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The Iowa Global Health Network

Welcome to the Iowa Global Health Network

The Iowa Global Health Network (IGHN) is an interdisciplinary group of scholars at the University of Iowa whose research and interests lie in the study of real world health problems and challenges. The Network provides opportunities for cross disciplinary interaction, development of new scholarly and clinical initiatives, and fosters collaboration among those interested in global health at the University of Iowa.  

Learn more about joining our network

Members

IGHN faculty and scholars work in a diverse range of fields and are affiliated with colleges around campus.

See a directory of our members

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Resources and Partnerships

Find listings of institutional partnerships and memberships, research and grant institutions, and other resources. 

Go to list of resources and partnerships

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Academics

Learn which UI colleges, departments, and programs offer coursework or affiliate with global health-focused initiatives.

Learn more about coursework

Events

Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

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)

Advanced registration for this event is required. Register to attend at https://uiowa.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kzO_YLUWTI6ENMTfwUdqXQ...
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)
Thursday, September 23, 2021, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Global Alumni Spotlight Series: Alfredo Vergara

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,...
Global Alumni Spotlight Series: Alfredo Vergara

Featured IGHN Member Resource Recommendation

Partnership for Evidence-based Response to COVID-19

Partnership for Evidence-Based Response to COVID-19 (PERC) is a public-private partnership that supports evidence-based measures to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on African Union Member States. 
 
Kelly Baker, Assistant Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health, and Epidemiology in the UI College of Public Health, has contributed to PERC through her work in Kenya, and is available to speak to international students and any UI researchers trying to plan international travel in the near future.

Learn more about PERC

Have an idea for an event?

Let us know if you have an idea for an interdisciplinary global health event! 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.