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Global Health Grand Rounds: Health & Global Warming

Location: Zoom

Date: Monday, December 5, 2022

Time: 12:30–1:30 p.m.

Contact: Sarayu Adeni

About the Event

Global Health Grand Rounds, presented by the Division of Global Health in the Department of Population Health at Dell Medical School, returns for its second-year, themed “Planetary Health: Exploring the Ways Climate Change and Our Relationship to the Environment Impact Human Health.”

In this installment, Richard J. Jackson, M.D., MPH, presents “Health and Global Warming: Finding the Right Rx for Both.”

Jackson is professor emeritus at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, where he was department chair in Environmental Health Sciences. A pediatrician, he served in leadership positions with the California Health Department, including as the State Health Officer. For nine years, he was director of the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health and has received many awards, including the Presidential Distinguished Service Award, the John Heinz Award, the Sedgwick Memorial Medal and the Henry Hope Reed Award. Jackson speaks frequently on topics of environmental health and co-author of the books “Urban Sprawl and Public Health,” “Making Healthy Places” and “Designing Healthy Communities.”

Email Sarayu Adeni for more information.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this presentation, the audience participant should be able to:

  1. Illustrate the ways in which the health care system is contributing to and accelerating climate change
  2. Describe the disproportionate negative impacts of unhealthy environments on economically disadvantaged communities and racial minority populations
  3. Explain how smarter buildings, safe transportation, increased green spaces and quality urban density all greatly reduce pollution and improve physical activity and nutrition
  4. Discuss how our buildings, vehicles and consumption can be modified to reflect not merely health consciousness but also planetary awareness
  5. Identify ways in which clinicians can advocate for social policy decisions that improve the health of their own communities

Target Audience

  • Primary: Dell Medical School faculty, staff and students
  • Secondary: UT schools of nursing, pharmacy and social work, college of natural sciences and architecture, & AMPATH partners


This activity has been designed to promote some of the following desired physician attributes and competencies:

  • ACGME: Patient Care; Interpersonal and Communication Skills; Professionalism; Medical Knowledge; Practice-based Learning & Improvement; Systems-based Practice
  • IOM: Provide Patient-centered Care; Work with Interdisciplinary Teams; Use Evidence-based Practice
  • IECC: Interprofessional Teamwork & Team-based Practice; Interprofessional Communication; Roles & Responsibilities; Values & Ethics for Interprofessional Practice

Speaker Disclosure

Richard J. Jackson, M.D., MPH, speaker for this educational activity, has no relevant relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Planner Disclosure

Swati Avashia, M.D., FAAP; Davika Reid; Shanti Nulu, M.D., MPH; Rebecca Cook, M.D., M.S.; Lauren O’Neal, Canaan Hancock; Alexander Chu; Mamadou Balde; Nima Rahman; Beth Felker, M.A.; and Sarayu Adeni, MPA-DP, planners of this educational activity, have no relevant relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

The CME Advisory Committee, reviewers of this educational activity, have no relevant relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

Accreditation Statement

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School designates this internet live course for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.