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The Center for Global Health (CGH) is an interdisciplinary program dedicated to improving health and well-being through education, research and training, and service in partnership with communities in the United States and around the world. Because so many academic disciplines are needed to address the challenges of global health, CGH leverages the unique institutional strength of the University of Chicago to bring together faculty and students from different schools and programs on campus.

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How would you reinvent foreign aid?

How would you reinvent foreign aid? Share your ideas about the best way to deliver aid to people in need in the Global Development Network's essay contest this summer! Co-sponsored by the Gates Foundation, this contest aims to find up to twenty fresh ideas for how to allocate foreign and non-governmental aid in years to come. Check out this link for more details! 

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CSIS Internship Opportunity

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC is hiring research interns for their Global Health Policy Center over the fall semester. It is a paid internship and a great opportunity for recent graduates looking to dive into a career in global health. Check out this link to the application!

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Career Webinar from Global Health Professionals

Next Thursday, USAID is hosting a webinar entitled " An online career conversation with global health professionals." If you're interested in pursuing a career in global health, be sure to check this link out!

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Internship Opportunity at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Interested in global health, science policy, and/or communications? The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene is seeking a recent or current graduate/undergraduate to assist the Communications Director and Executive Director with a wide range of activities, working in diseases like malaria, Ebola, and cholera. Other tasks include preparing for November’s Annual Meeting with keynote speaker Bill Gates and interacting with the Gates Foundation team, proofreading and fact-checking articles, contributing to reports, and planning content for blog posts.

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West African Ebola Outbreak is now a "Sub-Regional Crisis," says the WHO

The West African Ebola outbreak has spread into what the WHO calls a "sub-regional crisis," and is now "the deadliest and largest [ebola outbreak] since the virus was first detected in 1976." However, according to a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) press release, MSF is currently the only aid organization providing treatment and support to victims of the outbreak.

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The Health Data Revolution: Where is it headed?

The use of large amounts of patient data in medicine has been on the rise for some time. If the massive amounts of what Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius terms "lazy data" could be put to work, drastic changes in the set-up of American - and potentially global - health care systems may be observed. This NPR article hints that with the advent of Open FDA, a large public database of FDA information, this "health data revolution" may be underway.

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Paul Farmer to Speak this Thursday at the University of Chicago

The Annual Robert M. Kirschner Lecture, sponsored by the Human Rights Program, is set to take place this Thursday at 6:30 PM in the International House. This year's lecture will feature the prominent global health advocate Paul Farmer (MD, PhD), who co-founded the NGO Partners in Health and has worked in countries such as Haiti and Rwanda to build health equity. Dr. Farmer will discuss the relationship between health and human rights and reflect upon his experiences working in global health.

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Models of Global Health: The Way Forward

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The Real Africa: New York Times Article

David Brooks, an Op-Ed columnist at the New York Times, shares his perspective on how the world views Africa and the many nations which comprise it. Check out the article at this link for a really great read! 

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AORTIC North American Reception

The Center for Global Health wants to invite you to the African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) North American Reception taking place Friday, May 30, 2014 from 3:00 - 5:00pm at the Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery, room 1103. The reception will highlight AORTIC cancer activities and will provide a networking forum to connect African investigators with cancer scientists here at the University.

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National Women’s Health Week is May 11-17!

Check out this link to see some ways you and the women you love can participate: • Pledge to be a well woman - www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw/learn/pledge • Schedule your well-woman checkup and encourage the women you love to schedule their well-woman checkup - National Women’s Checkup Day is May 12th

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CGH Faculty to Speak at Social Service Administration Conference Today and Tomorrow

On Tuesday and Wednesday, May 13 and 14, the school of Social Service Administration (SSA) is holding a day-long conference about Global Perspectives on Adolescent Health and Economic Strengthening. The event will feature over a dozen speakers, including the CGH's Dr. Funmi Olopade and Prof. Fred Ssewamala. Dr.

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Second Annual J.A. Atanda Lecture Held at the University of Chicago

On the evening of Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014, a group of students, faculty, and other distinguished guests came together at the University of Chicago’s International House for the Second Annual J.A. Atanda Memorial Lecture.

