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4th Annual Global Health Conference: Possibilities and Limitations in Global Health

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What is our potential as college students to enact change in our world? To become better student agents for change we must examine the socioeconomic context behind discrepancies in global health equity and the role of cultural barriers such as gender and class that affect specific areas of global health.
18 March 2011 7:00 PM to 19 March 2011 11:00 PM
Penn State, University Park, PA
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**Fees waived for Penn State Students**  If you are a Non-student or Student from another university there will be a $15 registration fee upon arrival. 

4th Annual Global Health Conference: Possibilities and Limitations in Global Health

Friday, March 18th


  • 7:00-10:30pm: Keynote Address and Meet and Greet Reception
Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa of Johns Hopkins University Medical Center will share his experiences as a migrant laborer-turned-neurosurgeon and discuss his insight into socioeconomic barriers affecting health and social mobility. (For more about Dr. Q, check out this article: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/dome/0609/top_story.cfm


Saturday, March 19th
Part I:

  • 10:00-10:30 am: Breakfast and Registration in Life Sciences Building
  • 10:30am –12:00pm: Panel Discussion: Possibilities and Limitations in Global Health                                
  • 12:00pm –1:00pm  First Workshop Session
  • 1:15pm – 2:15pm: Lunch and PSU Social Justice Organizations Poster Display
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm  Second Workshop Session
  • 3:45-4:45pm: Third Workshop Session

Part II:

  • Semi-formal Banquet Dinner and Keynote address by EAPSEC representative Lindsay Pazuelos. Life Sciences Gateway

Dr. Evan Lyon, MD: Partners in Health and Health and Human Rights Journal
Evan Lyon focuses on community-based approaches to HIV and TB treatment, providing primary care in resource-poor settings, and management of chronic disease using community health workers. He has been a volunteer physician with Partners In Health/Zanmi Lasante in Haiti since 1996.  Dr. Lyon received his MD from Harvard Medical School in 2003 and completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2007. He is currently a hospitalist on the faculty of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, an Associate Physician at the Division of Social Medicine and Health Inequalities, and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School, where he advises residents in Global Health. Between 2008 and 2009, Dr. Lyon provided medical care and advocacy for prisoners in rural Alabama. Following the Haiti earthquake of January 12, 2010, he has provided direct medical care, through Partners-in-Health/Zanmi Lasante, to patients at the General Hospital in Port-au-Prince. Beyond working to provide care in poor communities, Dr. Lyon’s research and advocacy work has focused on economic, social, and political inequality, the health consequences of war and political violence with particular emphasis on the Iraq war, the right to health, and popular, community-based responses to global health problems. After July 1, 2010, Dr. Lyon's role on the journal will shift to that of Contributing Editor, with increased focus on direct patient care and teaching in Haiti.

Dr. Daniel Palazuelos, MD: EAPSEC
Dr. Palazuelos is the clinical director to EAPSEC for Partners in Health. In 2006, as a resident in the PIH-affiliated Global Health Effectiveness residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, he piloted a community epidemiological survey to evaluate community health needs in Chiapas

Dr. Emily Harrison, MD, MPH: Brown University, Department of Family Medicine
Emily is a family doctor in Pawtucket, Rhode Island where she is part of a practice which cares for Latina women and families. She is also a clinical faculty member in the Brown University Department of Family Medicine, where her special interests include obstetrics as well as medical and psychiatric illness during pregnancy. Emily helps to run both the Women’s Health Initiative and the Brown/Guachipilincito partnership.

Dr. Chris Calkins, Outreach Health Initiatives, Penn State University
Chris Calkins is an instructor in Health Policy and Administration at Penn State University and Director of Outreach Health Initiatives. He spoke at Penn State’s TEDx expo earlier this academic year and carries expertise in the field of medical economics, particularly in healthcare decisions by rural consumers.

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