Public Health Week to Feature Speaker From New York Times on Refugee Health
National Public Health Week is April 3 – 7, and the
University of Cincinnati Master of Public Health program and its
Gamma Rho student chapter of the Delta Omega Public Health Honorary
Society will offer activities on campus and across the Cincinnati
area, with a focus on refugee health.
On Wednesday, April 5, keynote speaker Ben Solomon, New York
Times multimedia journalist, will present, followed by a panel
addressing refugee health issues both locally and around the
As one of New York Times’ first foreign multimedia
correspondents, Ben Solomon reports, writes, shoots and edits
documentary features for Times Video. Beginning as an intern in
2010, in 2011 Solomon moved to the Middle East to cover the
uprisings in Libya, Egypt and Syria. Since then, he has been
bouncing around the globe covering events and issues from over 25
countries, including the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the
Ukrainian conflict, war in Syria and youth in the Arab world.
In 2015, Solomon was part of a New York Times reporting team
to win the Pulitzer Prize, "for courageous front-line reporting and
vivid human stories on Ebola in Africa.”
Solomon’s visit to campus is made possible with support
from the Department of Environmental Health, the
and the Graduate Student Governance Association
Schedule of Events for National Public Health Week 2017:
Refugee health information booth with games and
9 a.m. - 2 p.m., CARE/Crawley Building Atrium
Tuesday, April 4:
Volunteer at Matthew:25 Ministries (Be sure to mention Delta
11060 Kenwood Rd. Blue Ash, OH 45242.
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (select your time slot)
Wednesday, April 5:
10 a.m. Keynote by Ben C. Solomon, New York Times multimedia
journalist, presented by the Environmental Health Wednesday Lecture
Series and the Taft Research Center.
11:15 a.m. Lunch and social
12:15 p.m. Panel Discussion featuring:
- Ben Solomon, New York Times
- Fadel Shammout, MD, University of Kentucky
- Robyn Lamont, Refugee Connect
- Denise Pattison, Cincinnati Resettlement Program
- Angie Vredeveld, Immigration Psychology Services
- Patricia Back, MD, family medicine practitioner
Wednesday’s events will be held in Kehoe Auditorium,
Kettering Lab Complex.
Thursday, April 6:
Potluck and movie night featuring the documentary "Fire at
Sea.” Bring a dish to share or just enjoy the film. Held in
G25, Kettering Lab Complex.
5:30 to 8 p.m.
Friday, April 8:
Social event at Taste of Belgium
2845 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45219
National Public Health Week has been an annual event organized
by the American Public Health Association (APHA) since 1995. The
purpose is to recognize the contributions of public health and
highlight issues that are important to improving our nation.
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