Dr. Paul Farmer visits Vanderbilt University Medical Center

On Monday, February 19, 2018, Paul Farmer, M.D., Ph.D., of Partners in Health (PIH), spent the day at Vanderbilt lecturing and meeting with faculty, staff and students. Members of the Division of Infectious Diseases were fortunate enough to meet with Dr. Farmer in a small group setting, discussing our current global projects as well as fellows and residents research. It was great to hear his perspectives on our ongoing work and inspiring to meet with such a leader in the field of global health.

Dr. Farmer gave two lectures in the afternoon. The first was titled, "Academic Medicine and the Future of Global Health Equity: Reflections from West Africa," in which he demonstrated the need for "staff, stuff, space, and systems" in all health settings, but specifically in West Africa during the Ebola epidemic. The afternoon lecture, titled "Paul Farmer and Haiti," was a conversation between Dr. Farmer and Ted Fischer, PhD, in which Dr. Farmer reflected on his journey in global health and anthropology.

Both lectures were web-casted and can be watched below:

Photos from the day

Members of the Division of Infectious Diseases meet with Dr. Paul Farmer.