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Symposium: Informing Responses to Reduce Poverty and Improve Health in Latin America

UCLA Blum Center's Inaugural Spring Symposium

Wednesday, May 01, 2013
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
DeNeve Auditorium
UCLA

Keynote Speaker
Jaime Sepulveda, MD, MPH, DSc
Executive Director, Global Health Sciences, UCSF
Former Director, Mexico National Institutes of Health

 

The UCLA Blum Center will conduct its inaugural Spring Symposium to advance knowledge on efforts aimed at creating more equitable health in Latin America.

 

This day-long event will feature:

-  A conversation with Deans from UCLA Schools of Social Sciences, Public Health, Law, Humanities and more

-  Multidisciplinary panel discussions on migration and policy issues related to health in Latin America

-  Collaboration among students and faculty to address emerging and unsolved issues related to poverty and health in Latin America

-  Student poster presentations

-  Presentation of UCLA Blum Center summer scholars

 

Spring Symposium Program

8:30 - 8:50 AM

Light breakfast and Networking

9:00 - 9:20 AM

Opening Remarks / Welcome
Michael A. Rodriguez, MD, MPH
Director, UCLA Blum Center

Why the UCLA Blum Center
Scott L. Waugh, PhD
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, UCLA

9:20 - 9:50 AM

Mesoamerica Health Initiative: Innovative Financing
Mechanisms to Improve Health in Latin America

Keynote Speaker:
Jaime Sepulveda, MD, MPH, DSc
Executive Director, UCSF Global Health Sciences

9:50 - 10:50 AM

Crossing the Borders: A Dialog with UCLA Deans and Other Leaders on Interdisciplinary Efforts to Improve Health in Latin America
Facilitator:
Timothy Brewer, MD, MPH
Vice Provost, UCLA Interdisciplinary and Cross-Campus Affairs
Speakers:

Alessandro Duranti, PhD
Dean, Division of Social Sciences; UCLA College of Letters and Science
Jody Heymann, MD, PhD, MPP
Dean, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Rachel Moran, JD
Dean, UCLA School of Law
David Schaberg, PhD
Dean, Division of Humanities, UCLA College of Letters and Science
Cindy Fan, PhD
Interim Vice Provost, UCLA International Studies

11:05 - 12:05 AM

Panel: Migration / Urbanization
Facilitator:
Roger Waldinger, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Sociology, UCLA School of Social Sciences
Speakers:
Steven Wallace, PhD
Chair, Dept. of Community Health Science, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Leo Estrada, PhD
Professor, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

12:10 - 1:10 PM

Luncheon

1:10 - 1:30 PM

Poster Presentations

1:35 - 2:30 PM

Panel: Policy Issues Related to Social Determinants of Health in Latin America
Facilitator:
Adeline Nyamathi, ANP, PhD, FAAN
Associate Dean, International Research and Scholarly Activities
Speakers:
Thomas Coates, PhD
Director, UCLA Center for World Health
Lara Stemple, JD
Director, Health and Human Rights Law Project, UCLA School of Law
Emma Aguila, PhD
Director, Center for Latin American Social Policy

2:30 - 3:00 PM

Closing Remarks
David E. Hayes-Bautista, PhD
Director, Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture

Michael A. Rodriguez, MD, MPH
Director, UCLA Blum Center

(Subject to change.)

 

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided

 

RSVP now

Please register by April 19, 2013


 

 

Please register by April 19, 2013


Cost : Free and open to the public

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Download file: 5-1-13-Blum-Inaugral-Symposium-xa-hey.pdf

Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA Schools of Dentistry, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, Law, College of Letters and Science, Division of Humanities, Medicine, Nursing, Public Affairs, Public Health, Social Sciences and several UCLA centers and institutes including: The Center on World Health, Center of Expertise in Women’s Health & Empowerment, Center of Expertise on Migration & Health, International Institute, Program on International Migration

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