October 2, 2014 — Today’s university students have inherited a world rife with inequity. While sickness is universal, access to health care is not. How are students and universities to respond to this reality? For the past decade, Peter Luckow and his colleagues at GlobeMed have been critically exploring the ways in which students can transcend ineffectual volunteerism to serve as impactful partners and advocates for global health equity. In this lecture, co-sponsored by the USC Institute for Global Health and GlobeMed, Peter discussed GlobeMed and the future of student engagement in global health.
GlobeMed & Last Mile Health
Peter Luckow, MPH, is the co-founder and strategic advisor at Last Mile Health in Liberia and an M.D. candidate at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. He also co-founded and serves on the board of directors of GlobeMed, a national network of university students advancing the movement for global health equity, which now has 55 chapters across the country. He has worked with Partners In Health and the Division of Global Health Equity at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Luckow graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor’s in anthropology and received his Master of Public Health degree at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is an Echoing Green Fellow, a Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur and an Ashoka / American Express Emerging Innovator.