Global disease prevention expert to speak at the Touhill

Kim Bouldin-Jones will discuss "Global Health's Most Important Players are Nurses," the Elizabeth McIntosh and Jerry Durham-College of Nursing Alumni Endowed Lecture in Nursing Science, at the Touhill Center at UMSL.

The saying that HIV knows no boundaries is highlighted in the work carried out by Kim Bouldin-Jones, an internationally recognized educator who specializes in HIV, sexual transmitted diseases and global disease prevention.

While she lives here in Missouri, her work against disease has taken her around the globe. Bouldin-Jones will give a speech at 4 p.m. April 25 in the E. Desmond and Mary Ann Lee Theater at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Her lecture is titled “Global Health’s Most Important Players Are Nurses.” She’s giving it as part of the Elizabeth McIntosh and Jerry Durham-College of Nursing Alumni Endowed Lecture in Nursing Science.

In 2008, Bouldin-Jones started Medical Facility Aid to help provide infrastructure improvements to rural hospitals in the developing world. Her company, KBJ Consulting has worked with international agencies in Zimbabwe, Ethiopia and Ecuador. She organized HIV Testing and Awareness Week in Uganda and is working there to combat a parasitic disease called Jiggers. She chairs the Global Health Network in St. Louis, where she works as a health educator at John Burroughs School in Ladue.

This event is free and open to the public, however, reservations are requested. Call 314-516-7092 or e-mail to register. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

The Elizabeth McIntosh and Jerry Durham College of Nursing Alumni Endowed Lecture in Nursing Science was established in 1999 in honor of the original director of the Barnes School of Nursing, once housed at UMSL, and the former dean of the College of Nursing, respectively.


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