Global Health Center Student Interest Group

The Global Health Center Student Group is an interdisciplinary, project-based group of students who promote greater equity in health globally through education and advocacy.


The Global Health Center (GHC) Student Group is an interdisciplinary, project-based group of students representing the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy who promote greater equity in health globally and locally through education and advocacy.

If you are interested in helping out with a project, have an idea for a project, want to stay connected, or be informed of upcoming global health events SIGN UP for the GHC Student Group listserv, see next column.

Banner photo:  Former OHSU medical student Brooke Frakes examines a villager from the Wolani tribe in the highlands of Papua.  .Photo courtesy  Ruth Rice. 

Check out the OHSU Global Impact Map!

"The Global Impact Map" houses information about where OHSU faculty, staff, and students have worked or volunteered internationally. Looking to do global health work, check out Opportunities for Students - Click here to view map

11th Annual Global Health Student Symposium


Students reported on efforts abroad at the Global Health Center's 11th Annual Global Health Student Symposium.  View recording

Students search for global health blogs or add your own - OHSU Student Speak

Nodding disease: Experts embark on new research

International and local medical experts have agreed to undertake a fresh comprehensive research study in Uganda, South Sudan and Tanzania to gather more information about the mysterious nodding syndrome. The exact cause of nodding disease is still alien to both international and local medical experts. So far, the mysterious disease has claimed the lives of some 200 children in northern Uganda and affected scores of families. Article
Valerie Palmer GHC faculty member, and Italian medical students at the WHO Conference on Nodding Syndrome, Kampala Uganda
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Recycled Supplies Save Lives!

Remedy is a program set up for the recovery of usable materials from the operating rooms, clinics, and research departments throughout OHSU. Instead of being discarded, these materials are collected and sorted for use in our community and abroad. Supplies are donated for medical missions all over the world, sent to Portland area clinics and to local health care professionals who are traveling abroad.

This program is operated by OHSU students in partnership with OCTRI and the Global Health Center. We are happy to announce AY15 student leaders are, Kelsey Priest, MS1 & Matthew French (Senior Research Assistant). Contact remedy@ohsu.edu if you are interested in donating or receiving supplies, volunteering, or just have a question.

Oregon University System Opportunities - IE3 Global Internship Program

OHSU students now have an opportunity to participate in the Oregon University System's  IE3 Global Internships program.  The program offers several health related placements in various international locations.   Initiated in 1996, the program has operated successfully, placing nearly 2000 students in a wide range of professional settings and locations. Most placements are in the area of public health and are not in clinical settings.  OHSU IE3 Campus Adviser: Jay D. Kravitz, MD, MPH
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