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

 

May 11, 2017, 4-5pm

Annenberg Building, 5thFloor Rm 5-212

1.0 CPH continuing education credit available.

 

“Free-ranging and Captive Wildlife as Sentinels for Zoonotic Diseases”

Speaker: Paul P. Calle, VMD

WCS Chief Veterinarian

Director of Zoological Health

Vice President for WCS Health Program

 

May 4, 2017, 4-5pm

Annenberg Building, 5thFloor Rm 5-212

1.0 CPH continuing education credit available.

 

“Kuru, Anthropology, and Cannibalism”

Speaker: Shirley Lindenbaum, PhD

Professor Emerita, The Graduate Center, CUNY

 

April 27, 2017, 4-5pm

Annenberg Building, 5th Floor Rm 5-212

1.0 CPH continuing education credit available.

 

“Precision Medicine and Cardiovascular Epidemiology: Insights from New Genomic Tools and Approaches”

Speaker: Jennifer Hall, PhD

Chief of the Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine, American Heart Association

Director, Program in Translational Genomics, Lillehei Heart Institute

 

April 24, 2017, 4-5pm

Annenberg Building, 5th Floor Rm 5-212

1.0 CPH continuing education credit available.

 

“The Insufficiently Appreciated Contribution of Pollution to Global Health”

Speaker: Philip Landrigan, MD

Dean for Global Health

Professor, Environmental Medicine & Public Health, ISMMS

Professor, Pediatrics, ISMMS

View Dr. Landrigan’s bio 

 

April 17, 2017, 4-5pm
Annenberg  Building, 5th Floor Rm 5-212

1.0 CPH continuing education credit available.

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View Event Flyer

2017 National Public Health Week Events

Join us in celebrating National Public Health Week!

Monday, April 3

10 am-4 pm
Learn more about Public Health Education at ISMMS
Guggenheim Pavilion

4:30-5:30 pm        
“Molecular to Population-Level Approaches to Cardiovascular Health”
Presented by: Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD

Annenberg A5-212, 1468 Madison Avenue
1.0 CPH continuing education credit available

Tuesday, April 4                              

10 am-1 pm                      
Learn more about Public Health Education at ISMMS
Guggenheim Pavilion

1:30-3:00 pm                  
“Global Health Sustainability in a New Era of Nationalism”
In conversation with Nata Menabde, PhD, Executive Director, World Health
Organization Office at the United Nations and Alex Preker, MD, PhD

Co-sponsor: United Nations Association Chapter at Mount Sinai

Hatch Auditorium, 1468 Madison Avenue
1.0 CPH continuing education credit available

(1:30-2:30 Lecture, light refreshments to follow)

7:30-9:30 pm                    
Screening: Before the Flood
Co-sponsor: Public Health Interest Group
Annenberg 13-01

Join the Public Health Interest Group as we celebrate National Public Health Week! We will be screening Before the Flood directed by Fisher Stevens on Tuesday April 4th at 7:30 in Annenberg 13-01. Food will also be provided!

Wednesday, April 5

3-4 pm                            
Yoga in the Park
Mats will be provided. Space is limited to 20 people. Advanced registration required.
Central Park East Meadow at 99th St and 5th Ave

7-8 pm                            
Desserts and Deities
Co-sponsor: Icahn Be Well
Student Lounge

Spiritual well-being is a core tenet of overall wellness. For some, it looks like participation in an organized religion. For others, it means connecting with people, animals, nature, and music. For everyone, spirituality is complex and ever-evolving.

IcahnBeWell is partnering with the MPH Program & Sinai Faith Groups to hold an open discussion exploring:

  • How does your religion or lack thereof contribute to your overall wellness & coping with stress?
  • How does it impact how you think about death?
  • How does it affect how you interact with people? With patients, colleagues?

Delicious desserts will be served! All in the Sinai community are encouraged to attend.

Thursday, April 6

12-1:30 pm                  

“Women’s Well-Being in These Neo-Liberal Times”
Presented by: Shirley Gatenio Gabel, PhD, MPH
Professor, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service

1.0 CPH continuing education credit available

(12-1 Lecture, Lunch to follow) 

7-8 pm                            
Trump’d: Facing the Reality of the New Administration
HESS Seminar Room A

Students at Mount Sinai come from a variety of backgrounds that create a rich environment for community engagement and academic pursuit. In wake of the recent election, many students have voiced concerns over how the Trump administration will effect them personally and professionally. This event will be led by Dr. Katz, a psychiatrist and long time faculty member at Mount Sinai and will be a time for students to come together and discuss questions and opportunities for action.

Friday, April 7

4:30-7 pm                      
Public Health Day of Service
New York City Rescue Mission

MPH students will be partnering with the New York Rescue Mission on Friday evening, April 7th from 4:30 to 7pm. This is an opportunity for student volunteers to prepare, serve and spend time with the homeless community in the city.

This event has limited space, so make sure to sign up quickly! Further details to follow for those who volunteer.

Public Health Research Day 2018 will be held on Thursday, May 31.

The 2018 agenda will be announced in the Spring.

