Events

Past Event

Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health

October 17, 2017
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Hammer Health Sciences Center, 701 W. 168 St., New York, NY 10032 Knowledge Center (lobby level)
The Augustus C. Long 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." Renowned keynote speaker, H. Jack Geiger, MD, M.SCI.HYG., SC.D. (HON), 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 lively discussion with a distinguished panel of CUMC faculty. For more information and to register visit: library.cumc.columbia.edu