Global Health on Grounds
Students interested in careers in global development and humanitarianism: this event is for you! Come learn from alumni in the field of global development about career paths, important skills needed in this field, and how to "break in" to a career in global development. There will be multiple opportunities to learn and network with alumni, faculty and fellow students. Don't miss this great opportunity to meet with alumni working in organizations such as FHI 360, United Nations Foundation, USAID, Chemonics, World Health Organization, Peace Corps and more!
Talk title: Global Health and Community Accompaniment
Description: This talk will share my perspectives as a physician working with Partners In Health for the past two decades. I will describe lessons learned about community-based accompaniment, both as a model for healthcare delivery and as a personal approach to partnership with communities in Peru and Navajo Nation.
This two day conference highlighted how communities can develop community-based, culturally-competent care to address the issues of substance use and related epidemics such as HIV, Hepatitis C, and neonatal abstinence syndrome. The conference emphasized the impact of law, health policy, politics, and stigma on the social determinants of the opioid epidemic and its outcomes, especially as they relate to vulnerable populations.
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.
Global Health Month is designed to promote engagement, connections, and interest in global health research and scholarship. This dinner series, focused on interdisciplinary global health opportunities and critical areas of engagement with faculty leaders and peers, culminates with the Annual CGH Research Symposium.
Global Health Research: Mentorship and Methodology
Wednesday 13 September 2017, 6-8PM
Keynote: Professor Rupa Valdez, Public Health Sciences
Focused on 1st and 2nd year undergraduate students