Upcoming Events

IUHR Faculty and Staff Meetings

Once a month faculty and staff will come together to meet to discuss operational and administrative issues for the first half of the meeting. The second half will be a time for faculty and staff to workshop current projects – such as practice a future presenation or get feedback on a grant application or manuscript.

When: Tuesday, September 12, 2017- Tuesday, April 24, 2017 | 12pm – 1pm

Where: Northeastern University

Health Sciences and IUHR Works in Progress Series

Once a month IHUR will come together with Health Sciences for a new series entitled, “Works in Progress”.  At each meeting a faculty member will present their research and focus on connections to urban health and health disparities.  This will not only be a time for us to learn about the great work people are doing, but will be a time to provide the presenter with constructive feedback.  This is meant to be a collaborative approach of sharing the great work being done at Health Sciences and IUHR.

When: Tuesday, September 19, 2017- Monday, April 2, 2017 | 12pm – 1pm

Where: Northeastern University

Past Events

Dr. Wingfield will be giving the talk “No More Invisible Man: Black Professional Men’s Interactions with Women at Work” geared towards faculty and graduate students. Dr. Wingfield’s research examines the processes that maintain racial and gender inequality in professional occupations.

When: Thursday, November 9, 2017 

Where: 909 Renaissance Park

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology’s Intellectual Events Committee, Institute of Urban Health Research, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, School of Nursing, Department of Health Sciences will be co-sponsoring Dr. Adia Harvey Wingfield

Dr. Wingfield is a professor of Sociology at Washington University at St. Louis. Dr. Wingfield will be giving the talk “Professional Work in a Post-Racial Era: Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis” geared towards undergraduate students. She specializes in research that examines the ways intersections of race, gender, and class affect social processes at work. In particular, she is an expert on the workplace experiences of minority workers in predominantly white professional settings, and specifically on black male professionals in occupations where they are in the minority.

When: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Where: Raytheon Auditorium

Safety First: Towards Safe Consumption Facilities in Massachusetts

The devastating toll of the opioid crisis creates an imperative for decisive, evidence-driven, and cost-effective solutions. Safe consumption facilities (SCF) reduce drug overdose, while connecting drug users to treatment and other services. Amidst mounting calls for the creation of SCFs in Massachusetts, this forum will provide stakeholders with an opportunity to review the available evidence and voice diverse perspectives on this timely and salient issue.

When: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Where: Northeastern University School of Law

Bearing Witness to Trauma: Innovative Tools to Assist First

Northeastern University’s Institute of Urban Health Research and Practice and the Domestic Violence Institute invites local first responders, victim service providers, public health professionals and the Northeastern community to join us for a panel discussion about vicarious trauma and the health and wellbeing of employees. We will also introduce the newly launched Vicarious Trauma Toolkit, a first-of-its-kind online resource funded by the Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice.

When: Thursday, September 14, 2017| 2:30pm – 4pm

Where: Northeastern University Cabral Center

Mental Health Awareness Month Open House

IUHRP will be one of the organizations participating in this event. We will be sharing information about the work we are doing in the community about literacy in public urban outpatient mental health centers.  This event is open to the community so please come and participate.

When: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 | 11am – 2pm

Where: Massachusetts Mental Health Center, 75 Fenwood Rd, Boston, MA 02115

RISE 2017 Expo

At RISE, 2000+ industry leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, and technology enthusiasts from diverse sectors engage more than 400 of Northeastern’s solution-focused innovations.

When: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 10am – 2pm

Where: Cabot Physical Education Center, Northeastern University, 400 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

*IUHRP affiliated students presented at Northeastern’s Research, Innovation and Scholarship EXPO

Mental health, violence and resilience among Somali refugees: How community-engaged work led to complex questions and the need for interdisciplinary approaches.

Panel Discussion with the Somali Youth Risk and Resilience Study

When: Monday, March 27, 2017 | 3 – 4:30pm

Where: Northeastern University, 1135 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02215, Renaissance Park, Room 909

The Past, Present, & Future of Reproductive Justice

Co-sponsored by:

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities, The College of Arts, Media, and Design, Bouvé College of Health Sciences School of Nursing, Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice, The School of Law and Center for Health Law & Policy, The programs in Human Services & Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, The Departments of Cultures, Societies, & Global Studies, English, History, Philosophy & Religion, Political Science, and Sociology & Anthropology

When: Friday, March 17, 2017 | 9am – 5pm

Where: Cabral Center at the John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute

Woman of Color

The Women of Color in the Academy Conference: Strategies for Career AdvancementThe Time is Now Conference

Supported by The Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice

The Women of Color in the Academy Conference: Strategies for Career Advancement – The Time is Now Conference offers faculty women of color at all ranks in the academy and their allies the opportunity to learn and share specific strategies for career advancement.

When: Friday, February 10, 2017

Conference 8:30am – 4:30pm

Networking Reception to follow: 4:30-6pm

Where: Raytheon Amphitheater, 120 Forsyth Street, Northeastern University