Thu, Aug 29|
West Colombia City Hall
Statewide Immigrant Victim Coalition Meeting
Join us for our summer meeting to hear from a few wonderful speakers and get to know more about immigrant communities in South Carolina!
Time & Location
Aug 29, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
West Colombia City Hall, 200 N 12th St, West Columbia, SC 29169, USA
About The Event
At this meeting we will be joined by Dr. Rajeev Bais and Dr. Julie Linton who will discuss their experiences working with different immigrant communities in their respective fields. To learn more about them, please see their bios below.
Rajeev Bais, MD, joined the Division of Infectious Diseases in 2015 as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine. He currently serves as Director of the Carolina Survivor Clinic, which provides comprehensive care to refugees who are survivors of torture. Dr. Bais is also involved with developing a Global Health and Human Rights Initiative in the Division of Infectious Diseases.
Julie M. Linton, MD, FAAP, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville and the Medical Director of the PASOs Greenville with Prisma Health-Upstate. Dr. Linton’s work focuses on optimal clinical care, community engagement, and advocacy for policy-level action regarding children in immigrant families, with a health equity framework. After graduating with a B.S. in psychology from Duke University, Dr. Linton spent 9 months in Panama through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, in partnership with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Dr. Linton earned her medical doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, followed by pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Prior to joining PRISMA Health-Upstate, Dr. Linton was on faculty at the Wake Forest School of Medicine. Nationally, Dr. Linton serves on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Community Pediatrics Executive Committee and co-chairs the AAP Immigrant Health Special Interest Group. Dr. Linton is a current fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health Leaders Program.