Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Kane Hall, Room 210

Join this evening of discussion about health inequality in America with David Cay Johnston, investigative journalist and the winner of a 2001 Pulitzer Prize. His newly released book, Divided, collects the writings of leading scholars, activists, and journalists to provide an illuminating, multifaceted look at inequality in America. Prof. Stephen Bezruchka contributed a chapter (Inequality Kills),  which has been excerpted by the Boston Review. Copies of Divided will be available for sale at the event.

Event sponsored by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, University Bookstore, Population Health Forum, and the Health Equity Circle.

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 9:30 am - 11:30 am. Seattle Children’s Roosevelt Commons Admin Building, Rm 4040 A/B (4300 Roosevelt Way)

Pacfic Northwest Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE) presents: "Infographics and Visual Information" featuring Amy Balliett, Co-owner of Seattle-based Killer Infographics. Discover how infographics, motion graphics and interactive infographics can help you reach your target audience, communicate your message, get results, save lives and make the world a better place. Register at www.pnwsophe.org. Registration: Students: $15, Members: $25, Non-members: $35. Fee includes 2 M/CHES credits. For more information: Taryn Oestreich, 425.286.4948.

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm. Turner Auditorium, Health Sciences Building, Room D-209

Department of Global Health students present: "To Hell with Good Intentions" featuring the Global Health MPH Student Committee. This seminar happens every Friday of Spring quarter at 12:30 p.m. This quarter’s presentations will bring Global Health MPH faculty, researchers from various UW departments, and visiting activists and scholars who will introduce their interdisciplinary, global perspectives and expertise on various topics related to Neocolonialism. The seminar is intended to be participatory, contentious, interactive, raucous, and controversial; in other words, a good learning environment to stimulate critical thinking. Please join us!

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, first floor, to right of elevators, Room G1-006

University of Washington and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance present: Stephen Gloyd, MD, MPH on "Global Health Systems and Chronic Disease Management.” Gloyd is a family practice physician, and University of Washington faculty member; He is Associate Chair for Education and Curriculum in the Department of Global Health, and he has worked for over 30 years in Africa, Latin America, and Asia as a clinician, manager, researcher, teacher, and policy advocate. His work has focused on strengthening Primary Health Care and using health systems research to improve care. Boxed lunch available. Note: The Q&A will be followed by Bernhard H Weigl, PhD on "Cancer diagnostics for low resource settings” at 12:30 p.m. For more information: Jchase1@seattlecca.org.

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, first floor, to right of elevators, Room G1-006

University of Washington and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance present: Bernhard H Weigl, PhD  on "Cancer diagnostics for low resource settings.” Weigl is a Senior Technology Officer at PATH, and Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington Department Of Bioengineering. Dr. Weigl received his M.Sc and Ph.D. from Karl-Franzens-University Graz and has completed post-doctoral studies at the University of Southampton and the University of Washington. He has authored more than 100 scientific papers and is an inventor on over 80 US patents and patent applications. Boxed lunch available. Note: This lecture is preceded by Stephen Gloyd, MD, MPH on “Global health systems and chronic disease management” at 12:00 p.m. For more information: Jchase1@seattlecca.org.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm. Ninth and Jefferson Building, Room 1309 (908 Jefferson Street)

The Kenya Research Program presents: "Breastmilk and Infant Feeding Study" featuring Bourke Betz, MS student. This is a weekly seminar on Wednesdays.
For more information: Margaret Thompson, mbarrett@u.washington.edu.

Friday, May 2, 2014 - 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm. Turner Auditorium, Health Sciences Building, Room D-209

Department of Global Health students present: "Human Trafficking" featuring Norma Timbang, MSW, Lecturer, UW School of Social Work. This seminar happens every Friday of Spring quarter at 12:30 p.m. This quarter’s presentations will bring Global Health MPH faculty, researchers from various UW departments, and visiting activists and scholars who will introduce their interdisciplinary, global perspectives and expertise on various topics related to Neocolonialism. The seminar is intended to be participatory, contentious, interactive, raucous, and controversial; in other words, a good learning environment to stimulate critical thinking.  Please join us!

Monday, May 5, 2014 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Foege Auditorium, Room S-060, (Foege Building South/Genome Sciences), 3720 15th Ave. N.E.

Washington Global Health Alliance presents: "The Gun Violence Morass: Science Can Get Us out of It" featuring Mark Rosenberg, MD, MPP, President and CEO of the Task Force for Global Health. Lecture at 4:00 p.m., followed by a networking reception at 5:00 p.m. For more information: ghrc@uw.edu.
Dr. Rosenberg has broad experience in medicine and public health, ranging from infectious diseases, to injuries, and mental health. Before joining The Task Force in 1999, Dr. Rosenberg served 20 years with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including early work in smallpox eradication, enteric diseases, and HIV/AIDS. He was instrumental in establishing CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) and became the first permanent director in 1994, serving as director and Assistant Surgeon General until 1999. He has worked with President Oscar Arias of Costa Rica to organize a coalition to address road traffic injuries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
Dr. Rosenberg has done research and consulted widely on effective collaboration in global health and is the lead author of the book Real Collaboration: What Global Health Needs to Succeed (2010). Dr. Rosenberg is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), where he served 7 years on the Board on Global Health and co-chaired the Forum on Global Violence Prevention. He was co-editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion. He serves on the faculty of Emory University School of Medicine, the Rollins School of Public Health, and Morehouse School of Medicine.
Join the Facebook event!

