Open Forum on Proposed Department of Global Health Set for April 26
The UW Global Health Advisory Committee will hold an open forum to discuss the proposed creation of the Department of Global Health, a partnership between the School of Medicine and the School of Public Health and Community Medicine. The forum will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 26, in Hogness Auditorium (A-420) in the Health Sciences Building.
Members of the UW community are invited to share their questions, opinions, and comments with representatives of the two schools. F. Bruder Stapleton, professor and chair of pediatrics, and chair of the Global Health Advisory Committee, will moderate the forum.
The idea of a Department of Global Health grew out of a 2003 task force recommendation for a more integrated and cooperative approach to teaching international health in the School of Medicine and the School of Public Health and Community Medicine. The department would establish new programs in education, research, and service to meet the training needs of the schools' graduates working in global health.
In November 2004, Paul Ramsey, dean of the School of Medicine, and Pat Wahl, dean of the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, proposed the creation of the joint department. It would be modeled after the successful Department of Bioengineering at the UW, a partnership between the School of Medicine and the College of Engineering.