Dr. Paul Farmer to speak at R.I. Nursing Education Center Dec. 12

Media Contact: Patrick Luce, 401-874-4046 |

WHO: The University of Rhode Island College of Nursing will host the renowned Dr. Paul Farmer, founder of Partners in Health, for a presentation at the R.I. Nursing Education Center on Tuesday, Dec. 12

WHAT: Farmer, “the man who would cure the world,” will address the difficulties of providing health care in remote locations in his presentation: “The Caregiver’s Disease: Ebola and the Challenge to Nursing in West Africa.” A renowned medical anthropologist and physician, Farmer has dedicated his life to improving health care in some of the world’s poorest regions. He was the subject of the Pulitzer-prize winning book by Tracy Kidder, Mountains Beyond Mountains.

WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 12, 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: The R.I. Nursing Education Center, 350 Eddy St., Providence. The presentation will also be live streamed. To view the live stream, visit http://bit.ly/2B0pF6s.

CONTACT: Patrick Luce, communications coordinator, URI’s Academic Health Collaborative, 401-874-4046, patrickluce@uri.edu.

The College of Nursing joins the Colleges of Pharmacy and Health Sciences as the core of URI’s Academic Health Collaborative, which brings together students, faculty, clinicians and researchers in an interdisciplinary approach to educate future and current health professionals.