Join us for an evening of inter-professional inspiration!
The Health Sciences Library is excited to announce the launch of a new global and community health program in conjunction with the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) traveling exhibit, “Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health*.”
WHEN: Tuesday, October 17, 2017; 4:30pm to 7pm
WHERE: The Knowledge Center at the Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library
701 West 168th Street (Lobby)
H. Jack Geiger, MD. Photo credit: Erin Patrice O'Brien
Renowned keynote speaker, H. Jack Geiger, MD, M.SCI.HYG., SC.D. (HON), (featured in the NLM exhibit), will speak to us about his work in Pholela, South Africa and his pioneering efforts in establishing the first community health centers in the United States. Dr. Geiger has been involved in the Civil Rights movement since the 1940's and is a founding member and past president of Physicians for Human Rights and Physicians for Social Responsibility. His contributions to health and human rights have earned him numerous accolades including the Lienhardt Award, the Institute of Medicine’s highest honor, in addition to becoming a two-time Nobel Peace Prize Co-laureate.
The program will also feature a distinguished panel of CUMC faculty including Jennifer Dohrn, DNP, CNM, FAAN, Andrea Howard, MD, MS, Irwin Redlener, MD, Laura Zeidenstein, DNP, CNM, FACNM, and our moderator, Stephen Nicholas, MD.
Light refreshments will be available to program participants.
*This exhibition is brought to you by the National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health.