Forging a community of global health researchers at OHSU

Conversations in Global Health

Our quarterly series focuses on the increasing overlap within global health, pediatrics, and infectious diseases at OHSU. 

Conversation is the key word the Center's founder and co-director David Lewinsohn, M.D., Ph.D. says. This is essential to the Center's mission, which is to bring a collaborative spirit to global health across OHSU. From choice of location to the format's with two presenters the seminar series is designed to start the dialogue necessary to foster these points of connection among global health researchers.

Past examples include:

Event archive

  • October 2022 (Georgiana Purdy and Diane Stadler)
  • January 2022 (Cindy McEvoy and Fikadu Tafesse)
  • November 2021 (Peter Spencer and Alex Foster)
  • April 2021 (Brian Scottoline and Daniel Streblow)
  • January 2020 (Bill Messer)
  • October 2019 (Deborah Lewinsohn and Marcel Curlin)
  • June 2019 (Christina Lancioni and Seth O'Neal)

Conferences, Symposia, and Grand Rounds


The third PacTB Symposium

The third annual PacTB meeting was held in Portland, Oregon on March 21-22, 2019.

The Pacific Tuberculosis Pathogenesis and Host-Response Research Retreat was started in 2017 by the Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases at UC Berkeley. PacTB is designed to provide a yearly forum for the West Coast TB research community to come together for the common goal of understanding, diagnosing, treating and preventing tuberculosis. The last two years have been huge successes (links below).

For information on past symposia, please visit the Center for Emerging & Neglected Diseases or the Center for Infectious Disease Research.


Thriving Brains and Bodies: Nutrition From Conception to Infancy


Leveraging Modern Science for Pandemic Prevention


State of the World's Children: Focus on TB