Fall 2017 Session - Seminar in Tropical Medicine: Globalization and the Impact on Houston Health

Neglected tropical diseases disproportionately afflict the "bottom billion," the world's poorest people, and contribute to keeping them and their children living in poverty.

Are you considering a career focused on helping those living in poverty?

Are you a professional who works in areas impacted by these diseases?

Are you searching for ways you can help either as a professional or volunteer?

If you answered yes to any of these, the Baylor College of Medicine National School of Tropical Medicine Seminar in Tropical Medicine will help you explore what is and what is not known about these diseases.

The Seminar in Tropical Medicine will be offered from Oct. 12 to Nov. 30, 2017, Thursdays, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Bioscience Research Collaborative, 6500 Main Street, Room 282. This course is cross-listed in Rice University course schedule. The seminar is also open to the public who can sign up to attend individual lectures.

Lecture Schedule



Lecture Title

Oct. 12, 2017

Jill Weatherhead, M.D., M.S, DTM&H, FAAP

Where can Tropical Medicine take you?

Oct. 19, 2017

Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.

Neglected and Emerging Infections in Houston

Oct. 26, 2017

Rojelio Mejia, M.D.

A comprehensive review of parasitic diseases in the immigrant and/or traveler

Nov. 2, 2017

Melissa Nolan, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Globalization of Latin American Vector-Borne Diseases and their implications for Non-Endemic Countries

Nov. 9, 2017

Diana Martinez, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Public Health Surveillance and Outbreak Response

Nov. 16, 2017

Laila Woc-Colburn, M.D.

Globalization of ID- Antibiotic Resistance Emergence

Nov. 30, 2017

Joy Mackey, M.D.

ER & Globalization in Houston

Seminar Topics

Global Health Policy - variety of global health policy topics such as science and technology policy, health law and policy, health policy and planning for the elimination of health disparities and the reduction of poverty along with a contemporary policy debate.

One Health - concept and need for expanded collaboration between physicians, veterinarians, researchers, and policy makers to attain optimal health for people, animals and the environment.

Globalization and the Impact on Houston Health - perspective from the viewpoint of collaborative and multiple disciplines working together to attain optimal health for the Houston Community and the environment in the city of Houston in light of its ongoing growth and new globalization expansion.

Tropical Medicine Abroad - Tropical medicine abroad particularly in low-resource settings. The seminar presents major advances, gaps and constraints for identifying, preventing, treating and managing neglected tropical diseases that disproportionately afflict "the bottom billion," world's poorest people and to discuss innovative and effective solutions to these challenges.

Tropical Medicine Research - understanding of research in topics related to tropical medicine from the initial idea to proposal stage through completion and outcomes/research findings.