Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 12:00pm

 Rebecca Shlafer, PhD, MPH

Dr. Shlafer is an Assistant Professor in the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.  Dr. Shlafer's research focuses on understanding the developmental outcomes of children and families with multiple risk factors.  She is particularly interested in the health of incarcerated women and their children, as well as the programs and policies that impact families affected by incarceration.

More details about Dr. Shlafer's work here.


This lecture is free & open to the public. Lunch will be provided for the first 50 attendees. We hope you'll join us!
An RSVP is not required, but highly encouraged. RSVP here
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 12:00pm

Dr. Catherine Morrison

Catherine Morrison, JD

Catherine J. Morrison, JD is a negotiation and conflict management expert who helps academic professionals become more capable at resolving conflicts and negotiating effective change.  She brings extensive experience as an administrator in academic medicine and an award-winning professor. She employs negotiation and conflict management frameworks that are compatible with clinical diagnostic models and bioscience research approaches and that apply across diverse cultures.

Her consulting clients include Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Duke University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York University Langone Medical Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Association of American Medical Colleges, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and others.

Catherine is a two-time recipient of the Best of Hopkins teaching award from the graduates of Johns Hopkins University’s Business of Medicine MBA program. She has also received the Excellence in Teaching award from the Graduate Division of Business and Management at Johns Hopkins.

She has served in senior administrative roles at the University of Texas Medical Branch, University of Maryland Baltimore, and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center; as a faculty member at Penn State College of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Carey Business School; and has practiced law.  She received her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and undergraduate degree from Oakland University.

As both a participant and an observer in academic health care management and the practice of law, Dr. Morrison recognized the transformative potential of negotiation and conflict for individuals and organizations.  Her consulting, teaching, and research are grounded in the belief that individuals can use negotiation and conflict as a means to define themselves and others.  Effective negotiation can be an opportunity to engage in a collaborative, imaginative dialogue to develop unique ideas and agreements.  When thoughtfully analyzed and appropriately managed, the energy of conflict can be used to strengthen ideas and relationships. 


This lecture is free & open to the public. Lunch will be provided for the first 50 attendees. We hope you'll join us!

An RSVP is not required but highly encouraged. RSVP here 


This lecture is sponsored by: 
Powell Center for Women's Health, University of Minnesota
Office of Faculty Affairs, University of Minnesota
Co-sponsored by: 
School of Nursing, University of Minnesota
Center for Leadership Education in Maternal & Child Public Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota