Global Health Events

There are two exciting Global Health events happening on

May 3rd, 2016 at the Great Hall, UC San Diego

Global Health Field Experience Expo – 11:30a – 1:30pm

and

Horizons of Global Health Research Symposium – 12:30-3:00p

Undergraduate Poster Session: 12:30-1:30pm

Keynote Speaker & Reception: 1:30pm

Please RSVP for all Global Health events on May 3rd.

Details:

UCSD students have the opportunity to meet with Study Abroad partners offering health opportunities abroad, Global Health Special Programs, Student Organizations, Campus Partners (like Peace Corps & Career Services) and more to explore Global Health Domestic and International Field Experience Opportunities as well as other opportunities to get involved and gain valuable hands on experience in the field of Global Health.

 

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The theme of the 2nd Annual Horizons of Global Health Research Symposium is Global Mental Health

UC San Diego’s Annual Horizons of Global Health Research Conference is a unique opportunity for students to present their research about the diversity of global health work around the world. Faculty and students from across campus are invited to participate and contribute to building the UCSD global health community.

Undergraduate Poster Session: 12:30-1:30pm

Poster topics span the categories of mental health/substance abuse, women’s and children’s health, immigrant/refugee health, community empowerment (water, food, access to treatment), HIV/AIDS, health communication/education.

Keynote Speaker: 1:30pm

Global Mental Health is a growing concern in the United States and internationally.

Brandon Kohrt, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Global Health and Cultural Anthropology at Duke Global Health Instituteconducts global mental health research focusing on populations affected by war-related trauma and chronic stressors of poverty, discrimination, and lack of access to healthcare and education.

Dr. Kohrt will speak on New Horizons in Global Mental Health.  Khort designed and evaluated psychosocial reintegration packages for child soldiers in Nepal with the Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Nepal.  Additionally, Khort works with The Carter Center Mental Health Liberia Program and he currently directs the anti-stigma program of the Mental Health Beyond Facilities program in Liberia, Uganda, and Nepal. Other areas of notoriety are Khort co-founding the Atlanta Asylum Network for Torture Survivors and starting a mental health clinic for Bhutanese refugees.

Light refreshments served before and after the keynote speaker. 

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Event Co-Sponsors: Global Health ProgramUCSD Students for Global Health & The Global Forum at International House

For more information on the Field Experience Expo & Horizons Research Symposium please visit our website.

 

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