Explore Global Public Health Week Sept. 17-21

Published on August 29, 2018

global public health logoDiscover new opportunities and ideas during CPH Global Public Health Week! Learn about international research and practice, attend a study abroad fair, hear from expert speakers, and more!

Spotlight Series: Public Health Research and Practice in Georgia and Moldova
Sept. 17
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
C217 CPHB

Learn more about the current state of public health research and practice in the countries of Moldova and Georgia, as well as a sampling of their most pressing issues. Lunch provided. Presented by current Fogarty scholars:

  • Eka Burkadze | Tbilisi, Georgia | Tbilisi State University
  • Elena Gurghis | Chisinau, Moldova | Nicolae Testamitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy

Mobile Crisis Food Pantry Drive
Sept. 17-21

This year, the Global Public Health Week food drive will benefit the Mobile Crisis Food Pantry. Donations can be dropped in the bins available in the CPHB Atrium and the Interdisciplinary Studies office in the Communications Center any time during the week. See a list of suggested food items.

Study Abroad Fair
Sept. 18
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
University Capitol Centre, 2nd Floor

Don’t miss your chance to learn about over 200 study abroad opportunities! Whether you’re interested in studying abroad, doing research, or participating in an international internship there is something for you at the fair. You will be able to talk to study abroad advisors, faculty program directors, and even former student participants. All fair attendees will be entered to win a $500 scholarship to study abroad!

Meet-and-greet with Rick Johnston, Technical Office for World Health Organization Joint Monitoring Programme
Sept. 18
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
S162 (Dean’s Suite Conference Room) CPHB

Open to students, faculty, and staff. Rick Johnston leads the WHO half of the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene. Before joining WHO in 2013 he worked at Eawag: the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, and at UNICEF. He has over 25 years of experience on WASH in low- and middle-income countries, with a focus on monitoring and drinking water quality. He graduated from Grinnell College and holds degrees in environmental engineering from the Johns Hopkins University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene in the Sustainable Development Goals: Current Status and New Directions with Rick Johnston
Sept. 18
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
3655 Seamans Center

Rick Johnston leads the WHO half of the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene. Before joining WHO in 2013 he worked at Eawag: the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, and at UNICEF. He has over 25 years of experience on WASH in low- and middle-income countries, with a focus on monitoring and drinking water quality. He graduated from Grinnell College and holds degrees in environmental engineering from the Johns Hopkins University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This guest lecture is presented by the College of Engineering Sustainable Water Development Program in conjunction with the College of Public Health Global Public Health Initiative.

Global Public Health Keynote Lunch
Sept. 19
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
College of Public Health Building, 1st Floor Atrium

Join College of Public Health faculty, staff, and students for a luncheon with keynote speaker Amy Maxmen prior to her Global Public Health Week keynote lecture. Lunch provided.

Spotlight Series: Harnessing Data in a Global Health Crisis with Amy Maxmen
Sept. 19
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
N110 CPHB

Global Public Health Week keynote speaker Amy Maxmen will discuss her work in global health crises and the struggle many aid organization face to track, analyze and respond to information fast enough to provide help. Ms. Maxmen is a senior reporter at Nature. Her science writing has been featured in Wired, National Geographic, the New York Times, Newsweek and other publications. She is a fellow at the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, a partner of the University of Iowa. Selected works can be found at www.amymaxmen.com.

Pulitzer Center Reporting Fellowship Information Session
Sept. 19
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
C217 CPHB

Learn more about the 2019 summer reporting fellowship with the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting. As a member of the Pulitzer Center’s Campus Consortium, the University of Iowa College of Public Health and School of Journalism and Mass Communication partner to offer a summer global travel grant (fellowship) to a qualified student. The fellowships are open to upper-level undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in the College of Public Health (CPH) or the School of Journalism. Two fellowships are available for the 2019 summer term with a placement reserved for a student from each discipline. This information session is open to students in the UI College of Public Health and UI Adler School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Global Health Information Fair
Sept. 20
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
College of Public Health Building, 1st Floor Atrium

Visit with representatives from a variety of disciplines about opportunities to study abroad, opportunities for international experiential learning, and international fellowship and funding options within public health and the health sciences.

Global Poster Session
Sept. 20
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
College of Public Health Building, 1st Floor Atrium

Learn more about global and international research projects going on in public health and across campus.

MHIRT Program Information Session
Sept. 20
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
S162 (Dean’s Suite Conference Room) CPHB

Learn more about the MHIRT International Research Internship program. Open to both undergraduate and graduate students, this program offers internship placements in public health and the health sciences for students in Romania and Armenia. All placements are full-funded and off a living stipend for eligible students. Learn more at cph.uiowa.edu/mhirt

 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Sophie Switzer in advance at 319-384-4136 or sophie-switzer@uiowa.edu