Global Health Career Week

Monday, May 4th to Monday, May 11th, 2015

The Department of Global Health has a full week of great events for anyone interested in global health. Our marquee event is the Global Healthies Award Ceremony on Thursday. We also have a Career Fair with more than 20 organizations, a Trivia Night with Prof. Stephen Gloyd, a film on global mental health, a faculty research seminar on the global burden of cardiovascular disease, several information sessions and discussions, and two opportunities to work out with our wonderful staff.

For questions or more information about this year’s featured events, please contact Eaden Andu, a MSWc practicum student coordinating the week, at or follow Global Health Career Week on Facebook.

Monday, May 4th

Faculty Research Seminar: "Measuring the Global Burden of Cardiovascular Disease" presented by Gregory Roth, MD, MPH | 4pm-6pm, Foege Building, Room S-110 (3720 15th Ave NE)

Gregory Roth, MD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) from the Division of Cardiology at the University of Washington (UW). His research focuses on global health surveillance, population health, and cardiovascular quality and outcomes. For IHME's Integrated Surveillance Systems research team, he applies his clinical expertise in cardiovascular disease to a range of research programs relating to health disparities in the United States, the global burden of cardiovascular disease, and development of integrated health surveillance systems. A networking reception will follow from 5-6pm.

Tuesday, May 5th

Global Health Graduate Certificates Information Session | 12:30pm-1:30pm, Parrington Hall Commons, Room 308

Come have lunch with Katie Wakefield (Graduate Advisor, Department of Global Health) and Andrew Lewis (Program Manager, Global WACh) and learn about the four global health certificates available for all graduate students. Non-global health graduate students are encouraged to attend.

  • Global Health
  • Global Health of Women, Adolescent and Children (Global WACh)
  • Global Injury and Prevention

Wednesday, May 6th

Global Health Career Fair | 10am-2pm, Mary Gates Hall Commons (1st Floor)

This exciting annual event is designed to be a learning opportunity about the work local global health organizations do, what skills, education and experience are valued by these organizations, what the hiring process are like, and more. Representatives from over 20 global health organizations will be available to answer students’ questions and to offer insightful information about career paths in the global health field. See what organizations are participating this year.

“International Health Service Abroad” Student Panel | 6pm-7:30pm, Foege Auditorium (Foege Building South/Genome Sciences, Room S-060)

Do you have thoughts about serving in health service projects abroad? Have questions on how to search and apply for opportunities abroad? Wonder what it is like to live and work in another country? This student panel features current UW graduate and PhD students who were abroad for various health service projects and can answer your questions!

Thursday, May 7th

Global Health Minor Information Session l 3:30pm-430pm, Raitt Hall, Room 229

Are you interested in complementing your undergraduate education with a minor in global health? Come meet with the Global Health Minor Advisors, Jessica Harkhani and Amman Girma from the Global Health Resource Center (GHRC)!

Friday, May 8th

Global Health Trivia Night l 5pm-7pm, Foege Vista Cafe (Foege Building South/Genome Sciences, 2nd Floor)

Join us for a fun night of trivia related to Global Health topics. Come socialize with faculty members and students, test your knoweldge and win great prizes! Dr. Stephen Gloyd (Associate Chair, Department of Global Health) will be our featured MC!

Monday, May 11th

Department of Global Health (DGH) Global Healthies: Student, Medical Resident, and Fellow Poster Session and Awards Ceremony l 5pm-7:30pm Kane Hall, Walker Ames Room

Come see how current UW students, medical residents and Department of Global Health fellows are involved in global health! Poster session presenters will present their work and are eligible for one of five &500 awards. After the poster session, The Global Healthies Award Ceremony will be held at 6pm, folowed by socializing reception.