Congratulations to our 2017 Blue Ribbon Award Winners!

Jordonna Brown, Physician views about breast density

Wil Lieberman-Cribbin, Self-reported and FEMA Flood Exposure Assessment after Hurricane Sandy: Association with Mental Health Outcomes

Chengcheng Tu, RRApp, a Robust Randomization App, for Junior Clinical Faculty

 

Thursday, June 1, 2017
1 pm - 7 pm 

1:00-2:30 pm
Student Poster Presentations
Location: Guggenheim Atrium

3:00-4:00 pm
Student Oral Presentations
Location: Davis Auditorium

4:00-5:00 pm
Keynote Address :  Kenneth Roth, JD
Executive Director, Human Rights Watch
Location: Davis Auditorium 

5:00-7:00 pm
Networking Reception: with students, faculty, and alumni
Location: Hess Lobby

This event is open to all students, faculty, and staff.

 

Upcoming Events

5th Annual Pediatric Advocacy Conference

Thursday, November 9, 2017

8:00am-4:00pm

1468 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, Hatch Auditorium 

Keynote speaker: Mary T. Bassett, MD, MPH, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Event details and registration

 This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Pediatrics, the Department of Population Health Science and Policy, and the Graduate Program in Public Health.

Religion as a Social Determinant of Health

Friday, November 10, 2017

8:30am-12:30pm

1425 Madison Avenue, Goldwurm Auditorium

Keynote speaker: Ellen Idler, PhD, 

Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Sociology

Emory University, Director of the Religion and Public Health Collaborative

View the event flyer for more details.

 This event is co-sponsored by the Mount Sinai Center for Spirituality and Health and the Graduate Program in Public Health.

Global Health Meet and Greet: A Networking Event for Students and Global Health Professional

Saturday, November 11, 2017

9:30am-2:30pm

HESS Center for Science & Medicine, 1470 Madison Avenue

Event details and registration

A networking event where global health workers can speak with students who are looking for information about working in global health from the perspective of someone who has actually worked in the field. The morning session will consist of three panels, answering the question:

How can we strengthen the collaborations between public health professionals and clinicians to strengthen sustainable programmatic services (deliver interventions) to vulnerable populations both locally and globally?

The afternoon session will be a ‘meet and greet’ session where representatives will be seated at round tables, able to meet with a small group of students at a time, and to address students’ questions on their organization’s key programs, career paths and opportunities in their respective fields as well as their own professional journey, including key resources and steps that led to their current position. There will be people from such organizations as Doctors Without Borders, Pure Earth, ARCHIVE Global, EcoHealth Alliance, Doctors for Global Health, Global Health Corps, and more!

Please note that this is not a career/internship fair but rather an opportunity to learn about the work of different global health organizations and professionals.

 

Past Events 

“Telling a coherent story to an incoherent society: choosing the future of public health in a time of climate change”

Thursday, April 20, 2017, 5-8 pm
Annenberg Building - 13th Floor- 13-01

In 2015, 194 countries (including the US and China) met in Paris, where they agreed to curb greenhouse gases below levels that would warm the planet beyond the 2°C limit, a change that is regarded as the threshold beyond which climate impacts become critical for society.

We're currently burning through our 'carbon budget' at a rate that will breach this limit in about 18 years. In that span of time, we need to rebuild our entire energy infrastructure to complete the shift to clean power. And we need to change our economies and ways of life to fit within a new system of producing and using energy. 

The reduction of air pollution alone will provide a lift to global well-being, but beyond that, prompt action will allow us to keep more of what we have and make a safe, prosperous planet for the next generation. How can we achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, which include cutting our emissions in half each decade, beginning in 2020?

The urgency of increasing awareness on climate change for the public health community is underscored by this year's theme title: "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health". Our panelists bring their thoughts and experiences to this talk, on a subject that is fundamental to the future of public health.

Panelists:

Margaret Klein Salamon, PhD, is the founder and director of Climate Mobilization. Klein Salamon earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Adelphi University and holds a BA in Social Anthropology from Harvard. Her essays, The Transformative Power of Climate Truth and Leading the Public into Emergency Mode: a New Direction for the Climate Movement, have helped catalyze the formation of the climate emergency movement which advocates not "climate action" but rather, an emergency mobilization of our society and economy to avert catastrophe and restore a safe climate.

Nicole Crescimanno, NYC co-leader of Citizen's Climate Lobby. In addition to her work with CCL, Nicole has worked with the Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions team at Columbia University since January 2014. She recently completed a year-long fellowship with the Young Climate Leaders Network. She is deeply concerned about climate change which inspired her to obtain an M.A. in Climate and Society from Columbia.

Richard Reiss, editor newyork.thecityatlas.org. Richard is a fellow at the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities, currently developing a program of workshops to educate New Yorkers on climate change and the requirements of the Paris Agreement for emission cuts. Previous non-profit media projects include one-country.com, a proposal for a multimedia documentary about the US, and artistascitizen.org, a creative platform for work in the public interest. 

1.0  CPH continuing education credits available.