YANA Evening Tea | Meeting Global Healthcare Challenges

YANA Houston Evening Tea: A Conversation About Addressing Challenges in Global Healthcare with Innovation & Technology

Please join us for a special evening, featuring Dr. Sharmila Anandasabapathy ’93, in an informal discussion with Dr. Elizabeth Yu Chiao MPH ’93 about how they and their colleagues seek to develop novel, environmentally appropriate technologies and approaches to addressing the global disease burden. This includes the development and validation of innovative mobile-applications for clinical care, point-of-care diagnostic technologies, and portable, low-cost devices for the diagnosis and management of chronic, non-communicable diseases worldwide. Examples are the mobile Emergency Smart Pod (discussed in a recent TEDx talk) used to combat communicable disease outbreaks in remote locations, as well as novel ways to screen for and prevent cancer in the US and beyond.

Tuesday, September 24 | 6:00 PM — 8:00PM CDT
6:00 p.m. Refreshments & Networking; 6:30 p.m. Conversation

Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center
McNair Campus, Conference Room A & B
7200 Cambridge Street
Houston, TX 77030

If you cannot make the event in person, please join us for the Livestream via Zoom.  Login information will be in the Event registration confirmation email.


Dr. Anandasabapathy, an advanced gastrointestinal endoscopist by training, conducts research involving the development and validation of novel technologies for diagnosing early gastrointestinal cancer. She is a Professor of Medicine in Gastroenterology and Director of Baylor Global Initiatives and the Baylor Global Innovation Center at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. In her current role, she oversees Baylor’s global programs and affiliations. Full Bio.

Dr. Chiao is an expert in the study of the epidemiology, prevention and treatment of non-AIDS defining cancers.  She is a Professor of Medicine-Infectious Disease at Baylor College of Medicine, and the principal investigator of the Baylor site for the AIDS Malignancy Consortium, a National Cancer Institute (NCI) funded consortium.  Full Bio.

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Baylor Global Health conducts research to produce new insights, new diagnostic approaches and new treatments that have a direct effect on the health of people around the world. Baylor faculty, staff and trainees strive to make meaningful and innovative contributions in the transformation of global health through education, training, research, capacity building, and patient care.

This event is FREE and open to the public.



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