Monday, December 5, 2016

Webinar Zero Hunger. Thurs. December 15, 2016 UNGC Network USA

Global Compact Network USA’s final event of the year. Join us to learn how companies large and small can contribute to making food systems more resilient, distributing food effectively at a global scale, and building an effective agricultural supply chain in a resource-constrained world.

WebinarZero Hunger: How U.S. companies can help achieve SDG 2
Thursday, December 15, 2:00 – 3:15pm EST

Speakers include:
·        Kim Fortunato, Director of Community Affairs, Campbell Soup Company; President, Campbell Soup Foundation
·        Matt Smith, Director, Food for Good at PepsiCo
·        Shawna Lemke, Director, Food and Nutrition Engagement, Monsanto Company
·        Adrienne Gardaz, Senior Manager, Environment, Food & Agriculture, UN Global Compact

Warm regards,
Ryan Brandenburg

Network Contact

Global Compact Network USA 203.219.5075

Weds. December 14, 2016. Venezuela's Health Sector: Current Crisis and Opportunities for International Engagement

Venezuela's Health Sector: Current Crisis and Opportunities
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Venezuela's Health Sector: Current Crisis and Opportunities for International Engagement



Hermes Florez, MD, PhD, MPH

Professor of Public Health Sciences and Medicine, Miami Miller School of Medicine and Visiting Professor, Universidad del Zulia, Venezuela
 Director, Division of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Director, Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Miami VA Healthcare System

Moderated by

Katherine Bliss, PhD

Senior Associate, Global Health Policy Center

 Introductory Remarks

J. Stephen Morrison, PhD

Senior Vice President and Director, Global Health Policy Center


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

10:30 am - 12:00 pm



Venezuela is experiencing a profound public health emergency. Recent reports have highlighted shortages of essential medicines and medical supplies, failing public health infrastructure, and increasingly negative indicators related to maternal and child health, as well as to the control of infectious diseases, including malaria, and of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Yet even as Venezuelans struggle to access medicine, food and other essential commodities, the Venezuelan Government has proven reluctant to acknowledge the challenges facing its health sector. Multiple actors, including civil society organizations and multilateral institutions, are engaging in dialogue to determine how to best address the causes and consequences of the current crisis.

Please join CSIS for a public discussion led by Dr. Hermes Florez, a Venezuelan health expert, and a Professor at the Miami Miller School of Medicine as well as a Visiting Professor at the Universidad del Zulia in Venezuela. The discussion will examine the origins, evolution and likely trajectory of the current health situation and the role regional bilateral partners and international organizations may be able to play in resolving the humanitarian crisis and identifying sectoral reforms that can strengthen prospects for Venezuela's health sector in the long term. 

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Webinar: December 6, 2016. MRC Year in Review

MRC Well Check Webinar tomorrow, December 6, at 2:00 pm ET. The webinar is entitled “MRC: Year in Review.”

We are excited to hear from local units who were instrumental in key preparedness and response activities this year, including response efforts to the Zika virus, a local Mumps outbreak, and Hurricane Matthew. We’ll also hear from a local unit who will share best practices from their highly-successful Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) held this Fall.

Webinar details and access instructions are below. We hope you are able to join us!


December 2016 MRC Well Check Webinar

Please join us for the next MRC Well Check Webinar on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at 2:00 pm ET. The webinar is entitled “MRC: Year in Review.” Featured presenters include:
·        Beatriz Quinones-Vallejo, MRC Puerto Rico Coordinator
·        Jenny Latour, Pee Dee MRC Coordinator (SC)
·        Sonya Davis, Arkansas MRC State Coordinator, and Charlenne McNeal, PhD, RN, Asst. Professor, University of Arkansas, School of Nursing
·        Tyler Tipton, Galveston County MRC Coordinator (TX)

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Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016

2:00 PM ET

1 hour


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Webinar: ADA. December 8, 2016. Perspectives of Building Occupants with Mobility Impairments on Fire Evacuation and Elevators

ADA National Network/FEMA Webinar Series:

Emergency Management and Preparedness-Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities

The following is provided by the
Pacific ADA Center

Webinar Reminder - "ADA National Network Learning Session:  Perspectives of Building Occupants with Mobility Impairments on Fire Evacuation and Elevators"

