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At the Crossroads: Medicine and Culture in Latin America

A symposium exploring the intersection between culture and medicine among indigenous communities in Latin America.

Friday, March 08, 2013
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
YRL Conference Room 11360
Young Research Library, UCLA

This symposium will present research which explores the intersection between culture and medicine among indigenous communities in Mexico, Central and South America.  Join us for an inspiring morning of presentations by anthropologists and clinicians about traditional medicine beliefs and practices, and access to Westernized health care in Latin America. 




Kevin Terraciano, Ph.D. Director(Interim)-UCLA Latin American Institute          

Reza  Jarrahy, M.D. UCLA Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery &Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine

Bonnie Taub, Ph.D. UCLA Latin American Studies, Chair (Interim), Anthropology & Fielding School of Public Health

Tricia Gabany-Guerrero,Ph.D. CSU Fullerton-Anthropology                                                                         

Oscar Gil-Garcia,Ph.D. UCLA Chancellor’s Postdoc Fellow-Anthropology                                  

Leon Garcia, Jessie Vallejo & Scott Linford   Ethnomusicology, UCLA

Jennifer Guzman, Ph.D. Anthropology; Family Medicine


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Parking Information: The closest parking lot is Structure #3. Visitors may purchase daily parking permits (Currently $11) by stopping at the Information & Parking booths or by using a "Pay by Space" pay station. The closest information booth to Structure #3 is located on Hilgard and Westholme Ave. To use a Parking Pay Station: Simply drive to a self-service Pay Station location (there is one located in Structure #3). Please read the posted signs and screen prompts for Pay by Space. Pay Stations allow you to select the time you need to spend on campus and pay accordingly (all-day passes can also be purchased). For more information and maps: http://map.ais.ucla.edu/go/1001387

Cost : Free and open to the public. Please RSVP

Magaly Lopez

Download file: 3-8-13-Crossroads-Symposium-hz-y02.pdf

Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, LAI Working Group on Indigenous Children's Health in Central and South America