Oct 12 - Annual Carol Buck Lecture

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Annual Carol Buck Lecture and Graduate Scholarship
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Avoidable Mortality Globally:
The Last 40 Years and the Next 40 Years

Date: October 12, 2012
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: K 203, 3rd floor, Kresge Building
Reception to follow, coffee and refreshments will be provided.

Carol Buck Lecture: Dr. Prabhat Jha
Executive Director, Centre for Global Health Research

Professor Prabhat Jha has been a key figure in epidemiology and economics of global health for the past decade. He is the University of Toronto Endowed Professor in Disease Control and Canada Research Chair at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and the founding Director of the Centre for Global Health Research at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto.

Professor Jha is a lead investigator of the Million Death Study in India, which quantifies the causes of premature mortality in over 1 million homes from 1997-2014 and which examines the contribution of key risk factors such as tobacco, alcohol, diet and environmental exposures. He is the author of several influential books on tobacco control, including two that helped enable a global treaty on tobacco control, now signed by over 160 countries.

Carol Buck Graduate Scholarship
The Carol Buck Graduate Scholarship in Epidemiology is presented annually to an outstanding graduate student. The scholarship was established to honour Dr. Carol Buck, whose affiliation with the department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics was from 1952 to 2004. Throughout her career, Dr. Buck's work demonstrated a passionate commitment to advancing human health. Using rigorous methods of epidemiology to identify and correct the causes and determinants of ill-health, she became an international leader in the discipline. Carol's colleagues and former students respected her amazing clarity of thought and communication. She was a gifted teacher who had a significant impact on many graduate students, medical students and colleagues. The scholarship will be awarded in a ceremony following the annual Carol Buck Lecture, given by a distinguished academic from the field of Epidemiology.