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Master of Public Health Events

The Master of Public Health program offers several events on an ongoing basis including Conversation with a Public Health Leader and Public Health Day. These events are open to the public and present great networking and learning opportunities.

A Day in the Life of a Public Health Leader

A new event being offered jointly by the Public Health Department and the MPH Student Association (MPHSA) will take place on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. To RSVP for this event, please complete our online form.

Conversation with a Public Health Leader

Save the Date:

Our next event in this series will be on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. More details will be available soon. You can reserve your space now by completing our online form.

View our most recent conversation with Dr. Mark Smolinski

Biography on Mark Smolinski:

Mark has led global efforts toward early detection and rapid response to emerging threats. His work has brought together governments, NGO's, academia, and private industry in partnerships across national borders in Southern Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Russia and SE Asia.

In 2006, Mark joined the start-up team at as the director of the Predict and Prevent Initiative. Prior to Google, Mark served as Vice President for Biological Programs at the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a public charity directed by CNN founder Ted Turner and former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn. While at NTI, Mark led the development of a regional disease surveillance system linking Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority, demonstrating the power of health as a diplomatic tool even in areas of longstanding conflict.

In 2003, the institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences released a landmark report, the Emergence, Detection, and Response to Microbial Threats to Health for which Mark was the study director. He has also served as and advisor to the World Health Organization, Senior Advisor to the U.S. Surgeon General and Assistant Secretary of Health, and an Epidemic Intelligence Officer at the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Mark was a member of the investigation team that discovered hanatavirus in 1993 in Southwestern United States. 

A native of Michigan, Mark holds a B.S. from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he also received his M.D. He received his M.P.H. from the University of Arizona. Mark is a trained Internist and board certified in Preventive Medicine and Public Health. WIRED magazine's 2008 Smart List of 15 people the next president should listen to included Mark, a.k.a, the treat detective.

Public Health Day

The University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions is pleased to offer these Public Health Day events for both current MPH students and current public health professionals. Offered at both the Hilltop and Presidio campuses, each event features guest speakers and student poster presentations.

Summer 2014 Public Health Day

When: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where: USF McLaren Conference Center


8:00 Registration
8:30 Welcome and Introductions
9:00-10:30 Student Panels
Panel 1 A: Health Disparities
Panel 2 B: Program Planning, Program Evaluation & Health Policy
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:30 Student Panels
Panel 2 A: Environmental Health
Panel 2 B: Maternal/Child Health
12:30 Lunch with Public Health Immersion Trip To Cuba Presentation
1:30-2:00 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lynn Silver
2:15-3:00 Student E-Portfolio Showcase
3:00-4:30 Final Graduation Celebration/Dean's Congratulations

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