November 28 – December 2, 2016
We hope to see you at an event or two during this important week of highlighting global health issues from Wisconsin neighborhoods to nations around the Globe. There are over 20 diverse events occurring during this 6th Annual Week. Please stay tuned to our website as events are being updated regularly.
Please join us for a week of learning:
2016 Events (PDF) Revised 11/28
2016 Flier (PDF)
2016 Research Poster Presentations (PDF)
2016 Menu (PDF)
A new talk was just added for Wednesday, November 30 at 1 p.m. in the Children's Hospital Auditorium: "Diagnosis and Management of Malnutrition" by Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Dr. Nicole St Clair.
If you are interested in your department hosting an event during the 2017 Global Health Week (November 27 – December 1) please contact Office of Global Health Program Manager, Tifany Frazer.
November 30 – December 4, 2015
Thank you for joining us at the 20+ diverse events and activities around health topic areas that crossed all four MCW missions: education, research, patient care, and community engagement that occurred during the fifth annual Global Health Week at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
- Over 1,200 trainees, staff, faculty, health care professionals, and community members actively participated in the week’s events
- 16 research posters were presented representing six departments/centers
- An inaugural, two day conference on Refugee and Recent Immigrant health and wellness gathered over 200 multidisciplinary professionals from 10 cities, representing 62 agencies and 16 professional fields
- Here, There, and Elsewhere: Refugee Families in Milwaukee a collection of 30 photographs is featured in the Todd Wehr Library through December 16
This year's Global Health Week featured a timely two-day conference (Dec 3 & 4) entitled Our City of Nations: Supporting Milwaukee's Refugee and Recent Immigrant Populations. The conference explained the core competencies and integrative strategies we as a community of multidisciplinary providers need to enhance the care for the region’s diverse refugee and recent immigrant populations.
Read the Consensus Statement on Best Practices for Refugee Care in Southeast Wisconsin (PDF) and the conference executive summary (PDF).
December 1 – 5, 2014
The fourth annual MCW Global Health Week had an extraordinary diversity of local, regional, and international speakers from disciplines within and out of medicine who presented a wonderful mosaic of topics that spanned global equities and progress.
- Monday Morning Coffee with the Dean (CAIR, faculty, Office, pathway, week’s events)
- Nearly 1,000 trainees of all levels, staff, faculty, health care professionals, and community members actively participated in the week of events
- Wonderful diversity of nearly 30 events and activities around health topic areas that crossed all four MCW missions: education, research, patient care, and community engagement
- 18 research posters were presented in first poster session
- 42 picture entries for photography exhibition
- 26 global health research studies presented
- Library display of recent books, literature in global health
- Co-sponsored by 20 different MCW departments, offices, centers, and our academic partners as Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Froedtert Hospital, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Carroll University
- Raised $1,300 for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International (Doctors Without Borders) Ebola efforts
Global Photography Exhibition 2014 Winners
Portrait: Eddee Daniel, Community Member
Healthcare: Zahra Ismail, Medical Student
Landscape: Sindhu Kilakkathi, Medical Student
December 2 – 6, 2013
The third annual MCW Global Health Week was a great success with activities also at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Froedtert Hospital, the VA, and Carroll University. Over 1,000 actively participated in a diversity of over 35 activities around health topic areas that crossed all four MCW missions: education, research, patient care, and community engagement. All of the events were co-sponsored by 30 different MCW departments, offices, centers, and academic partners.
Global Health Week Quiz Bowl 2013 Winners
On Tuesday, Dec. 3, the Office of Faculty Affairs and Diversity co-sponsored a Global Health Quiz Bowl, where teams of 1-5 people competed simultaneously to answer global health-themed questions. This year’s winning team included: Carrie Vanden Wymelenberg, Terry Brandenburg, Matt Dellinger and Kirsten Beyer, PhD, all from the Institute for Health & Society.
Global Photography Exhibition 2013 Winners
Portrait: Bryan Johnston, Medical Student
Healthcare: Monica Thakar, MD, Assistant Professor Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology
Landscape: Laurie Good, MD, Resident
November 26 – 30, 2012
The 2nd annual Global Health Week at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) hosted over 1,000 trainees of all levels, staff, faculty, health care professionals, and community partners actively participated in the week of events. Local and international programs that are addressing global health issues, Dr. David Gaus, Founder and Director Andean Health and Development, Dr. Paul S. Auerbach, Professor of Surgery Division of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University and Dr. Daniela Jurisic; Vice-President and Clinical Director Co-Founder Association for Active Integrative Medicine Pavia, Italy provided lectures and increased awareness of their partnerships.
November 28 – December 2, 2011
The inaugural Global Health Week at the Medical College of Wisconsin hosted over 725 learners of all levels, staff, faculty, community partners and health care professionals. Local and international programs that are addressing global health issues, Ambassador John Lange (Ret.), Senior Program Officer for Developing-Country Policy & Advocacy for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Health Program, Dr. Lars Bolund, Professor of Medical Genetics Aarhus University, Denmark and Adjunct Professor Human Genetics Copenhagen University, Denmark and Beijing Genomics Institute-Shenzhen (HuaDa JiYin), China from the Beijing Genomics Institute and Dr. William Stauffer Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases at the University of Minnesota provided lectures and increased awareness of their global health activities.