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Friday, November 7, 2008

A Closer look at PEPFAR - Monday 11/10, 3:30-5pm

Wagner Health Network (WHN), in conjunction with Global Health Alliance (GHA), International Public Service Association (IPSA), and Public Health Student Group at Steinhardt (PHSG) present:

A Closer Look at PEPFAR: Evaluating the Legacy of President Bush
Monday, November 10, 2008
3:30PM – 5:00PM

Rudin Forum, Puck Building
295 Lafayette Street

**Reception from 4:30PM – 5PM: Refreshments and Appetizers will be served**


Will the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) make President Bush known to history books as “The AIDS President?” When President Bush signed PEPFAR in 2003, the resulting authorization to spend $15 billion fighting the global HIV/AIDS epidemic was the largest commitment to combat a single disease in history. PEPFAR was reauthorized amid controversy in July 2008 to commit an additional $48 billion dollars to fight AIDS, TB, and malaria worldwide.

Some praise PEPFAR for saving millions of lives; others consider the plan to be misguided or deeply flawed. Come question our panelists about their opinions of PEPFAR’s achievements and the shortcomings, the plan’s overall place in President's Bush legacy, and what the new presidential administration might mean for the US initiative to fight HIV/AIDS worldwide.

Featured Panelists:

Beth Frederick is Executive Vice President of the International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC). Currently, she manages the Coalition's multifaceted initiative—With Women Worldwide: A Compact to End HIV/AIDS in addition to implementation of IWHC's strategic plan for FY 2008-10 and communications program. Prior to IWHC, Ms. Fredrick worked for 21 years with the Guttmacher Institute, an internationally recognized leader in sexual and reproductive health research and policy analysis.

Henry Chang is the Vice President of Impact Initiatives at the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, TB, and Malaria (GBC). Prior to joining GBC, he served as Chief of Global Affairs at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF). Henry was also a founding member of the Treatment and Data Committee of the Los Angeles Chapter of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT-UP).

John Gershman (Moderator) is a Clinical Associate Professor of Public Service, Associate Director of NYU's Global MPH Program, and Director of Undergraduate Programs at Wagner. His research, writing, and advocacy work has focused on issues of U.S. foreign policy in East and Southeast Asia, the politics of international financial institutions and multilateralism, the political economy of democracy and development, the strategies and responses of social movements and NGOs to globalization, and terrorism.

Career Development Workshop - 11/12, 3:00-4:30pm

Public Health Student Group presents:
Career Development Workshop

Wednesday, November 12th

Education Bldg, Rm 1079

Not sure how to go about finding a job after graduating? Come hear about the job search process, business cards, resumes and CVs from a Wasserman Career Development staff member and your very own Steinhardt faculty!

Special Q&A to follow with Dr. Farzana Kapadia.

Please RSVP to Ms. Shoshana M Brown at

Careers in Health - 11/11, 12:30-2pm

Wagner Health Network (WHN), in conjunction with Global Health Alliance (GHA), Wagner Finance Society (WFS), and the Office of Career Services (OCS) present:

Careers in Health – a panel discussion with lunch

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

12:30PM – 2:00PM, Mulberry Conference Room

Puck Building (295 Lafayette Street)

**Lunch and beverages will be served**

Please RSVP by:

Visiting the OCS Career Directory at, selecting the "Seminars/Panels" option in the "Events" tab, and clicking the RSVP button next to the Careers in Health event on Nov. 11 at 12:30.

Featured panelists include:

CAROLYN TAIN (Senior Director, Fitch Ratings) - Carolyn Tain is a senior director in Fitch Ratings' U. S. public finance department. As a member of the health care group, Carolyn is responsible for analyzing and rating hospitals, CCRC's, and other health care related credits. Prior to joining Fitch in April 2006, Carolyn worked fifteen years with MBIA Insurance Corporation, most recently as managing director, managing the health care group for several years. In this capacity, she was responsible for the analysis, underwriting, surveillance and pricing of all healthcare and hospital transactions. Prior to her tenure at MBIA, Carolyn was with the Student Loan Marketing Association as a director responsible for credit reviews, marketing and structuring of health care and higher education revenue bonds. Prior to that, she spent 10 years at Standard and Poor's in the healthcare group assisting in the development of rating methodology and criteria for assessment of portfolio hospitals. She has more than 27 years of experience in structuring, analyzing, and marketing tax-exempt health care debt. Carolyn earned her BS in Economics from Fordham University.

GREGORY RHODES (Administrative Manager, NYU School of Medicine) - After college, Greg Rhodes attended NYU Wagner where he received an MPA in Health Policy and Management. In his second year, he was selected for an Administrative Residency at Health Plus, one of NYC's largest HMOs. He worked on various projects from enhancing scorecards that reported key metrics to the board to assisting with regulatory affairs issues. He stayed at Health Plus as a Planner/Analyst before accepting a position as the Practice Administrator for Rheumatology and Medicine at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. In March, 2007, Greg was hired to be the Administrative Manager for Radiation Oncology, OB/GYN, Psychiatry, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Rehabilitation Medicine, Dermatology, Otolaryngology, and more recently, the Skin and Cancer Clinic at NYU School of Medicine. He has presented at the last three ACHE Congresses on Healthcare Leadership, Columbia University School of Public Health, and at Healthcare Leaders of New York meetings. His talks focus on how to become an effective manager and leader as an early careerist.

MARY TEDALDI(Senior Director of Performance Management, New York University Health Center) - Mary Teadaldi is a Masters prepared Registered Nurse with a history of 16 years in Nursing Management at NYU Hospital. She also received a Masters of Art degree in Health Policy and Management at NYU and, in 1998, took on the position of Director of Integration Initiatives in leading several integration projects throughout the Health System. Since then, Mary has managed several organization-wide projects that strive for a goal of the highest quality patient care as well as optimal financial efficiencies. Some of these projects included the development of a Clinical Documentation Program and the Strategic Sourcing Supply Chain Initiative. Most recently, Mary developed the Performance Management Office where she is Senior Director at the NYU Langone Medical Center and responsible for maintaining the measurement and management of organization-wide strategic goals.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Individuals for Global Health Facebook group

Check out the Individuals for Global Health Facebook group to network with others with similar interests and see posted topics of interest:

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Y Public Health Nutrition

For anyone interested in Public Health Nutrition, check out this blog! There is also a way to sign up for timely e-mail updates.