Heels in the Field: “Transnational Health Needs of Mexican Immigrants”

Title: Heels in the Field: “Transnational Health Needs of Mexican Immigrants”
Speaker: Raúl Necochea, PhD
Date: January 31, 2014
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Location: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003

Description: Raúl Necochea obtained his PhD in history from McGill University, and held a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health before joining the department of social medicine at UNC. He is broadly interested in the history of medicine and science, global health, sexual and reproductive health, Latin America, science and technology studies, and the relations between developed and developing regions. He is presently writing a book about the history of family planning in his home country of Peru during the 20th century, and running an oral history project about the first 50 years of the UNC Memorial Hospital.

In 2013 Prof. Necochea received an Explorations in Global Health grant from the IGHID to support his work on Mexican immigrants and health.

About Heels in the Field

The “Heels in the Field: Global Health Discussion Series” is held in the fall and spring semesters and presents a forum for open and engaging learning and discussion on critical and current health issues. The series showcases innovative and outstanding UNC talent in the global effort to address pressing and critical health problems. The series is co-sponsored by the Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases and Curriculum in Global Studies. For more information contact Mamie Sackey Harris.

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