Topics Revealed for TEDxUAMS on Feb. 7

By Yavonda Chase

The 10 speakers will be presenting:

  • Paulette Mehta, M.D. — How Poetry Saved My Life
  • Amber Booth-McCoy — Cause of Death: Kindness is Colorblind
  • Erick Messias, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. — The Power of Meaning in Medicine
  • Tiffany Haynes, Ph.D. — It’s Ok to Not Be Ok
  • Kimberly Jones — What Abuse Looks Like
  • Jennifer Hunt, M.D. — Will the Real Imposter Please Stand Up?
  • Joe Thompson, M.D., M.P.H. — Live Well, Die Fast
  • Kevin Ryan, J.D.All Health is Public Health
  • Wendy Ward, Ph.D. — The Future of Healthcare is Teams- Why Patients Should Care
  • Jerad Gardner, M.D. — Facebook and Rare Cancer Changed My Life

If you would like to be in the audience for the talks, see below for the two options available.

  1. The TEDxUAMS Simulcast Event:

The simulcast event will be held in the RAHN 8240 auditorium. This is not the live stage event, but rather a live stream of the TEDxUAMS event. This is an option for individuals who are unable to devote a full day to the live stage event. The benefits of the simulcast are that you will be able to attend only the talks that you are interested in hearing and you can come and go as your schedule allows.

To register for the simulcast:

  1. The LIVE TEDxUAMS Event:

The live event will be held in the Fred Smith Auditorium (Jack Stephens Building) and will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For the Live event, should you receive an invitation, you MUST be able to attend the entire event. If you cannot attend the entire day, please do not register using the LIVE TEDxUAMS Link – instead reserve your seat for the simulcast event!

Please understand that it is disruptive as well as distracting to the speaker and those around you when you enter and/or exit an auditorium while someone is speaking. We will be videotaping these talks for the TEDx YouTube Channel and want to ensure we provide the highest quality footage. If you know you will not be able to stay all day, please do not register for the live event.

To register for the live event:


If you have any further questions, please contact Organizational Development at