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Dr. Paul Farmer
Dr. Paul Farmer

Paul Farmer (born October 26, 1959) is an American anthropologist and physician, currently the Presley Professor of Medical Anthropology at Harvard University and an attending physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. His medical specialty is Infectious Diseases. Farmer is one of the founders of Partners In Health (PIH), an international health and social justice organization. His work is the subject of Tracy Kidder's 2003 book Mountains Beyond Mountains:The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Anthropology (from Greek: ἀνθρωπος, anthropos, human being; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is the study of humanity. ... Medical anthropology is a branch of anthropology concerned with the application of anthropological and social science theory and method to better understand health, illness and healing. ... Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. ... Brigham and Womens Hospital (BWH) is a hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Partners in Health (PIH) or Zanmi Lasante in Haiti is a non-profit healthcare organization to give preferential care for the poor. Founded in the 1980s by Dr. Paul Farmer and Dr. Jim Kim, it strives to bring the best of western medicine to the poorest of the poor. ... Social justice refers to the concept of a just society, where justice refers to more than just the administration of laws. ... Tracy Kidder (born November 12, 1945 in New York City) is an American author of multiple books. ... Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World is a nonfiction, biographical novel by American writer Tracy Kidder. ...

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Education

Farmer graduated summa cum laude from Duke University in 1982 with a Bachelor's Degree in anthropology. He received his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1988 and his Ph.D in medical anthropology in 1990 from Harvard University.[1] Latin honors are Latin phrases used to indicate the level of academic distinction with which an academic degree was earned. ... Duke University is a private coeducational research university located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. ... A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... Anthropology (from Greek: ἀνθρωπος, anthropos, human being; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is the study of humanity. ... Doctor of Medicine (M.D. or MD, from the Latin Medicinae Doctor meaning Teacher of Medicine,) is an academic degree for medical doctors. ... Harvard Medical School (HMS) is one of the graduate schools of Harvard University. ... Doctor of Philosophy, abbreviated Ph. ... Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. ...


International work

In 1987, Farmer, along with Thomas J. White and Todd McCormack, co-founded Partners In Health. PIH began in Cange in the Central Plateau of Haiti and has developed into a worldwide health organization. The PIH hospital in Haiti provides free treatment to patients. PIH helps patients living in poverty to obtain effective drugs to treat tuberculosis and AIDS. Partners in Health (PIH) or Zanmi Lasante in Haiti is a non-profit healthcare organization to give preferential care for the poor. Founded in the 1980s by Dr. Paul Farmer and Dr. Jim Kim, it strives to bring the best of western medicine to the poorest of the poor. ... Tuberculosis (abbreviated as TB for tubercle bacillus) is a common and deadly infectious disease caused by mycobacteria, mainly Mycobacterium tuberculosis. ... Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS or Aids) is a collection of symptoms and infections resulting from the specific damage to the immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). ...


In addition to his hospital in Haiti, Farmer oversees projects in Russia, Rwanda, and Peru. He's known for his support of a "preferential option for the poor," a central tenet of Catholic social teaching. His approach has its basis in ethnographic analysis and real world practicality.[1] Catholic social teaching comprises those aspects of Catholic doctrine which relate to matters dealing with the collective aspect of humanity. ...


Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder details Farmer's work in Haiti, Peru, and Russia, as well as his efforts to balance clinical and academic responsibilities with having a family of his own. Tracy Kidder (born November 12, 1945 in New York City) is an American author of multiple books. ...


Honors

Farmer has has won multiple honors including:[2]

Farmer received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Emory University on May 14, 2007, where he delivered the keynote address for the university's 162nd commencement ceremony.[3] The MacArthur Fellows Program or MacArthur Fellowship (sometimes nicknamed the genius grant) is an award given by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation each year to typically 20 to 40 citizens or residents of the U.S., of any age and working in any field, who show exceptional... The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a major private grant-making foundation based in Chicago that has awarded more than US$3 billion since its inception in 1978. ... The American Medical Association (AMA) is the largest association of medical doctors in the United States. ... Emory University is a private university located in the metropolitan area of the city of Atlanta and in western unincorporated DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


He also received an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Notre Dame on May 20, 2007, where he also was a speaker at the Notre Dame forum in September 2006.[4][5] The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Catholic[4] institution located in Notre Dame, an unincorporated section of St. ... is the 140th day of the year (141st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Publications

