Mar319:00am - 5:00pm
WE ARE HERE FOR YOU! Drop-in to the OMAS Virtual Resource Center during our open hours to ask a question, discuss a concern, or just to say hi! COVID-19 has been a difficult time for everyone, and OMAS wants you to know that you are not alone. Whether you are an undergraduate, graduate, or medical student, allow us to provide you caring and individualized support.
Mar3112:05pmPlease join us today, and every Wednesday, for meeting for worship in the manner of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). We cannot currently meet in person, but we are gathering on Zoom. Please contact William Monroe for the link to the Zoom meeting. Meeting for worship begins and ends with silence, out of which one may speak if moved to do so. We begin about 12:05, and end about 12:45, but don’t feel constrained by the clock–come when you can. This is a weekly event, sponsored by the Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life.
Apr812:00pm - 1:00pmRegistration InstructionsPlease add your questions in the space below
Please Join Dr. Ashish K. Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, for a special conversation with Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, Kolokotrones University Professor and the Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Medical anthropologist and physician Paul Farmer has dedicated his life to improving health care for the world’s poorest people. He is Co-founder and Chief Strategist of Partners In Health (PIH), an international non-profit organization that since 1987 has provided direct health care services and undertaken research and advocacy activities on behalf of those who are sick and living in poverty. Dr. Farmer and his colleagues in the U.S. and abroad have pioneered novel community-based treatment strategies that demonstrate the delivery of high-quality health care in resource-poor settings.
Dr. Farmer holds an M.D. and Ph.D. from Harvard University, where he is the Kolokotrones University Professor and the Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School; he is also Chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston.
Dr. Farmer has written extensively on health, human rights, and the consequences of social inequality. He is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Margaret Mead Award from the American Anthropological Association, the Outstanding International Physician (Nathan Davis) Award from the American Medical Association, a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and, with his PIH colleagues, the Hilton Humanitarian Prize. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His most recent book is Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds: Ebola and the Ravages of History.
An interactive audience Q&A will follow.
Registration for this webinar is limited and on a first come first serve basis.
About the lectureship
The lecture is supported by The Dr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Barnes, Jr. Lectureship in Public Health, endowed through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. James S. Zisson ’74, in memory of Norma and Miles Zisson ’38. Dr. Barnes was a beloved member of the faculty who had strong interests in humanism and medicine, and who developed several innovations in teaching at Brown, including the use of authors and actors to read and perform pieces on health-relevant themes. Mrs. Barnes was a social worker who shared her husband’s love of students and teaching.
Too often, our conversations around gender and sexuality prioritize US-based experiences, and our ideas of what an international student looks like can be tinged with a hint of heteronormativity. This Spring, the LGBTQ Center is collaborating with the Global Brown Center to create a space for students whose identities lie at the intersection of LGBTQ and international student experiences. This program will be a safe space to build community, share experiences, and learn from each other as we navigate through our various identities on campus and beyond. Undergraduate, graduate and medical students who either identify as international or feel that their home or sense of community exists in multiple countries/across borders are encouraged to RSVP here to receive a zoom link!
Join us for all the meetings or just once on the second Thursday of the months of February, March, and April!
February 11th, 5:00-6:30pm EST
March 11th, 5:00-6:30pm EST
April 8th, 5:00-6:30pm EDT