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Lecture: Dr. John P. Howe, III, MD, to Speak at UA

Health diplomacy will be the subject of a lecture by John P. Howe, III, MD, recognized expert in international medicine and a humanitarian leader, Tuesday, March 19 at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.

Dr. Howe is the former president and CEO of Project HOPE, a global health and humanitarian relief organization, which operates more than 70 programs in 45 nations on 5 continents. 

The lecture, “Health Diplomacy 2019: From Theory to Practice,” will be held 5 to 6 p.m. at the UA Zuckerman College of Public Health, 1295 N. Martin Ave., Drachman Hall, Room A114. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Presented by the James E. Dalen, MD, MPH, Distinguished Lecture for Health Policy, Dr. Howe will portray citizen diplomacy at its best by exploring health diplomacy: what is it, what it is not - and its relevance today describing “real life” public health practice in Indonesia (Banda Aceh), China (Shanghai and Sichuan Province), Egypt (Cairo), Iraq (Basrah), Nicaragua (Corinto) and the United States (Mississippi).

Dr. Howe was the president of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where he held the distinguished chair in health policy and now is president emeritus. He is a board member of Millendo Therapeutics, MAXIMUS Federal, Boston University, the Texas Biomedical Research Institute and the Mary Christie Foundation. 

His numerous honors and awards include the U.S. Surgeon General’s Service Award, the U.S. Army Commander's Award for Public Service, the Magnolia Award from the City of Shanghai and honorary degrees from Jefferson University and the University of Massachusetts. He is a published author of numerous articles, chapters and abstracts in peer-reviewed medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine and the Annals of Internal Medicine. 

Dr. Howe has a bachelor's degree from Amherst College, earned his medical degree from the Boston University School of Medicine and later completed the Health Systems Management Program at the Harvard Business School. He is board certified in both internal medicine and cardiovascular disease.

The endowment for the James E. Dalen, MD, MPH, Distinguished Lecture for Health Policy supports a series of visiting professors in health policy. These distinguished scholars present lectures and discussions to the UA campus community and the public about local, state, national and international health policy issues and connect the academic community  with the “real world” of public health. James E. Dalen, MD, MPH, ScD (hon), has been a member of the UA faculty since 1988. He retired from the UA in 2001 after serving as dean of the College of Medicine for 13 years and vice president of health sciences for six years. Dr, Dalen is also dean emeritus of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and professor emeritus of the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.

Parking is available in the Banner – University Medical Center Tucson visitor parking garage for $1.50 per hour (cash only). Metered parking also is available. Parking is free after 5 p.m.

This event will be live streamed:

For more information, please contact Roxanna Apaez, 520-626-5983,  

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