Solving Climate Change Problems from Various Field

FK-KMK UGM. Faculty of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing (FK-KMK) UGM held a Guest Lecture entitled “Academia’s Role in Tackling Climate Change” on Thursday (11/5) in the Auditorium, 1st Floor, Tahir Foundation Postgraduate Building.

Researchers from the University of Michigan, Abram L. Wagner, PhD, MPH; Richard Netizel, PhD, MS, CIH, FAIHA; and Matthew L. Boulton, MD, MPH, FACPM were present as speakers in this Guest Lecture.

The three speakers presented different topics. First, Abram L. Wagner gave a presentation on “Global Vaccine Hesitancy: The Use of Motivational Interviewing and Behavioral Nudges to Improve Vaccination Uptake”. According to him, the motivational interviewing method is quite good to use so that people want to be vaccinated. “There are several key skills in motivational interviewing, namely open questions, affirmations, reflective listening, and summarizing,” he explained.

Turning to the topic “Occupational and Environmental Impacts of Informal E-waste Recycling”, Richard Netizel, PhD, MS, CIH, FAIHA gave a presentation on the electronic waste recycling process. There are 7 stages in the e-waste recycling process, such as collecting and transporting, shredding and sorting, dust extraction, magnetic separation, water separation, purification of waste stream, and preparing recycled materials for sale.

The last speaker, Matthew L. Boulton, MD, MPH, FACPM, presented the topic of “Best Strategies for Getting Your Manuscript Published”. Matthew gave several tips so that publications, including publications on climate change, would be approved more quickly. “Never ask the editor for certain requests, for example asking to immediately read, reply to, and edit your publication,” he explained. (Reporter: Nirwana)