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Global health expert coming to campus

October 11, 2016

World-renowned anthropologist and physician Dr. Paul Farmer will focus on global health during an Oct. 17 discussion with IUPUI students, Indianapolis health community leaders and others interested in the field. The sold-out event will take place in Campus Center Room 450.

Dr. Paul Farmer

Farmer is affiliated with both Partners In Health and Harvard Medical School and often shares his insights and experiences in such locations as Haiti, Africa, and other regions affected by health concerns and crises. He will speak from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by a book-signing from 8 to 11 p.m.

Farmer has built an international reputation for his team's pioneering work on diseases that disproportionately affect the poor and for finding solutions that once seemed out of reach.

He is known for his vision, candor, humor and tireless dedication to the world's most vulnerable people and is the author of several books, including "To Repair the World," a collection of his commencement addresses to the next generation of medical students and global health advocates. He was featured in Tracy Kidder's book "Mountains Beyond Mountains."

Farmer's appearance is presented by Eli Lilly and Company and the IU Center for Global Health.

The city has a growing number of organizations and individuals committed to improving global health, and organizers hope Farmer's appearance will continue the momentum and inspire more Hoosiers, especially the next generation, to take action to resolve the disparities in health care around the world.

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