Category: Local / Regional Health Events

Health Frontlines: Benghazi; presentation on Feb 15

Mark your calendars for Friday, February 15 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. for “Health Frontlines: Insights from Benghazi,” in Health Sciences Building, room T-625. This will be a rare opportunity to hear physicians and leaders from Benghazi Medical Center report from the field on their experiences during the Libyan Revolution. This event will feature two speakers: . Dr. Fathi Salem Jehani who will talk on “The Benghazi Medical Center: Response to Revolution and Beyond.” . Dr. Laila Taher Bugaihis who will talk on “Libyan Women: War and Beyond.” With guests: . Dr. Thomas Burke, Dr. Nairma Ismael Gaubaa, and Dr. Naseralla Guma El Saadi. Cosponsored by the Washington Global Health Alliance, Seattle Children’s, the Department of Global Health, Global WACh, Global Injury and Violence Prevention Initiative, the Global Health Resource Center, and Center for Global Studies, the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies For more information for the event, please see the attached flyer. Ashlee Choi GHRC Harris Hydraulics 316B Department of Global Health University of Washington, Box 357965 P: (206) 685-7362 F: (206) 685-8519 _______________________________________________ Globalhealth mailing list Globalhealth poster.pdf

UW Public Health Major – Information Sessions

For those interested in the University of Washington’s Public Health Major, please note that there will be a Public Health Major Information Session this Thursday, January 10th, from 3:30-4:30PM in Mary Gates Hall, room 258. Additionally, there are several other information sessions for the major and the other undergraduate programs in the School of Public Health that will be offered throughout winter quarter. Please see the attached flyer for details concerning those sessions.

Don’t hesitate to contact me with questions and please distribute this information to your students liberally and accordingly…

Thanks for your time and help,

Tory Brundage, M.Ed.
Student Outreach Coordinator
Adviser to Public Health Major

1959 NE Pacific St. Health Sciences Building, F-350

Box Number: 357230, Seattle, WA 98195
Direct: (206) 221-2099; Fax: (206) 543-3818
toryb www


WIN 2013 SPH Info Session Flyer.pdf

UW School of Public Health Information Sessions


This is information for persons interested in the University of Washington’s School of Public Health. There are several information sessions scheduled this month but I’m writing specifically to make you aware of a Public Health Undergraduate Programs Joint Information Session on Thursday, Nov. 29th in Mary Gates Hall, room 258 from 2:30-3:30p that surveys all undergraduate day programs offered by the school and follows the Transfer Thursday session offered by Undergraduate Admissions. Additionally, advisers will be on hand to discuss the various programs (Public Health Major, Environmental Health Major, Global Health Minor, etc.) in an open advising session that takes place in the same space immediately after the joint information session.

See attached fly for details on this session as well as the other School of Public Health sessions. Additionally, don’t hesitate to contact me with questions. Please distribute this information to your students liberally and accordingly…

Thanks for your time and help,

Tory Brundage, M.Ed.
Student Outreach Coordinator
Adviser to Public Health Major

1959 NE Pacific St. Health Sciences Building, F-350

Box Number: 357230, Seattle, WA 98195
Direct: (206) 221-2099; Fax: (206) 543-3818
toryb www

AUT 2012 SPH Info Session Flyer.pdf.pdf

Osteopathic Premed forum

All students are welcome:

This year the Washington Osteopathic Medical Association will be sponsoring one large premed forum for premed students from all schools. With the number of interested schools it was becoming too difficult to schedule DOs and osteopathic medical students for forums at each school. I am hoping there will be sufficient interest for the students to make the effort to join us.

This will take place on Saturday, October 20 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Doubletree Guest Suites/Southcenter. Attached are the invitation with a response form for each student to complete and return to me. Please forward this to your students and any other premed advisors who may be interested. A separate form is attached for advisors to use to register.

Thank you for your continued support.

Kathie Itter

Executive Director

Washington Osteopathic Medical Association

(206) 937-5358 Voice

(206) 933-6529 Fax

PO Box 16486

Seattle, WA 98116-0486


Osteopathic Medicine forum 2012.pdf

Osteopathic Medicine forum 2012 Advisor REgistration.pdf

SACNAS Community College Day – Local Community College Opportunity to attend STEM Conference

SACNAS is ready to invest in your future.

