At the Crossroads: Humanitarianism, Medicine, & Anthropology in Latin America

At the Crossroads: Humanitarianism, Medicine, & Anthropology in Latin America

This symposium will explore the intersection between humanitarianism, medicine, and anthropology among communities in Latin America.

Friday, May 02, 2014
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Royce Hall 314
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Join us for an inspiring morning of presentations by medical and social scientists who work in Central & South America and the Caribbean.


Welcome Remarks

Diego Jaramilo Jaramillo, Consul General of Ecuador, in Los Angeles

C. Cindy Fan, Vice Provost for International Studies, International Institute and Professor of Geography at UCLA

Thomas J. Coates, Ph.D., Director, Center for World Health, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Kevin Terraciano, Ph.D., Director, Latin American Institute at UCLA


Reza Jarrahy, M.D., F.A.C.S.,F.A.A.P.,Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Nicolas Cuttriss, MD, MPH, FAAP, Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board, AYUDA (American Youth Understanding Diabetes Abroad, Inc.) Pediatric Endocrinology Fellow, Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Federico G. Velez, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus ,School of Medicine & Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA

Thomas S.  Weisner, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UCLA

Daniel Levi, M.D., Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Cardiology & Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Bonnie Taub, M.P.H,M.A.,Ph.D., Co-Chair, Latin American Studies Graduate Program;
Fielding School of Public Health & Department of Anthropology at UCLA
8:30 am  Registration & Breakfast

9:00 am  Welcoming Remarks:

               Diego Jaramillo, Consul General of Ecuador

               C.Cindy Fan, Vice Provost, International Institute

               Thomas J. Coates, Ph.D. Director, Center for World Health

               Kevin Terraciano, Ph.D., Director, Latin American Institute

9:40 am   Reza Jarrahy, M.D. & Bonnie Taub, Ph.D.

10:05 am  Nicolas Cuttriss, M.D.

10:50 am   Break

11:10am    Federico Velez ,M.D.

11:45 am  Thomas Weisner, Ph.D.

12:20 pm  Daniel Levi, M.D.

12:55pm   Closing Remarks: Drs. Taub and Jarrahy

1:15pm      Lunch

2:15pm     Adjourn

Special Instructions

Parking Information: The closest parking lot is Structure #3. Visitors may purchase daily parking permits (Currently $12) by stopping at the Information & Parking kiosks (cash only) 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). UCLA maps and driving directions

For more information please contact

Nancy Gomez Tel: 310-825-4571

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