UI Global Health Club meetings and events

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Speakers in Professor Greenough's Research Seminar: Global Health History (16:220 (HIST:7101:001))

Faculty Speakers from several disciplines will present research from various parts of the world. All interested students and faculty members are welcome to attend. All the talks except one fall on Tuesday afternoons.

3:30-5:20 Tuesdays/Thursdays
Room 67 Van Allen

Tuesday, Oct 28 - Ted Powers (UI), Asst. Professor of Anthropology, "Institutions, Power and Para-State Political Alliances: HIV/AIDS politics in South Africa, 1999-2008"

Tuesday, Nov 4 - Mariola Espinosa (UI), Assoc. Professor of History, "Yellow Fever and the Limits of Cuban Independence, 1878-1930."

Tuesday, Nov 18 - Paul Greenough, Professor of History, "The Uneasy Politics of Epidemic Aid: The CDC's Cold War Mission to East Pakistan, 1958"

Thursday, Nov 20 - Anne Wallis, Ph.D., "The epidemiology of maternal and perinatal mortality in three countries (Romania, India and the Gambia)."

Tuesday, Dec 2 - Elizabeth Yale, Adjunct Asst. Professor (UI), "The early modern naturalists' invention of the archive as a space and resource for research by physicians and natural scientists."

WFAN Conference
November 14-15, 2014
Fairfield, IA

The 2014 Women’s Food and Agriculture Network annual conference will take place November 14-15, 2014, at the Arts and Convention Center in Fairfield, IA. The theme of the conference is Women Doing Democracy: Building Grassroots Coalitions to Grow Healthy Food and Farming in Your Community.

Join us for two days of learning, networking, and eating delicious local foods with other women engaged in healthy food and farming! Choose from field tours, on-site intensives, a screening of the female farmer veteran documentary film Terra Firma (including a discussion led by the film's producers and one of its featured farmers) and much more.

Keynote Speakers:

Karen Washington, founder of Black Urban Growers, New York – “Bridging the Urban-Rural Divide”

Diane Rosenberg of Jefferson County Farmers & Neighbors, Fairfield – "Relationships: A Cornerstone of Anti-CAFO Advocacy."

Learn more and register at

2014 Iowa Organic Conference
November 16-17, 2014
Iowa City

The 14h Annual Iowa Organic Conference will be held Nov. 16-17 on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City, as a joint effort between Iowa State University and the UI Office of Sustainability. Producers and experts from across the country will share tips for transitioning into organic production and methods to enhance organic operations.

The conference keynote speaker is Mary Berry, daughter of Wendell Berry, novelist, poet, environmental activist, cultural critic, and farmer Ms. Berry speaks all over the country as a proponent of agriculture of the middle, in defense of small farmers, and in the hope of restoring a culture that has been lost in rural America. Her works promoting soil conservation and an ecological agriculture are echoed in one of her sayings: “A society that is satisfied with short term economics while destroying the source of its own survival [the soil] cannot last.”

Learn more at Register by November 7 for the lowest rate.

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
Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates (ICRU)-- Research Fellows
MHIRT (summer international internship funded by Minority Health/Heath Disparities Intl Rsrch/Training program)