Global Health Symposium

May 18-19, 2017
University of Oregon

This symposium, sponsored by the UO Center for Global Health, gathers together local, national, and international programmers, practitioners, researchers and teachers in the field of global health to participate in a series of discussions aimed at strengthening the development of a new undergraduate program in global health at the University of Oregon.

Thursday, May 18th, 2017 – Day One
EMU Diamond Lake Room
National and international experts share experience on program development, curriculum building, and internships at U.S. institutions.

9:15 am – Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:30 am – 10:45 am
Plenary 1: History of Program Development: Challenges, Opportunities, and Lessons Learned
Panel Moderator: Kristin Yarris, Department of International Studies


11:15 am – 12:30 pm
Plenary 2: Building Interdisciplinary Curriculum in Global Health for Undergraduates
Panel Moderator: Melissa Graboyes, Clark Honors College


2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Plenary 3:  Developing Field Experiences, Internships, and Partnerships in Global Health
Panel Moderators: Janis Weeks, Department of Biology and Jeffrey Measelle, Department of Psychology 


4:00 pm – Public Talk
Knight Library Browsing Room
“Everyone Has a Little Mental Illness: Extraordinary Conditions as Human Experience”
Dr. Janis Jenkins, Dept. of Anthropology and Global Health Program, UCSD.




Friday, May 19, 2017 – Day Two
EMU Crater Lake South
Researchers and Practitioners from Oregon Universities and Partner Institutions Engage in Discussion about Curriculum Building, Internship Development, and Research Collaborations.

9:15 am – Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:30 am – 10:45 am
Roundtable 1:  Curriculum-Building across Oregon Universities: Opportunities, Ideas, Challenges
Panel Moderator: Mary Wood, Department of English


11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Roundtable 2:
 Internship Opportunities in Oregon and Beyond: Developing Field Experience in Global/Local Public Health.
Panel Moderators: Jeffrey Measelle, Department of Psychology and Kristin Yarris, Department of International Studies


1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Roundtable 3: Building Research Collaborations in Global/Local Health across Oregon
Panel Moderator: Josh Snodgrass, Department of Anthropology

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Public Talk
EMU Crater Lake North
“Building Global Health Alliances: Lessons from NIH-Academia-Foreign Government Collaborative Efforts to Prevent Food (Cassava) Brain Toxicity”
Desire Tshala-Katumbay, Associate Professor of Neurology, OHSU School of Medicine; Faculty Affiliate, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health; Visiting Professor of Neurology, Kinshasa School of Medicine, Democratic Republic of Congo

4:30 pm – 5:30 pmClosing Remarks and Reception

All events are free and open to the public.  If you are interested in attending, please register here.