10/03/17 – Global Health Student Travel Symposium

Interested in conducting research abroad? Want to learn more about getting hands-on global health experiences in the field? Join the USC Institute for Global Health for this symposium featuring student fellows who have pursued practicum experiences and carried out fellowship projects around the world. Featured Presentations: Menstrual Hygiene in Rural Ugandan Secondary Schools: Simone St. … Continue reading 10/03/17 – Global Health Student Travel Symposium

09/27/17 – Opioid Policy Talk

Join the USC Master of Public Health Student Association (MaPHSA) for its first policy talk segment of the year! Experts will discuss the opioid crisis in America, policy implications and what public health students can do to help.   Guest speakers include: Ricky Bluthenthal, Ph.D - Professor, USC Keck School of Medicine Institute for Prevention Research … Continue reading 09/27/17 – Opioid Policy Talk

10/10/17- Fake News and Censorship: Twin Challenges for Law and Global Health in the Digital Age

Join the USC Law and Global Health Collaboration on October 10th for an evidence-based discussion lead by David Kaye, who will present on media censorship, fake news, and the implications for law and health.

09/21/17 – The Death of Evidence: Implications for Global Health

The Death of Evidence: Implications for Global Health

Science advances knowledge, chiseling at areas of ignorance and reducing uncertainties, which may slow evidence-based decision-making.  With regard to environmental pollution, for example, great progress has been made as research has documented the damage done to human and ecosystem system health by man’s activities, motivating action and guiding interventions.  However, over recent decades, the paradigm … Continue reading 09/21/17 – The Death of Evidence: Implications for Global Health

It’s all fun and games at Uganda public health camp

USC students, faculty, staff and alumni collaborated with community organizations and university students to provide public health education and services to more than 1,000 youth in the Uganda’s rural Oyam district Aug. 8-12. Photo credit: Heather Wipfli

An interdisciplinary team of USC public health and pharmacy students and alumni concluded their summer in the grassy fields of northern Uganda, where they led a public health and soccer camp for more than 1,000 youth. Non-profit organization Ray United FC hosts the yearly camp as part of its efforts promote healthy kids and communities … Continue reading It’s all fun and games at Uganda public health camp

09/12/17 – Implication of the Trump Administration’s Policies on Law and Global Health: Evidence and Preliminary Reflections

The Law and Global Health Collaboration kickstarts this year’s series exploring the implications of the Trump administration’s policies on select law and health topics. Please join us on Sept. 12, 2017 as Parveen Parmar leads an evidence-based discussion on the effects of policy changes implemented by the Trump administration.

USC tobacco researchers honored by city officials

Government officials honored USC faculty Aug. 18 at Los Angeles City Hall for their public health work in tobacco control, prevention and research that formed the scientific foundation for local policies. Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer and City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell commended Distinguished Professor Jonathan Samet, MD, MS, Flora L. Thornton Chair of the … Continue reading USC tobacco researchers honored by city officials

Global health courses go global, live

Distance education graduate courses led by USC faculty are attracting students from around the world to virtual classrooms where they learn about global health leadership and ethics. The courses, accessible to the vast Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) network, combine live lectures and discussions from international experts with weekly online classes and collaborative team … Continue reading Global health courses go global, live

08/30/17 – Immigrant Visions & Voices: A Photovoice Exploration of Health in Chile

Immigrant Visions & Voices: A Photovoice Exploration of Health in Chile

In the last three decades, Chile has witnessed a considerable influx of immigrants, the majority from other Latin American countries. These individuals may experience a particular vulnerability and unique set of social determinants that affect their health and well-being, thus creating a need for research in this area. Through collaboration with the Center for Health … Continue reading 08/30/17 – Immigrant Visions & Voices: A Photovoice Exploration of Health in Chile