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Call for Applications to become a GHP Rep for 2017-18

Call for Applications to become a GHP student reps for 2017-18

Application Deadline: April 15th, 2017

The Undergraduate Student Advisory Committee is charged to advise the Global Health Program on issues related to undergraduate education, including but not limited to courses, curriculum, instruction, student involvement opportunities, research opportunities and student programs. We meet 1-2 times per quarter and represent the Global Health programs at events such as Triton Day and Welcome Week! We also work on Global Health spotlights for the blog and are involved on program event planning.

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Winter 2017 Quarterly Conversations Recap – Food Insecurity: Local and Global Perspectives

The UC San Diego Global Health Program, Students for Global Health, Global Forum and the Global Health Institute co-hosted the Winter Quarterly Conversation in Global Health on the topic of Food Insecurity: Local and Global Perspectives on Wednesday, February 15th at the Great Hall, UC San Diego.   Attendance at the event was incredible, with students from all colleges and a variety of majors gathering together to address the common issue of hunger and malnutrition.

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UCEAP Thailand Spotlight: Joleen Chen Helps Refugees and People in Need Improve their Access to Migrant Learning Centers

Joleen Chen, a fourth year undergraduate Global Health major, recently spent time in Thailand working with the Burmese migrant community as part of her Field Experience under the organization, Help without Frontiers.

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Global Health related Global Seminars in India this Summer!

Global Health students – check out the following opportunities to study abroad with UC San Diego Faculty this summer and study Global Health related topics. The following three opportunities fulfill the Global Health Field Experience Requirement and various electives for majors and minors.

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Call for Abstracts – Horizons of Global Health Research Symposium (Due March 30th)

The UC San Diego Global Health Program invites submissions of abstracts for the undergraduate poster session at the Horizons of Global Health Research Symposium. The event will take place in May 9th, 2017.

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Samantha Benedicto Studies Traditional Medicine in China

Samantha Benedicto, a 4th year double major in Global Health and Psychology, spent over seven weeks completing her Field Experience in Kunming, China through SIT’s Community Health and Traditional Chinese Medicine Program.  The program provided engagement with China’s system of integrated healthcare where Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western medicine coexist.

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Alumni Spotlight: Emma Jackson

After graduating from UC San Diego as a Global Health Major in the Spring of 2016, Alumna Emma Jackson has been working under the supervision of Dr. Anita Raj as a research project assistant at the Center on Gender Equity and Health at UC San Diego’s Department of Global Public Health.

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Student Org Spotlight: MEDLIFE

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Have you ever wondered how you could make a difference? Do you ever feel the urge to explore other parts of the world? In between exams, jobs, and extracurricular activities, it’s easy for students to get caught up in the daily stress of life. Some of us, however, have found a way to satisfy both their love for volunteering and their growing wanderlust: join MEDLIFE (a pre-approved Global Health Field Experience opportunity).

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Global Health Students Study Indigenous Medicine and Gain Hands-On Experience at the Chile Global Health Field School

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Group photo, Chile Global Health Field School, Summer 2016

This past summer, 6 UC San Diego Global Health students immersed themselves in the Chilean culture and health care system by participating in the Chile Global Health Field School, a 7 week program, in collaboration with the UC San Diego Global Health Program and  Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (PUC) in Santiago.

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