2012 Global Health Awareness Week

GHAW2012logoThe 2014 Global Health Awareness Week at USC organized a series events around the theme “To Nutrition and Beyond. The week featured engaging lectures, networking opportunities, movie screenings, lunch events and concluded with the 2012 World Health Day LA.


USC Events:


International Medical Corps Photo Exhibit

UPC Ronald Tutor Campus Center & HSC Soto Street Building — A weeklong exhibition exploring the world’s nutrition and water crises.

Nutrition Around the World

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. | HSC Harry and Celeste Pappas Quad — A lunchtime event highlighting different countries and the global burden of malnutrition.

Video & Photo Contest

Thanks to all who submitted photos and films to the Global Health Awareness Week contest! Congratulations to winners Andy Jones and Ioana Literat. See their work and the other submissions below!

1st Place Video: “The Lights Go On” by Andy Jones:
1st Place Photo: “The Scythe” by Ioana Literat:

"The Scythe" by Ioana Literat

Honorable Mentions:
"Advertise-Health" by Cooper Copeland
“Advertise-Health” by Cooper Copeland
"Killer App" by Cynthia Wang
“Killer App” by Cynthia Wang


Friday, March 30

World Day of Social Justice

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | USC Tommy Trojan — GlobeMed at USC hosted games, art and free shirts to celebrate World Day of Social Justice and educate students about the cycle of poverty and health.

Sunday, April 1

Networking Luncheon

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | UPC Gerontology Courtyard — Students networked with global health professionals and discussed opportunities in the field.

Monday, April 2


10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | UPC VKC Courtyard — Students participated in developing a nutrition-centric mural.

Tuesday, April 5

Film Screening

3:00 p.m. | USC Albert and Dana Broccoli Theatre, SCA 112 — Free screenings of Shame in the Time of Cholera and SNOW were followed by Q&As with directors and medical professionals.

Wednesday, April 4

What’s For Lunch?

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | USC Founder’s Park — Students enjoyed delicious lunches from around the world.

Q&A Lunch with International Medical Corps

12:00 p.m. | HSC Soto Street Building — Students sat down for lunch with members of the global humanitarian non-profit International Medical Corps.

Aging & Global Health

7:00 p.m. | USC Davidson Conference Center, Gold Room — A discussion on aging featured wellness expert Dr. James La Valle and gerontology professor Dr. Freddi Segal-Gida.

Saturday, April 7

2012 World Health Day LA

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Los Angeles Expo Center, Soboroff Sports Field —Free health screenings, activities, entertainment and an Olympics torch walk promoted healthy lifestyles for the LA community.