January 14, 2014

University Faculty Lecture, Feb. 6: Achieving Health for All in the 21st Century

By Office of the President

The Office of the President and the Office of the Provost invite UW faculty, students, staff and friends to attend the 38th Annual University Faculty Lecture:

Achieving Health for All in the 21st Century:
Globalization, growing inequality and creative responses

By Dr. Stephen S. Gloyd

Thursday, February 6, 2014
7 p.m. Kane Hall, Room 130

The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the Walker-Ames Room in Kane Hall.

About this lecture

Remarkable advances in global health have been achieved over the past three decades. Nevertheless, enormous gaps in health persist worldwide. Dr. Gloyd will provide evidence and share personal stories that illustrate both the positive impact of the advances—and the pervasive forces that continue to produce growing inequality between rich and poor. He will show that achieving health for all requires addressing rights, delivering justice and ensuring equity.

Dr. Stephen S. Gloyd

Professor, Departments of Global Health and Health Services

Founder and Senior Advisor, Health Alliance International

Stephen Gloyd

Stephen Gloyd, M.D., M.P.H., is a family practice physician who has been a UW faculty member since 1986. He has worked for more than 30 years in Africa, Latin America and Asia as a clinician, manager, researcher, teacher and policy advocate. Dr. Gloyd teaches
about the history, political economy and management of global health from a social justice perspective.

Dr. Gloyd is Associate Chair for Education and Curriculum in the UW’s Department of Global Health, where he directs the M.P.H. and Ph.D. programs. In 1987, he founded Health Alliance International, a nonprofit organization that has worked for decades in solidarity with the ministries of health of Mozambique, Cote d’Ivoire, Timor-Leste and Sudan to strengthen primary health care and to improve approaches to global health assistance.

Dr. Gloyd received his B.A. and M.P.H. from Harvard University and his M.D. from the University of Chicago. He completed his family medicine residency at the UW. His many awards include the American Public Health Association’s International Health mid-career
award, the UW Distinguished Teaching Award and the Edward K. Barsky Award for global health activism.

About the University Faculty Lecture

In conjunction with the Office of the Provost, members of the UW faculty choose one of their peers to deliver the University Faculty Lecture. This award honors faculty whose research, scholarship or art has been widely recognized by their peers and whose achievements have had a substantial impact on their profession and perhaps on society as a whole. Dr. Stephen Gloyd joins a distinguished roster of Nobel laureates, historians, artists, scientists and authors who have presented this series each year since 1976.


To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at least 10 days in advance at 206.543.6450 (voice), 206.543.6452 (TTY), 206.685.7264 (FAX) or dso@uw.edu.

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