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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

iCHEE elective

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Are you an OHSU student who is interested in working with refugees, immigrants and the underserved? Then iCHEE™ is for you - register now for Fall 2014, class starts Saturday October 1! iCHEE = inter-professional Community Health and Education Exchange elective iCHEE Fall 2014 course registration details.  More details on the iCHEE Webpage

Medecins Sans Frontieres

DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS RECRUITMENT

Doctors Without Borders are holding a recruitment information session in Portland on Thursday October 2nd, 2014 - 7:00pm at Mercy Corps Action Center.  Details

Ebola Health Sector Workers

CUGH Executive Director, Keith Martin extends CUGH's gratitude to those of you who responded to the appeal on behalf of MSF for experienced professionals to assist them in their outstanding work combating the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa. They received a very good response from our members. USAID needs health care workers, and their request can be found here

CUGH congratulates the US government for their recent significant response to this tragedy. The hope is that other countries will increase their support and collaborate with the US, WHO, MSF, and other organizations to stop the spread of this deadly virus and use this as an opportunity to collaborate with the affected West African countries to build long-term, sustainable health systems.

Conversations in Global Health Elective

Conversations

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

WELCOME We define global health as: -

"Optimal wellness that transcends national boundaries and is best addressed by cooperative solutions."  This philosophy encompasses domestic as well as international health and focuses on health in resource-poor communities.

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New GHC Publications & Articles

Brain Degeneration, Cancer Connections, Peter S. Spencer, PhD, FANA, FRCPath, and Glen Kisby, PhD. Article

Interprofessional Global Health Education in a Cosmopolitan Community of North America: The iCHEE Experience, Valerie S. Palmer, Rajarshi Mazumder & Peter S. Spencer, Academic Medicine: journal of the Association of the American Medical Colleges, Jun 2014, 10p.  Full text

Global Health Center Team
GHC faculty and staff

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

Upcoming Events

DO DRUGS REALLY HAVE TO BE SO EXPENSIVE?

A liver cancer treatment is off-limits in the National Health Service (NHS) due to its unjustifiably  high price tag, but in India the same treatment is available for less than  £100 a month. Read more on our GHC Advocacy page
iCHEE inter-professional student team
iCHEE inter-professional student team with client

Global Health Center Video

Interested in the Global Health Center activities? Click here to view 5 minute video

Recipient of the 2008 NIH John E. Fogarty International Center Framework Grant on Global Health in Changing Environments

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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.



GHC Make a World of Difference at Home and Abroad

OHSU Global Impact Map

"The Global Impact Map"  (GIM) houses information about where OHSU faculty, staff, and students have worked or volunteered internationally.  Click here to try it out!

If you are an OHSU clinician, researcher, educator, resident or fellow with global health interests, and would like to be on the Global Impact Map, please email our GIM developer Justin Hartmann

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Travel Preparations

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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. Click here for: Professionals' Training in Global Health details.

Concentration in Global Health Studies

The Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and the Global Health Center at OHSU are pleased to offer Concentration in Global Health
 

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