Funding for Global Health Studies Students
Unite for Sight yearly conference
See website for details.
Funding for conferences: Global Health Studies Conference Travel Awards
Global Health Idea Incubator Workshop
Do you have an idea for a program, project or organization? Apply for Unite for Sight's half-day workshop. Students and professionals are eligible to apply. Applications open now - see website for details!
The Global Impact Corps
Volunteer Abroad with Unite for Sight - see website for details.
Global Health Corps Fellowships
(For graduating students) - deadline February 12 - see website for details.
USAID Global Health Fellows program
See website for details.
The University of Iowa Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
- Global Health Studies
- Public Health
- Finding Health Science Statistics
- International Human Rights and Development Subject Guide
Public Electronic Resources
Commission on Smart Global Health Policy - An interactive website for the Commission on Smart Global Health Policy, a group of American public figures working to create an intelligent plan for the United States' involvement in global health. The website offers resources on global health and opportunities for both students and faculty to contribute to the discussion.
"Dying for Drugs: Forgotten Children in the Developing World" - A short video focusing on the need to reform Canada's Access to Medicines Regime (CAMR) and develop usable pediatric antiretroviral drugs.
Global Engagement Summer Institute Northwestern University - The Global Engagement Summer Institute prepares undergraduate students with the knowledge, tools and experiences to confront shared global problems. Through transformative opportunities in international service learning, students from partnerships with grassroots NGOs and communities in the developing world to advance sustainable, community-driven change.
Institute for International Medicine (INMED) - The Institute for International Medicine is a nonprofit, educational corporation founded in 2003. INMED's mission is to equip healthcare professionals to serve the forgotten. Presently, INMED equips healthcare professionals and students through Global Health Online & In-Classroom Courses, Global Health Conferences & Symposiums, and international elective rotations in international medicine, hiv, and public health.
We have over 45 partnering training sites in developing countries that host medical students for international elective rotations. We’ve assisted over 250 medical students, including Angela Bymaster from the University of Iowa College of Medicine back in February 2006.
Unite for Sight Global Impact Corps - Opportunities for volunteering abroad.
Past Visiting Lecturers
Anne Fadiman - The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: How Culture Complicates Medicine
Dr. Sandra Steingraber - The Falling Age of Puberty in U.S. Girls: What We Know and Need to Know
Past Visiting Scholars in the Global Health Studies Program
Dr. Harish Naraindas
Dr. Naraindas has been associated with Global Health Studies for the last two years and has both a field methods course and a seminar on bioterrorism at Iowa. He is regularly an Assistant Professor at the Centre for the Study of Social Systems of Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.
Dr. Maria Tapias
Dr. Tapias, an assistant professor of anthropology at Grinnell College, has been associated with Global Health Studies since the fall of 2004 when she taught the Global Health Seminar. Dr. Tapias’ earned her PhD in cultural anthropology at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign (2001) and her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College in New York (1988).
Her main interests are in medical anthropology, gender and health, personhood and the anthropology of emotions. Her fieldwork was conducted in Punata, Bolivia from 1996 to 1998 during which time she worked with bi-lingual Quechua and Spanish speakers on local conceptions of health. Her research examines how illnesses of different severity are understood in Punata and how people link their maladies to particular emotions.
Dr. Meredith Gooding (visitor 2001-03)
Dr. Gooding (Gooding-Lassiter since 2004)) is currently an assistant professor of biology at Winona State University in Wisconsin. Her research is focused on the effects of contaminants on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, and she has extensive research experience in Chile and Latin America. Dr. Gooding taught the Global Health Seminar for one semesters in 2003.
Dr. Roger Sullivan (visitor 2000-2002)
Dr. Sullivan’s main academic interest is neo-Darwinian theory of human behavior and, specifically, the evolution of behavioral disorders. His research is focused on two manifestations of behavioral disorder: schizophrenia and drug use. Dr. Sullivan’s current research project is a two-year longitudinal study of factors affecting the expression of schizophrenia in the western Pacific and is funded by the Stanley Medical Research Institute .Dr. Sullivan received his PhD from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, in 2001. He subsequently completed a post-doc at the University of Iowa’s Global Health Studies Program before commencing as an assistant professor at CSUS in 2003. Please proceed to Dr. Sullivan’s institutional and personal webpage at the Department of Anthropology, California State University Sacramento for further details about his research.
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