AHSC and UA Faculty Speakers at TEDx Tucson, Dec. 6

AHSC’s Drs. David Armstrong, Allan Hamilton and Esther Sternberg and UA’s Christopher Cokinos and Sudha Ram present at the locally organized version of the global TED conferences

Three faculty from the Arizona Health Sciences Center (AHSC) at the University of Arizona and two UA faculty will speak at Chuk Shon To Tucson, the 4th annual event of TEDxTucson, the locally organized version of the global TED conferences, on Friday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.), at the Rialto Theater, 318 E. Congress, Tucson.

The event will feature TED videos, local artists, live music and seven speakers giving talks in the distinctive TED style. General admission tickets are $21 ($10 for students) and are on sale at the Rialto Theater box office and online at www.ticketfly.com/event/391065

Three faculty members from AHSC will be presenting:

David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD, professor of surgery and director of the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) with the Department of Surgery at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, “A Visit to the Human App Store: How Tech is Changing What Makes Us…Us.”



Allan Hamilton, MD, executive director of the Arizona Simulation Technology & Education Center at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, “Prescribing Hope: Changing Outcomes With Optimism”




Esther Sternberg, MD, director of research and professor at the UA Center for Integrative Medicine, with joint appointments in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and UA College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, “Healing Spaces: The Science and of Place and Well-Being”



Two UA faculty members will be presenting:

Christopher Cokinos, associate professor in the UA Department of English, “Heresy is Hope: Martha’s Flight Into the Future”

Sudha Ram, PhD, Anheuser-Busch Endowed Chair in Entreprenuership and Innovation and professor of Management Information Systems in the UA Eller College of Management. “Why Big Data is a Big Deal”

Other featured presentations include:

Jade Beall, Jade Beall Photography, “A Beautiful Body Project”

Marcelino Flores, tribal council member of the Pasqua Yaqui Tribe, “The Surem – Stories of the Beginning”

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a conference in California 27 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with many initiatives. Visit http://ted.com

About TEDxTucson

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our non-profit event is called TEDxTucson, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxTucson events, TEDTalks videos and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. Visit http://tedxtucson.com