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Ultrasound for Primary Care

Tuesday 11/28 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Registration for this event is now full and closed. Updated as of November 2, 2017. 

Ultrasound for Primary Care is a hybrid course that combines online preparation with a one-day, in-classroom event that provides didactic and hands-on skills in a non-obstetric ultrasound imaging. 

Last Updated On Thursday, November 02, 2017 by Mauer, Rachel Michelle
Created On Friday, August 18, 2017


Tue 2/20/18
Performance: Karuppi (The Dark Woman) Center for Global Health Event
Performance: Karuppi (The Dark Woman)
Tue 2/20 6:00PM - 9:00PM

February 20, 2018 - 6:00pm

Speaker/Participants: Ponni Arasu

Location: Charity Randall Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial

Karuppi (The Dark Woman) is a one-woman performance in English/Tamil/Creole performed by Ponni Arasu.

The play, originally created in Tamil, is a collection of writing by and about Tamil speaking women who traveled across oceans from Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka for work or were displaced by war. The script consists of poetry, traditional folk songs, excerpts from short stories and government documents. The stories date back to the early 19th Century to the present day. While translating the play in English, the Marapachchi team found that the play works on many registers. While the play is about Tamil-speaking women, the incidents and stories may resonate with other contexts and histories.

Karuppi is a production of Marapachchi Theatre, a feminist theatre collective based in Madras, India. The play is mostly in English with some Tamil sections. Written translation of Tamil will be provided.

Ponni Arasu is a queer feminist researcher, historian, and activist from Tamilnadu, India. She is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Toronto and holds a Masters in History from Jawaharlal Nehru University, as well as a Bachelor degree in Law. Ponni has worked on issues related to sexuality, labour, law and caste in South Asia as an activist, researcher and legal practitioner. She has worked in multiple capacities as an activist and theatre practitioner in northern and eastern Sri Lanka for the past twelve years.  Her last major project was to initiate the creation of an archive of oral history on women in social movements in different parts of India in the 1970s. This project was commissioned by the Indian Association of Women Studies and Zubaan Books. Her PhD research addresses the history of Tamil Nadu in Southern India (1950-70) studying the formation of publics from a gender perspective.

Thu 2/15/18
Ebola Does Not Fall from the Sky: Structural Violence & International Responsibility Center for Global Health Event
Ebola Does Not Fall from the Sky: Structural Violence & International Responsibility
Thu 2/15 2:00PM - 3:30PM

Matiangai Sirleaf, JD is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh Law School. Sirleaf will be presenting her critical research on Africa, Ebola Does Not Fall from the Sky: Global Structural Violence and International Responses, in  4130 Posvar on Thursday, February 15 at 2 pm.

Ebola Does Not Fall from the Sky: Global Structural Violence and International Responses- presents challenges the conventional understanding that international crises are limited to instances of direct physical violence. Instead, it argues that the disproportionate distribution of infectious diseases like Ebola are a form of structural violence that warrants international intervention. In the field of global public health, structural violence is a concept used to describe health inequities and to draw attention to the differential risks for infection in the Global South, and among those already infected, for adverse consequences including death, injury and illness. 

This Article clarifies how the concept of structural violence can be operationalized in law. In particular, it illustrates the ways in which the international actors can facilitate conditions for structural violence by analyzing the international public health and peace and security regimes. This Article has several important contributions. First, the way crises are conceptualized needs to be expanded beyond merely addressing direct physical violence internationally, but to also include remedying structural violence. Additionally, this study indicates that the complicated relationship between infectious diseases and conflict warrants more robust attention and resources. Finally, shared international responsibility norms should be developed to assist in expanding the tools available for the protection of human rights and the alleviation of large-scale human suffering caused by infectious diseases like Ebola.

Fri 2/9/18
Healthy Global Engagement and Social Entrepreneurship in Asia Center for Global Health Lecture
Healthy Global Engagement and Social Entrepreneurship in Asia
Fri 2/9 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Interested in a career with a non-profit—or in developing a new NGO that will change lives? You’re sure to gain insight and inspiration from Samir Lakhani, a 24 year old graduate of the University of Pittsburgh who created Eco-Soap Bank, a Squirrel Hill-based organization that sterilizes and repackages discarded soap. 

Samir Lakhani witnessed the spread of disease firsthand while volunteering in Cambodia. His non-profit, Eco-Soap Bank, has supplied more than 650,000 individuals with soap and hygiene education since 2014. 

Join Samir in room 630 of the William Pitt Union on Friday, February 9 from 3 - 4 pm. 

Fri 2/9/18
Student Travel Scholarships Deadline Center for Global Health Application Deadline
Student Travel Scholarships Deadline
Fri 2/9


The Global Health Travel Scholarship program partially supports international travel expenses for master’s or doctoral students enrolled in one of Pitt’s  six health science schools for conducting projects in a middle- or low-income country or resource-poor setting. Projects must address a health issue of importance to the host organization and the local populace. Application details and guidelines are found on the CGH site.
Applications are due Friday, February 9, 2018 to by 11:50 PM


Tue 2/6/18
Planning Postindustrialism in Pittsburgh and Beyond Center for Global Health Lecture
Planning Postindustrialism in Pittsburgh and Beyond
Tue 2/6 4:30PM - 6:00PM

Join Dr. Tracy Neumann in 3911 Posvar Hall on Tuesday, February 6 at 4:30 pm. Dr. Neumann specializes in transnational and global approaches to twentieth-century North American history, with an emphasis on cities and the built environment. She teaches courses on twentieth-century U.S. history, urban history, research methods, and public history. Before pursuing a PhD, she worked for several years as a consultant for a cultural resource management firm, and her professional experience as a public history practitioner led her to help develop Wayne State's MA Program in Public History, for which she serves as the coordinator. She also co-edits the Global Urban History blog and sits on the editorial boards of Urban History and Temple University Press's Pennsylvania History book series.

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