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Saturday, September 24 • 4:25pm - 5:25pm
Texas and Zika

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Supported by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas and Quest Diagnostics

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Shefali Luthra (mod.)

Web Reporter at Kaiser Health News
Luthra writes about consumer issues and patient engagement in health care for Kaiser Health News. Previously, she was a reporting fellow at The Texas Tribune, covering women’s health and local implementation of federal health reform. Luthra’s work has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, USA Today, The Atlantic, CNN Health and PBS NewsHour.

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Ann Barnes

Chief Medical Officer of Legacy Community Health Services
Barnes serves as chief medical officer of Houston-based Legacy Community Health, a nonprofit community health center providing care to low-income patients. She is an associate professor of internal medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and an adjunct professor of sociology at Rice University. Additionally, Barnes sits on the advisory board of the Kinder Institute.
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Nicole Collier

State Representative
Collier, D-Fort Worth, has represented House District 95 since 2013. She serves as vice chairwoman of the House General Investigating & Ethics Committee and is a member of the Public Health and Business & Industry committees as well as the Texas Black Caucus. Additionally, Collier is a trial attorney and partner at West & Associates, LLP in Fort Worth.
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John Hellerstedt

Commissioner of the Department of State Health Services
Hellerstedt became commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services in January. Previously, he served as medical director for the Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program Division. Hellerstedt has also served as chief medical officer at the Seton Family of Hospitals and vice president of Medical Affairs for Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas.
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Martha Rac

Maternal-Fetal Specialist and OB/GYN at Baylor College of Medicine
Rac is an obstetrician-gynecologist at the Texas Children's Pavilion for Women where she helped develop a Zika-specific obstetrics clinic. The clinic provides care for pregnant patients exposed to or infected with the virus. Additionally, Rac serves as co-director of the High-Risk Obstetrics Infectious Disease Clinic at Ben Taub Hospital.

Saturday September 24, 2016 4:25pm - 5:25pm
Texas Union, Santa Rita Room 2308 Whitis Avenue, Austin, TX 78705