Health diplomacy will be the subject of a lecture by John P. Howe, III, MD, recognized expert in international medicine and a humanitarian leader, Tuesday, March 19, at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.
Dr. Howe is the former president and CEO of Project HOPE, an international health education and humanitarian assistance foundation, which operated more than 70 programs in 45 nations on 5 continents.
The lecture, Health Diplomacy: From Theory to Practice, will be held 5 to 6 p.m. at the UA Zuckerman College of Public Health, 1295 N. Martin Ave., Drachman Hall, Room A114.
This lecture will describe citizen diplomacy at its best by exploring health diplomacy: what it is and what it is not―and its relevance today, describing “real-life” public health practice in Indonesia (Banda Aceh), China (Shanghai and Sichuan Province), Egypt (Cairo), Iraq (Basrah), Nicaragua (Corinto) and the United States (Mississippi).
Dr. Howe was president of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where he held the distinguished chair in health policy and now is president emeritus. He is a board member of Millendo Therapeutics, MAXIMUS Federal, Boston University, the Texas Biomedical Research Institute and the Mary Christie Foundation.
His numerous honors and awards include the U.S. Surgeon General’s Service Award, the U.S. Army Commander's Award for Public Service, the Magnolia Award from the City of Shanghai and honorary degrees from Jefferson University and the University of Massachusetts. He is a published author of numerous articles, chapters and abstracts in peer-reviewed medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine and the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Howe has a bachelor's degree from Amherst College, earned his medical degree from the Boston University School of Medicine and later completed the Health Systems Management Program at the Harvard Business School. He is board certified in both internal medicine and cardiovascular disease.
The endowment for the James E. Dalen, MD, MPH, Distinguished Lecture for Health Policy supports a series of visiting professors in health policy. These distinguished scholars present lectures and discussions to the UA campus community and the public about local, state, national and international health policy issues and connect the academic community with the “real world” of public health. James E. Dalen, MD, MPH, ScD (hon), has been a member of the UA faculty since 1988. He retired from the UA in 2001 after serving as dean of the UA College of Medicine for 13 years and vice president of health sciences for six years. Dr. Dalen is also professor emeritus of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and professor emeritus of the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.
Parking is available in the Banner – University Medical Center Tucson visitor parking garage for $1.50 per hour (cash only). Metered parking also is available.
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About the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
Established in 2000, the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona Health Sciences is the first nationally accredited college of public health in the Southwest. Today the college remains the only accredited college of public health in the state of Arizona with campuses in Tucson and Phoenix. The college enrolls more than 1,100 students per year across degree programs at the bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and doctoral levels. Through research, education and community engagement, the UA Zuckerman College of Public Health continues to find solutions to public health problems in Arizona, the Southwest and globally. For more information: publichealth.arizona.edu (Follow us: Facebook | Twitter)
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The University of Arizona Health Sciences is the statewide leader in biomedical research and health professions training. The UA Health Sciences includes the UA Colleges of Medicine (Phoenix and Tucson), Nursing, Pharmacy and Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, with main campus locations in Tucson and the growing Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix. From these vantage points, the UA Health Sciences reaches across the state of Arizona and the greater Southwest to provide cutting-edge health education, research, patient care and community outreach services. A major economic engine, the UA Health Sciences employs approximately 4,000 people, has approximately 800 faculty members and garners more than $140 million in research grants and contracts annually. For more information: uahs.arizona.edu (Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn | Instagram)