HSC Hosts Global Health Symposium

MEDIA ADVISORY October 18, 2010

Event to Highlight UNM Collaborations Around the World

WHAT Second Annual Southwest Regional Symposium on Global Health welcomes dignitaries and researchers from Africa, South America, India, China, and others to advance the astounding UNM collaborations on four continents combating devastating global diseases like Malaria, HIV, Tuberculosis, Hantavirus and Chagas.

Approaches to disease prevention, detection, treatment and management include: focused collaborative programs; global telemedicine; medical infrastructure capacity building; informatics and data analyses; medical modeling; and more. Free and open to the public.

WHEN MONDAY, OCTOBER 18 – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

WHERE Domenici Center for Health Sciences Auditorium, UNM North Campus Corner of Stanford Drive NE and Marble Avenue NE

WHO Introduction by Dr. Richard Larson, HSC Vice President for Research; Dr. Dale Alverson, director, UNM Center for Telehealth; Dr. D.J. Perkins, director, UNM Center for Global Health; Dr. Ravi Durvasula, director, UNM Center for Global Health; Leading researchers from Kenya, India, Chile, China and others.

WHY Hosted by the UNM Center for Global Health with support from the NIH’s Fogarty International Center, the symposium fosters multidisciplinary research and education for global health by bringing together experts from various fields of medicine, life sciences, and civic government. Just as biomedical research conducted by the UNM Health Sciences Center at home has numerous ramifications across the globe, UNM Research abroad brings results home to the U.S. and New Mexico.

CONTACT Luke Frank, 272-3679; cell 907-9525

Contact: Luke Frank, 272-3322

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