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Conferences and Symposia in the History of Medicine

Global Health Histories


Thursday, November 3, and Friday, November 4, 2005


William H. Natcher Conference Center
National Institutes of Health
45 Center Drive
Bethesda, Maryland 20892

NIH Videocast of Global Health Histories

"Global Health Histories" is a two-day international symposium that brings together scholars, scientists, administrators, and activists to examine global public health crises in historical and contemporary perspectives.

Co-sponsored by:
The History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine
The Institute of the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
The Fogarty International Center, NIH

In association with:
The Global Health Histories Initiative, World Health Organization

Confirmed Symposium Panels

  • Shifting the Borders: Conceptualizing Global Health Histories
  • Economies of Illness: The Global Politics of Malaria
  • Globalizing Women's Health Histories
  • Treaties and Conventions as Tools of Global Public Health
  • Exploring Alternative Medicine in Global Perspective
  • Between Worlds: Local Histories, Global Consequences
  • Global Public Health and the NIH

Confirmed Symposium Participants


Martin Alilio, Academy for Educational Development, U.S.A.
Angela Beattie, Mount Royal College, Canada
Anne-Emanuelle Birn, University of Toronto, Canada
Allan Brandt, Harvard University, U.S.A.
Peter Brown, Emory University, U.S.A.
Theodore M. Brown, University of Rochester, U.S.A.
Barbara Brush, University of Michigan, U.S.A.
Liping Bu, Alma College, U.S.A.
Marcos Cueto, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru
Robert M. Duggan, Tai Sophia Institute, U.S.A.
Bernardino Fantini, University of Geneva, Switzerland
John Farley, Dalhousie University, Canada
Elizabeth Fee, National Library of Medicine, U.S.A.
Michael Gottlieb, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, U.S.A.
Sharon H. Hrynkow, Fogarty International Center, U.S.A.
Salim Abdool Karim, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Andrei Kozlov, St. Petersburg University, Russia
Adebayo Lawal, University of Lagos, Nigeria
Donald A.B. Lindberg, National Library of Medicine, U.S.A.
Ariel Pablos Méndez, World Health Organization, Switzerland
Michelle Murphy, University of Toronto, Canada
Kirsten Ostherr, Rice University, U.S.A.
Randall Packard, Johns Hopkins University, U.S.A.
Steven Palmer, University of Windsor, Canada
Thomson Prentice, World Health Organization, Switzerland
Sita Reddy, Smithsonian Institution, U.S.A.
P. Preston Reynolds, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S.A.
Julia Royall, National Library of Medicine, U.S.A.
David Serlin, University of California at San Diego, U.S.A.
Julie Sochalski, University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Paul Theerman, National Library of Medicine, U.S.A.
Carole Vance, Columbia University, U.S.A.
Derek Yach, Yale University, U.S.A.

Contact Information


Global Health Histories
Meghan Attalla, Registrar
History of Medicine Division
National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894 

E-mail: hmdref@nlm.nih.gov
Phone: (301) 496-8949
Fax: (301) 402-7034

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