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February 16, 2011

Mark your calendars for Global Health Week Feb. 28 to March 4

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A native Peruvian woman walks in a valley near her home.

A native Peruvian woman walks in a valley near her home.



Brown Bag Lunch Session: “Race and Diaspore: Globalization and a Color Hierarchy of Health,” with  Clarence Spigner, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., 258 Mary Gates. Sponsored by Students Promoting Equal Health.

Opening Session: Washington Global Health Health Alliance Discovery Series: “Confronting the Global Burden of Injuries and Violence” with Charles Mock, 5 – 6 p.m., Foege Auditorium, Foege Building. Light refreshments. No RSVP required.



Brown Bag Lunch Session: “Global Health Non-Profits: Who Leads Them? What Do They Do?” with staff from the Washington Global Health Alliance, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., 258  Mary Gates.

Global Health Trivia Night: Don’t miss an afternoon of trivia with Stephen Gloyd as emcee, 5-7 p.m., Vista Cafe, Foege Building South. Light Refreshments. Please sign up ahead of time to reserve your spot, but doing so is not required. Space is limited. Contact nicole66@uw.edu



A city street in Kampala, Uganda.

A city street in Kampala, Uganda.

representatives from two dozen organizations, including PATH, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Biomed, Washington Global Health Alliance, and Department of Global Health. 11 – 3 p.m., Mary Gates Commons.


Global Health Minor Information Sessions: 12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m., 224 Mary Gates, panel discussion: “Global Health Professions: The Reality,” 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Foege Auditorium, Foege Building. Light refreshments.


Lecture: “Global Mental Health: Why Now and How Now?” with speakers Jane Simoni, UW professor of psychology, and Craig Van Dyke, professor of psychiatry at UCSF and director, Global Mental Health Program, 7 p.m., 120 Kane. Registration required. Register online or call 206-543-0540.

Seattle Arts & Lectures, author Tracy Kidder, 7:30 p.m., Benaroya Hall.



Brown Bag Lunch Session: “Careers in Social Sciences and Global Health,” with Rachel Chapman, UW associate professor of anthropology; and James Pfeiffer, associate professor of global health. 2-3 p.m., Location TBD.

Panel discussion and tour: “Science Careers in Global Health at Seattle Biomed.” Includes a tour and hands-on experience in the BioQuest Learning Lab. 4:30 -6 p.m. 307 Westlake Ave. North, Seattle. Registration required, space is limited.



Brown Bag Lunch Session: Three returned Peace Corps volunteers will share stories from their experiences overseas and their work in global health.  12:30 – 1:30 p.m., 258 Mary Gates.

Film Screening: The Global Health Resource Centers World Health Cinema presents “The Invisibles” – a collection of five short films produced by Javier Bardem on diseases and issues faced by impoverished people in Africa and South America. One of the films in this Doctors Without Borders production is directed by award-winning German film director Wim Wenders who directed the documentary Buena Vista Social Club. Screening will be followed by a Q&A led by a volunteer healthcare professional from Doctors Without Borders.

Tag line for the film: “No es que no nos vean, es que no quieren vernos.” (Translated as: “It’s not that they can’t see us, it’s that they don’t want to see us.”)

2:30-4:30 p.m. Turner Auditorium, D209, UW  Health Sciences Building. No RSVP required



The committee for Global Health Week 2011: Students Emily Lee, Rodger Ying, Jilene Chua, Erica Nelson, Felicity Burdick, Allison Dvaladze, Nicole Dankerful, Cassandra Behre-tyner, Neil Varada and staff Daren Wade, Jennifer Lucero-Earle, Bobbi Nodell, Todd Faubion, Karen Wennerstrom, Ashlee Choi and Natasha Mechant.

The Global Health Resource Center is located in 274 Mary Gates, 206-685-7362.