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2020 Frank Porter Graham Lecture: Dr. Raj Panjabi, No Condition is Permanent
October 21, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dr. Raj Panjabi, CEO, Last Mile Health; associate physician in the Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; and assistant professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School
Last Mile Health saves lives in the world’s most remote communities by partnering with governments to design, scale, and advocate for national networks of community health professionals. Dr. Panjabi was named by TIME as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World and one of the 50 Most Influential People in Healthcare for his work on building community health systems and responding to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. He is a Schwab social entrepreneur with the World Economic Forum and also a recipient of the TED Prize and the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. Dr. Panjabi earned his undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill, is a graduate of the UNC School of Medicine, and received a Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
The Frank Porter Graham lecture series honors the late U.S. Senator and president of the University of North Carolina, who was a champion of freedom, democracy, and the disadvantaged. The lecture is made possible by the gift of Taylor McMillan ’60, who established the Frank Porter Graham Lecture Series. The 2020 Frank Porter Graham lecture is also supported by the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Global. Sponsored by Honors Carolina.