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The Office of Global Health (OGH) invites you to attend an ongoing lecture series on issues related to global health and constructive ways to build healthy communities. The lectures will be held twice a month at 12:00 noon CT. Invited guest speakers will share their personal stories and experiences. Everyone is invited to attend. Free lunch will be provided to the first 50 attendees (Lubbock campus only!). Click here for a list of lecture dates, speakers, and topics.

  • Speaker: Marwell Guillermo Chavarria Zelaya, Instructor
    Special Education School, Jinotega, Nicaragua
  • Title: Two Degrees of Translation:  A Discussion of Special
    Education in Nicaragua
  • Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
  • Time: Noon  CT
  • Location: ACB 120

This presentation will not be linked to the
other campus, but it will be recorded for 
future viewing. 

TTUHSC and the Office of Global Health have a long history of partnership with the community of Jinotega, Nicaragua. Since the initiative’s inception, over 500 faculty and students from all five TTUHSC schools have traveled to Jinotega as part of our global health programs. In recent years, the trips have broadened to include not only mobile medical clinics but hearing screenings, speech‐language screenings, occupational therapy assessments, & counseling. During our many trips to Nicaragua, TTUHSC has forged a relationship with the teachers & students of the Special School in Jinotega to provide both education and health care services.

The TTUHSC Office of Global Health is pleased to sponsor Professor Marwell Guillermo Chavarria Zelaya of the Special School in Nicaragua. In 2017 Professor Chavarria Zelaya, who is Deaf himself, was awarded Nicaragua Teacher of the Year. Professor Chavarria Zelaya was educated in the Special School and returned to teach in the same classroom where he was educated. Professor Chavarria Zelaya’s teaching skills have been recognized by the Nicaraguan government for both his work with his own students as well as with other teachers. During this presentation, Professor Chavarria Zelaya will describe his work as a teacher of the Deaf. He will also discuss the history of special education in Nicaragua, the development of Nicaraguan Sign Language, and the state of Special Education in Nicaragua.

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Previous Lectures

Fall 2017 

September 2017

October 2017

November 2017

December 2017


Spring 2017

January 2017

February 2017

March 2017

April 2017

  • Global and Rural Health Certificate Program graduates, capstone projects
    • please contact the Office of Global Health for the recorded presentation

May 2017


Fall 2016

September 2016

October 2016

November 2016

December 2016


Spring 2016

January 2016

February 2016

March 2016

April 2016


Fall 2015

September 2015

October 2015

November 2015

The Role of School of Health Professions - Students in Global Health: An Interdisciplinary Experience in Jinotega, Nicaragua
    • please contact the Office of Global Health for the recorded presentation
    • power point 

Spring 2015

January 2015

February 2015

March 2015

April 2015


 Fall 2014

August 2014

September 2014

October 2014

November 2014


 Spring 2014

February 2014

March 2014

  • 05-Kanika Monga & Ritik Tiwari, Voice for the Deprived
    • please contact the Office of Global Health for the recorded presentation
  • 31-Sheldon Rubenfeld, MD, Healing by Killing: Medicine in the Third Reich

April 2014

May 2014


Fall 2013

September 2013

October 2013

November 2013

  • 20-TTU Chapter, Engineers Without Borders, Engineers Without Borders
    • please contact the Office of Global Health for the recorded presentation

December 2013


Spring 2013

January 2013

February 2013

March 2013

  • 11-Intro to Global Health: Milton Jones, President/CEO, Christian Relief Fund
    • please contact the Office of Global Health for the recorded presentation
  • 20-Cynthia Hester, BSED, RN, Medical Mission to Zambia
    • please contact the Office of Global Health for the recorded presentation

April 2013

  • 9-Dan Kelly, MD, Wellbody Alliance - Sierra Leone
    • please contact the Office of Global Health for the recorded presentation
    • power point

May 2013


Fall 2012

August 2012

September 2012

October 2012

November 2012


Spring 2012

January 2012

February 2012

March 2012

April 2012

May 2012


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