Quie & Peterson Global Health Lecture

The annual Quie & Peterson Global Health Lecture honors the work of Dr. Paul G. Quie and Dr. Phillip K. Peterson, striving to continue their legacy of global health leadership and to inspire the next generation of global health leaders.

Monday, November 5
5:30 Social Hour
6:15 Program and Keynote
McNamara Alumni Center, Minneapolis, MN

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Imagining Global Health with Justice
Lawrence O. Gostin, University Professor, Georgetown University

The scope and complexity of global health can be overwhelming, making it difficult to form an inspiring and unified vision for the future. If the aspiration of global health with justice is the right goal, then answering three simple questions may pierce the haze. First, what would global health look like? Second, what would global health with justice look like? Third, what would it take to achieve global health with justice? Dr. Gostin explores these three questions and begins to imagine a more ideal future for world health, with bold proposals on how to get there. Read the full abstract

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Black and white photo of Dr. Lawrence Gostin

Lawrence O. Gostin

CGHSR is excited to welcome Prof. Gostin, who will present the 2018 Quie & Peterson Global Health Lecture, Imagining Global Health with Justice.

Lawrence O. Gostin, University Professor, Georgetown University, directs the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and is the Founding O'Neill Chair in Global Health Law. He is Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University and Professor of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University.

Prof. Gostin is the Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on National and Global Health Law. The WHO Director-General has appointed Prof. Gostin to high-level positions, including the International Health Regulations (IHR) Roster of Experts and the Expert Advisory Panel on Mental Health. He served on the Director-General's Advisory Committee on Reforming the World Health Organization, as well as numerous WHO expert advisory committees, including on the  Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework, smallpox, and genomic sequencing data. He is a member of the WHO/Global Fund, Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, Equitable Access Initiative to develop a global health equity framework.


About the Quie & Peterson Global Health Lecture

Drs. Quie and Peterson with the plaques given to them in celebration of the inaugural lecture

Drs. Paul Quie and Phillip Peterson served on the original steering committee that created the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility, and Dr. Peterson served as our first Director. They also served as founding co-directors of the International Medical Educational and Research program in the Medical School (now GMER) and have an established legacy in the globalization of health issues. As infectious disease research scientists, they have had an impact through their trainees well beyond the borders of the United States.

Dr. Paul Quie, MD

Dr. Quie began his tenure at the University of Minnesota as a resident in 1954 and is Regents’ Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School. During his long career, he was a member of the faculty at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Pediatrics, served as Chief of Staff at the University Hospitals and Clinics, and was the first director of the University’s Biomedical Ethics Center. His research centered on investigation of host defenses against infectious diseases with emphasis on the phagocytic system, and he has pioneered studies on neutrophil function.

Dr. Phil Peterson, MD

Dr. Peterson is Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School, where he has been a faculty member for over four decades. In addition to teaching, he has served as the director of the Infectious Diseases and International Medicine Division at the University of Minnesota Medical Center and Hennepin County Medical Center. His research has focused on how our immune system defends us against infectious agents, but also gives rise to diseases associated with infections. Currently, he serves as a member of the Coordinating Committee of Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate, a Minnesota-based interprofessional organization that addresses the profound impacts of climate change on human health and the health of our planet.


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