World Malaria Day 2014: Vector-borne Disease on the Global Health Agenda

This Friday, April 25 is World Malaria Day, a fitting followup to this year's World Health Day focus on "vector-borne disease". Malaria, as a vector-borne disease, is in a class with: chagas disease, chikungunya, Congo-Crimean haemorragic fever, dengue, dracuncuiasis, human African trypanosomiasis, leishmaniaisis, lymphatic filariasis, lyme disease, onchocerciasis, shistosomiasis and yellow fever. Don't feel bad … Continue reading World Malaria Day 2014: Vector-borne Disease on the Global Health Agenda

Webinar on insurance marketplace experience

From the Commonwealth Fund: Join a Commonwealth Fund–sponsored webinar on the Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplaces, hosted by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers & the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute. Experts working with the three marketplace models—federal, partnership, & state—will assess progress in their states. What: The Affordable Care Act's Health … Continue reading Webinar on insurance marketplace experience

Webinar: Integrating mixed methods in health services & delivery system research

From the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ): Register now for a webinar scheduled about how mixed-methods research offers powerful tools for investigating complex processes and systems in health care services and delivery. The webinar, which focuses on work by AHRQ on delivery systems and  patient-centered medical homes, will also announce and provide information on … Continue reading Webinar: Integrating mixed methods in health services & delivery system research

Using information disclosure to achieve policy goals: Toxics release inventory & shale gas fracking

The Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) at the University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy has announced a panel discussion "Using Information Disclosure to Achieve Policy Goals: How Experience with the Toxics Release Inventory Can Inform Action on Shale Gas Fracking." The federal Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) is the premier national … Continue reading Using information disclosure to achieve policy goals: Toxics release inventory & shale gas fracking

Exquisite Corpses: Our Dialogue with the Dead in Museums

As part of  the "It’s Alive! Re-Discovering Institutions of Living Collections" theme of the Museum Studies Program, Robert Hicks, director of the Mütter Museum and Historical Library, College of Physicians of Philadelpha, will present the talk, "Exquisite Corpses: Our Dialogue with the Dead in Museums," which explores visitors' reactions to fascinating and disquieting post mortem human imagery by examining anatomical collections, and … Continue reading Exquisite Corpses: Our Dialogue with the Dead in Museums

The Grocery Gap: Unequal Access to Healthy Foods in Southeast Michigan

Food insecurity is very high in parts of Southeast Michigan. This has led some to describe parts of the region as "food deserts." But is this term appropriate? The Institute for Research on Women & Gender is sponsoring a talk by Dorceta Taylor, professor of environmental sociology in the School of Natural Resources and Environment, that will … Continue reading The Grocery Gap: Unequal Access to Healthy Foods in Southeast Michigan

Hearsay or Fact: A Symposium on the Communication of the Affordable Care Act

"Hearsay or Fact," a free symposium sponsored by the Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation, the Knight-Wallace Fellows at Michigan, & the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation is scheduled for Monday, November 4, from 1:00 to 5:00 in the Michigan League Ballroom.  Participants include: Policy: John Z. Ayanian, MD, MPP, Director, Institute for … Continue reading Hearsay or Fact: A Symposium on the Communication of the Affordable Care Act

Celebrate Open Access Week, October 21-27

Open Access Week  highlights projects, research, and policies at U-M that allow the public to access and reuse the results of scholarly research online.  The University of Michigan is celebrating Open Access Week (October 21-27, 2013) with a series of presentations at the University Library.  All are free.   Monday, October 21 Open Access Essentials  Melissa Levine, lead … Continue reading Celebrate Open Access Week, October 21-27

Video from this year’s Risk Science Symposium with Mark Lynas now available

The Risk Science Center has announced that the video of this year's Bernstein Symposium is available online.  If you weren't able to attend, it was a fascinating lecture and panel discussion: Why Is It Hard to Pivot Based on Science?Mark Lynas, an author, journalist, environmental activist, and Visiting Research Associate at Oxford University, presented the … Continue reading Video from this year’s Risk Science Symposium with Mark Lynas now available

Lecture today: Global Water Issues and U.S.-Japan Cooperation

Kazunari Yoshimura will provide a general overview of global water issues and discuss the possibility of U.S.-Japan cooperation in terms of water treatment, water security, and disaster prevention. Mr. Yoshimura will also go into detail on waste water treatment technologies in both the United States and in Japan. He also will describe his experience as … Continue reading Lecture today: Global Water Issues and U.S.-Japan Cooperation