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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.

  • Lubbock ACB 110
  • Lectures originating at the Lubbock campus
    will no longer be linked, but they will be
    recorded for viewing on the OGH web site.

Immigration to the United States is a complex demographic phenomenon that has been a major source of population growth and cultural change throughout much of the history of the United States. As such, it is often the subject of significant public and political debate, with questions about the size of inflows, the role of immigrants in the labor market, enforcement and humanitarian admission policies, and benefits and costs. In 2014 more than 42.4 million immigrants resided in the U.S. according to American Community Survey (ACS) data. This is 13.3 percent of the total U.S. population of 318.9 million.

This presentation we will offer a personal look at immigration that moves beyond statistics by highlighting the stories of three immigrants to the U.S. The goal of this presentation is to identify common threads of the immigrant experience as well as highlight the uniqueness of individual immigrant experiences.

Panelists will include Robert Casanova, MD, Associate Professor, Medical Clerkship Director, & Assistant Dean for Clinical Sciences, TTUHSC; Ambassador Tibor Nagy, Vice Provost for International Affairs, TTU & former U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia; and Jihane Saed, MSN, RN, Instructor, School of Nursing Undergraduate program, TTUHSC.

For frequently requested statistics on immigrants and immigration in the U.S., please visit the Migration Policy Institute website.

Want to reserve your meal?

Bring a large bottle of glue or 2 glue sticks to the Office of Global Health (2B410) prior to the day of the lecture and we’ll reserve a meal for you!!!!

The Office of Global Health (OGH) will be collecting supplies for the special needs school in Jinotega, Nicaragua. The special needs school serves children throughout the Jinotega region who live with various special needs including deafness, autism, and Downs Syndrome.

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Previous Lectures

Spring 2016

January 2016

February 2016

March 2016

  • Rafael Ruiz, MD, Department of Psychiatry, Regional Mental Health Medical Director, TTUHSC Correctional Managed Health Care Systems & Walter I. Diaz, MS, MBA, Deputy Command Surgeon, United States Southern Command, International Health Specialist, Global Health Engagement
    • Recorded Presentation

Fall 2015

September 2015

October 2015

November 2015

Spring 2015

January 2015

February 2015

March 2015

April 2015


Fall 2014

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Fall 2013

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Fall 2012

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Spring 2012

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Fall 2011

September 2011 October 2011 November 2011 December 2011

Spring 2011

January 2011 February 2011 March 2011 April 2011 May 2011

Fall 2010

September 2010 October 2010 November 2010 December 2010

Summer Seminar Series on Health Disparities

Spring 2010

January 2010 February 2010 March 2010 April 2010 May 2010

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