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Nov. 16

Farmer To Give Barmes Global Health Lecture

Dr. Paul Farmer
Dr. Paul Farmer

Dr. Paul Farmer, a founding director and chief strategist of the international nonprofit Partners In Health, will deliver the 2016 David E. Barmes Global Health Lecture at NIH on Nov. 16 at noon in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10. A medical anthropologist and physician, Farmer conducts research, provides health care services and advocates on behalf of those who are sick and living in poverty. The title of his talk is “Against Balkanization: Research + Training + Care = Global Health Equity.” 

Farmer is the Kolokotrones University professor and chair of the department of global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School, chief of the division of global health equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and United Nations special advisor to the secretary-general on community-based medicine and lessons from Haiti. Farmer holds an M.D. and Ph.D. from Harvard University.

The lecture honors the late Dr. David Barmes, a public health dentist and epidemiologist, for his career spent improving health in low- and middle-income countries. The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and the Fogarty Intern​ational Center are co-sponsors. 

NIH director Dr. Francis Collins will give introductory remarks. The lecture will be videocast. For more information, visit

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