Sunday, April 22nd, 2018, UC San Diego hosted what was the largest UC Global Health Day to date, with over 500 participants from all UC’s!
The day-long conference featured keynote speaker Vikram Patel, the Pershing Square Professor of Global Health at Harvard University, a plenary panel on the “UCGHI Advocacy Initiative: Catalyzing Student Advocacy into Action”, and an afternoon panel on “Immigrant and Refugee Health: From Research to Policy and Practice”.
Eighteen breakout sessions highlighted important global health topics such as gender equity and climate change. A Career and Field Experience Expo was held to introduce opportunities for students to pursue careers, post-grad education, and field experience in global health. In addition, a Research poster session comprised of 120 participants, including UC San Diego Global Health Program seniors, was held to showcase research being done in the field. Finally, the day ended with a stunning dance performance by the student group, Movement Exchange.