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Let us know if you have an idea for an interdisciplinary global health event on campus! If you’d like to host a roundtable discussion, seminar presentation, bring in a guest speaker, or something else, we would love to support you in coordinating that event. Email us at ip-ighn@uiowa.edu with your idea and we’ll get that process started.

Past Events

Global Health and the Arts: Experiences from India featuring Anamaya - Tribal Health Collaborative promotional image

Global Health and the Arts: Experiences from India featuring Anamaya - Tribal Health Collaborative

Monday, April 4, 2022 12:30pm to 1:30pm
College of Public Health Building
Join us for an exploration of public health in India focusing on the Anamaya – Tribal Health Collaborative and the poetry of Madhu Raghavendra, MPH and International Writing Fellow. Raghavendra Madhu is a public health and development practitioner, curator and poet. He has worked in various capacities over the past decade with Central and State Governments, and international development organizations. He has provided technical assistance, managed partnerships, documented knowledge, and prepared...
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The Story of Talibės (Children Beggars) in Mali, Niger, and Senegal

Friday, April 1, 2022 2:00pm to 3:00pm
College of Public Health Building
Presented as part of the International Student-led Lecture Series, hosted by the College of Public Health International Student Advisory Board (PHISAB). This week's presentation will be presented by Fatoumata Traore, Public Health Undergraduate. This lecture will review the historical and religious context of the Talibės phenomenon - how and why it started, what it used to be like, and what it has become today.  We will also discuss the consequences and dangers of this issue for both the Talibės...
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Pakistan's Journey towards Universal Health Coverage and Health Systems Transformation

Friday, March 25, 2022 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Virtual
The Public Health International Student Advisory Board (PHISAB) is pleased to announce the launch of our International Student-led Lecture Series for the Spring 2022 semester. This series will highlight cultural, social, and/or health-focused topics from each presenter’s home country. Lectures will be offered in a zoom-only or hybrid format. This presentation will be presented by Gul Rukh Mehboob, PhD student in the Department of Health Management and Policy, on the topic of Pakistan's Journey...
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Finding Careers with Global NGOS: A Conversation with MedAir

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Virtual
Learn more about how to launch your global health career by working with international NGOs. We will be joined by Diane Chevalley and Mariana Ponce to discuss how MedAir operates globally and how current students can set themselves up for success in a global career path. This event is open to all University of Iowa students interested in global health. This event is sponsored by the University of Iowa College of Public Health and the Public Health International Student Advisory Board (PHISAB)...
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The Future is Now: Climate Change and the Global Water Crisis

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 6:30pm to 9:30pm
FilmScene (Chauncey)
The Iowa Global Health Network and International Programs are proud to sponsor the opening event for FilmScene's Science on The Screen Series, featuring the film Mad Max: Fury Road. This event will take place on March 22, from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at FilmScene (404 East College St., Iowa City), with a pre-show presentation entitled "The Future is Now: Climate Change and the Global Water Crisis?" followed by a post-show reception. Using the film to spark interest and conversations about...
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Nigeria: A Healthcare System Trajectory

Friday, February 18, 2022 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Virtual
Presented as part of the International Student-led Lecture Series, hosted by the Public Health International Student Advisory Board (PHISAB). This week's presentation - Nigeria: A Healthcare System Trajectory - will be presented by Ufuoma Ejughemre, PhD Student in the Department of Health Management and Policy. The Public Health International Student Advisory Board (PHISAB) is pleased to announce the launch of our International Student-led Lecture Series for the Spring 2022 semester. This...
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Indian Healthcare: An Overview of the System, Issues, and Opportunities

Friday, February 11, 2022 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Virtual
Presented as part of the International Student-led Lecture Series, hosted by the Public Health International Student Advisory Board (PHISAB). This week's presentation - Indian Healthcare: An Overview of the System, Issues, and Opportunities - will be presented by Khyathi Gadag Venkataramana, PhD Student in the Department of Health Management and Policy. The Public Health International Student Advisory Board (PHISAB) is pleased to announce the launch of our International Student-led Lecture...
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Global Health Case Competition: Presentation of Awards

