Topic: Global Health

The Health Data Revolution
Improving Outcomes, Protecting Privacy

December 5th, 2017 Part of: .

THE DR. LAWRENCE H. AND ROBERTA COHN FORUMS THE HEALTH DATA REVOLUTION: Improving Outcomes, Protecting Privacy Presented jointly with HuffPost Tuesday, December 5, 2017 Will the next great medical insight come from a clinical trial, a laboratory study — or a database search? Today, health systems and insurers have access to a mountain of data about Read More…

Eradicating Polio
Reaching the Last Child

October 20th, 2017 Part of: .

Brief Video Highlight ERADICATING POLIO: Reaching the Last Child Presented jointly with NPR Friday, October 20, 2017 Once a global scourge, polio is tantalizingly close to eradication with only 11 wild poliovirus cases reported worldwide in 2017. In this Forum event — held in advance of World Polio Day — experts from the Government of Read More…

Gene Editing
Promises and Challenges

May 19th, 2017 Part of: .

Brief Video Highlight GENE EDITING: Promises and Challenges Presented jointly with NBC News Digital May 19, 2017 In labs and in clinical trials, scientists are seeking ways to rewrite DNA, a building block of life. Tools such as zinc-finger nucleases (ZFNs), TAL effector nucleases (TALENs) and, more recently, CRISPR/Cas9 have the power to seek out Read More…

Supplements and Health
Sorting the Facts

May 11th, 2017 Part of: .

Brief Video Highlight SUPPLEMENTS AND HEALTH: Sorting the Facts Presented jointly with PRI’s The World & WGBH Thursday, May 11, 2017 “Lose belly fat”. “Build muscle.” “Lower your cholesterol.” “Improve your sex drive.” Browse the shelves of any supermarket or pharmacy, and you will find dietary supplements that promise to do all this, and more. Read More…

The Opioid Crisis
A Governors Roundtable

May 5th, 2017 Part of: .

Brief Video Highlight THE OPIOID CRISIS: A Governors Roundtable Presented jointly with PRI’s The World & WGBH News Friday, May 5, 2017 Opioid overdoses claim the lives of 91 Americans every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this Forum event, four former governors offered candid insights into how government policy Read More…

Hormone-Altering Chemicals
Fertility and Health Implications

January 31st, 2017 Part of: .

Brief Video Highlight HORMONE-ALTERING CHEMICALS: Fertility and Health Implications Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Many of the products we use every day — drinking bottles, cosmetics, furniture, toys — can contain endocrine disruptors, chemicals that affect human health by altering the body’s natural hormones. Pregnancy and fetal development represent an especially sensitive life stage that may Read More…

The Chronic Pain Epidemic
What's to Be Done?

November 10th, 2016 Part of: , .

Brief Video Highlight The Dr. Lawrence H. and Roberta Cohn Forums THE CHRONIC PAIN EPIDEMIC: What’s to Be Done? Presented by The Forum at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health jointly with The Huffington Post Thursday, November 10, 2016 In association with Harvard Health Publications More than 100 million Americans struggle with chronic Read More…