December 8th, 2016

A reminder that the next webinar will occur on December 8th, 2016.
Webinars begin at 2.30pm ET/1.30pm CT/12.30 pm MT/11.30am PT/9.30am Hawaii.
Registration: Free on-line at
Safe and effective evacuation during a fire or other catastrophic event requires planning, practice, and available options to exit the building. Building occupants with mobility impairments face additional difficulties during fire evacuations, which may limit their evacuation options. This webinar presents a study that was conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to develop guidance for building designers, facility managers, safety officers and emergency personnel on how occupants, particularly those with mobility impairments, can most effectively evacuate buildings during fire emergencies.
NIST researchers conducted face-to-face interviews with 51 people with mobility impairments located in five major metropolitan areas who work in multistory buildings. They were asked about their everyday mobility at work, their experiences with fire drills or fire emergencies at work, and their opinions about using elevators to leave a building during a fire evacuation. Of particular interest were their responses to a description of occupant evacuation elevators (OEEs), egress systems with the potential to get people with mobility impairments out of a building safely and quickly, without the assistance of others, and without having to leave their mobility devices behind.
The study identified a wide range of issues surrounding the evacuation of occupants with mobility impairments. Key to all of these issues is the need to include those with mobility impairments in the planning and execution of fire evacuations and to facilitate their ability for self-evacuation as much as is practicable.
Learning objectives:
  • Understand the variety of experiences, both positive and negative, that occupants with mobility impairments have with fire evacuations.
  • Identify the evacuation methods that occupants with mobility impairments may use in response to a fire emergency, along with the reported benefits and concerns with each.
  • Describe the concept of Occupant Evacuation Elevators (OEEs).
  • Name the key factors that improve the fire evacuation experience of occupants with mobility impairments.
Kathryn Butler is a Physicist in the Fire Research Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). She has studied a wide range of fire-related topics, including emergency communication, respirator fit, fire spread in wildland-urban interface fires, and fire behavior of materials.
Erica Kuligowski is the Group Leader of the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fire Group in the Fire Research Division at NIST, with a background in fire protection engineering and sociology. Her research interests include evacuation and response behavior, people movement and behavioral data collection and analysis from fires and other emergencies, emergency communications, and evacuation modeling.
Susanne Furman is a cognitive scientist in the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Visualization and Usability Group, where she works on and investigates user's mental models in cybersecurity and usability of biometric devices for the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Furman has a PhD in applied experimental psychology human factors from George Mason University.
These 90 minute webinars are delivered using the Blackboard Collaborate webinar platform. Collaborate downloads files to your machine in order to run. We recommend that you prepare your technology prior to the start of the session. You may need the assistance of your IT Staff if firewalls prevent you from downloading files.
To view all of the sessions for the coming year, or to see previous sessions, go to
The information presented in this webinar is intended solely as informal guidance, and is neither a determination of legal rights or responsibilities by NIDILRR or FEMA.

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Water Security. January 2017. Interstate Groundwater Disputes and the U.S. Supreme Court

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Interstate Groundwater Disputes and the U.S. Supreme CourtMore than 30 interstate compacts govern the use of water from shared lakes and rivers in the United States. However, there is not a single legal agreement in place between states to guide the apportionment of groundwater that crosses state lines. In 2013, Nevada and Utah appeared poised to be the first two states to reach such an agreement, but ultimately they failed. Now, with a longstanding groundwater dispute between Mississippi and Tennessee headed for the U.S. Supreme Court, a legal precedent governing the apportionment of interstate groundwater is imminent. This webinar will address the possible outcomes of Mississippi v. Tennessee, implications for interstate groundwater policy and the role of interstate compacts in resolving water disputes between states.

$$$ Noninvasive Research Study. National Human Genome Research Institute

The National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking healthy adult volunteers to participate in a research study. Doctors want to study the chromosomes in healthy individuals so they can learn more about why some people develop chromosome abnormalities and some do not.

Eligible participants:
  • Are healthy
  • 18-55 years old
During the study, you will:
  • Have one outpatient visit that will last about four hours
  • Have a physical exam
  • Have bloodwork and two skin biopsies
  • Receive compensation for your participation
Study visits take place at the NIH Clinical Center, America’s Research Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. We are on the Metro red line (Medical Center stop).

For more information, call:
Office of Patient Recruitment
TTY: 1-866-411-1010
Online: and search by study 12-HG-0181

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