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Alumni Weekend

October 28th | Washington, DC
Washington Monument at night.

Register for Alumni Weekend


We heard your feedback last year and this year we have made alumni weekend Bigger, Better, Bolder. You can customize your experience by choosing what event(s) to attend. Do you want to Network? Do you want to Learn? Do you want to Celebrate? Or maybe you want to do all three! Either way, we can’t wait to celebrate with you.

To register for the GW-Wide events including kick-off party and the concert, plus GWSPH events, purchase the "All Access Pass."  To register for only GWSPH events, purchase the "General Pass."

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YOU SIMPLY CAN'T MISS OUT!


We will be providing a full day of engaging content via academic and social programming through which you, our alumni, can connect with each other, students, faculty and the school. And if you can’t make it to DC for Alumni Weekend, don't worry. There is another opportunity at APHA in Denver just a few days later. The alumni fun extends through the weekend with our annual Alumni & Friends Reception on Monday, October 31, following the conference sessions.

Below you can find the GWSPH specific events.  For the university's programming, visit the GWU ALUMNI WEEKEND PAGE.

 

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Network:

Friday, October 28th

Networking Breakfast
8-9:00 am

Milken Institute School of Public Health – Convening Center (1st Floor)
950 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington DC

This breakfast kicks off a day of events happening at GW School of Public Health. This is an opportunity to interact with students, alumni, faculty, and increase your own network

Dean’s Alumni Luncheon
12-1:30 pm

Milken Institute School of Public Health – Convening Center (1st Floor)
950 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington DC

The luncheon will follow the morning’s lectures and provides an opportunity to mix and mingle with alumni, board members, faculty, and students. During the lunch an update about the school will be given from Dean Goldman.

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Learn:

Friday, October 28th

Gibbs Oration
9-10:00 am

Milken Institute School of Public Health – Auditorium (1st Floor)
950 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington DC

Please join us for the 26th Annual Gibbs Oration. This event brings together national health care leaders, GW alumni, students, and faculty for a conversation about the future of health care and provides an exclusive networking opportunity. Our Gibbs Orator is Kathleen Gallo PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, Senior Vice President and Chief Learning Officer at Northwell Health, Dean and Professor at Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies.

Russ Coile Lectureship
10-11:00 am

Milken Institute School of Public Health – Auditorium (1st Floor)
950 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington DC

Please join us for the 10th Annual Russ Coile Lectureship. This event brings together national health care leaders, GW alumni, students, and faculty for a conversation about the future of health care and provides an exclusive networking opportunity. Our Russ Coile Lecturer is Steve Messinger MHSA ‘86, President of ECG Management Consultants.

Young Alumni Speaker
11-12:00 pm

Milken Institute School of Public Health – Auditorium (1st Floor)
950 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington DC

We are happy to announce Erika Schouten MHA ’12, Director of Neurosciences at Hartford Hospital, as the 14th Annual Young Alumni lecturer. This event brings together GW alumni, students, and faculty for a conversation about the future of health care and provides an exclusive networking opportunity.

Tour of GW Public Health Laboratory Space
2-2:30 pm

Science and Engineering Hall
800 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20052

Alumni, faculty, staff and students will have the opportunity to tour the School’s new laboratory space on the 7th floor of Science and Engineering Hall. We will meet on the 7th floor of the Science and Engineering Hall.

*Space is limited

Faculty Presentation: "A Decadent Dilemma:  Are Artificial Sweeteners Helpful or Harmful in Weight Management and Chronic Disease?"
3-3:30 pm

Milken Institute School of Public Health – Classroom 101 (1st Floor)
950 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington DC

Dr. Allison Sylvetsky Meni, Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences will summarize the current body of literature evaluating the metabolic and health effects of low-calorie sweeteners and will highlight future research needs related to their consumption.

 

Faculty Presentation: "Overreaching Nanny-State or Defender of Health Equity? The Case of Sugar Drink Taxes"
3:30-4:00 pm

Milken Institute School of Public Health – Classroom 101 (1st Floor)
950 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington DC

For over twenty years, public health researchers and advocates have been calling for higher taxes on sugar drinks. They argue that consuming sugar drinks leads to excess weight gain, heart disease, diabetes and ultimately to higher healthcare costs, lower quality of life, and early death. There is also a strong economic evidence base showing that when prices go up, people buy less of things, including sugar drinks. Until recently, these efforts have been successfully opposed by the beverage industry and anti-tax advocates, who argue that this proposal will lead us down a nanny-state slippery slope where the food police will control all of our dietary choices. Dr. Michael Long will present a summary of his research on sugar drink tax policy and engage alumni on the ethical challenges of improving population health through nutrition policy. 

Alumnae Workshop: "Rewriting Your Internal Script: Mastering Self-Limiting Beliefs to Achieve Your Next Goals"
4:15-5:15 pm

Milken Institute School of Public Health – Classroom 101 (1st Floor)
950 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington DC

Your level of success is impacted by your beliefs. Henry Ford said, “If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.”

How often do you hold back from saying yes to an opportunity because you don’t think you are ready? Do you believe you need more experience before accepting a new role? Or, maybe you let the fear of failing hold you back? All of us have had these and other similar thoughts.

The truth is that these beliefs have helped you achieve success in the past by motivating you to better prepare.  But, when they become a default way of thinking they are no longer serving you.  Unfortunately, you may not be aware of how these or other thoughts affect your decisions or behaviors. What if you were to slow down to recognize what is influencing your choices?

Eleanor Roosevelt shared, “No one can make you feel inferior without consent.” Imagine the possibilities if you rewrote these beliefs, or identified new ones, and stopped holding yourself back. Join us and other women for an hour-long workshop to: discuss self-limiting beliefs, identify those influencing your thoughts and practice reframing mental roadblocks.

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Celebrate:

Thursday, October 27th

Founders’ Circle Celebration
6-9:00 pm

Milken Institute School of Public Health – Convening Center (1st Floor)
950 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington DC

This inaugural “Founders’ Circle Celebration” is a time for MHA alumni, faculty, and current students to network and recognize the MHA’s program’s awardees. This year is a special as we are honoring and celebrating the MHA alumni that are in their 50th reunion year.

*Separate Registration: go.gwu.edu/GibbsOration2016

Friday, October 28th

GW School of Public Health Alumni Weekend Reception and Panel: Prevention, Policy, and Practice
5:30-8:30 pm

Milken Institute School of Public Health – Convening Center (1st Floor)
950 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington DC

Reconnect and renew your ties with old friends! End a full day of professional development opportunities by enjoying a full-bar networking reception and featuring a GWSPH Alumni panel. Any registered Alumni Weekend guest, including alumni, faculty, and students are welcome to attend.
 
To enrich the annual alumni weekend reception, we are having an alumni panel reflecting the diversity and achievement of our alumni community. The panel will be moderated by Roslyn Brock MHA ’89, Chairman of the National Board of Directors for the NAACP, GW Trustee, and Chair of the GWSPH Dean’s Board of Advisors. Alumni panelist include: James R. Higgins MHSA '06, Senior Director, Network Strategy and Surgical Program Development Brigham and Women's Hospital; Garrett R. Lum MPH '00, Deputy Division Chief for District of Columbia Department of Health HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and TB Administration Strategic Information Division; and Samantha Vargas Poppe MPH '06, Associate Director for Policy Analysis Center National Council of La Raza.

 

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