Dr. Paul Farmer to Give Keynote Address at 2010 GlobeMed Global Health Summit
2010 GlobeMed Global Health Summit
Keynote address by Dr. Paul Farmer
7:30pm on Friday, March 5
Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St., Evanston
Medical anthropologist and physician Paul Farmer has dedicated his life to improving health care for the world's poorest people. He is a founding director of Partners In Health, an international non-profit organization that provides direct health care services and undertakes research and advocacy activities on behalf of those who are sick and living in poverty.
Dr. Farmer holds an M.D. and Ph.D. from Harvard University where he is a professor of Social Medicine and the Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine and Chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Farmer was also recently appointed the United Nations Deputy Special Envoy to Haiti by former U.S. President Bill Clinton. He is a widely published author of numerous books and articles on health and human rights and social inequality. He is also the subject of Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Kidder's best seller Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World, which chronicles the development of Dr. Farmer's work in Haiti and beyond.
Tickets will be available free of charge to Northwestern students and faculty starting Thursday, February 18th at the Norris Box Office. There will be a $5 suggested donation to Partners In Health at the event.
Limit 2 tickets per wildcard.
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