Quie & Peterson Global Health Lecture
Our 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.
Launched in 2017, our Quie & Peterson Global Health Lecture features renowned global health experts that speak to our world's health challenges. We welcome everyone from the global health community at the University of Minnesota to join us during the event.
Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility Founders
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.
Quie & Peterson Global Health Lecture 2020
We are hosting the 4th Annual Quie & Peterson Global Health Lecture virtually this year due to the COVID-19 situation.
Past Quie & Peterson Global Health Lectures
3rd Annual Quie and Peterson Global Health Lecture (2019)
The future is coming! Are we prepared? Six mega-trends and their implications for global health in the 21st century
Featuring Dr. Dennis Carroll | November 18, 2019 | Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN, USA
About Dr. Dennis Carroll
Dr. Dennis Carroll has over 30 years of leadership experience in global health and development. Until recently he served as the Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Emerging Threats Division. In this position Dr. Carroll was responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership for the Agency's programs addressing new and emerging disease threats. He provided overall strategic leadership for the Agency’s response to the West Africa Ebola epidemic.
Dr. Carroll was initially detailed to USAID from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a senior public health advisor in 1991. In 1995 he was named the Agency's Senior Infectious Diseases advisor, responsible for overseeing the Agency's programs in malaria, tuberculosis, antimicrobial resistance, disease surveillance, as well as neglected and emerging infectious diseases. In this capacity Dr. Carroll was directly involved in the development and introduction of a range of new technologies for disease prevention and control, including: community-based delivery of treatment of onchocerciasis, rapid diagnostics for malaria, new treatment therapies for drug resistant malaria, intermittent therapy for pregnant women and “long-lasting” insecticide treated bednets for prevention of malaria. He was responsible for the initial design and development of the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI). Dr. Carroll officially left CDC and joined USAID in 2005 when he assumed responsibility for leading the USAID response to the spread of avian influenza. Between 2009 - 2019 he oversaw the Agency’s Emerging Threats program spanning more than 30 countries across Africa and Asia.
Dr Carroll has a doctorate in biomedical research with a special focus in tropical infectious diseases from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He was a Research Scientist at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory where he studied the molecular mechanics of viral infection.
2nd Annual Quie and Peterson Global Health Lecture (2018)
Imagining Global Health with Justice
Featuring Lawrence O. Gostin, University Professor, Georgetown University | Monday, November 5, 2018 | McNamara Alumni Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA
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.
2nd Annual Quie and Peterson Global Health Lecture Video
2nd Annual Quie and Peterson Global Health Lecture Photos
1st Annual Quie and Peterson Global Health Lecture (2017)
Confronting the Global Climate Crisis: Health Opportunity of the Century?
Featuring Dr. Jonathan Patz, Director, Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison | October 30, 2017 | Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN, USA
For 15 years, Dr. Patz served as a lead author for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (or IPCC), the organization that shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore. He also co-chaired the health expert panel of the U.S. National Assessment on Climate Change, a report mandated by the U.S. Congress.
Opening Presentation Video
Watch the short ceremony recognizing Drs. Paul Quie and Phillip Peterson for their contribution to global health education and research and the launching of the Quie and Peterson Global Health Lecture.
1st Annual Quie and Peterson Global Health Lecture (2017)
Watch the keynote speaker Jonathan Patz, Director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, delivered the presentation “Confronting the Global Climate Crisis: Health Opportunity of the Century?”.
1st Annual Quie and Peterson Global Health Lecture Photos
About Drs. Quie and Peterson
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.
Support the Quie & Peterson Global Health Lecture
To support this lecture and the continued legacy of Drs. Quie and Peterson, consider giving to the Paul Quie and Phil Peterson Global Health Fund.