About the UW School of Medicine International Health Group

Mission

The International Health Group (IHG) promotes long-term careers in the service of disadvantaged populations worldwide. We aim to accomplish this through educational activities and through the development of international research and clinical opportunities.

The Board

 

Back row: Laura Certain, Ashok Reddy, Paul Drain, Mary Haider, Daren Wade

Front row: Sarah Toner, Erika Schroeder, Carolyn Hettrich, Celine Gounder, Stephen Morris

 

E-05
E-04
E-03
E-02
 

Alumni
Ex-Officio
Vinita Goyal '03
 
 

Accomplishments

2001-2002 School Year

  1. Website Development
  2. IHG Lecture Series
    a. Dr. Oscar Gish, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Health Services, UW School of Public Health & Community Medicine
    b. Dr. Anthony Ofosu, District Director of Health, Berekum, Ghana and 2001-02 Packard-Gates Population Leadership Program Fellow, University of Washington
    c. Dr. Stephen Gloyd, Director, International Health Program, UW School of Public Health & Community Medicine
    d. Dr. Matthew Keifer, Director, Occupational & Environmental Medicine Program, UW
    e. Dr. Gottfried Schmer, Professor Emeritus, Laboratory Medicine, UW Medical Center
    f. Dr. Helene Gayle, Director, HIV/AIDS & TB, Gates Foundation (videotape of Dr. Gayle's lecture is available on reserve in the Health Sciences Library, filed under UCONJ 501/502/503)

    Dr. Helene Gayle
    Celine Gounder (E-00)
    Carolyn Hettrich (E-00)

  3. Mailing sent to all UWSOM alumni to construct a database of those interested in international health.
  4. Development of new international health opportunities through collaborations with UW faculty, UWSOM alumni and UW Population Leadership Program Fellows.

2002-2003 School Year
  1. IHG Lecture Series
    a. Dr. Dan Murphy, Director, Bairo Pite Clinic, East Timor
    b. Dr. James Owen, Emeritus Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UW School of Medicine
    c. Dr. Oscar Gish, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Health Services, UW School of Public Health & Community Medicine
    d. Dr. Steven Gloyd, Director, International Health Program, UW School of Public Health & Community Medicine
    e. Ms. Fanaye Turner, Director of Education and Outreach, UW Engineered Biomaterials
    f. Dr. Zafrullah Chowdhury, Founder of Gonoshasthaya Kendra (People Health's Clinic) in Bangladesh
    g. Dr. Nassim Assefi, Attending, Women's Clinic and Adult Medicine, Harborview Medical Center
    h. Dr. Mark Smith, Professor, Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Children's Hospital and Medical Center
  2. 1st Western Regional International Health Conference (November 15-17, 2002).
  3. MED 560 Advanced Global Health is offered for the first time (Spring 2003).
  4. International Health Electives (IHE) -- three 4th year students participate in pilot (Spring 2003).
  5. International Health Opportunities Program (IHOP) -- eight 1st year students participate in pilot (Summer 2003).
  6. IHG's new international health programs are featured in UW Medicine, the alumni magazine.
  7. Work to establish an International Health Certificate begins.
  8. Organization of MED 561 Tropical Medicine, to be offered during 2003-2004 school year.
  9. Continued networking with UWSOM alumni.

2003-2004 School Year

  1. IHG Lecture Series
    a. Dr. Josephine Ensign, Associate Professor, Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, UW School of Nursing
    b. Dr. Cathy Critchlow, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, UW School of Public Health & Associate Profoessor, Dental Public Health Sciences, UW School of Dentistry
    c. Dr. Beth Riven, Associate Professor, UW School of Law, Research Associate Professor, UW School of Public Health and Community Medicine
    d.
  2. Two medical students from Kenya spend 9 weeks at the University of Washington through the new International Medical Student Exchange (IMSE).
  3. MED 561 Tropical Medicine is offered for the first time (Spring 2004).
  4. IHE -- six 4th year students participate (Winter/Spring 2004).
  5. IHOP -- ten 1st year students participate (Summer 2004).
  6. IHG's new international health programs are highlighted in the UW Medicine Dean's Report 2003 (to be released in January 2004).
  7. Puget Sound Partners for Global Health Lecture Series
    a. Dr. Paul Farmer, Partners in Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Hogness Symposium, HSB A420, December 9, 3-4:30 PM, link to flier