September 7, 2017

Clínica de Migrantes: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Film Screening and Discussion
5:30 - 7:30 PM | 220 Dockser Hall | School of Law

An inside look at how one South Philadelphia-based health clinic provides free care to undocumented immigrants in the community. The film follows the rewards and challenges of providing such care, including the struggle of patients who cannot afford or obtain insurance, and earning the trust of those afraid to seek care. 

Following the film, a panel of local experts will highlight some of the ways in which Massachusetts is struggling with and working to address barriers to providing health care to our immigrant community. 

Wendy E. Parmet, Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Center for Health Policy and Law; Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University 

Andrew Cohen, Staff Attorney and Project Director, Immigrant Health Care Access Coalition, Health Law Advocate (HLA)
Dr. Sarah Kimball, Immigrant & Refugee Health Program, Boston Medical Center 
Liza Ryan, Organizing Director, Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)

Free and open to the public!

September 14, 2017

Bearing Witness to Trauma: Innovative Tools to Assist First Responder and Victim Services Agencies
An Interdisciplinary Conversation
2:30 - 4:30 PM | Cabral Center | Northeastern University 

Co-sponsored by the Domestic Violence Institute (DVI) and the Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice (IUHRP)

DVI and IUHRP invite 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.

Keynote speaker: Kurt Scwartz, Director, Masssachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)
Kurt Schwartz’s strategic leadership guides and oversees the state’s preparedness, response and recovery from natural and intentional disasters, including the terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon. He previously served as the MA Undersecretary of both Homeland Security and Law Enforcement, and as a state criminal prosecutor, police officer, and EMT. He will illuminate the personal and professional impact of vicarious trauma from his broad and extensive background.

Discussants will include MA first responders and members of the national Vicarious Trauma Toolkit Team.

Light refreshments will be served.

Contact for more information. 

September 19, 2017

Safety First: Toward Safe Consumption Facilities in Massachusetts
A Community Forum
5:30 - 7:30 PM | 250 Dockser Hall | School of Law 

Co-sponsored by the Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice (IUHRP)

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 policmakers and members of the community with an opportunity to review the available evidence and voice diverse perspectives on this timely and salient issue. 


Liz Evans, Harm Reduction International (Formerly of INSITE)
Dr. Jessie Gaeta, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program and Boston Medical Center 
Jim Stewart, First Church in Cambridge and SIFMA Now
Senator John F. Keenan, Massachusetts State Senate 
Jack Kelly, Recovery Advocate
Leo Beletsky, School of Law and Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University 

Community Discussion:

moderated by Martha Bebinger, WBUR

 Coffee and light refreshments will be served. 

Free and open to the public! RSVP now!

September 28, 2017

Faculty Roundtable
12:00 - 1:30PM | 120 Knowles Conference Room 
Lunch will be served

Topic: Advanced Directives and Dementia
Stephen Latham, Director, Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, Yale University 

RSVP to Jennifer Huer

October 11, 2017

Faculty Roundtable
12:00 - 1:30PM | 120 Knowles Conference Room 
Lunch will be served

Where could/should we go with community benefit standards in Massachusetts: Hospitals, Health Plans, and Physician Groups?
Dr. Paul Hattis, Associate Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts School of Medicine

RSVP to Jennifer Huer

October 12, 2017

Health of Newcomers author event
Boston Public Library
6:00 - 7:30 PM

Email Jennifer Huer with any questions. 

October 25, 2017

Faculty Roundtable
12:00 - 1:30PM | 120 Knowles Conference Room 
Lunch will be served

Evaluating Drug Safety and Efficacy in Pediatric Populations: Time for a New Approach
Dr. Michael Sinha, Program Coordinator, Program on Regulation, Therapeutics, and Law (PORTAL), Brigham and Women's Hospital

RSVP to Jennifer Huer

October 30, 2017

Annual Health Law Lecture
Making Good Health Policy by Practicing Good Health Law
12:00 - 1:30 PM | 240 Dockser Hall 

Featuring Stephen Rosenfeld, Health Care Attorney and Advocate 

All are welcome! Free Pizza! 

Questions? Email

October 30, 2017

Health Law Workshop: Aziza Ahmed
5:00 PM | Harvard Law School 

Aziza Ahmed is Professor of Law at the Northeastern University School of Law. She is an internationally renowned expert in health law, criminal law and human rights. Her scholarship examines the role of science and activism in shaping global and national law and policy with a focus on criminal laws that impact health. She teaches Property Law, Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights, and International Health Law: Governance, Development and Rights. Professor Ahmed has been selected as a fellow with the Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) at Princeton University. She will be combining her sabbatical and her fellowship to spend the 2017-2018 academic year developing her work on law, feminism and science into a book with particular emphasis on legal and policy responses to HIV. 

Sponsored by The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School. Check the event webpage for more information. 

December 6, 2017

Faculty Roundtable
12:00 - 1:30PM | 120 Knowles Conference Room 
Lunch will be served

Supply and demand of the health professional workforce: Evidence of change...implications for the future
David Zgarrick, Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professor of Pharmacy, Bouvé  College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University 

RSVP to Jennifer Huer

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