Global Health in a Globalized Texas

Global Health in a Globalized Texas

While globalization in Texas promotes economic development and prosperity, it also creates vulnerability from a public health perspective. Evidence of this concern may be seen in the 2014 case of Ebola brought to Dallas by a traveler from West Africa. Fortunately, Texas’ booming biomedical research sector, which includes the largest medical center in the world, has the capacity to respond and provide solutions to such global health risks.

This conference focused on Texas’ unique vantage on international health issues. Experts discussed advancements in the state that can shape local and global health priorities, including emergency response, research and development, and service delivery. Participants also examined the U.S. response to Ebola in 2014 and recommended alternative strategies to cope with future global health threats.

The event was co-sponsored by the Baker Institute Center for Health and Biosciences, the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Global Health Policy Center in Washington, D.C., and the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.

Lunch was included.

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Agenda 

8:00 am

 

 

Breakfast and Registration

8:30 am

 

 

Welcome and Introduction – Global Health and Texas

Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.
Fellow in Disease and Poverty, Baker Institute; Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine; President and Director, Sabin Vaccine Institute; Endowed Chair, Tropical Pediatrics, Texas Children's Hospital

J. Stephen Morrison, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President and Director, Global Health Policy Center, Center for Strategic and International Studies

8:45 am

 

 

Keynote Address – Efforts to Combat Global Heath Threats at the State and Local Levels

Gene Green
U.S. Representative, 29th Congressional District; Ranking Member, U.S. House Subcommittee on Health

9:20 am    

Panel I – Texas Health Within a Global Context

Moderator: Katherine Bliss, Ph.D., Senior Associate, Global Health Policy Center, Center for Stategic and International Studies

Rebecca Martin, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Global Health, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Umair A. Shah, M.D.
Executive Director, Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services

Paula Stigler-Granados, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Policy & Community Health, The University of Texas School of Public Health, San Antonio Regional Campus

 10:20 am    

 Coffee Break

10:35 am    

Panel II – Global Health R&D Capacity in Texas

Moderator: Kirstin R.W. Matthews, Ph.D., Fellow in Science and Technology Policy, Baker Institute

Lt. Col. Wendy Sammons-Jackson, Ph.D., Military Deputy to the Principal Assistant for Research and Technology, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command

James W. Le Duc, Ph.D., Director, Galveston National Laboratory, and John Sealy Distinguished University Chair in Tropical and Emerging Virology, The University of Texas Medical Branch

Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.
Fellow in Disease and Poverty, Baker Institute; Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine; President and Director, Sabin Vaccine Institute; Endowed Chair, Tropical Pediatrics, Texas Children's Hospital

11:35 am    

Panel III – Global Delivery of Women's and Family Health Care from Texas

Moderator: Beatrice J. Selwyn, Sc.D., Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environment Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health

Deena Buford, M.D., Global Medical Director, Medicine and Occupational Health Department, ExxonMobil Corp.

Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Ph.D., Malcolm Gillis University Professor and Director, Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering and Rice 360°: Institute for Global Health, Rice University

Susan Raine, M.D., Vice Chair, Global Health Initiatives, Texas Children's Hospital; Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine

Lael Kucera, MPH, Senior Advisor for Public Health, Living Water International

 12:35 pm    

Luncheon Film Screening – "Ebola in America: An Epidemic of Fear"

1:15 pm    

Panel IV – Ebola in Texas and the U.S.

Moderator: J. Stephen Morrison, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Director, Global Health Policy Center, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Clay Jenkins, Dallas County Judge

David Lakey, M.D., Associate Vice Chancellor for Population Health, University of Texas System; Former Commissioner, Texas Department of State Health Services

Jon LaPook, M.D., Chief Medical Correspondent, CBS News; Professor of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine

 2:15 pm    

Future Recommendations and Closing Remarks

Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.
Fellow in Disease and Poverty, Baker Institute; Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine; President and Director, Sabin Vaccine Institute; Endowed Chair, Tropical Pediatrics, Texas Children's Hospital

J. Stephen Morrison, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President and Director, Global Health Policy Center, Center for Strategic and International Studies

     

 

       

When?

Fri, April 22, 2016
8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Where?

James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77005

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