Global and Community Health

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Dentistry Behind Bars: HSDM Students Provide Care to the Incarcerated

October 6, 2017

Of the more than two million incarcerated Americans, many suffer from chronic health conditions, disease, and substance-use disorders, however some of their most urgent health concerns can be a throbbing tooth, or aching oral abscess.

Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) students are learning this firsthand by providing care to patients incarcerated at Suffolk County’s Nashua Street Jail. Several HSDM students and faculty operate a weekly clinic at the 640-bed facility in downtown Boston as part of the Crimson Care Collaborative (CCC) Read more about Dentistry Behind Bars: HSDM Students Provide Care to the Incarcerated

2017 Sep 27

Talks@12: Disparities & Bias in Global Health

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur

Lack of cultural humility and understanding of socioeconomic disparities among the medical community may contribute to inequitable health care outcomes. Paul Farmer shares his global experience and discusses whether a social medicine approach can lead to health care justice for all. 

Paul Farmer, MD, PhD 
Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine,
Harvard Medical School
Chair, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine,
Harvard Medical School
Chief, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and

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American Journal of Public Health Editorial Addresses Inequities in Oral Health Care

July 6, 2017

In a recent American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) editorial, “Oral Health and Medicine Integration: Overcoming Historical Artifact to Relieve Suffering,” Stephen A. Martin, MD, EdM, assistant professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Lisa Simon, DMD, Harvard School of Dental Medicine fellow in Oral Health and Medicine Integration, argue that oral health should increasingly become part of overall health care services and training. Read more about American Journal of Public Health Editorial Addresses Inequities in Oral Health Care

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HSDM’s Christina Dervishian named a 2017 Harvard Hero

June 14, 2017

Each year the Harvard Heroes Recognition Program celebrates the accomplishments of Harvard staff members whose work supports the University’s mission at the highest levels of contribution, impact and excellence. Harvard Heroes go “above and beyond” their roles and are among the University’s most high-perform­ing staff.

The Harvard School of Dental Medicine recipient of this year’s Harvard Hero honor is Christina Dervishian, HSDM Global and Community Health Program Coordinator. Read more about HSDM’s Christina Dervishian named a 2017 Harvard Hero

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Harvard Launches a National Center to Evaluate Oral Health Integration in Primary Care Training

June 12, 2017

The Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) in collaboration with Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the University of Massachusetts Medical School was awarded a five-year, $3.5 million dollar cooperative agreement grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to establish a national Center for Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health (CIPCOH). Read more about Harvard Launches a National Center to Evaluate Oral Health Integration in Primary Care Training

2017 Apr 25

Oral Health Seminar Series with Steven Beshear

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

REB 109

 

Oral Health Seminar Series

“Daring to Fail with the ACA”

Presented by Steven Beshear

Former Governor of Kentucky & Current Menschel Senior Fellow at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Tuesday, April 25th 2017

12:00-1:00PM

REB 109

 

2017 Jan 12

ADEA Harvard Student Chapter: Lunch and Learn Event

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

REB 106

Learn about the in’s and out’s of Public Health Dentistry and Academic Dentistry with Dr. Brittany Seymour, Assistant Professor of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology. 

Dr. Seymour’s path to academic dentistry is unique because she spent several years as the owner of a private practice in Colorado. She left private practice to focus on interdisciplinary approaches for oral health improvement at the global level through

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2016 Dec 01

HSDM/Northeastern Seminar Series: Diabetes and Oral Health

12:15pm to 12:45pm

Location: 

Research and Education Building (REB), Room 302

Join the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the Northeastern University School of Nursing for a weekly brown-bag lunch seminar series on topics focused on the integration of primary and oral health care. This week's topic will be Diabetes and Oral Health: An Irish Model, with Dr. John Ahern.

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