The latest global health news and events—and more!—at the University of Southern California.

APRU Global Health Program Student Poster Contest Global health student poster contest May 18, 2018 - The 2018 Association of Pacific Rim Universities Global Health Program invites full-time undergraduate and graduate students to submit their global health posters for the 2018 APRU Global Health Program annual conference, hosted by University of Malaya in October.
Jonathan Robinson has gone from making rescues in Orange County to leading lifeguard training trips in Turkey and Thailand. (Photo/Courtesy of Jonathan Robinson) Lifeguard travels the world while earning USC Master of Public Health online May 8, 2018 - The moment San Clemente surfer Jonathan Robinson plunged into the Pacific to pass a lifeguarding test at age 17, his passion became his profession.
New online certificate course explores drones’ role in global health April 26, 2018 - A new online certificate course offered through the USC Institute for Global Health June 4-24 will explore the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs/drones) in public health, emergency response and related fields.
Sofia Gruskin, J.D., MIA Sofia Gruskin named director of USC Institute for Global Health March 20, 2018 - Sofia Gruskin, JD, MIA, has been appointed director of the USC Institute for Global Health, Keck School of Medicine Interim Dean Laura Mosqueda, MD, announced in a memo to faculty and staff on March 19.
Operation Smile Research Fellowship DEADLINE EXTENDED: Apply now for the Operation Smile Research Fellowship March 19, 2018 - UPDATE: The new deadline to apply is April 25, 2018 Enrolled part- or full-time USC students (Master of Public Health candidates preferred) are encouraged to apply for the Operation Smile Research Fellowship by April 25, 2018.  
Assessing changes in HIV-related legal and policy environments: Lessons learned from a multi-country evaluation February 23, 2018 - by Laura Ferguson, Alexandra Nicholson, Ian Henry, Amitrajit Saha, Tilly Sellers and Sofia Gruskin published in PLOS One.
New course takes students to Costa Rica to learn about planetary health, equity February 16, 2018 - Instructors are leading a new course in Costa Rica this summer—May 19 to June 1. Students will visit different locations and organizations to learn about planetary health and health equity. All USC graduate students are eligible. The deadline to register is March 15, 2018.
When Perpetrators Are Also Victims February 15, 2018 - Mellissa Withers, associate professor of clinical preventive medicine, continues her exploration of human trafficking in Psychology Today’s series, “Modern Day Slavery.”'
Domestic Violence Victims Kept Silent by Trump’s Policies December 19, 2017 - Mellissa Withers, associate professor of clinical preventive medicine, continues her exploration of human trafficking in Psychology Today’s series, “Modern Day Slavery.”
Strengthening justice systems for sexual and reproductive health in Vietnam December 18, 2017 - At the biennial Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights in Vietnam Nov. 27-30, Sofia Gruskin presented to more than 1,000 attendees at a plenary session on strengthening justice systems for sexual and reproductive health and rights.
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