UW Global Health Week Events

Global Health Week

Feb. 28 – March 4

Global Health Week, sponsored by the Department of Global Health’s Global Health Resource Center, is a way to celebrate global health on campus and provide students with an introduction to this field.

Monday Feb. 28, 2011

Brown Bag Lunch Session: The session is sponsored by Students Promoting Equal Health. Guest speaker is Clarence Spigner, MPH, PhD. from the Department of Health Services, who will be speaking on “Race and Diaspora: Globalization and a Color Hierarchy of Health.”
12:30-1:30 p.m., Mary Gates Hall Room 258

Opening Session: Washington Global Health Alliance Discovery Series lecture, “Confronting the Global Burden of Injuries and Violence” with Charles Mock, MD, MPH, PhD, a professor of surgery, and epidemiology, and an adjunct professor in Global Health.
Dr. Mock, a trauma surgeon with a PhD in epidemiology was responsible for the World Health Organization’s work in strengthening global trauma care before returning to UW. He is now director of a new initiative, Global Injury Control, with Dr. Beth Ebel, associate professor of pediatrics and adjunct associate professor in epidemiology. Ebel replaced Mock as the director of the Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center.
5-6 p.m. Foege Auditorium, Light refreshments, No RSVP required

Tuesday March 1, 2011

Brown Bag Lunch Session: This session is sponsored by the Washington Global Health Alliance. Guest speakers are Lisa Cohen, executive director, and Kristen Eddings, program associate who will be speaking on Global Health Non-profits: Who Leads Them? How do They Start? What do They do?"
12:30-1:30 p.m., Mary Gates Hall, Room 258

Global Health Trivia Night: Ever think you knew more than the faculty? Join the Department of Global Health for an afternoon of trivia after the DGH faculty meeting with emcee Stephen Gloyd, MD, MPH! We’ll have categories from germs and worms to pop culture. Students and faculty can choose to duke it out, or join forces and take home the grand prize – a goodie basket with more than $100 worth of prizes and giveaways.
We’d like to have teams of up to six people. Please sign up ahead of time to reserve your spot although it’s not a requirement to do so. Contact nicole66 Space is limited!
5-7 p.m., Vista Café, Foege Building South
Light refreshments

Wednesday March 2, 2011

Career Fair: “Futures in Global Health Day: Plan your Future”
Undergraduate, graduate, and professional students are invited to explore the interdisciplinary opportunities available to create a career in Global Health. Talk one-on-one with two dozen organizations, including PATH, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Biomed, Village Reach, CARE, and the Department of Global Health.
11-3 p.m. Mary Gates Commons

Brown Bag Lunch Session: The session is sponsored by the Global Health Resource Center, Department of Global Health and will be a Global Health Minor information session. Guest speakers are Todd Faubion, administrator for the Global Health Minor, and Matt Sparke, the director of the Global Health Minor.
12:30-1:30 p.m. Mary Gates Hall Room 224

Panel Discussion: "Global Health Professions: The Reality”
What does a career in global health really mean? What if I don’t want to be a doctor? What if I do want to be a doctor? What are the compromises I have to make? How do I even break into the field? This panel of diverse global health professionals will address the realities of a career in global health –from the pragmatics of applying to the lifestyle. Questions welcome.
5:30-7 p.m., Foege Auditorium
Light refreshments

Lecture: “Global Mental Health: Why Now and How Now?”
Mental illness is widely distributed throughout the world’s population, yet much of the research on mental health treatment derives from the West, where access to care is greatest. Speakers Jane Simoni, a professor of Psychology at UW, and Craig Van Dyke, a professor of Psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco and Director of the Global Mental Health Program, describe the challenges to ending global disparities, what high- and low-income countries can learn from each other, and how research projects are addressing mental health in China and on the U.S.-Mexico border.
7 p.m., Kane Hall 120
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Register online or by calling: 206.543.0540.

Seattle Arts & Lectures: Author Tracy Kidder
Benaroya Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday March 3, 2011

Brown Bag Session: This session is sponsored by the Global Health Resource Center. The speakers are Rachel Chapman, PhD, associate professor of Anthropology and adjunct associate professor of Global Health, and James Pfeiffer, MPH, PhD, associate professor of Global Health, discussing Careers in Social Sciences and Global Health.
2-3 p.m., Location, Allen Auditorium, Suzzalo Library

Panel Discussion and Tour: Science Careers in Global Health at Seattle Biomed. As your week of discovery comes to a conclusion, visit Seattle BioMed, one of Seattle’s pioneering global health organizations, for an inside look at careers in global health and infectious disease research.
You’ll hear from Seattle BioMed scientists and leaders who’ll discuss their career paths and what led them to global health. You can visit Seattle BioMed’s labs or try your hand at dissecting mosquitoes, a critical component of Seattle BioMed’s malaria vaccine research.
4:30-6 p.m.
4:30-5:10: Panel discussion in Seattle BioMed’s Discovery Conference Room
5:10-5:20: Q&A following panel discussion
5:30-6 p.m.: Tour Seattle BioMed or hands-on experience in the BioQuest Learning Lab
Seattle BioMed, 307 Westlake Ave. N. (in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood) – easy bus access via the #70 express; exit on Fairview and walk a few block west to Seattle BioMed.
RSVP now – space is limited

Friday March 4, 2011

Brown Bag Lunch Session: This session is sponsored by the Peace Corps. Three returned Peace Corps volunteers – Julia Robinson, Krishna Richardson, and Mark Glassock — will share stories from their experiences overseas and their work in global health. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about global health, or the Peace Corps.
12:30-1:30 Mary Gates Hall Room 258

Film Screening: The Global Health Resource Center’s World Health Cinema presents “The Invisibles” – a collection of five short films produced by Javier Bardem focused on diseases and issues faced by impoverished people in Africa and South America. One of the films in this Doctors Without Borders production is directed by award-winning German film director Wim Wenders who directed the documentary Buena Vista Social Club. Screening will be followed by a Q&A led by a volunteer health care provider from Doctors Without Borders.
2:30-4:30 p.m. Turner Auditorium, D209, Health Sciences Building
No RSVP required

Contact ghrc with questions.