“We’re training the next generation of global leaders. Every graduate, from Spokane or Shanghai, leaves with a global perspective. The University of Washington is fostering global connections that build a better world. I invite you to learn more.” - UW President Ana Mari Cauce

November 2019 is the inaugural Global Month at the University of Washington. All month long, the university will celebrate the impact, network, community, and sprawling opportunities that extend all over the world. As part of the Global Month festivities, the Department of Global Health is hosting several events that highlight, foster, and encourage inclusive innovation that promotes public good and positions students of diverse perspectives to make a global impact.


November 1 – Presentation on FLAS Fellowship Opportunities + Networking Meeting

Harris Large Conference Room (Room 322): 9:30-10:45 a.m.

The application for the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship opens on November 1, 2019. At this meeting, learn about the fellowship (which supports undergraduate, graduate, and professional students) and is open to students from all UW departments. UW offers FLAS Fellowships in the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Bangla
  • Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian
  • Burmese
  • Chinese
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Indigenous languages spoken in Canada
  • Indonesian
  • Inuktitut
  • Japanese
  • Kazakh
  • Khmer
  • Korean
  • Persian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Swahili
  • Tagalog
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Urdu
  • Uyghur
  • Vietnamese
  • French (graduate students only)


November 4 – DGH New Leadership Meet & Greet with Susan Graham and Judd Walson

Harris Student Center (Room 312 A/B): 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Want to get to know the DGH leadership team? Join us on Monday, November 4 for an informal meeting with Judd Walson, our new Associate Chair of Education and Curriculum, and Susan Graham, the Vice Chair. Stop by to ask questions about the department and its programs, converse with students, faculty, and staff, share goals for the future, or inquire about Judd and Susan’s global health journeys. Light refreshments will be provided.


November 6 – How Can We Achieve Multidisciplinarity in Global Health? with Andrew Trister

Husky Union Building (Room 332): 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Dr. Andrew Trister is the Deputy Director of Digital Health and Innovation at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to working for the foundation, Trister was at Apple, where he led clinical research and machine learning efforts in health. He also completed his residency training in radiation oncology at the University of Washington. Come by HUB 332 on Wednesday, November 6 for a chance to hear Trister speak about his experiences and ask him any questions you may have!


November 14 – Perspectives: Partners in Health at 30

Husky Union Building (Room 250): 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Partners in Health CEO Sheila Davis will be speaking on the importance of advocating for nursing in global health. Davis was the Chief of Ebola Response for PIH, leading the organization’s response efforts during the height of the epidemic. This conversation will include real-life cases from her work, insights on how Partners in Health has grown, and highlight UW student nurses’ global impact.


November 15 – DGH Funding Opportunities for Fieldwork Information Session

South Campus Center (Room 303): 2:30-3:30 p.m.

The Department of Global Health offers six funding opportunities for travel support and fieldwork experiences. The following are available for both graduate and professional students, as well as medical residents.

  • Warren George Povey Endowed Fund for Global Health Students Fellowship
  • Global Mental Health Fellowship
  • Global Opportunities in Health (GO Health) Fellowship
  • Stergachis Endowed Fellowship for International Exchange Fellowship
  • Thomas Francis, Jr. Global Health Fellowship
  • Strengthening Care Opportunities through Partnership in Ethiopia (SCOPE) Fellowship

Before the application windows open on February 3, 2020, come learn more about each fellowship and the opportunities they offer! Each fellowship is administered by the Global Health Resource Center, which provides assistance for the costs of doing fieldwork outside of Seattle.


November 19 – Exploring Global Health Career Opportunities at USAID

Harris Large Conference Room (Room 322): 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Do you have interest in working with the US Agency for International Development (USAID)? This information session (which can also be accessed virtually at http://bit.ly/UWGlobalHealth), offers a chance to learn about USAID’s current positions and professional development benefits. Plus, learn firsthand what makes for a successful application!