Calendar

Jan
26
Tue
SSB Colloquium Speaker Series- EXOSOMES AND VIRUSES: A TALE OF 2 OVERLAPPING WORLDS @ Virtual Seminar
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Speaker: Dr. Fatah Kashanchi,
Professor, Virology Director of the Laboratory of Molecular Virology

Join Zoom Meeting: https://gmu.zoom.us/j/98443225376?pwd=cVFUWTlwbEZQOXMxZGwvQTB5a0o2UT09
Meeting ID: 984 4322 5376
Passcode: 876735

Jan
28
Thu
A Panel Discussion: Social Problems in the Age of COVID-19: Sociologists Responding to Change @ Virtual
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Panel participants: Glenn Muschert, Professor of Sociology at Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

In the summer of 2020, The Justice 21 Committee of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) released two rapid-response digital volumes: Social Problems in the Age of COVID‐19 to clarify the far-reaching effects of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic on an array of national and global social problems, from mass incarceration, isolation and inequality in education, and access to mental health care, to precarious and crowded housing and homelessness, unemployment, workplace closures, and exposure risk.  

As social scientists, sociologists who study social problems are guided by a clear and simple directive: reduce human suffering. COVID-19, the disease and its attendant policies has not only intensified human suffering, it has laid bare a host of institutional failures—the building blocks of a healthy society and the structures upon which life depends. Though the full effects of the pandemic are not yet known, Social Problems in the Age of COVID‐19 recognizes the vital need for rigorous research to inform social problems solutions, identify their root cause, and chart a realistic and effective policy response.

Please join the Center for Social Science Research on January 28, 2021 (12:00-1:15 EST) for a lively conversation with SSSP Justice 21 Committee members, Kristen Budd, David Lane, Glenn Muschert, Jason Smith and SSSP President Corey Dolgon as they offer sociological insight and understanding of COVID-19’s impact on social problems, both old and new, and offer recommendations for action by citizens, elected officials, policy makers, and the public.

Click here to RSVP for the event.

Advancing Health Equity Through Informatics Research and Training: Researcher, Educator, and Editor Perspectives @ Virtual
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Presenter: Suzanne Bakken, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FIAHSI
Alumni Professor of Nursing and Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University, Editor-in-Chief
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association

Moderator: Alison Cuellar, PhD
Professor and Director, CHPRE, Department of Health Administration and Policy, George Mason University

RSVP Here

BIO: Suzanne Bakken, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FIAHSI, is the Alumni Professor of Nursing and Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University. Following her doctorate in Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Medical Informatics at Stanford University. Her program of research has focused on the intersection of informatics and health equity for more than 30 years and has been funded by AHRQ, NCI, NIMH, NINR, and NLM. Dr. Bakken’s program of research has resulted in > 300 peer-reviewed papers. At Columbia Nursing, she leads the NINR-funded Precision in Symptom Self-Management (PriSSM) Center and Reducing Health Disparities Through Informatics (RHeaDI) Pre- and Post-doctoral Training Program. She also serves as co-lead of Columbia’s FHIR Lab.

 

Feb
4
Thu
Galileo’s Science Cafe: The Neuroscience of Trust @ Virtual
Feb 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Speaker: Frank Krueger, PhD, Mason College of Science Associate Professor, School of Systems Biology

Hosted by the Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine, Galileo’s Science Cafe allows you to hear about the latest findings surrounding hot topics in science and medicine that affect our everyday lives and the decisions that we make! Bring your family and friends for a free, casual, interactive science discussion. Learn from the experts and speak with them.

In light of COVID-19 guidelines, Fall 2020 Galileo’s Science Cafe events were delayed, but are back on. For more information about these events click here.

 

Feb
5
Fri
Microbiology Journal Club (MJC_COVID-19) presentation @ Zoom Webinar
Feb 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Dr. Ali Andalibi: Senior Associate Dean, College of Science, and Chief Scientific Officer, National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases

Please join us by Zoom using the meeting link and passcode provided below for presentations of the Microbiology Journal Club (MJC_COVID-19) scheduled for the spring 2021 semester.

Friday, February 5, 2021 at 11 am 

Meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89207023729?pwd=NGdmNmNOSGxhYjF5R09rWWtaM1VXdz09

Meeting ID: 892 0702 3729
Passcode: 0wnMbD

Feb
16
Tue
Health Insurance in the US: A Facilitator and Barrier to Health Care Access Moderator @ Virtual Seminar
Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Panelist:  Daniel Polsky, PhD, MPP
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

Moderator: Alison Cuellar, PhD, Professor and Director, CHPRE
Department of Health Administration and Policy, George Mason University

Please RSVP Here.

Mar
5
Fri
Microbiology Journal Club (MJC_COVID-19) presentation @ Virtual Seminar
Mar 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Speaker:  Dr. Lance Liotta – Co-Director and Co-Founder of the Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine, School of Systems Biology

Meeting link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89207023729?pwd=NGdmNmNOSGxhYjF5R09rWWtaM1VXdz09
Meeting ID: 892 0702 3729
Passcode: 0wnMbD

Please email Dr. Ramin Hakami (rhakami@gmu.edu) for any questions

Mar
18
Thu
Two Approaches to Using Health Information Technology to Address Health Disparities @ Virtual Seminar
Mar 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Panelist: Rachel Gold, PhD
Senior Investigator, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research & Lead Research Scientist, OCHIN

Moderator: Alison Cuellar, PhD
Professor and Director, CHPRE, Department of Health Administration and Policy, George Mason University

Please RSVP Here.