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5th Annual UCSF Global Health Symposium
Showcasing the important work and involvement of our health professional students around the globe

Photos courtesy of MEDICC

Gail Reed, Executive Director of Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC) will deliver a keynote address entitled, “Cuba and the Quest for Global Health.” A screening of the documentary film, SALUD! will follow the symposium. The public is invited to this screening.

The event will showcase UCSF students’ international research, project work, or service completed during professional school. Four oral presentations will be given by the students who submit the best abstracts as judged by a panel of UCSF Global Health Sciences Faculty. Additional projects will be presented as posters, and the best poster will be selected by attendees at the symposium. Following the oral presentations, a poster session/reception featuring Cuban food and music will take place in the Nursing Mezzanine.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

4:00 - 5:30 pm (N-217) Presentations by the winners of the Student Global Health Project Competition. Presentation of Global Health Mentor Award.

5:30-6:00 pm (N-217) Keynote address by Gail Reed, Executive Director of MEDICC. Mary Dickow of the Center for Health Professions will introduce the speaker. Ms. Dickow is Associate Director, RWJ Executive Nurse Fellows Program and a Cuba program participant.

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Nursing Mezzanine) Global Health Academic poster session and reception with food, drinks and music

7:00 - 9:00 pm (N-225) Public screening of the documentary movie, “Salud!”, about the Cuban medical education system and its efforts to meet the needs of underserved communities. The film’s director will be available for questions after the screening.

Helping students share their experiences with other students and the rest of the UCSF community is part of the mission of Office of International Programs (OIP) and UCSF Global Health Sciences. This annual Symposium includes the work of students from all schools at UCSF and the Graduate Division.

Sponsors:

UCSF Global Health Sciences (GHS)
School of Medicine Office of International Programs (OIP)
UCSF Center for the Health Professions (CHP)
Institute for Global Health (IGH)

The UCSF Global Health Symposium was established in 2003 in honor of Dr. Haile Debas, Dean of the School of Medicine from 1993-2003. Dr. Debas' vision and support of UCSF’s leadership in international health education and research continues at UCSF Global Health Sciences.

 


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