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Physician to speak on future of public health, Dec. 3

Paul Farmer, renowned medical anthropologist and physician, will present a lecture titled "Global Equity and the Future of Public Health" at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, in 101 Friend Center.

Farmer is the founding director of Partners in Health, an international charitable organization providing medical care, research and advocacy initiatives to underdeveloped populations. Recognized for his clinical research, treatment and advocacy work in HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, he has devoted much of his adult life to providing infectious disease medical care to some of the world's most impoverished communities.

Farmer is an attending physician in infectious disease and chief of the Division of Social Medicine and Health Inequities at the Brigham and Woman's Hospital in Boston. He also is a Presley Professor of Medical Anthropology in the Department of Social Medicine at the Harvard Medical School.

Following the lecture, there will be a reception featuring the exhibition "Will to Live" by Danish photographer Torben Eskerod and Princeton anthropologist Joao Biehl in the Bernstein Gallery in Robertson Hall. This visual and anthropological work depicts the struggles of AIDS patients from a northeastern community of Brazil.

The event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs , the Department of Anthropology, the Program in Latin American Studies, the Center for Health and Wellbeing, the Princeton AIDS Initiative, the Center for Human Values, the Student Global AIDS Campaign, the Princeton Justice Project and the Woodrow Wilson School Gender and Policy Network.

Contact: Ruth Stevens (609) 258-3601

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