Category: Lunch Lecture
TOMORROW: Tufts Community Service Learning (CSL) Speaker Series- Fenway Health: Serving the LGBT Community
| December 4, 2012 | 11:27 am | Lunch Lecture | No comments

CSL Speaker Series: Fenway Health: Serving the LGBT Community: Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 12pm-1pm, Sackler 507:

Dr. Kevin Kapila of Fenway Community Health will be joining us for a lunchtime talk on LGBT Health.  The mission of Fenway Health “is to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research and advocacy.”  Dr. Kapila will be discussing the history of Fenway Health as well as his own experience working with LGBT patients, sharing his insights on what future healthcare providers should know in order to provide quality care when working with LGBT patients.  Dr. Kapila is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry. He has been working at Fenway Health since 2002, and his clinical interests include crystal meth abuse, HIV care, the health care needs of LGBT community, integration of physical and mental health, preventive medicine (HIV prevention, STD care and prevention), and substance abuse.

Event Details:

Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 12pm -1 pm, Sackler 507

Please RSVP to  by Tuesday, December 4th (so they can order enough pizza!)

This talk will mostly be an interactive discussion, so please come prepared with questions for Dr. Kapila.  This event is co-sponsored by the TUHSQ (Tufts U. Health Sciences Queer) Coalition, the Sharewood Sexual Health Team, and the CSL Speaker Series.

World AIDS Day Events!

There are two World AIDS Day events coming up this week at Tufts!

World AIDS Day: Movie Screening
“Mohammad and the Matchmaker”
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012
Time: Noon
Location: SK 316

Join us for a screening of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Documentary: “Mohammad and the Matchmaker,” a film about HIV/AIDS in Iran. This film features Dr. Arash Alaei and Dr. Kamiar Alaei, our guests at the Tufts World AIDS Day lecture this Thursday. Catch a glimpse of their work in action before you see them speak!
Lunch & snacks will be served.

Cosponsors: Community Health Advocates at Tufts, Physicians for Human Rights at Tufts


Tufts World AIDS Day 2012 Lecture
“Health & Human Rights: The Challenges of Combatting HIV/AIDS in Iran”
Date: Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012
Time: 5:00 p.m
Location: Wolff Auditorium, Tufts Medical Center
Reception to follow

In recognition of World AIDS Day, we are honored to host two distinguished speakers, Dr. Kamiar Alaei and Dr. Arash Alaei, two Iranian physicians who have received international attention for their work in HIV/AIDS.

Dr. Alaei and Dr. Alaei co-authored Iran’s National Strategic Plan for the Control of HIV/AIDS 2002-2007, and were awarded $15.8 million by the Global Fund to control HIV/AIDS in Iran. Accolades include:

Heinz R. Pagels Human Rights of Scientists Award from the New York Academy of Science in 2009
Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights by the Global Health Council in June 2011
Inaugural Award for Leadership in Health and Human Rights by PAHO/WHO in Dec. 2011
Inaugural Elizabeth Taylor Award in Recognition of Efforts to Advocate for Human Rights in the field of HIV by The Foundation for AIDS Research and the International AIDS Society in July 2012

This is a university-wide event, and is open to the public. Questions? Contact M’15, and M’13.

Cosponsors: Emergency Medicine Interest Group, Global Health Interest Group, Office of Multicultural Affairs and Global Health TUSM, Physicians for Human Rights at Tufts

Cultural Competency in Immigration – A Spotlight on Tufts’ Asian Access Initiative
| November 10, 2012 | 11:51 am | Lunch Lecture | 2 Comments

This Thursday November 15th, Sherry Dong- Director of Community Health Improvement Programs at Tufts Medical Center will be speaking about Tufts’ Asian Access Initiative! The event is from 12-1pm in Sackler 221.

The Asian Access Program (AAP) serves as an important entry point for non-English speaking or limited English speaking Asian patients trying to navigate or understand the hospital healthcare system.  The AAP provides a number of linguistically and culturally appropriate social services, educational programs and training sessions to members of Greater Boston’s Asian-American community.

Bring your own lunch! Desserts will be provided!

Community Health Workers Lecture by Tufts Alum Cindy Martin and MDPH’s Gail Hirsch
| February 23, 2011 | 8:13 am | Lunch Lecture | 1 Comment

Community Health Workers Lecture: Their Role and Impact in Massachusetts

Monday February 28th, 11am-12pm at Sackler 812

Community Health Advocates at Tufts invites you to join us in welcoming Gail Hirsch, MEd from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) and Cindy Martin, MPH from the Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers (MACHW) to TUSM.

Who are community health workers (CHWs)? What do they do? What are the defining issues of CHWs as a workforce? How can we better understand and support community health workers in order to improve health outcomes in Massachusetts?
Ms. Hirsch and Ms. Martin will offer their expertise and insight to answer these questions and more! Join us to learn more about CHWs’ role and impact.
Lunch Lecture with MPH alum Maura Allard!
| November 6, 2010 | 2:33 am | Lunch Lecture | No comments

Lecturer: Maura Allard

November 18th, 2010BostonHealthEquity2


Location Sackler 221

Free food!

Come see Tufts MPH Alum Maura Allard speak about the exciting work she is doing with her degree right here in Boston at the Public Health Commission (BPHC). The lecture will be especially relevant to students, Maura will speak about the Health Equity
Campaign itself as well as how her time at Tufts has contributed to her current work. More on the BPHC and Campaign below, hope to see you there!

The Center for Health Equity and Social Justice has launched a public awareness campaign designed to get Boston residents to think about the factors that shape the City’s health. Where we live, work, and play has a lot to do with how healthy we are, and the health status of residents who live just a few miles apart can vary widely. The campaign features the zip codes of 15 Boston neighborhoods and directs viewers to an interactive website, What’s Your Health Code? to better understand how where we live can affect how well – or even how long we live. The campaign can be seen on billboards, at MBTA stations, and in a TV commercial during the months of September and October. The website includes a link to resources where residents can get involved with local organizations working to achieve health equity. Together as a city, we can work towards change.