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Year of PittGlobal

The University of Pittsburgh has declared academic year 2018-19 as The Year of PittGlobal. Please check back as we add University events and programs to celebrate and progress Pitt's global impact. 

Upcoming Events

Sat 12/1
Deadline: PCMI Holiday Package Collection


The Center for Global Health is collecting items for IDM & Peace Corps Masters International (PCMI)  student, Megan Arden. Drop off your contribution to the Center for Global Health in room A310 Public Health. If you choose to send something other than a card, it must be small, non-perishable, and lightweight. Some favorite items include: candy/snacks (sour patch kids, raisins, hot cheetos, cheezits), magazines/lightweight books, and small personal care items (lip balm, hair ties, Band-Aids, etc). PCMI students always appreciate getting these care packages!
Thu 1/17 4:30PM - 6:00PM
Humanizing the Global; Globalizing the Human - Salmaan Keshavjee, Harvard Medical School


Dr. Keshavjee is the Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical University and his research spans four areas: (1) multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) treatment and policy; (2) health-sector reform and access to health care and medical technology in transitional societies, with a special focus on countries of the former Soviet Union (Central Asia and the Russian Federation); (3) the role of non-governmental organizations in globalization and the formation of trans-border civil society; and (4) modernity, social institutions, civil society, and health in the Middle East and Central Asia. In addition to being an active clinician, his methodological expertise is in ethnography, participant-observation, and qualitative interview techniques. His lecture will be given in 602 Cathedral of Learning. 
Fri 3/8 to Sun 3/10
2019 CUGH Conference: Translation & Implementation for Impact in Global Health


The 2019 CUGH Conference will be held at the Hilton Chicago Hotel. Join more than 1,800 global health faculty, students, implementers, and leaders from over 55 countries to explore the latest in global health and how academia, NGOs, government and the private sector can translate and implement the global health challenges before us.

Sat 4/13 to Sun 4/14
Global Health & Innovation Conference


The 16th Annual Global Health Innovation Conference will be held at Yale University. This is the world's learding and largest global health conference, as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,000 professionals and students from more than 55 countries. 

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Thu 11/8/18
Fighting global poverty, 1 map at a time - Carrie Stokes, USAID Center for Global Health Lecture
Fighting global poverty, 1 map at a time - Carrie Stokes, USAID
Thu 11/8 7:00PM - 8:00PM


Carrie, First Geographer of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), revolutionized the way the U.S. combats global poverty, disease and natural disasters around the world — with mapping. She established and directs the USAID GeoCenter, a team of geographers and data analysts who help inform U.S. aid efforts around the world.This event is free, but space in the University Club is limited. 

Thu 11/8/18 to Fri 11/9/18
Health, Safety, and Security: Rules of the Road for International Programs Center for Global Health Workshop
Health, Safety, and Security: Rules of the Road for International Programs
Thu 11/8 to Fri 11/9


This workshop will be given by the Massachusetts General Hospital center for Global Health and will provide in-depth discussion and practical tips for bringing a culture of health, safety, and security to academic and institutional overseas programs. Using case-based discussion, small groups, and interactive sessions, these experts will help course participants navigate their most challenging issues related to the health, safety, and security of deploying and returning faculty, students, and staff overseas. The cost is $625 for members. 

Fri 11/2/18
Year of Pitt Global Featured Speaker: Jon McCourt, civil rights and community activist Center for Global Health Lecture
Year of Pitt Global Featured Speaker: Jon McCourt, civil rights and community activist
Fri 11/2 2:00PM - 3:00PM


Jon McCourt has been a community peace activist and member of the Peace and Reconciliation Group in Derry, Northern Ireland, for more than 30 years. He played a major role in the development of the Community Awareness Training Programme and founded and established the first Victim Support Service in Northern Ireland in 1986. He has also worked with those involved in conflicts around the world, including Bosnia, the Middle East, Rwanda, and Colombia.

Join the Year of Pitt Global, the European Studies Center, and the Department of History for this Signature Event as we hear from Jon on his experience with conflict and peacemaking around the world.

Jon will answer questions following his talk in G24 of the Cathedral.

Tue 10/30/18
UNICEF: 7th Virtual Conference on MHM in Schools Center for Global Health Conference
UNICEF: 7th Virtual Conference on MHM in Schools
Tue 10/30 7:00AM - 12:15PM


The Virtual Conference on Menstrual Hygiene Management in Schools enables the global sharing of new ideas and 'lessons learned', and connects people working on MHM in schools in a wide range of countries.  This gives online participants an opportunity to network, discuss key issues of relevance for advancing the agenda of MHM in schools, and identify potential future collaborations beyond their usual organizational or geographical boundaries.In 2017, the one-day virtual conference brought together an estimated 1,000 participants from over 60 countries around the world.  
Mon 10/29/18
Global Health Equity Lecture Series: Mission Rotations in Residency: An Anesthesia Perspective Center for Global Health Lecture
Global Health Equity Lecture Series: Mission Rotations in Residency: An Anesthesia Perspective
Mon 10/29 12:00PM - 1:00PM


Sara Straesser, MD, Pediatric Anesthesia Fellow at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh will give this talk in the Berkman Boardroom, N727 on the 7th Floor Main of Montefiore Hospital. A light lunch will be served.  For the past 10 years, the UPMC Anesthesiology residency has offered an ACGME approved mission rotation to senior residents. This talk will focus on sharing our experiences with these rotations.
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