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Community-based Healthcare: From Haiti and Chicago (Awareness Raising Event)
Dr. Evan Lyon of the University of Chicago and Partners in Health will present a public talk describing his work in community-based health care in both Haiti and the US. The public is invited, and parking is available in the adjacent BellTower Parking deck. Dr. Lyon received his MD from Harvard Medical School in 2003 and completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in 2007. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and a hospitalist in the Section of Hospital Medicine at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is an editor for Health and Human Rights: an International Journal and is on the national steering committee for the People's Health Movement in the U.S. Dr. Lyon has worked with Partners in Health (PIH) since 1997, primarily on expanding clinical capacity in rural Haiti. He is the clinical director of PIH's Right to Health Care program which brings patients to medical services that are unavailable in poor countries. Following the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010, he helped manage disaster relief efforts through PIH at the public General Hospital in Port-au-Prince.
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Host: Mark Peifer
Location:
Coker Hall; Room 201 (Chapel Hill, NC)
Department of Biology
120 South Road; UNC Campus
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Directions: http://chapelhilljournal.com/cokerhall.html

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