Global Health on Grounds

Upcoming Events

Recent Events

In collaboaration with the University of Venda and the Fogarty International Center, the UVa Center for Global Health recently hosted over 90 attendees including researchers, healthcare professionals, funding agencies, GIDRT and D43 fellows from 6 countries and 8 universities to exchange ideas around the theme of inspiration, innovation, and implementation.


Annual Events

The Center for Global Health's annual symposium is the largest event supported by the Center. It is held each fall and is designed to bring together students and faculty from all disciplines who are seeking innovative approaches to global health. Each year we feature a prominent keynote speaker with a unique perspective on global health. This event is the Center's best opportunity to celebrate student accomplishments, experience, and learning as well as to advance opportunities for student-faculty collaboration in research.

The UVa Global Health Case Competition, launched in 2013, offers a unique opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students from diverse schools and disciplines to tackle some of the most intransigent, enduring global health issues. The case, also written by students, requires interdisciplinary approaches that may involve issues as varied as health care policy, infectious disease, public health feasibility and evaluation, public-private partnerships, faith and cultural understanding, and international law to develop innovative solutions for current, critical global health issues. Students will have the chance to develop innovation solutions for these problems as part of a multidisciplinary team of 4-6 students and present recommendation to a panel of judges. In addition to the obvious educational benefits and networking opportunities, students also compete for the chance to compete at the International Global Health Case Competition in Atlanta.

Amy Pruden
Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Associate Dean and Director of Interdisciplinary
Graduate Education in the Graduate School, Virginia Tech
G. Ruffner Page, Jr.
President and CEO, McWane
Cale Jaffe
Assistant Professor of Law
Director, Environmental and Regulatory Law Clinic
University of Virginia
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