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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.

The problems associated with substance abuse disorders effect all humankind. The individual, community, and societal issues associated with substance abuse will be addressed in this interactive panel discussion setting.

Panelists include: Tom McGovern, Ed.D., Professor Emeritus, who will provide background information and discuss substance abuse from a global perspective including World Health Organization (WHO) reports; Susan Bergeson, Ph.D., Director of Biotechnology and Associate Dean for the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, who will reflect on the biology of substance abuse with attention to gender differences; and Jessica Nelson, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, who will comment on the recent Surgeon General’s report with emphasis on the opioid epidemic.

For more information about this topic, please visit the following links: WHO resources, Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health, Pleasure Unwoven: An Explanation of the Brain Disease and Pleasure Unwoven on YouTube. (Please note: In follow up to this panel discussion, Pleasure Unwoven will be screened the following day at noon in ACB 240.)

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

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Summer Seminar Series on Health Disparities

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