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Dr. Paul Farmer to visit TCU

Dr. Paul Farmer visits TCU as College of Science & Engineering Green Chair

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Humanitarian, physician and anthropologist Dr. Paul Farmer will give a public address to the TCU and local community on Friday, March 23 in the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena (2900 Stadium Drive). Farmer is chief strategist and co-founder of Partners in Health, Kolokotrones University Professor and chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He specializes in infectious disease and aims to transform global health by focusing efforts toward impoverished communities across the globe. For example, Partners in Health, a non-profit based in Haiti that Farmer co-founded provides free treatment to patients in the Central Plateau of Haiti.

Farmer has written several books on topics such as health, human rights, and the consequences of social inequity. Some of his recent book titles include In the Company of the Poor: Conversations with Dr. Paul Farmer and Fr. Gustavo Gutierrez, Reimagining Global Health: An Introduction, and to Repair the World: Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation. He is also featured in a documentary called “Bending the Arc.”

Farmer’s public address, “Infections and Inequalities: Ebola as a Caregivers’ Disease,” is a free event and open to the public. This event is also sponsored by TCU’s Discovering Global Citizenship.

Place: Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena

Time and Date: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. on Friday, March 23

RSVP for this event by emailing eventsrsvp@tcu.edu

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