2017 Symposium Schedule

1:00 – Welcome
Paul Martens, Associate Professor, Department of Religion

1:05 – Introductory Remarks
Lee Nordt, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

1:15-2:30 – Opening Keynote Speaker

Lori Baker, Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives, Collaboration, and Leadership Development and Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

Plenary 1: “Global Health and University Engagement”
Michael Merson, Wolfgang Joklik Professor of Global Health and Director, Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University

Eva Doyle, Professor of Public Health and Director, Baylor Public Health Program

2:30-3:00 Coffee Break

Introduction of Health-Related Student Organizations
Christie Sayes, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science

3:00-3:45 – Baylor Faculty Panel:  “Global Health from Where I Stand”

Paul Martens, Facilitator
Alan Schulz, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
Lindsay Wilkinson, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
Lauren Barron, Family Practitioner and Clinical Professor and Director, Medical Humanities

3:45-5:00 Closing Keynote Speaker

Patrick Farmer, Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry

Plenary 2: “Vaccines and the Rise of an American-Led Anti-Vaxxer Movement”
Peter Hotez, Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine and Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology and Micorbiology, Baylor College of Medicine

Elise Edwards, Lecturer, Department of Religion