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Second Annual J.A. Atanda Lecture Held at the University of Chicago

   

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Exposed: The Race Against Tuberculosis

Drug-resistant tuberculosis is one of the world's most pressing public health crises, especially due to the long-term, expensive nature of the treatment for this disease, which can be inaccessible to some of the most at-risk populations for tuberculosis. However, the race to find a vaccine for tuberculosis is progressing rapidly, and new clinical trials have brought hope to the fight against the disease.

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Register for the State of the Cancer Union: Minority Report!

The 2014 State of Cancer Minority Report in Chicago is happening tomorrow! This event will feature a keynote address from oncologists from Northwestern University's Lurie Cancer Center as well as hors d'oevres and cocktails.

Click here to register!

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Vote online to support UChicago's chapter of GlobeMed!

GlobeMed at the University of Chicago is partnered with a community-health NGO in Peru called ASPAT-Peru which helps TB patients in Lima get back on their feet. Earlier this spring one of their chapter members Ali Greatsinger entered the Microsoft Youth Spark Contest with our pilot breakfast program for TB patients in Lima called Desayunos. They're one of the top 20 finalists (!), and if their video gets enough FB likes they could win both: 1) ~$7,000 2) Microsoft support for Desayunos

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EPA Fellowship Opportunity for Undergrads

Are you an undergraduate who is interested in environmental studies or community health? Be sure to check out the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Summer Fellowship Program! You can follow this link to their website or read on for more details.

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Come to the Second Annual Atanda Lecture: Indirect Rule and the Elasticity of Politics and Power

The Tonda Foundation, the Center for Global Health, the International House Global Voices, and the Committee on African Studies invite you to attend the Second Annual J.A. Atanda Memorial Lecture. This lecture is held annually in memory of Professor J.A. Atanda, who was a prominent and fondly remembered professor of History at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Professor Toyin Falola, PhD, of the University of Texas will give a lecture on the topic of indirect rule.

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CGH to co-sponsor workshops in Ibadan, Nigeria

CGH is excited to be working with the University of Ibadan in Ibadan, Nigeria to host two advanced training workshops for healthcare professionals. See the posters below for details!

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Dr. Aisha Sethi Gives Interview with the Carter Center

Aisha Sethi, MD, lent her expertise to the Voice of America in an interview about the Carter Center's efforts to eradicate river blindness, a neglected tropical disease. Dr. Sethi is an assistant professor of infectious diseases at the University of Chicago Medical Center, an expert on common and complex skin-related diseases, and an active member of the Center for Global Health's faculty steering committee.

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Science Magazine Publishes Special Section on Breast Cancer

Science Magazine has published a special in-depth look at the state of breast cancer treatment and research worldwide. See the following link for more information:

http://www.sciencemag.org/site/special/breastcancer/index.xhtml

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Dayo Olopade Book Reading Next Week!

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Global Health Seminar: Working with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health

On Monday, March 10, Mihir Mankad and Brian Citro, former Senior Research Officers for the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, came to speak at the University of Chicago in partnership with the Center for Global Health.

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Undergraduate Students Engage with Global Health in Paris Class

This winter, several undergraduate students traveled to the University of Chicago's Paris Center to participate in a study abroad program called Paris: Biology; Topics in Perception and Communication, from Biology to Global Health. A large component of this program was the recently pioneered Introduction to Global Health course, taught by Drs. Funmi and Sola Olopade (respectively the Director and Clinical Director of the CGH).

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Come to the Global Health Speaker Series March 10th Talk!

Are you interested in the intersection of health and human rights?

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Global Health Summer opportunity

Looking for a way to get involved in global health this summer? Apply for an internship at Abbott Laboratories this summer! They are sponsoring a 12 to 16 week summer project to develop a healthcare partnership for access to medicine in any of these countries: Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, Pakistan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Colombia, Brazil and Mexico.

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Captain David Blazes Discusses Military Contributions to Global Health

On Friday, February 14th, Captain David Blazes (MD/MPH) of the US Navy came to speak at the University of Chicago in partnership with the Center for Global Health.

