UI Global Health Club meetings and events

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Global Health Champion William Foege to Visit University of Iowa
October 1-2, 2014

Foege is an acclaimed epidemiologist, child health and development specialist, and global health luminary who helped conceive and lead the successful worldwide campaign to eradicate smallpox. He is now a distinguished professor emeritus at Emory University. The University of Iowa College of Public Health has named William H. Foege the recipient of its 2014 Richard and Barbara Hansen Leadership Award and Distinguished Lectureship.

Book Club Discussion - Wednesday, Oct. 1st, 10:30 a.m.
Callaghan Auditorium in the College of Public Health Building
Foege will participate in a College of Public Health Book Club discussion, highlighting his 2012 memoir House on Fire, which recounts his personal experiences and the development of a global coalition in the decades-long campaign to defeat smallpox. The discussion will be moderated by Dean Borg of Iowa Public Radio.

Lecture - Thursday, Oct. 2nd, 10 a.m.
Callaghan Auditorium in the College of Public Health Building
Foege will present the 2014 Hansen Distinguished Lecture entitled “Is Ebola the New Face of Global Health?”

Both events are free and open to the public.

Global Health Conference
October 14, 2015
Drake University

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Student Poster Session

The Heartland Global Health Conference will be offering a poster session and all students attending are invited to participate. Our conference theme for this year is “Climate, Nutrition, and Health”; however, poster topics are not limited to the conference theme. Students may present on any topic, experience, or research in the field of global health. The deadline to register your poster is: Thursday, October 9, 2014.

For additional information regarding the abstract submission and general poster construction, visit


UI Global Health Studies Fall Reception
October 28, 3014


Gadyen Dlo Clean Water Project in Archaie, Haiti

Fall 2014
UI Global Health Workshop
Engaging in Global Health

Engaging in Global do you start, how can you become a participant in promoting health throughout the world? The United Nations Millennium Declaration, signed in 2000, commits world leaders to promote global health through combating poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation, and discrimination against women.

Are you planning on becoming an educator, an engineer or lawyer? Or perhaps a dietician, political scientist or social activist? How can these professions participate in promoting global health? There are many ways to get involved in the cause of global health, and this course will show you how. What can you do while you are still in school?  What career opportunities are available in global health? 

Cleft Palate Treatment in Tamilnadu, India

During this workshop, students will hear from both student peers and global health professionals, as they share their experiences in global health. Students will gain an understanding of how professionals and volunteers work in a broad variety of settings. Discussions will include experiences of working with government-based programs, international organizations like UNICEF or World Vision, health care agencies, faith-based organizations, industry, and academic institutions. At the conclusion of this course, students will know a variety of ways to become engaged, to get involved in global health!

Evaluation and grades will be based on attendance, participation, and on a short essay due ten days after the end of the workshop.

Biodigestor Technology in Rural Costa Rica

GHS:4100:0002 Topics in Global Health

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Thursday, December 4, 3:30-9:00 pm
Friday, December 5, 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday, December 6, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

2520D UCC (second floor of Old Capitol Mall)


Global Health & Innovation Conference

Presented by Unite For Sight, 12th Annual Conference
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Saturday, March 28 - Sunday, March 29, 2015

Unite For Sight supports eye clinics worldwide by investing human and financial resources in their social ventures to eliminate patient barriers to eye care. Unite For Sight applies best practices in eye care, public health, volunteerism, and social entrepreneurship to achieve our goal of high-quality eye care for all.

The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world's largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference.  This thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.  Register now to secure the lowest registration rate. Interested in presenting at the conference? Submit an abstract for consideration. 

Past Events

UI Global Health Studies Conference (every third semester)

Global Health Studies Past Events

International Programs Past Events


Funding Opportunities
UI Global Health Studies Conference Travel Award
UI Global Health Studies Travel Award (for GHS certificate students only)
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Scholarships
UI Honors Program Scholarships & Fellowships
Kenneth J. Cmiel Funded Human Rights Internship Program