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Puentes Symposium 2015: U.S.-Mexico Border Health and Well-Being

As part of the Puentes Consortium’s annual symposium, two experts explored the challenges and opportunities of public health efforts in the U.S.-Mexico border region. For more information on the symposium's program, including the panel speakers and topics, please visit

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The Puentes Consortium is made up of six universities from Mexico and the United States — Rice University, the University of Arizona, the University of California at San Diego, Universidad de las Americas Puebla, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and Universidad de Monterrey. It provides a distinctive voice for the binational community of scholars who research issues affecting both countries. For more information, visit


Welcoming Remarks

David W. Leebron
President, Rice University 



"The U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission: A Binational Approach to Common Challenges"

Cristina Rabadán-Diehl, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Director, Office of the Americas, Office of Global Affairs, United States Department of Health and Human Services


Keynote Address


Luis Ernesto Derbez, Ph.D.
President, Universidad de las Americas Puebla

Keynote Speaker

Julio Frenk, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Dean of the Faculty, Harvard School of Public Health; and T & G Angelopoulos Professor of Public Health and International Development, Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School of Government






Thu, Feb. 26, 2015
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University
6100 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77005
United States

Kelly International Conference Facility