The Cosmos Club talk by Dr. Joyce Johnson, FN 03 and James Calderwood Jr., FN 04 on their July 2014 Flag Expedition to Tacloban, Philippines has been rescheduled for Saturday Nov. 22 at the Cosmos Club.
Bill Runyon, who handles reservations for ECWG events, is contacting those who have reserved for the talk on its original Oct. 25 event to see whether they want to transfer their reservation and payment to Nov. 22. Refunds will be sent to those who reserved for Oct. 25 who don’t want to or can’t attend the Nov. 22 event. Mr Runyon can be reached at 202 234-7490, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The event will begin with a cocktail hour at 6:30 p.m., followed by the dinner at 7:30 and then the talk.
Tacloban was the area worst hit by Typhoon Haiyan on November 8, 2013. This typhoon was one of the strongest ever recorded. Its winds and storm surge killed more than 6,000 people.
Johnson’s and Calderwood’s flag expedition documented both the immediate effects of the Typhoon (based on Dr. Johnson’s field work there at that time) and also the progress made since.
The strong theme throughout their talk is the amazing resilience of the Philippine people.
More specific to her Philippines expedition: in November, 2013, Project HOPE asked Dr. Johnson to go to the Philippines immediately after Typhoon Haiyan to complete a needs assessment.
Her primary focus was the Camotes Islands, though she also spent time in Tacloban. From these activities she gained an understanding of the impact the typhoon had on these areas. During the Flag Expedition she will talk about on Oct. 25 Dr. Johnson documented the progress made since that time. She has lectured and published her findings from the earlier Philippines work.
Academically, Dr. Johnson is a physician board certified in Public Health and Preventive Medicine, with a master’s degree in Hospital and Health Administration. She is also a trained epidemiologist, with extensive experience in global health and field work. She had a career in the uniformed services, serving with the U.S. Coast Guard, and retiring from the U.S. Public Health Service as a rear admiral, upper half.
She has extensive exploration-related experience on all seven continents. She has lectured and written on expedition-related topics, including a chapter on “Medicine at Sea” in Expedition and Wilderness Medicine, and the book The Ship’s Medicine Chest.
James A. Calderwood, Jr, who is Dr. Johnson’s son, served as expedition co-leader and photographer.
He was the still photographer for an award winning documentary, “The Music Lesson” filmed in Laikipia, Kenya, produced by Greenbox Entertainment, with a Washington, DC debut at the National Geographic Museum film series. Calderwood has published photographs in books including Expedition and Wilderness Medicine and The Ship’s Medicine Chest. He has also won various photography awards.
He is experience in social sciences data collection both in the U.S. and abroad. Based on his field work in India, he contributed to a chapter in India’s Healthcare Industry: Innovation in Delivery, Financing, and Manufacturing, published by Cambridge University Press in 2014.
Calderwood graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BSE from the Wharton School and a BSN from the School of Nursing. He is in a health policy position with AdvaMed, a Washington, DC trade association.
Dinners are $55 each and vegetarian meals are available.
Reservations must be received before noon on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, by Bill Runyon; 1812 19th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009, telephone: 202 234-7490, or email: email@example.com
If you reserve by email or telephone you should mail a check made out to “Explorers Club Washington Group” to Runyon at his address above.
No cancellations will be accepted after noon, Tuesday, Nov. 18. 2014
To reserve by mail please fill out the form below and send it to Runyon:
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