Global Hot Spots Lecture Series: Ann Behrmann, MD, “After the Quake: Transforming vs. Restoring Haiti” – April 22

Ann Behrmann, MD, assistant clinical professor of Pediatrics at UW–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, and senior adviser for the Center for Global Health, will present “After the Quake: Transforming vs. Restoring Haiti” on Thursday, April 22, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street. Haitian citizen, UW–Madison graduate student, and entrepreneur Jean Polynice will join Behrmann for the talk.

Behrmann will share her recent experiences as part of a mobile medical clinic in Port au Prince, Haiti for the monthly Global Hot Spots Lecture Series, a program of the Wisconsin Alumni Association and the Division of International Studies.

She will also offer reflections on the work of the UN’s Health Cluster, and the longer term partnership of the American Academy of Pediatric’s Section on International Child Health with the Haitian Pediatric Society.

Lectures are free and open to the public, but registration is requested.

Dr. Behrmann has been a pediatrician with Group Health Cooperative in Madison for the past 25 years. She is a senior adviser for UW–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health’s Center for Global Health and is a Capstone Certificate student in Global Health. She received her MD from the University of Cincinnati, completed her residency in pediatrics, and a research fellowship in pediatric nephrology at UW–Madison.

Behrmann is a long time member of Physicians for Social Responsibility Wisconsin and has worked in many facets of global health around the world. In February 2010, she had the opportunity to work with Heartland Alliance’s international program at a mobile clinic in the National Soccer Stadium in Port au Prince, Haiti.