Seminar in Tropical Medicine
Fall 2015: One Health
Thursdays from Oct. 15 - Dec. 3, 2015
Neglected tropical diseases disproportionately afflict the “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, enroll today in the Baylor College of Medicine National School of Tropical Medicine Seminar in Tropical Medicine to find explore what is and what is not known about these diseases.
The seminar gives you the opportunity to learn from leaders in tropical medicine and global healthcare delivery. In seven lectures this spring experts will explore major advances in the field. As a participant in the series you will learn about gaps and constraints for identifying, preventing, treating and managing neglected tropical diseases.
The seminar is offered for credit to students at Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine. The seminar is opened to members of the public with an interest in tropical medicine.
- Oct. 15 – Dec. 3: Thursdays, 5:30–7 p.m., Bioscience Research Collaborative, Room 282, 6500 Main St., Houston, TX 77030
- Open to all graduate, medical and allied health students (Note: the seminar is also open to the Houston-wide community as a non-credit course)
- 1 term credit
The Fall 2015 session of the Seminar in Tropical Medicine will consist of seven lectures held on Thursday 5:30-7 p.m. from Oct. 15 to Dec. 3 at the Bioscience Research Collaborative, Room 282, 6500 Main St., Houston, TX 77030.
Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.
The Neglected Tropical Diseases
Rojelio Mejia, M.D.
Tropical Medicine: No Reason to Travel, Let the World Come to You
Kathryn Jones, DVM, Ph.D.
Development of a Therapeutic Vaccine for Chagas Disease
Kristy O. Murray, DVM, Ph.D.
Epidemiology and Clinical Investigation of West Nile in Texas
Jose Serpa-Alvarez, M.D.
Neurocysticercosis: A Simplified Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment
Herbert L. DuPont, M.D.
Emerging Infectious Diseases and Zoonoses: Why They are Threatening World Public Health
Umair Shah, M.D., MPH
Social Determinants of Health and Achieving Global Health Equity
Twice a year in fall (October – December) and spring (March – April) the seminar is offered to the students of Baylor College of Medicine (GS-TM-466) and Rice University. The seminar is cross-listed as BIOE 510/GLHT 510 at Rice University; students at Rice can register for the course in the ESTHER system.
The seminar is also open to the public for $25 per lecture. Register for the lecture(s).
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 collaborations 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 presented major advances, gaps and constraints for identifying, preventing, treating and managing neglected tropical diseases that disproportionately afflict "the bottom billion," the 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 and proposal stage through completion and outcomes/research findings.