Come to the 2012 SACNAS National Conference and attend the

2012 SACNAS Community College Day Event

Join us at the 2012 SACNAS National Conference, “Science, Technology, and Diversity for a Healthy World,” October 11 – 14 at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center in Seattle.

The SACNAS National Conference is one of our key programs working to change the face of science and we invite you ­to participate. We know firsthand that navigating school, work, family responsibilities, and career paths is tough. And, we know the SACNAS National Conference can help you find your way. At the 2012 SACNAS National Conference, you will be able to learn about the amazing possibilities available to you in science, build your network, access opportunities, engage with science, and be inspired to reach your goals!

In conjunction with the conference, we will be hosting the 2012 SACNAS Community College Day. This event allows local community college students to attend both a preconference orientation and the 2012 SACNAS National Conferences free of charge with a scholarship that will cover your registration and meals for the three-day event.

If you are interested in applying for the 2012 SACNAS National Conference Scholarship, please go to 2012 SACNAS Community College Day or contact Brianda Alvarez.

We hope to see you at our conference!

More about SACNAS

SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) is a national society with a 39-year history of fostering the success of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership.

The society is comprised of over 30,000 members, partners, and affiliates from a diversity of disciplines, institutions, ethnic backgrounds, and levels along the educational trajectory. Our members are dedicated to giving back through mentorship, peer networks, and professional development, and are engaged in science research and leadership of the highest caliber.


Brianda Alvarez,Programs Assistant
SACNAS |831-459-0170, ext. 230 | FAX: 831-459-0194
Email: brianda

SAVE THE DATE! SACNAS National Conference
"Creating a Healthy World through Science, Diversity & Technology"
October 11 – October 14, 2012 | Seattle, Washington

"Advancing Hispanics/Chicanos & Native Americans in Science"

UW Peace Corps Event

If you’ve always wanted to challenge yourself on an international playing field while making a difference on a grassroots level, the Peace Corps wants you. On Thursday May 10, from 4-5:30pm in Parrington Hall Room 108 there will be a Peace Corps general information session. Come learn about volunteer experiences, have your questions answered, and gain tips to guide you through the application process. Immediately following join us at the Peace Corps Send-Off Party in Parrington Commons where we will celebrate those preparing to depart for Peace Corps assignments with past and future volunteers.

We hope to see you there!

Andreas Hewitt • Peace Corps Event Coordinator • University of Washington
Career Services Center, 134 Mary Gates Hall, Box 352810

Seattle, WA 98195-2810

Direct 206-616-5801

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UW Global Health Week: NEXT WEEK MAY 7th-10th

Global Health Week is coming next week!! May 7-11, 2012 to the University of Washington, Seattle!!!!!

Global Health Week is a Department of Global Health Series that focuses on career development for those interested in the field. Events of the week are administered and programmed through the Global Health Resource Center, led this year by MSW practicum student coordinator, Annya Pintak. Events are open to faculty, staff, students and professionals campus wide who have an interest in pursuing global health globally and locally. We have a range of exciting events from Trivia Night to a Career Fair and Career Panels, as well as guest lecturers who will be speaking on a variety of topics.

Please mark your calendars for these exciting events and check out the attached calendar for additional events included as a part of Global Health Week!! Also LIKE our Facebook Page so you can be constantly up to date with the events.

Global Health Week Trivia Night

Monday, May 7, 2012, 4:00-6:00pm

Foege Building Vista Cafe

Ever think you knew more than the faculty? Join the Department of Global Health for an afternoon of trivia! 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. To sign up your team, contact Nicole Dankerlui, nicole66. Space is limited!!

*This event is co-sponsored by Seattle BioMed

WGHA Discovery Lecture Series:

Tuesday May 8, 2012


Health Sciences Building, Room T-625

Reception immediately to follow

Dr. Keith P. Klugman,

William H. Foege Chair of Global Health

Hubert Department of Global Health

Professor of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health

Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases of the School of Medicine, Emory University

"Influenza and the Pneumococcus: a Deadly Synergism"

Professor Keith P. Klugman is the William H. Foege Chair of Global Health in the Hubert Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. He is also Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Epidemiology and Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases of the School of Medicine. He is a Visiting Researcher in the Respiratory Diseases Branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. He is also the Co-Director of the Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit of the University of the Witwatersrand, the Medical Research Council, and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Professor Klugman is the President – Elect of the International Society of Infectious Diseases, Treasurer of the International Symposium of Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases Board and the past Chair of the International Board of the American Society for Microbiology. He has chaired expert committees for the World Health Organization in Geneva and the Wellcome Trust in London. He serves as an editor or member of the editorial board of 12 journals.

