10 February 2014
“The Best Societal Investments for Health Equity: How is the World Doing?"

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE PUBLIC LECTURE SPEAKER: Professor John Frank

Professor John Frank, Director, Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy,Chair, Public Health Research and Policy, University of Edinburgh,Emeritus Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto.

Topic:

“The Best Societal Investments for Health Equity: How is the World Doing?"

DATE:   Thursday, 20th February 2014

TIME:   16h45 to 18h00

VENUE:  Venue 1A, School of Public Health Building, UWC.

Biography

Professor John Frank trained in Medicine and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, in Family Medicine at McMaster University, and in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, after serving in Mbeya, Tanzania as a Medical Officer and Instructor of Medical Assistants from 1976 to 1979.  He has been Professor (now Professor Emeritus) at the University of Toronto, in the Department of Public Health Sciences (now the Dalla Lana School of Public Health), since 1983.  He was the founding Director of Research at the Institute for Work & Health in Toronto from 1991 to 1997.    In 2000, Dr. Frank was appointed inaugural Scientific Director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Institute of Population and Public Health. In July 2008, he became Director of a new Edinburgh-based Unit, funded by the Medical Research Council and the Scottish Chief Scientist Office: the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy. The Collaboration seeks to develop and robustly test novel public health policies and programs to equitably improve health status in Scotland, through the convening and ongoing support of researcher/research-user consortia.  Prof. Frank also holds a Chair at the University of Edinburgh in Public Health Research and Policy. His broad research and professional interests concern the determinants of population and individual health status, and especially the causes, remediation and prevention of socio-economic gradients in health. In 2013, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh for his scientific contributions.

RSVP:Lynette Martin, SOPH by 18th February 2014, Tel: 959-2132/2809

Email: lmartin@uwc.ac.za

REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED

ALL ARE WELCOME!