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Dr. David Walton Changes the World at Drury

For Immediate Release: March 16

Rebecca Denton
Theme Year Co-Director
Assistant Professor of Education
Office: (417) 873-7377

SPRINGFIELD , Mo. , March 16, 2009 — Dr. David Walton will present “Entrepreneurship and Innovation: How to Change the World” on Thursday, March 19 at 11 a.m. in Clara Thompson Hall.

Dr. Walton was one of the first candidates to be selected for the Howard Hiatt Residency in Global Health Equity and Internal Medicine. He has been working with Dr. Paoul Farmer and Partners in Health since 1997 and is currently a resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He divides his time between Boston and Haiti.

Partners in Health has been helping patients in low-income areas in countries such as Haiti, Peru, Africa and Russia as well as the United States for more than 20 years. As Dr. Walton wrote in a Partners in Health newsletter: “Diseases settle on the poor because they have been forced to endure hunger, famine, political violence and social inequality. The Haitian peasants bear the weight of the country on their shoulders, and those who reap the benefits of their work—from local landowners to transnational corporations—use their power to exploit them further.”

This event is co-sponsored by the Drury University Diversity Center.

Drury University 's 2008-2009 convocation series Entrepreneurship & Innovation focuses on unique and innovative approaches to business, social and environmental issues. This series features the stories of individuals and organizations who apply energy and ingenuity to improve their world.

Events are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Rebecca Denton at (417) 873-7377, or by e-mail at, or visit


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