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Virtual
Join us for the presentation of awards to the top 3 teams in the Fall 2021 IIPHRP Global Health Case Competition. This awards ceremony is a celebration of months of work for our student competitors and a continued acknowledgement of the importance of a maintaining a global view in our approach to the health of each individual and the community. This year’s Global Health Case Competition topic is Institutional Racism as a Barrier to Health in Poland. Learn more about this year's teams and...
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Global Health Case Competition: Live Judging Sessions

Monday, November 15, 2021 11:30am to 1:30pm
Virtual
Tune in to hear our case competition teams defend their creative and innovative interventions to a panel of expert judges from around the world. Each team will have 20 minutes to respond to questions and challenges from our panel of 5 judges and answer questions from the audience. The names and biographies of this year's judges will be revealed on Friday, November 12th.  This year’s Global Health Case Competition topic is Institutional Racism as a Barrier to Health in Poland. Learn more about...
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Accessing Healthcare Services: Roma People from Vulnerable Communities

Monday, October 11, 2021 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Virtual
Join us on Monday, October 11th for this year’s Global Health Case Competition Mystery Speaker: Alexandrina Kiss! Ms. Kiss is the Executive Director of the People’s Development Foundation in Romania. Her organization focuses on the implementation of several social-educational- health projects focusing on one particular marginalized Roma community known as the Pata Rat settlement. She will speak about barriers to health and healthcare access for the Roma people of Romania and the realities of...
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Global Alumni Spotlight Series: Alfredo Vergara

Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Virtual
Join us for the first International Programs Global Alumni Spotlight Series of the fall semester featuring Dr. Alfredo Vergara (PhD '93, MS '90, BSE '86), CDC country director and Division of Global HIV and TB program director for Mozambique. Dr. Vergara will talk with UI International Programs Associate Provost and Dean Russ Ganim about his University of Iowa ties as well as his impressive career in global public health. The event will take place virtually via Zoom on September 23, 2021, from...
From Bench Scientist to U.S. Policymaker*: the Vital Role of Science and Technology in Transforming U.S. and Global Health Security Capabilities (*You Can Do It Too) promotional image

From Bench Scientist to U.S. Policymaker*: the Vital Role of Science and Technology in Transforming U.S. and Global Health Security Capabilities (*You Can Do It Too)

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Virtual
Advanced registration for this event is required. Register to attend at https://uiowa.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kzO_YLUWTI6ENMTfwUdqXQ Andrew M. Hebbeler is a former life scientist with foreign affairs, national security, global health, and science and technology (S&T) policy experience. Currently, he is Assistant Director for Health and Life Science in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Most recently, he was Senior Director and Lead Scientist for Global Biological...
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IIPHRP Global Health Case Competition Information Session

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 2:00pm to 2:30pm
College of Public Health Building
The annual IIPHRP Global Health Case Competition will take place this fall and student registration open through September 23rd! Interested in competing but not sure if this experience is for you? Attend this information session with competition organizers to learn more about what being a competitor entails and get your questions answered.  This event is open to all students on campus - graduate, professional, and undergraduate. Teams must include students representing at least 3 disciplines...
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Toxicology and Environmental Crime: Transcending Borders and Answering “So what?”

Monday, September 20, 2021 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Virtual
As part of our annual Global Public Health Week, the College of Public Health will be hosting featured speaker Kristen Keteles, PhD, of the EPA National Enforcement Investigations Center. This virtual seminar will take place on Monday, September 20 from 12:30-1:30pm CST and all interested faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend. Advanced registration is required: https://uiowa.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fJr-NUFpRciOHgxGp9PO5A Dr. Kristen Keteles is a toxicologist at EPA’s National...
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Study Abroad Fair

Thursday, September 16, 2021 (all day)
Virtual
Now that international travel is starting to resume, it is a perfect time to begin planning your study, intern, or research abroad experience! Study Abroad will be hosting a Virtual Fall Fair featuring webinars about the numerous international opportunities available to University of Iowa students. Learn how study abroad fits into you major, which scholarships and grants to apply for, and much more. Connect with study abroad advisors and get your questions answered.
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Study Abroad Fair

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 (all day)
Virtual
Now that international travel is starting to resume, it is a perfect time to begin planning your study, intern, or research abroad experience! Study Abroad will be hosting a Virtual Fall Fair featuring webinars about the numerous international opportunities available to University of Iowa students. Learn how study abroad fits into you major, which scholarships and grants to apply for, and much more. Connect with study abroad advisors and get your questions answered.
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Study Abroad Fair

