The 2016 International Conference on Urban Health Gathers Global Stakeholders to Improve Health in Cities Worldwide
Hundreds of researchers, educators, community leaders, practitioners, and policy makers from all regions of the world will convene in San Francisco, California from April 1-4 to advance understanding of actions needed to improve health and health equity in cities worldwide. This year marks the 13th annual conference (ICUH 2016) organized by the International Society for Urban Health (ISUH) in collaboration with the American Association of Geographers. The theme of the event, “Place & Health,” will feature insights from diverse groups of multi-disciplinary experts in fields such as urban planning, architecture, transportation, housing, environmental health, public health, and health care delivery.
– International Society for Urban Health and the American Association of Geographers and the New York Academy of Medicine
WFU Announces Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Programs
Wake Forest University announced today that new academic programs in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering will anchor the University’s undergraduate presence, referred to as Wake Downtown, in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter beginning in 2017.Media embedded: Image(s) (Embargo expired on 18-Mar-2016 at 00:05 ET)
– Wake Forest University
Dr. Jeffrey Quinlan, Navy Doctor, to Chair "America's Medical School" Family Medicine Department
Navy Captain (Dr.) Jeffrey D. Quinlan was selected as the new chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU). Quinlan, an associate professor and vice chair in the department, will lead the department of approximately 30 faculty and staff, including family physicians and behavioral health providers. The department has consistently ranked among the top in the nation by the American Academy of Family Physicians, the largest U.S. physician specialty society.
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– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) as the No. 1 accredited graduate nursing school program in the country in its 2017 survey.
– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Celebrating a Local Community That Took on Mickey Mouse, and Won
The world premiere of 'When Mickey Came to Town,' a new documentary film, will take place in Washington, D.C., this Saturday.
– American University
Alfred F. Tallia, MD, MPH, to Lead the Composite Committee of United States Medical Licensing Exam
Alfred F. Tallia, MD, MPH, professor and chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, has been elected chair of the Composite Committee, which is the governing board of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) program.Media embedded: Image(s)
– Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School