Global Health Center News

Please note: the World Carnival Gala has been postponed until Friday, October 9th, 5:00-8:00pm, CLSB

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The World Carnival is a fundraiser for the Global Health Center and features delicious foods from around the world, live music, a silent auction packed with great deals, and inspiring reports from students.  This fun event will be held in the atrium of OHSU's new Collaborative Life Science Building.  Click here to buy a ticket.

Fifth Annual Kathryn Robertson Memorial Lecture, Monday, April 20 at noon, OHSU Auditorium

NY Times columnist, Nicholas Kristof, is the speaker for the Fifth Annual Kathryn Robertson Memorial Lecture.  The title of Mr. Kristof's talk is Pathways to Becoming a Global Citizen.  The lecture will be held  in the OHSU Auditorium on the Marquam Hill Campus and is free and open to the public.  Mr. Kristof and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn are co-authors of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (2009) and The Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity (2014). The lecture will be follow by a reception and book signing.
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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

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

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


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 Spring Term Details.  More details on the iCHEE Webpage

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.

New GHC Publications & Articles

Congratulations to Peter Spencer, Rajarshi Mazumder and Valerie Palmer ( for having their work highlighted in the most recent issue of Science! Click here to read more.

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

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


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

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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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