Global and Community Health

Rwanda grads

University of Rwanda Graduates First Class of Dentists

December 7, 2018

A jubilant crowd celebrated a victory in a soccer stadium in Huye, Rwanda, this past fall. The fanfare wasn’t for a soccer match, but rather for the commencement ceremony at the University of Rwanda — including its first-ever graduating class of dentists.

With a population of more than 12 million people and fewer than 40 registered dentists to serve them, adding 10 new graduates with bachelor’s degrees in dental surgery was a milestone for the future of the nation’s oral health.

Since 2011, Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) has been a leading partner in the...

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Leadership Forum panel

Leadership Forum Focuses on Changing the Health Care System Through Integration

October 15, 2018

Leaders in academia, business, and health care gathered for the third Leadership Forum, which was hosted by Harvard School of Dental Medicine’s Initiative to Integrate Oral Health and Medicine in late September. The two-day event, held at the Joseph Martin Center in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area, offered a thought-provoking lineup of speakers and panels on the topic of “Achieving Quality and Value in Healthcare through Integration.”... Read more about Leadership Forum Focuses on Changing the Health Care System Through Integration

2018 Oct 25

Worldwide Week at Harvard Panel

Registration Closed 4:45pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

REB Auditorium and Lobby

 

A Worldwide Week at Harvard Event
 
Strengthening Rwanda’s Research Ethics Review Capacity
 

Remarks by Jane Barrow, Associate Dean, Global and Community Health

Panelists:

Nir Eyal, MA, DPhil

Associate Professor of...

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Erinne Kennedy

New MMSc Program Trains Future Leaders and Mentors in Dental Education

May 24, 2018

When Erinne Kennedy, MMSc2019, PD18 was growing up in Middleport, Ohio, she never imagined someone from her hometown of 2,500 people—let alone herself—would become the first of anything at Harvard. Kennedy recently became the first post-doctoral student in Harvard School of Dental Medicine’s MMSc in Dental Education Program.

“It’s...

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Brian Swann

Swann Receives Community Service Award for Oral Health Outreach with the Wampanoag

June 12, 2018

Dr. Brian J. Swann, assistant professor of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, was recently awarded a 2018 Dean's Community Service Award for his work with the Wampanoag Tribe Oral Health Relief Effort. Since 2013, Swann has led efforts to bring sustainable, comprehensive, family-centered oral health care to the underserved native population on Martha's Vineyard.... Read more about Swann Receives Community Service Award for Oral Health Outreach with the Wampanoag

Seymour

Making Global Health a Collaborative Effort

March 29, 2018

Not all health care is administered by physicians. Not all dental care is received in a reclining white chair. And when it comes to coverage, the U.S. does not always lead the way.

Rather, dental care — like health care — is a global issue, and this year, three Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) students got a chance to take that lesson both to heart and into the field.... Read more about Making Global Health a Collaborative Effort

2018 Jan 29

Talks@12: Oral Health Facts Matter

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Armenise Amphitheater, 210 Longwood Avenue

The rapid spread through social networks of health misinformation, such as questioning the safety of water fluoridation and vaccinations, has led to new public health and policy challenges. In our web-based world, the sound science that supports some oral health advances is being threatened. Brittany Seymour and Alessandro Villa...

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Northeastern class

Interprofessional Team Building with Nurse Practitioner Students

December 14, 2017

Dr. Leonard Brennan, instructor in Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology and fourth-year DMD student, Yassee Pirooz, were recently invited to teach a class of Northeastern University nurse practitioner (NP) students about the importance of interprofessional team relationships in medicine and dentistry.  

The presentation by Brennan and Pirooz explored the importance of the NP/dental collaboration in depth. ... Read more about Interprofessional Team Building with Nurse Practitioner Students

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