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October 18, 2018

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Deep-dive to the fundamental causes and social determinants of health disparities: A call for interdisciplinary collaboration


CUNY Institute for Health Equity (CIHE)
Inaugural Speaker’s Series on:
Health Equity and Health Disparities

Nancy Breen, PhD, received her PhD in Economics from the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research in New York City in 1988. Her undergraduate degrees are in Political Science and French. Dr. Breen served as health economist at the National Institutes of Health: from 1991 to 2015 at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and from 2015 to 2019 at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). She co-edited the NIMHD-sponsored AJPH Supplement (January 2019) “New Perspectives to Advance Minority Health and Health Disparities Research”. Dr. Breen’s more than 100 peer-reviewed articles reflect her desire to improve the evidence base for understanding the social determinants underlying health disparities. Her published work has increasingly focused on how structures and policies lead to health disparities. Her objective is to inspire broad-based interventions leading to social justice and economic sustainability.

We begin with two important examples of public health policy, then survey the concepts of Fundamental Causes and Social Determinants of Health (SDoH). After comparing how Fundamental Causes --structural racism and poverty—affect the health of racial/ethnic populations in the US, we will explore how some key SDoH --income, wealth, and housing stability—have evolved differentially for these same racial/ethnic populations over time. A deeper understanding of upstream determinants requires investigating economic inequality as a historical phenomenon. Today’s macroeconomy promotes financial inequality, consumer debt, and poor health in multiple ways. Finally, we return to public health policy by considering some interventions designed to address racial/ethnic and class inequalities in income, wealth and housing and end by probing how these policies might be refined using Community Based Participatory Research to become even more effective.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

All Day
Free HIV Testing (Multi-Day Event)
Free 20-minute HIV testing Monday-Wednesday 12-4pm at the Student Health Center. Old Gym, Room B008 starting August 27th. No appointment needed.
All Day
GYN Hours @ the Student Health Center (Multi-Day Event)
Lehman Ladies! Come see the Women's Health Provider starting August 28th on Tuesdays from 9:30-5pm and Wednesdays from 11-2pm . Please come to the Student Health Center, Old Gym, Room B008 to schedule your appointment since a $5 deposit is required.
All Day
Men's-Only Clinic (Multi-Day Event)
Lehman Men! Schedule an appointment to see Dr. Mark Polisar on Tuesdays 11:30-1:30pm at the Student Health Center, Old Gym, Room B008 x 8900 starting August 28th.
All Day
Free Nutritionist Consult (Multi-Day Event)
Meet with the nutritionist for a free consultation on Tuesdays from 2:30-5pm and Thursdays from 11:30-3pm at the Student Health Center, Old Gym, Room B008 starting September 4th.
All Day
All Day
8:00 AM - 10:45 PM Information Technology Center
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Faculty Recital: Voice and Guitar
Guitarist Francisco Roldan and Soprano Gretchen Farrar will present "Interweaving," a performance of music from the English Renaissance to the classical flamenco that influenced Lorca's songs of Spain, to the rich tradition of Cuba and Puerto Rico, to Columbian torch songs, and contemporary American and British masterpieces.
Music Building - (306 (Recital Hall))
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fall 2018 Internship Fair
Interested in an internship as a way to obtain career related experience? Meet employers offering internships and find out how to apply. Network with other Lehman students in the internship search process. Dress in professional attire, bring your student ID and 25 copies of your resume.  
Music Building - (East Dining Room)
Music Building
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Reading and Discussion Series: Amanda Wunder

Baroque art flourished in 17th century Seville during a tumultuous period of economic decline, social conflict, and natural disasters.  

This volume explores the patronage that fueled a frenzy of religious, artistic, and architectural activity - and the lasting effect it had on the city and its people.

Wunder shares a compelling examination of the complex visual world of 17th century Seville and the artistic collaboration that involved all levels of society in supporting its revitalization.

Amanda Wunder is Associate Professor of History at Lehman College.



Leonard Lief Library - (Fine Arts Classroom 226-A)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Innovations in Immunotherapy
The Lehman College Biology Dept and Lehman College Alumni Assoc. present "Innovations in Immunotherapy." Join us for a dynamic panel discussion on medical innovations in immuno-therapies and their applications in treating and curing cancers.

Hosted by Dr. Haiping Cheng, chair of the Biology Dept.

Panelists include Dr. Moira Sauane of the Biology Dept. faculty and Dr. Kayla Weiss of the Einstein College of Medicine.

RSVP: 718-960-8235

October 18, 6-8 pm in the Music Building, Room 330.

Light refreshments will be served.
Music Building - (330 (Hearth Room))
Music Building
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Jesus Hopped the A-Train: A Play
Directed by Professor Jennifer McCabe, this searing drama confronts the nature of justice, forgiveness, and mercy in the confines of a notorious New York City prison.
Speech and Theatre Building - (Studio Theatre)

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