New course offers global health education abroad

A new Problems Without Passports summer course in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences offers undergraduates the chance to learn about global health governance globally, nationally and locally. Students enrolled in the summer 2017 course, IR370: Global Governance and Health: From Global to Local, will travel to Switzerland and Uganda, led by Heather Wipfli, … Continue reading New course offers global health education abroad

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? This USC Institute for Global Health featured 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. Claire, MPH ’17, Anderson … Continue reading 10/03/17 – Global Health Student Travel Symposium

USC students lead public health camp in Uganda

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 USC students lead public health camp in Uganda

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

USC wins big at international global health case competition

An interdisciplinary team of students representing four USC schools won the International Emory University Global Health Case Competition Mar. 25, joining the elite few to have clinched first place in the event’s seven years. With a $6,000 check in tow, the students returned to Los Angeles after a surreal whirlwind week in Atlanta synthesizing ideas … Continue reading USC wins big at international global health case competition

Training the Next Generation of Global Health Experts: Experiences and Recommendations From Pacific Rim Universities

Globalization And Health: Partnerships for Global Health

by Mellissa Withers, David Press, Heather Wipfli, Judith McCool, Chang-Chuan Chan, Masamine Jimba, Christopher Tremewan and Jonathan Samet, for Globalization and Health.

05/05/16 – The Global War on Tobacco: Mapping the World’s First Public Health Treaty

USC Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science Seminar Series Presents "The Global War on Tobacco: Mapping the World's First Public Health Treaty," by USC Institute for Global Health Associate Director Heather Wipfli. The tobacco industry has capitalized on numerous elements of globalization to expand into countries where effective tobacco control programs are not in place. As a consequence, tobacco is currently … Continue reading 05/05/16 – The Global War on Tobacco: Mapping the World’s First Public Health Treaty

01/21/16 – The Rise of Corporate Sovereignty? The story of global health governance, tobacco & trade

USC Institute for Global Health Associate Director Dr. Heather Wipfli will present at Duke Global Health Institute regarding the rise of corporate sovereignty in terms of global health governance, tobacco and trade. This event will be livecast. Dr. Wipfli's research focuses on global health politics and the development of innovative forms of global health governance. She has successfully … Continue reading 01/21/16 – The Rise of Corporate Sovereignty? The story of global health governance, tobacco & trade