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Global Health New Student Guide

Congratulations on pursuing a major in the field of Global Health at UC San Diego!

Watch the Welcome Message from Global Health Program, Dr. Thomas Csordas:

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Julia Herskovic shares her experience as a Nutrition Intern at Feeding America San Diego

Julia Herskovic, a third year student who is a Physiology and Neuroscience major and a Global Health minor, spent six months interning at one of our local food banks, Feeding America San Diego (FASD), which aims to provide healthy food to low income families in the community.

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Julia teaching at Knox Middle School

As an intern at FASD, Julia taught the community about nutrition in enjoyable ways, one of them being healthy cooking classes for churches and middle schools. When Julia was not out in the field, she was preparing materials for her outreach programs. Through these tasks Julia was able to develop various professional skills and realize how great the impact of volunteerism is in the health community.

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Spring Quarterly Conversation in Global Health Recap

Spring Quarterly Conversation in Global Health

Refugee Health

Monday May 16th, 2016

We had yet another very successful Quarterly Conversation in Global Health on Monday, May 16th on the Topic of Refugee Health!

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Dr. Claire Edington, PhD and Assistant Professor of History, and Brittany Wright, Global Health Academic Advisor who was presented with an award of recognition from Students for Global Health.

Claire Edington, PhD Assistant Professor in the Department of History and event emcee, opened the event with a thank you to all of the co-sponsors: the Global Health Institute and Program, the community and student organizations who helped to put together the event, the Planning Committee from the UCSD Students for Global Health and Brittany Wright, the Students for Global Health advisor.

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UCSD Student Celia Breuer’s Firsthand Account of her Success at the Clinton Global Initiative University Meeting

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Celia Breuer shares her experience attending the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGHIU), a meeting where students, university representatives, topic experts, and celebrities come together to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges.Students create their own Commitments to Action that address issues on campus, in local communities, or around the world. Since 2008, students have made more than 6,250 commitments, and nearly $3 million in funding has been awarded to these commitment-makers through the Clinton Global Initiative University. Celia Breuer is one of the fine young students who received a fellowship from this prestigious event.

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Faculty Spotlight: An Interview with Professor Claire Edington (HILD 30)

by Celia Breuer, Global Health Major

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Rozhon Badiozamani takes on the 7th Annual UCGHI/CUGH Conference

Global Health Student, Rozhon Badiozamani, shares her experience attending the UC Global Health Institute/Consortium of Universities for Global Health (UCGHI/CUGH) Conference, an innovative, student-driven Satellite Session.

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Hello! My name is Rozhon Badiozamani and I am currently a fourth-year Global Health major. I attended this conference as the only Student Ambassador from UCSD, and was joined by 16 other undergraduate and graduate students from across the UC system. My job was to attend session, be present and an active attendee throughout, and share my experience with my community. Although I’m not an expert, by any means, on how to be successful in global health, I’d like to share with you just a few things I learned from participating in such an engaging and eye-opening conference.

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Spring Quarterly Conversations in Global Health – May 16th

The Global Health Program, Students for Global Health, UC San Diego Global Health Institute and the Global Forum are proud to bring you:

Spring Quarterly Conversations in Global Health

focusing on Refugee Health

Join us Monday, May 16th, 3:30pm at the Great Hall, UC San Diego to hear from an interdisciplinary panel of experts on the topic.

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Horizons of Global Health Research Symposium & Field Experience Expo 2016

 

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Global Health Program 2016 Graduating Seniors

On Tuesday, May 3rd, The UC San Diego Global Health Undergraduate Program  and UCSD Students for Global Health hosted their 3rd Annual Horizons of Global Health Research Symposium Conference and Global Health Field Experience Expo.

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Global Health Faculty Spotlight: Meet Dr. Pitpitan, Social Psychologist – plus tips for success in Global Health and GLBH181

Interviewed by your GH Student Reps: Alice Lu and Ashley Emuka

Eileen V. Pitpitan, Ph.D. is a social psychologist by training. Dr. Pitpitan’s research focuses on disadvantaged and stigmatized populations, including substance users. She earned her doctoral degree at the University of Connecticut and received postdoctoral research experience at the Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention and UCSD prior to her current position as Assistant Professor with the Division of Global Public Health at the UCSD School of Medicine.

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