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Today is World Cancer Day! Read about the World Cancer Report 2014

 

Global battle against cancer won’t be won with treatment alone:

Effective prevention measures urgently needed to prevent cancer crisis

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization, is today launching World Cancer Report 2014, a collaboration of over 250 leading scientists from more than 40 countries, describing multiple aspects of cancer research and control.

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Liese Pruitt, CGH-sponsored medical student, celebrates Thanksgiving in Nigeria!

 

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The Center for Global Health visits the 2013 AORTIC Conference in South Africa!

AORTIC International Cancer Conference 2013:UChicago Center for Global Health Reporting from Durban, South Africa

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Typhoon in the Philippines: How to Help

 

The Center for Global Health urges all those interested in supporting the relief effort in the Philippines to check out the following links for ways to donate:

International Committee of the Red Cross/Philippine Red Cross

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GlobeMed hosts Global Health Film Festival!

GlobeMed's Global Health Film Festival Saturday, November 16th, 2013 -- 12pm-10:30pm, Logan Center for the Arts Screening Room F I L M S

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"An Integrated Approach to Women's Health" to Air on CAN TV

The Center for Global Health is pleased to announce that "An Integrated Approach to Women's Health," the keynote address and panel from our Global Health Week in October, will air on the local access channel CAN TV next week! If you couldn't make it to the event in person, be sure to check out the recording, which will air at the following times:

 

Sunday, November 3rd, 11:30 AM, Channel 21 Tuesday,  November 5th, 8:00 AM, Channel 19 Wednesday,  November 6th, 12:00 PM, Channel 21

 

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Transforming Healthcare in Africa: The Kenyan Story

 

Dr. Sylvester Kimaiyo, Program Manager, AMPATH  Dr. Joseph Mamlin, Consortium Director, Clinical Services, and Cofounder, AMPATH Dr. Martin Were, Chief Medical Information Officer, AMPATH; and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine Moderated by Niamh King, Vice President, Programs, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

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Event Announcement: "Pathways to Sustainable Food and Climate Futures"

Event Announcement: "Pathways to Sustainable Food and Climate Futures"

 

Pathways to Sustainable Food and Climate Futures

High-resolution multi-model assessments of climate change and extreme weather impacts to agriculture

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 12:00-1:00 PM Searle 240A

 

Joshua Elliott

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Dr. Funmi Olopade to Receive Global Citizen Award at AWDF Summit

Open to the public, African Women's Development Fund (AWDF) USA is convening an exciting Pan-African women's health summit in Chicago on September 14th. In addition to examining the global dimensions of the chronic diseases that increasingly affect African-descent women throughout Africa and its diaspora, this special event will honor Dr. Funmi Olopade, our opening keynote speaker, who will also receive the New Global Citizen Award as well as founding AWDF USA donors and leaders, the late Bob Howard and his wife, our former board chair, Barbara Phillips.

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Save the Date: Global Health Week 2013

CGH is excited to announce our second annual Global Health celebration, which will take place on The University of Chicago campus from Wednesday October 16th to October 18th. This year, we are planning a series of events spanning multiple days with the aim of introducing students, professionals, and the academic community across all sectors to new opportunities and insights in the field of global health. Our events will include a career panel, a student-led global health research symposium and a Keynote panel discussion.

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Global Engagement - UChicago and Turkey

University Signs Educational Understanding with Turkey, Hosts Minister of Foreign Affairs

The University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy Studies and the Center for Strategic Research in the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs have signed an agreement to mutually promote research and educational exchanges.

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New Global Health Certificate Program

In response to rising interest from University of Chicago students in addressing health related issues that cross national borders and affect the well-being of people around the world, the Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy (GPHAP) has collaborated with the Global Health Initiative and the Pritzker School of Medicine to develop a new Global Health Certificate Program at the School of Social Service Administration (SSA).

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GHI on Pritzker Podcast

In a two-part episode, Pritzker Podcast features the Global Health Initiative and global health opportunities for Pritzker medical students. Part one of the podcast includes discussions with Dr. Funmi Olopade and Dr. John Schneider. Part two will feature a Pritzker student perspective from Kunmi Sobowale, a third year Pritzker student.

The Pritzker Podcast is an online radio program for pre-medical students produced by the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

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