Global health student poster contest

APRU Global Health Program Student Poster Contest

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. The deadline to submit is June 15. All eligible posters will be displayed at the conference and winners … Continue reading Global health student poster contest

Lifeguard travels the world while earning USC Master of Public Health online

Jonathan Robinson has gone from making rescues in Orange County to leading lifeguard training trips in Turkey and Thailand. (Photo/Courtesy of Jonathan Robinson)

The moment San Clemente surfer Jonathan Robinson plunged into the Pacific to pass a lifeguarding test at age 17, his passion became his profession. Seven years of protecting the Orange County coastline groomed Robinson to be where he is today. The USC Master of Public Health student dreams of an international career in emergency medicine, saving lives … Continue reading Lifeguard travels the world while earning USC Master of Public Health online

New online certificate course explores drones’ role in global health

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. Developed and taught by Shubha Kumar, PhD, assistant professor of preventive medicine and director of the USC Master of Public Health online program, in … Continue reading New online certificate course explores drones’ role in global health

Sofia Gruskin named director of USC Institute for Global Health

Sofia Gruskin, J.D., MIA

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. A professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School with a joint appointment at the USC Gould … Continue reading Sofia Gruskin named director of USC Institute for Global Health

11/10/18 – American Public Health Association Annual Meeting

The 2018 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Expo will take place Nov. 10-14, 2018, in San Diego and focuses on the theme "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now." Abstract submission deadlines are between Feb. 19 and 23 and should pertain to the meeting's theme and current and emerging public health issues. Learn more … Continue reading 11/10/18 – American Public Health Association Annual Meeting

USC researchers develop method to monitor human rights in public health services

Patient education session, Uganda.

New methodology strengthens public health monitoring using human rights When it comes to measuring the success of public health work—from immunizations to family planning services—experts rely on sets of standardized indicators. But these indicators often neglect the voices and human rights of people who use the services, according to USC researchers. The USC Program on … Continue reading USC researchers develop method to monitor human rights in public health services