UW News

April 21, 2011

Community invited to PERLA Latin American global health symposium April 29

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

Please join us.

Please join us.

The afternoon will begin at 1:30 p.m. with a series of three moderated panels. Jaime Sepulveda, MD, MPH, DrSC, a Senior Fellow and Director of Special Initiatives of the Global Health Program at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will deliver the keynote lecture: “Mesoamerica: Health Opportunities for a Neglected Region” as part of the Washington Global Health Alliance (WGHA) Discovery Series.

PERLA (Spanish for pearl) was formed by Dr. Joe Zunt, a neurologist with 15 years of research and training activities in Peru, and his colleagues in global health as a vehicle to increase networking for students, faculty and colleagues to synergize research, training and service activities in Latin American – especially those focusing on improving health.


Friday, April 29, 2011
1:30 – 3:45 p.m. Panel Presentations:
Panel 1: Multidisciplinary collaborations, moderated by Adam Warren.
Panel 2: Women and adolescents, moderated by Caroline Mitchell.
Panel 3: Chronic diseases, moderated by Rafael Lozano.
4-5 p.m.  WGHA Discovery Series Lecture by Jaime Sepulveda.
5-6 p.m.: Wine and hors doeuvres reception and PERLA poster presentations.
Health Sciences Building (1959 N.E. Pacific Street), Room: T-625, University of Washington, Seattle Campus

All events are free of cost. Please RSVP to the PERLA Symposium by April 26: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/perla/129374. For more information on the symposium, please contact Carolina Mejia at perla@uw.edu.