2021 Institute for Public Health Annual Conference Summary

The 14th annual Institute for Public Health Conference may have ended, but the focus on resilience and preparing our public health infrastructure for the future, continues. For this year’s hybrid (live and virtual) conference, the institute convened nearly 400 faculty, students, public health leaders and the public for education and discussion on: Fortifying our public […]

Institute for Public Health 2020 annual conference summary

Given that COVID-19 is in the forefront of the minds of, well…everyone, here and across the world, it was no surprise that the disease was the focus of the 13th Institute for Public Health Annual Conference, Oct. 29th. But, how prepared were we for the pandemic locally and nationally? What were the hidden costs and how […]

Health Equity Critical to Reducing Maternal and Infant Mortality

Written by Kim Furlow, communications manager at the Institute for Public Health 2019 Institute for Public Health Annual Conference Summary The U.S. could avoid about 40% of maternal deaths if all women had access to quality health care. The key to helping resolve this issue is to focus on maternal and infant equity in order […]

Postpartum diabetes screening essential for health equity in women

Paving the path to reproductive equity requires raising awareness of the long term consequences of conditions first diagnosed in pregnancy.  Pregnancy complications like gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia serve as early warning signs for a woman’s future disease risk; however, our fragmented healthcare system often makes it difficult to effectively monitor and prevent disease in these […]

#MHisPH annual conference summary, videos and media

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our 9th annual conference, Mental Health is Public Health: Innovative Approaches to Behavioral Resilience. Poster Session Award Winners Congratulations to our three top posters from this year’s conference: “Patterns of Cancer Incidence and Mortality Rates and Trends in Trinidad and Tobago” by  Wayne A. Warner, Damali N. Martin, […]

#Prep4Peril summary, videos, and media

Thanks to everyone who joined us to make our eighth annual conference Prepared for Peril: Readiness and Recovery for Public Health Threats. Poster Session Award Winners Congratulations to our three top posters from this year’s conference! Kudos go to: “Developing and Implementing a Statewide Infant Mortality Action Plan: A Community Collaborative Partnership” by Monique A. Norfolk, […]

2013 Annual Conference Summary

Weighing In: The Public Health Impact & Promise of Science in Addressing Obesity Attendees heard from experts, discussed the public health impact of obesity, and looked ahead at scientific discoveries poised to make a difference. This interactive PDF document offers a quick summary of the presentations from the event, as well as links to videos […]

2012 Annual Conference Summary

Addressing the Public Health Challenges of the 21st Century The afternoon began with a keynote address from James S. Marks, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President and Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Following the keynote, we focused on one specific challenge greatly affecting St. Louis: violence prevention and the role of public health. Our distinguished panel […]

2014 Annual Conference Summary

Public Good and Individual Choice: Navigating the Complexities of Public Health in a Modern Society The 2014 Institute for Public Health Annual Conference took place on October 7, 2014. Keynote Speaker Ellen Wright Clayton is an internationally respected leader in the field of law and genetics who holds appointments in both the law and medical […]

Beyond Borders: Transforming Health at Home and Abroad

2011 Institute for Public Health Annual Conference Summary Photo Album | Conference Agenda (PDF) Keynote Speaker Roger I. Glass, MD, PhD“Global Health in the 21st Century: A View from Fogarty” Breakout Sessions Fighting Family in Africa & Malnutrition in Our Own CommunityLocal and Global Health Initiatives: Lessons Learned and SharedOur Newest Neighbors: Meeting the Needs of St. Louis’ […]

Reducing Disparities on National and State Levels

2010 Institute for Public Health Conference Summary Keynote speaker Cara James, PhD, director of the Disparities Policy Project at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, addressed the impact of the Affordable Care Act on health disparities. She spoke about ways in which expansion of Medicaid effective in 2014 will allow for increased access to care […]

Multidisciplinary Approaches to Eliminate Disparities

2009 Institute for Public Health Conference Summary Community and collaboration were the central themes of the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis’ second annual symposium, titled “Multidisciplinary Approaches to Eliminate Disparities.” The conference also highlighted the multiple challenges, including a lack of adequate infrastructure, of conducting true transdisciplinary public health work. […]

Institute for Public Health holds inaugural symposium

2008 Institute for Public Health Conference Summary The new Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis hosted its inaugural symposium on Sept. 5, 2008 at the Eric P. Newman Education Center at Washington University Medical Center. The conference symposium began at 8:30 a.m. with an overview of the institute. The overall goal […]