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Talks@12

The Talks@12 series, sponsored by the HMS Office of Communications and External Relations, offers the entire community a chance to hear from the extraordinary researchers and educators who make HMS a world-class institution.

HMS staff, faculty and students are invited to attend these lunch-time talks on campus, while members of the public are invited to view via live stream.

For more information, please contact: communications@hms.harvard.edu.


Upcoming Talks@12: 
 

Disparities & Bias in Global Health

September 27, 2017 | NOON-1 P.M.

Lack of cultural humility and understanding of socioeconomic disparities among the medical community may contribute to inequitable health care outcomes. Paul Farmer shares his global experience and discusses whether a social medicine approach can lead to health care justice for all. 

Paul Farmer, MD, PhD 
Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine,
Harvard Medical School
Chair, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine,
Harvard Medical School
Chief, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Co-founder, Partners in Health

Moderated By:

Joan Reede, MD, MPH, MS, MBA
Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership,
Harvard Medical School
Professor of Medicine,
Harvard Medical School
Professor, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Assistant in Health Policy, 
Massachusetts General Hospital

 


Previous Talks@12:
 

The Science of Pain: Complexities and Therapies

August 2, 2017

Pain is a protective mechanism that can indicate possible threats to our health. Without pain to serve as a warning signal, we would be at high risk of harming our body. Clifford Woolf will share his latest research on pain and explore how to measure it, model it and develop new therapies that may alleviate the opioid crisis.

Clifford Woolf, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology and Neurobiology Department of Neurobiology
Harvard Medical School
Director, F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center
Boston Children's Hospital

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Transforming Health Care: Understanding the Affordable Care Act and What Might Come Next

April 24, 2017

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been widely debated. While many believe that health care should be accessible to all, not all agree on which methods are best to achieve that goal. The speakers will discuss the ACA's current components, why revisions failed to pass in the House and Senate and what to expect in the future.

Michael Chernew, PhD
Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy
Director of the HealthCare Markets and Regulation Lab Department of
Health Care Policy
Harvard Medical School

 

Joe Newhouse, AB, PhD
John D. MacArthur Professor of Health Care Policy and Management
Harvard University Director of the Harvard Interfaculty Initiative in Health Policy
Faculty Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research

 

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