Read about Valerie Palmer on the OHSU Foundation's website


The OHSU Global Health Center's Director of our interdisciplinary Community Health & Education Exchange (iCHEE) program, Valerie Palmer, is recognized on the OHSU Foundation's Faculty Stories.  To read more click here

Truly Global Health Care

Valerie Palmer

After overcoming early experiences of discrimination, Valerie Palmer’s inspirational career has been dedicated to tackling the medical issues of underserved and disadvantaged people around the world.
Read International Innovation's article about the GHC's Valerie Palmer

Important Notice

The Global Health Center strives to provide accurate and up-to-date information regarding academic, research, and service activities across OHSU and beyond. Given the changing nature of global health, we highly recommend that readers of this website check with programs and training sites of interest to assure accurate information.

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Inter-professional Education

The Global Health Center has been committed to inter-professional education since its inception in 2007, having taught over 900 students from dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, physician assistant and graduate nutrition students, along with 79 mid-career to retiring health care professionals.  Our programs have served over 1200 clients drawn from Portland's refugee, homeless and other underserved residents.  View stats

Conversations in Global Health Elective


Conversations in Global Health is a forum dedicated to discussions of global or local topical interest.12:05 to 12:55 PM, in the new waterfront Collaborative Life Sciences Building CLSB Room 2S011/2S015. 

Conversations Calendar

This seminar is open to all within the OHSU community and the general public. Sessions are held on most Wednesdays during the academic year (October through May), 12:05 to 12:55 PM in the new waterfront Collaborative Life Sciences Building (CLSB) Room 2S011/2S015.  View current elective information on our GH Education > Conversations page or at the bottom of the Course flier

iCHEE elective


Are you an OHSU student who is interested in working with refugees, immigrants and the underserved? Then iCHEE™ is for you!

iCHEE inter-professional student team

Professionals' Training in Global Health (PTGH)

PTGH student and lecturer
Don't RE-TIRE, RE-TREAD in Global Health! ©  This program is for physicians, nurses, NPs and PAs with an active Oregon or Washington medical license who are interested in training for volunteer medical work in low income countries, including disaster relief.