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Theme: (un)common knowledge

This event occurred on
February 18, 2017
10:30am - 2:00pm CST
(UTC -6hrs)
Houston, Texas
United States

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McMurtry Auditorium, Duncal Hall
6100 Main Street
Houston, Texas, 77005
United States
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Dorothy Kim Walker

I have a BS in Nursing and a PhD in Epidemiology. As a public health nurse I conducted home visits for at risk families. This experience convinced me that child abuse is a very preventable conditions. I have taught at UTHEALTH, School of Public Health for a number of years, gaining expertise in how the public health approach can be used to prevent or reduce diseases, such as child abuse.

Tara Karimi

Dr. Tara Karimi is a multi-disciplinary scientist who has devoted her academic life to learning biological systems and applying the natural principles to the outside world. Dr. Karimi holds two PhDs in veterinary science and biochemistry and has completed several post doc projects in tissue engineering, genetic engineering, molecular and developmental biology, stem cell research, and regenerative medicine.

Tiffany Washington

Tiffany A. Washington is a motivational speaker and success coach who traded in her career as an Assistant Principal for an opportunity to educate career-minded people about ways to find joy on the job. She uses her experiences with worklife difficulty, including workplace bullying, as a platform to highlight how one can use their negative work experiences to create positive spaces for themselves both inside and outside of the workplace.

Organizing team


Houston, TX, United States