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Japan’s Metabolic Syndrome Screening Program: Japanese and U.S. Approaches to Obesity and Population Health

April 1, 2014 3:01 am Published by Comments Off on Japan’s Metabolic Syndrome Screening Program: Japanese and U.S. Approaches to Obesity and Population Health

We are delighted to announce our newly added lecture on April 9th, 2014 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm at Laurel Heights in Conference Room 474. Amy Borovoy, Associate Professor in the Department of East Asian Studies, Princeton University, will talk about “Japan’s Metabolic Syndrome Screening Program: Japanese and U.S. Approaches to Obesity and Population Health”. While the U.S. continues to... View Article

Next Culpeper Seminar Series with Professor Francis G. Lu on “Cultural Issues: From DSM-IV to DSM-5”

November 28, 2013 5:56 am Published by Comments Off on Next Culpeper Seminar Series with Professor Francis G. Lu on “Cultural Issues: From DSM-IV to DSM-5”

Please join us for the next Culpeper Seminar Series lecture, which is on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm, in Laurel Heights Conference Room 474. Francis G. Lu, MD, Luke & Grace Kim Professor in Cultural Psychiatry, Emeritus, University of California, Davis, will give a seminar titled “Cultural Issues: From DSM-IV to DSM-5” Educational objectives: 1. Describe... View Article

CFP: Ways and Means: Teaching Professionalism Across the Health Care Spectrum

November 14, 2013 2:35 pm Published by Comments Off on CFP: Ways and Means: Teaching Professionalism Across the Health Care Spectrum

The Academy for Professionalism in Health Care (APHC), a strategic ally of ASBH, is pleased to announce its call for papers for our second annual meeting, with theme: “Ways and Means: Teaching Professionalism Across the Health Care Spectrum” This year’s theme encourages participants to consider ways in which professionalism is taught and modelled in any area of health care in... View Article

Corinne Nemetz Nydegger: a long lasting legacy in the fields of human development and aging.

August 18, 2013 4:53 am Published by Comments Off on Corinne Nemetz Nydegger: a long lasting legacy in the fields of human development and aging.

We are publishing here an excerpt of the obituary of Corinne Louise Nemetz Nydegger, originally appeared on the San Francisco Chronicle on August 2, 2013: Corinne passed away peacefully on Sunday July 28, 2013 following a brief stay in hospice in San Ramon, CA. For nearly 20 years she was a professor in the Medical Anthropology Program in the Department... View Article

‘Who dreams this American dream and who does not?’ The case of Mexican farmworkers narrated by Seth Holmes

August 13, 2013 10:01 pm Published by Comments Off on ‘Who dreams this American dream and who does not?’ The case of Mexican farmworkers narrated by Seth Holmes

“Fresh fruits, broken bodies“, the ethnographic account of Mexican migrant Farmworkers in the United States by our Seth Holmes, was published only a couple of months ago for UC Press, and has since received considerable media attention, including a recent interview with Eliza Barclay of NPR, which can be read here. Here we publish a short excerpt from an article... View Article

Best Science for the Most Neglected: Where Do We Stand 10 Years On?

August 6, 2013 10:10 pm Published by Comments Off on Best Science for the Most Neglected: Where Do We Stand 10 Years On?

The DNDi and its founding partner, Institut Pasteur, are organizing a special scientific event culminating DNDi’s 10-year anniversary with topic: Best Science for the Most Neglected: Where Do We Stand 10 Years On?. The event will take place at Institut Pasteur in Paris, on December 5, 2013. Participants and speakers will include key actors in the field of research and... View Article

The Alcohol, Drugs, & Tobacco Study Group Requests for Roundtable Discussion Questions

July 8, 2013 12:00 pm Published by Comments Off on The Alcohol, Drugs, & Tobacco Study Group Requests for Roundtable Discussion Questions

The Alcohol, Drugs, & Tobacco Study Group of the Society for Medical Anthropology has organized a roundtable for the upcoming AAA meetings in Chicago. The roundtable, “Looking Back, Moving Forward: Reflections on Public Engagement in the Anthropology of Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco,” will take place on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at 8:00 pm – 9:45pm at the Chicago Hilton. The... View Article

Call for bursaries: MA in Bioethics & Society; MSs in Global Health & Social Justice

July 5, 2013 4:48 am Published by Comments Off on Call for bursaries: MA in Bioethics & Society; MSs in Global Health & Social Justice

The Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine at King’s College, London invites applications from candidates wishing to pursue Masters programmes, starting from September 2013: MA BIOETHICS & SOCIETY The MA in Bioethics & Society is a new postgraduate programme that is jointly taught with the Centre of Medical Law and Ethics at King’s. The programme gives particular emphasis to... View Article

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