Global and Community Health

DMD Student Receives Award to Study Oral Health Literacy in Mexico

DMD Student Receives Award to Study Oral Health Literacy in Mexico

August 23, 2016

By Ellen Garnett
Ana Fernanda Calles, a fourth-year DMD student, was recently awarded the HSDM Global Health Research Travel Award to pursue research in oral health literacy in diabetics with periodontal disease in Mexico City, Mexico.

“My passion for improving the current state of the Mexican healthcare system comes from my strong roots and cultural ties to the country; both my parents are natives of Mexico City and I am very familiar with the city,” said Calles.

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HSDM and the Wampanoag Tribe: The Importance of Cultural Competency

HSDM and the Wampanoag Tribe: The Importance of Cultural Competency

July 27, 2016

By Ellen Garnett
Since 2013, Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) and Northeastern University’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences have partnered with the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) on Martha’s Vineyard Island to combat oral health disparities within the Native American population. During their three years of collaboration, HSDM students involved in the program have learned that cultural competency is key in effectively treating patients with diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Under the instruction of...

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CA State Senator Dr. Richard Pan Speaks at HSDM

CA State Senator Dr. Richard Pan Speaks at HSDM

May 19, 2016

On Tuesday, May 17, California State Senator and pediatrician Dr. Richard Pan, and Dr. Brittany Seymour, assistant professor in the Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, gave an engaging talk at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine about how the social nature of today’s Internet has led to new public health and policy challenges. 

Misinformation online about vaccines is recognized as one of the contributing factors to one of the largest measles outbreaks in recent history, with...

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2016 May 09

Oral Health Seminar Series: Caring for Incarcerated Patients

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Research and Education Building (REB) Auditorium, Room 106

Join us for a presentation by Lisa Simon, DMD, Instructor in Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, and Matthew Tobey, MD, Ambulatory Chief Resident, MGH Internal Medicine Program as they discuss their work with incarcerated patients in a collaboration with Boston's Nashua Street Jail.

 RSVP: Request lunch ticket by 5/6/16. Please email: Christina_dervishian@hsdm.harvard.edu 

*Ticket required for lunch being served during presentation* 

2016 May 17

Disneyland, Measles, and Parents’ Choice Not to Vaccinate

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Research and Education Building (REB) Auditorium

A conversation with CA State Senator Dr. Richard Pan and Dr. Brittany Seymour

The social nature of today’s Internet has led to new public health and policy challenges. People are creating and sharing more information (and misinformation) online than ever before. In 2014, the US experienced the largest measles outbreak in nearly...

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2016 Mar 31

HRSA NEU Educational Programming Weekly Meeting

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

HSDM 202 Main

JOIN US!
Please 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.

Thursday, March 31, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Topic: Communication, with Christine Reidy, PhD

HSDM 202 Main

2016 Jun 10

Symposium on Rwanda Human Resources for Health Program

1:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Joseph B. Martin Conference Center Auditorium, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur

A Success Story of a True Partnership: Symposium on Rwanda Human Resources for Health Program

Co-Sponsored by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

The Rwanda Human Resources for Health Program (HRH Program) was launched in August 2012 to expand the number, diversity, and competencies of the health workforce in Rwanda. The HRH Program includes faculty from 26 U.S. academic institutions, including Brigham Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and builds on a longstanding partnership between eight Harvard affiliated institutions and the...

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2015 Dec 08

Oral Health Seminar Series

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Research and Education Building (REB) Auditorium, Room 109

Global Health Through Oral Health: Part I

Presented By: Lois Cohen, PhD 
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health 

Moderated By: Brittany Seymour, DDS 

2015 Nov 23

Oral Health Seminar Series

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Research and Education Building (REB) Auditorium, Room 302

The Office of Global and Community Health invites you to attend an Oral Health Series presentation by Ivan Alajbeg, DMD, MSc, PhD, from the University of Zagreb School of Dental Medicine, Croatia. Dr. Alajbeg will discuss  "Internationalization for Better Education and Healthcare."

Please RSVP by email to hsdm_gch@hsdm.harvard.edu.

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