Monday, May 5, 2014 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Harris Hydraulics, large conference room on 3rd floor

The Residents and Fellows Global Health Seminar presents: Sachita Shah, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine and Author of Partner's in Health Manual of Ultrasound for Resource-Limited Settings on "Discussion and Case Presentations of Ultrasound Use in Low and Middle Income Countries." Facilitated by Jody Waldron, MD, Resident, Internal Medicine, CEPI Global Health Chief Resident, 2014-2015.

This seminar is planned by and designed for residents and fellows in all disciplines. It will occur regularly on the first Monday of every month at the time and place above. Sessions focus on other topics of general interest for doctors with an interest in pursuing global health as part of their career and provide a forum for everyone to interact and engage in discussions. Please send suggestions for future seminars to Carey Farquhar (cfarq@uw.edu) and indicate whether you would be interested in organizing a session. 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. South Campus Center, Room 303

UW Centers for Comparative and Health Systems Effectiveness (CHASE) Alliance present: "Recent Health Care Reform In China: The Role of Government” feautring Professor Emeritus Teh-Wei Hu, PhD, University of California, Berkeley. He will discuss the challenges of implementing the 2009 health care reforms. For more information: Sean D. Sullivan, sdsull@uw.edu.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm. Ninth and Jefferson Building, Room 1309 (908 Jefferson Street)

The Kenya Research Program presents:  "Adding a Qualitative Component to an RCT of Home-Based Partner HIV Testing (HOPE Study)" with Daisy Krakowiak, PhD student. This is a weekly seminar on Wednesdays. For more information: Margaret Thompson, mbarrett@u.washington.edu.

Friday, May 9, 2014 - 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm. Turner Auditorium, Health Sciences Building, Room D-209

Department of Global Health students present: "Privilege and Control" featuring Bill Talbott, PhD, UW Professor of Philosophy. This seminar happens every Friday of Spring quarter at 12:30 p.m. This quarter’s presentations will bring Global Health MPH faculty, researchers from various UW departments, and visiting activists and scholars who will introduce their interdisciplinary, global perspectives and expertise on various topics related to Neocolonialism. The seminar is intended to be participatory, contentious, interactive, raucous, and controversial; in other words, a good learning environment to stimulate critical thinking. Please join us!

Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 8:30 am - Monday, May 12, 2014 - 3:00 pm. The Washington Hilton, Washington D.C.

Consortium of Universities for Global Health’s (CUGH) presents: Universities 2.0: Advancing the Global Health Agenda in the Post-MDG Era. This conference will showcase leading scientific advances in addressing the complex challenges we face. As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) come to an end in 2015, we will look at the future of the global health enterprise. The program reflects this environment. Some of the stellar speakers confirmed include President of the World Bank Jim Kim, MD, PhD; former Head of UNAIDS and current Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Peter Piot, MD, PhD; and Head of the Earth Institute at Columbia University Jeff Sachs, PhD. We also will have a special lecture by the winner of the 2014 Gairdner Awards’ Global Health Awardee, with an introduction by King Holmes, MD, PhD, Chair of the University of Washington Department of Global Health. The 3-day meeting will provide outstanding opportunities to learn about new scientific advances, participate in practical workshops, network, and develop new partnerships with global health leaders across disciplines. There will be exhibits and abstract presentations, and workshops, as well as special features on innovation and new technologies.

For questions, contact Doris Steinbach at: info@2014cughconference.org.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Health Sciences Building, Room A-420 (Hogness )

The Search Committee for the next Chair and Professor, Department of Global Health presents: Carlos del Rio, MD, Hubert Professor and Chair of the Hubert  Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University. For more information, contact Ashlee Harty, hartya@uw.edu.

Friday, May 16, 2014 - 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm. Turner Auditorium, Health Sciences Building, Room D-209

Department of Global Health students present: "Patent Rights, International Trade Law and Access to Medicine" featuring Jeff Lane, JD, MPH, Clinical Instructor of Global Health. This seminar happens every Friday of Spring quarter at 12:30 p.m. This quarter’s presentations will bring Global Health MPH faculty, researchers from various UW departments, and visiting activists and scholars who will introduce their interdisciplinary, global perspectives and expertise on various topics related to Neocolonialism. The seminar is intended to be participatory, contentious, interactive, raucous, and controversial; in other words, a good learning environment to stimulate critical thinking. Please join us!