The Future of Public Health: Innovation

Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Location: Map

Alumni Auditorium, P&S 630 West 168th St.

Event Title:

The Future of Public Health: Innovation
Grand Rounds on the Future of Public Health

Event Type:

Lecture Website


Office of the Dean


Roberta B. Ness, MD, MPH
Dean, University of Texas School of Public Health and M. David Low Chair in Public Health


How is it that with over $100 billion spent in the “war on cancer” over the past 30 years, research has yielded only modest advances? Why haven’t scientists come up with an effective approach to the obesity epidemic and other persistent problems of our day? Is the lack of innovative thinking largely to blame?

These kinds of questions have led respected epidemiologist, recognized expert in women’s health research, and dean of The University of Texas School of Public Health, Roberta B. Ness, MD, MPH, to study how innovative thinking is, or in many cases is not, being taught to students of health and the sciences.

Be sure to join Dr. Ness for her Grand Rounds on the Future of Public Health lecture to learn more about creative thinking and how to teach students to be the much-needed innovators of tomorrow.

A reception will follow the open question and answer period.



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