  • AIDS and Accusation: Haiti and the Geography of Blame, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992, 1993, 2006 edition: ISBN 978-0-520-08343-1
  • The Uses of Haiti, Monroe, Maine: Common Courage Press, 1994, 2003, 2005 edition: ISBN 978-1-56751-242-7
  • ¿Haití para qué?, Hondarribia, Spain: HIRU Argitaletxea, 1994
  • Sida en Haїti: La Victime accusée, Paris: Editions Karthala, 1996
  • Infections and Inequalities: The Modern Plagues, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999, revised 2001 edition: ISBN 978-0-520-22913-6
  • Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003, 2005 edition: ISBN 978-0-520-24326-2
  • Women, Poverty & AIDS: Sex, Drugs and Structural Violence (Series in Health and Social Justice), with coauthor Margaret Connors (Author), Common Courage Press; Reprint edition (September 1996), ISBN 978-1-56751-074-4

Personal

Farmer was born in North Adams, Massachusetts and raised in Brooksville, Florida. He and his wife Didi have one daughter. His younger brother, Jeff Farmer, also known as the nWo Sting, is a well known fighter, competing on the professional wrestling circuit.[6] North Adams is a city in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Brooksville is the name of some places in the United States of America: Brooksville, Florida Brooksville, Kentucky Brooksville, Maine This is a disambiguation page — a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Notes

  1. ^ a b Paul Farmer, MD, PhD. The Jay Weiss Center for Social Medicine and Health Equity, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. Retrieved on 2007-07-01.
  2. ^ "Paul Farmer wins $100,000 Austin College award", White Coat Notes, Boston.com, February 28, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-07-01. 
  3. ^ Commencement Speaker and Recipients of Honorary Degrees. Commencement 2007. Emory University. Retrieved on 2007-04-09.
  4. ^ Brown, Dennis (April 2, 2007). Nine distinguished figures to join Immelt as honorary degree recipients. University of Notre Dame. Retrieved on 2007-05-29.
  5. ^ Brown, Dennis (August 31, 2006). Jeffrey Sachs, Paul Farmer to participate in Notre Dame Forum on global health crisis. University of Notre Dame. Retrieved on 2007-05-29.
  6. ^ Remnick, David (September 18, 2006). The Wanderer: Bill Clinton’s quest to save the world, reclaim his legacy—and elect his wife. The New Yorker. Retrieved on 2007-05-29.

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References

  • Faculty: Paul Farmer, MD, PhD. Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Retrieved on 2006-12-16.
  • About Paul Farmer. Social Medicine & Health Inequalities. Brigham and Women's Hospital (August 2003). Retrieved on 2007-07-01.
  • Kidder, Tracy (2004). Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World. Random House. ISBN 978-0-8129-7301-3. 

Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World is a nonfiction, biographical novel by American writer Tracy Kidder. ... // Random House is a publishing house based in New York City. ...

External links

Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to:
  • Partners In Health
  • Video of Building a Community-based Health Care Movement, Dr. Paul Farmer's speech at University of Washington, by UWTV, November 13, 2006
  • Video of Paul Farmer and Tracy Kidder presenting the book Mountains Beyond Mountains, by Cambridge Community Television, October 20, 2006
  • Video of Reinvigorating the Struggle: A Clinical and Social Justice Perspective on International Health, Dr. Paul Farmer's speech at the University of Virginia, by UVA NewsMakers, (RealPlayer required)
  • Audio reading of a book on about Farmer's work in Haiti, by NPR
  • Audio of Speech by Farmer as part of the 2006 Calvin College January series
  • Audio of Speech by Farmer as part of the 2005 Calvin College January series
  • Audio of Interview of Farmer rebroadcast by WBUR Boston
  • Audio of 10/03/2003 episode of "On Point" which includes an interview of Farmer
  • Audio of a talk at MIT where Farmer and Noam Chomsky speak about Haiti and Farmer's book "The Uses of Haiti" - the link is near the bottom of the page.

  Results from FactBites:
 
From the Journals: Interviews with Dr. David Satcher and Dr. Paul Farmer - Kaisernetwork.org (284 words)
Paul Farmer, M.D., Ph.D. is associated with Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and is a co-founder of Partners in Health.
Farmer contributed an article on the need for doctors to consider the social determinants of disease when treating patients.
Farmer spoke with Kaiser Family Foundation vice president Jackie Judd.
Paul Farmer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (454 words)
Paul Farmer (born October 26, 1959) is an American professor and physician, currently the Presley Professor of Medical Anthropology at Harvard University and an attending physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
Farmer co-founded PIH with Thomas J. White and Todd McCormack and was later joined by Ophelia Dahl, now the organization's executive director, and Jim Yong Kim, who spent time as head of the AIDS department of the World Health Organization and is also a professor at Harvard Medical School.
Farmer graduated summa cum laude from Duke University in 1982 with a bachelor's degree in anthropology.
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