UW Today

May 11, 2011

Ethical dilemmas in global health will be discussed May 25

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

The Global Health Social Justice & Equity Forum will present a discussion of “Ethical Dilemmas in Global Health”  from noon to 2 p.m.,  Wednesday, May 25, in Room T-625 at the UW Health Sciences Building.

The Unisphere, built nearly 50 years ago in New York to symbolize the interdependence of the world's countries, a theme common to global health ethics.

The speakers at the event will be:

Dr. Maureen Kelley, UW assistant professor of pediatrics

Dr. Clarence Spigner, a pharmacist and adjunct professor of global health

Sarah Gimbel,  nurse,  public health specialist, and technical advisor, Monitoring & Evaluation, Health Alliance International

Dr. Steve Gloyd, physician and executive director, Health Alliance International.

They will talk about their first-hand experiences working through and handling dilemmas likely to be encountered by students and new professionals entering the field of global health.

The event is free and open to all.