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Global Health: Challenges, Breakthroughs and a Way Forward for UT Austin


UT alumni and friends; students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend






The world is emerging from a catastrophic global health crisis; public health services and advocates have struggled to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, a reality that threatens to reverse progress made in global health over the last twenty years. Conversely, the collaborative work of the international scientific community produced a vaccine in record time, protecting millions of people from the worst effects of the virus, renewing hope for the pandemic to dissipate while highlighting severe disparities among nations. 

This Texas Global Dialogues will explore global health policies in light of recent events. How do we work together to improve worldwide health security, reduce health disparities, and protect the world’s most vulnerable populations? How do we measure positive tangible outcomes in particular countries or populations? We will also touch on the expansion of the global health program at The University of Texas at Austin, an active collaboration between Texas Global and Dell Medical School.

Join Texas Global and the Texas Exes November 17 for this special virtual event coinciding with the worldwide celebration of International Education Week.


Presented in collaboration with Dell Medical School.


Peter Cowley, M.D.
Coordinator, WHO Western Pacific, Health Policy and Financing

World Health Organization


Tim Mercer, M.D., MPH, FACP
Chief of the Division of Global Health

Assistant Professor, Departments of Population Health and Internal Medicine

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School


Sonia Feigenbaum, Ph.D.
Senior Vice Provost for Global Engagement and Chief International Officer
The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Feigenbaum will serve as moderator.