Global Health Week to increase visibility of faculty global health activities
Nov. 21, 2012 College News - Local, national and international experts will raise awareness of local and international partnerships and initiatives during the Medical College of Wisconsin’s second annual Global Health Week, which runs Nov. 26 through Nov. 30.
The keynote address, “Water and Our Health, The Millennium Development Goals as they relate to water, sanitation and health: exploring the inter-connections from a community development perspective,” (PDF) will be presented by Jenny Kehl, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Water Policy School of Freshwater Sciences University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
The keynote will be accompanied by a panel discussion moderated by Syed Ahmed, MD, MPH, MCW Senior Associate Dean for Community Engagement, and featuring:
Ben Gramling, Director of the Sixteenth Street Community Health Center Department of Environmental Health
Anne Dressel, PhD, Director of the Center for Global Health Equity at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Marc Gorelick, MD, Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine)at MCW, Jon E. Vice Chair of Emergency Medicine at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Chief Executive Officer of Children's Specialty Group (CSG) and Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs-CSG.
The keynote and panel begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, and will immediately be followed by an opening reception with Ugandan fare. Both events will take place in the Medical College’s Discovery Classroom (Room 3750).
“We are pleased to share with the campus and the community 35 diverse events, organized by partnering with faculty and staff in 15 departments, centers and programs along with community partners such as UW-Milwaukee, Carroll University and Sixteenth Street Community Health Center”, said Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH, Chairman and Professor of Emergency Medicine and Associate Dean of the Global Health Program. “We are very excited that this annual week occurs during the President's Diversity Celebration. Global Health Week is an opportunity to co-promote the diverse communities our faculty and partners are serving to advance health from neighborhoods to nations.”
The college’s vision for its global health program is to train the next generation of global health leaders and address local and global health inequities across neighborhoods and nations.
Reminder: Deadline for Global Health funding for faculty is Nov. 30. More information here.
For more information about the speakers and activities scheduled during Global Health Week, visit the Global Health Program website or this printable version of the week’s events here (PDF).