Professor Klugman’s research interests are in pneumonia, meningitis, antimicrobial resistance and vaccines for bacterial pathogens, particularly the pneumococcus. He has published more than 450 papers on these subjects to date.

Career Fair – Futures in Global Health Day

Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 10:00am-2:00pm

Mary Gates Commons

Over a dozen participating organizations including: PATH, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle BioMed, Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS), Child Family Health International (CFHI), Health Alliance International, Infectious Disease Research Institute, VillageReach, American Red Cross, Refugee Women’s Alliance, Consejo and many others!

Career Panel – "Working Globally, Locally"

Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 4:00-5:30pm

South Campus Center, Room 316

Panelists from local immigrant and refugee organizations will discuss the types of skills and training students need to get involved in this field. Panel will be moderated by Dr. King Holmes, Chair of the UW Global Health Department, and panelists include Jaime Garcia, Executive Director of Consejo, Christine Mattfeld, ELL Health Education Specialist at Seattle Public Schools, Risho Sapano, Arabic Domestic Violence Victim’s Advocate at ReWa and Adam Taylor, Project Manager for Global to Local Initiative, King County Public Health.

Lecture Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta, sponsored by Global WACh, UW South Asia Center, GAPPS and the University of Washington Department of Global Health presents:

Thursday May 10, 2012


Foege Building Auditorium, Room S-060

Reception immediately to follow featuring poster presentations of the research from current students in Global Health and the Global Health Pathways Residency Programs.

Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta,

Professor and Head of the Division of Maternal and Child Health at Aga Khan University Medical Center in Karachi, Pakistan

"Social Determinants and the Impact of Community Based Approaches on Maternal and Newborn Health"

Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta is Husein Laljee Dewraj Professor and Head of the newly created Division of Maternal and Child Health, Aga Khan University Medical Center, Karachi, Pakistan. He currently holds the chair of the Health Sciences Group of the Biotechnology Commission, is a member of the advisory committee for health research of the World Health Organization’s Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, and is chairman of the Research Ethics Committee of the government of Pakistan. Dr Bhutta’s research interests include community based perinatal care, interaction of nutrition and infections, micronutrient malnutrition, and maternal and child health policy issues. He has won several awards, including the President of Pakistan Gold Medal for contributions to Child Health in Pakistan (2004) and the Outstanding Pediatrician of Asia award by the Asia Pacific Pediatric Association (2006).

Film Screening – We Were Here

Thursday, May 10, 2012,


Foege Building Auditorium S-060

A groundbreaking documentary that takes a deep and reflective look back at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco.

*This event is co-sponsored by the UW/FHCRC Center for AIDS Research, UW Q Center, UW Women’s Center and the UW GHRC.

Career Panel – "Job Search Tips"

Friday, May 11, 2012, 2:00-3:30pm

Health Sciences, Turner Auditorium D-209

Come to this panel of HR representatives to learn about what employers are looking for. This event is moderated by Briana Keller, Assistant Director of UW Career Center, and panelists will include HR representatives from three different organizations such as Andre Nellams from the Infectious Disease Research Institute.

**Questions? Contact Annya Pintak, apintak

***Please visit our website at

You’re Invited to World Malaria Day 2012

Dear All, Here is an invite from PATH:

Please join us on Wednesday, April 25, to commemorate World Malaria Day. The global theme this year is “Sustain Gains, Save Lives: Invest in Malaria.” The keynote speaker for this event is Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation Director and UW Global Health Professor Christopher Murray, with opening remarks from PATH’s Malaria Control Program Director Kent Campbell. Dr. Murray will discuss recent impact in the fight against malaria as well as challenges and opportunities for the future.

The event will include a community marketplace, where Episcopal Relief and Development, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, the Infectious Disease Research Institute, the Malaria Control and Evaluation Partnership in Africa, PATH Diagnostics, the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative, Rotary Malaria Partners, Seattle BioMed, the UW Department of Global Health, the Washington Global Health Alliance, World Vision, and the Worldwide Antimalarial Resistance Network will present their latest work in fighting malaria.

