Join the Global Health Initiative on Monday, October 22, 2012, to celebrate its inaugural Global Health Day and the launch of the University of Chicago Center for Global Health. Global Health Day will be an opportunity to bring the University of Chicago campus together to celebrate our ongoing commitment to global health.
Opportunities in Global Health for Trainees and Health Professionals
Monday, October 22, 2012, 12:00-1:00pm, Medical Center, Billings Auditorium, P-117
Are you a student, trainee or health professional interested in ways to become involved in global health? Attend this interdisciplinary panel discussion hosted by the Global Health Initiative on ways to engage in meaningful international opportunities. Additionally, recruitment information will be provided on the Global Health Service Partnership collaboration with Peace Corps.
Box lunches will be provided
Pam Aitchison, RN; Program Manager, NorthShore Center for Simulation & Innovation (NCSI)
Evan Lyon, MD; Assistant Professor, Pritzker School of Medicine; Clinical Director, Right to Health Care program, Partners in Health
Funmi Olopade, MD; Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor in Medicine and Human Genetics; Associate Dean for Global Health; Director, Global Health Initiative
Nirav Shah, JD, MD; Associate, Sidley Austin LLP; Lecturer, Pritzker School of Medicine
Aisha Sethi, MD; Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Infectious Diseases and Global Health
Monday, October 22, 2012, 4:00pm
Assembly Hall, International House, 1414 East 59th Street
This event is free and open to the public, and does not require an RSVP.
This event will feature a keynote address from the Honorable Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues. GHI will also announce the winners of this year's student Global Health Photography Contest during the reception following the event.
More information and directions to the International House.
Ambassador Melanne Verveer
President Barack Obama appointed Melanne Verveer as Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues. The President’s decision to create a position of Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues is unprecedented, and reflects the elevated importance of these issues to the President and his entire Administration. In her capacity as director of the Department of State’s new office on Global Women’s Issues, Ambassador Verveer coordinates foreign policy issues and activities relating to the political, economic and social advancement of women around the world. She mobilizes concrete support for women’s rights and political and economic empowerment through initiatives and programs designed to increase women’s and girls’ access to education and health care, to combat violence against women and girls in all its forms, and to ensure that women's rights are fully integrated with human rights in the development of U.S. foreign policy.
Ambassador Verveer most recently served as Chair and Co-CEO of Vital Voices Global Partnership, an international nonprofit she co-founded. Vital Voices invests in emerging women leaders and works to expand women’s roles in generating economic opportunity, promoting political participation, and safeguarding human rights. Prior to her work with Vital Voices, Ambassador Verveer served as Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the First Lady in the Clinton Administration and was chief assistant to then-First Lady Hillary Clinton in all her wide-ranging international activities to advance women’s rights and further social development, democracy and peace-building initiatives. She also led the effort to establish the President’s Interagency Council on Women. Prior to her time in the White House, Ambassador Verveer served in a number of leadership roles in public policy organizations and as legislative staff.
Ambassador Verveer has a B.A. and M.A. from Georgetown University. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Women’s Foreign Policy Group, and numerous other organizations.
This event is cosponsored in part by the International House and the Center for International Studies Norman Wait Harris Memorial Fund.