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

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.

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

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

Los Angeles Global Health Conference – Recruiting Student Leaders

2016 Los Angeles Global Health Conference (LAGHC)

Be a part of the growing community of current and future global health practitioners in LA! Students are invited to apply for the 2018 Los Angeles Global Health Conference planning team. This is a great opportunity to develop leadership skills, gain exposure to global public health, and network with conference speakers and guests. Applicants must … Continue reading Los Angeles Global Health Conference – Recruiting Student Leaders

Untangling Myths About Human Trafficking

In advance of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons July 31, Mellissa Withers discusses the following myths about human trafficking in her latest Psychology Today blog post for the series "Modern Day Slavery" series: Myth #1: U.S. citizens never become victims of human trafficking Myth #2: The way trafficking usually happens is that victims are kidnapped, drugged, chained … Continue reading Untangling Myths About Human Trafficking

09/25/17 – 10th Annual West Coast Global Forum

10th Annual West Coast Global Forum

The Southern California Division and Southern California Regional Council of Organizations will host the 10th Annual West Coast Global Forum Sept. 25 to present the 2017 Global Citizen Awards. The award recognizes individuals and organizations committed to making a difference in the health, human rights and quality of life of all people locally and globally. … Continue reading 09/25/17 – 10th Annual West Coast Global Forum

New global health fellowship funds student projects abroad

2017 Anderson Fellows

The USC Institute for Global Health has awarded four students fellowships to support their research projects overseas. The inaugural Anderson Family Global Health Immersion Fellowship aims to fund meaningful, hands-on research experiences for USC undergraduate, masters and professional students—and enhance the recruitment of diverse students into research and practice careers in global health. The three master … Continue reading New global health fellowship funds student projects abroad

New Short Course: Human rights & NCDs

NCD Short Course

The Program on Global Health & Human Rights has launched a free, open-access short course on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and human rights.  Designed to boost literacy and support action, the course addresses the links between NCDs, human rights and public health. The course is intended to be a useful resource for advocacy groups, researchers, policymakers, practitioners, … Continue reading New Short Course: Human rights & NCDs