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 (all day)
Virtual
Now that international travel is starting to resume, it is a perfect time to begin planning your study, intern, or research abroad experience! Study Abroad will be hosting a Virtual Fall Fair featuring webinars about the numerous international opportunities available to University of Iowa students. Learn how study abroad fits into you major, which scholarships and grants to apply for, and much more. Connect with study abroad advisors and get your questions answered.
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Study Abroad Fair

Monday, September 13, 2021 (all day)
Virtual
Now that international travel is starting to resume, it is a perfect time to begin planning your study, intern, or research abroad experience! Study Abroad will be hosting a Virtual Fall Fair featuring webinars about the numerous international opportunities available to University of Iowa students. Learn how study abroad fits into you major, which scholarships and grants to apply for, and much more. Connect with study abroad advisors and get your questions answered.
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Exploring Careers in Global Health: A Panel Discussion

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Virtual
Join public health practitioners working around the world to learn more about working in a global context, the evolution of their careers, and lessons learned along the way.  Featuring: Maha Damaj, PhD, MPH | UNICEF Country Representative, Moldova Mary Harvey, MPH | Health Officer, USAID Africa Bureau Eric Sarriot, MD, PhD, Senior Manager, Health Systems and Immunization Strengthening, GAVI: The Vaccine Alliance Alfredo Vergara, PhD, MS | CDC Country Director, Mozambique global_careers...
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In Solidarity with Asians and Pacific Islanders in America

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Virtual
IN SOLIDARITY WITH ASIANS AND PACIFIC ISLANDERS IN AMERICA APRIL 28, 2021 | 6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. CST Presented by International Programs, the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, College of Dentistry: International Affairs and Programs Committee, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee, the Office for DEI, and Tippie College of Business Hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) are on the rise. Current reports of harassment and challenges experienced by AAPI...
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PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Virtual
The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program, implemented by the Public Health Institute, is a CDC-funded fellowship that supports promising emerging global public health professionals to develop technical skills needed to respond to today’s public health needs and challenges. The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program builds on a long history of fellowship programs by the Centers for Disease Control and Public Health Institute for students, graduates, and emerging professionals to strengthen...
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WorldCanvass: COVID Care for Marginalized and Vulnerable Populations

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Virtual
An expert panel of physicians, researchers, and advocates for Iowa’s most vulnerable populations will address public health and the pandemic, the needs of marginalized and vulnerable populations, and the challenge of vaccine hesitancy on the next WorldCanvass. The program, produced by UI International Programs and hosted by Joan Kjaer, begins at 5:30 p.m. on March 16. WorldCanvass is free and open to all. Please register here:  http://bit.ly/WCMar16Register To see more information about the...
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IIPHRP Global Health Case Competition | Live Judging Q&A

Monday, November 16, 2020 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Virtual
The IIPHRP Global Public Health Case Competition offers an innovative student learning experience that trains future public health leaders. This competition brings together students from multiple disciplines in a format uncommon at most universities and colleges. The competition structure is similar to that of a business school case competition where student teams formulate recommendations for business-oriented problems. Through the IIPHRP Global Public Health Case Competition, students...
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IIPHRP Global Health Case Competition | Case Presentations

Friday, November 13, 2020 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Virtual
The IIPHRP Global Public Health Case Competition offers an innovative student learning experience that trains future public health leaders. This competition brings together students from multiple disciplines in a format uncommon at most universities and colleges. The competition structure is similar to that of a business school case competition where student teams formulate recommendations for business-oriented problems. Through the IIPHRP Global Public Health Case Competition, students...
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Virtual Homecoming

Monday, September 28, 2020 (all day)
Virtual
Virtual Homecoming is a chance to keep the Hawkeye spirit alive by sharing a "homecoming message" with the UI community, regardless of where you are in the world. Show your school spirit by giving a shout out to the Hawkeyes from your corner of the globe, or by sharing a memory from your time at Iowa! We want to see your photos and hear your stories, and we’ll be sharing some of your messages during Homecoming Week 2020! Click the following link to fill out the form! https://international...