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Virtual Jonathan Mann Health and Human Rights Lecture ft. Dr. Bassett
Start Date: 10/14/2020Start Time: 4:30 PM
End Date: 10/14/2020End Time: 6:00 PM

Event Description
Join the Dornsife School of Public Health for the virtual Jonathan Mann Health and Human Rights Memorial Lecture 2020 featuring Mary T. Bassett, MD, MPH, who has dedicated her career to advancing health equity.
Her lecture title is, "How Epidemics Show Us Who We Are: From HIV/AIDS to COVID-19.” 
Attendees are urged to read Dr. Bassett's piece "#BlackLivesMatter — A Challenge to the Medical and Public Health Communities" published in The New England Journal of Medicine before the lecture.
About the Speaker:
With more than 30 years of experience in public health, Bassett has dedicated her career to advancing health equity. Bassett is currently the Director of the François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University and the FXB Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Prior to joining the FXB Center, she served as New York Commissioner of Health from 2014 to 2018.

Bassett’s many awards and honors include the prestigious Frank City’s A. Calderone Prize in Public Health, a Kenneth A. Forde Lifetime Achievement Award from Columbia University, and election to the National Academy of Medicine.

She received her BA in History and Science from Harvard University and her MD from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. She served her medical residency at Harlem Hospital Center and has a master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Washington, where she was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar.


About the Series:
Inaugurated in 2007, the series is named for Jonathan Mann, MD, MPH (1947-1998), the renowned humanitarian and founding dean of Drexel’s School of Public Health. Mann's vision, passion, and leadership forever instilled the values of public health as a human right at the School. These values continue to drive our research, teaching and the practice of public health.

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Contact Information:
Name: Dayana Marshall
Email: dlm386@drexel.edu
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