Global Health Week is coming May 7-11, 2012 to the University of Washington, Seattle!!!!!

Global Health Week is coming May 7-11, 2012 to the University of Washington, Seattle!!!!!

Global Health Week is a Department of Global Health Series that focuses on career development for those interested in the field. Events of the week are administered and programmed through the Global Health Resource Center, led this year by MSW practicum student coordinator, Annya Pintak. Events are open to faculty, staff, students and professionals campus wide who have an interest in pursuing global health globally and locally. We have a range of exciting events from Trivia Night to a Career Fair and Career Panels, as well as guest lecturers who will be speaking on a variety of topics.

Please mark your calendars for these exciting events and check out the attached calendar for additional events included as a part of Global Health Week!!

Global Health Week Trivia Night

Monday, May 7, 2012, 4:00-6:00pm

Foege Building Vista Cafe

Ever think you knew more than the faculty? Join the Department of Global Health for an afternoon of trivia! We’ll have categories from germs and worms to pop culture. Students and faculty can choose to duke it out, or join forces and take home the grand prize – a goodie basket with more than $100 worth of prizes and giveaways. We’d like to have teams of up to six people. Please sign up ahead of time to reserve your spot, although it’s not a requirement to do so. To sign up your team, contact Nicole Dankerlui, Space is limited!!

*This event is co-sponsored by Seattle BioMed

WGHA Discovery Lecture Series:

Tuesday May 8, 2012


Health Sciences Building, Room T-625

Reception immediately to follow

Dr. Keith P. Klugman,

William H. Foege Chair of Global Health

Hubert Department of Global Health

Professor of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health

Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases of the School of Medicine, Emory University

“Influenza and the Pneumococcus: a Deadly Synergism”

Professor Keith P. Klugman is the William H. Foege Chair of Global Health in the Hubert Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. He is also Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Epidemiology and Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases of the School of Medicine. He is a Visiting Researcher in the Respiratory Diseases Branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. He is also the Co-Director of the Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit of the University of the Witwatersrand, the Medical Research Council, and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Professor Klugman is the President – Elect of the International Society of Infectious Diseases, Treasurer of the International Symposium of Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases Board and the past Chair of the International Board of the American Society for Microbiology. He has chaired expert committees for the World Health Organization in Geneva and the Wellcome Trust in London. He serves as an editor or member of the editorial board of 12 journals.

Professor Klugman’s research interests are in pneumonia, meningitis, antimicrobial resistance and vaccines for bacterial pathogens, particularly the pneumococcus. He has published more than 450 papers on these subjects to date.

Career Fair – Futures in Global Health Day

Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 10:00am-2:00pm

Mary Gates Commons

Over a dozen participating organizations including: PATH, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle BioMed, Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS), Child Family Health International (CFHI), VillageReach, American Red Cross, Refugee Women’s Alliance, Consejo and many others!

Career Panel – “Working Globally, Locally”

Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 4:00-5:30pm

South Campus Center, Room 316

Panelists from local immigrant and refugee organizations will discuss the types of skills and training students need to get involved in this field. Panel will be moderated by Dr. King Holmes, Chair of the UW Global Health Department, and panelists include Jaime Garcia, Executive Director of Consejo, Christine Mattfeld, ELL Health Education Specialist at Seattle Public Schools, Risho Sapano, Arabic Domestic Violence Victim’s Advocate at ReWa.

Lecture Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta, sponsored by Global WACh, UW South Asia Center, GAPPS, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the University of Washington Department of Global Health presents:

Thursday May 10, 2012


Foege Building Auditorium, Room S-060

Reception immediately to follow featuring poster presentations of the research from current students in Global Health and the Global Health Pathways Residency Programs.

Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta,

Professor and Head of the Division of Maternal and Child Health at Aga Khan University Medical Center in Karachi, Pakistan

“Social Determinants and the Impact of Community Based Approaches on Maternal and Newborn Health”

Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta is Husein Laljee Dewraj Professor and Head of the newly created Division of Maternal and Child Health, Aga Khan University Medical Center, Karachi, Pakistan. He currently holds the chair of the Health Sciences Group of the Biotechnology Commission, is a member of the advisory committee for health research of the World Health Organization’s Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, and is chairman of the Research Ethics Committee of the government of Pakistan. Dr Bhutta’s research interests include community based perinatal care, interaction of nutrition and infections, micronutrient malnutrition, and maternal and child health policy issues. He has won several awards, including the President of Pakistan Gold Medal for contributions to Child Health in Pakistan (2004) and the Outstanding Pediatrician of Asia award by the Asia Pacific Pediatric Association (2006).

Film Screening – We Were Here

Thursday, May 10, 2012,


Foege Building Auditorium S-060

A groundbreaking documentary that takes a deep and reflective look back at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco.

*This event is co-sponsored by the UW/FHCRC Center for AIDS Research, UW Q Center, UW Women’s Center and the UW GHRC.

Career Panel – “Job Search Tips”

Friday, May 11, 2012, 2:00-3:30pm

Health Sciences, Turner Auditorium D-209

Come to this panel of HR representatives to learn about what employers are looking for. This event is moderated by Briana Keller, Assistant Director of UW Career Center, and panelists will include HR representatives from three different organizations such as Andre Nellams from the Infectious Disease Research Institute.

*Questions please contact Annya Pintak, Please visit our website incase of any additional changes to Global Health Week

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