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Foundations of Global Health Series

INTRODUCING OIP PROGRAMMING: FOUNDATIONS of GLOBAL HEALTH

View past sessions on the FGH Playlist.

Global Health is a varied and exciting field to which many health care providers, researchers and faculty aspire to being professionally engaged. With our being a globally connected world and with COVID-19 uniting the world to solve an issue, global health has never been more relevant. This year-long programming is designed to feature our experts in the field of global health - KUMC's faculty, researchers and clinicians; our international partners and our community partners. Each presenter will share his/her personal journey, educational background, mentors, books and articles that gave inspiration, challenges, lessons learned, successes, epiphanies, life-changing moments and the heart breaks.


• Foundations of Global Health is designed to connect residents, students, learners and faculty to leaders in global health. To this end, we hope that the faculty who contribute to this program, will also attend to learn from and support colleagues from around the world.
• This series is created to support the development of global health professionals, giving participants inspiration as well as shaping attitudes around global health so that we at KUMC are trend-setters who move beyond the "us-them" "haves and have not" mentality to a platform of equality and mutualism which garners true collaboration and global health exchange for everyone's equal benefit.
• The goal of this series is to inform participants about the field of global health in its entirety to include global health research, philosophy, approaches, attitudes and the varied efforts in the areas of health disparities, health inequities and community health.

Foundations of Global Health Objectives

  1. The learner will gain foundational information on pathways into global health and will be challenged to deepen knowledge on equality and mutualism which garners true collaboration and global health exchange for everyone's equal benefit.
  2. The learner will examine existing attitudes around global health so that we at the University of Kansas Medical Center are trendsetters who move beyond the "us vs. them" "haves vs. have not" mentality.
  3. The learner will be able to appraise global health including global health research, philosophy, approaches, attitudes, and the varied efforts in the areas of health disparities, health inequities, and community health.

KUMC students who participate can earn points toward the Global Scholars Distinction Program.
Anyone - faculty, staff, student, resident or other -- who attends the sessions can earn an OIP certificate of attendance.

Submit an application to give a Foundations of Global Health presentation.

2020-2021 Schedule*

Upcoming Speakers

"International Exchange between Peru, Ghana and the USA"
with Dr. Anthony Kovac, KUMC Professor of Anesthesiology
Thursday, April 15 | 12:00 p.m.

"Introduction to the School of Medicine at Universidad de Antioquia or Healthy Public Policies and the use of frameworks to help the decision-makers" 
with Dr. Julián Franco, Director of International Relations, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia
Tuesday, May 4 | 12:00 p.m.

"Post-Covid Global Health"
with Dr. Nicholas Comninellis, Dean of Institute for International Medicine (INMED)
Wednesday, May 12 | 12:00 p.m.

POSTPONED/RESCHEDULING "Global Health Career Chat: "Adaptability for Maximizing Global Experiences and Impact" with Lisa Mische Lawson, KUMC Professor of Occupational Therapy Education
Monday, February 22 | 1:00 p.m.

*Additional Speakers and Dates announced as scheduled.

Resources
View past sessions on the FGH Playlist.
Additional Global Health Resources. 
Global Health at KUMC.

Past Speakers
"Lessons Learned from THEM"
with Dr. Mani M. Mani, KUMC Professor Emeritus of Plastic Surgery
Thursday, April 1 | 12:00 p.m.

"Cross-Cultural Relations: Where are the fellow Global Citizens?"
with Dr. Gabrielle Malfatti, Director of Global Engagement, University of Missouri
Wednesday, March 10 | 12:00 p.m.

"Global Health Career Chat: An insider's secrets to starting a career in Global Health"
with Eric Halsey, Captain, U.S. Public Health Service
Infectious Diseases Physician with the Malaria Branch
at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta
Monday, February 8 | 12:00 p.m.

"Infectious Disease Global Health Research"
by Nathan Bahr, KUMC Professor of Internal Medicine-Infectious Disease
Monday, January 25 | 12:00 p.m.


"A Day in the Life of Dr. Méndez"
by Dr. Francisco Méndez, Medical Director of Hospital San Pedro
Tuesday, January 19 | 5:30 p.m.


"Global Health Career Chat"
with. Allen Greiner, KUMC Professor of Family Medicine
Tuesday, December 1 | 4:00 p.m.

"Shaped by experience: International Experiences Guiding US Clinical Practice"
by Dr. T. Ryan Smith, KUMC Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Monday, November 9 | 12:00 p.m.

"Mayan Epidemiological Profile"
by Dr. Francisco Méndez, Medical Director of Hospital San Pedro
Wednesday, November 18 | 5:30 p.m.

"Traditional Mayan Medicine"
by Dr. Francisco Mendez, Medical Director of Hospital San Pedro
Tuesday, October 27 | 5:30 p.m.

"Global Health Career Paths and Options"
with. Sarah Finocchario Kessler, KUMCProfessor Family Medicine
Wednesday, September 30 | 12:00 p.m.

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