Global Health Center Team
GHC faculty and staff

4th Annual Kathryn Robertson Memorial Lecture in Global Health


"U.S. Health in International Perspective," Harvey V. Fineberg, M.D., Ph.D. is President of the Institute of Medicine. View recording.

  • 00:25 - 03:46 Welcome
  • 03:46 - 06:06 Introduction
  • 06:06 - 55:48 Lecture
  • 55:48 - 56:41 Closing Remarks



A Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) information session is scheduled for May 6, 2014 at 7pm in Portland (address below). This session is for medical professionals who are interested to learn more about Doctors Without Borders and how to put your ideals into practice. MSF seeks: 


For more information please visit Doctors Without Borders - Click here to register Flier

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Global Health Center (GHC) Selected Achievements and Recognition

More than 1,000 interprofessional students have completed our courses since Academic Year 2008!
  • 2013 Launched interactive Global Impact Map highlighting OHSU's professional ties around the world
  • 2013 Hosted Western Regional International Health Conference (approx. 500 attendees)
  • 2012-15 NINDS R01 Eureka grant to research Nodding Syndrome
  • 2012 Spirit Mountain Grant for iCHEE and PTGH
  • 2012 NIH-NHGRI grant for the GHC Sherpa program
  • 2012 Consultation on Community Health in China
  • 2012 Road Map for Interprofessional GH Education
  • 2012 GH training for Internal Medicine Residents
  • 2012 Concentration in GH Studies for MPH students
  • 2011 Purpose Prize Fellow Award - W. Andrew Harris, MD
  • 2011 Consultation on Toxicology in Uzbekistan
  • 2011 United Way grant to advance iCHEE in Portland
  • 2011-13 GH Fair featuring NGOs that work abroad
  • 2008-13 Six GH interprofessional education electives
  • 2008-13 49 GHC Travel Scholarship winners - 19 countries
  • 2008-12 NIH Fogarty Framework grant (1 of 35)
  • 2007-13 PTGH - 79 graduates
  • 2007-13 Capacity building in DR Congo
  • 2007-13 1,042 interprofessional students educated in GH

NIH: National Institutes of Health NINDS: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke NHGRI: National Human Genome Research Institute EUREKA: Exceptional, Unconventional Research Enabling Knowledge Acceleration.

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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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

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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
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iCHEE inter-professional student team with client

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International Innovations

Our OHSU Global Health Center is featured in the European publication:  International Innovations.
Read the extensive report on our Center that was disseminated to the World Health Organization plus other major European global health related organizations. Report
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


Full details at GH Education > Scholarships

2014 Dates:

  • March 5, 2014    Application process opens
  • April 14, 2014    Scholarship submission deadline
  • May 16, 2014    Scholarship award notification


OHSU Global Impact Map

"The Global Impact Map" 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 view these instructions

Sign up for the Global Health Center listserv

Travel Preparations


Traveling to remote corners of the world?  Check out the Global Health Center's travel safety information:


Conversations in Global Health


Conversations in Global Health is a forum dedicated to discussions of global or local topical interest. This seminar is open to all within the OHSU community and the general public.

Conversations Calendar

Sessions are held on most Wednesdays during the academic year (September through May), noon to 1PM, in Mackenzie Hall, Room 1162, unless otherwise noted.

Students earn 1 elective credit - see our GH Education > Conversations page for details.

Global Health in Changing Environments Elective


Our Global Health in Changing Environments (GHCE) course introduces the student to environmental forces that shape health, disease and injury across the globe. Environmental factors include: climate, conflict, culture, economics, ethics, government, nutrition, occupation, and other social determinants, to name a few. Details

iCHEE elective


iCHEE = inter-professional Community Health and Education Exchange elective


Health and Illness in Context Elective

Health and Illness in Context recognizes that a person's health must be addressed in the context of their lifestyle and environment.  This 2 hour elective allows students to interact with people who are homeless, unemployed and/or addicted, as students  learn first-hand about the challenges and opportunities for Portland's most vulnerable populations. HIC is held on six consecutive Friday afternoons in both fall and spring terms.  DetailsWinter 2014 application form

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 announce the graduation of the first two Concentration in Global Health Studies students. Jamie Warren, MD, MPH and Glenn Kautz, MPH. View graduate details

GH Education > Concentration in Global Health

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