The 38th Annual Lester Breslow Distinguished Lecture
Including the 2012 Alumni Hall of Fame Induction and the 2012 Student Competition
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
4:00 - 6:00pm, with a reception to follow
UCLA Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium
635 Charles E. Young Drive South, Los Angeles
Featuring Thomas Rice, PhD
Dean's Distinguished Scholar for 2012
"Risk and Responsibility: Challenges Facing Consumers
and Government in the Health Information Age"
Thomas Rice is Distinguished
Professor of Health Services. He served as Vice Chancellor, Academic
Personnel for the UCLA campus from 2006-11. Dr. Rice
has testified before the U.S. Congress numerous times on various health
policy issues. He was elected to the Institute of Medicine, National
Academy of Science in 2006. Dr. Rice served as
Editor of the journal "Medical Care Research and Review" from 1994-2000.
The third edition of his book, "The Economics of Health Reconsidered",
was published in 2009.
2012 Alumni Hall of Fame inductees:
Frederick J. Angulo, DVM, PhD
Dr. Angulo served 16 years in the Foodborne Diseases Branch
of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where he
established several national surveillance programs including FoodNet and
the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS). In
2010, he joined the CDC’s Center for Global Health to direct the Global
Disease Detection program, which conducts infectious disease capacity
building efforts in more than 25 countries. He received his PhD in
Epidemiology from UCLA in 1995.
Claire D. Brindis, MPH, DrPH
Dr. Brindis is the Director of the Philip R. Lee Institute
for Health Policy Studies and a Professor of Pediatrics at UC San
Francisco. She is also Director of the Bixby Center for Global
Reproductive Health and Executive Director of the National Adolescent
Health Information and Innovation Center. Dr. Brindis’ research focuses
on women’s, adolescent, and child health policy at the state and
national level, and evaluations of adolescent pregnancy and pregnancy
prevention and reproductive health services. Dr. Brindis is a member of
the IOM. She received her MPH in Community Health Sciences from UCLA in
Nuntavarn Vichit-Vadakan, MPH, DrPH
Dr. Vichit-Vadakan is the Founding Dean of the Faculty of
Public Health at Thammasat University in Thailand. Her research on the
effects of air pollution and health has led to national policy and
interventions, most notably the elimination of lead from gasoline, the
establishment of national air quality standards, and implementation of
environmental mitigation measures. She serves as the lead negotiator for
Thailand at the Conference of the Parties for the WHO Framework
Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), which is the first international
health treaty. Dr. Vichit-Vadakan received both her degrees -- an MPH in
1981 and a DrPH in 1987 -- in Community Health Sciences from UCLA.
2012 Student Competition:
Five students, representing each of the School's departments and winner of a $1,000 prize from Molina Healthcare Inc.,
will give a five-minute oral presentation how they would either solve
or creatively analyze or evaluate health disparities. A distinguished
panel of judges will select the grand-prize winner, who will receive
a $5,000 prize courtesy of the Breslow Student Fellowship Fund.
Contest is sponsored by:
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Community and Alumni Relations Committee
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Office of the Dean
UCLA Public Health Alumni Association
This event is free to students, alumni, faculty and friends.
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