Food and beverages will be served. A complete agenda is below. You can register for the event by clicking here.

PATH World Malaria Day 2012 Agenda PATH, 2201 Westlake Ave., Room 226, Seattle, WA April 25, 2012 4:30 – 5:15 Community marketplace 5:15 – 5:20 Opening remarks: Ayo Ajayi, Vice President, PATH Field Programs 5:20 – 5:30 Kent Campbell, PATH Malaria Control Program 5:30 – 5:50 Keynote address: Christopher Murray, IHME, UW Global Health 5:50 – 6:10 Q&A session 6:10 – 7:00 Reception, community marketplace

Laura Newman Senior Communication Associate Malaria Control and Evaluation Partnership in Africa (PATH)

Mail: PO Box 900922 | Seattle, WA 98109 USA Street: 2201 Westlake Avenue, Suite 200 | Seattle, WA 98121 Tel: 206.302.4581 | Skype: laurajnewman Web: |

Global Health Conference at UW

Dear All:

UW students have organized a fantastic two-and-a-half-day global health conference coming up here on the UW campus in late April! Please feel to forward this message widely, and print out the attached poster for your office!

UW students focus on “hidden topics” for April 27-29 global health conference
Social justice, climate change, mental health, marginalized populations top agenda

University of Washington students from across disciplines have come together to create a conference focusing on issues they feel are critical but largely ignored in global health in hopes of bringing a new direction to the global health agenda.


The 9th Annual Western Regional International Health Conference titled “At a Crossroads: Choosing Hidden Paths in Global Health” will take place on UW campus April 27-29. “We are trying to identify topics in global health that get marginalized and elevate them at our event,” said Colleen Fulp, the graduate student lead organizer of the event.

The keynote speaker is acclaimed human rights advocate and thought leader Kavita Ramdas, the executive director of a newly launched program on social entrepreneurship at Stanford University.

Her talk is titled, "Nothing Less than a Revolution: Why I’m Preoccupied with Inequality, Social Justice and Health."

“Kavita was chosen by students because she is a visionary who believes in grassroots organizing as a way of changing the world,” said Daren Wade, director of the Global Health Resource Center, the networking center within the Department of Global Health. “She addresses topics of women as agents of social change, peace building, and human rights and her work is such a match for the areas in global health our students want to showcase in this conference.”

The conference, co-sponsored by more than two dozen universities and colleges along the West Coast and Canada, is organized around six tracks – global mental health, marginalized populations, organizing and funding of global health, clinical issues in global health, communications and technology in global health, and the environment and global health. Within these tracks are 18 breakout sessions with some of the top leaders in global health in this region.

More than 25 UW undergraduate and graduate/professional students across disciplines have been organizing this conference.

Three evocative plenary panels covering global health diplomacy, funding and the future of global health; global mental health; and global health and the environment will also be presented. Speakers include Jaime Sepulveda (UC-San Francisco), Timothy Brewer (McGill University), Guy Palmer (Washington State University), Judith Wasserheit (University of Washington), Jurgen Unutzer (University of Washington), Deepa Rao (University of Washington), Paul Bolton (Johns Hopkins University), Benita Beamon (University of Washington), and Lori Hunter (University of Colorado at Boulder).

Sixty abstracts touching on a wide variety of topics were accepted as posters will be displayed per day on Saturday and Sunday.

Among the many breakout sessions, topics include “The Understudy’s Role: Global Health’s Next Challenge;” “Non-communicable/Chronic Diseases;” “Super Powers in Global Health;” “Trauma and Conflict in Global Health;” “Health Care, A Human Right?” “Utilizing Storytelling and Multi-Media Tools in Global Health;” “The Environment and Food and Water Security;” and “Improving Global Health with New Technology.”

On Saturday evening, the event, “Testify, Demystify, Electrify, Occupy!” will be presented in conjunction with the Global 99 group on campus to address the ways occupy movements have the potential to improve the lives of people on a global scale. A closing session will address how we can move “Beyond Good Intentions” in global health and showcase ways participants can take action in ways that make a difference and consider important ethical concerns.

Registration is $50 for students and medical residents and $100 for community members. For more information and to register, please go to


Global Health Resource Center (GHRC)

Department of Global Health, University of Washington

Phone: 206.685.7362 | Fax: 206.685.8519

Email: ghrc

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