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Upcoming Events

Media and Medicine: Storytelling for Social Change with Neal Baer, MD

February 23 | 11:30am-1:00pm PT

SSB 1 (Soto Street Building), room 115/116 and online

Lunch will be provided for in-person attendees

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    Grand Rounds in Population and Public Health Sciences with Neal Baer, MD is on February 23, 2024 at 11:30am PT

    Event Description

    This innovative Grand Rounds event aims at highlighting the power of the entertainment industry to influence medicine and public health, and the unique position of USC in advancing associated research and training. Beginning with brief summaries of the USC Annenberg School for Communications’ Norman Lear Center (by Professor Marty Kaplan) and the Hollywood, Health and Society Program (by Professor Kate Folb), the Grand Rounds talk will be delivered by Neal Baer, followed by responses from Professors Kaplan, Folb, and Sheila Murphy. Baer is an award-winning showrunner, television writer/producer, physician, author and a public health advocate and expert. He was Executive Producer of the NBC series ER and a writer and producer on the series for seven seasons as well as several other successful television series including Designated Survivor. Baer graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed his internship in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles. Baer’s primary medical interests are in adolescent and global health.

    About the Speaker

    Neal Baer, MD is an award-winning showrunner, television writer/producer, physician, author and a public health advocate and expert. Baer currently serves as Executive Producer and Showrunner of the third season of Designated Survivor and was most recently an Executive Producer and Showrunner for the hit CBS television series Under The Dome. He has been Executive Producer of the CBS medical drama A Gifted Man, the NBC television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and the NBC series ER among others.

    Baer’s primary medical interests are in adolescent and global health. He has written extensively for teens on health issues for Scholastic Magazine, covering such topics as teen pregnancy, AIDS, drug and alcohol abuse, and nutrition. Recently, Baer co-established the Institute for Photographic Empowerment at USC’s Annenberg School of Communications, which links photographic story-telling projects around the world and makes that work available to NGOs and policymakers. Baer is an Adjunct Professor of Community Health at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, and a Lecturer in Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Previously, he was a Clinical Professor of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. He established The Global Media Center for Social Impact at ULCA’s Fielding School of Public Health.

    Panel

    Moderator:

    Thomas Valente, PhD

    Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences

    Director, Center for Applied Network Analysis

     

    Presenter-Panelist:

    Kate Folb, MEd

    Program Director, Hollywood, Health & Society

     

    Presenter-Panelist:

    Marty Kaplan

    Director, Norman Lear Center Research

    Professor of Communication and Journalism

    Annenberg School of Communications

     

    Panelist:

    Sheila Murphy

    Professor of Communication

    Annenberg School of Communications

    Improving equity in global health and overcoming the perversity of pandemic publishing: A BMJ (former Lancet) editor’s view with Jocalyn Clark MSc, PhD, FRCPE, FCAHS

    March 5 | 12:30pm-2:00pm PT

    SSB 1 (Soto Street Building), room 114 and online

    Lunch will be provided for in-person attendees

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      Grand Rounds with with Jocalyn Clark MSc, PhD, FRCPE, FCAHS is on March 5, 2024 at 12:30pm PT

      About the Speaker

      Jocalyn Clark, MSc, PhD, FRCPE, FCAHS is an award-winning public health scientist and journalist, and one of the world’s most experienced medical journal editors. Over a 21 year editorial career at The BMJ, The Lancet, and PLOS Medicine, among others, her editorial leadership has helped globalize and diversify the top medical journals, reshaping the literature to be more inclusive of global health content, women, and experts from low and middle income countries.

      Clark was appointed International Editor of The BMJ in August 2022, re-joining the journal 20 years after starting her editorial career at BMJ. Previously she was an Executive Editor of The Lancet (2016-2022) where she led #LancetWomen to advance women in global health, medicine and science; Executive Editor at icddr,b in Dhaka, Bangladesh (2013-16); and Senior Editor at PLOS Medicine (2006-13). She is an advisor to Global Health 50/50 and WomenLift Health, Chair of the governance council of the CMAJ, and co-founder of advocacy groups Canadian Women in Global Health and WGH Canada.

      Panel

      Moderator:

      Sofia Gruskin, JD, MIA

      Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences

      Professor, Gould School of Law

      Director, Institute on Inequalities in Global Health

       

      Panelist:

      Jonathan Cohen, JD

      Professor of Clinical, Population and Public Health Sciences

      Director of Policy Engagement, Institute on Inequalities in Global Health

       

      Panelist:

      Chanita Hughes Halbert, PhD

      Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Population and Public Health Sciences

      Associate Director for Cancer Equity, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

       

      Panelist:

      Jill Johnston, PhD

      Associate Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences

       

      Welcoming remarks from Flora L. Thornton Chair Howard Hu, MD, MPH, ScD

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