Forum Events

Building Resiliency in an Age of Terrorism
Public Health Perspectives

April 25th, 2016 Part of: .

A series of terrorist attacks — including recent bombings in Belgium — has shaken the public’s sense of security as they go about the most mundane tasks of daily life. Images of carnage at subway stations, restaurants, workplaces, concerts and sporting events have flashed across the world’s social media and traditional news outlets. Afterwards, questions Read More…

Drug Trials
Challenges for Alzheimer’s and Other Urgent Needs

April 15th, 2016 Part of: .

DRUG TRIALS: Challenges for Alzheimer’s and Other Urgent Needs Presented in Partnership with HHMI Tangled Bank Studios          and In Collaboration with STAT In Association with NOVA This Forum explored the challenges and complexities of drug trials, and how they impact disease treatment and prevention  — particularly for conditions that currently have little Read More…

The Zika Crisis
Latest Findings

March 4th, 2016 Part of: .

THE ZIKA CRISIS: Latest Findings Presented in Collaboration with Reuters The ongoing spread of the Zika virus — and its unconfirmed potential links to a birth defect called microcephaly — have raised worldwide alarms. This Forum examined what we know and don’t know about the virus, drawing parallels and lessons from another disease outbreak, Ebola, Read More…

Chemical Exposures and the Brain
The Flint Water Crisis and More

February 19th, 2016 Part of: .

CHEMICAL EXPOSURES AND THE BRAIN: The Flint Water Crisis and More Presented in Collaboration with PRI’s The World & WGBH Part of THE ANDELOT SERIES ON CURRENT SCIENCE CONTROVERSIES The water crisis gripping Flint, Michigan has exposed thousands of children to unsafe lead levels, triggering a federal emergency declaration and national conversation about basic public health Read More…

The Aging Workforce
Challenges and Benefits for the Public's Health

February 11th, 2016 Part of: .

THE AGING WORKFORCE: Challenges and Benefits for the Public’s Health According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the country’s population aged 65 and over is projected to be more than 83 million in 2050 — almost double the estimated population of 43 million in 2012. This Forum examined how the growing, greying labor force impacts workplaces and Read More…

Cancer and Diet
The Latest on Processed Meats, Fats and More

January 15th, 2016 Part of: .

This event was part of The Dr. Lawrence H. and Roberta Cohn Forums. We are deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Lawrence H. Cohn, advisor and supporter of this Forum in addition to others in the The Dr. Lawrence H. and Roberta Cohn Forums series. CANCER AND DIET: The Latest on Processed Meats, Fats and More Read More…

Climate Change
Health and Disease Threats

December 16th, 2015 Part of: .

CLIMATE CHANGE: Health and Disease Threats Presented in Collaboration with The GroundTruth Project Part of The Andelot Series on Current Science Controversies The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris has produced a landmark agreement to slow global warming. Among the conference’s discussions, though, the health impacts of climate change have featured less prominently on Read More…