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Interested in learning more about the Minority Health International Research Training Program and the students' international research projects?
Join us anytime for drinks & snacks anytime between 1:30-3pm on Friday, August 2, 2019 at the Corner Building at UVA to learn about a wide variety of topics and what it's like living and conducting research in Ecuador, South Africa, and Thailand.

The Center for Global Health (CGH) at UVA is hosting a walk-in mentoring series, Futures in Health. On April 10, join us for a graduate program session, where people with various academic backgrounds will be present to discuss how they made health a focus in their studies. This session will feature students/professionals with graduate study in medicine, nursing, ethics, public health, and public policy.

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.

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.

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