CGH’s Yarris Receives Ersted Award for Specialized Pedagogy

Kristin Yarris is an assistant professor in the Department of International Studies and is affiliated with the Center for Latina/o and Latin American Studies, the Center for the Study of Women in Society, and the Center for Global Health. Yarris’s teaching broadly addresses the political-economic and social-cultural determinants of health and the relationship between population health and development processes in contemporary global contexts.

Yarris has developed innovative courses, adding to the breadth and depth of curricula offered by the Department of International Studies. One of her areas of expertise is transnational migration, focusing on the Americas. Yarris creatively and critically examines representations of the circulation of Central American and Mexican migrants through what she describes as a zone of transit in western Mexico. Another research area focuses on psychiatry, mental illness, and mental health care in Mexico. She studies the social determinants of health and well-being and the cultural shaping of illness and distress in different global locations.

Kristin Yarris with UO Provost and Senior Vice President Scott Coltrane

Students and colleagues admire Yarris’s energy and dedication. One student writes: “Kristin Yarris is an incredible professor. Her passion for global health is inspiring and it is evident that she wants students to succeed and love global health as much as she has.”

In recognition of her achievement and expertise in the area of global health, Kristin Yarris is a recipient of a 2017 Ersted Award for Specialized Pedagogy.

Abstract Submission and Registration for the 2017 APRU Global Health Conference Now Open

The 2017 APRU Global Health Program Conference, to be hosted by University of the Philippines, will take place on October 16-19, 2017, in Manila.

This year’s conference theme is “Environmental Exposures & Cancer in the Pacific Rim”, as a large proportion of the Pacific Rim’s cancer burden is related to environmental exposures, including indoor and outdoor air pollution, and occupational exposures.

Dr. Curtis Harris, from the U.S. National Cancer Institute, will present a keynote on research on biomarkers of cancer. Two optional workshops- one on Substance Abuse in the Philippines and another on Migration in the Pacific Rim- will also be held on October 16th.

The conference will provide leading experts, practitioners, policy makers and early career researchers a critical platform to share latest research and knowledge in relation to prevention of cancer and other non-communicable diseases, environmental health and occupational health. The workshop will conclude with a field trip featuring the UP campus and highlights of Manila.


Abstract Submission and Poster Contest

Abstracts submissions for the 2017 APRU Global Health Program is open now.

For a full list of abstract themes and to submit an abstract please see the Global Health Hub conference web pages.

Abstract submission is open until July 1, 2017. Notices of acceptance will be sent by July 15, 2017.

For information about the Student Poster Contest and for submission please click here.

See the draft conference agenda here


For information about fees, conference registration and accommodation details please see the APRU Global Health web pages or contact Mellissa Withers

UO professor awarded fellowship for research on TB in India

Bharat Venkat, a new UO assistant professor of anthropology was recently awarded an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship for his research on tuberculosis in colonial and postcolonial India. Dr. Venkat is one of 71 recipients of the prestigious award and plans to complete his first book, “India after Antibiotics: Tuberculosis at the Limits of Cure” with support from the ALCS fellowship.

The full article can be found here.


Original article published by Around the O.