[pccgrads] Center for Health & the Global Environment - Breakfast Seminar - December 6

Center for Health and the Global Environment chge at uw.edu
Mon Nov 27 13:57:08 PST 2017

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Please join the Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE) for
our monthly Breakfast Seminar. Our December event will feature PhD
Candidate Kholood Altassan speaking about her research into the emergence
of Dengue fever in Saudi Arabia, and CHanGE Senior Fellow Dr. Samuel
Sellers speaking about Health Systems under the Shared Socioeconomic

*Date:* Wednesday, December 6th
*Time:* 8:00 to 9:00 am
*Location:* Harris Hydraulics Laboratory – Large Conference Room
*RSVP:* chge at uw.edu

Beverages (coffee/tea) and a light breakfast will be provided. Please RSVP
to help us plan our order and accommodate all participants.

*More Information & Speaker Bios:*

*Kholood Altassan, MD, MPH: *

*Bio:* Kholood Altassan is a Current PhD Candidate in the Department of
Environmental and Occupational Health at the University of Washington. She
completed medical school at King Saud University in 2009 and an MPH at
George Washington University in 2013.

*Topic:* The incidence of Dengue fever, a mosquito-borne viral disease, is
increasing in Saudi Arabia. Dr. Altassan will present on the role that
various environmental and population factors have played in the emergence
of Dengue fever in the western region of Saudi Arabia, and the role they
continue to play in its yearly endemic status.

*Samuel Sellers, Ph.D. *

*Bio:* Dr. Samuel Sellers is a Senior Fellow with the Center for Health and
the Global Environment. He received a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Sam is interested in interactions between
human populations, family planning, gender, health, and environmental
change. He currently works on projecting changes in the causes of human
mortality under the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways.

*Topic:* A growing body of literature addresses how climate change is
likely to have substantial, and generally adverse effects on population
health and health systems around the world. Dr. Sellers will discuss how
the effects are likely to vary within and between countries, and depending
on different socioeconomic development patterns.

The Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE) collaboratively
develops and promotes innovative approaches to understanding and managing
the risks of global environmental change. CHanGE conducts research and
policy analysis, education and training, and technical assistance and
capacity building, integrating health, environmental, and social sciences.
CHANGE focuses on health outcomes associated with the consequences of
global environmental changes, such as extreme weather and climate events,
water and food security, and infectious diseases. (

Breakfast Seminars will be held monthly, aiming to grow and strengthen
networks, promote sharing of ideas, and support collaboration across health
and climate change communities. Meetings are open to students, faculty,
and staff across the University of Washington with an interest in
understanding and mitigating the health impacts of climate change.

*Amy Ransom *

Program Manager

Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE)


Department of Global Health

4225 Roosevelt Way NE #100

Suite 2330 | Box 354695

Seattle, WA 98105

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