This year, the Vanderbilt School of Medicine Global Health Organization will present World Health Week during Monday, February 25 - Friday, March 1. World Health Week is committed to spreading awareness about global health, and this year's theme is "Global Health and Anesthesia." Events include lunchtime talks and a global health symposium one evening. Lunch is offered with RSVP. Download the flyer.
Vanderbilt Medicine MD/MPH dual-degree candidate, Justin Banerdt, completed his fellowship year as a VECD Fogarty Global Health Fellow in July 2018. He spent his year conducting research focused on the prevalence and outcomes of delirium in a critically ill patient population with a high burden of HIV/AIDS at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka, Zambia. UTH is the teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Zambia School of Medicine (UNZA).
Sarah Heerboth, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Class of 2019 (expected), recently wrote an article reflecting on her experience working with Lwala Community Alliance in Kenya. Sarah worked at Lwala for her Integrated Science Course (ISC): Global Health, a research immersion course for third- and fourth-year medical students.
Two Vanderbilt MPH Program alumnae have been named 2018-2019 Global Health Corps (GHC) Fellows. Grace Umutesi, M.P.H. and Shellese Shemwell, M.P.H. will both work in Rwanda during the upcoming year. Umutesi will serve as a Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Officer with Health Development Initiative, and Shemwell has been named Integrated NCD Program Quality Improvement Coordinator with Partners in Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima.
Dagoberto Estévez-Ordóñez, M.D., was recently awarded the Sten H. Vermund Award for Excellence in Global Health. This award recognizes the graduating medical student who has most demonstrated a strong commitment to improving the health of the people of or from a low- or middle-income country through distinguished scholarship, education, and/or contributions to the improvement of clinical care. The award was established in 2017, to honor Dr. Sten H. Vermund who was the founding director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health.
This year, seven students graduated with a Master of Public Health in Global Health, and 11 received the Graduate Certificate in Global Health. The week leading up to Friday's commencement ceremony involved several events celebrating this year's Global Health graduates, including a dinner and graduation reception. MPH graduates received their diplomas during the commencement ceremony on May 11 in Langford Auditorium.
2018 World Health Week | February 19 – 23 Global Women’s Reproductive Health Organized by Vanderbilt Global Health Organization in partnership with Medical Students for Choice & Physicians for Human Rights, and funding provided by Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Office of Diversity Affairs and Council of Class Officers Daily schedule of guest speakers:
Program Details and RSVP links: Monday February 20, 12-1pm, LH 202 - Flexner Student Deans' Lectures
The VUSM Global Health Organization Presents: World Health Week 2016 | Feb 8 - 12 Please join us for these World Health Week lectures. Undergraduates, graduate students, medical students, faculty, and students from other schools are all welcome. Sponsored by the VUSM Global Health Organization. Lunch provided on a first come, first serve basis. Please RSVP for each event (links are bolded below).
The VUSM Global Health Organization Presents: World Health Week 2015 | April 6-10 MONDAY, April 6 | 12 -1 pm (411 LH) Traditional Chinese Medicine Lecture Dr. Chongbin Zhu, LAC, PhD Osher Center for Integrative Medicine Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Dr. Chongbin Zhu, LAC, Ph.D. is a practitioner of Traditional Acupuncture/Chinese Medicine. He is also a neuroscientist and pharmacologist and is a research faculty member at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr.
ID Grand Rounds Every Thursday – 12:00 to 1:00 pm Presented in A-2200 of Medical Center North (MCN) with Video Teleconferencing (VTC) to the 5th Floor Conference Room at 100 Oaks.
The Graduate Certificate is an interdisciplinary graduate-level certificate offered by the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) through Vanderbilt University and is a vital step in initiating and promoting joint training opportunities in global health between various departments and schools at Vanderbilt.