A Global Health Equity Symposium sponsored by Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart and its Network of 24 schools across the United States and Canada is taking place on Carrollton’s campus this week.
A Global Health Equity Symposium sponsored by Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart and its Network of 24 schools across the United States and Canada is taking place on Carrollton’s campus this week. World visionaries, medical professionals, educators, and students are coming together for 2 days to share and explore the inequalities of health systems throughout the world, the reasons the discrepancies exist, the work that is being done and what paradigm shifts need to take place in the future to effect change.
The symposium opened with a screening of the Award-winning documentary, “Bending the Arc.” The film tells the story of Partners in Health and the ways in which a small group of doctors and activists successfully fight to bring modern healthcare to the poorest people in the world.
Among the speakers featured in the Symposium are Dr. Paul Farmer, Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and co-founder of Partners in Health, and Mr. Jonny Dorsey, former White House Fellow at the Department of Education, where he worked in the Secretary’s Office on special projects and strategic partnerships. Currently he serves as Director of Innovation and Policy at the Emerson Collective, a social good organization committed to education, immigration reform, the environment, and other social justice initiatives.
Among the participating panelists are Dr. Antonia Eyssellenne, Program Director of the Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, and Dr. Erin Kobetz, University of Miami (UM) Miller School of Medicine inaugural Senior Associate Dean for Health Disparities, and the Associate Director for Population Science and Cancer Disparity for the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The symposium presents an opportunity to engage students across the country in a multi-disciplinary approach as it encourages them to be global citizens; studying and gaining an understanding of large-scale social forces far from our community. Carrollton students and faculty in varying academic disciplines such as history, languages, literature, psychology, debate, mathematics, science, visual arts, Catholic social teaching, and Theory of Knowledge, researched and prepared breakout sessions covering every aspect affecting the disparity in global health equity.