Global Health Interest Group Introductory Meeting 09/07/2010 Outline Global Health at Pitt What is GHIG? Upcoming Events AOC Leadership Opportunities Global Health Resources at Pitt Center for Global Health: ◦ http://www.globalhealth.pitt.edu/ ◦ Umbrella organization ◦ INCIGHT (Interdisciplinary Curriculum in Global Health Training) At the med school: ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ GHIG Global Health AOC International summer research Scholarly Project Global Health Residency Series lectures What is GHIG? ◦ Umbrella organization that links students, faculty and other student groups interested in global health ◦ Link to Global Health AOC ◦ Faculty mentors: Dr. Veldkamp, Dr. Harvey Upcoming Events ◦ International Summer Research Lecture Series ◦ Global Health Networking Night ◦ Other noon lectures ◦ Community service ◦ Spring Break Service Trip ◦ Global Health Residency Series International Summer Research Lecture Series How to find a faculty mentor How to find and apply for funding How to fill out the IRB application Global Health Networking Night Tuesday September 28th, 6pm, BSTS100A (day after 2nd anatomy exam) Faculty representing different specialties/countries will be attending Second year med students who went abroad (maybe?) Opportunity to make contacts, find mentors and projects Other noon lectures Practical global health Global health specialist talk International rotations Established International Rotation Sites Community service Refugee Health Literacy Project (CE3) Refugee health fair in November More info at CE3 fair Global Links Non-profit in Pittsburgh that donates medical supplies and textbooks to developing countries Plan to visit the facility, help them sort materials Spring Break Service Trip Have money in our budget to partially fund spring break trip abroad Previous sites have included Mexico with Dr. Andrea Fox, Dominican Republic(?) Didn’t happen last year (people didn’t think about it early enough) Would require interested MS1s to organize and fundraise for it Global Health Residency Series A lecture series sponsored by the Pitt Global Health Internal Medicine Residency Global Health and Underserved Populations Series "China's Health Care System:The God,The Bad, and the Ugly" Presented by Hao Yu, PhD, Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation Monday, September 20, Noon-1 p.m. Scaife Hall, 4th floor The series is co-sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Department of General Internal Medicine and Center for Global Health. "Trends and Targets for Actions in Public Health: A Human Rights Law-based Approach in the Context of the Pan American Health Organization's Technical Collaboration" Thursday, September 16, 3-4:30 p.m. School of Law, room 107 Sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Center for Global Health, School of Law, Center for International Legal Education, Center for Bioethics and Health Law, and the Interdisciplinary Curriculum in Global Health Training (INCIGHT) Program. This event is an approved INCIGHT co-curricular and Public Health Grand Rounds activity. AOC Attend a certain percentage of global health lectures Complete a summer or scholarly project related to global health Option to participate in INCIGHT Program (extracurricular courses, lecture attendance) Start journal club? Leadership opportunities ◦ Help us plan and execute the events we’re planning ◦ Even if you’re not planning to go abroad, it’s a great way to build leadership skills and participate in community service activities ◦ Learn more about global health ◦ Please reply to the email we will be sending out Final Reminders ◦ How to find a mentor talk – within next few weeks ◦ Global Health Networking Reception – Sep.28th!!! ◦ Sign up for GHIG mailing list using the SEC site on Navigator Questions?