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Global Health Career Week, May 2-7, 2016, Campus-wide Events

Submitted by Caterina Rost on April 28, 2016 - 3:19pm
Global Health Career Week Program Flyer
Global Health Career Week

Considering a career in global health? The Global Health Resource Center, Department of Global Health, is excited to announce the schedule for our annual Global Health Career Week, May 2nd - 7th, 2016. All are welcome!

Global Health Career Week includes lectures, events, and information sessions, including a Career Resource and Information Fair, promoting careers in global health. We have also included a lecture by Paul Farmer on our calendar, which has been organized by Grand Rounds Talk in the School of Medicine, Department of Surgery. 

Monday, May 2

“Beyond the OR: Surgical Disease and Global Health”

Speaker: Paul Farmer, MD, PhD
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m., Health Sciences Building,
Hogness Auditorium (Room A420)
*Please contact the Surgery Administration Office at 206-543-3680 for more details regarding his talk.  

Tuesday, May 3

Inaugural King Holmes Endowed Professorship
Lecture- “No Time to Lose: Lessons from Sexually
Transmitted Infections, HIV, Ebola”

Speaker: Peter Piot, CMG, MD, PhD, DTM, FRCP, FMedSci
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Foege Genome Science Building,
Foege Auditorium (Room S-060) 

Wednesday, May 4

Global Health Career Resource and Information Fair

Representatives from over 20 local-global health organizations will be available to answer your questions and to offer insightful information about your career path in the field.

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Mary Gates Hall, Commons 

Thursday, May 5

Global Health Minor Information Session

Are you interested in complementing your undergraduate education with a minor in global health? Come meet with the Global Health Minor Advisor, Jessica Harkhani, to learn more about how you can complete a Global Health Minor!

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Raitt Hall, Room 229


Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Panel

Peace Corps Volunteers in the health field work at the grassroots level in communities around the world promoting nutrition, maternal and child health, water sanitation, and the prevention of HIV, Malaria, and other illnesses. Join us at this panel discussion to learn about Health Volunteers' experiences in the field, and where their careers have gone since.

5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., Husky Union Building (HUB), Room 145 

Friday, May 6 

Global Health Trivia Night!

Join us for a fun night of global health trivia to show off your knowledge of a wide range of topics. Come socialize with faculty, staff, and students and win great prizes! Dr. King Holmes, Director of Research and Faculty Development at the Department of Global Health, and Rachel Lazzar, Program Manager, Global Health Resource Center, will be your emcees for the evening!

Beverages and snacks will be provided.
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Foege Genome Science Building,
Vista Café

Saturday, May 7

4th Annual GlobeMed at the UW Benefit Dinner—
”Saathi: Celebrating Partnerships in Global Health”|

6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., St. Demetrios Hall,
2100 Boyer Ave E, Seattle, WA, 98195

For questions or more information about this year’s featured events, contact Eaden Andu at