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Meet your new Global Health Student Representatives for 2017-2018!

The Undergraduate Student Advisory Committee aka “Global Health Reps” are 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.

This school year, the Global Health Program is excited to welcome 2 new representatives to our Student Advisory Committee that will bring in new ideas, hard work and energy as they provide themselves as resources and connections to support our global health student population at UC San Diego! Feel free to reach out to them with questions about the program.

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Check out the new 2017-18 Global Health Advising Guide!

2017-18 Global Health Advising Guide!

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2017 UC San Diego Horizons of Global Health – Event Recap

The UC San Diego Annual Horizons of Global Health Research Symposium and Field Experience Expo was held on Tuesday, May 9th at the Great Hall.  Global Health students, including our upcoming graduating class of 2017, had the unique opportunity to present their research about the diversity of global health work around the world. These presentations included research from the areas of Immigrant/Refugee Health, Mental Health/Substance Abuse, Women’s and Children’s Health, Health Communication/Education, Community Empowerment and Community Health. Faculty and students from across campus attended the event.  

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Spring 2017 Quarterly Conversation Recap – Climate Change and Health: Global & Local Perspectives

On April 19th, 2017 the UC San Diego Global Health Program, Students for Global Health and the Global Forum  hosted yet another successful Quarterly Conversations in Global Health event on the topic of Climate Change and Health–Global & Local Perspectives.  

Quarterly Conversations provides a forum for the Global Health community to come together to discuss relevant issues in the field from an interdisciplinary perspective and increase community interaction at UC San Diego.  

We would like to give a special thank you to the event co-sponsors, Global Health Institute, Office of Sustainability, Division of Social Sciences and Associated Students for providing support and sponsoring this fantastic event. Continue reading “Spring 2017 Quarterly Conversation Recap – Climate Change and Health: Global & Local Perspectives”

GHP Rep Post: How to Succeed in MGT 173

Taking MGT 173: Project Management – Health Services this quarter? Here are some very useful tips that could help you in taking on and excelling within the course, thoughtfully provided by one of our Global Health Program Rep: Ashley Emuka!

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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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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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